Obituaries


Marie N. Finney Adduci, 69

Marie N. Finney Adduci, 69, of Millsboro, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Lewes Convalescent Center in Lewes. She had been a teacher in Philadelphia, working with troubled and special needs children, also mentoring other teachers in the same field. She worked a few years at Stockley Center, near Georgetown. She was pursuing her master’s degree in elementary education when she was called to the ministry, ministering in many different churches doing home visitations and participating in conferences with fellowship churches. She was the “First Lady” of Jesus Ministries Inc., and a member of Lighthouse Church in Wyoming, Del., and the Deliverance Church in Philadelphia, Pa.

Adduci was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Marie Horsey Finney. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Joseph P. Adduci; a son, Ernest Anthony Finney and his close friend Regina Bush of Georgetown; a brother, James B. Finney of Millsboro; a sister, Jeanette L. Finney of Millsboro; a nephew, Alfonzo Sample; nieces, Monica Kelly, Angelica Finney, Amy Kellam and April Thacker; great-nephews, Larmar Finney, James Finney, Fulton Holland Jr. and Orlando Kelly Jr.; and many friends and church brothers and sisters.

Services were scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, with interment in St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church cemetery, Mount Joy, near Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the St. John’s 2nd Baptist Church, P.O. Box 116, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Nathan E. ‘Gene’ Cagle, 87

Nathan E. Cagle, 87, affectionately known as “Gene,” of Lewes, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army, 1st Army, 2nd Division. He also fought at the Battle of the Bulge. During his military service, he earned the Combat Infantry Badge and various campaign ribbons and medals.

After the service, he joined the E.I. DuPont Co. and traveled throughout the world building chemical plants. He had a long career as a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 74. He loved fishing, working in his bountiful garden, his wife Mary’s cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Cagle was preceded in death by his parents, Hobart and Susie Cagle; and brothers, Kenneth and Milton. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Virginia Cagle; sons, Nathan Cagle Jr. and his wife Linda of Sea Bright, N.J., Karl Cagle and his wife Kathy of Fairfax, Va. and Kenneth Cagle and his wife Linda of St. Marys, Ga.; granddaughters, Kristin, Ashley and Caroline; grandsons, Brian and his wife Sara, Scott and Kristopher; great-granddaughters, Chloe and Ellie; sister, Martha; and brother, Lloyd.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Groome United Methodist Church, Savannah Road and Dewey Avenue, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947; or Groome United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Winfield W. ‘Winnie’ Jackson, 81

Winfield W. “Winnie” Jackson, 81, of Millsboro, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was a truck driver for a moving company for many years. A member of Harmony U.M. Church in Millsboro, he loved Bible study and reading his Bible. He loved his family dearly and will be fondly remembered by everyone for the memories of the way he cared for his mother.

Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac E. and Edna L. Clark Jackson; a brother, Emery E. Jackson; and two sisters, Kathleen Wright and Clarice Tomasso. He is survived by two brothers, Rev. Carl Jackson of Millsboro and Isaac Jackson of Dover; three sisters, Minerva Street of Mantua, N.J., Vera C. Morris of Lewes and Joan J. Martin of Washington, D.C.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, with interment in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Patriot’s Way, Millsboro.

Richard G. Ladbrook, 75

Richard G. Ladbrook, 75, of Millsboro, formerly of Ocean View, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a certified welder with the Bethlehem Steele Co. in Baltimore for 32 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a life member of VFW Post 7234 of Ocean View.

Ladbrook was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Loretta (Phelps) Ladbrook; and his wife of 32 years, Janet (Friedel) Ladbrook. He is survived by three sons, Richard Ladbrook and his wife Paula, Kevin Ladbrook and his wife Jennifer, and Aaron Ladbrook and his wife Donna; three daughters, Deborah Fertig and her husband Wayne, Wanda Snyder and her husband Jim, and Laura Starner and her husband Ricky; 13 grandchildren, Richard Ladbrook, Daniel Ladbrook, Christopher Ladbrook, Andrew Neidert, Brandon Ladbrook, Brittany Ladbrook, Jessica Ladbrook, Wayne Fertig Jr. and his wife Debra, Ryan Miller and his wife Alison, William Mercer and his wife Lindsey, Grant Snyder, Amber Starner and Ricky Starner Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Karlin Fertig, Trinity and Autumn Mercer, Jonathon and Steven Cocho, Robert and Melanie Bedaliance; and a sister, Betty Wilhoit.

A visitation was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, with burial private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his memory to Beebe Medical Center, Critical Care Unit, 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE 19958.

Raymond C. Moore, 80

Raymond C. Moore, 80, of Oak Orchard, near Millsboro, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was a carpenter all of his life and a member of Local 2012 Carpenter’s Union in Blades, Del.

Moore was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W.W. and Mary Johnson Moore; his lifelong companion Barbara H. Johnson, after being together for 67 years; four brothers, Charles, Norman, Robert and Gerald Moore; and three sisters, Ruth McGee, Eva Mae Webb and Shirley P. Fritz. He is survived by three sons, Leon Johnson and his wife Trina of Laurel, Irvin Johnson and his wife Beverly of Federalsburg, Md. and Raymond Johnson of Georgetown; a daughter, Teresa Johnson of Millsboro; two brothers, Joseph Moore and Irvin W. Moore, both of Millsboro; two sisters, Eliza White of Millsboro and Mary Boyce of Laurel; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were private.

MaryAnn P. Negley, 77

MaryAnn P. Negley, 77, of Reading, Pa., formerly of Camp Hill, Pa., and Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Berkshire Center, Reading, Pa. In Camp Hill, she had been a high school teacher and guidance counselor. After moving to Fenwick Island, she worked as a legal secretary for the law office of Raymond E. Tomasetti Jr. She had been an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City, Md., where she used her love of sewing to create and decorate wall hangings, choir robes and communion kneelers for the church. She was an associate member of the Schwarzwald Lutheran Church in Reading, Pa., and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co.

Negley was predeceased by her parents, Clair and Mary Williams Peck. She is survived by her sons, D. Scott Negley of Canton, Ohio and Gerry Negley of Durham, N.C.; her daughter, Gwyn Chobot of Reading, Pa.; brothers, James Peck of Media, Pa. and Willy Colegrove of Danbury, Pa.; sisters, Elizabeth Snelbaker of Wellsville, Pa. and Marta Peck of York, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren, Jayne Pazienza, Joe Chobot, Sarah Chobot, Michael Chobot, Jenna Negley, Andrew Negley, Stephen Negley, Jacob Negley, Joshua Negley and Jedediah Negley.

Services were scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, with interment in Redmen’s Cemetery in Selbyville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Ladies Auxiliary, Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 142, Bethany Beach, DE 19930.

Joan L. Ward, 65

Joan L. Ward, 65, of Frankford, formerly of Brandywine, Md., passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at her home. She worked at the Police Academy of Forrestville, Md., as secretary to the captain, retiring after 10 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed bingo, music, cruises, playing games, corresponding with friends and seafood, especially crabs.

Ward was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Velva (Thompson) Riley. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Douglas J. Ward Sr.; children, Douglas J. Ward Jr. and his fiancée Susan Karson of Berlin, Md., Cathy I. Johnson and her husband Curtis of Brandywine, Md., Wendy M. Geist and her husband Bill of Bear; two sisters, Gail Sines of Frankford and Debbie Riley of Monks Corner, S.C.; two grandchildren, Curtis Johnson Jr. and Randy Johnson; and three grandpets: Sasha, Charlotte and Houdini.

A memorial service was to be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services on West Avenue in Ocean View, where friends may call after 6 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.