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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 1S Obituaries )) Robert L. Davis, government retiree Robert L. Davis, 75, of Re- hoboth Beach, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. He had returned two days prior from Washington, D.C., where he spent the week of Thanksgiving with Joey Horobetz and Wade Coplen. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 15, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Jack and Gertrude (Schriebies) Davis. After serving in the military, Mr. Davis worked for the federal government in Washing- ton, D.C., until his retirement in 1994. Soon after retir- ing, Mr. Davis Robert Davis divided his time between Washington and Rehoboth Beach. Then, he moved perma- nently to Rehoboth Beach. Mr. Davis enjoyed his retire- ment in Rehoboth, where he made many friends. He enjoyed traveling, especially to New York to see theater, dine and visit long- time friends. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, Mr. Davis was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Ihrig and Kathleen Drapes, both of Wisconsin. All services were private. Ar- rangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Cre- matorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. Donald L. Bailey, courthouse retiree Donald L. Bailey, 69, of Re- hoboth Beach, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at home. He was born in Milton, one of 12 children born to Howard and Melba (Coppes) Bailey. Don- ald was retired from the Sussex County Courthouse after 20 years' service in the maintenance and library departments. He loved and adored his grand- kids and was a man with many friends. In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by his 11 siblings: Jimmy Bai- ley, John "Juke" Bailey, Howard "Toby" Bailey, George Bailey, Cecil "Pete" Bailey, Clarence "Jig- ger" Bailey, Richard Bailey, Jane Adams, Betty Ann Johnson, Vera F0raker and Nancy White, He is survived by two daugh- ters, Michelle "Missy" Davis and husband Robin, and Olivia Der- rickson and husband Bryan; his ex-wife with whom he remained dear friends, Joyce Bailey; his best friend and wonderful care- giver, William "Bill" Jones, with whom he lived; five grandchil- dren, Tara and Shawn Davis, Hannah, Abbey and Natalie Der- rickson; a great-grandson whom he was blessed with, Brody Vick- ers; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, with visi- tation after noon. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton. Flowers are accepted, or con- certain weekend in the spring, she preferred to stay at the hotel and watch the Masters. Sum- mer vacations were at Lewes Beach, where she got very tan and swatted green heads. She was a charter member of the LBBAAA. Char also enloyecl summer Friday afternoons at the Drummond Hill Pool, where she helped raise her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Char was predeceased by her husband, Ray; and by her brother, J. Douglas Huber. Char is sur- vived by her two sons, James M. Becker of Lewes, and Richard D. Becker (Gina) of Pike Creek. Char adored her daughter-in- law, Gina, welcoming her as the daughter which Char never had. Char is also survived by four grandchildren, Rachael Roxanne, Angela Catherine, Stephanie Marlena and Alan Layton; by her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Rayner; by her sister-in-law, Lois Huber; five nieces and nephews, and their HOME & OFFICE PARTIES Hors D'oeuvres Parly Plotters Pick-Up 6r Well[ [ e[;ver IIor a small lee] SHRIMP OR CRAB MOUSSE COCONUT SHRIMP FRUIT & CHEESE DISPLAY., ROASTED VEGETABLE PLATTERS AND MANY MORE SELECTIONS Call Joann for a complete list- 302-745-4168 (cell) Over 40 years catering experience Your local horse farm Pinewood Stables is now offering Christmas Gift packages! Buy 5 group lessons for $200.00 tributions can be made to the children. American Heart Association, The family would like to thank and receive the 6th lesson FREE! PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693, the staff at the Brackenville Cen- or American Cancer Society, PO ter (formerly Franciscan Care Pinewood Stables specializes in lessons Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803. at Brackenville) for their care of and horse shows for Hunters &Jumpers Char in her later years. R 11 Charlotte Huber Becker, A memorial service will be For more details, call Ms. Jan at held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m., enjoyed traveling at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 [1t 302.236.5666 Charlotte Huber Becker, 89, of Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, where Hockessin, passed away peace- friends are invited to call after 1 fully Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Born p.m. Interment will be private. in Upper Darby, Pa., Aug. 4, 1925, Char was the daughter of Donald Moyer Huber and Mary Youngs Huber. In her teens, Char's family moved to Wilmington, where she graduated from P.S. duPont High School. She attended Elmira Col- lege in New York and worked at the duPont Company Experi- mental Station in the 1940s. Char and Raymond Layton Becker were married Dec. 20, 1947. She retired to raise her family. Char was a member of the Altar Guild for the Cathedral Church of St. John, where she dutifully counted the offerings every Monday morning. She was the treasurer for the Ki-Wives of Wilmington and secretary for the Guys and Dolls bowling league. She also enjoyed playing bridge, golf, puzzles of all sorts and mystery novels. If "Murder She Wrote" was on television, Char was watching. With Ray and friends, she enjoyed travelling across this country and to England. How- ever, if the travel was over that Briefly )) Enjoy covered dishes at Henlopen 6range Dec. 16 Henlopen Grange No. 20 will hold its annual Christmas Cov- ered Dish Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 16, at 1528 Savan- nah Road Ext., Quakertown, Lewes. Meat, rolls, and bever- ages supplied by the Grange. Bring a covered dish with either salad, vegetable or dessert in it. Nonperishable food or cash donations will be accepted for Pastor Dale Dunning's Jusst So- oup Ministry. Dunning will be present and explain what has happened to her ministry since she was here last year. Everyone is welcome. For more informa- tion call 302-645-8098.