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B4 Th Newt-Journal papers Monday, Jan. 17, 1983 George Beccher Jones Jr. MILLINGTON, Md. - George Beecher Jones Jr., 66, died Saturday of cancer in Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., after a long illness. Mr. Jones was a native of Milling-ton, and worked as a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of the Ches-tertown masonic lodge, and of the American Legion. He was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. His wife, Martha Katherine Jones, died in 1980. He is survived by two sons, Army Lt. Col. George B. Ill of Newport News, Va., and Richard A. of Menomonee Falls, Wis.;a daughter, Patricia A. Jones of Santa Ana, Calif.; two brothers, Benjamin E. of Wilmington, and Charles W. of Millington; a half-brother, William W. VanSant of Takoma Park; a half-sister, Helen Satterfield of Smyrna, Del.; seven grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services will be Wednesday at 10 IN MEMORIAM SLAVIN (n lovino memory of husband Dad and Pop Pop Wilham J. Siavin who passed awav Januarv 15, 196 God watched vou as vou suffered, He knew vou'd had vour share. Me oentiv closed vour weary eves, Aij took vou in his care. When days are dark and dreary, Everything seems 10 90 wrong. We seem to hear you whisper, (Cheer up and carry on ) Sadly missed, wife Flora, son James Sr., and wife and children TALLEY In loving memory of Owen Tallev on his Birthday , , Time does not heal our loss, but we are greatful, For the memories, thoughts and love we shared Wife Helen and Children VANDEGRIFT lm memory of Marie A Van-degntt who passed awav January 16, 1976 Sad'v missed by Mary Kay. Tracy, Chris and Bob DEATH NOTICES BLACK - In this city on January 13, 1983 John H Black of 1704 Lobdell Street. Father of Russell Black and Catherine Mathews both of Wilmington and Thomas Black of New York. Brother of Ella Dyer of, New Jersev Also survived bv a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and other relatives and friends. Aged 79 years. Relatives and frienas are invited to attend funeral services at Union Methodist Church, Golds-borough. Maryland on Tuesoav afternoon January 18 at 1 o'clock Interment in the adioining cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home of EDWARD R BELL, 909 Poplar Street on Mondav evening from 6 lo 8 o'clock. Friends will be received at S04 Ferris Street BRIERLEY In Wilmington Medical Center, Delaware Division, on January )4 1983, Ruth E Bnerlev, wire ol the late Paul G. Brierlev and Mother of Carolyn R Brierlev and Paula M Bnerlev, of 162 Brierlev Lane, Bear, DE. Age 44 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Tuesdav morning, January 18, at 1100, trom the WILLIAM J. WARWICK FUNERAL HOME, 1?1 W Park Place, Newark, DE Interment in St Georges Cemetery, in lieu of flowers please make contributions to Infectious Disease Control Lab, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899. CHASE - In Wilmington Medical Center, Delaware Division, on January 11, 1V8J, Frances Elaine Chase, aged 45 years of 707 East 10th St , Wilmington Wife of Eugene Chase Mother of Ronald Eugpne Francine Yvonne, Geraidine Olivia Alice Marie, Etwood Clarence, and Geneen MicheMe Chase all of Wilmington Daughter of George and Leola Aliens ot Wilmington. Sister of Nancy Lee Owens ot Wilmington Also survived by II grandchildren, a host of Aunts, Undes, neices, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to aliend tunera! services at Mt. Jov United Methodist Church 4'j5 Townsend St., on Sunday evening, January 16th, at 6 o'clock Interment in 'Vacelawn Memorial Park on Mondav morning Fnenos mav call at the church on Sunday from 3 until 6 There will be no viewing after 6. Arrangements bv CONGO FUNERAL HOME, 201 N. Gray Ave , Wilmington. OENNY In this City on January 14. 1983, Martha E Denny (Bessie) formerly of 13?4 Shallcross Avenue, age 85 years Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Tuesday morning January IB at 11 o'clock at the SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOME, 24th & Market Streets. Interment Townsend Cemetery, Townsend, DE In lieu of flowers contributions mav be made to the Salvation Army, 4th & Shipley Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801 HOP TON In this city on January 11, 1983. Weidon M Horton, of 714 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE Brother of James H Horton, of SuHolk, VA, Clarelta H Smith, of Wilmington, DE. Stepbrother of Virginia Cooper, of Phila , PA. Grandfather of Carolyn Flemings, ot Wilmington, DE. Devoted friend ot Ida Prvor, of Wilmington. Also survived by five Great-Grandchildren. four Great-great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Aged 74 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services ftom the FUNERAL HOME OF EDWARD R. BELL, 909 Poplar Si, on Mondav afternoon, January 17th at 1PM Interment Ml Zion Cemetery Fnends may call at the Funeral Home on Mondav from 12 until 1PM. JONES In Wilmington Medical Center, Delaware Division, on January 14, 1983, Betty E. (Dee Dee) Jones. Age 47, of 1304 W. 6th Street Wife of Marvin J. Jones Mother of William Cunningham, Kevin Cunningham, Marvin Jones Jr , all of Wilmington, Cpl Demetries Jones, stationed in Seattle, Washington James, Michelle, and Leslie Jones, all of Wilmington Daughter of the late Bemamin and Olelia Cunningham Sister of Fannie Parker, of Buffalo. NY, Eleanor Cunningham, Lillian Harris, Otelia Gordon, all from W'lmington, and Edward Cunningham, of New York City Also survived bv 8 Grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at CONGO FUNERAL HOME 201 N. Gray Ave., Wilmington, on Thursday evening, January 20, at 8 00 Interment in Riverview Cemetery on Fridav morning Friends mav call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 6 00 until 8 00. KOWALSKI - In the Delaware Division on January 14, 1983, Helen R Kseoka Kowalski, wife of Louis J KowaKki, Sr., ot 1419 Wedgewood Road, Oak Hill, aged 68 years Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesdav morning January 18 at St. Hedwig s R C Church, Linden 8. South Harrison S'reels al 9am Entombment in the Crypt of the Holy Family. Cathedral Cemetery Friends may call al the JOHN F YAS1K & SON FUNERAL HOME, 607 S. Harrison Street on Mondav Evening from 7 to 9, Parking Facilities across from Funeral Home. MACE Y - In this city on January 14, 1983 Jennie B Macev of 127 Concord Ave Mother of Kenneth Fuliman, of Wilmington, DE Sister of Leonard Brown of Wilmington. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends Aged 67 vfars Re'tives, tne"ds and members of Sharing for Christmas Society, are invited to attend funeral services from Sharon Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 20tn & Washington Sts, on Tuesdav evening, January 18ih at 7PM. Interment Riverview Cemetery on Wednesday morning Friends may call al the church on Tuesday from 5 until 7pm. Arrangements by the EDWARD R. BELL FUNERAL HOME. MAXWELL At his late residence on January 14, 1983 Clifford N Maxwell husband of Hedwig Maxwell, of 1336 Maple Ave, Eismere Aged 68 years Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the CHARLES P. ARCARO FUNERAL HOME, 2309 Lancaster Ave (opp Cathedral Cemetery), on Tuesdav morning at 8:30 Mass of Christian Burial at-Corpus Christi R C Church at 9 30. Interment at Cathedral Cemetery Friends may call al the funeral home on Monday evening after 7. SARAGA - In this city on January 14th. Vince husband of Mary Saraga of 3202 Green Street, Ciavmonl, DE Age 80 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary R C Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Ciavmont on Tuesday January 18th at 9 30 Interment in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Linwood, PA. Friends may call al the GEBHART FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Ciavmonl on Monday evening from 7 til 9. SWEENEY - In this city on January 13, 1983, Marion Slaats. wife of William Harry Sweeney, of 3013 Washington St., Wilmington. Age 79 years. Relatives and fnends are invited to attend the. Services from the MCCRERY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike, Tailev-ville, on Mondav morning, January 17, 11:00AM. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening, after 7:00. In lieu of flowers contributions mav be made lo the Calvary United Methodisf Church, 36th & Washington St, Wilm. DE 19802. TAYLOR In Brandywine Springs Nursing Home, Wilmington, DE on January 13, 1983, Edna M. Taylor, wife of ihe late T. Claude Taylor of Main Towers, Newark, DE, lor- . merly of Warwick, mu geo o ' years. Relatives and friends are inuitAri tn attend the funeral ser- at. vices at the DANIELS 4 HUTCHI-' SON FUNERAL HOME, 212 N. v Mondav afternoon, January 17 at 2 o'clock Interment at Old Drewvers Cemetery near Odessa, DE. Friends mav call al the funeral home Sunday evenino after 7 In lieu of flowers the familv suggests contributions to the Carpenter Clinic, Wilmington Medical Center 201 S. Broom SI PO Box 2850, Wilm., DE 19805 or to Faith Ciiv, P O. Box 372, Wilm., DE 19899. - Dm.., ci ju.Hri MtiMun on a m at St. Clements Episcopal Church, Massey. Friends may call Tuesday night at the Edward Fellows & Son Funeral Home, Millington. Burial will be in Massey Cemetery. Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to the North Kent Parish, in care of Robert O'Dell, Millington, 21651. Russell G. Bunting Sr. MILFORD - Russell G. Bunting Sr., 74, of 404 N. Washington St., died Friday in Delaware Division, of kidney failure. Mr. Bunting was a laborer most of his life. For the past eight years he worked as a produce dealer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Margaret R.; three sons, Russell Jr. of Portsmouth, N.H., and Robert and Russell III, both of Milford; four daughters, Betty Buckley and Mary Buckley, both of Ellendale, Nora Boone of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Lilly Mae Vilone of Glen Burnie, Md.; two brothers, Milton of Mil-ford and Roy of Georgetown; three sisters, Mary Kimmey and Etezel Jerman, both of Milford, and Tillie Munford of Las Vegas, Nev.; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Berry Funeral Home, N.W. Front St., where friends may call at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bishopville, Md. Richard L. Yankie SMYRNA - Richard L. Yankie, 48, of 415 W. North St., died Friday in Kent General Hospital, Dover, after a heart attack at home. Mr. Yankie retired from the Air Force in 1977 after serving 24 years. He worked as a signalman for Conrail in Harrington for the past five years. He is survived by his wife, Janice A.; three daughters, Debra Yankie at home, Michele Donze of Smyrna, and Deidre Gleason of Clayton; six brothers, Charles of Florida, Vernon, David, Harold, and Ralph, all of W.Va.; and Russell of Ohio; and two grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Living Waters, Bassett and Smyrna avenues, Clayton, where friends may call at noon. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Elmer G. Goldsborough TOWNSEND Elmer G. Golds-borough, 87, of Townsend, died Sat-urday in Memorial Division, following a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Goldsborough retired in 1967 after 50 years as a farmer in the Townsend area. He is survived by his wife, Abbie F.; three daughters, Beatrice G. Robinson of Townsend, Louise G. Parker of Seaford, and Janet V. Goldsborough at home; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchil-dern. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Daniels & Hutchinson Funeral Home, Main Street, Town-send, where friends may call Wednesday evening. Burial will be in Townsend Cemetery. Steve Ki Sheung Ip SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Steve Ki Sheung Ip, 61, of Swarthmore, died of heart failure Thursday in Orlando, Fla., Medical Center, while on vacation. Mr. Ip retired in 1982 as a sales account manager for the finishes and fabricated products department of the Du Pont Co., in Wilmington, after 31 years of service. He was a shriner and a member of the International Chinese Service Organization. He is survived by his wife, Annie Fu Ip; a son, Christopher of Swarthmore; two daughters, Dr. Julianne Ip of Providence, R.I., and Stephanie Ip of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio;, his mother, two brothers, and six sisters. Memorial Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Chester Road and College Ave., Swarthmore. Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Cancer Research Fund, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104. Paul J. Santa Barbara Sr. Paul J. Santa Barbara Sr., 84, of 1184 River Road, New Castle, died Saturday of heart failure in St. Francis Hospital. He had been ill for nine months, and had been hospitalized for the past week. Mr. Santa Barbara was a millwright for the former Continental Can Corp., Wilmington, retiring in 1963 after 40 years' service. He was a life member of the Holloway Terrace Fire Company. His wife, Gladys, died in 1965. He is survived by two sons, Paul J. Jr. of Wilmington, and Rodney W., with whom he lived; a brother, Joseph of Newark; a sister, Mrs. Charles T. Carr of Wilmington;six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware St., New Castle, where friends may call Tuesday evening. Entombment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park. Bernice D. Walls MILTON - Bernice D. Walls, 62, of 318 Behringer Ave., died Sunday of kidney failure in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Walls was born in Sussex' County, and lived there all her life. She was a member of Milton's interdenominational Grace Church. She is survived by her husband, John S. Walls, a local carpenter, a daughter, Sandra W. Pfeifle of Milton; and a sister, Barbara Chop of Lewes. Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home, 416 Federal Street, Milton, where friends may call Tuesday evening. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cem- ftery. The family suggests contri-utions to Grace Church, Union Street, Milton 19968. John Edward Bewley POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - John Edward Bewley, 70, of 115 N.W. 50th Court, Pompano Beach, formerly of Richardson Park near Wilmington, died Friday of complications from a hemorrhage in North Broward General Hospital. Mr. Bewley retired in 1978 from the Du Pont Co. in Wilmington, as an electrician, after 35 years' service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in New Castle, Del. His wife, Mary R., died in 1981. He is survived by two daughters, Helen Daddazio of Fort Lauderdale, and Meriam Laufer of Metu-chen, N.J.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway and Ducan Road, where friends may call Tuesday evening. The Moose Lodge will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Entombment will be in Grace-lawn Abbey. Theodore Bergquist Theodore Bergquist, 92, of The Layton Home, Eighth and Walnut streets, formerly of the Lincoln Towers, died Friday in St. Francis Hospital of apparent heart failure. Mr. Bergquist was a self-employed tailor in Brandywine Village for many years, and later worked for several Wilmington stores. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. His wife, the former Anna Olson, died in 1940, and a daughter, Evelyn M. Bergquist, died last month. He is survived by another daughter, Ruth B. Wright of Mount Pleasant, and three grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 24th and Market streets, where friends may call an hour earlier. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Clifford N. Maxwell Clifford N. Maxwell, 68, of 1336 Maple Ave., Eismere, died of heart failure Saturday at home. Mr. Maxwell retired in 1975 after 40 years as a meat cutter, most recently at the Thriftway Store in Kennett Square, Pa. He was a member of the Clarence Fraim and Greater Eismere Senior Centers. He is survived by his wife, Hedwig; a son, James C. of Montclaire; a daughter, Alexandra "Sandy" Ghione of Brack-Ex; a brother, William of Brookhaven; two sisters, Emily Pedicone of Wilmington, and Viola Goetz of Richardson Park; and six grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, New Road, Eismere. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call this evening at the Charles P. Arco Funeral Home, 2309 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. Martha E. Denny Martha E. "Bessie" Denny, 85, of the Tilton Terrace Nursing Home, 801 N. Broom St., formerly of Shallcross Ave., died Friday at the nursing home after a long illness. Miss Denny lived at the home for eight years. She was a bookkeeper for many years for Bamberger & Robbins Paint Co. of Wilmington, retiring in 1967. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She is survived by two nieces and a nephew. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 24th and Market streets. Burial will be in Townend Cemetery. Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army, Fourth and Shipley streets, Wilmington 19801. Gordon J. Baird Sr. Gordon J. "Scotty" Baird Sr., 73, of 7 Rockford Road, Wilmington, died Friday at home of complications from a series of strokes and heart attacks over the past 3V4 years. Mr. Baird retired in 1971 as a senior design engineering consultant for the Du Pont Co., after 30 years' service. He is survived by his wife. Lillian R.; two sons, Dr. Gordon J. Jr., of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Thomas C. of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Swaby of Escanaba, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Services and burial where private. Contributions can be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington, 19806. Ex-judge Joseph P. By KATIE SALVATORE Staff reporter LEWES Joseph P. Hurley Sr., 63, former New Castle County Family Court judge, died Saturday after an apparent heart attack. He was stricken at his home, 38 Sycamore Drive, Edgewater Estates, Lewes, and was dead on arrival at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, the family said. Judge Hurley was a native of Wall, Pa., near Pittsburgh. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a retired lieutenant colonel with the Delaware National Guard. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1947, and received a law degree from Catholic University, Washington, in 1950. He joined the Delaware Bar the same year. Prior to his 12-year term as a Family Court judge, he was a partner in the Wilmington law firm of Michlin, Hurley and Wilson. Judge Hurley lived in Wilmington for 32 years, before moving to Lewes in 1980. At the time of his death he was working for the Public Defender's office in Dover. He served as a Family Court judge from 1964 to 1976, but lost his position in a legislative shuffle when Senate Democrats blocked his reappointment and won the appointment of James J. Horgan instead. Then-Gov. Sherman W. Tribbitt had submitted Hurley's name on his list of appointments, and did not included Horgan's name for a position. But Tribbitt soon bowed to pressure from Democratic senators and dropped Hurley's name in favor of Horgan's. After the controversy, letters to the News Journal editor denounced as shoddy the treatment of Judge Hurley. "No one in the court provided more constructive support than Judge Hurley," wrote Chief Family Court Judge William C. Gordon. "He performed his difficult judicial functions with great diligence," Gordon said, "but was always ready to accept added responsibility in TV actor Arthur Space dies Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Actor Arthur Space, best known for his roles as a gentle animal benefactor on the TV series "Lassie" and "National Velvet," has died of cancer at age 74, his daughter said Sunday. Space portrayed veterinarians Dr. Peter Wilson and, later, Dr. Frank Weaver, helping "Lassie" through the collie's various problems. On "National Velvet" he was Herbert Brown, who guided his daughter's attempts to train her horse, King. In recent years, Space had guest roles on "Lou Grant," "Angie" and "The Waltons" on television. Space began his acting career doing men's parts at the New Jer-" Marie Neher Mullen Marie Neher Mullen, 84, of 4805 Lancaster Pike, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital of complications from a stroke she suffered Friday at home. She is survived by her husband, Harry H.; two stepsons, Nelson H. of Wilmington, and Floyd A. of North East, Md.; two stepdaughters, Anna M. Lee and Agnes M. Ritter both of Wilmington; four stepgrandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, Du Pont Highway near New Castle. Burial will be in the adjoining memorial park. Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society 1925 Lovering Ave., Wilmington 19806. Dead man Associated Press PHILADELPHIA - A man initially believed to have died of natu-' ral causes was apparently starved to death in a rat-infested closet, and two sisters have been charged in his death, police said. Venus Weston, 21, who police say was the victim's girlfriend, and Linda Ann Weston, 23, were arrested Saturday after their relatives told police they feared a missing family member may have suffered the same fate as Bernardo Ramos. Ramos's body was found stiff and cold in a north Philadelphia convent Dec. 28, 1981, by two men who4 had entered the building. When a medical examiner ruled that Ramos, 25, had died of malnutrition, and investigators could find of Family Court Hurley Sr. dies Joseph P. Hurley Sr. organizing the state system. In all his actions, he was never self-seeking; he took stands that were courageous and unpopular; he had the court's interest uppermost and, with good humor, subordinated his own interest." Gordon at the time described Judge Hurley as able, high-principled, and dedicated. He said he performed his duties with "humility and civility." Another letter-writer noted, "In these days we need experienced impartial good men on our court benches and it is absolutely deplorable for a good sitting judge to be put through what he has." The Delaware Bar Association condemned the governor for the move, and accused both him and the Senate of politically expedient actions, undermining separation of powers among the branches of government. From 1976 to 1978 Judge Hurley served as acting director of the Criminal Justice Standards and Goals Project, under the Gover sey College for Women now Douglas College. He moved on to summer stock, off-Broadway and Broadway productions, including "Three Men on a Horse" and "Awake and Sing." A Hollywood producer spotted him in New York and urged him to head West, where he won a contract with MGM that got him parts in Wallace Beery and Laurel and Hardy films. "In the '40s he played mostly villains, then did B movies and cowboy Wilmington man, stabbed Elwood Winn, 48, of 615 W. Fifth St., Wilmington, who suffered multiple stab wounds during an argument Jan. 6, died Friday in Delaware Division. State Police said they are holding Johnnie E. Fomby, 54, of the 600 block of West Sixth Street, at the Gander Hill prison without bail on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the stabbing. Winn, Fomby and two others were riding in Winn's car Jan. 6, police said, when Winn pulled into the parking lot of the 7-Eleven Anna R. Blocksom Anna R. Blocksom, 92, of 3007 N. Van Buren St., died Friday at home of apparent heart failure. Mrs. Blocksom's husband, Ralph R., died in 1969. She is survived by a sister, Ida R. Morgan of Wilming-' ton; and a nephew. Graveside services will be Tuesday at noon at the Odd Fellows Cemetery near Camden. The family asked that flowers be omitted. was starved, no evidence of foul play, police closed the case as a natural death. Linda and Venus Weston were charged Saturday with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. Municipal Judge Alexander J. Macones ordered the women held without bail for a hearing Wednesday morning. Police said the two women, who were both larger than the slightly built Ramos, kidnapped him sometime around October 1981 from the first-floor hallway of their three-story brick rowhouse. They tied Ramos with cord from an electric iron and pushed him into a 3-by-10-foot closet, police said. Homicide Lt. James McGowen said Venus Weston "was afraid he (Ramos) was going to go away and not come back no more." Ramos was given only lima beans nor's Commission on Criminal Jus tice. In addition to proposing recommendations on corrections manage-ment and alternatives to institutionalization, the group studied the feasibility of combining a prison housing facility with offices for the attorney general and the courts suggestions adopted at the new Gander Hill Prison. As project director, Judge Hurley made a public plea for improving Delaware's correctional system, but remained a champion of prisoners' rights. He wrote that changes should be made "without violating the constitutional and civil rights of the inmates." In 1978, the judge ran unsuccessfully for state auditor on the Democratic ticket, losing to incumbent Republican Richard T. Collins. In that race, Hurley's popularity earned him a surprising 42.3 percent of the votes, even though he spent only $415 on his campaign compared with more than $17,000 spent by Collins. Judge Hurley was a charter member and past president of the. Serra Club, a Catholic vocational club, and was also on the board of directors of Gamblers' Anonymous. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Garey; three sons, Joseph P. Jr., Christopher J. and Timothy F., all of Wilmington; two daughters, Faith L. McNamara and Donna M. Tyler, both of Wilmington; three brothers, James, T. Aloy-sius, and Regis, all of San Francisco; two sisters, Mary Nagel and Anne Allara, also of San Francisco; and four grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1414 King St., Wilmington. Friends may call Tuesday night at the Doherty-Wickersham Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Ave., where prayers will be heard from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Church Cemetery. Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, 19713. stuff. Later on he had parts as a doctor or lawyer," said his daughter, Susan Swan. In the late 1950s he worked with Richard Boone in the TV series "Medic." Space had known he had cancer since October and died Thursday at his Hollywood home. Services were held for Saturday at the Wilshire Methodist church. In addition to Ms. Swan, he is survived by another daughter and two granddaughters. during an argument, dies Store at Gov. Printz Boulevard and Rysing Drive in Edgemoor. Winn and Fomby began to argue, and Fomby pulled out a knife and stabbed Winn, police said. Helen H. Kirlin Helen H. Kirlin, 73, of Dennis Lane, Hockessin, died of heart failure Sunday at Delaware Division. Mrs. Kirlin's husband, Francis X. died in 1971. She is survived by a daughter, Frances Brown with whom she lived; four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church near Ninth and Madison streets in Wilmington. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday night at the Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown roads. Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to Sacred Heart Church, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington 19801. police say to eat, except for an occasional carrot or piece of cheese, and his only liquids may have been water that dripped from the closet's leaky ceiling, investigators said. Two or three days after Christmas 1981, police said, the women looked into the closet and noticed from the purplish cast of Ramos' skin that he was dead. They stripped the body and dressed it in a zippered blue sweatshirt and women's panties and put it in a green trash bag, police said. The women wheeled the body in a baby stroller to the vacant convent and dumped it on the floor, according to investigators. Police said Venus Weston was pregnant with Ramos' child when the women allegedly took him hostage. 1

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