Obituaries


James Wilson ‘Jim’ Ritenour, 83

James Wilson “Jim” Ritenour, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Woodstock, Va., on May 9, 1936, son of the late...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:54am

Herman J. Koenig, 94

In the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, Herman J. Koenig’s spirit was peacefully set free from his well lived-in and worn 94-year-old body, at his home in Clarksville, Del., to soar to Heaven’s Kingdom. He was born Dec. 20, 1924, during...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:53am

Lillian A. Gray, 97

Lillian A. Gray, 97, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Willards, Md., on April 24, 1922, daughter of the late James Moore and Lillie (Mitchell) Moore.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:52am

Carol Templeton Boebel, 77

Carol Templeton Boebel, 77, passed way peacefully, at home in Ocean View, Del., on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019, from a long, courageous fight with cancer. She was the wife of Donald Lee “Don” Boebel. She was born in Cornwall, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1941, to...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:51am

Claude H. Benner, 82

Claude H. Benner, 82, of Milton, Del., passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at home, in the care of Delaware Hospice and his loving friends. He was born on Aug. 28, 1937, to the late Carl O. and Louisa Hagee Benner in Coatesville, Pa.

He...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:50am

Pearl H. Warrington

Pearl H. Warrington of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Harrison Senior Living. She was born in Milford, Del., to the late John S. Warrington and Anna K. Warrington.

Warrington...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:40am

Michael A. Volta, 72

Michael A. Volta, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lansdowne, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 27, 1947, son of the late Michael A....

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:40am

Henry D. ‘Hank’ Skogmo, 91

Henry D. “Hank” Skogmo, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at Catered Living of Ocean Pines, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

Skogmo lived in the Wilmington, Del., area for 35 years, then enjoyed retirement in Bay Colony/Dagsboro for the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:40am

Aurora Skye Miller, 9

Aurora Skye Miller, 9, of Ocean View, Del., passed away and gained her heavenly throne on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., after a gallant fight with neuroblastoma. She was born June 4,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:39am

Esther Anne McLucas, 69

Esther Anne McLucas, 69, of Long Neck, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at her home. She was born and raised in Coatesville, Pa., the daughter of Mary Kryworuka Boros and the late John (Buxie) Boros.

She graduated...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:38am

John D. McDowell, 88

John D. McDowell, 88, of Millville, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Burns, Wy., son of the late Walter...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:38am

Robert Marcelle, 56

Robert Marcelle, 56, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly on Sept. 5, 2019. He was born in Chester, Pa., on Jan. 16, 1963, to the late Edward R. Marcelle and Jean Brain Marcelle.

As the owner and operator...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:37am

Margaret A. ‘Peg’ Lyons, 86

Margaret A. “Peg” Lyons, 86, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. She grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School.

Lyons was a member of...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:37am

Dorothy Marie Hooper, 88

Dorothy Marie Hooper, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2019, while in the care of the Cadia Healthcare Renaissance center in Millsboro. She was born on May 2, 1931 to the late Lena McCay.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:35am

Patsy J. Heatwole, 85

Patsy J. Heatwole, 85, of Millville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Heatwole, in 2010. She is survived by her five...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:33am

Glenna Elizabeth Green, 88

Glenna Elizabeth Green, 88, of Dagsboro Del., passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2019, at Harrison House in Georgetown Del. She was born on April 22, 1931, in Two Mile, W.Va., and was one of 12 siblings.

She was a loving wife, mother,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:31am

Joanne Mary ‘Joan’ Yarnall Burke, 89

Joanne Mary “Joan” Yarnall Burke, 89, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. She was born on July 6, 1930, in Cumberland, Md., to Jessie Abbott Yarnall and Francis deSales Yarnall.

Burke graduated from the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:30am

John Edward Bare Jr., 59

John Edward Bare Jr., 59, of Frankford, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Lewes on Dec. 9, 1959, son of John Edward Bare Sr. and Phyllis (Smith) Bare....

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:30am

Ann Rose Whaley, 62

Ann Rose Whaley, a former commodore of the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, died of cancer on Sept. 3, 2019, at her Ocean View home. She was 62. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Joseph B. Kelly and his wife, M. Stewart Monaghan...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:44am

Thomas Clair Umbaugh, 63

Thomas Clair Umbaugh, 63, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Leechburg, Pa., on Nov. 29, 1955, son of William Umbaugh and Nancy Umbaugh...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:43am

Francis Thomas ‘Tom’ Savage, 90

Francis Thomas “Tom” Savage, 90, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Aug. 17, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Wilmington on Nov. 23, 1928, son of the late Linden Thomas Savage and the...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:43am

William ‘Joe’ Robinson Jr., 80

William “Joe” Robinson Jr., 80, of Riverdale Park, Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, surrounded by his friends, and his loving and devoted wife, Cindy.

He was a retired millwright, with Local 1545; a U.S. Marine...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:42am

Barbara Francis ‘Barb’ McCray, 75

Barbara Francis “Barb” McCray, 75, passed away on Aug. 30, 2019, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born June 25, 1945, in Frankford, Del., to the late Virgil D. McCray Sr. and Elizabeth McCray.

She was educated at the...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:42am

Freda M. Lentz, 79

Freda M. Lentz, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of South Harrison Township, N.J., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Sayre, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1939...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:41am

John Driver Legg, 78

John Driver Legg, 78, of Bethany Beach, Del., and Roanoke, Va., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Percy and...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:41am

Robert H. ‘Bob’ Landefeld Jr., 77

Robert H. “Bob” Landefeld Jr., 77, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Timonium and Cockeysville, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Baltimore, Md...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:40am

Colton Bryce Jensen, 30

Colton Bryce Jensen, 30, of Gardner, Kan., formerly of Manhattan, Kan., and Ocean View, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Manhattan, Kan., on March 5, 1989, son of...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:40am

Mary K. Hughes, 88

Mary K. Hughes, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Feb.14, 1931, daughter of the late George Franklin...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:39am

Connie Sue Long Hudson, 73

Connie Sue Long Hudson, 73, passed away on Aug. 27, 2019, at her home, in Dagsboro, Del., surrounded by family and in the care of Delaware Hospice. She was born on Sept. 20, 1945, to the late Andrew and Reba Long in Dagsboro, Del.

She...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:38am

Don Conaway, 79

Don Conaway, 79, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Harrington, Del., son of the late Alfred Conaway and...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:38am

Carl Lee Bennett, 57

Carl Lee Bennett, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.

He was a carpenter and worked construction for many years.

Bennett is survived by his wife of 30 years, Michelle Bennett; a daughter, Crystal Bennett; a...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:37am

Raymond H. ‘Ray Ray’ Willis, 48

Raymond H. Willis, 48, known to his friends and family as “Ray Ray,” passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. He was born Oct. 15, 1970, in Wilmington, Del., to James L. Willis and June A. Loveland.

Willis was always the life of the party and...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:36am

Barry Lee Sellers, 73

Barry Lee Sellers, 73, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Ronks, Pa., son of the late Walter and Mary Sellers.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:35am

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Miller, 73

Kenneth “Ken” Miller, 73, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Overlea, Md., passed away on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019. He was a loving husband and father of two children. He was born March 16, 1946, in Baltimore, Md., to Leon and Bertha Miller.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:35am

Edna L. McGee, 94

Edna L. McGee, 94, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at her home. She was born in Chester, Pa., daughter of the late Morris W. LaRue and Catherine (Dever) LaRue.

She had retired from work as owner and hostess at the...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:34am

Zoey Ann Lennox, 16 months

Zoey Ann Lennox, 16 months, of Millsboro, Del., gained her heavenly wings on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family, at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. Zoey was born into a large, loving...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:33am

Lawrence N. ‘Larry’ Keller, 72

Lawrence N. “Larry” Keller, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Dundalk, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 17, 1947, son of the late...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:32am

Deborah K. (Ryan) Fisher, 60

Deborah K. (Ryan) Fisher, 60, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

She was in the graduating Class of 1976 at Indian River High School and later earned a...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:32am

Robert J. Cress Jr., 67

Robert J. Cress Jr., 67, of Greenwood, Del., passed away at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., on Aug. 24, 2019. He was born in Darby, Pa., on Feb. 2, 1952, to the late Robert J. Cress Sr. and Beulah Kelly Cress.

Cress graduated...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:29am

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Barber, 66

Robert J. “Bob” Barber, 66, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. He was born June 12, 1953, in Conshohocken, Pa., son of Roman and Loretta (Forlini) Toledo.

Barber graduated from Duluth High School in Minnesota and...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:28am

Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Smith, 80

Ronald E. “Ron” Smith, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Herndon, Va., was called home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ and passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Upon high school graduation from Allegheny High in Cumberland, Md., in...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:53am

Earl R. Robinson, 83

Earl R. Robinson, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord and passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. He was born in Millville, Del., on April 13, 1936, to the late Frank Clayton Robinson and Pearl (Banks) Robinson.

He worked...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:53am

Wilbur D. Quillen, 89

Wilbur D. Quillen, 89, of Berlin, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living of Snow Hill, Md. He was born in Showell, Md., son of the late Howard D. Quillen and Della Catherine (Powell) Quillen.

He worked for the...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:52am

Joyce Leader Naftzinger, 88

If Heaven truly is “the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you,” there must have been some very happy reunions and many tails wagging on the morning of Aug. 7, 2019, when Joyce Leader Naftzinger, 88, was reunited with her...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:49am

Skylar Marie Marchuk, 4 and Veronica Ellen Marchuk, 4

Skylar Marie Marchuk and Veronica Ellen Marchuk, both 4, and both of Millsboro, Del., gained their heavenly wings on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. They were born on Feb. 27, 2015, in Newark, Del., daughters of Caila Gentner and Charles Marchuk.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:48am

Elizabeth V. ‘Betty’ Hudson, 70

Elizabeth V. “Betty” Hudson, 70, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:47am

Amaya Renee Gentner, 18 months

Amaya Renee Gentner, 18 months, of Georgetown, Del., gained her heavenly wings on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. She was born in Seaford, Del., on Jan. 6, 2018, daughter of Julius Thomas and Casondra Lee Gentner.

Gentner is survived by her...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:47am

Dennis Raymond ‘Denny’ Fleming, 69

Dennis Raymond “Denny” Fleming, 69, passed away at his home on Aug. 10, 2019. He was born in Ames, Iowa, on April 17, 1950, to Rodney R. and Marguerite Meurer.

After graduating from Wilkes College with a bachelor’s degree, he married Linda...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:46am

Mary B. Dembeck, 96

Mary B. Dembeck, 96, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 31, 1922, daughter of the late Frank and Julia Dembeck.

She was a graduate of...

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:45am

Dominick A. ‘Don’ Daffner, 59

Dominick A. “Don” Daffner, 59, of Milton, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. He was born June 3, 1960, in Lewes, Del., to Gerald Pierce Daffner and Rose Marie (Nobles) Daffner.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:45am