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Obituaries Philip Frank Iacona, railroad conductor Philip Frank Iacona, 66, of rural Millsboro and formerly of Chich- ester, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 or pneumonia at Kent Gen- eral Hospital, Dover. Mr. Iacona was a retired rail- road conductor for the Pennsylva- nia Railroad and Conrail. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serv- ing in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of American Legion Post, Riverdale and Oak Orchard. He is survived by his wife, Do- lores; two sons, Philip and Nicholas; his grandchildren, Dana, Philip and Vienna; and a sister, Josephine Rufledge. Services and burial were pri- vate. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services, Long Neck. Harold F. Gardner, Rehoboth resident Harold F. Gardner, 80, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W. Va. Mr. Gardner was born in Staunton, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen V. Gardner, who died in June 2002; and his sons, Harold E Jr. and Donald Gardner. He is survived by his son, Den- nis and his wife Pansy of Granview, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Cave of Harrisonburg, Va. and Frances Gardner of St. Augustine, Fla.; a brother, Richard Gardner of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, Christo- pher and Darlene Gardner of Texas; Dawn Jacob of Silver Spring, Md., and Philip Gardner of the U.S. Marine Corps; and two great-grandchildren. Services and burial were pri- vate. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes and Crematorium, Lewes. Charlotte E. Jennings, caregiver Charlotte E. Jennings, 75, of Milton, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at home. Mrs, Jeanings was a homemak- er and assisted in caring for the elderly. Her hobbies included cro- cheting, lighthouse painting, bin- go and dollmaldng. She attended Trinity Faith Christian Center, Lewes. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hubert Smith, Richard Wootten Sr., Harold Dut- ton Sr. and Robert Jennings; a gr'4ndson, Laccy Kirkpatrick; and a great-granddaughter, Dre'Lynn Harmon. She is survived by three sons, Richard Wootten Jr. of Seaford, Harold Dutton Jr. of Lewes and William Dutton of Milton; three daughters, Connie Lusk of Flori- da, Kathy Jcnnings of Milton and Judy Smith of Georgetown; 14 grandchildren, Terresa Hall, Jori Wootten, Aimce Dutton, Michael Jennings, Richard Jennings Jr., Kyle Jennings, Tressa Dutton, Colleen Dutton, Patrick Fitzger- ald, Dominic Fitzgerald, Will Fitzgerald, Lolita Harmon, Tam- my Harmon and Frank Smith Jr.; six great-grandchildren, Tabitha Hall, Amanda Hall, Terry Hall, Codey Harmon, Michael Elliott Jr. and Chelsea Jennings; and her cat, Frisky. Services were held at Trinity Faith Christian Center, Lewes, with burial at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton. Robert A. Fischer, Milford Fertilizer owner Robert A. Fischer, 81, of Mil- ford, Lewes, and Stuart, Fla. died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 in Lewes. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of the late Ernest O. and Beatrice H. (McCormick) Fischer. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February, 1941 and served with the 16th Coast Artillery at Ft. Miles, Lewes, where he captained Take an Extra 15% Off everything in the store.., even it's already on Sale! (th= 2/at/o2) FREE Holiday Gift Wrapping Baby Gift Registry Gift Certificates "The Baby-Friendly Store" Peddler's Village - next to Donut Connection Mon.- Sat. 10-5 Other hours by appt. 947-4852 www.nanas-boutiq lgllqem an Army yawl tending mine fields protect- ing the Delaware Bay. He was dis- charged in De- cember, 1945. During this time he met Martha Ellen FISCHER CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Dec. 6 - Dec. 12, 2002 - 41 agricultural research facility in Newark. He founded Fischer En- terprises, Inc. in 1969 and was a principle in that company until 1995. He was the founder and a part- ner in Fischer Development Car- poration, Fischer Investments, Inc., and a partner in Cape Shores Associates from 1988 until 2002. He was a past Chairman and of Milford M em0rial Hospital where he served from 1950 until 1992. During histenure he spear- headed two major building cam- paigns and was honored to have a wing named for him in 1985. He was a member of the founding committee and first president of the Shawnee Country Club of Milford. He was the chairman for many major projects for the Haines from Laurel, whom he married Feb. 5, 1944. After being discharged from the Army, Mr. Fischer worked for the Valliant Fertilizer Company in Laurel as a shovel hand. He moved to Milford in 1947 to work for the Milford Fertifizer Compa- ny and was president of that com- pany from 1950 to 1980. He ac- quired both the Milford Fertilizer Company and the Valliant Fertil- izer Company in 1975 and acted as C.E.O. and chairman of the Board of Directors from 1978 un- til he retired in 1988. . He was a past president of the Delmarva Peninsula Fertilizer As- sociation, served on the Board of Directors of The Fertilizer Insti- tute in Washington, D.C., and was recognized as a key innovator in the industry. He traveled the world as a fertilizer expert and represented the State of Delaware as a trade representative to China in 1978. He was honored by the Univer- sity of Delaware in 1990 with the establishment and naming of The Fischer Greenhouse Laboratory member of the Board Of Directors Continued on page 42 k. mCHARD e00ROS, BSQ." ONLY REPRESENTS INJURED CLIENTS. If you suffered a personal injury, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? WHO PAYS? I NO LEGAL FEE WITHOUT RECOVERY. 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