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Angie Moon photo Obituaries Continued from page 29 three nieces and four nephews. Services were held at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown, with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Contributions are suggested to Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, or to the George- town Little League. Francis Earl Thompson, 60-year union member Francis Earl Thompson, 82, of Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, of heart failure at Kent General Hospital. Mr. Thompson was a member of Local Union 26 (now 74), Plumbers & Pipefitters for more than 60 years. He served with the union as a business agent for sev- eral years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a mem- ber of VFW Post 7447 of Re- hoboth Beacli. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E., in 1995. He is survived by two daugh- ters, Carol T. Kirkpatrick of Mil- ton and Frances McKenna of Wilmington; a sister, Helen Mc- Callister of Largo, Fla.; a grand- daughter, Tamara Cook of New Castle; and a great-grandson, David Cook, of New Castle. Services were held in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, with burial in Gracelawn Memori- al Park, New Castle. Contribu- tions are suggested to a charity of choice. Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Michael A. Karbonick, - technician at W.L. Gore Michael A. Karbonick, 34 of Stanton, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, of complications from AIDS at home. Mr. Karbonick was a technician for W.L. Gore & Associates, retir- ing as a result of a disability in 1992. He is survived by his parents, William P. Sr. and Virginia F. Karbonick, with whom he lived; two brothers, William P. Jr. of Lewes, and Steven M. of Newark; a sister, Lori A. Melody of Wilm- ington; and his maternal grand- mother, Irene E. McFarland at home. A Mass was celebrated at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Woodcrest, with burial in All Saints Cemetery, Milltown. Con- tributions are suggested to the Delaware Hospice, Wilmington, DE 19810, or AIDS Delaware, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 315, Wilm- ington, DE 19801. M. Bennett Mills, retired truck driver M. Bennett Mills, 78, of Mil- ford died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, of heart failure in Milford Hospi- tal. Mr. Mills was employed as a truck driver for MasteR, Tie and Red Star Express for many years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of teamsters union 776, Harris- burg, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Claire Webb Mills; four sis- ters, Winona "Sally" Walsh of Wilmington, Marian Geise of Mil- ford, Kay Willey of Milton and Joyce Macklin of Lincoln; and a brother, Howard Mills of Clayton. Service will be at 2 p.m., Satur- day, Dec. 20, at the Chapel of Berry Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford. Thomas J. Malatesta, pianist for 60 years Thomas J. Malatesta, 84, of Newport and Rising Sun, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at home. Mr. Malatesta was a purchasing expediter in the engineering de- partment at the DuPont Co.'s Lou- viers site for 30 years. He was a member of Musicians Local 311, Mud was a piauist, plaiug ,ith dance bands, for the Wilson Line and the University & White Club for 60 years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 19 - December 25, 1997 - 33 Serving up cheer Members of the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club held their traditional Christmas party for clients from Stockley Center in Georgetown on Dec. 8 at Rehoboth Fire Hall. At left, Lions Guyla Brinck- meyer and Jim Mays cut some pizza donated by Nico- la's as they prepare to serve the children. Each child also received a gift compliments of the Lions Club. HELPING HANDS Helping Hands is a new Respite Care Program from the Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and DHSS Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Helping Hands offers an occasional respite opportunity for caregivers of persons between the ages of 18 and i 59 living with physical disabilities. Some of these services include: Personal care Light household duties Education/Instruction Companionship If you or someone you know  ChTl Cl qualifies fur"Helping Hands," VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION I call us at 1-888-862-0001.. I FREE ANONYMOUS and its Holy Name Society and was aformerConfraternityof HIV TESTS Christian Doctrine teacher. Mr. Malatesta is survived by his wife, Ann E.; four sons, John of Rising Sun, Michael and Roger, both of Wilmington, and James of Hockessin; three daughters, Mary Ann Maleski of Lewes, Jenny Sorbello of Swedesboro, N.J., and Antionette McBride of Wilming- ton; a brother, John of Brack-Ex; two sisters, Josephine Celano of Brack-Ex, and Concetta Simonav- age of Wilmington; 11 grandchil- dren and five great-grandchildren. A Mass was celebrated at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Woodcrest, with burial in All Saints Cemetery, Milltown. Con- tributions are suggested to St. Matthew's Catholic Church An-  WALK-INS WELCOME -- nual Fund, Wilmington, 19804. APPOINTMENT NOT REQUIRED Ask about our Tower Pillows Available in: Hunter Green Williamsburg Blue Burgundy Great Holiday Gifts Lewes Afghan Wall Hanging also available Exclusively from: Monograms Unlimited 102 North First Street Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-3028 ,,,oo .=. e mail: monograms monograms Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.