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MVFC mourns the passing Frances Antal
Marydel Fire Company

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Frances was born July 25, 1936 in Marydel, Maryland to F. Raymond & Frances Crozier, moving to Marydel, Delaware in 1938. She attended Hartly Elementary School and Dover High School graduating in 1954. She was a Secretary working at U.L. Harman, Inc., M. A. Hartnett, Inc., John G. Davis Insurance Co., the State of Delaware Department of Administrative Services, Facilities Management, and retiring in 1999 from the Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Marydel, Maryland for over 60 years. Frances was a Life time member of the Marydel Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Marydel Senior Center, a member of the Marydel Civic Club, PSI of Dover, a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association serving as the Assistant Director and Teen Queen Director. Most recently she was a member of the Modern Maturity Center and enjoyed her weekly visits to the center.Frances was preceded in death by her husband Louis C. Antal in 1993, her father F. Raymond Crozier in 1994 and her mother Frances C. Crozier in 2016. She was also preceded in death by her sister-in-law’s; Irene Dziadura, Dorothy Mahan, Evelyn Thomas and her Nephew Dennis Phillips. She is survived by her son Raymond L. Antal and his wife Pam of Dover; her son Jeffrey L. Antal and his wife Cindy of Marydel; a sister Margaret Phillip and her husband Wayne of Chester, Virginia. She is survived by her grandchildren Justin Antal and his wife Stephanie of Seaford, Caitlin Antal and her fiancé Tyler McGovern of Marydel, Stephanie Black and Heather Parkhurst both of Dover. She also is survived by her great-grandchildren; Edyn Poole, Kalib Parkhurst, and twins Troy and Sydney Focht and a great-granddaughter on the way and many nieces and nephews.Frances enjoyed teaching Sunday School and singing in the church choir. She enjoyed many years of camping and traveling with her family and volunteering. There will be a private service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11th at Traders Funeral Home, 12 Lotus Street, Dover, DE. for the immediate family only. Afterwards Family and Friends may attend a service at 11:00 a.m. at the Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover, DE. There will be a fellowship meal following the service at Marydel Volunteer Fire Company. In consideration of protecting the family and friends health, public health guidelines enacted for the prevention of the spread of covid-19 virus, limitations on gatherings, physical distancing, use of hand sanitation and masks are in place. Instead of flowers contributions can be made to Calvary United Methodist Church of Marydel in c/o of Carolyn Thomas, Treasurer, 896 Sandy Bend Road, Marydel, De. 19964 or to the Marydel Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 400 Marydel, De. 19964.

Response for a Structural Collapse
Laurel Fire Department

Friday, July 10, 2020
On July 10th Laurel, Delmar, Sussex County EMS and Sussex County Tech Rescue were alerted for a Structural Collapse with entrapment on Bacons Road.



Congratulations F/F Colby Buchert
Georgetown Fire Company

Friday, July 10, 2020
Congratulations to one of our own F/F Colby Buchert on graduating Army Basic Training. The officers, members and community congratulate you on this big achievement


W.M.V.F.Co. Challenge Coins
Wilmington Manor Fire Company

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Wilmington Manor Fire Company is selling our 75th Anniversary Challenge Coins. Each coin is $10.00 plus shipping and handling if shipping is needed. Please contact Mike Shaw at [email protected] or Joe Dawson at jdawson.com to make a purchase.




















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