Jane K. Lynch, 89, of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Seaford, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008, following a lengthy illness. A graduate of Selbyville High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics from the University of Delaware. She retired in 1981 as chairwoman of the Seaford High School’s Home Economics Department, following 27 years of teaching in Delaware, including at Lewes and Bridgeville High Schools, as well as in New Jersey schools in East Orange and Springfield.
An accomplished mezzo soprano, Lynch began singing as a teenager in numerous venues throughout the state, including the University of Delaware Department of Music productions and chorales, church choirs, the State of Delaware Bicentennial Chorus and numerous weddings. Her memberships included St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford, the Seaford Golf & Country Club, the Seaford Historical Society, the American Association of University Women and a Seaford chapter president, National Education Association, Delaware State Education Association, Sussex County Education Association and Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary educational society for teachers, for which she served as president on state and local levels, and the American and Delaware Home Economics Associations.
Lynch was preceded in death by her parents, Nellie B. Neese and Lew Wallace Kenney; and her stepfather, L. Russell Hill. She is survived by husband of 60 years, Thomas P. Lynch of Rehoboth Beach; three children, Patricia L. Haas and her husband Theodore of Lewes, Del., Sandra L. Hayden and her husband Joseph of Elkton, Md., and Dr. T. Gregory Lynch and his wife Patricia of Bear, Del.; six grandchildren, Kristen Perez, Gretchen Wyshock, Benjamin Hayden, and Colleen, Lauren and Thomas Lynch; and two great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Tanner Wyshock.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, March 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Hastings Funeral Home, 19 S. Main St., Selbyville, Del., where friends may call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, DE 19973.
Mildred M. Kitchens, 84, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She had been a homemaker all of her life and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville.
Kitchens was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Florence Mumford Stephens; her husband, Gardner L. Kitchens; three brothers, Hugh Stephens, Herbert Stephens and William Stephens; and a sister, Bette Madara. She is survived by two sons, Gardner L. Kitchens Jr. of Shenandoah, Va. and Earl L. Kitchens of Bishopville, Md.; three sisters, Mary Rickards, Almeda Quillen and Florence Bixler; three grandchildren, William G. Kitchens Sr., Robert L. Kitchens and Justin R. Gorum; three great-grandchildren, Alexandria M. Kitchens, William G. Kitchens Jr. and Bridget E. Gorum.
A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2008, with interment in Bishopville Cemetery, Bishopville, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Sandra Venable, 11213 Beverly St., Bishopville, MD 21813.
Ann E. Detlor, 89, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Roselle Park, N.J., passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro, Del. She had been an elementary school teacher for many years. She was a member of Phi Lambda Theta, Education Honor Society, the Omricon Nu, Home Economics Honor Society, as well as a Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of the Roselle Park Community United Methodist Church in Roselle Park, N.J.
Detlor was preceded in death by her parents, George and Emma Erickson Wiszneauckas; and her husband, Leonard T. Detlor. She is survived by a son, Leonard G. Detlor of New York City, N.Y.; three daughters, Suzanne M. Lemons of Bethany Beach, Jeanne P. Detlor of Sammamish, Wash. and Sally L. Grace of Fayetteville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, Maplewood Ave., Bethany Beach.
George R. Brumfield, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, March 14, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was a member of the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard, Del., the Community Church of Oak Orchard and the Oak Orchard Agape Senior Center.
Brumfield was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Brumfield. He is survived by his niece, Patricia Taylor of Youngstown, Ohio; sister, Cleo Clark, also of Youngstown; and three grand-nephews, William Clark, David and Matthew Reese.
A memorial service was scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2008, with interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Agape Senior Center, c/o Community Church of Oak Orchard, 32615 Oak Orchard Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966.
Gary Stephen Pretty, 50, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Westminster, Md., departed this life Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Baltimore, Md., and was a graduate of Westminster High School.
Pretty was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil and Mary Hanson, Gordon and Nannie Hudgins and adoptive grandparents, Robert and Gertrude Pretty. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Frances Pretty of Selbyville, Del.; a daughter, Maggie Moran, who is serving in the Peace Corps in Romania; a son, Robert S. “Stu” Pretty II of Upperco, Md.; a sister, Beth Pretty and her husband Stephen Merkel of Chesterfield, Va.; a brother, Keith Pretty and his wife Sandy of Littlestown, Pa.; and devoted friend, Tammy Zale of Salisbury.
Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2008, with interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the Bayside Chapel, 1000 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944; or the charity of your choice.
Ronald A. Meade, 60, died suddenly at home on Friday, March 14, 2008. He was a native Delawarean and received his bachelor’s, master’s and administrative degrees from the University of Delaware. In later years, he pursued further educational studies at Wilmington University. He will be remembered mostly for his dedication to working with children as an educator, coach and school principal.
Meade began his teaching career after serving six years in the U.S. Army Reserves. He served as assistant principal at New Castle Middle School and later at Gunning Bedford Middle School. He served as principal of New Castle Middle School until 1993, when he pursued a new career path with the State of Delaware Department of Public Instruction. While there, he started several programs for at-risk children.
After retiring in 2001, he enjoyed sports, traveling, sketching and times spent with his beloved family. He attended and was a member of Newark United Methodist Church, Newark, Del. He enjoyed reading and collecting books, cooking and developing gourmet recipes, and time spent at the Jersey shore. Throughout his life he spent many hours coaching soccer, wrestling and baseball. He was a devoted father and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Priding himself on physical fitness, he enjoyed weightlifting, biking and running. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed the outdoors.
Meade was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Irene Mead. He is survived by his father, Adrian E. Mead and his wife Alice of Millsboro, Del.; a daughter, Shannon Nicole Meade Oehlers and her husband Michael of Hanover, Pa.; a son, Jonathan Michael Meade and his fiancée Adrienne Holiday of Newark, Del.; a brother, Robert J. Meade and his wife Kay of Milford, Del.; a step-brother, Joe Cloud and his wife Charmane of Smyrna, Del.; a niece, Amanda Meade; and a nephew, Andrew Meade.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St., Newark, where friends may call after 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, 669 S. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Ethel Mae Lathbury, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, surrounded by her loving family. She and her husband were the former owners and operators of Lathbury Poultry Processing in Williamsville, Del.
Lathbury was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Wilsie (Layton) Smith; and a son-in-law, Charles Truitt of Dagsboro. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert Lathbury; five children, Robert Lathbury and his wife Becky of Bishopville, Md., Barbara Phillips and her husband Craig of Dagsboro, David Lathbury and his wife Patti of Bridgeville, Del., Julie Truitt and Shana Lathbury, both of Dagsboro; two brothers, John W. Smith and his wife Stella of Showell, Md. and David Smith and his wife Pat of Millsboro, Del.; two sisters, Mary Phillips and her husband Albert of Millsboro, Phyllis Bare and her husband Jack of Frankford; 11 grandchildren, Craig Phillips II, Robert M. Lathbury II, Rhonda Cannon, Kelly J. Phillips, Charles Truitt III, Jeannie Parkhurst, Tony Lathbury, Tabitha Truitt, Carrie Truitt, Jonathan Lathbury and Rachel Griffith; three step-grandchildren, Kimmie Toomey, Melina Toomey and Charles Toomey; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews.
Services were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Tunnell Cancer Center, 18941 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Margie Ann Jacynski, 69, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was the former owner of Maj’s Cleaning Service.
Jacynski was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret (Thompson) Morrison; her son, Steven Wallet; and her brothers, Charles and Gill Morrison. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Gerald Jacynski; a daughter, Laure Crites; a sister, Jean; a brother, Tom Morrison; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
A graveside service was scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, German Hill Rd., Dundalk, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to East Sussex Moose Lodge #2542, Ladies of the Moose Fund, 35993 Zion Church Rd., Frankford, DE 19945.
Elaine Mary Carson, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at her home, of abdominal mesothelioma, a rare cancer. She worked as a secretary for various federal agencies, including the White House and the Agency for International Development. Prior to retiring to Millsboro, she worked for the corporate offices of Amtrak at Union State in Washington, D.C.
Her time was devoted to volunteer work with Read Aloud Delaware and Green Valley Nursing Home. An avid reader, she enjoyed reading to pre-school children at daycare centers. She also worked part-time as a paraprofessional with the Cape Henlopen School system.
Carson was preceded in death by her parents, CWO-4 Raymond and Mary Anderson; and a sister, Marlene English of Virginia Beach, Va. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Clark R. Carson Sr.; four children, Diane Elaine Johnston of Bradenton, Fla., Clark R. Carson Jr. of Elkridge, Md., Christine Marie Ferralli and her husband Jeffrey of Charlottesville, Va. and Daniel Bruce Carson of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Judi Runkle of Wilson, N.C.; a brother, Robert Anderson of Woodbridge, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral Mass and wake was scheduled for Monday, March 17, 2008, with interment in Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Read Aloud Delaware, P.O. Box 60, Georgetown, DE 19947, for the purchase of books; or St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, Enhancement Campaign, 409 King Charles & Laurel Streets, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; or to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Blanche C. Cullen, 94, of rural Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, at Genesis Elder Care Nursing Home in Seaford, Del. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of the Frankford United Methodist Church.
Cullen was preceded in death by her parents, Greensbery Lambert Shockley and Elizabeth (Steen) Shockley; her husband, John M. Cullen; and four children, Amos Cullen, Clinton Cullen, Anna Mae Davis and Theresa Collins. She is survived by her children, Lawrence Cullen of Roxana, Evelyn Davis of Parksley, Va., Alice Davidson of Dagsboro, Elaine Townsend of Seaford and Eva Tindall of Seaford; 18 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2008, with burial in Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery in Ocean View, Del.
Brad L. Derrickson, 22, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008. He enjoyed tinkering with electronic gadgets and was an amateur radio operator. His call sign was N3WAU. He also enjoyed cooking and hoped to one day become a professional chef.
Derrickson was preceded in death by his mother, A. Paulette Derrickson; and maternal grandparents, Robert A. and Adrienne Evans. He is survived by his father, M. Lee Derrickson; step-mother, Teresa Derrickson; brother, James H. Raymond IV; step-brother, Michael Merrick; step-sister, Katie Merrick; grandparents, Roland and Ramona Derrickson; uncles, Dr. Dale Derrickson and his wife Karen, Brian Derrickson, Robert C. Evans and his wife Arlene; an aunt, Cindy S. Wimbrow and her husband Howard; cousins, Michael Derrickson, Keith Derrickson, Robert T. Evans, Michelle Short, Derrick Wimbrow; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and second cousins.
Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2008, with burial in St. George’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to D.M.T.A. Scholarship Fund (line no. 244), c/o Delaware Tech, Owens Campus, P.O. Box 610, Georgetown, DE 19947; or to Delaware Motor Transport Association, Inc., 445 Pear St., Dover, DE 19904.
Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.
Fitze was preceded in death by his parents, Charles O. and Katherine Arnold Fitze Sr.; and his wife, Mary Ann Fitze. He is survived by a son, Mark L. Fitze of Selbyville; daughter, Kathy Redel of Selbyville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Martins-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 697, Selbyville, DE 19975.
Sarah Dollie Hickman, 84, of Bayard, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at her home. She was a homemaker and poultry grower who loved entertaining people, gardening, canning, needlepoint and making crafts. She was a member of Roxana Wesleyan Church, Blue Hen Homemakers and the Order of the Eastern Star since 1958.
Hickman was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Dollie (Lewis) Quillen; her husband of 64 years, Elisha Hickman; brothers, Emory Quillen, George Quillen and Nelson Quillen; sisters, Clara Johnson, Ella Brasure and Electa Kunsman. She is survived by her children, Wayne E. Hickman and his wife Nancy, Gary O. Hickman and his wife Judy, Cinda S. Rickards and her husband David; four grandchildren, David Hickman and his fiancé Marissa DeGuzman, Tim Hickman and his wife Lea, Jessica Rickards and Sarah Marie Hickman; three great-grandchildren, Emily Lucente, Grace Hickman and Lilly Hickman; and a brother, Harris Quillen.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Roxana Wesleyan Church, where friends may visit starting at noon. The Order of the Eastern Star will begin at 1 p.m. with funeral services following. Interment will be in Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery in Ocean View, Del.
Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, from complications of open heart surgery at PRMC in Salisbury, Md. He moved to Delaware in 1997, when he transferred to work with Verizon in Ocean View, Del. He loved spending time with his daughter Jordan, his family and friends, riding his Harley, boating, sunsets and NASCAR. He was known for dropping anything he was doing to help his friends and family.
Kahler is survived by his 8-year-old daughter, Jordan; his parents, Ann and Fred Kahler; sister, Charissa Joachimowski; brother, Chris Kahler; sister, Karen Monk of Florida; nieces, Shanna Carter, Tara Boemmel, Briana and Shianne Joachimowski; nephew, Chris Kahler; and many friends.
A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, March 16, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Ocean View Church of Christ, Route 26 and West Avenue, Ocean View, Del., where friends may gather starting at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served following the service. All are encouraged to plan to stay and share memories. Bikes are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Building Fund for the new youth building, Ocean View Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1247, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Norwood Lowe, 82, of Gumboro, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at his home. He was a lifelong farmer in the Gumboro area and, until recently, still actively farmed over 200 acres. He loved family, especially the large gatherings at family dinners, annual Fourth of July picnics at Holts Landing, Carey’s Camp Meetings, Chincoteague Pony Penning and “hog killings,” as well as fishing, clamming and crabbing outings on the Indian River.
Lowe was preceded in death by his parents, Walter H. and Carrie Mitchell Lowe; and three sisters, Myrtle Mumford, Edna Powell and Elva Lowe. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene Cordrey; four children, Carol and husband Darryl Hudson, Phillip Lowe and wife Rose, Sharon and husband Johnny Lecates; Lisa and husband Jeffrey Fisher; eight grandchildren, Teresa Mumford, Tara and husband Jeff Davis, Buddy Lowe, Derek Lowe and wife Frannie, Dawn and husband Norm Short, Ashley Fisher and friend Joey Touchton, Amber Fisher, Michelle and husband Gabriel Gutierrez; 11 great-grandchildren, Myron, Storm, Paige, Taylor, Alyssa, Tiffany, Logan, Andrew, William, Dylan and Courtney; an aunt, Hilda Esham Hall; friend, Pat Peters; brother-in-law, Guy Baker; and a nephew he considered a second son, Marshall Mumford.
Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, Del., where friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Interment will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Southern Division, 20167
Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94, of Selbyville, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Berlin Nursing & Rehab Center, Berlin, Md. She wrote for many years for the Delmarva News and Wave newspapers. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville and had sung in the choir for 40 years. She was a member of the Golden Age Luncheon Group and the Friendship Circle at Salem.
Madara created the idea of the reunion of Selbyville High School’s 1932 through 1969 graduating classes, where she was valedictorian of her 1932 graduating class. She was a member of the Selbyville Community Club, former president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Selbyville, a member of the Degree of Pocahontas Running River 25 in Nassau, Del., and very active in her church and community; she was also responsible for starting the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Selbyville.
Madara was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh A. and Florence Mumford Stephens; and her husband, Joseph L. Madara. She is survived by two daughters, Josephine M. James of Pensacola, Fla. and Mary M. Thorn of Eugene, Ore.; two sons, Kenneth L. Madara and Joseph I. Madara, both of Selbyville; four sisters, Mary Rickards, Almeda Quillen and Florence Bixler, all of Selbyville, and Mildred Kitchens of Bishopville, Md.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, March 13, 2008, with interment in Redmen’s Cemetery, Selbyville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Redmen’s Cemetery Fund, 69 Cemetery Rd., Selbyville, DE 19975; or your favorite charity.
Carol D. Roberson, 66, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her home. She owned and operated Video 1 in Ocean Pines and Ocean City for more than 10 years and had worked for Freestate Volkswagen in Marlow Heights, Md., for a number of years. She was a member of the Bowie Colts Corral #31.
Roberson was preceded in death by her father, Edward K. Goodloe; and her husband, Clyde H. Roberson. She is survived by her mother, Betty R. Goodloe of Virginia Beach, Va.; son, Charles E. Dammann III of Selbyville; step-son, Clyde M. Roberson and his wife Christy of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Tanya D. Knott of Berlin, Md.; and two grandchildren, Alex and Laura Roberson.
A graveside service was scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 2008, with interment in Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Ocean City Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, MD 21811; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.
Jean E. Selway, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of North Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at home. She and her husband owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City, Md., for 20 years.
Selway was preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Ethel McDonald Tomlinson. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald L. Selway; her son, John D. Selway and his companion Nichole Schroeder of Ocean View, Del.; a daughter, Nancy K. Winnington and her husband Gerry of Dagsboro; a former daughter-in-law, Christie Selway of Hawaii; three brothers, John E. Tomlinson Jr. of Wilmington, William S. Tomlinson of Ocala, Fla., and Thomas R. Tomlinson of Hattiesburg, Miss.; four grandchildren, Katherine Jean and Rebecca E. Winnington, and Jessica D. and Jonathon J. Selway.
Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2008, with interment in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a medical transcriptionist at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She attended the Millville United Methodist Church, Millville, Del. She enjoyed reading, gardening, lawn maintenance, cooking, decorating and was good at anything concerning homemaking. She also loved being with her grandchildren.
Derrickson-Steele was preceded in death by her parents, Charles R. and Norma Banks Derrickson. She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey D. Steele of Dagsboro and Jerrad D. Steele and his wife Kristen of Frankford, Del.; a brother, Mark Derrickson and his fiancée Leasa of Dagsboro; three grandchildren, Brandon, Kyle and Morgan.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at St. George’s U.M. Church, Vines Creek Road and Omar Road, Clarksville, Del., where friends may call at noon. Interment will be in St. George’s Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to St. George’s U.M. Church, 34281 Omar Rd., Frankford, DE 199945.
Joseph Tyson Smith, 92, of Roxana, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Green Valley Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. A World War II veteran, he served in Germany in the 88th Division “Blue Devils” Artillery. He was past commander of the American Legion Post #39, a member of the Delaware Masonic Lodge #37 of Dagsboro, Del., a charter and life member of the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, and an ambulance driver for the American Legion Ambulance Service in Roxana. He attended the Dagsboro Church of Christ for many years.
Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Asa and Minerva Catherine Lynch Smith; brother Asa; sister Maxine; and a daughter, Minerva Smith Banks. He is survived by his daughter Rosalee Lynch and son-in-law R. Clifton Lynch; son-in-law Sidney R. Banks Sr.; grandchildren Charles Lynch, Brad Lynch, Rose Lynch, Sue Jacobs, Ellen Tietmeyer, Pamela Cooper, Melissa Belote and Rob Banks; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A fireman’s funeral was scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2008, with interment in the Prince George’s Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his memory to Roxana Volunteer Fire Co., 35943 Zion Church Rd., Frankford, DE 19945.