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24 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Obituaries Continued from page 23 1997 of heart failure in Millsboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Cen- ter. Mr. Buchman was a retired ma- chinist from Whiten Machine Works of Whitensville, Mass. He was a member of the Granite Masonic Lodge and Miriam Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Mass. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethna, and by a grandson, Christopher Cauley, Mr. Buchman is survived by a son, Willis C., of Dover; three daughters, Beverly Payne of Rich- mond, Va., Carolyn VanSolten of Bradenton, Fla., and Mildred Ec- cleston of Rehoboth Beach; a sis- ter Katherine DeShazo of Vacav- ille, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great- great grandchildren. Services were held at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery. Antionette Carr, Lewes homemaker Antionette Carr, age 83, of Lewes, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997 in Harbor Healthcare, Lewes. Mrs. Carr was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cart, who died in 1967. Mrs. Carr is survived by three sons, Richard Martin of Lewes, Robert Martin of Centerville, Ga., and Herbert Martin, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchil- dren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington. Contributions are suggested to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713. Charles Elender Drebing, industrial engineer Charles Elender Drebing, age 68, of Lewes, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997 of congestive heart failure in Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. A graduate of Baltimore Poly- technic Institute and Johns Hop- kins University, Mr. Drebing worked as an industrial engineer for Hopkins & Wayson, Inc. in Upper Marlboro, Md., until his re- tirement in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Lil- lian; two sons, Charles of Hollis- ton, Mass., and David of Lewes; two daughters, Barbara Kaufman of Swarthmore, Pa., and Beverly King of Manassas, Va.; two broth- ers, Carol of Warrenton, Va. and Craig of Joppatowne, Md.; and a sister, Charlotte Harman of Hous- ton, Tex. Services were held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes, with burial in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes, DE or the American Heart Association, 600 N. DuPont High- way, Georgetown, DE 19947. Ruth A. Tuberson, dressmaker Ruth A. Tuberson, age 66, of Millsboro and formerly of Wilm- ington, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996 of cancer at home. Mrs. Tuberson was a free-lance dress maker. She was a member of Mary, Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Millsboro. Mrs. Tuberson is survived by her husband of 42 years, Earl C. Tuberson; two brothers, James Leonard of Richardson, Tex., and John Leonard, Jr., of Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Joan Homa, of Sever- na Park, Md.; and her mother, Marie Leonard of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. A memorial service was held at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services. Burial was private. Con- tributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, Suite 107, Georgetown Professional Park, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. January 10 - January 16, 1997 Castle and John of Dover; and his guardian, Lois L. Orth of Lewes. Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner offi- ciated at the burial service, which was private. Contributions are suggested to vFw Post #7447, State Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Joseph A. Ogonowski, retired carpenter Joseph A. Ogonowski, of Sandy Brae, formerly of Wilmington, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Ogonowksi was a car- penter at the DuPont Experimen- tal Station, where he worked for 19 years until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of St. Ed- mond's Catholic Church in Re- hoboth and a member of Men of Malvern. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, who died in March, 1996. Mr. Ogonowski is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Grabows- ki of Hope Bay, Alas. and Barbara McGowan of Wilmington; four sisters, Sophie Napolsi, Helen Siple, Stella Chalfant, and Jeanne Gregson, all of Wilmington; three brothers, Edward of Newark, Henry of Wilmington, and Francis of Marydel; and five grandchil- dren. Services were held at Atkins- Lodge Chapel in Lewes, with bur- ial in All Saints Cemetery in An- gola. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Georgetown, DE 19947, or the charity of choice. phillip William Orth, former legislator Phillip William Orth, age 82, of Lewes, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 of heart failure at Harrison House, Georgetown. Mr. Orth was a firefighter for 20 years with the City of Wilming- ton. He was also a state legislator, serving three terms from 1966 to 1972 as a representative from the Richardson Park-Elsmere District. Mr. Orth was a 32nd degree Ma- son, Newport Lodge, a member of Shield and Square, and a life member of VFW Post #7447, Re- hoboth Beach. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Orth received the Bronze Star. Mr. Orth is survived by a sister, Doris Carello of New Castle; two brothers, Carl of New Florence N. Elliott, telephone operator Florence N. Elliott, age 69, of Piney Grove near Georgetown, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 of cancer at home. Mrs. Elliott was a telephone op- erator for the Diamond State Tele- phone Co. in Georgetown for 33 years, retiring in 1982. She was an associate member of the Providence United Methodist Church near Georgetown for 50 years, a life member of the Tele- phone Pioneers of America, and in the 1940s and 1950s was a Demo- cratic committeewoman for the old 6th District, near Millsboro. Mrs. Elliott is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ralph R. EI- liott; a daughter, Rebecca J. Koch of Springfield, Vt.; four brothers, John Niblet of Lewes, George and William Niblet, both of Delmar, and Carl "Dick" Niblet of George- town; two sisters, Rose Stephen- son of Delmar and Ann Betts of Berlin, Md.; and three grandchil- dren. Services were held at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Nellie V. Scott, poultry worker Nellie V. Scott, age 82, of Dun- barton Apartments in George- town, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 of heart failure in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Scott was a poultry packer for Burris Poultry Plant for 28 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Wade Kinzer, who died in 1971, and by her second husband, Luther A. "Scotty" Scott, who died in 1982. She is survived by four daugh- ters, Barbara Kinzer of Milford, Shirley Arno of Milton, Helen Darling of Georgetown and Frances Fry of Waynesboro, Va.; four sons, Marshall Fletcher of Orlando, Fla., Sam Kinzer of Lynnbrook, N.Y., William Amos of Orange, Va., and Warren Kinz- er of Milford; two sisters, Dorothy Dobyns and Polly Scott, both of Orange, Va.; two brothers, Wilson Fletcher of Orange, Va., and Carl- ton "Pete" Fletcher of Salem, Va.; 20 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Services were held in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown, with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Births Lydia A. Beideman, owned fishing net store Lydia A. Beideman, age 83, of Milton, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996 of heart failure at home. Mrs. Beideman and her husband owned and operated A.W. Beide- man Fishing Nets in Milton for many years. She was also a home- maker. Mrs. Beideman was a member at White Chapel, Milton, Hope Rebekah Lodge and the Lewes Grange. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin W. Beideman, who died in 1966. Mrs. Beideman is survived by two daughters, Patricia Brown of Milton, and Margaret Quillen of Lincoln; a son, David A., of Georgetown; a sister, Molly Meredith of Millsboro; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grand- children. Services were held in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, Milton, with burial in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Emily Blake Start-t, dry cleaning owner Emily Blake Startt, age 96, of Rehoboth Beach, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, of heart failure at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilita- tion Center in Lewes. Born in Easton, Md., the daugh- ter of the late George B. and Ella Smith Blake, Mrs. Startt and her family lived in Rehoboth Beach since 1944. As a young woman she was one of the first long dis- tance telephone operators in the country, working in Washington, D.C. and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Mrs. Startt's husband, Per- cy W. Startt, a dry cleaner, died in 1970 and after his death she con- tinued to manage the family busi- ness, remaining active until she reached her 90s. She was a mem- ber of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach and a charter member of the Lewes Se- nior Center, on whose board of di- rectors she served for many years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and An- thony L. Genetta of Princeton, N.J.; four grandchildren, Susan B. Genetta of Montreal, Canada, Dr. Thomas Genetta of Philadelphia, Andrew Genetta, Esq., of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Dr. Ann Genetta of West Chester, Pa.; and two great- grandchildren, Emily and Brad- ford Genetta. Graveside services were held at Spring Hill Ceme- tery, Easton, Md. Contributions are suggested to Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971 or Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947. Hannah R. Bailey, homemaker Hannah Rickards Bailey, age 70, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, of heart failure. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker and a member of John Wesley AME Church, Belltown. Her hus- band, Joseph, died in 1986. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Bundick of Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Joann Harris of Millsboro; three stepsons, Alfred and James Bailey of Georgetown and Kevin Green of Easton, Md.; 14 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Church, Millsboro, with burial in the ad- joining cemetery. Carole Lea White, former secretary Carole Lea White, age 73, of Wilmington Manor and formerly of Carney's Point, N.J., died Mon- day, Jan. 6, 1997, at home. Born in Salem, N.J., Mrs. White moved to Delaware in the mid 1950s and worked as a secretary from 1953 to the mid 1980s, for approximately 20 years with the Du Pont Co. and prior to that as secretary for Catholic Charities and several Delaware law firms. She was an active member for 36 years in Alcoholics Anonymous and had been a member of the or- ganization since 1961. She loved animals and was very charitable. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michaele J. Barnes and Robert B. Barnes of Lewes; a grandson, Matthew J. Barnes of Lewes; two brothers, Harry White and Marvin Hite, both of Carney's Point, N.J.; a de- voted friend and companion, Robert J. White of New Castle; five nieces and nephews; and nine great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10 at Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware St., New Castle, where friends may call between 10 and 11 a.m. Bur- ial will be private. Contributions are suggested to the Delaware Hu- mane Association, 701 A. St., Wilmington DE 19801. Joseph C. "Cliff" King, meat department worker Joseph C. "Cliff" King, age 77, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, of heart failure in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. King worked in the meat department of the Acme for 28 years and retired several years ago. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen King; two sons, Alan S. King of Oak Orchard and Gerald C. King of Georgetown; two sisters, Angela Novotny of Milton and Nancy Willis of New Castle; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. I1 in e Chapel of Short Funeral Services, E. Market St., Georgetown. Ser- vices will be private and burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware Ramiro, Jr. and Lisa Perez, Long Neck, Dec. 19, son. Mitchell and Karen Boyle, Clarksville, Dec. 25, daughter. Scott and Dawn Smart, Seaford, Dec. 25, son. Michael and Shiela Connor, Millsboro, Dec. 26, daughter. Robert Strou.d and Donna Emory, Millsboro, Dec. 26, son. Ojay Dixon and E. Kenyanta Watkins, Selbyville, Dec. 26, daughter. Brian and April Benfer, Lewes, Dec. 27, son.