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OBITUARIES B4 THE NEWS JOURNAL SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2002 Anderson, Joseph Bonney, Catharine Boulden, George Cammock, Hazel Challman, Arthur Craig, Elayne Dailey, Lorine Dotson, Harry Ennls, Alex Forrence, Ellen Gouge, Thomas Hoffman, William Koziski, Michael Lobozzo, Alfred Marini, Ashley Mitchell, Andrew Nickerson, A. Elizabeth Pakies, Edward Penza, Louis Richards, Frederick Rogers, John Sagan, Stephen Scherpf, Sarah Sicalides, Serandos Stewart, Beatrice Sykes, Thelma Trofa, AnnJo Warder, Hiram Wenke, Elsie Williams, Leonard 'Indicates obituaries running for the first time Joseph A. Anderson Sr. Age 78 of Smyrna, DE died at home Friday, April 5, 2002. Mr. Anderson was born February 22, 1924 in Blackbird, DE to the late William F. and Susie Watson Anderson. He was the superintendent for Continental Block Company in New Castle, DE for 33 years, and most recently worked for Daisy Construction Company, also of New Castle, DE. Mr. Anderson was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving with the combat engineers and was involved in the D-Day Invasion. He was one of the first to cross the Remagan Bridge over the Rhine River, enabling the allied forces to enter mainland Germany. He was a life member of VFW Post 8801 and the American Legion David C. Harrison Post 14. Mr. Anderson enjoyed shooting pool. He was descended from the early Swedish settler, Anders Jo-ransson and his Anderson family of New Castle County, and was a forefather member of the Swedish Colonial Society in Philadelphia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Corene Clements Anderson, and 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Lawrence A. and Janet Anderson of Smyrna, DE, Joseph A. Anderson Jr., all of Smyrna, DE; I brother, David R. Anderson of Newark, DE, and 3 grandsons, Eric S. and Brian L Anderson, both of Clayton, Delaware and Marc J. Anderson of Smyrna, DE; 2 great grandchildren; and his companion of 13 years, Priscilla Gibbons. There will be a funeral service I I am Tuesday, April 9, 2002 in the FARIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 29 South Main Street, Smyrna, DE, where friends may call 1 hour before the service. Burial will be in the Delaware City Cemetery in Delaware City, DE. Condolences may be e-mailed to Catharine Yerkes Bonney "Kay" Age 88 of Clearwater, FL, died April 3, 2002 at her home after a long illness under hospice care. Kay was born December 10, 1913 in Richboro, PA, the youngest of 8 children born to Jennie Clayton Warner and Jacob Krusen Yerkes. She was valedictorian of the Richboro High School Class of 1930. Kay received a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College in Reading, PA in 1934 and a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Delaware in 1951. Before coming to Newark, DE in 1947, Mrs. Bonney taught in the Richboro and Boothwyn, PA schools. After classroom teaching of math, science and other subjects, she served as planetarium coordinator, science coordinator and science supervisor for the Newark School District. Throughout her teaching career, she received several awards and fellowships and contributed to educational publications. Mrs. Bonney was a teacher and administrator in Newark, DE until her retirement in 1976, when she and her husband moved to Largo, FL and later to Clearwater, FL. She was a longtime member of the Newark Methodist Church in DE and the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Largo, FL. In 1937, she married Russell Norwood Bonney, who died in 1 986. Her son, Russell Norwood Bonney, Jr., predeceased her in 1994. She is survived by her sister, Clara Yerkes Finney of Levittown, PA; her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Wayne Crissman of Lakeland, FL; tier daughter-in-law, Jean Cozza Bonney of Concord, MA: granddaughters, Lesley Suzanne Bonney of Philadelphia. PA, Andrea Kay Bonney Gould of Stoneham, MA; and great granddaughter, Catharine Helen onney Gould of Stoneham, MA. Contributions in Mrs. Bonney's memory may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 S. Highland St., Largo, FL 33770. ' Arrangements by yOSS-FEASTER FUNERAL HOME, Clearwater, FL George P. Boulden Age 71 , died on Thursday April 4, 2002. Mr. Boulden worked as a security guard for many years as well as a driver and deliveryman for Ramon's Flowers. He served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Mr. Boulden enjoyed collecting memorabilia items. He also had a special affection toward his dog, Mitt Mitt. Mr. Boulden is survived by his daughter, Judithann S. Vinson andner fiance, Derrick Caban of New Castle who cared for her father during his illness. He is also survived by 2 sons, Richard W. Boulden and John W. Boulden, both of New Castle; a stepson, Carmen Montoro of Newark, DE; and 2 stepdaughters, Margaret Campbell of New Castle, DE and Becky Montoro of Port Isabel TX; and a brother, Thomas Boulden of Wilmington, DE. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Edward, Lauren, Rowena, Devon, Samantha, Lisa and Carmen; and a great grandson, Alex. Mr. Boulden was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Boulden. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the service in memory of George's life on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 12 noon in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 (next to the Atterbury VFW Post), where a visitation will be held beginning at 1 1 am. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear DE. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Veterans Voluntary Services, co Veterans Hospital, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. To send online condolences visit the funeral home web site at Hazel Jean Cammock Age 68 of Lewes, DE and St. Petersburg, FL, went home to the Lord on " Tuesday, v after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the and wife son Cammock, Sr. for 49 years. She will be sadly missed by her daughter ana son-in-law, Catherine and Michael Filipkowski; son and daughter-in-law, James and Debbi Cammock; daughter, Pamela Jean Cammock; and son, Nelson Cammock, Jr. She was a very special grandmother to Jeanel, Michael and Matthew Filipkowski, Jimmy and Alexis Cammock and Kaitlin and Kevin Snyder. She is also survived by her sister, Chris Martin of Vine-land, NJ; and brothers, Robert Casseday of Lewes and Harry Casseday of Cincinnati, OH. The Rev. Doctor Edward E. Martin, Jr. will officiate a funeral service 11:45 am Monday, April 8th in the Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel in New Castle, where friends may call at 1 1 am. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Hospice Foundation of Florida Sun Coast, 300 E. Bay Dr., Largo, FL 33770-9850. Arrangements by MELSON FUNERAL SERVICES Frankford, DE Arthur James Challman Age 78 of Millsboro, DE died Friday, April 5, 2002 at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Arthur was born in Georgetown to Andrew and Olive James Challman. He was a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1991. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro, where he held many offices including lay minister. He was a member and past president of the Sussex Central Ruritan Club, a member and officer of the International Order of Odd Fellows Georgetown Chapter, the VFW Post 7422 in Millsboro and the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard-Riverdale. In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Smith Challman died in 1996; daughter, Judy Thoroughgood in 1997; a grandson, Michael Challman in 2001; and brothers, George D. and Andrew "Dee" Challman. Survivors include son, Jay Arthur Challman of Millsboro; 2 daughters, Janet Lee Johnson of Millsboro, Jayne Lyn Challman of Boothwyn, PA; and a sister, Jeanie Johnson of Georgetown. There are 6 grandchildren, Michelle Truitt, Walton Johnson, III, Ellen Lorraine Johnson, R.J. Bunting, Ashley Bunting and Stacy Challman also surviving. There will be a funeral service 1 pm Tuesday, April 9 at the Grace U.M. Church, Church & Morris Sts., Millsboro, DE, where friends may call after 1 1 am. Interment will be in the Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Arthur J. and Ruth Ellen Challman Scholarship Fund, co Delaware Technical & Community College, PO Box 610, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements by the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, Millsboro, DE !jVju. I it j r i .1 loving 1 1 ' - .f i devoted 1 1 r' Ji of Nel-1 ? f 1 Elayne B. Craig Elayne, age 42, of Wilmington ended her courageous battle :il i imw.nWj.jii jiu iippi i mum wmi oreasi cancer peacefully on April 2, 2002 at her home surrounded by her family and close friends. Elayne had worked as a nair siyiisi ror r over 20 years L in me NewarK ana Wilmington area. She will be remembered most of all for her laughter and love of life. Elayne was a unique high-spirited individual. Her artistic talents were shown in her beautiful flower gardens, fishpond and her flair for dressing and decorating. She devoted much of her time to Sheeba, Roxanne, and Lilly, her beloved cats. Elayne shared her joy for life with all she touched. She was always the life of the party in the true sense of the words. She will be missed by her parents, John and Alice Craig; her twin sister, Arlene Rogers and husband Bill; brother, Fred Craig and wife Rosie; and sisters, Nancy and Sabra Craig, all of Wilmington; and her nieces and nephews, Amanda, Amie, and Billy Rogers, Jonathan Craig, and Laura Cahall. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral service on Monday morning, April 8 at 10:30 am at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek, where friends may call on Sunday evening from 6-8 pm. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park. Flowers would be appreciated or contributions may be made in her name to Christ United Methodist church, 6 N. Clifton Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805 or Skyline United Methodist Church, 3100 Skyline Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Lorine C. Dailey Age 76 of Wilmington, DE died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. Lorine Dailey leaves to cherish her memory 2 sons, Alva O. Dailey of Jeffersonton, VA, Ker-win A. Dailey of Milford, DE; daughter-in-law, Anita Dailey; and 2 sisters, Willie Lee Pierson of Wilmington, DE and Virla Mae Cook of Cleveland, OH. Other survivors include 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jessie Pierson; sister-in-law, Dorothy Mormon; devoted friend, Charlotte Addison; 3 aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The service will be 12 noon Tuesday, April 9 at The House of Wright Mortuary, 208 E. 35th St., Wilmington, DE, where friends may call from 10-12 noon. Professional Services Entrusted to THE HOUSE OF WRIGHT MORTUARY Harry A. Dolson Age 83 and a lifelong resident of Wilmington, DE, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the Wilmington Hospital. Mr. Dolson was a pipefitter for General Motors for 35 years before his retirement and an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Emily (Dobrzynski) Dolson, predeceased him in 1992. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, F. Bud and Greta Dolson of Wilmington; granddaughter, Barbara Sullivan of Wilmington; 3 great granddaughters, Taylor, Morgan and Megan Sullivan; and a sister, Elsie Wenke of Bear. Family and friends may call 7-9 pm Monday evening, April 8 at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME. Limestone & Milltown Rds., Wilmington, where there will be a funeral service 10 am Tuesday, April 9 with interment in All Saints Cemetery. Alex C. Ennis Age 16 of Newark, DE died Thursday, April 4, 2002 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. Alex was an 11th-grade honor student at Newark High School. He was recently selected as an alternate to represent Newark High School at the American Legion sponsored the Boy's State program in which participants learn about government by becoming members of a model state government. Alex was also a member of the Newark High School Life Smarts Competition team. He also volunteered at the Newark High School Library and the Food Bank of Delaware. Alex was an avid basketball player who Dlayed in the YMCA sponsored leagues for several years. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Parish. Alex loved sports, especially football and basketball. He is survived by his parents, Richard C. and Marykay Ennis; and a brother, Scott C. Ennis, all of Newark; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Compton Ennis of Lexington, KY; and his maternal grandparents, Joseph C. and Dorothy S. Pohmurski of Champion, OH. A service will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Ave., Newark, DE. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the YMCA of Delaware, co Alex C. Ennis Memorial Fund, 100 W. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arrangements by the R.T. FOARD AND JONES FUNERAL HOME i f . s r V & J "-7 I Ellen Jane Forrence Age 74, of Wilmington, DE, died April 5, 2002, at home with her family. Mrs. Forrence was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter P. Mayock. Jane's hobbies included art and bridge, and she was an ACBL Life "Master. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Theodore C. Forrence, Sr.; a son. Theodore C. Forrence, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA; 2 daughters, Jane Murphy of Cincinnati, OH and Barbara Worth of Boston, MA; and 5 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Elizabeth Flanagan of Flourtown, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 1 am on Monday, April 8 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE, where friends may visit with the family from 10-11. Burial will be in the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contnbutions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. Arrangements by CHANDLERTUNERAL HOME Thomas N. Gouge "Tom the Barber" Age 72 of Wilmington, DE died peacefully April 5, 2002 after a long battle with cancer. Tom was born in West Grove, PA October 22, 1929 to the late Irene and Nathaniel Gouge. He served in the US Navy on board the USS Coral Sea from 1947-1950. He worked diligently as a local barber for 55 years and at one time operated 4 businesses. He was a devoted husband and father. He was a good-natured man who made fnends easily. He loved cars, gardening, traveling and social activities with family and friends. He is survived bv all his chil dren and grandchildren. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his closest family members, Jerry Gouge, Skip Bil-lips and Tandra Crescenzi. He had 6 brothers and sisters whom he loved dearly. The greatest love of his life was his wife, June Gouge, who passed away last May. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 9 at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek, where friends may call from 6-8 pm on Monday, April 8. Entombment will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Heartland Hospice, 431 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Dr. William H. Hoffman Dr. William H. Hoffman, age 92 of Foulk Manor North, passed away peacefully April 5, 2002 after an energetic and long life. He was bom April 12, 1909 in Albany, NY and practiced dentistry in New York City for many years before retiring to FL. He served as a dentist in North Africa and France during World War II and was always available to help people in need. In the 1950s, he was very active in promoting dental health for children in NY. His many interests included travel, music, ballet and art. He also had a great talent for pottery and woodwork. He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 65 years, Alice; sons, Warren and his wife, Pamela of Wilmington and Joel of Van Nuys, CA; and grandchildren, Jonathan and his wife, Tracey and Deborah. A private memorial senice is planned. SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL Card Of Thanks DESMOND, STEVEN K. - Extend ng our thanks to Family, Friends, Christiana Hospital, all Doctors and their Staff for the cards, flowers, help and support given Steve before and after his passing. Desmond, Conner, Egnor Families To the Friends and Family of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Skinner, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your cards, flowers, sympathy, comfort and expressions of Love during my family and my time of sorrow. There are no words to express my gratitude. May God bless you and yours. Love, Mrs. Mable Skinner and Family In Memoriam CHRISTOPHER, Dan (Dut) Always thinking of you, but a lot more this time of the year. Happy Birthday. You're always in our hearts. Love Flo & Nancy QUINN-DEBORAH Happy Birthday Deborah. Your memory is still with us in our hearts & you will never be forgotten. From your family, The Crawfords STAFFORD, LAWRENCE J., SR. - Happy Birthday Dad. We miss you and Mom so much. Love, Anne Marie, Patrick, Claude Lawrence, Jordan and Kathryn TRESSLER, Florence In memory of our Mother and Mom Mom on her Birthday. To wish you Happy Birthday and to tell you too how much it meant to have a Mother dear as you. Forever in our hearts, Love Jackie, Beth, Bob, Mandy and Lil Bob The News Journal Company offers ten lines of an Obituary free of charge for the first insertion. Families who wish to present additional information may do so at a nominal fee. Military, organization, and patriotic emblems are available upon request For further information, and to place an Obituary, please consult your funeral director. Michael Daniel Koziski "Dan-Age 88 of Camden, DE died Thursday, April 4, 2002 in Bay-health at the Kent General Hospital in Dover. He was bom on February 28, 1914 in Passaic, NJ, son of the late John and Esther Visletsky Koziski. Mr. Koziski served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Camden in 1946 where he was an independent painting contractor and painted virtually all the Sinclair and Texaco Stations throughout the state of DE. In 1976 he took a civil service position at the Dover Air Force Base from which he retired as a contract inspector for the 436th Civil Engineering Squadron in 1982- , u w He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Helen Doud Koziski on December 31, 2000; and 4 brothers, Daniel, George, Steve and William. He is survived by a son, Michael J. Koziski and his wife, Hannah of Greenville; a daughter, Constance K. Norwood and her husband, Tom of Milford; a brother, John Koziski of Nesque-honing, PA; 2 sisters, Annie Sa-mar o? Allentown, PA and Helen Krasucki of Ambler, PA; 3 grandchildren, Kimberly Norwood of Milford, Miles Norwood and Michelle Warren, both of Milton; and 3 great grandchildren, Tyler Norwood of Milford, and Haley Norwood and Brock Layton, both of Milton. There will be a funeral service 2 pm Tuesday, April 9 at the PIPPIN FUNERAL HOME, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, where the family will receive friends from 1 pm until service time. The Rev. Frank O. Sutton will officiate. Burial will be in the Sharon Hills Memorial Park in Dover. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company, PO Box 186, Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934. Condolences may be e-mailed to Alfred Lobozzo Age 87 of Wilmington, DE died Friday, April 5, 2002 in the Wilmington Hospital. Mr. Lobozzo worked for Phoenix Steel for 42 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, the United Steel Workers Union and the Rod and Gun Club 109. He was predeceased by his wife, Angeline Lobozzo. He is survived by his son, Thomas J. Lobozzo of Wilmington; his brother, Joseph of New Castle, DE; his sister, Alice Labozzo of Wilmington; his half-sisters, Betty Syyy of Bear, Martha Grabowski and Esther Micucio, both of Wilmington, Mary Alexander of NY; "3 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service 1 1 am Tuesday, April 9 at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek, where friends may call after 10. Burial will be private. Ashley Marini The infant daughter of Jimmy F. and Jackie E. Marini passed away Thursday, April 4, 2002 in the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Other survivors include her brother, Ashton L. Marini; paternal grandparents, Dante and Bernardine Marini; and maternal grandparents, Paul and Joyce Eckhart and Barbara and David Serfass. Many other family members also survive. The service and burial will be private. GEBHART FUNERAL HOMES of New Castle County Professional Service Together With A Warm Family Atmosphere Call or Visit Anytime ft f ft'.'.X'.H CORIETO LATINA FUNERAL HOME. INC. 4 652-6642 PLANNING YOUR ESTATE? Consider giving to... The Needy Family Fund, a private, nonprofit effort run by The News Journal that raises money for those in need in our community. DONATIONS: Monetary donations, as well as stocks and other securities, may be Sl given year-round to the Annual Fund and to the Endowment Fund. Gifts of $500 or more may be designated to go to the Needy Family Endowment Fund. For information on the Endowment Fund, contact the Delaware Community Foundation at 571 -8004. For information on on contributing to the Annual Fund, contact 324-2560. 4 suited Sa. P 1 ykJ.' a JI Andrew Malachy Mitchell Age 98 died April 1, 2002 at the Wilmington residence of his daughter, Margaret Ann Mitchell, with whom he had lived since 1999. Mr. Mitchell was .born in Brooklyn, NY on December 13 1903. He retired as Executive Vice President with Fisher-Price Toys, Inc. He had been head of safes from 1935-1968. Fisher-Price was a fledgling company when he joined it. He had not only been sales manager but had contributed to the ideas and designs for many of the toys. His primary office was at 200 Fifth Avenue (The Toy Building) in New York City. From there he traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and then in later years to Asia both selling the pull-toys as well as identifying suppliers. During World War II he moved with his family from Long Island to East Aurora, NY, when Fisher-Price devoted its plant to war supplies for the U.S. Navy. In 1948, he moved back to New York City to resume the toy business. Another daughter, Catherine M. Beltz of Orchard Park, NY, recalls her father's fondness for Fisher-Price, feeling very strongly that their products were among the best in the toy industry. He was recognized for his high integrity and diligence by Mr. Fisher and others in the toy industry. Upon his retirement in 1968, Mr. Mitchell and his wife, the former Catherine A. Roulett, moved to New Canaan, CT and then to Orchard Park, NY. When his first wife, Catherine, died in 1975, he moved to Tucson, AZ. There he met and married Jean McWherter who died in 1999. Mr. Mitchell was also predeceased by his oldest daughter, Joan A. Kenney, who died in 1976. He will be fondly remembered by his 2 daughters; his sons-in-law, Paul W. Beltz and Malachi P. Kenney; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 am at St. Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Ave., Newark. Friends may call on Monday, April 8, between 4-6 pm at MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Limestone and Milltown Rds., Wilmington. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Sf. Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Ave., Newark, DE 19711. A. Elizabeth Nickerson Miss A. Elizabeth Nickerson, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, died on Thursday, April 4, 2002 at her residence. A native of Barclay, MD, Miss Nickerson moved to Wilmington in April 1952. She was employed as bookkeeper with the Children's Bureau of Delaware, Wilmington, retiring in 1974 after 21 years of service. Miss Nickerson was a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College and was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, L. Thomas and Amy L. (Foulks) Nickerson. She is survived by her great nephew, John R. Quinn and his wife, Kathy, of Wilmington; great great nephew and great great niece, David and Mary Quinn; and great great great niece, Elizabeth Skaats. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM, Monday, April 8, 2002, at SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOME, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, Wilmington Manor, New Castle, where friends may call after 9 AM. Interment will follow in Crumpton (MD) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803. To send condolences, visit Edward Pakies Born in Kalusz, Poland, died Friday. April 5, 2002 in his home in Wilmington, DE of natural causes. He was 87 years old. During World War II, Edward was taken to Siberia to a concentration camp with his sisters and parents. After 212 years of hard work, uncertainties and near death experiences, he was transported to Persia (what is Irag today), where he worked at odd jobs to help support his ailing father, his mother and sister. There he met his wife and married. For Yk years, they lived in Beirut, Lebanon and from there moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He learned a new language and new skills to provide for his family; now a wife, 2 children, and 2 mothers. Duringthe political upheaval of the Peron era, he decided to move to the United States, hoping to give his children a better future - and he did. At age 50, he learned a new language, new skills and began a new life. Edward Pakies is survived by his wife of 57 years, Machelina Pakies; a daughter and son-in-law, Krystyna Pakies Musik and Olgierd J. Musik of Newark; 4 grandchildren, Ania Musik, Basia and Max Moltchanov of Newark and Zosia Pakies of Buenos Aires, Argentina: and a sister, Stasia Smith and her family of Atlanta, GA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 10 am in St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington, DE followed by interment in the National Shrine of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810. Arrangements by the JOHN F. YASIK FUNERAL HOME, Wilmington, DE

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