Obituaries


George Franklin ‘Frank’ Betts, 89

George Franklin “Frank” Betts, 89, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. He was born on Nov. 13, 1929, in Millsboro, Del., to the late William J. Betts and Anne Mitchell Betts.

Betts attended a small schoolhouse off Route 20 on Godwin...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:58am

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.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 2:46pm

Robert Frederick ‘Fred’ McNally, 74

Robert Frederick “Fred” McNally, 74, of Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of New York, N.Y., and Wilmington, Del., passed peacefully on Feb. 2, 2019, from severe congestive heart failure after a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

Fred Darrell Welch, 89

Fred Darrell Welch, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born in Nicholsville, Va., son of the late John Darrell Welch and Dana (Kilgore) Welch.

He retired from work for Ryder...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:59pm

Shirley Edna Elizabeth Upchurch, 90

Shirley Edna Elizabeth Upchurch, 90, of Cumberland, Md., formerly of Dagsboro, Del., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Allegany Health Nursing & Rehabilitation in Cumberland. She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:58pm

Joyce Ann Hall Redmond, 78

Joyce Ann Hall Redmond, 78, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Feb. 8, 2019. She was born Feb. 23, 1940, to the late Chester Hall and Hazel Hitchens Hall.

Redmond was a graduate of the Selbyville High School and later moved to Wilmington...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:57pm

Malcolm S. Impink, 91

Malcolm S. Impink, 91, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Mount Penn, Pa., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. He was born in Reading, Pa., on April 22, 1927, son of the late Albert Impink and Florence (Christ) Impink.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:56pm

Robert Francis ‘Bob’ Graham, 87

Robert Francis “Bob” Graham, 87, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late John Thomas Graham and...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:53pm

Walter F. ‘Walt’ Cohee Jr., 71

Walter F. “Walt” Cohee Jr., 71, of Mardela Springs, Md., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. He was born on Feb. 23, 1947, in Cambridge, Md., a son of the late Walter F. Cohee Sr....

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:52pm

Kathleen Workman Bryan, 92

Kathleen Workman Bryan, 92, of Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del., peacefully joined her Heavenly Father and passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born May 16, 1926, the youngest of...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:50pm

Billy H. Baker, 88

Billy H. Baker, 88, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. He was born in Jenkins, Ky., on Nov. 10, 1930, to the late Bessie M. Phipps Baker and Robert Patton Baker.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:50pm

Albert ‘Al’ Apicella, 90

Albert “Al” Apicella, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on April 28, 1928, son of the late James Apicella and Rose (...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 1:48pm

Ronald James ‘Ronnie’ Wootten, 70

Ronald James “Ronnie” Wootten, 70, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Jan. 28, 2019. He was born March 12, 1948, to the late Granville T. Wootten and Nora Ruth Fisher Wootten, in Millsboro, Del.

Wootten served in the U.S. Coast Guard...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:03am

Rudolph D. ‘Rudy’ Roethlisberger, 69

Rudolph D. “Rudy” Roethlisberger, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lansdale, Pa., on Oct. 13, 1949, son of the late Herrald D....

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:03am

Janet M. Pappas, 83

Janet M. Pappas, 83, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Pappas was an elementary-school teacher, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Pappas was preceded in death by her...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:02am

Alva Patrick ‘Duke’ Pantall, 69

Alva Patrick “Duke” Pantall, 69, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at his home. He was born in Annapolis, Md., son of the late William and Mary Keough Pantall.

Pantall was a graduate of Southern High School of Lothian, Md., where he...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:01am

Marvel C. ‘Mac’ McWilliams, 88

Marvel C. “Mac” McWilliams, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Westminster Village in Dover, Del. He was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Blades, Del., to the late Joseph McWilliams and May (Henry) McWilliams, and lived in Newark...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am

Dana Charles Marvel, 71

Dana Charles Marvel, 71, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at home on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Born Oct. 20, 1947, he was a local carpenter for most of his life but had been retired for several years.

Marvel is survived by his parents, Charles...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:59am

Erick Henry Magee, 70

Erick Henry Magee, 70, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday Jan. 26, 2019, surrounded by his family, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Eddie and Catherine Magee of Dagsboro, Del.

He was a...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:58am

Michael Clark Lasher, 55

Michael Clark Lasher, 55, passed away in his sleep, at home in Millsboro, Del., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. He was born April 8, 1963, and lived his entire life in Millsboro.

As well as working in the family business, Lasher was a lifelong...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:56am

Donald M. Koperwhats, 82

Donald M. Koperwhats, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Fords, N.J., passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. He was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., on July 3, 1936, son of the late Michael Koperwhats and the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:55am

Marylou P. Johnson, 81

Marylou P. Johnson, 81, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, surrounded by family, at home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Homer H. Pepper and Louise (Crozier) Pepper.

She was a member of Salem United...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:52am

James Edward ‘Jim’ Godfrey, 81

James Edward “Jim” Godfrey, 81, passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on Feb. 16, 1937, in Selbyville, Del., to the late William J. Godfrey and Alberta...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:50am

Frank Thomas Eskra, 71

Frank Thomas Eskra, 71, of Frankford, Del., and formerly of Hanover, Pa., and Manchester, Md., passed away from complications of heart disease on Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2019. He was born on July 20, 1947 in Baltimore, Md.

As a teenager...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:50am

Dimitricus L. ‘Lynn’ Eggleton Sr., 53

Dimitricus L. “Lynn” Eggleton Sr., 53, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

He worked as a cook in various local restaurants. He had moved to Delaware from Belle Glade, Fla., about 10 years ago. He loved cars and...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:49am

Mack Lamar Davis Jr., 42

Mack Lamar Davis Jr., 42, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, due to a lifetime illness. He can now be with his mom, Patti Meyers, who passed away on Oct. 22, 2018.

Davis attended Indian River High School in Dagsboro...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:48am

Gerald Martin ‘Beannie’ Cordrey Jr., 59

Gerald Martin “Beannie” Cordrey Jr., 59, passed away at his home, in the care of his family and Seasons Hospice, on Jan. 25, 2019. He was born Feb. 3, 1959, in Lewes, Del., to the late Gerald Martin Cordrey Sr. and to Mary Lou Marvel Grill, who...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:47am

Robin Lee Ann Clark, 64

Robin Lee Ann Clark, 64, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Tacoma, Wash., and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Aug. 31, 1954, in...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:46am

Michael W. Chadwick, 68

Mike Chadwick, 68, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, from congestive heart failure, in the presence of his loving daughter and sister. He was born Sept. 2, 1950, in Hampton, Iowa, to the late Harry and Delores...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:45am

Elva Louise Dorman Cash, 92

Elva Louise Dorman Cash, 92, passed from her worldly life on Jan. 29, 2019. She died in the presence of family members at home in Georgetown, Del. She was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Harbeson, Del., and spent most of her life in Sussex County.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:42am

David W. Blackwell, 53

David W. Blackwell, 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.

Blackwell is survived by his mother, Shelby Green; a brother, Johnny Blackwell; a sister, Laura Green; and his little angel, Isabel.

A memorial...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:40am

Robert Noah Smith, 70

Robert Noah Smith, 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly, at home, on Jan. 23, 2019. He was born Aug. 12, 1948, to the late Noah B. Smith and Florence Virginia Smith, in Lewes, Del.

Smith was a graduate of Sussex Central High...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:03am

Norma J. Neish, 81

Norma J. Neish, 81, of Milton, Del., formerly of Chesapeake City, Md., and Elkton, Md., passed away peacefully, at home, while surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. She was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Seaford, Del., daughter of...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:02am

Charles Curtis Flood, 91

Charles Curtis Flood, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at home, with his family by his side. Flood was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Selbyville, Del., to the late Wilmer Flood and Mildred Davis Flood.

He and his...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:53am

Glenn E. Bunting Sr., 80

Glenn E. Bunting Sr., 80, of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, surrounded by family at home. He was the son of the late Herman S. Bunting and Ruth (Godfrey) Bunting.

He worked at the DuPont Nylon Plant in Seaford for 12 years...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:51am

David P. Andrews, 86

David P. Andrews, 86, formerly of North Branford, Vt., and formerly of Fenwick Island, Del., died Jan. 17, 2019, in Brattleboro, Vt., while visiting his daughter, Lori. He was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Flushing, N.Y., son of Arthur Wesley Andrews and...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:50am

Helen Louise (Sierer) Gunderman, 85

Helen Louise (Sierer) Gunderman, 85, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lykens, Pa., passed away on Jan 2, 2018, at the Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Sept, 15, 1932, in Wiconisco, Pa.

Gunderman loved fishing, camping and...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 4:06pm

Cynthia ‘Marie’ Walker, 76

Cynthia “Marie” Walker, 76, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Jan. 18, 2019, in her home, with her loved ones by her side, after a valiant battle with a long illness. She was born April 19, 1942, in Wilmington, Del., one of four children of Dorothy...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:58am

James Beasley ‘Jim’ Richardson, 83

James Beasley “Jim” Richardson, 83, a resident of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Jan. 14, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Lewes, Del. He was surrounded by loved ones in the weeks prior to his passing. He was born on Oct. 20, 1935 in East...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:57am

Barbara Catherine ‘Cathy’ Parker, 56

Barbara Catherine “Cathy” Parker, 56, of Pittsville, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Salisbury, daughter of Barbara E. (Brittingham) Parker and the late Johnie Blaine Parker...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:56am

Dzmitry Papou, 38

Dzmitry Papou, 38, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Minsk, Belarus, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at his home. He was born on July 30, 1980, in Minsk, son of Mikalai Papou and Hanna (Ziynich) Papova.

He was the general manager of...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:55am

Col. Daniel J. ‘Murry’ Murawinski USAF (Ret.), 69

Col. Daniel J. “Murry” Murawinski USAF (Ret.), 69, of Selbyville, Del. formerly of Fairfax Station, Va., passed away while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

He was...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:54am

Robert Lake ‘Bob’ Limerick, 71

Robert Lake “Bob” Limerick, 71, passed away on Jan. 18, 2019. He was diagnosed the day after Christmas with a very aggressive form of pancreatic cancer, which moved quickly. He did not have any symptoms until mid-December. Surgery and chemo were...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:36am

William Augustus ‘Gussie’ Davis, 84

William Augustus “Gussie” Davis, 84, passed away at home, in the care of his family and Compassionate Care Hospice, on Jan. 16, 2019. He was born Oct. 25, 1935, to the late Charles M. Davis and Minnie M. Street Davis in Millsboro, Del.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:35am

Randie Allen Clogg, 35

Randie Allen Clogg of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. He was 35 years old.

Services and burial were to be private.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:34am

Catherine Rose Alvey, 96

Catherine Rose Alvey, 96, of Berlin, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Coastal Hospice by the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born June 20, 1922, in New Britain, Conn., to the late Beatrice...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:33am

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