Obituaries


Margaret G. Ader, 75

Margaret G. Ader, 75, of Selbyville, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at home. She had been a clerk and manager for Candy Kitchen for 15 years.

Ader was preceded in death by her parents, David and Gertrude Keller Stoecker; and her husband, Charles G. Ader. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Ader of Selbyville, and Donna Field and her husband Brian of Frankford; one sister; one grandson, Thomas Richards; and one great-grandson, Tristan Richards.

A memorial service was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, with interment in Redmen’s Cemetery in Selbyville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown DE 19947; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury MD 21803-0163.

Anna E. ‘Nana’ Bassett, 77

Ann E. “Nana” Bassett, 77, of Dagsboro, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was a homemaker and antiques dealer. “Nana” loved raising children even though they were not her own, nature and farm animals.

Bassett was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret (Surgeoner) Phillips; and her husband, Vincent E. Bassett. She is survived by a step-son, Gary Troike and his wife Kathy; two daughters, Melody A. Hudson and her husband Richard, Robin Lynn West and her husband Greg; five brothers, William Phillips, Robert Phillips, Harlin Phillips, Ronald Phillips and Dennis Phillips; two sisters, Marea Olsen and Sharon Townsend; four grandchildren, Kim Frey, Chris Hudson, Laurier Binet, and Kim Campbell; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Boesch, Katelyn Frey and Briar Rose Binet.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, with interment in the Phillips Family Cemetery in Campbelltown, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Sussex Pregnancy Care Center, 5 Burger King Dr., Georgetown DE 19947.

Yvon J. DuBois, 71

Yvon J. DuBois, 71, of Dagsboro, passed away Monday, July 30, 2007, at his son’s home in Milford. He loved reading, puzzles, playing cards, nature and living on the water. He was a man of simple tastes but had a feisty streak that added color to the lives of those who knew him. DuBois was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era and later served in the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard of New York.

DuBois was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and German Groudin DuBois. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Eleanor A. Steen DuBois; four sons, David DuBois and his wife Twila of Milford, Glen DuBois of Berlin, Md., Ronald DuBois and his wife Kathy of Herndon, Va., and Barry DuBois and his wife Vicki of Selbyville; one daughter, Pamela Ruark of Berlin, Md.; two step-daughters, Christal Collins and her husband Barry of Rhodesdale, Md., and Tabatha Montgomery and her husband Bradley of Selbyville; one sister, Suzanne Wills of Mechanicsville, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his feline friend Kitty Blue.

Services were scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, with interment in Dagsboro Redmen’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown DE 19947.

Russell W. Evans, 90

Russell W. Evans, 90, of Selbyville, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was the owner of the former Central Food Market in Selbyville from 1940 to 1947. After moving to Canton, Geogia, he founded Evans Bag Co. and operated it until 1951. He then returned to Selbyville and began his career as a farmer and poultry grower. Upon retirement, he and his wife spent their time in Selbyville and Jensen Beach, Fla., returning to Selbyville permanently in 2002. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville.

Evans was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey K. and Elsie M. Derrickson Evans. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn A. Evans; a son, Gerald W. Evans and his wife Patsy of Selbyville; a daughter, Saralee E. Stevens and her husband Ray of Selbyville; two sisters, Eleanor Banks of Dagsboro and Ruth Davis of Ocean View; three grandchildren, Renee Skidmore, Kenneth Stevens and Jeffrey Evans; six great-grandchildren, Mark, Matthew, Alexis, Callie, Blake and Kaden; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at noon, at Hastings Funeral Home, 19 South Main Street in Selbyville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until noon. Interment will be in Redmen’s Cemetery in Selbyville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 410, Selbyville DE 19975; or Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, 81 Central Ave., Ocean View DE 19970.

Vincent E. Fenick, 84

Vincent E. Fenick, 84, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at his home. He was the owner/operator of Mother Goose Dairyland in Leighton, Pa., for 12 years until retiring in 1986. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a quiet and gentle man who was extremely devoted to his wife.

Fenick was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Catherine Horack Fenick; and his daughter, Kathleen Fenick. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia (Jean) Leininger Fenick; one son, John Fenick of Reading, Pa.; and one grandson, Shane Fenick.

Services were scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, with interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt, N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown DE 19947.

James Ernest ‘Baby James’ Finney Sr., 62

James Ernest “Baby James” Finney Sr., 62, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a retired truck driver, having worked for Townsend’s for 25 years and S&R Distributors for 10 years. He was an employee of Stockley Center and was on medical leave at the time of his death. A member of Bible Church of Christ in Dagsboro, he was a loving man and a wonderful singer.

Finney was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Mary Harmon Finney. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ethel Collins Finney; two sons, James E. Finney Jr. and his wife Celestine of Columbia, S.C., and Darrus Finney of Millsboro; three daughters, Delia Hall and her husband Timothy of Millsboro, Jacqueline Hudson and her husband William of Selbyville, and F. Melody Edme of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Robert Mannings of Dover and Simon Mannings of Millsboro; one sister, Joann Thompson of Millsboro; a godson, Julian Coffee; two special aunts, Jennie “Tinky” Hitchens and Blanche “Sickie” Miller; eight grandchildren, Timothy, Tempestt, William III, Mylez, Ashia, Jameelah, James III and Darneeka; one great-grandchild, Tyleia; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, with interment in Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Bible Church of Christ, Diamond Acres, Dagsboro DE 19939.

Norvell G. Pausch, 81

Norvell G. Pausch, 81, of York, Pa. and Dagsboro, passed away at his Dagsboro home. He was employed 20 years with York Machinery and Supply Co. Prior to his time there, he was employed with R.P.S. Autoparts as a manager for several years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II, and also served in the Office of Strategic Service in the late 1940s. Pausch was a life member of Abbottstown Fire Co., Viking Athletic Assoc. and VFW of Ocean View, Post No. 7234. He was also a member of the York Organ Club, Ocean City Elks Lodge No. 2645 and AARP.

Pausch was preceded in death by his parents, James Norvell and Emily M. (Smith) Pausch; and his wife, Mary M. (Ritz) Pausch. He is survived by his son, Gary N. Pausch of York, Pa.; daughter, Joan C. Oakes; grandson, Tony E. Rife; and a great-grandson, Austin D. Rife, all of New Oxford, Pa.; and his companion, Nancy Wallace.

A viewing will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Koller Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 2000 W. Market St. in York. The service will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 2243 Hunterstown-Hampton Road, New Oxford PA 17350; or Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Suite 107, Georgetown DE 19947. A memorial service will be held at the Ocean View VFW Post 7234 on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.

Kenneth M. Taylor, 80

Kenneth M. Taylor, 80, of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at Chapel Hill Nursing Home in Randallstown, Md. He was a retired real estate developer and owner of Trade Winds, the largest real estate company in Arizona. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Seaford. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he held a pilot’s license, was a registered master chef and an entrepreneur extradonaire.

Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Calvert Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alma Elise Conway Taylor; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth James of Los Angeles, Calif., and Zan T. Lapps and her husband John of Dagsboro; one sister, Wilma Lohn and her husband Dwight of Masola, Mont.; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, with interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Patriots Way, Millsboro.

Victoria Torres-Morales, 91

Victoria Torres-Morales, 91, of Georgetown, formerly of Puerto Rico, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at her home. She was a retired domestic laborer. She was a devout Roman Catholic and was a member of Immaculate Conception Parrish in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. She was a devoted mother, loved to sew, loved flowers and was very close to her neighbors.

Torres-Morales was preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Martina Morales Torres; and two sons, Jose Onel Rodriguez-Torres and Pascual Rafael Rodriguez-Torres. She is survived by two sons, Edwin Rodriguez of Puerto Rico, and Aladino “Cookie” Rodriguez and his wife Kandy of Georgetown; two sisters, Eloisa Torres of Pennsylvania and Porforia Torres-Morales of Fla.; five grandchildren, Rafael, Aladino Jr., Linsay Jo, Robert and Jason; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to help offset funeral expenses. Checks should be payable to Kandy Rodriguez, c/o Watson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Millsboro DE 19966.