Obituaries


June F. Brandenburg, 81

June F. Brandenburg, 81, of Selbyville, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, as well as the Fenwick Island Women’s Club and the Fenwick Island Yacht Club.

Brandenburg was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Joseph and Stella DeMarco Fontana. She is survived by her husband, Malcolm L. Brandenburg; sons, Donald N. Hillock of Pasadena, Md., and Ernest J. Hillock of Elkridge, Md.; stepson, Barry L. Brandenburg of Austin, Texas; daughters, Gail A. Garren of West Palm Beach, Fla., Kathleen H. Dunham of Rosemount, Minn. and June M. Cagiwa of Fruitland, Md.; stepdaughters, Lori A. Kayajanian of Orange County, Va., Donna L. Gangloff of Silver Spring, Md., and Karen M. Byrd of Cary, N.C.; sisters, Jean F. Daniel of Mount Vernon, Va., and Joann Burke of Bishopville, Md.; 18 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Lukes Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Kidney Association, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852; or the American Heart Association, 20771 Professional Park Blvd., Unit 1, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Georgette Sizer Bryner, 83

Georgette Sizer Bryner, 83, of Ocean View, formerly of Oxen Hill, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at her home surrounded by loving family. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bethany Beach.

Bryner was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary (Kelly) Sizer; and her husband, Renald Floyd Bryner. She is survived by two sons, Gregory F. and Timothy M. Bryner; a sister, Elizabeth Junge; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Clare, Colleen and Seamus.

Services were scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, with interment in St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Casa San Francisco, P.O. Box 40, Milton, DE 19968.

David Lee Gray Jr., 39

David Lee Gray Jr., 39, of Frankford, formerly of Tampa, Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at home. He was a chef for Magnolia’s Restaurant in Ocean View.

Gray was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis W. and Cynthia Gunning Samuel Sr. of Selbyville. He is survived by sons, Tyler and Trevor Gray, both of Clearwater, Fla.; brothers, Douglas Gray and Dan Samuel; step-brother, Dennis W. Samuel Jr.; sister, Dana Gray; step-sister Samantha A. Shuey; companion, Joann McMahon; and special friend, Nicky Drexel.

Services and burial were private.

Rayfield Handy Sr., 64

Rayfield Handy Sr., 64, of Millsboro, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Christiana Care in Newark. He was a member of the Alpha & Omega Brothers Club of Berlin, Md. A good man, he loved cars and Shay Ray Barbeque. He worked for Demmy Merritt Marine Construction and Bill Cannon’s Garage.

Handy was preceded in death by his parents, Lenford and Elsie Fooks Handy Sr.; his sister, Petric Aletha Goodman; a brother, Lenford Handy Jr.; and his wife of 28 years, Delores Elizabeth Duton Handy. He is survived by his sons, Rayfield M. Handy Jr. of Smyrna, Darryl L. Handy of New Castle and Petric A. Handy of Selbyville; a brother, Clarence Handy of Frankford; two grandchildren, Chanel and Chamyra; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, with interment in Calvary Pentecostal Cemetery in Bishopville, Md.

Helen Frances Loeber, 87

Helen Frances (Kamp) Loeber, 87, of Bethany Beach, passed away peacefully at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, following an unexpected short-term illness. She found a home in many cities throughout the United States and Europe as her late husband served a distinguished 30 year military career. She was a family linchpin and ensured there was always a home for her children and her children’s children. She possessed that rare quality that transcended parent to best friend.

Loeber was preceded in death by her parents, Charles F. and Georgia E. (Anderson) Kamp; and a sister, Marjorie (Kamp) Bennett. She is survived by her five children, John and Luann (Habermeyer) Loeber of Travelers Rest, S.C., Michael and Angela (Castro) Loeber of Bonita Springs, Fla., Gretchen Loeber of Indianapolis, Ind., James and Judith (Showell) Loeber of Millsboro, Stephen and Mary Elizabeth (Loeber) Murray of Bethany Beach; she was dearly loved by her 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. An interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, alongside her late husband, at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947; or Casa San Francisco, P.O. Box 40, Milton, DE 19968.

William R. ‘Mac’ McCauley, 78

William R. “Mac” McCauley, 78, of Selbyville, formerly of Randallstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was a self-employed decorator, specializing in custom drapes, slipcovers and bed spreads. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.

McCauley was preceded in death by his parents, William Raymond and Virginia James McCauley. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, JoHanna McCauley; a sister, Jean Larsen of Fargo, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811.

Charles Robert Mumford, 49

Charles Robert Mumford, 49, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was a maintenance foreman at Perdue Farms in Georgetown, where he worked for the past 23 years; and he was retired from the Delaware Army National Guard after 25 years of military service. He was a member of the Bible Church of Christ in Dagsboro, where he served as a deacon. He was a strong man of God with the heart of David and he loved and cared for God’s people. He loved to watch Westerns with his mother-in-law and home improvement shows with his father-in-law. He also loved to fish; his dog Tootles and was a Washington Redskins fan. He also enjoyed home improvement projects.

Mumford was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Mumford. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Andrea M. Mumford; his father, Charles Robert Pitts of Selbyville; two sons, Robert Corey Mumford and Charles Bryndon Mumford, both of Millsboro; three daughters, Chrislyn Lafaith Mumford, Cramelle Michelle Mumford and Andrea Chanelle Mumford, all of Millsboro; a brother, Darryl Mumford of Baltimore, Md.; five sisters, Eunice Mumford of Laurel, Beverly Mumford of Bridgeville, Zina Hazzard of Georgetown, Linda Mumford of Dover and Dixie Mumford of Frankford; two grandchildren, Destiny T. and Corey J. Mumford; a host of brothers and sisters-in-law who adored him; and a flock of nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, with interment with Honors in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

Jennaro ‘Yen’ Pullano, 80

Jennaro “Yen” Pullano, 80, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, surrounded by his loving wife, sons Tony and Jeff, daughters-in-law Barbara and Jennifer, and sister-in-law Diane. He worked at Car Tech in Reading, Pa. as a furnace operator for 25 years. He and his wife owned “Genaros” in Reading for 10 years. He loved traveling, cooking, gardening, fishing and boating. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Pullano was predeceased by his parents, Helen (Fierro) and Carmen Pullano; and a grandson, Damien Pullano. He is survived by his wife, Carol Pullano; 11 children, Jeanette Erikson, Carmen McLean, Claire Peterson, wife of Roger, Mark Pullano, Adrienne McDonough, wife of Robert, Gina Madeira, wife of Eric, Michael and his wife Chrissy, Tony and his wife Barbara, Stephen and his wife Michelle, Christi Czarnecki, Jeff Fisher and his wife Jennifer; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Carmela, Rosie, Annie and Helen; brothers, Salvatore, Joseph and Anthony; mother-in-law, Ellen (Ream) Trout. He will also be sadly missed by his five shih-tzus, Daisy, Sophie, Sadie, Sage and Reamie, who loved him dearly.

The family said they would like to extend a very special heartfelt thanks to all who took care of “Yen” or just stopped in to say hello during his stay at Beebe Medical Center, and a very special thank you to Dr. Rajshekar Narasimaiah and his staff at Bethany Primary Care and to Dr. Ercilia Arias of Lewes Pulmonary.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be sent to Melson Funeral Services, P.O. Box 100, Frankford, DE 19945, to help defray funeral expenses.

Margie A. Ritter, 56

Margie A. Ritter, 56, of Lewes, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was a retired secretary for the State of Delaware.

Ritter was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Lutisha (Marshall) Howard; and a brother, Harold M. Howard Jr. She is survived by her husband, Mark R. Ritter; four brothers, Norris C. Howard Sr. and his wife Barbara, David L. Howard Sr. and his wife Cathy, Charles M. Howard and his wife Linda, John W. Howard; her sister, Joyce E. Browne and her husband Paul.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966

Joseph Francis Salisbury Sr., 81

Joseph Francis Salisbury Sr., 81, of Lewes has “gone to a far, far better place than he has ever been,” dying peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes.

Following graduation from high school, Salisbury served a term as a page in the U.S. Senate. He then enrolled in Notre Dame but was called up to join the U.S. Navy. He served during World War II and returned to Notre Dame at the end of the war to graduate with degrees in philosophy and economics. He then graduated with a law degree from Georgetown University Law School.

After spending several years with the U.S. Attorney’s office, he worked on Capitol Hill on various committees. He then went into private practice. When the Indian Claims commission was created by Congress, he worked as an assistant commissioner until his retirement. He also spent 22 years coaching baseball. Upon moving to Lewes, he became involved with the community and its affairs, serving for many years as vice president of the Homeowners Association Board of Directors (he referred to himself as “president-in-charge of vice”).

Salisbury is survived by his sister, Kathryn Salisbury of Lewes; his seven children, Michael Salisbury of Tigard, Ore., Elizabeth and Matthew F. Salisbury of Virginia Beach, Va., Carol and James A. Salisbury of Shippensburg, Pa., Mary Salisbury Bieler and Thorsten Bieler of Hamburg, Germany, John A. Salisbury of Arlington, Va., Robyn and Joseph F. Salisbury Jr. of Damascus, Md. and Joann Salisbury Stocklin and Scott Stocklin of Northborough, Mass. His first marriage ended in 1977. He is also survived by his wife of 21 years, Katherine Wanless Indeglia Salisbury, and his step-children, Allegra and Vincent A. Indeglia, Christine and Robert A. Indeglia Jr., Paul A. Indeglia and Karen and Marc A. Indeglia; 10 grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, with interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to The Gull House, Senior Care Center, 38149 Terrace Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, where he spent so many happy days and years. “May you benefit from God’s blessings and love for all of you and yours.”

Barbara Jean Wilkerson Shutt, 67

Barbara Jean Wilkerson Shutt, 67, of near Georgetown, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was a bookkeeper, retiring in 2002. She worked at Mountaire Inc. for 10 years, Jacob’s Oil Co. in Wilmington for 15 years and prior to that, at Delaware Trust Company in Wilmington. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville and was a former vice president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Penny Hill Branch in Wilmington.

Shutt was preceded in death by her parents, Manford J. and Elizabeth C. Hudson Wilkerson. She is survived by special cousins, Everett J. Wilkerson and Janet Long Redzig; an aunt, Elsie Lynch; and her very close special friends, Carolyn Oliphant and Judy Gallimore.

Services were scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, with interment in Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro.

Edward ‘Ed’ Sprung, 78

Edward “Ed” Sprung, 78, of Bishopville, Md., formerly of Wayne, N.J., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was an electronics technician in the aerospace industry and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Sprung was preceded in death by his parents, Lionel and Beatrice Rosenburg Sprung. He is survived by his wife, Alcea Sprung; two step-daughters, Geraldine Hayden of Palmyra, Va. And Valerie Cullens of Mechanicsville, Md.; a sister, Joan Dorff of Roslyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Carl Hayden, Marc Hayden and Daniel Ryan; a nephew, Daniel Dorff; and a niece, Janet Morra.

Memorial services were scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Stella L. Teichert, 93

Stella L. Teichert, 93, of Millsboro, formerly of Lehighton, Pa., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at the Lewes Convalescent Center.

Teichert was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Boritz. She is survived by her loving husband, Clarence A. Teichert; son, Robert Teichert; brother, Paul Boritz; sisters, Helen and Marie; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, 260 North 3rd St., Lehighton, Pa., with interment following. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association of Sussex County, P.O. Box 625, Georgetown, DE 19947.