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Del. Postal Worker Honored for Saving Co-worker's Life

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Artie Wartick, left, is shown next to Marlene Sholley, who was being honored Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service for saving Wartick's life last fall. (Photo: WBOC) Artie Wartick, left, is shown next to Marlene Sholley, who was being honored Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service for saving Wartick's life last fall. (Photo: WBOC)

SELBYVILLE, Del.- Marlene Sholley and Artie Wartick both work for the Selbyville Post Office and have been friends for years. So when Wartick called out sick from work one day last October and did not return any phone calls, Sholley knew she had to check on her.

"I had a funny feeling about it so I went back to the front door and looked through the curtains and she was on her chair unresponsive and she didn't look good so I immediately called 9-1-1," said Sholley, of Lincoln.

Wartick, of Selbyville, had suffered a stroke and without Marlene finding her, Wartick does not want to imagine what could have happened.

"It makes me feel very happy to have her as a friend. It's really great that she would do that for me," she said.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service presented Sholley with its hero award. Sholley's husband Glenn said the award is a no-brainer.

"I'm not surprised by what she did," he said. "But I'm surprised at what she found."

What happened between Sholley and Wartick is a shining example of the relationships at their local post office. People think of themselves more as family than co-workers.

"The people are all so very nice and they'll help out anybody," Wartick said. "They came to see me in the hospital and even when I was in a coma they came and saw me."

Sholley said checking on Wartick when she did not call her back was instinct and it is what friends do for each other.

"I'm hoping if the circumstances were reversed someone would be paying attention to me and coming and checking on me," Sholley said. "I'm just glad that I did and I'm glad that it happened in time."

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