H. Keith Henry, 76, passed away March 28, 2015 at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, DE surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 7, 1938, in Cambridge, MD. Preceded in death was his father Edwin M. Henry, mother, Emma Lee Henry Clayton and his brother Edwin M. Henry, Jr.
He was a graduate of Cambridge High School, class of 1956, attended the Maryland Institute College of Art.
He is survived by his spouse Steven Maslovich of Milton, DE, sister-in-law Barbara Henry of Columbia, MD, niece Jo Pion (Ed) of East New Market, MD, and Kim Reitz (Richard) of West Friendship, MD, sister-in-law Gail Lane (William) of Delray Beach, FL and great nieces, nephews, great great niece and nephews. “Uncle Keith” as he was known to many, was a fun-loving, caring person who loved his family and friends.
There wasn’t a stranger he didn’t know. He started his career in Baltimore as an interior designer with Biggs Furniture Co., H. Chambers Co., before branching out on his own. He worked tirelessly for many charitable organizations, including Beebe Hospital, Children’s Beach House, Rehoboth Art League, past board member at the Dorchester Center for the Arts and was an advocate for the gay community.
A memorial service will be held at Thomas Funeral Home at 700 Locust Street, Cambridge, MD on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Family will receive friends at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the H. Keith Henry Endowment Fund at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Herbert Douglas “Doug” Jones, age 70, of Rehoboth Beach, DE and Washington, DC, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE. He was born on April 11, 1944 in Alamance County, NC, son of the late Herbert S. and Irene (Burnett) Jones.
As a young man Doug lived near his mother’s parents and helped on the farm growing a lot of tobacco and other food crops. At the age of 15 he was driving a school bus. Doug loved his grandmother’s cooking and his grandfather also made the best moonshine in the area, oops! After his schooling, Doug was drafted into the US Army where he served as a Medic in Germany and an assistant to the Army priest.
After being honorably discharged from the Army, Doug attended college in Washington, DC. He worked for a building contractor, local bank, The Pentagon and the Navy yard in the Communication and Computer wiring departments.
He met his former partner, Raymond McInturff, in Washington, DC, Raymond passed away from cancer on March 15, 1999. Doug retired early due to an arthritis disability to care for Ray, which he did for 10 years.
Doug volunteered with Hospice Sussex County for over 10 years. He was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Rehoboth Beach and received the loving care of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. The past two years Doug spent time enjoying his BMW four wheel scooter around Rehoboth Beach. His scooter meant he was able to get out and enjoy the boardwalk and take in the view of the ocean.
Doug is survived by two sisters Donna Nettles and Sue Parker; two brothers, Jimmy Jones and Freddie Jones of NC; Gil Thompson, friend and partner; Gils children, Mark and Marlene and many friends in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the Tunnel Cancer Center, Beebe Healthcare, Jefferson Hospital and Delaware Hospice.
Entombment will be at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, DE at a later date.