Excerpt from a children's book called No
Matter What by Debi Gilori. A fox called
Small ends the book with these words:
Small said "What about when we are dead
will you love me then, does love go on?"
Large held Small snug as they looked at the
at the moon and the stars shining bright.
"Small, look at the stars, how they shine
some of the stars died a long time ago.
Still they shine in the evening skies,
for you see Small, love like the starlight
AGE: 78 • Wilmington, Del.
Jean Carter Toombs passed away peacefully on
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at her home in Wilmington
having struggled with cancer for several years.
A native of West Virginia, she came to Wilmington in
1964. A graduate of Marshall University in West
Virginia and Wilmington University, she was a woman
of many interests and talents ranging from teaching,
to the study of the fine arts and foods, to Keeshond
She had been a teacher of Home Economics and English
at Brandywine High School, retiring in 1995. While
at Brandywine, she was known and loved for the Chefs
program which she designed and taught. Upon retiring
from Brandywine, she became an adjunct professor at
Wilmington University from 1995 to 2014, where she
taught two innovative Foods courses which she
created and also various English and Literature
courses. She was also an English instructor at
Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington.
A lover of the fine arts, she served as a docent at
Nemours Mansion from 1998 to 2014. In addition she
enjoyed the theater, the Delaware Symphony concerts,
and the Metropolitan Opera performances. Her
Keeshond dogs were her great passion, and she had
been an officer and active member of the Keeshond
Club of Delaware Valley. She was also a long-time
mentor to many of her thousands of students over the
past 50 years and will be greatly missed by her many
A memorial service will be held on Saturday,
November 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at the CHANDLER
FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE
19803 where friends may visit from 10:00 to 11:00
Gifts in her memory can be sent to the Delaware
Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE
19801 or Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman
Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497.
Michael Edward Durham
AGE: 64 • Harrisburg, NC
Mr. Michael Edward Durham, age 64, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
There was a gathering of family and friends Wednesday, November 6th at
Wilkinson Funeral Home. Michael was born October 29, 1949 in Wilmington,
Delaware, son of the late Erling L. Durham and Theresa Smith Durham. He
retired as a carpenter in the family business with his father and
brother. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles and his style of
music. He was also a knife and gun collector. Michael served in the US
from 1969 to 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Ungerbuehler Durham; daughter, Katie
Rojas and husband, Dan of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Aidan and Jacob
Gramm and Khloe Rojas; sisters, Patricia Ostapchenko and her family of
Salem, SC and Theresa Vaccarino and her family of Wilmington, Delaware;
brother, Richard Durham and his family of Newark, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to a charity
of your choice .
Condolences may be left at www.wilkinson funeralhome.com.
Wilkinson Funeral Home handled arrangements for the Durham family.
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Ruth Sherrill SMITH
Ruth Sherrill Smith Wife of Paul A. Smith, died Friday August 27, 2004
at her home in Columbia, SC.
Mrs. Smith was born on October 6, 1949 in Wilmington, DE; daughter of
Horace C. Sherrill, Jr. and Mary Lou Sherrill of Wilmington, DE. She
attended Brandywine High School and was a graduate of High Point
College. She worked for Xerox Corporation prior to moving with her
husband to England for 5 years and then returning to reside in Columbia,
SC. She was an Alpha Gamma Delta sorority sister and a member of the PEO
Sisterhood. She was active in her community Women's Club and a leader of
several of their interest groups. Her favorite activity was
international travel, having toured in Europe, Egypt, and China.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Paul A. Smith of Columbia, SC;
parents, Horace and Mary Lou Sherrill of Wilmington, DE; brother, James
W. Sherrill and his wife, Maxine and 2 nephews, James Sherrill, Jr. and
Russell Sherrill of Rexford, NY.
A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday September 3, 2004 at
the MCCRERY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville. There
will be no viewing and interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Jeffrey W. Ott
March 30, 1949 - June 20, 2014
Portsmouth, NH – Jeffrey “Jeff” W. Ott, 65, of Portsmouth,
passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the York Hospital in
He was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on March 30, 1949, the son
of the late John and Doris (Wilson) Ott. He attended Gettysburg
College and was a graduate of Goddard College.
Jeff was the Founder of Northeast Shade Tree in Portsmouth. He
was a teacher and mentor within the tree industry and a member
of the International Society of Arborculture and numerous other
He was a former member of the Portsmouth City Council and
Planning Board and supported many civic causes. He was a
Thoroughbred owner, avid racing fan and a lifelong outdoorsman.
Jeff is survived by his wife Catherine “Kate” L. Harris;
brother, Jacques Ott; sister, Stacey
Harry Starck Pyle died peacefully Monday, March 11, 2013
at the age of 63, after a valiant battle with cancer.
Harry Starck Pyle died peacefully Monday, March 11, 2013 at the age
of 63, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Virginia
on July 7, 1949 to Lucille and George Pyle (deceased). Early in life
he developed an interest in everything electronic, building Ham
Radio rigs in his parents' basement and excelling in Morse code to
such an extent that he was awarded a lifetime membership by the
American Radio Relay League (K4DPW), an interest that continued
throughout his life.
In high school and college this interest in electronics lead him
into computer science and directed him to early computer related
summer jobs with Frederick Electronics and then Datapoint (then
Computer Terminal Corporation) and his mentor Vic Poor. He joined
Datapoint following college to work in early personal computer
development resulting in several new desktop computers (2200, 5500,
6600), their operating systems, compilers, and contributed heavily
to industry's first commercial microprocessor - the Intel 8008 -
which is the ancestor of processors used in all today's PCs. He was
at the core of the development of the first commercial local area
network - ARCnet - and went on to lead the development of the RMS
Network-based Operating System, wrote new developments tools such as
the much loved and artful source code editor EASL, and led the
hardware design efforts for first-in-kind microprocessor based
He worked at Image Data from 1985 to 1996 on the early development
of remote video communication technology to aid in emergency reading
of radiographs by physicians. The move to the Pacific Northwest in
1996 was motivated by a project for controlling the infrastructure
of the Gates' Estate in Medina Washington for which Harry drove the
development of the user interface. He joined Microsoft in 1999 as a
software engineer, again pursuing his interest in communications and
media. New developments in physics, electronics, computers,
software, and media communication technology never failed to
fascinate and inspire him. He was awarded many patents for his
inventions throughout his professional career.
Running, and later bicycling, was Harry's meditation and a creative
source. He looked forward to riding in any weather, all terrains,
and at any time of day.
He is survived by his wife Fiona, children Colin and Jillian, and
sister Marna (William), who will greatly miss the best husband,
father, and brother. We will ride for you.
There will be an open house to celebrate Harry's life and
accomplishments on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. For
more information on this, you may email email@example.com.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 24, 2013
Susan "Su" Haworth Burke, 63, of Finksburg, died
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at home.
Born Sept. 6, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pa., she
was the daughter of Joan E. Haworth, of Palm
Coast, Fla., and the late Burton C. Haworth. She
was the wife of William E. Burke.
She graduated from the University of Maryland
with two Bachelor of Arts degrees and worked
toward a master's degree in Montessori studies
at Goucher University.
She was a Montessori school teacher
more than 20 years, produced sculptures for the
Rice Museum in the Carolinas and worked for
Litton Bionetics on studies in conjunction with
NIH and NCI grants. She held state and federal
wildlife rehab permits and was a member of the
Maryland State Police Crime Scene Search Team.
She enjoyed spending time with her husband,
family and friends. She also enjoyed reading;
art; gardening; animals; traveling; trying new
foods, which included eating live termites in
Guatemala; exploring; trying to learn a new
language; teaching; not following recipes;
kayaking; horseback riding; landscape design;
and being "Ethel." She embraced life positively.
Surviving, in addition to her husband and
mother, are sisters Linda Haworth, of Palm
Coast, Fla., Janie Haworth, of Lebanon, Pa.; son
Brad Smith and wife Katie, of Gaithersburg;
daughter Holly Jones, of Seattle; stepson
William C. Burke, of Finksburg; stepdaughters
Pamela Rager and husband David, of Hagerstown,
and Stephanie Burke, of Hagerstown;
sister-in-law Karen Haworth, of Milton, Fla.;
niece Stacey Haworth, U.S. Marine Corps,
presently stationed in Afghanistan; nephew Brian
Haworth, U.S. Navy, presently stationed in
Oklahoma; numerous cousins; and close family
friend Cheryl Phillips, of Wilmington, Del.
She was predeceased by a brother, Major Daniel
S. Haworth, helicopter pilot in the Marine
Corps, who was lost in action in the Persian
Gulf in 1987 and gave his life so his crew
members could survive. He was awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross and the Navy
The family will receive friends 11 a.m. Saturday
until the noon Celebration of Life service at
Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E.
Main Street, Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue,
Westminster, MD 21157; the
; or the adoption of a homeless cat or dog.
Online condolences may be offered to the family
Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com
JoAnn C. Hall, of Wilmington passed away peacefully
Sunday, September 28, 2014 following a courageous 3
year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). JoAnn
was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Charles
B. and Marguerite M. Campbell. She was a graduate of
Brandywine High School in 1967 and was a homemaker
for most of her adult life. JoAnn enjoyed reading,
watching movies and shopping but her favorite
activity by far were moments spent with her children
and grandchildren. She had a kind, peaceful and
generous spirit felt by all who knew her.
JoAnn is survived by her husband, Russell H. Hall;
son, Brian C. Hall; daughter, Heather L. Christoph;
and grandchildren, Ophelia and Brendan. She is also
survived by a brother, Charles B. Campbell, III
(Barbara) and Robert E. Campbell (Mimi).
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution
to the ALS Delaware Chapter at
www.alsphiladelphia.org. A spring memorial
service is currently being planned in Rehoboth
Published in The News Journal on Oct. 7, 2014
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Harry F. Naughton, 80, of West Chester, PA, died Sunday March 17,
2013 at the Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit in West Chester, PA.
He was the husband of the late Marie Kirby Naughton. Born in
Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Raoul Naughton and the
late Margaret Wixted Naughton.
Harry attended the Girard College for Boys. At West Chester State
, he was a member of the 1950 Men's National
Championship Soccer team. He also played professional soccer for the
Philadelphia Nationals. He taught for over 30 years at both college
and high school level, specializing in American History and
Harry was also a
veteran serving in both the Navy and Merchant
Marines. He prided himself as a world traveler and was a FEMA
volunteer. He loved the beach and was an avid "antiquer".
He was a proud father and grandfather whose famous quote "be good or
have fun" carries on with his family today.
The family wishes to thank all of the physicians, nurses, and
caretakers for their special care during Harry's stay at the Chester
County Hospital and Neighborhood Hospice.
He is survived by his children, Susan N. (John) Morgan of Yardley,
PA, John T. (Holly) Naughton of West Chester, PA, and Tracy A. (Jim)
Friel of Parkesburg, PA, and seven grandchildren. In addition to his
wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother
Relatives and Friends are invited to his Visitation on Thursday
March 21, from 7-9 pm at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral
Home, Inc., 410 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380.
Services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Chester County
Hospital Foundation, 701 E. Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380
and/or Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit, 400 East Marshall St.,
West Chester, PA 19380.
Mr. Naughton was my teacher over 50 years ago at Springer Junior
High. I still remember his vibrant personality and passion
for teaching. I was lucky to have had him as my teacher.
What an interesting and fun father he must have been. You
are very lucky! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Never
stop talking about him...that way he will live on in your
Age 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on
March 1, 2013 after a period of declining health.
He was born to the late James and Celia Modica of Erie,
Pennsylvania. He was a proud graduate of Cathedral Prep High School
in Erie. Following high school he served in the
United States Navy
, stationed on aircraft carriers performing submarine
search missions. He was a middleweight boxer on the Pensacola Navy
team and reached the finals in the Southeastern Golden Gloves
Tournament. After completing his military service he received a
Bachelor of Arts degree
from Edinboro State College where he met
his future bride, Grace Hines. He received a Masters degree in Fine
Arts from Temple University.
He was a beloved art
and football coach at Brandywine High School beginning
when the school opened in 1957. He treasured his years at Brandywine
and often referred to his career at BHS as "golden years." He was an
outstanding teacher, coach, and mentor, loved his students and
players, and they returned that affection. He is fondly remembered
by his former students for his amiable manner and ability to talk to
you in a way that made you feel special and respected. He maintained
contact with many of his students and players, who often referred to
him as "Coach." Years later, it was not uncommon for former students
and players to approach him and tell him what an influence he had on
He established the BHS football program in 1958 and began a winning
tradition starting with a Blue Hen Conference Co-Championship in
1960. He was the head coach for the Blue team in the 1961 Blue-Gold
. In 1964 he coached the only undefeated team in
Brandywine's history and another Blue Hen Conference Championship.
He was named State of Delaware Coach of the Year in 1964. He was a
Chairman of the Delaware Football Coaches Association. With the
contributions of many outstanding players and assistant coaches he
is the BHS all-time winningest football coach. In 1997, in honor of
his contributions to BHS, the football field was named "John D.
He was involved in politics and government service. He served as the
Democratic County Chairman for New Castle County and also served on
its executive committee for many years. He was a delegate to the
Democratic National Convention on two separate occasions. He was a
former State Director of Parks and Recreation and during his tenure
Bellevue State Park was acquired and Cape Henlopen Beach was
designated as a State Park. He retired as State Director of
Employment and Training with the Department of Labor. He served as
the Legislative Co-Chair for the Delaware Retired School Personnel
Association. He served as campaign manager and adviser for several
political candidates, including three successful elections of
Charles M. Oberly, III (a BHS graduate) to Attorney General for the
State of Delaware. He was Vice President and cofounder of Delaware
Professional Lobbyists, LLC, a company employed by various entities,
such a Happy Harry's,
and the Delaware Funeral Directors Association, to
assist with legislative matters.
He served on many boards and committees benefitting his community.
He was a devout member of the Church of the Holy Child Roman
Catholic Church. He took joy in helping others. He was proud of his
Italian-American heritage, was a member of Italo Americans United,
and in 2003, he was named Man of the Year by the Christopher
Columbus Monument Committee.
He was a beloved and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His
family was his priority. He leaves with us memories that make us
smile, and a legacy of respect and making a difference in the lives
of others that makes us proud. He will be deeply missed.
In addition to his wife, Grace, of 56 years, he is survived by his
three children, Michael Modica and his wife, Debbie, of Wilmington,
Delaware; Mark Modica and his wife, Denise, of Leesburg, Virginia;
Joan Leach and her husband, John, of Austin, Texas; and
grandchildren whom he adored; John Michael, Lauren, Matthew,
Stephanie, Laura, John-Luis and Connor. He is also survived by his
sister, Gerri Trucilla, of Erie, Pennsylvania, and was predeceased
by his brother, James Modica. He is also survived by many nieces,
nephew and cousins.
Our family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the
outpouring of care and support during John's illness. A special
thanks to Sandra Thorton of Visiting Angels, Sister Ann Hughes from
the Church of the Holy Child, Delaware Hospice, and Dr. Jeffrey
Friends may call on Tuesday, March 5, from 4-8 pm at the MCCRERY &
HARRA FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike (Rt. 202 South of Silverside
Road), Wilmington, DE 19803 (additional parking available in the
rear parking lot of the Brandywine YMCA, 3 Mt. Lebanon Road). A Mass
of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at 11 am at
the Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE
19810. Burial will be at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the
Erin Giles Scholarship Foundation, St. Elizabeth High School, P.O.
Box 10766, Wilmington, Delaware 19805 or Delaware Hospice, 3515
Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Messages of condolence may be sent to:
Stephen Ware Pie`
December 27, 1947 - January 27, 2011
Stephen Ware Pie', age 63, died on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at
home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware after a nearly 20 year battle
with Amyotrophic Lateral Scleroses (ALS) , better known as Lou
Gehrig's Disease. Mr. Pie' was born in Wilmington, DE,
graduating from Brandywine High School in 1967. He was medically
retired in 1991 after serving 23 years in the United States Navy
with a rank of Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9). Master Chief
Pie' was involved in the evacuation of Saigon in 1975 during the
Vietnam War while on board the USS Midway (CV-41) and was part
of Desert Storm while on board the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
in 1990-1991. He was also stationed on the USS Austin (LPD-4);
NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal; NAS Lakehurst, NJ; NAS Norfolk, VA;
NAS Patuxent River, MD. He continued his education while in the
Navy, graduating from Regent College, Albany, New York in 1985.
After retirement from the Navy, he worked for the ALS
Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, later becoming a
board and committee member. His hobbies were movies and reading.
Mr. Pie' was predeceased by his father, Charles S. Pie' in 2003.
Survivors include his mother, Anita Fonville Pie' of Hockessin,
DE; brother Charles S. Pie' and wife Jeanette of Earleville, MD;
brother David P. Pie' and wife Sherry of Rehoboth Beach, DE;
niece Monica Pie' Csatari and husband David of Jackson, NJ;
niece Renee Pie' of Baltimore, MD; nephew Corey Pie' and wife
Kathy of Fort Collins, CO; niece Adrienne Pie' and fiancé Kenny
Wolf of Whaleyville, MD; godson Stephen Michael Herman of Fort
Lauderdale, FL; goddaughter Tracy Herman Gioffre of Wilmington,
DE; as well as 6 grandnephews, 2 grandnieces and numerous
cousins and friends. Steve's courage and optimism were
inspirational to all who knew and loved him. He will be greatly
A private Celebration of Life service will be held at a later
date in Hockessin, Delaware. Arrangements are being handled by
Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS
Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road,
Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.
Please visit Mr. Pie's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online
Sarah Raye “Sally” Walbert,
61, of Betterton, died August 5, 2010 at Chester River Hospital.
Ms. Walbert was born April
29, 1949 in Wilmington, DE to Richard P. Clark, Sr. and Mary Lee Hearn
Hemphill, currently of Tarpon Springs, FL. She was a graduate of Brandywine
High School, Class of 1967.Sally was an avid reader,
gardener, and sun worshiper, loved her family and was
a friend to all. She was
the “bright spot” at Vonnie’s Restaurant and a former member of C.
Henry Price, Post 246, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for over 20 years. She was
an active member of Betterton United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her
mother, her children: Stephanie Boucher Basden and her husband Drew, Michelle
Pektelidis Nester and her husband Joe, David W. Walbert, Jr. and Walter Scott
Walbert, her sister: Sharon L. Pedicone, her brother: Richard P. Clark, Jr., four
grandchildren: Bailey, Sarah and Andrew Basden and Marianne Akre. She was predeceased
by her father, her brother: Daniel H. Clark, and her beloved
brother-in-law: Leon A.
Pedicone. The last year and a half with her companion, Harold “Bunk” Miller, were some of
the happiest of her life.
Funeral services will be
held 5 PM, Sunday, August 8, at Betterton United Methodist Church, Betterton. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sarah R. Walbert Memorial Fund, C/O
Smith and his wife, Judy Hortman Smith at the BHS 40th Reunion,
|Born in Montclair, NJ on
May 30, 1949
Departed on Nov. 20, 2009 and resided in Jamestown, RI.
Jamestown, RI - Dwight S. Smith, 60, of
87 Intrepid Lane, Jamestown, RI, died at home Friday, November 20, 2009,
after a determined and dignified battle with cancer. He was the husband
of Judith (Hortman) Smith.
Born in Montclair, NJ on May 30, 1949, Dwight was the son of Audrey
(Hawthorne) Smith of Soamesville, Maine and the late F. Stoddart Smith.
In addition to his wife and mother, Dwight leaves his daughters, Jana
Magarian, and her husband, Christopher, of Jamestown and Lauren Melucci
and her husband David of Warwick, RI. "Grandad" will be greatly missed
by his beloved grandchildren, Callum, Audrey, and Katherine Magarian and
Stella and Zoe Melucci. Dwight is survived by his two brothers Phillip
Smith and Mark Smith, both of whom reside in Maine, and his father and
mother-in-law, William and Barbara Hortman of South Carolina.
Dwight was raised in Delaware and received his Bachelor of Arts at the
University of Maine, and subsequently his Masters Degree from Rhode
Dwight, an art educator in the Portsmouth School Department for 34
years, dynamically mentored the creative lives of schoolchildren of all
ages. Having taught at the Portsmouth Middle School and Portsmouth
Elementary Schools, Dwight finished an exemplary teaching career at
Portsmouth High School as chairperson of the Fine Arts Department.
In his retirement, Dwight continued to have a substantial impact on the
art community. He was the cartoonist for the Jamestown Press, an active
member of the Conanicut Island Art Association and a frequent exhibitor
at galleries and in the area. Most recently, Dwight launched a new
career as the lead designer for Hypnartic Artwork, a company that
produces kinetic garden sculpture. His commitment to the arts included a
long tenure in the Boys and Men's Choir of Emmanuel Church and an
ongoing interest in the beauty of his natural surroundings. In addition
to an enthusiasm for travel, Dwight was an avid tennis player and
A memorial service to celebrate Dwight's life will be held on Wednesday,
November 25 in the Memorial Funeral Home at 375 Broadway in Newport, RI.
Calling hours will be held in the funeral home from 2:00 pm until 5:00
pm. A service will follow immediately thereafter.
Please omit flowers, and make a contribution to the Brian Walpin
Gastrointestinal Clinical Research Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute,
Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West,
Brookline MA US 02445.
Forrest Leroy Guth
Age 88, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully
on Sunday, August 9, 2009, at Cokesbury Village.
He was born in 1921 in Lehigh County, PA to the
late John H. R. and Mayme L. Guth. Upon graduation from high school,
Forrest went to work at Bethlehem Steel making armor plate for the Navy.
In July 1942, he and two of his buddies decided to enlist in the U.S.
Army and volunteer for the paratroops. In doing so, Forrest became one
of 140 men who formed the original 'Easy Company' of the 506th Parachute
Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne. He served his country as part of the
renowned "Band of Brothers" throughout World War II. Upon his return
from the War, Forrest received a college education at Millersville State
Teachers College; then began his teaching career in Norfolk, VA,
teaching industrial arts at Granby High School. It was then that he met
and married the love of his life, Harriet Ann Amis. The two spent a year
in New York City, where Forrest received a Masters Degree in Education.
The couple then moved to Wilmington, DE where Forrest taught high school
for more than thirty years, including the last 20 years at Brandywine
High School. Forrest was a master cabinet maker; he continued his
specialty woodworking business throughout his life. Forrest was an
active Westminster Presbyterian Church member for 58 years. He served as
a member of the Board of Trustees, led numerous work groups to the
Appalachia area of Tennessee, was responsible for the church's audio
equipment and volunteered to take care of all miscellaneous repairs and
custom woodwork. After moving with his wife from Wilmington to Hockessin
in 1997, Forrest continued to volunteer his time and energy serving on
numerous committees at Cokesbury Village in addition to his church
responsibilities. He also continued and expanded his hobbies, including
woodworking, bird carving and automotive restoration. Forrest enjoyed
summers in the Poconos with his family and friends, as well as boating,
traveling and sharing with people of all ages his experiences and
memories of the war. He regularly volunteered by visiting hospitals,
schools and military bases in the United States, Europe and the Middle
East. Forrest is a Hero - both to his family and his country.
He and his wife were married for 60 years, and had
2 children - Nancy Serfass, from Todos Santos, Baha California Sur,
Mexico and her husband Tom Carroll, and John Guth who resides in
Annapolis, MD with his wife Cynthia. Forrest also had two
granddaughters, Ltd. Stacy Guth, a naval flight officer currently
stationed in Monterey, CA and Jamie Guth, an art director for an
advertising firm, living in Satellite Beach, Fl. He is also survived by
a sister, Helen Guth Snyder, of Arvada, CO.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August
15, at 11 am, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 West 13th Street,
Wilmington, DE 19806. The burial service will be held at Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at 3 PM on Friday, October 30, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Forrest's
name may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.
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ERNEST HARTLAND (Sent in by
Alan Jewett 2.3.09)
Hartland, Jr., 59, a proud son of the State of Delaware, died Sunday,
November 3, 2008 in
Queen Creek, AZ after a sudden illness.
graduated from Brandywine High School and attended the University of
Delaware where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and
President of the Inter-Fraternity Council, Graduating Phi Beta Kappa.
Ernie served in the United States Army for 4 years as a highly decorated
officer of the Viet Nam War. He worked for the DuPont Company and Berg
Electronics for many years. An expert skier and multi-lingual world
traveler, his favorite pastime was spending glorious sun-filled days on
the beaches of San Diego, CA.
preceded in death by his adored parents, Ernest and Agnes Hartland of
Wilmington. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Piper Hartland*
Arcadia, CA. Also surviving is his daughter, Lucy Hartland of Arcadia,
CA, 3 sons; Robert Hartland of Mobile, AL, Andrew Hartland, PhD, of
Lowell, MA, John Hartland, Esquire of Queen Creek, AZ, as well as his
revered mentor and beloved father-in-law, Robert A. Piper of Wilmington.
An avid animal
lover, Ernie requested donations be made in his memory to the Delaware
Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Funeral
arrangements were handled by Falconer Funeral Home, Gilbert, AZ
*Mary Lou Piper is a
1967 BHS Graduate
8, 1948 - November 4, 2008)
Wayne Staib, 59, of Wilmington, passed away on November 4, 2008. Born in
Wilmington, he was the son of Ruth Plowman (nee Magness) and the late John
George Staib. Mr. Staib was a veteran of the United States Navy serving his
country honorably in Vietnam. He owned and operated D&S Builders, Inc having
started with Magness Construction Co.
In addition to his mother he
is survived by his step mother: Clara “Butch” Staib; sons: David Wayne and wife
Christina and Jason Wade and wife Joanna; grandchildren: Peyton, Logan, Jackson,
Benjamin and Emma; siblings: Carolyn, Margaret, Theresa, Patrick and Daniel and
many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother: John
Relatives and friends are
invited to attend the visitation at 10:30 on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at
Beeson Funeral Home of Newark, 2053 Pulaski Hwy, (Fox Run) Newark DE. Eulogies
will follow at 11:00. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be
made to: VA Volunteer Svcs. Fund, 1601 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington DE 19805.
Online condolences may be
www.griecofuneralhomes.com Beeson Funeral Home of Newark “A Grieco Family
JOHN GLENN III
John Glenn III, 60, of Stroudsburg, PA
went to be with the Lord suddenly on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at St.
Clare's Hospital in Dover, NJ.
John was the husband of Diane (Turner)
Glenn. John and Diane recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on
September 15, 2008. John was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed his
family, antique cars and spoiling his 2 dogs. Born in Wilmington, DE he was
the first son of the late John and Isabella (Saulsbury) Glenn of Wilmington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by
daughter, Rebecca Ann Glenn and husband, Lynn Powers of Wilmington; son, Dr.
John Glenn IV and wife Dr. Jimmie Glenn of Hockessin; son, Timothy James
Glenn of Stroudsburg, PA; and 3 sisters, Julie and Isabella Glenn of
Wilmington, Josephine Berndt of Chadds Ford, and a brother Willard Glenn of
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm
on Monday, November 10, 2008 at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord
Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 with Pastor Jeff Wisot officiating. Friends may
call at the funeral home from 12:30-1:30 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please help John
continue to honor his mother by sending donations to The Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation, attn: Gift Management Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway,
Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.
It is with a heavy heart I convey the news of the death of a Class of ’67
member; Mike Solomon. (Mike passed May 24th, 2008). Mike,
fortunately, attended the 40th last Oct. he even gave me a
musical CD of songs of the era. (I can make it available to you if
interested). Mike was buried in the Jewish Community (Lombardy) Cemetery on
Foulk Rd (near the access road to 202-directly across from Blue Ball Barn)
and, as a Vietnam Viet received full military honors. I’m reminded of the
Tom Joad line from The Grapes of Wrath; “Well, maybe it's like
Casy says. A fella ain't got a soul of his own, just a little piece of a big
soul - the one big soul that belongs to ever'body”. Mike belonged to the
collective soul of the Class of 1967. He will be missed. (I've posted a
section on the
Board for anyone
to leave their comments/memories about Mike). Mike's obit can be read
on the In Memoriam page.
Respectfully, Kevin Donohue
Classmate and all around great
guy, John C. Schwind III
has passed (2.12.08) after a long bout with cancer.
(Pls note; A special "baseball
flower arrangement" on behalf of the Class of '67 was sent to the Schwind family
by committee member Pat Walker Fox). The following note was sent me recently by
sorry to be so long contacting you, but want to let you know how much
everything you and the Class of '67 did for John meant to us both. We
were looking forward to the reunion and John was very disappointed when he
was not able to attend. He loved the packet you sent from the reunion -
he was really touched that you would go out of your way to do that.
the last couple of years, he enjoyed keeping in touch by email with
several of his classmates. He would have loved the large basket that the
Class sent to his funeral. The beautiful blue & white mums and the
ever-so-cute Bulldog!! Very cleaver!!!
hope you will pass this on to all involved - we received so many nice
notes from classmates all over the country expressing sympathy and telling
stories about John. Thanks to all for the support and thoughtfulness!!
John Schwind's friends-no longer available on funeral home online obit
commentary, permission granted from Linda Schwind -
Oberly has passed - 5.22.07. Class of '
67 Bob Nichols has passed 12/31/06. Class of
Becky Benge has passed (11/16/06).
A sad day, classmate,
and '66/'67 Blue Hen (Delaware State)
Conference Wrestling Champ;
Click on pictures of Jack to enlarge (1st picture taken at 20th reunion in '87, the 2nd
shot at a
Laura Ellen Poe Age 55 of Chesapeake City, MD
died Friday, January 9, 2004, at home. Service 2 pm Sunday,
January 18, 2004 at the GEE FUNERAL HOME, 259 E. Main St.,
Elkton, MD. Friends may call Sunday at 1:30.
Published in The News Journal on
Jan. 15, 2004