Bernard G. Hassemer, 76

Bernard G. Hassemer, 76, of Ocean View, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006.

He served with the United States Army during the Korean War. Hassemer received his bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and his master’s degree from Iowa Sate. He was the first science teacher at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wis., in 1956. He was a long-standing department chair for the science department at the school. He loved writing poetry and won many awards from “Who’s Who of Poetry” and was a member of the International Society of Poets.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at 2 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach. Friends may call on Friday from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bethany Chapel of Melson Funeral Services on West Avenue in Ocean View. Interment will be in Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery in Ocean View.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association; 1021 Gilpin Avenue; Wilmington, DE 19806.