Obituaries


Fred Williams, 79

Fred Williams, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 26, 2018. He was born in West Pittston, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1939, to the late Thomas Williams and Florence Jacobs Williams.

Williams...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:35am

John S. Salovich, 88

John S. Salovich, 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Norristown, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Portage, Pa., on Dec....

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:32am

Calvin Timothy Rayne Jr., 85

Calvin Timothy Rayne Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Selbyville, Del., on Oct. 22, 1933, to the late Calvin Timothy Rayne Sr. and Hazel (Long) Rayne....

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:32am

Nicholas T. Pucci, 59

Nicholas T. Pucci, 59, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 5, 1959, son of the late Louis Pucci and Olga...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:31am

Shelda Lee Outten, 56

Shelda Lee Outten, 56, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2018, after a long fight with cancer. She was surrounded by family.

She spent more than 30 years delivering newspapers, as well as working in...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30am

Jorge Melendez Claudio, 56

Jorge Melendez Claudio, 56, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was born Jan. 22, 1962, in Puerto Rico, to parents Oscar Melendez and Concepcion Claudio.

Melendez Claudio was a spiritual man with an...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:29am

George Martin Howard, 81

George Martin Howard, 81, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his home.

Howard was a man of many trades: farmer, carpenter and heavy-equipment operator. Having hard work instilled in him from an early age...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:27am

Dewey C. ‘D.C.’ Evans Jr., 74

Dewey C. “D.C.” Evans Jr., 74, of Hebron, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at his home. He was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on July 12, 1944, son of the late Dewey C. Evans Sr. and the late...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:26am

Edna Patricia Elliott, 81

Edna Patricia Elliott of Seaford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. She was 81 years old.

Services were to be private.

Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:25am

Asunta L. ‘Sue’ DeBastiani, 93

Asunta L. “Sue” DeBastiani, 93, of Milton, Del., formerly of Swissvale and Ligonier, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Swissvale on Aug. 20, 1925, daughter of the late...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:24am

Edward E. ‘Ed’ Buck, 76

Edward E. “Ed” Buck, 76, of Fruitland, Md., died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Lewes, Del., the son of Mary and John Buck.

In his high school years, he was a standout football player...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:23am

Willard ‘David’ Sturgis, 70

Willard “David” Sturgis, 70, passed away in his home on Sept. 27, 2018, with his dedicated wife by his side. He was loved by family and friends. He was born on Oct. 28, 1947, to Willard William Sturgis and Ruth Elizabeth Sturgis.

Sturgis...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:07am

William R. Somers Sr., 81

William R. Somers Sr., 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. He was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Crisfield, Md., to the late Melvin Somers and Mary Dize Somers.

Somers retired from the U.S. Army Reserves National Guard...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:06am

Delores ‘Ann’ Smith, 74

Delores “Ann” Smith, 74, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Long Neck, Del., and Lancaster, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. She was born in Lancaster on May...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:06am

Harvey Edward ‘Bud’ Pryor, 81

Harvey Edward “Bud” Pryor, 81, of Ocean View Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at his home.

Pryor started his career in law enforcement in 1958, with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and was...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:06am

Barbara Elaine Petrisko, 76

Barbara Elaine Petrisko, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, at Deers Head Hospital, in Salisbury, Md. She was born in West Mifflin, Pa., on June 12, 1942, daughter of the late John...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:05am

Catherine T. Ness, 75

Catherine T. Ness, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Lavinia (Whitehurst) Taylor and King Taylor.

Ness worked as the...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:04am

Gordon M. ‘Boo’ Law, 57

Gordon M. “Boo” Law, 57, of Millsboro Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2018, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 25, 1961, in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late George R. “Doc” Law and Elizabeth H. (Zebley) Law of Lewes, Del...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:03am

Tunnie William Kiser, 80

Tunnie William Kiser, 80, of Millsboro, Del., died of cancer on Nov. 4, 2018. He was born Sept. 7, 1938, in Wise County, Va., son of the late Denny William Kiser and the late Steller H. Simerly Kiser.

Kiser lived most of his life in Ohio....

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:03am

Richard Lloyd ‘Dick’ Grimes, 84

Richard Lloyd “Dick” Grimes, 84, of Frankford, Del. passed away on Oct. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. Born on Dec. 1, 1933, he was a land developer by trade.

In his teen years, Grimes spent quality time with baseball coaches in the...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:02am

Gloria J. Ediger, 85

Gloria J. Ediger of Harbeson, Del., passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. She was 85 years old.

Services were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested donations to...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:54am

Joseph “Lou” Wheeler, 88

Joseph “Lou” Wheeler, 88, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 5, 1930, son of the late Louis A. and Regina Wheeler.

He...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:40pm

Vincent Stone Vendetti

Vincent Stone Vendetti passed away and went to be with the Lord on Friday Oct. 26, 2018. He was a 1973 graduate of Salesianum High School and worked as a constable for Christiana Care for 26 years.

Vendetti was passionate about his hobbies...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:39pm

Paul E. Taylor Sr., 77

Paul E. Taylor Sr., 77, of Bishopville, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was born in Ocean City, Md., son of the late Roland and Leona (Dunn) Taylor.

He was a self-employed painter...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:39pm

Robert McClain “Bob” Smith, 75

Robert McClain “Bob” Smith, 75, passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 25, 2018, with his family by his side, from complications of heart disease. He was born in West Grove, Pa., on Oct. 9, 1943, and spent the majority of his life in...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:38pm

Ellen Elizabeth Rudolph, 80

Ellen Elizabeth Rudolph, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2018, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Selbyville, Del., on Dec. 16, 1937, the daughter of the late Elwood and Maude (Jones...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:38pm

Julia Helen (Kladzan) Ringel, 94

Julia Helen (Kladzan) Ringel, 94, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Hillsborough, N.C. She was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Newark, N.J., daughter of the late Michael Kladzan and Mary (Petrovcheck) Kladzan.

She lived most of her life in New...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:37pm

Allen E. Powell, 62

Allen Powell, 62, passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

He was born Aug. 29, 1956, in Lewes, Del., son of Lois Powell Valli and Allen “Mac” Powell. A lifelong resident of Ocean View, Del., he...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:37pm

Constance “Connie” Rogers Morris, 86

Constance “Connie” Rogers Morris, 86, of Ellicott City, Md., and formerly of the Bishopville, Md., area, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

A funeral service and celebration of her life were held Oct. 27, 2018, at Curtis United...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:36pm

Patricia “Patti” Ann Evans Meyers, 74

Patricia “Patti” Ann Evans Meyers, 74, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. She was born in Lewes, Del., to the late George Asher and Katie Lewis Evans.

She was a retired home healthcare aid and also waitressed in...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:35pm

Barbara W. Lewis, 87

Barbara W. Lewis, 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Berlin, Md. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Goldsborough and Virginia (Brittingham) Welch.

She was homemaker, mother...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:35pm

Richard Lee Hudson, 69

Richard Lee Hudson, 69, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. He was born on May 4, 1949, to the late Preston L. and Madelyn Phillips Hudson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Preston Lee...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:33pm

Albert Anthony “Al” DeFazio, 72

Albert Anthony “Al” DeFazio, 72, of Bethany Beach, Del., suffered a severe heart attack on Oct. 20 2018, and passed from this life on Oct. 23, the date of his 47th wedding anniversary to his devoted wife, Earlene.

He was preceded in death...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:33pm

Robert Bryan “Bob” Dye, 69

Robert Bryan “Bob” Dye, 69, of West Fenwick, Del., passed away on Oct. 27, 2018. He was born Feb. 3, 1949, in Tulia, Swisher County, Texas.

After graduating in 1973 from Newton Junior College’s Nursing Program in Newtonville, Mass., he...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:31pm

Bessie Martin Hocker Evans Briggs, 94

The service information has been updated for Bessie Martin Hocker Evans Briggs, 94, who passed away on Sept. 27, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, with visitation at 2 p.m. at Mariner’s...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm

Dorothy V. (McLair) Bertele, 97

Dorothy V. (McLair) Bertele, 97, died Oct 27, 2018, at her home in Ocean View, Del.

She was born Dorothy Virginia McLair on Aug. 25, 1921, in Bayonne, N.J., to Mary (CIrbus) and Joseph McLair. She married Edward Anton Bertele on April 25,...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm

Ottis J. Baker, 64

Ottis J. Baker, 64, of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Milford, Del., son of the late Robert F. and Madeline R. (Bunting) Baker.

He had been a poultry live haul...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:29pm

Matthew G. Kauffman, 35

Matthew G. Kauffman, 35, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., after battling kidney failure and heart disease for over a year.

He...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:54am

Donald Charles Justice, 74

Donald Charles Justice, 74, of Frederica, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Renaissance Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del., with family by his side.

Justice was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 25, 1944, to the late...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:51am

Violet “Vi” M. Houser, 81

Violet “Vi” M. Houser, 81, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of York, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.

She was born in York, Pa., on June 15, 1937, daughter of the late Edwin C....

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:50am

Gerald “Jerry” E. Frey, 83

Gerald “Jerry” E. Frey, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Frey was born in Ocean View, Del., on Dec. 4, 1934, son of the late Russell and...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:49am

Sandra L. Graves, 70

Sandra L. Graves, 70, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Florida, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

“Sandy” was born in Wilmington on Aug. 6, 1948, to the late Charles and Marion Morris Graves.

She was a...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:47am

Marie M. Cullen, 86

Marie M. Cullen, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bucks County, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Cullen worked a variety of jobs in her younger years. However, her primary vocation was...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:46am

Dorothy “Dottie” P. Bernard, 77

Dorothy “Dottie” P. Bernard, 77, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Delran, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Bernard was born on Jan. 29, 1941, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to the late Arthur and Mary Mitchelltree Parkinson. She...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:45am

Jennie Colleen Sulcoski, 50

Jennie Colleen Sulcoski, 50, formerly of Ocean View, Del., departed this life on Oct. 9, 2018.

She loved the beach, knitting, quilting, gardening, photography, mastiffs and, most importantly, her family.

Sulcoski is survived by her...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:55am

Linda L. Simcox, 60

Linda L. Simcox, 60, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Delaware County, Pa., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, Del. She was born in Chester, Pa., on July 10, 1958,...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:54am

Evelyn M. Jeffers, 91

Evelyn M. Jeffers, 91, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Georgetown, Del., Ocean View, Del., and Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Brandywine Living of Fenwick Island in West Fenwick, Del., where she had resided...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:53am

Charles L. Hatch, 86

Charles L. Hatch, 86, of Millsboro, Del., and of the world, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. His wife, Elli, and his daughter, Chris, were at his side. He was born in Altoona...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:51am

Bart H. Donaway, 60

Bart H. Donaway, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George B. Donaway and Elizabeth Ann Donaway. He is survived by...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:47am

Elsie Doris Schenck Cadden, 97

Elsie Doris Schenck Cadden, 97, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Brigantine, N.J., passed away at home and crossed over on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. She was born in Atlantic City, N.J., daughter of Laurence Wilson Schenck and Sylvia Arbigast...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:47am