Capt. Robert E. Phelps, USCG/Ret., 69


Capt. Robert E. Phelps, USCG/Ret., 69, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore and Ocean View, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at home.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 31 years, retiring with the rank of Captain. After retiring, he became a licensed Realtor and worked with Seacoast Realty in Ocean View. An avid model railroader, he was a life member of the Delaware Sea Side Railroad Club. He was also a member of the Oak Orchard-Riverdale American Legion Post 28 and Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine E. “Liz” Phelps; son, Joseph E. Bittner and his wife, Paula; sister, Dinah Sue Baldwin; and two grandchildren, Michele L. Bittner and Crystal A. Bittner.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Gonce Funeral Service, 4001 Ritchie Highway, Baltimore, MD with interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Friends may call on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville and/or Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. at Gonce Funeral Service, Baltimore, MD.