Edward Calvin McCauslin Sr., 77

Edward Calvin McCauslin Sr., 77, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at home. He was a retired building contractor.

McCauslin was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Hazel (Schaffer) McCauslin; his son, Earl McCauslin; and step-daughter, Tina Hudson. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Patricia; his son, Edward C. McCauslin Jr. of Etters, Pa.; step-son, Allen Bodkins Jr. of Georgetown, Del.; grandchildren, Mark McCauslin of Etters, Pa., and Stacy Schilling of New Orleans; step-grandsons, Nathan Bodkins of Greenwood, Del. and Reggie Hudson of Georgetown, Del.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Bethany Chapel of Melson Funeral Services on West Avenue in Ocean View, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Burial will be in St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.