Obituaries


Clinton E. Burroughs Sr., 70
Clinton E. Burroughs Sr., 70, of Millsboro, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. A retired truck driver, he was a member of the Moose Lodge 646 in Lewes, where he held offices and was very proud of his accomplishments there. He loved his family, grandchildren and pets, and enjoyed cutting grass and doing lawn care.

Burroughs was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Inez Clara Bennett Burroughs; a daughter, Nancy Burroughs; one sister and two brothers, Catherine, Eugene and Edward. He is survived by his children, Wayne J. Burroughs of Millsboro, Clinton E. Burroughs Jr. of Georgetown, James Burroughs and wife Liann of Georgetown, Steven Van Dyke and companion Michelle of Port Byron, N.Y., Tammy Hackett and husband John of Port Byron, N.Y., Tina Thompson and husband James of Port Byron, N.Y. and Debbie Burroughs of Auburn, N.Y.; brothers, Charles Burroughs and wife June of Rochester, N.Y. and William Burroughs and wife Pam of Auburn, N.Y.; sisters, Phyllis Daddabbo and husband Jack of Auburn, N.Y. and Shirley Ward and husband Louie of Auburn, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at Millsboro Cemetery in Millsboro.

Jean F. Durkin, 75
Jean F. Durkin, 75, of South Bethany, formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away on her birthday, Oct. 24, 2007, at home. Prior to relocating to South Bethany permanently in 2000, she spent summers at the Delaware shore. She enjoyed boating and hosting family gatherings.

Durkin was preceded in death by a son, Vincent Durkin. She was the beloved wife of Vincent T. Durkin; devoted and loving mother of Donna Addario of New Bern, N.C., Sharon Durkin of Vienna, Va., Lora Drewer of Oak Hill, Va. and Paul Durkin of Clarksburg, Md.; she is also survived by two granddaughters, Katie and Lauren Durkin; a brother, Russell DeAtley of College Park, Md.; and a sister, Patricia Newman of Alexandria, Va.

Morris E. Forrest, 83
Morris E. Forrest, 83, of Millsboro, formerly of Ocean View, Va., passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, serving with the United States Army. He was a retired deckhand for the Allied Tugboat Towing Company in Norfolk, Va. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching crime and drama shows on television.

Forrest was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mamie (Machen) Forrest; and two brothers, Wilson and Coles Forrest. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Dailey, with whom he lived; nieces, Cheryl Kane and her husband Harry of Yeadon, Pa. and Mary Lou Kinsolving and her husband Larry of Newark; nephews, John Dailey of Lansdowne, Pa. and John Forrest and his wife Myra of Gilbertsville, Pa.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 318 S. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.

Marguerite E. ‘Midge’ Fowle
Marguerite E. “Midge” Fowle, of Bethany Beach, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. A world traveler who spoke several languages, she was generous to everyone she met and spent her years celebrating life; her love of life was infectious.

Fowle is survived by her brother, Morgan Fowle of Potomac, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, with interment private. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Johnny Gray, 78
Johnny Gray, 78, of Selbyville, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service office in Selbyville after 18 years of service. Prior to that, he worked 29 years as a factory worker in Selbyville and Georgetown. He was a member of the VFW Post 10159 in Salisbury, Md. He loved to travel and enjoyed B.B. King concerts and gospel music. He was a member of Cross of Christ Church in Berlin, Md.

Gray was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Sylvester Watson Gray; and a stepson, Calvin Smith. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Watson Gray; children, Johnny Gray Jr. and wife Gloria of Pine Bluff, Ark., Cornell Gray and wife Sharon of Seaford, Marvin Keaton and wife Evangeline of Frankford, Timothy Keaton of Laurel, Serina Green and her husband Thomas of Middletown, Marlina Blout and husband Ray of Hebron, Md., Hilla Ann Jackson and husband Garnet of Bridgeville; daughter-in-law, Teresa Smith of Bridgeport, Conn.; sisters-in-law, Lottie Harmon and Louise Douglas of Salisbury, Md.; brother-in-law, Jessie Watson of Fruitland, Md.; stepchildren, John Carter of North Carolina, Richard Carter of Frankford, Virginia Roberts of Salisbury, Md., Vincent Carter of Salisbury, Md., Christina Johnson of Salisbury, Md.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Bishopville, Md., where friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West 10th Street, Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 1980l.

William Jasper ‘High Pockets’ Hopkins, 790
William Jasper “High Pockets” Hopkins, 79, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Harbor Health Care in Lewes. He retired after 42 years as a truck driver for Reed Trucking. He was past president of the Eastern Shore Riders Motorcycle Club, loved mechanical work and was a great “shade tree mechanic.” A member of VFW Post 10638 in Millsboro, he loved to play jokes on people and have fun. His pastimes were Uncle Willies, Dunkin Donuts and eating chicken-and-dumplings.

Hopkins was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Anna Mae Burton Hopkins Sr.; a brother, Preston Hopkins; and two sisters, Viola Drummond and Minnie Bibbens. He is survived by his children, Wanda Hopkins of Millsboro, Shari Harris and her husband Marvin of Millsboro, Jeff Hopkins and his wife Keetie of Millsboro, and Marcary Hopkins of Dover; brothers, Noah Hopkins Jr., Melvin “Bud” Hopkins and Kendall “Buck” Hopkins; sisters, Lillian “Lib” Kenney and Elva Wise; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Services were scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, with interment in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

Emery E. ‘Bun’ Jackson
Emery E. “Bun” Jackson, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at home. He was a sportsman, hunter and enjoyed racing cars and horses. A lover of life, he loved to talk and share with friends and was loved by everyone around him.

Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Emery and Edna Louise Clark Jackson; two sisters, Kathleen Wright and Clarice Tomasso; and a step-child, Ronald. He is survived by his brothers, Winfield Jackson of Millsboro, Rev. Carl Jackson of Millsboro and Isaac Jackson of Dover; sisters, Minerva Street of Mantua, N.J., Vera C. Morris of Lewes and Joan J. Martin of Washington D.C.; a step-child, Cathy; and two grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, with interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

Rada Catherine Lewis, 80
Rada Catherine Lewis, 80, of Laurel, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. A homemaker, she was a cheerful lady who was devoted to her children and grandchildren. The highlight of her summers was attending Carey’s Camp Revival Meetings, which she had faithfully attended since she was a child.

Lewis was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Daisey Hudson Wootten; and her husband of 54 years, Alvin P. Lewis. She is survived by a son, Preston A. Lewis of Georgetown; two daughters, Barbara Hearn and her husband Arnold of Laurel, and Linda Lewis of Salisbury, Md.; a brother, Jack Wootten of Greenwood; two sisters, Gertrude Bradford of Salisbury, Md. and Anna Lee Robinson of Bethel; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, with interment in Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Carey’s Camp Building Fund, c/o Ralph Dorey, 227250 Carey’s Camp Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966.

Dell M. Printz Jr., 87
Dell M. Printz Jr., 87, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Bayonet Point, Fla. and Blue Bell, Pa., passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He accepted a scholarship to Princeton University and graduated with an economics degree. After a short career with Carnegie Steel, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Sarasota in the Pacific during World War II and rose to the rank of chief petty officer. An original employee of TV Guide magazine in Radnor, Pa., he retired in 1987 after over 35 years of service as director of Research and Development. In addition to his publishing career and participation in many civic and professional associations, his accomplishments included contract bridge master, a love for big band music, as well as playing minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox in the early 1940s. Among his prized possessions were two baseballs autographed by 11 future Major League Baseball Hall of Fame players, including Babe Ruth. He got these players to sign the balls when he was a spring training bat boy for the White Sox in 1930.

Printz was preceded in death by his parents, Dell M. and Rhoana (Williams) Printz. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 58 years, Grace; his daughters, Dede of Dagsboro, Dari of Quaker Hill, Conn. and Dylan and her husband Frank Pugliese of Upper Gwynedd, Pa.; his sons, Dell III and Dixon, both of Blue Bell, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Calvin Edwin ‘Wink’ Savage, 59
Calvin Edwin Savage, 59, of Millsboro, lovingly known as “Wink” by his family, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he began his work life with Conrail. He worked many years training horses in the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas. After leaving the horse industry, he began working in the restaurant business, including Key Largo, Fenwick Inn and Fagers Island. He was an avid lover of horse races, football and cards. He enjoyed reading the daily newspaper and the Bible and discussing topics of the world.

Savage was preceded in death by his parents, James Edwin and Hattie Ella Ennis Savage Sr.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Sylvester Savage Sr. and his wife Shirley, and James Savage Jr. and his wife Gloria; and a brother-in-law, Frederick Murray. He is survived by two brothers, Harold Savage of Ocean View and William Smith of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Mabel Parker of Berlin, Md., Christine Collick and her husband Charles of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Murray of Millsboro; a special companion of 29 years, Ruth Roberts; five children he cared for as his own, David Duperron of Clarksville, Donald Duperron of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kevin Duperron of Delcastle, Kim Hefernan and Keri Duperron; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services were scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, with interment private.

June L. Shinsky, 76
June L. Shinsky, 76, of Millsboro, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Bay Health Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford. She was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Millsboro.

Shinsky was preceded in death by her parents, George and Violet Houser Wickerd. She is survived by her husband, Harry A. Shinsky; daughters, Susan Martin and her husband William of Clearwater, Fla., Rebecca Shinsky of Lancaster, Pa., and Rachel Grove and her husband John of Lancaster, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Autumne, Sean, Elizabeth, Griffin, Max and Mia.

Memorial services were scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, with interment private.

Wayne V. VanAuken, 71
Wayne V. VanAuken, 71, of Cabbage Corner, Georgetown, Del., passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. He retired from Preston Trucking Co. in 1996, was an active farmer and was recently employed at the Cheer Center in Roxana. A member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Georgetown, he enjoyed working on their farm, traveling in his motor home and was an avid collector of coin banks and Hess trucks.

VanAuken was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hazel Rowe VanAuken. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Wilson VanAuken; a son, Kevin VanAuken and his wife Beth Ann of Ocean View; a daughter, Karliss Carmean and her husband Kerry of Millsboro; a brother, Charles VanAuken of Millsboro; five grandchildren, Jessica Jester-Carmean, April Blevins, Jordan VanAuken, Kara-Beth Carmean and Jenna-Rae Carmean; and a great-grandson, Ryan Blevins.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at noon in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market Street in Georgetown. Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning after 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery in Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947..