Obituaries


Elinor D. Brown, 94

Elinor D. Brown, 94, a longtime resident of Oak Ridge, Tenn., passed away Jan. 6, 2019, at Grand Oaks Assisted Living in Washington, D.C. She was born April 18, 1924, in Millsboro, Del., to J. Harold Dobson and Mildred Short Dobson.

Brown...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:34am

James P. ‘Jimmy’ Elliott, 73

James P. “Jimmy” Elliott, 73, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Jan. 2, 2019. He was born April 1, 1945, in Lewes, Del., one of 14 children of the late Paul Elliott and Helen Hickman Elliott.

Elliott was a U.S. Army veteran who served...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:33am

Clarence ‘Monroe’ Hitchens, 68

Clarence “Monroe” Hitchens, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Milford on Sept. 24, 1950, son of the late William T. “Bill” Hitchens and Anna P. Purnell...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:33am

Gregory Lee Kuhnert, 71

Gregory Lee Kuhnert, 71, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at home on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. He was born Jan. 6, 1948, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Clarence and Patsy Kuhnert.

Kuhnert worked as an iron worker and landscaper for most...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:32am

Grace M. Layfield, 93

Grace M. Layfield, 93, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Jan. 12, 2019. She was born on March 5, 1925, in Millsboro, to the late Louder and Ethel Brasure Mitchell.

Layfield was the co-owner of Mitchell & Sons Inc...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:31am

Francis X. ‘Frank’ Subach, 75

Francis Xavier “Frank” Subach, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at home on Dec. 29, 2018. He was born on March 11, 1943, in Shenandoah, Pa., to Eva Kravitz and Frank Jerome Subach.

Subach was raised in Newark, Del., and attended Newark...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:56am

David Lee Sigman, 67

David Lee Sigman, 67, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Rockville, Md., died Dec. 28, 2018, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born June 20, 1951, in Charleston, W.Va., the only child of the late Daniel and Josephine Sigman....

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:56am

June Quigley, 83

June Quigley, 83, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at The Woodlands Catered Living in Ocean Pines, Md. She was born June 11, 1935, in Washington, D.C., the only child to the late Stanley Gordon and Christine (...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:55am

Joseph M. Petlock, 67

Joseph M. Petlock, 67, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Altoona, Pa. — a multiple sclerosis warrior of 12 years — passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 8, 1951, in...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:52am

Louis A. ‘Lou’ Mueller, 93

Louis A. “Lou” Mueller, 93, passed quietly on Dec. 30, 2018, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del. Born on Jan. 28, 1925, to Max and Theresa Mueller, his home was in Baltimore, Md., until he joined the U.S. Navy at the outbreak of World War II....

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:51am

Paul N. Mitchell, 82

Paul N. Mitchell, 82, of Laurel, Del., passed away at home, in the care of his family, on Dec. 29, 2018. He was born on Dec. 15, 1936, to the late Norman I. Mitchell and Minnie Ethel Phillips Mitchell in Gumboro, Del.

He married his...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:47am

Joan M. Jenkins, 76

Joan M. Jenkins, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 2, 2019. She was born April 26, 1942, in Millville, Del., daughter of the late Bennie Chandler and the late Catherine (Banks) Chandler.

Jenkins...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:46am

John Robert Leyanna, 62

John Robert Leyanna, 62, of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of California, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was born Oct. 26, 1956, in Georgetown, to the late Leo W. Leyanna and Evelyn D. Fortney Leyanna.

Leyanna lived in Georgetown...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:44am

George F. Hack, 91

George F. Hack, 91, of Millsboro Del., passed away Dec. 28, 2018, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 28, 1927, the youngest of six children of George and Anna Hack.

Like many of the...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:42am

Dorothy L. Ambrose, 103

Dorothy L. Ambrose, 103, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Fenwick Island, Del., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Harrison House of Georgetown, Del. She was born in Hertford, N.C., daughter of the late Herman Goodman and...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:41am

John T. Zeitler, 51

John T. Zeitler, 51, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Maryland, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec. 24, 2018. He was born Sept. 2, 1967, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Tom Zeitler and to Theresa Neville Zeitler, who survives him....

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:53pm

Clinton E. Street, 92

Clinton E. Street, 92, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Dec. 23, 2018. He was born in Millsboro on Dec. 28, 1925, one of nine children of Mary and Harry Street.

Street was born with an inability to hear or speak,...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:52pm

Robert M. Olohan Sr., 66

Robert M. Olohan Sr., 66 of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., he grew up and lived in Newark, N.J., for 36 years.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:51pm

Charles R. ‘Chuck’ Nunan Sr., 90

Charles R. “Chuck” Nunan Sr., 90, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Edgewater, Md., passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Shipley Manor Nursing Home in Wilmington, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 14, 1928.

Nunan proudly...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:49pm

Helen Jane Townsend Nichols, 98

Helen Jane Townsend Nichols, 98, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born June 1, 1920, in Millville, Del., daughter of the late Carl Morgan and the late Leona (...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:48pm

Rebecca Jean ‘Becky’ Koch, 72

Rebecca Jean “Becky” Koch, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Dec. 30, 2018, at her home. She was born on April 1, 1946, to the late Ralph Elliott and Florence Niblett Elliott.

Koch graduated from Georgetown High School, in the Class...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:47pm

Richard James ‘Ricky’ Kapolka, 36

Richard James “Ricky” Kapolka, 36, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Dec. 21, 2018. He had just moved to Denver, Colo., at the beginning of December and was returning home for Christmas.

Kapolka graduated from...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:44pm

John Joseph Glodek Jr., 74

John Joseph Glodek Jr., 74, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Chester, Pa., on April 7, 1944, to the late John Joseph Glodek Sr. and...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:43pm

Howard Robert ‘Bobby’ Dean, 77

Howard Robert “Bobby” Dean, 77, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away on Dec. 21, 2018, at his home, after a long illness.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, he was employed with Washington Gas Light Company,...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:41pm

Ella Marie Boone, 60

Ella Marie Boone, 60, of Selbyville, Del., departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1958, in Whaleyville, Md., daughter of Ella Mae Williams and Clarence Williams.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:41pm

David S. Bates, 69

David S. Bates, 69, formerly of Havertown, Pa., died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 26, 1949, the son of the late Samuel S. Bates and Doris Bates.

He was a U.S. Marine who proudly served...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:39pm

Arneva M. Wolfe, 81

Arneva M. Wolfe, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., died Dec. 20, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Lewes on Aug. 5, 1937, to the late Ralph and Helen Brasure.

Wolfe lived in Clarksville, Del., for 20 years and moved to Dagsboro...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:13am

Aliyah Christine Simms, 21 months

Aliyah Christine Simms arrived with much fanfare on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was greeted with loving arms by her parents, Alexa R. Howard and Kevin C. Simms. Her paternal grandparents, Gail and Linwood...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:12am

Charlotte Grant Sears, 70

Charlotte Grant Sears, 70, of Chevy Chase, Md., died after a courageous journey with cancer, on Dec. 18, 2018. She was born Dec. 7, 1948, to the late Tempe Haile Curry Grant and Charles Roeder Grant.

Sears was a loving mother, friend and...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:11am

Jean E. Robinson, 76

Jean E. Robinson, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Millville, Del., on April 26, 1942, daughter of the...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:10am

Lisa Ann (Pauley) Bevan, 57

Lisa Ann (Pauley) Bevan, 57, of Frankford, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Seaford, Del., on Jan. 5, 1961, to the late William C. Pauley and the late Gloria (...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:09am

Garth B. Worrell, 77

Garth B. Worrell, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Maple Shade, N.J., passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at his home. He was born in Camden, N.J., on Oct. 1, 1941, son of the late Washington Fowler Worrell and Ruth (Schwartz) Worrell.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:42pm

Nancy W. Steele, 76

Nancy W. Steele, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at her home. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., on Aug. 25, 1942, daughter of the late George W. Wingate Sr. and Harriett E...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:41pm

James K. Rickards, 59

James K. Rickards, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Dec. 13, 2018, at home. He was owner/operator of George Kendall Rickards Construction Company, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Graveside...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:41pm

Doris H. Quillen, 77

Doris H. Quillen, 77, of Ocean City, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was born in Whaleyville, Md., daughter of the late Eddie Norton and Pauline F. (Donaway) Hall.

She retired from Mountaire...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:40pm

Thomas W. Dennis, 60

Thomas W. “Tommy” Dennis, 60, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at his home. He was born in Milford, Del., on Oct. 8, 1958, son of the late Aubrey Dennis and Carrie (Truitt) Dennis.

Dennis worked at Perdue for...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:38pm

Charles R. Cordrey Sr., 89

Charles R. Cordrey Sr., 89, passed away in the care of his family, at his daughter’s home in Georgetown, Del., on Dec. 14, 2018. He was born on March 16, 1929, to the late Franklin W. Cordrey and Margaret B. Rogers Cordrey, in Millsboro, Del....

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:35pm

Anthony Benito ‘Tony’ Capone, 83

Anthony Benito “Tony” Capone, 83, passed away on the evening of Dec. 6, 2018, at home in Dagsboro, Del. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and lived in Seat Pleasant and then Clinton, Md., for 33 years, where he and his wife, Joan,...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:34pm

Blaine Preston Banks, 73

Blaine Preston Banks, 73, of Horntown, Va., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Va. He was born in Frankford, Del., on Aug. 19, 1945, son of the late Preston Lee...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:33pm

Esther Roulain Orton, 75

Esther Roulain Orton, 75, a native of Lewes, Del., passed away on Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was born on July 23, 1943, daughter of the late Capt. George Herbert Orton Jr. and Dr. Evelyn Gettys Orton, both of Lewes...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:53pm

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2018.

Miles was a wonderful woman and a warm, giving person, with an ever-ready spirit. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend and will be...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:52pm

Joyce M. Malanka, 77

Joyce M. Malanka, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Clinton and Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 1941, daughter of the...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:52pm

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home. She was born in Willards, Md., and was the daughter of the late Maurice Lewis and Jenny Irene (Dennis) Lewis.

In addition to her parents, Magee was...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:51pm

C. Sanford Justice, 84

C. Sanford Justice, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Ocean View on Feb. 9, 1934, son of the late Royal Justice and Mary (Murray)...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:50pm

Avery Grace Hudson, 2 months

“Our little princess, turtle, unicorn, peanut and bird,” Avery Grace Hudson, left this earth too soon, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Hudson was born at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Sept. 25, 2018, into the arms of her loving parents, Chris and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:49pm

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84, affectionately called “Mom Mom” and “Aunt Ann” by many, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on Sept. 4, 1934, to the late John and Mary Spicer.

In 1952, Hudson graduated from Georgetown High...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:48pm

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81, of Georgetown, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. She was born on July 18, 1937 in Whaleyville, Md., to the late Frank T. West and Myrtle S. Collins West.

Fisher worked in her later...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:46pm

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24, of Laurel, Del., and Federalsburg, Md., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2018, while visiting friends in Arizona. He was born on April 26, 1994, in Easton, Md., the son of Gerald Lee Dukes Sr. and Connie L. Smith...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:45pm

Joan Desiderio, 81

Joan Desiderio, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lester, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her home. She was born in Lester, Pa., on July 13, 1937, daughter of the late Albert Barr and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:44pm

Anna T. ‘Ann’ Callahan, 88

Anna T. “Ann” Callahan, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on May 5, 1930...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:43pm