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[. i Illk: I II iii i! tN ; I!l :~J 14 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Obituaries )) Francis Gallo, electronics technician Francis Gallo, 91, of Milton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes. He was born in Pottsville, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1923, son of the late John and Marie (Sand- ers) Gallo. Mr. Gallo had proudly served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Navy during World War II, where he sailed the world, espe- cially Korea and China. After his honorable discharge, Mr. Gallo embarked on a longtime Francis(3allo career as an electronics technician with RCA in New Jersey. He and his wife relocated to Delaware in 1992 after Mr. Gallo's retirement. Mr. Gallo was a life member of American Legion Post 28, Mills- boro, and former member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 in Lewes. He volunteered for 20 years with the Lightship Overfalls Mar- itime Museum in Lewes. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gallo was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Vin: cent Gallo. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra (Laird)) Gallo of Milton; one son, Law- rence GaUo of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; one daughter, KarenM. DeFeo and her husband Rich- ard of Mays Landing, N.J.; three grandchildren, Frank, Anthony and Jackee DeFeo, all of Mays Landing; and one great-grand- daughter, Mia Buck. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday; Dec. 15, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Interment with military honors followed services at Henlopen Memorial Park Cemetery, 28787 Lockerman Road, Milton. Arrangements are being pro- vided by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation, PO Box 413, Lewes, DE 19958. Mary A. Doerfler, proud grandmother Mary A. Doerfler, 83, of Mil- ton, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born in Baltimore, April 27, 1931, daughter of the late Edgar and Ruth (Regal) Al- len. She graduated from Catholic High School in Baltimore. Mary worked as the regional superintendent secretary for the Baltimore City Schools, retiring after 30 years of service. She also worked for 10 years with the Sus- sex County Family Court. Mary was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Past Worthy Ma- tron, a member of American Legion Post 28 Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the AARP Lewes Chapter. Mary will be forever remembered as a loving wife, mother and a proud grand- mother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Allen. She is survived by her loving husband John H. Doerfler; two children, Ruth Ellen Evans and her hus- band William of Fallston, Md., and John H. Doerfler Jr. and his wife Monica of Wellsville, Pa.; three grandchildren, Sarah Kuhn, Rocky Espisito and John H. Do- erfler III; and a great-grandson, John H. Doerfler IV. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Long Neck Cha- pel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Mills- boro, where friends and family may call after 11:30 a.m. Inter- ment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Mary's name to the Alzheim- er's Association, PO Box 625, Georgetown, DE 19947. Grace E, Moore, expressed her passion great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by three sis- ters and a brother. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, at 1 p.m. Friends may call one hour prior, start- ing at noon. Pastor Allen Miller will officiate. Interment will be at Bishopville Cemetery, Bish- opville. Flowers are welcomed or Grace E. Moore, 90, of Mills- memorial contributions are sug- boro passed away Friday, Dec. gested to Delaware Hospice; 100 12, 2014, in the care of the staff at Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Harrison Senior Living Center in Georgetown. William Holston, She was born on June 19, 1924, in Bishopville, Md., to the late equipment operator Robert S. and Frances Collins William Holston, 85, of George- Wilkerson. She was a home- town, passed away in the loving maker, and loved knitting, coin care of his family Saturday, Dec. collecting, lighthouses and cook- 13, 2014. ing. He was born in Georgetown She had a strong personality, Feb. 26, 1929, to the late Larry and never was afraid to express Elmer and Edith Mae Holston. her passion. She loved her family, He married his sweetheart, Anna loved traveling and was family- Mae, and together they raised oriented, four children. Her first husband, Paul Tabor, He was an equipment opera- passed away in 1976; and she was tor for several road construction also preceded by her second hus- companies, including Swift and band, Franklin Moore; and one George & Lynch. He was known son, Blaine Atkins. to be a stubborn yet endearing She is survived by two sons: man who was very funny in his Bobby Lee Atkins and his wife antics. Dorothy; and John Swithenbank He was cold natured, and his and his wife Deborah. kids loved to tease him about go- She is also survived by six ing to take him clamming in the grandchildren, 12 great- wintertime. grandchildren; and four He was a NASCAR fan, and Boston Red Sox fan. He liked cutting grass, yard work and par- ticularly liked outings with his friends to the casinos. He also enjoyed long drives in the country with his beloved wife Anna, until her passing in 2002. He is survived by his four chil- dren: Wayne Holston and his wife Zela, Michael Holston and his wife Missy, Alvin Holston and his wife Dana; and his daughter, Karen Franklin. He is also sur- vived by three siblings: Margaret Willey, Charles Holston and Vir- ginia Malloy; along with eight grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. He was very fond of his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded by a brother: Reese Holston. A time of visitation was held, with a viewing, at Watson Fu- neral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, Monday, Dec. 15. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriot Ways, Milford, DE 19963. ): Sign Online guestbooks at.' Come .To Touch of ltalfl Every Day is a Special Day Book Your Holiday Party. We Have Holiday Trays! 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