William J. Prusak, 78, of Springfield, VA, and Rehoboth Beach, DE, passed away Friday, February 15, in Ft. Lauderdale. Bill and his partner Ed have spent the last several winters in Florida.
Born April 8, 1936 in Clymer, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late George and Anna Prusak.
A 1954 graduate of Clymer High School, he graduated from St. Francis College in Loretto with a degree in business. He worked for the U. S. Customs Service, later transferring to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, DC. Bill was a US Army veteran serving during peacetime.
Bill is survived by his longtime partner, Ed Pavelko, of Rehoboth Beach, and many close friends in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. He is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Prusak, Fairview, OH and Irene Krupsky, Long Beach, CA, and three brothers and their wives, Bernard Prusak, North Olmstead, OH; Carl Prusak, North Olmsted, OH; and Tom Prusak, Allen Park, MI; and a sister-in-law, Irene Prusak. Other survivors include his many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his siblings: Marie; George; Ann; Michael; John; Helen; Margaret and Johnie.
A funeral service was held in Cleveland, OH, on Saturday, February 28. A graveside funeral service was held Monday, March 2 at the Church of the Resurrection Cemetery, Clymer, PA.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Rehoboth Beach at a later date.
Ronald Steen, age 68, of Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at home. He was born on February 15, 1947 in Baltimore, MD, son of the late Rudolph and Mildred (Zamostny) Steen.
Ron loved people and he made friends out of strangers everywhere he went. He was a passionate gardener and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to take peaceful walks on the beach and tell the joke of the day. Ron also loved to sing, anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Ron was also a supportive and involved member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his brother, Rudolph Steen, Jr. and a sister, Sharon Steen. He is survived by his partner of 21 years, Michael Cockey of Rehoboth Beach, DE; his brother, Eric Steen of Baltimore, MD; his niece, Carrie Steen of Barclay, MD, his nephew, Matthew Steen of Baltimore, MD, and his “adopted Mom,” Renie Vitak, of Rehoboth Beach, DE.
A Memorial Service was held Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s memory to CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Alan R. Anderson, age 82, of Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 on his 82nd birthday, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, DE. He was born Wednesday, April 19, 1933 in East Haven, CT, son of the late William and Anna (Consadine) Anderson.
Mr. Anderson proudly served his country with the US Army. He would then embark on a career as a Budget Supervisor with the Montgomery County Maryland Public School System for over 25 years.
Mr. Anderson was a resident of Bowie, MD for many years, then resided in Bethesda, MD prior to retiring in 1989 to Rehoboth Beach, DE. He and his life partner, Jack Ackerman, traveled the world for 20 years. Together they enjoyed incredible experiences, picturesque lands, and diversified cultures.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his life partner of 53 years, Jack Ackerman of Rehoboth Beach, DE; a brother Dennis Anderson and his wife Anne of Milford, CT and a dear sister, Ellen Curtis of Virginia Beach, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713 or the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 26851.
Shila Hayden, 73, of Broadkill Beach, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, after a lengthy illness.
Born January 14, 1942, she was a resident of Long Island, N.Y. in her youth. She became a dedicated nurse who had many interests, primarily nursing education. She earned advanced degrees both in nursing and administration. During her long career she authored a nursing textbook, was director of a pharmacy and part owner of a home health agency.
She is survived by Mary McLaughlin, her spouse, of 26 years; three children, Deborah Jones, Donna Hayden and Daniel Jones. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister.
She retired to Broadkill Beach where she enjoyed life with her spouse and her dogs. In her final years she was instrumental in the completion of the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth’s new church home on Plantation Road in Rehoboth Beach.
A funeral service was held Monday, April 27, at 1 p.m., at Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth, 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach. Interment followed the service at Henlopen Memorial Park, 28787 Lockerman Road, Milton.
Donations may be made to the MCCR Music Ministry, P.O. Box 191, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Charles “Charlie” D. Lee, age 73, of Milton, DE passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 1, 1941 in Trenton, NJ, son of the late Harry H., Jr. and Margaret J. (Erwin) Lee.
Charlie was a 1959 graduate of Morrisville High School in Morrisville, PA. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Penn State in 1963, and was a CPA. From 1964 to 1966, he served proudly in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge, Charlie embarked upon a lifelong career at Superior Group Inc. where most of his years he served as Treasurer. He was a dedicated employee who always devoted countless hours to his profession. Charlie retired in 2000 as Director of Human Resources and Vice President.
Charlie enjoyed volunteering at Beebe Healthcare for two years and later became a full-time “Volunteer Extraordinaire” at CAMP Rehoboth. In 2009, Charlie put his “heart and soul” into overseeing the CAMP Rehoboth Membership Program. Because of his successful efforts, in just a few years CAMP Rehoboth’s membership took off beyond dreams. Recently the membership dues reached $1,000,000! Charlie made the program his passion and the entire community has benefited from the results of his efforts.
Charlie also enjoyed traveling, spending time at the beach and going to museums. He was an avid art and glassware collector. He loved spending time with his family especially during the holidays. Charlie will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, John Pietrocarlo. He is survived by his brother, H. Robert Lee and his wife Donna of New Hope, PA; twin sisters: Nancy L. Pietrocarlo of Yardley, PA and Peggy Gillis and her husband Lonnie of Chesterton, IN; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 2 p.m., at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. A Reception will follow at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, DE.
Memorial contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Please visit Charlie’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at parsellfuneralhomes.com.