William Loftland Marvel, 92

William Loftland Marvel, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Renaissance Health Center in Millsboro, Del. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He retired as chief of police in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after 23 years of service. He was then employed as a bailiff with the Superior Court in Georgetown, Del.

Marvel was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph C. and Jency (Carpenter) Marvel. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Elizabeth (Shockley) Marvel; a daughter, Alice Carol Swift; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was scheduled for Mon., Jan. 26, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.