Obituaries


Tyler Jordan Givans, 26

Tyler Jordan Givans, 26, of Laurel, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born on Oct. 31, 1992, in Milford, Del., to Gary D. Givans Jr. and Tango L. Decker Rogers.

Givans was employed at Brass Sales Inc. as a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:09pm

Gary Atwood Fowler, 67

Gary Atwood Fowler, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of his family and Delaware Hospice on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on Jan. 12, 1952, in Baltimore, Md., to the late William and Denise Seville Fowler.

He was a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:07pm

Joseph D. ‘Joe’ Stewart, 77

Joseph D. “Joe” Stewart, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Great Neck, N.Y., and Severna Park, Md., passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, after a five-year fight with melanoma.

A retired major-general, Stewart was born in Baltimore,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:51am

Irene Swiderski, 58

Irene Swiderski, 58, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away April 18, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on April 19, 1960, in Wilmington, Del., to the late William Kahn and Ann Blasciewicz Kahn.

Before her retirement, she...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:50am

John H. Morrill, 89

John H. Morrill, 89, passed away peacefully and was called home to the Lord on May 1, 2019. His life was well-lived and well-loved.

Morrill was born in 1929. After serving in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, he was honorably discharged...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:50am

Bernard P. Lynch, 91

Bernard P. Lynch, 91, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home. He was born in Frankford, Del., on May 26, 1927, son of the late Atwood F. Lynch Sr. and the late Hazel C. (...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:49am

Lucien Thomas Lenhart Jr., 75

Lucien Thomas Lenhart Jr., 75, of Middletown, Del., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., on April 24, 2019. He was born in 1944 in Milford, Del., to the late Lucien T. Lenhart Sr. and...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:48am

Catherine Bernice ‘Kitty’ (Taylor) Hall, 66

Catherine Bernice “Kitty” (Taylor) Hall, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born at home in Millsboro on April 14, 1953, to the late...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:46am

Helen J. (Winchester) Domozych

Helen J. (Winchester) Domozych passed away peacefully and returned to her Lord on May 2, 2019, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born and raised in Gloucester, Mass., and spent much of her life there with her family,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Richard J. Dadurka, 79

Richard J. Dadurka, 79, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, May 3, 2019, at home. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., son of the late Joseph Dadurka and Mary (Humurka) Dadurka.

Dadurka was a police officer and retired from the Washington, D.C.,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Dieter Martin Bender, 90

The Rev. Dieter Martin Bender, 90, passed away in the care of Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del., on May 4, 2019. He was born to the late Karl and Irmgard Schneider in Stuttgart, Germany, on April 12, 1929.

Bender led an interesting and...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:35am

James E. Wright Sr., 83

James Elwood Wright Sr., 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice at his home on April 20, 2019. He was born June 12, 1935, in Harrington, Del., to the late Elwood R. and Rhoda Leona Donovan Wright....

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:04am

Betty White, 87

Surrounded by family and friends, Betty White, 87, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed peacefully from this life on April 22, 2019.

She was a beach-loving resident for more than 50 years, a member of the Fenwick Island Methodist church and the...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:04am

Eckhardt “Eck” S. Smink Jr., 66

Eckhardt “Eck” S. Smink Jr., 66, of Berlin, Md., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Eckhardt S. and Mary Catherine Smink.

He is survived by his loving spouse, Linda B. Smink...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:03am

Joseph Byron Sheare

Joseph Byron Sheare, D.Ed., passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019, at his home in Ocean Pines, Md., after a battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He was born in 1946 in Kearny, N.J., to Mae and Byron Sheare.

“Joe” started his...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:03am

Robert “Bobby” T. Parker, 78

Robert “Bobby” T. Parker, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in Lewes on Sept. 30, 1940, son of the late Walter B. Parker and the...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:01am

Margaret M. Losink, 65

Margaret M. Losink, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Croydon, Pa., passed away from a broken heart on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 21, 1953. She stayed home...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:00am

Steve A. Hickman, 61

Steve A. Hickman, 61, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Millville, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the loving care of his wife and Delaware Hospice.

He was born on May 3, 1957 in Lewes, Del., to his late father, Robert...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:59am

Mary P. Fisher, 100

Mary P. Fisher, 100, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Fisher was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Aldan, Pa., to the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth Godfrey...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:58am

Mary P. Fisher, 100

Mary P. Fisher, 100, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Fisher was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Aldan, Pa., to the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth Godfrey...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:58am

Vincent T. Durkin, 88

Vincent T. Durkin, 88, of South Bethany, Del., passed away on April 25, 2019. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from St. John’s College High School and the University of Maryland. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:57am

Jo-Ann M. Drennan, 62

Jo-Ann M. Drennan, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends at Christiana Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1956, in Perth Amboy, N.J., grew up in Woodbridge, N.J., and lived the past 12 years in...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:57am

Ray Allan Bunting, 71

Ray Allan Bunting, 71, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on April 25, 2019, at the Milford Hospice Center.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1947, in Lewes, Del. Bunting graduated as a member of the Class of 1965 from Millsboro High...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:56am

Deborah A. Vardoulakis, 63

Deborah A. “Debbie” Vardoulakis, 63, of Essex, Md., and Millville, Del., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home in Millville.

She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 10, 1955, daughter of Christopher George...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:48am

Lillian “Lil” E. Sneddon, 83

Lillian “Lil” E. Sneddon, 83, of Frankford, Del., formerly of West Deptford, N.J., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

She was born Oct. 4, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:48am

Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis, 69

Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis, 69, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

He was born June 23, 1949, in Lewes, Del., to the late Henry and Hilda Truitt Lewis....

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:47am

Robert G. Kelley

Robert G. Kelley of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 16, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in 1934 in King William County, Va., and resided in Montgomery County, Md., where he was a plant manager...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:46am

Gene F. Jordin, 85

Gene F. Jordin, 85, of Mt. Cuba and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

The only son of Raymond and Sarah (Fredrick) Jordin, Jordin was a graduate of A. I. DuPont High School. He lived his entire...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:45am

Paul M. Cooper, 75

Paul M. Cooper, 75, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Feb. 17, 1944, son of the late George H. Cooper Jr. and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:44am

Gloria B. Barrentine, 88

Gloria B. Barrentine, 88, passed away peacefully at her residence in Millsboro, Del., on Sunday, April 21, 2019, with her loving husband at her side. She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Lewes, Del.

A public viewing will be held on Thursday,...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:43am

David James Brant, 61

David James Brant, 61 of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Del. He was born on Aug. 15, 1957, in York, Pa., son of the late James W. Brant and Erma Brant.

Brant proudly...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:22pm

Nettie Wootten Ellingsworth, 90

Nettie Wootten Ellingsworth, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019. She was born in Whitesville, Del., to the late Herman S. Wootten and Carrie Scott Wootten.

She retired from work for Diamond State...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:22pm

Asher Lee Rogers Jr., 72

Asher Lee Rogers Jr., 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born in Milford, Del., to the late Asher Lee Rogers Sr. and Betty Louise Davis Rogers.

Rogers retired from...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:21pm

Virgil A. ‘Virg’ Romito, 81

Virgil A. “Virg” Romito, 81, of Ocean View, Del., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, surrounded by his family, in Naples, Fla. He was born April 14, 1937, in Newell, Pa., son of the late Virgil A. Romito and Marie Sweitzer Romito.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:21pm

Violet Pittman Snyder, 84

Violet Pittman Snyder, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born on Nov. 26, 1934, in Glen White, W.Va., to the late Dempsey S. Pittman and Myrtle Sanger Pittman.

Snyder retired in 1977...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:20pm

Sandi Christine Whaley, 70

Sandi Christine Whaley, 70, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away at the Englewood Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Wayne on April 10, 2019. She was born on March 20, 1949, in Delaware, to the late Johnny and Joyce Rayne Jones...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:20pm

Thomas John Walker Jr., 65

Thomas John Walker Jr., 65, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Camden, N.J., on Jan. 16, 1954, son of the late Thomas J. Walker Sr. and Rose Theresa...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:59am

Virginia Ann ‘Ginger’ Thomas, 81

Virginia Ann “Ginger” Thomas, 81, Third Order of St. Dominic, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Media, Pa., passed away at home on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ferdinand and Lillian Noel.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:58am

Angeline Agnes ‘Angie’ Maccarone Suozzi, 97

Angeline Agnes ‘Angie’ Maccarone Suozzi, 97, a longtime resident of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019, in Windsor Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care, Beachwood, Ohio. She was born April 25, 1921, in Glen Cove, N.Y...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:57am

Jayne F. Sewell, 79

Jayne F. Sewell, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Dr. Albert F. Parker and Elizabeth (Bradshaw) Parker.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:56am

Betty Anne Bruso Neary, 83

Betty Anne Bruso Neary, 83, passed away and went to heaven on April 3, 2019, with her children by her side. She was originally from Schuyler Falls, N.Y., where she was born on Jan. 11, 1936, to Robert Supernaw Sr. and Dorothy Supernaw.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:56am

John R. Mitchell Sr., 79

John R. Mitchell Sr., 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., on Jan. 10, 1940, son of the late Edward...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:55am

Janie E. ‘Peggy’ McCartney, 96

Janie E. “Peggy” McCartney, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, surrounded by her grandchildren, Sonny Martin, Kelly Martin-Rosa and Allison Dobyski. She was born on Dec. 9, 1922, in Lebanon, Tenn. Although she was named Janie...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:54am

Ethel K. Jones, 88

Ethel K. Jones, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was born in Salem, N.J., to the late Harry Keen and Blanche Moncrief Keen.

Jones was a retired school bus contractor who drove for the Woodbridge School...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:53am

Marie Hodges, 60

Marie Hodges, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Lewes, Del., to the late Robert Fassett and Margaret Massey.

Hodges worked in housekeeping at the Francis Scott Key...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:52am

Gary W. Foskey, 72

Gary W. Foskey, 72, of Pittsville, Md., passed away peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was the son of the late George Vincent Foskey and Wilsie Mae (Lewis) Foskey of Powellville, Md.

“Cancer may have taken his...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:52am

Sara P. ‘Sal’ Fitzgerald, 93

Sara P. “Sal” Fitzgerald, 93, left this world peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on April 4, 2019. She was raised in Philadelphia, Pa., where she was born Aug. 13, 1925.

Fitzgerald attended Girls High School in Philadelphia before...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:51am

Carole Ann Clipperton, 81

Carole Ann Clipperton, 81, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Rockaway, N.J., passed away at home, in the loving care of her family, on April 4, 2019. She was born in Summit, N.J., on Nov. 15, 1937, to the late Leonard Stonewall Johnsen and his...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:50am

James L. ‘Jim’ Brasure Jr., 76

James L. “Jim” Brasure Jr., 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Williamsville, Del., son of the late James L. Brasure and Cecil (Hudson) Brasure.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:50am

Charles M. ‘Chuck’ Ungerbuehler Jr., 81

Charles M. “Chuck” Ungerbuehler Jr., 81, left his family and friends, and passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Wilmington, Del., to Evelyn Sturgis and Charles Marsden Ungerbuehler Sr.

Ungerbuehler...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:24am