Obituaries


Anna E. Abrams, 81
Anna E. Abrams, 81, of Selbyville, formerly of Riviera Beach, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker.

Abrams was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. “Otts” Abrams; and her parents, Charles and Mary Elizabeth Warnick Magerkurth. She is survived by her son, Dickie VanFleet and wife Sandy, of Bishopville, Md.; four grandchildren, Ryan VanFleet, Taryn Walterhoefer, Pamela Wilkins and Craig Conover; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services and burial were private. The family suggests donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown DE 19947.

Christopher Thomas Bacon
Christopher Thomas Bacon died shortly after his birth on Monday, April 16, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He is survived by his mommy and daddy, Tommy and Lisa Bacon of Frankford; his sister, Shelby and brother, Kalob; his maternal grandparents, Evelyn O’Neal of Millsboro and Jesse Burks Sr. of Millsboro; his paternal grandparents, Rick and Joanne Bacon of Frankford; his great-grandfather, Richard Burks; great-grandparents, Eleanor and Ernest Littleton; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were private.

Christianne Armande Marie Belleville Baker, 53
Christianne Armande Marie Belleville Baker, 53, of Millville, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2007, at Beebe Hospital in Lewes. She was the manager of Rhodes 5 & 10 in Bethany, where she had worked for 23 years. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Roxanna Moose Lodge. Baker enjoyed collecting frogs, crocheting and knitting. She had a vibrant personality and will be missed by all who knew her.

Baker was preceded in death by her father, Roger Belleville; and her sister, Joycelyne. She is survived by her mother, Marquerite Belleville of East Hereford; husband, Albert Baker Jr. of Millville; daughter, Danielle Baker of Ellendale; three step-children and their spouses, Albert and Wendy Baker of Millsboro; Andrea Baker of Seaford and Amy and Roger Smith of Dagsboro; seven siblings, Paul Manon Belleville, Marc and Patricia Belleville, Colette and Yvon Jolicoeur, Richard and Suzanne Belleville, Lucille and Richard Paquette, Renald and Eva Belleville and Yvan and Sharon Belleville; four godchildren, Faith Foxwell, Jamie Cohee, Jeffrey Belleville and Marc Belleville, and numerous nieces and nephews; her close friends, Diane Ternahan, Lisa Strout, Frieda Gotreaux, Fuzzy and Hilda Mitchell, and Arnold Rhodes.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

Keith Oliver Bunting, 42
Keith Oliver Bunting, 42, of Selbyville, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a vinyl siding installer for Atlantic Siding Inc.

Bunting was preceded in death by his father, Oliver W. Bunting. He is survived by his mother, Doris Evans Savage of Selbyville; wife, Lorri D. Bunting; daughters, Gwendolyn M. and Jessica L. Bunting; brother, Wendell A. Bunting; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2007, with interment in St. George’s Cemetery, Clarksville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gwendolyn and Jessica Bunting Fund, for their education, c/o Delaware National Bank, P.O. Box 349, Ocean View DE 19970.

Alton S. Ennis, 79
Alton S. Ennis, 79, of Dagsboro, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 20, 2007, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He worked for the Sussex County Wastewater Department for 10 years. Ennis was a member of the Frankford United Methodist Church and a past member of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company. He was a hard working man who loved his family, gardening, hunting and watching the New York Yankees.

Ennis was preceded in death by his parents, William G. and Blanche (Hudson) Ennis; a daughter, Kathy Wilkins; grandson, Stephen R. Ennis Jr.; sisters, Florence Daisey, Edna Stephens, Arneta English, Helen Cooper; and a brother, Jack Ennis. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Jones Ennis; children, Debbie Ennis Baker and her husband Richard, of Dagsboro, Bill Ennis of Millsboro, Steve Ennis and wife Connie, of Laurel; a sister, Myrtle Lynch of Dagsboro; six grandchildren, Richard Baker, Katie Adkins, John Ennis, Jamie Ennis, Laura Rogers, Kristen Furry; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Anne Baker; and his trusted dog, Fido.

Funeral services were scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2007, with interment in Prince George’s Cemetery in Dagsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Sussex Chapter, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE 19947; or the American Lung Association of Delaware, 1021 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington DE 19806; or the American Diabetes Association of Delaware, 110 S. French St., Wilmington, DE 19805; or the Frankford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Frankford DE 19945.

Paul Hudson, 73
Paul Hudson, 73, of Millsboro, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Sunday, April 15, 2007. He worked for Suburban Propane/Collins & Ryan for 33 years. Hudson enjoyed golfing, bowling, horseback riding with his granddaughters and stock-car racing with his grandson. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Hudson was preceded in death by his parents, Harlie W. and Edna M. Hudson; and four brothers, Timothy Hudson, Osborne Hudson, Preston Hudson and Samuel Hudson. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Annie Rudisill-Hudson; two daughters, Pamela Hudson Busby of Bridgeville and Suzanne Lingo and son-in-law Donald C. Lingo Sr. of Millsboro; three grandchildren, Donald C. Lingo Jr., Heidi S. Lingo and Jaime L. Busby; one great-grandson, Donald C. Lingo III; two sisters, Ruth Ayres of Lewes and Lois White of Rehoboth; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2007. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Edward Robert ‘Robby’ Lynch II, 40
Edward Robert “Robby” Lynch II, 40, of Selbyville, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was a drywall contractor.

Lynch was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Anne Bunting Lynch. He is survived by his father, Edward “Eddie” Lynch of Selbyville; daughter, Lauren E. Lynch of Middletown; brother, John R. Lynch of Honolulu, Hawaii; sister, Stephanie Venables and husband R.L. of Selbyville; two nephews, Tyler Bradley and Drew Venables.

Services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Lauren E. Lynch Fund c/o BB&T Bank, P.O. Box 310, Bishopville MD 21813.

Teresa Mullaney, 46
Teresa Mullaney, née Zakorchemny, 46, of Bear, passed away at home on Friday, April 20, 2007, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was a supervisor for the Comcast call center in New Castle. She was a loving wife and mother.

Mullaney is survived by her husband, Daniel Mullaney; three sons, Matthew, Jonathon and Harrison Long; parents, Andrew and Regina Zakorchemny; sister, Andrea Stover and husband Mark; two brothers, Stanley Zakorchemny and wife Theresa, Matthew Zakorchemny and wife Laura; six nieces, Amy Mumley and husband Robert, Emily Stover, Rebecca and Laura Zakorchemny, Samantha and Stefanie Cramer; two nephews, Stanley Zakorchemny Jr. and Timothy Stover; godmother, Diane Zakorchemny; and her friends and co-workers at Comcast.

Services were scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2007, with interment in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations by made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, at www.komen.org on the Internet.

John R. Pello, 64
John R. Pello, 64, of Dagsboro, formerly of Allentown, Pa., passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 23, 2007. He was a planner for the Bible Fellowship Church, Board of Mission, in Allentown, Pa. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Pello was preceded in death by his father, John Pello. He is survived by his wife, Judy (McGuigan) Pello; daughter, Grace Leah Pello; mother, Alexandria Pello; brother-in-law, Kevin McGuigan; sister, Beverly Cirillo and husband Anthony; and three nieces.

Services were scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2007, with interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to New Life Bible Fellowship Church, 24711 Cannon Rd., Millsboro DE 19966.

Joseph Anthony Sekcienski III, 17
Joseph Anthony Sekcienski III, 17, of Millsboro, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2007. He was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Millsboro. Sekcienski loved surfing, lacrosse, fishing, dirt bikes and aggravating his grandpa, as well as everyone else. He was “Joey the man,” and loved his family and friends.

Sekcienski was preceded in death by his grandmother, Donna J. Bridges. He is survived by his father, Joseph A. Sekcienski Jr. and step-mother Sandra of Millsboro; his mother, Kimberlyn B. Satterfield of Millsboro; paternal grandparents, Joseph A. Sekcienski Sr. and Patricia of Millsboro; maternal grandparents, Robert J. Bridges and step-grandmother Dorothy Bridges of Millsboro; step-brother, David Ruckle of Aston, Pa.; sisters, Erin Elizabeth Sekcienski of Georgetown and step-sister, Brittany Sekcienski of Millsboro; uncles, Travis Bridges of Smyrna, Robert M. Bridges and wife Gail of Millsboro, James Mark Sekcienski and wife Karen of Millsboro; aunts, Joanna Marie Mutter and Laura Ann Bridges; great-uncle, Frederick L. Weisgerber and wife Gail; first love, Morgan McCaffrey; special girl friend, Katlin Calloway; many friends, cousins, second cousins and acquaintances too numerous to mention.

Services were scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2007, with interment in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro.

Roy L. Wilkerson Sr., 95
Roy L. Wilkerson, 95, of Selbyville, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2007, at home. He had been a carpenter and was a World War II United States Army veteran.

Wilkerson was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Martha Wilkerson; and a son, Ted Wilkerson. He is survived by his wife, Catherine B. Wilkerson of Selbyville; three sons, Roy L. Wilkerson Jr. of Longwood, Fla., James H. Wilkerson of Seaford and Wayne F. Wilkerson of Selbyville; sister, Elsie Lynch of Gumboro; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2007, with interment in Roxana Cemetery. The family suggests donations to the charity of the giver’s choice.