Obituaries


William P. ‘Bill’ Rogers Sr., 80

William P. “Bill” Rogers Sr., 80, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at home. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late Everett P. Rogers and Elsie (Davis) Rogers.

He retired after 35 years with DuPont in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:08pm

Jean L. Rankin, 89

Jean L. Rankin, 89, of Berlin, Md., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Schenectady, N.Y., daughter of the late William Cobb Lane Jr. and Frances (Doolittle) Lane.

She was a member of...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:07pm

Edmund M. ‘Ted’ Radcliffe, 87

Edmund M. “Ted” Radcliffe, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on March 15, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born at Easton Hospital on Dec. 29, 1931. Originally from Queenstown, Md., he was proud of his Eastern Shore...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:06pm

Michael J. McGinn, 61

Michael J. McGinn, 61, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2019. He was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Washington, D.C., to Margaret and Paul McGinn.

McGinn was a U.S. Postman for 30 years. He was a Harley Davidson...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:06pm

Floyd Robert Lathbury, 76

Floyd Robert Lathbury, 76, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at his home in Orange Park, Fla. He was born in 1942 in Salisbury, Md. He grew up in Ocean View, Del., and attended Lord Baltimore High School (where he met his wife,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:05pm

Phillip J. ‘Phil’ Lanasa, 82

Phillip J. Lanasa, 82, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born Oct. 19, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Michael Lanasa...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:04pm

Florence ‘Floss’ ‘Flo’ Fioravanti, 66

Florence “Floss” Fioravanti, 66, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly, yet peacefully, on March 15, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born on Oct. 17, 1952, in Manayunk, Pa., where she was raised by her late parents,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:03pm

Evelyn Savannah Ferguson, 90

Evelyn Savannah Ferguson, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center at Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Greenville, S.C.,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:02pm

Walter T. Decyk Jr., 72

Walter T. Decyk Jr., 72, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on March 4, 2019. He was born in Wilmington on Dec. 9, 1946, son of the late Walter T. Decyk Sr. and the late Idella (Hand) Decyk.

Decyk was a graduate...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:02pm

Phyllis M. Collyer, 90

Phyllis M. Collyer, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., and Newark, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 15, 2019, at her home. She was born June 10, 1928, in Randolph, Mass., daughter of the late...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:01pm

Alfred ‘Al’ Cody, 82

Alfred “Al” Cody, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at his home, on March 17, 2019, but his sarcasm, stubbornness and wit will never be forgotten. Born Sept. 13, 1936, Cody was a breakfast connoisseur, grill master, mixologist,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Ronald W. Clark, 78

Ronald W. Clark, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of North Potomac, Md., passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Christiana Care hospital in Newark, Del., with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Terre Haute, Ind., son of...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Annetta Eulalia ‘Neta Lou’ Valliant Betton, 90

Annetta Eulalia Valliant “Neta Lou” Betton (“Neta Lou” to her Eastern Shore friends and “Lou” to her Millsboro friends) passed away at age 90, on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by an adoring family who loved her very much. She was born in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 2:57pm

Ann J. Banks, 92

Ann J. Banks, 92, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at her daughter’s home. She was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Showell, Md., daughter of the late Howard Jarmon and Viola (Rodgers)...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:51am

Joyce Ann Hammett, 58

Joyce Ann Hammett, 58, of Ocean City, Md., and formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away gently, in the care of Coastal Hospice and Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., on March 10, 2019. She was born Jan. 16, 1961, in Maryland, to the late...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:50am

Robert ‘Bobby’ ‘Bear’ F. Harrington, 73

Robert “Bobby” “Bear” F. Harrington, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Key West, Fla., and Washington, D.C., passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Charlotte Hall (Md.) Veterans Home. He was born in Washington on Sept. 10, 1945, son of...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:49am

Thomas W. ‘Tom’ Hutson Jr., 90

Thomas W. “Tom” Hutson Jr., 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on March 26, 1928, son of the late Thomas W. Hutson Sr...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:48am

Vincent P. McCarron, 95

Vincent P. McCarron, 95, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Genesis Lofland Park Center in Seaford, Del. He was a native Washingtonian, born on April 15,...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:17am

Dorothy Ruth ‘Dottie’ Donaway Mitchell, 90

Dorothy Ruth ‘Dottie’ Donaway Mitchell, 90, formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday March 9, 2019, at the Manor House ACTS in Seaford, Del. She was born on Aug. 19, 1928, to the late Charles B. Donaway and Estella Jane More Donaway...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:14am

Deborah Ann ‘Deby’ (Gordon) Moore, 68

Deborah Ann “Deby” Gordon Moore, 68, passed away peacefully at Delaware Hospice on March 10, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of H. Lynn (Hoffman) Gordon Jankus of Lewes, Del., and the late John “Jack” E. Gordon. During her...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:13am

Mary A. Mumford, 89

Mary A. Mumford, 89, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at home. She was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Phoenixville, Pa., daughter of the late Jano Hasheian and Azniv (Manoogian) Hasheian.

She was a member of the AARP...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:12am

Andrew ‘Andy’ Pierce Sr., 70

Andrew “Andy” Pierce Sr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on March 8, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Leo Pierce and Dorothea Elder Pierce.

He was a veteran of the U.S...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:11am

Ruth T. Smith, 95

Ruth T. Smith, 95, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Bishopville, Md., died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born March 7, 1923, in Willards, Md., daughter of the late George R. Parsons and...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:09am

Frank J. Tumminello, 84

Frank J. Tumminello, 84, of Ocean City, Md., passed away at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

A Mass will be held on March 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 9903 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:16am

Wanda Arlene Taylor, 62

Wanda Arlene Taylor, 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. She was born in Millsboro on July 21, 1956, daughter of the late David Lynwood Taylor and Sarah B. Taylor.

Taylor graduated from...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:15am

Ingeborg ‘Inge’ Ramsburg, 90

Ingeborg ‘Inge’ Ramsburg, 90, of New Market, Md., died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Anna M. Ramsburg, and Robert O’Connor. She was born in Fulda, Germany, on March 14, 1928, daughter of Valentin...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:14am

Thomas J. ‘Tom’ Mullen, 73

Thomas J. ‘Tom’ Mullen, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, under the care of Delaware Hospice and with his loving wife, Karen, grandson Ryan and cherished four-legged buddy Max by his side. He was...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:13am

Albert F. ‘Butch’ Losink, 68

Albert F. ‘Butch’ Losink, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Croydon, Pa., passed away peacefully, with his family around him, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 5, 1950.

...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:12am

Samuel S. ‘Sam’ Hunt, 81

Samuel S. ‘Sam’ Hunt, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Swedesboro, N.J., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born July 7, 1937, in Swedesboro, N.J., one of 16...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:12am

Robert Hyatt Hack, 75

Robert Hyatt Hack, 75, passed away on Feb. 27, 2019. He was born April 14, 1943, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Jane and Raymond Hack.

He graduated from John Bartram high school in Philadelphia. He was a member of Local 420 Steamfitters in...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:11am

John Francis Burke, 89

John Francis Burke, 89, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, with his family at his side. He was born on June 3, 1929, to Martin and Nora Burke, who immigrated to the United States from County Galway in...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:10am

Joseph Robert ‘Joe’ Wright Jr.

Joseph Robert “Joe” Wright Jr. of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in the care of his family and VITAS Hospice. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Joseph Robert Wright Sr. and Ruth Cole Wright.

He retired...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:40am

Dawn Elizabeth White, 79

Dawn Elizabeth White, 79, of Millville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Renaissance Healthcare, Millsboro, Del., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Concord, N.C., on March 4,...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:39am

Virginia Banning Walls, 98

Virginia Banning Walls, 98, of Dover, Del., passed away, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Milford Genesis Center. She was born June 16, 1920, in Dover, to the late Delbert Banning and Francis Hurley Banning.

Walls earned her bachelor’s degree in...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:38am

Lillian Lucille ‘Linnie’ Tingle, 92

Lillian Lucille “Linnie” Tingle, 92, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Bishopville, Md., on Nov. 7, 1926, daughter of the late Ollie Savage and Maude (McCabe) Savage....

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:37am

Margaret Ann ‘Marge’ Soranno, 79

Margaret Ann “Marge” Soranno, 79, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Bayonne, N.J., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at her home. She was born in Bayonne on April 30, 1939, daughter of the late James Coughlin and Amelia (...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:36am

Deborah L. Mitchell, 67

Deborah L. Mitchell, 67, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Salisbury, daughter of the late Clarence and Hilda (Lewis) Smith.

She had retired from work...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:36am

Donald Elwood Hitchens Jr., 81

Donald Elwood Hitchens Jr., 81, was born on May 20, 1937 in Millsboro, Del. He was the son of the late Donald Hitchens Sr. and Isabelle Hitchens. In the warmth of his home, surrounded by family, he departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019....

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:35am

Evelyn S. ‘Babe’ (Simpson) Clark

Evelyn S. “Babe” (Simpson) Clark of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Elsmere and Marshallton, Del., passed away at her home, after a short battle with cancer, and went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2019.

She was a member of Bethel United...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:34am

Betty M. Cazille-Metz

Betty M. Cazille-Metz of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Dec. 23, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

Services were held privately. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:31am

Joan D. Williams, 76

Joan D. Williams, 76, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at home, in the loving care of her family and assisted by Vitas Hospice, on Feb. 16, 2019. She was born on Nov. 25, 1942, to the late Joseph C. Gordon and Alice Marie Hitchens Gordon.

...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:14pm

Margery (LaMar) Watson, 86

Margery (LaMar) Watson, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away on Saturday Feb. 16, 2019, to be with her husband, the late Elmer B. Watson Jr.

Watson had retired from work at the Alfred I. Dupont Institute in 1985...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:13pm

Daniel Edward Tracy, 83

Daniel Edward Tracy, 83, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. He was born in Woodlawn, Md., to the late George H. Tracy and Elva Whitehead Tracy.

Tracy worked as a machinist for NCR and later was the owner/operator of...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:12pm

Scott Edward Salley, 40

Scott Edward Salley, 40, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Pipersville, Pa., passed away peacefully, with his parents by his side, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Langhorne, Pa., on...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:09pm

Leonard ‘Doc’ Romansoff, 78

Leonard “Doc” Romansoff, 78, of Frankford passed away Jan. 7, 2019. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Aug.1, 1940. He had practiced as a chiropractor for 40 years.

Romansoff went to Yonkers New York Grade School and Hackley School in...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:08pm

Maj. Rev. Jack Randolph Mercy, 84

Maj. Rev. Jack Randolph Mercy, 84, of Millsboro, Del., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., son of the late Jack Mercy and Gladys (Hughes) Mercy.

Mercy served in the U.S. Air...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:06pm

John Richard Phillips, 93

John Richard Phillips, 93, of 7 Marina Park Drive, Frankford, Del., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The only child of Clyde and Simone Phillips, he was born in 1925 and raised in Morgantown, W.Va.

Phillips married his first wife,...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:05pm

Sebastian R. ‘Bob’ LaRocca, 77

Sebastian R. “Bob” LaRocca, 77, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of Hazlet and Spotswood, N.J., passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 24, 1942, son of the late...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:04pm

Elwood Martin Johnson, 88

Elwood Martin Johnson, 88, of Georgetown, Del., died at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, after a long illness. He was the sixth of eight children born to Ralph Johnson and Lula (Short) Johnson.

In 1951, he married Marie Flood. Johnson...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:01pm

Patricia Lynn (Hubscher) Foskey, 59

Patricia Lynn Foskey, 59, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly at her home on Feb. 13, 2019. She was born Dec. 13, 1959, to the late Robert M. Hubscher and Marion Oke Hubscher.

Foskey was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School in...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:01pm