Douglas J. Fearn, 89

Douglas J. Fearn, 89, of Seaford, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, with his beloved wife and daughter by his side. Fearn was born in Southampton, England, on June 16, 1927, son of the late Fredrick Charles Fearn and Olive May (Dicks) Fearn.

Fearn had served as a Merchant Marine, with 40 years of service with Getty Oil.

Fearn was preceded in death by a grandson. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ella L. (Hutt) Fearn; a son, Douglas Fearn of Elsmere, Del.; three daughters, Debra Morris and her husband, Robert, of Wilmington, Del., Marie Orr and her husband, Handley, of Dagsboro, Del., and Linda Fearn of Seaford, Del.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services and burial were to be held privately, at Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle, Del. Condolences may be sent online at