Obituaries


William H. Pippel Jr., 83

William H. Pippel Jr., 83, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island, and a member of Al-Anon. He was a former member of the Lions Club and the Elks Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Gerane “Jerry” Pippel; three daughters, Mary Ellen Leopard, Cecilia Andrzejewski, and Dulcy Murchison; three step-daughters, Kathleen Hodges, Dawn Lawson and Susan Lawson; one sister, Frances Eades; 11 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby S. Pippel, a brother, Richard Pippel, and his mother, Frances Meany.

Funeral services were scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at 11 a.m., where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Matthew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, 1000 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 or to the charity of the giver’s choice.

Louis S. Williams, 71

Louis S. Williams, 71, of Berlin, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007.

Williams worked for Wendy’s of Ocean City, Md., as a cook. He previously caught chickens for Allen Baker. He was a caring and loving person who loved family gatherings.

He is survived by a daughter, Pamela I. Davis, and a granddaughter, Latisha Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie L. Williams in 1998.

Funeral services were scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at 11, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be at Calvary Pentecostal Cemetery, Bishopville, Md.

Gladys M. Saunderson-Grizzard, 89

Gladys M. Saunderson-Grizzard, 89, of Lewes, formerly of Rockville, Md., died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.

Saunderson-Grizzard was born on May 15, 1917, in Washington, D.C., daughter to the late John and Myrtis (Yowell) Swetnam. She was a secretary in the Surgeon General’s office until the 1960’s.

She was an active member of Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Md., serving as the president of the Sunday School class and head of the Women’s Missionary Circle. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed a full life surrounded by her loved ones. After moving to Delaware in 1999 she became an active member of the Midway Baptist Church in Lewes. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, painting and ceramics.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Edwards and her husband Jim; a son Tom Saunderson and his wife Eileen; four grandchildren: Jimmy Edwards and his wife Becky, Jeff Edwards and his wife Christina, Erin Saunderson and Jena Saunderson; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Cody Edwards; a sister, Lillie Whalen; a sister-in-law, Beth Tilley and her husband Norman; and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Neil Saunderson, in 1962.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. A memorial service was also scheduled for noon on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at the Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church, 801 University Blvd., W. Silver Spring, Md. 20901. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in her name to the Midway Baptist Church, 21265 John J. Williams Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958, or Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

George B. Donaway, 74

George B. Donaway, 74, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was a rural mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 32 years of service.

He was a member of the Hickory Hill United Methodist Church in Millsboro. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Franklin Lodge #12 AF&AM in Georgetown, and a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebannon, Milford. He was also a member of the PBOE Elks Lodge in Selbyville. He was past commander of the Indian River Yacht Club. He was devoted to his family and the community.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth H; one son, Bart H. Donaway; one grandchild, Jamie Donaway; and two great-grand children, Mya and Dax Donaway.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, with interment at Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Hickory Hill United Methodist Church c/o Roy Rogers, 28209 Walt Carmine Lane, Millsboro, Delaware 19966

Richard C. Burns, 80

Richard C. Burns, 80, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Green Brook, N.J., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md.

An educator for 37 years, he retired as a high school administrator in Irvington, N.J. Earlier in his career, he taught in Millinocket, Maine. He was a graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in education and was on the baseball and ski teams. He received his master’s degree in education from Montclair University and obtained his six-year level from Seaton Hall University. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was an avid golfer and skier, and invented a ski binding machine, the Ski-O-Matic. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Ocean City, Md.; Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, Ocean View; Salt Pond Golf Club, Ocean View; and the New Jersey Education Association. He was a former member of the Optimist Club and the Green Brook Board of Education. He was also a past president of the Dunellen (N.J.) Ski Club and the Green Brook Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gladys Kelly Burns; one son, Robert K. Burns and his wife, Donna; two daughters, Sandra Kelly and her husband Dominic; and Candace Hawrylo and her husband, John; one brother, James M. Burns; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at 5 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville, with interment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, Md.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, P.O. Box 91, Ocean View, DE 19970.

Mildred H. Lawson, 95

Mildred H. Lawson, 95, of Millsboro, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Lawson was born on Aug. 7, 1911, in Hickory Hill, to the late John S. and Mary (Parker) Moore. She was a lifelong resident of Millsboro.

She is survived by her son, W. Leroy Mears and wife Toni; a granddaughter, Janine McIlvain and husband Robert; a grandson Michael Mears; and two great-grandchildren, Laura and Leigh McIlvain

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew B. Mears, her second husband, Albert T. Lawson; a son Ronald A. Mears and a grandson, Kevin Mears.

A graveside service was scheduled for Monday Jan. 8, 2007, at 10 a.m. in Millsboro Cemetery.

Cora Jean Temple, age 72

Cora Jean Temple, age 72, of Clarksville, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Milford daughter of the late Charles J. and Nan (Richardson) Cannon. Temple was a bookkeeper for the Ocean View Boat Company and Bob’s Marine of Clarksville, retiring in 1994 after many years of service.

She was a volunteer at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View for several years and a caregiver for the elderly. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Craig Temple and his wife Pat; two daughters, Theresa Orhelein and her husband Mark, Donna Temple; a brother, Charles J. Cannon Jr. and his wife Angela; four grandchildren, Graig, Tricia, Megan, Christopher; one great-grandson, Garrett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, at noon at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services on West Avenue in Ocean View. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Community Cemetery in Milford.

Flowers are acceptable, or the family suggests memorial donations to the charity of the giver’s choice.

Paul N. Neaton Sr., 53

Paul N. Neaton Sr., 53, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at home.

He was a retired U.S. Army Ranger, and proudly served his country in Vietnam. He loved greyhounds, and worked over the years to find loving homes for retired racing greyhounds. He was a proud member of the Greyhounds Reach the Beach Community.

He joined his beloved father-in-law Harold M. Butts Jr. and angel-hounds, BoBo, Pinky and Rocket Ron at the Rainbow Bridge. He was a beloved husband and soulmate to Linda Butts Neaton, and “Papa” to greyhounds Kit Kat and Rhyme. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Butts Neaton; two daughters, Lisa and Nicole Neaton; two sisters, Roberta E. Martello and Joan Delsignore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul M. Neaton Jr.; a brother, Robert J. Neaton Jr. and a sister, Catherine M. Neaton.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Patriots Way, Millsboro. Interment will be at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Greyhounds as Companions, N.Y., www.greyhoundsascompanions.com, Greyhound Pets of America Delaware, www.gpadelaware.org.

Rosalie M. Daisey, 86

Rosalie M. Daisey, 86, of Millsboro, died peacefully Tuesday Jan. 2, 2007, at the Winterhaven Hospital in Winterhaven, Fla.

She was born in Dagsboro, daughter of the late Earlis and Mary (Fisher) Timmons. She was a self-employed beautician in Millsboro for many years.

Daisey was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #9 of Georgetown and the Millsboro VFW.

She is survived by her loving son, William E. Daisey of Winterhaven; three grandchildren, Alex, Leroy and Sharon; eight great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanore Emerson; and her two brothers, Paul and Stanley Timmons.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services on Thatcher Street in Frankford. Interment will be in St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville.

John Elwood Drew, 78

John Elwood Drew, 78, of Frankford, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007.

He was a very helpful and likeable person, known as a “community handyman.” He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired plumber’s assistant with Stevens & Mills Plumbing.

He is survived by his lifetime friend and companion, Pauline Chamberlin; one niece, Claudia Waters; and one sister, Loretta Chowdhury. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Millsboro.

Interment will be at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Union Wesley United Methodist Church, 32137 Powell Farm Road, Frankford, Delaware 19945.

Charles E. Phillips, 86

Charles E. Phillips, 86, of Selbyville, formerly of Wilmington, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at home. He was a graduate of Penn State University. He had been a purchasing agent for the DuPont Co.

He was a charter member of St. Matthew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island; past president of the Delaware Association for the Retarded; served on the Governor’s Economic Task Force under Delaware Gov. Russell Peterson. He was also an avid golfer.

A first lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he was on a landing craft on D-Day that transported troops to Normandy. He was a member of the U.S.S. LCI National Association.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, “Jerry” Phillips; two daughters, Karen Knight and Barbara Furst; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at St. Matthew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island. Interment will be at Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Matthew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, 1000 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944, or Delaware Hospice, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Gergetwon, DE 19947.

Annie Doshia Walker, 84

Annie Doshia Walker, 84, of Millsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

She was a retired poultry worker retiring from Cargil Inc.

She is survived by a son, Donald Walker; two daughters, Carolyn Mason and Charlane Walker; brothers, James Walker, Alton Walker, and Ernest Walker; sisters, Lottie Mae Phillips and Essie Lee Atkins; seven grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Israel Walker, in 2001 and two brothers, Albert and Troy Walker.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at the Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ the Lord in Mt. Joy, near Millsboro. Interment will be at Zoar Golden Acres, Bishopville, Md.