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Roland L. Cashwell Jr.

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HARRINGTON - Roland L. Cashwell Jr. peacefully went home to be with the Lord, Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born at home in Dublin Hill to the late Roland Lee Cashwell Sr. and Myrtle Kimball. Mr. Cashwell attended Bridgeville High School, class of 1951. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, 48th Battalion. He was quite the hard worker and workaholic. He was self employed and owned many businesses. He owned and operated the Cashwell's Esso/Exxon Service Station, Cashwell's Propane, White Washing Business, Harrington Restaurant and Newsstand, Marshalls Tavern and Package Store, Greenwood Tavern and Package Store, and also owned and operated school buses for over 56 years for the Harrington/Lake Forest School District. He owned the bus numbers 20, 24, and 27. In his spare time, he enjoyed family picnics, playing cards, and watching western movies. John Wayne westerns were his favorite. He also loved his animals. He owned many breeds of dogs over the years, but his favorite was boxers. He loved his two Chincoteague ponies, and his many goats. Mr. Cashwell had a friendly outgoing personality who never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed. Mr. Cashwell was a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge #534, where he was a past governor and loved to play shuffleboard, and the American Legion of Harrington. The family would like to thank the nurses and cna's at Milford Bayhealth for their care, along with his at home care nurse, Lisa Noland. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Harvey F. and Carolyn Cashwell; and sister and brother-in-law, Lois Marie and Stanley Bozman. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Cashwell of Harrington; daughters, Wanda (Ron) Corder of Felton, Linda Cashwell and her partner, Carlos Rivera, of Bridgeville, and Kelly Hough of the Netherlands; sons, Benjamin Cashwell and fiance, Melissa Humes, of Medford, N.J. and Michael Noland of Miami, Fla.; sister, Mary Kathyrn (John) Hollenbeck, of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren, Gary W. Coker, Kaitlyn Corder, Jacob Cashwell, and Aaron Noland; and great-grandchild, Jason Lee Coker. Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington. Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro, DE. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to: Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc., Mooseheart, IL 60539. Arrangements are by the Melvin Funeral Home, visit our website at for further information, leave a letter of condolence, or to send flowers.

Published in NewsZapDE on May 28, 2014
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