Obituaries


Voneita Y. Burton, 58

Voneita Y. Burton, 58, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. She was born March 19, 1960, in Lewes, Del., to the late Harlan Jackson and Bernice Wright Jackson.

Burton was a member of Israel United Methodist Church in Lewes...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:07pm

John P. ‘Jack’ Carey, 83

John P. “Jack” Carey, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the Samaritan Hospice Center at Voorhees in New Jersey. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1934, son of the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

Callie Marie (Lawson) Cook, 33

Callie Marie (Lawson) Cook, 33, of Bridgeville, Del., formally of Myersville, Md., passed away and “became a bright star” on Aug. 1, 2018. She is shining on, watching over her husband, Brian and her “Little Man,” Declan; her parents, Kenny and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:02pm

George A. LeCates Sr., 80

George A. LeCates Sr., 80, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. He was born in Laurel on Jan. 25, 1938, to the late Granville W. LeCates and Mary Louise Long LeCates.

LeCates was a truck driver for Perdue Farms for 24...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:38pm

Carolyn Diana Lewis, 86

Carolyn Diana Lewis, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Greenwood (Del.) Country Rest Home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 8, 1931, daughter of the late John and Lillian Lewis.

Lewis grew up in...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:29pm

Dyann B. Lynch, 65

Dyann B. Lynch, 65, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Mabel Bowden Quillen.

She was very creative and enjoyed designing...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:27pm

Anthony D. ‘Tony’ Mattox, 81

Anthony D. “Tony” Mattox, 81, of West Fenwick Island, Del., passed peacefully on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at home, surrounded by family. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 9, 1936, son of the late Baldwin and Alice Mattox.

Mattox...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:25pm

Mary Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Nichols, 81

Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Nichols, Ph.D., 81, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Md., by her parents, the late...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:24pm

Labarron Scott, 73

Labarron Scott, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. He was born on Jan. 22, 1945 in Atmore, Ala., to the late Jimmy and Helen Lambert Scott.

Scott had retired from...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:23pm

Michael Richard Truitt, 59

Michael Richard Truitt, 59, of Berlin, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Salisbury, Md., and raised on the Riddle Farm. He was the son of the late Robert William Truitt and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:22pm

Donald C. White, 78

Donald C. White, 78, born June 7, 1940, passed away on Aug. 7, 2018, in a peaceful environment at his home. He was born in Arcade, N.Y.

White graduated from the University of Buffalo, and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:21pm

Margaret M. Amelia, 87

Margaret M. Amelia, 87, died July 24, 2018, from cancer, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del. She was a former secretary, homemaker, longtime Bolton Hill resident in Baltimore and an active member of her church community.

The former...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:17pm

George Wallace ‘Wally’ Coleburn, 87

George Wallace “Wally” Coleburn, 87, of Ocean Pines, Md., passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late George and Hermine Coleburn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:15pm

Joseph G. Cherone, 92

Joseph G. Cherone, 92, of College Park, Md., died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the home of his daughter Susan in Selbyville, Del. He was born in Pittston, Pa., son of the late Samuel Cherone and Mary (Venetz) Cherone. 

Cherone retired from...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:11pm

Mary Louise Hack, 75

Mary Louise Hack, 75, passed away July 23, 2018. She was born Nov. 3, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of Doris and Russell Spoerl.

Hack graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1960 and from Thomas Jefferson Hospital...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:09pm

Jervone Rakeem Hall, 33

Jervone Rakeem Hall, 33, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, after a traffic accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Friday, July 27, 2018. He was born on Sept. 27, 1984, to Willie Johnson and Tyann Hall Collick,...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:07pm

Barbara Lynn Long, 71

Barbara Lynn Long, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in her home, with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 7, 1946, in Chester, Pa., to the late Clement Terry and Dorothy K. May Terry.

Long was raised in...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:06pm

Mary Teresa McCarron, 78

Mary Teresa McCarron, 78, passed away peacefully, at home, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Millsboro, Del., with her husband, Edward, by her side. One of 11 children, she was born in County Galway, Ireland, on Aug. 30, 1939.

McCarron...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:05pm

Dolores Antoinette ‘Dee’ (Herman) Robson, 90

Dolores Antoinette “Dee” (Herman) Robson, 90, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Aug. 5, 2018. Born March 24, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., she moved to the Washington, D.C., area as a child.

Robson worked for many years as a...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:02pm

Joseph F. Sweeney, 90

Joseph F. Sweeney, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Clifton Heights, Pa., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 6, 1928, son of the late George and Henrietta Sweeney....

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:54pm

Phyllis K. Torrack, 92

Phyllis K. Torrack, 92, of Millsboro, Del., peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Torrack was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Frank A. Torrack Jr., and a daughter, Dorothy Zell. She is survived by her...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:48pm

Marvin Edward ‘Buddy’ Dukes, 72

Marvin Edward “Buddy” Dukes, 72, of Wausau, Fla., passed away at home, with his family by his side, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was born May 14, 1947, in Lewes, Del., to Louise C. Dukes (Penza) and the late Marvin L. Dukes.

Dukes was a...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:37pm

Richard Carl Hanewinckel, 64

With great sadness, the family of Richard Carl Hanewinckel, 64, of Dewey Beach, Del., and Delray Beach, Fla., this week announced his passing on July 28, 2018, with family and close friends at his side, after a brief illness.

Hanewinckel...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:36pm

James Wesley ‘Jim’ Minnich, 74

James Wesley “Jim” Minnich, 74, of Ocean View, Del., passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on July 21, 2018, with family by his side. Born on July 25, 1943 in Danville, Pa., he lived a full and active life until July 17, 2018, when he suffered an...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:34pm

Linwood O. Nocks Sr., 70

Linwood O. Nocks Sr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was born on Aug. 4, 1947, to the late George L. Nock and Mary E. Dennis Nock.

Nocks was educated in the Public School Millsboro 204 and then Jason...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:33pm

Norma Lee Steele, 50

Norma Lee Steele, 50, passed away at home, with her family by her side, on Monday, July 23, 2018. She was born on Dec., 31, 1967, in Milford, Del., to the late Emory B. Wright and Norma V. Melson Wright.

Steele worked as a cook in the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:32pm

Martha J. Tutak, 86

Martha J. Tutak, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Delaware County, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born in Lyndwood, Pa., on Feb. 2, 1932, daughter of the late...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:31pm

Stephan L. Wode, 73

Stephan L. Wode, 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Nov. 12, 2017, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 28, 1943, in Washington, D.C., raised in East New Market, Md., by his grandmother Lena Hildenbrand, and...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:30pm

Donald Edward ‘Ed’ Bennett, 72

Donald Edward “Ed” Bennett, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Sparks, Md., passed away on July 16, 2018. He was born in Reisterstown, Md., to the late Donald Newton Bennett and Anna Kathryn Garman Bennett.

After graduation from Franklin...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:34pm

Charlotte R. Clark, 73

Charlotte R. Clark, 73, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Omar, Del., on Nov. 1, 1944, daughter of the late Charles...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:33pm

Marjorie Toors Dutt, 77

Marjorie Toors Dutt, 77, passed away on July 18, 2018. She was born June 3, 1941, at Brooklyn Hospital in New York City and grew up in Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y.

Dutt was a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Pennsylvania and Florida. She...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:31pm

Doris E. Filbey, 92

Doris E. Filbey, 92, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at her home. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 2, 1925, daughter of the late Ralph Perry and Bertha (Henry) Perry.

Filbey was a budget analyst for...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:28pm

Anna Mae Givens, 80

Anna Mae Givens, 80, of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved-ones, on July 13, 2018, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Vero Beach, Fla. She was born in Lewes, Del., on Dec. 8, 1937, to the late Jacob M. Moore and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:27pm

Helen Alberta Harris, 70

Helen Alberta Harris, 70, of Dagsboro Del., departed this life on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Medstar Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was born to the late Hort Valentina Millberry and Bessie Elizabeth Proctor on July 2, 1948, in Fredrick, Md....

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:26pm

Johnnie S. Jernigan, 88

Johnnie S. Jernigan, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away in the care of his family on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. He was born in Midway, Ala., on Jan. 29, 1930, to the late Timothy Jernigan and Susan Moore Jernigan.

Jernigan worked for...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:25pm

Martin F. ‘Marty’ Horton, 82

Martin F. “Marty” Horton, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Carmel, N.Y., passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, surrounded by loving family, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Sept. 6, 1935, son of the late...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:24pm

Sandra Ann Long, 74

Sandra Ann Long, 74, of Laurel, Del., passed away peacefully on July 13, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, after a 43-year battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born on Oct. 20, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late George E. II, and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:22pm

Sharon Hill Melson

Sharon Hill Melson passed away at her home in Frankford, Del., on July 18, 2018, while surrounded by her family, after a valiant fight against progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). She was born in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Henry Hill and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:20pm

Grace V. Meyers, 92

Grace V. Meyers, 92, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born in Pomeroy, Pa., to the late Joseph Lovell and Catherine Miller Lovell.

Meyers retired from work at Pillsbury/General Mills after 30 years of...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:19pm

James Leo ‘Jim’ Overtoom, 88

James Leo “Jim” Overtoom, 88, passed away in his home in South Bethany, Del., on May 24, 2018. He was born on Sept. 20, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Cyrilla H. Overtoom and the late Leo Joseph Overtoom.

Overtoom graduated from...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:17pm

Glen R. Densmore, 79

Glen R. Densmore, 79, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born April 30, 1939, in Piedmont, Va., to Vincent and Ada Densmore.

Densmore served in the Delaware Air National Guard for 40 years, retiring in 1999...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:21pm

Ronald Walter Hall Sr., 77

Ronald Walter Hall Sr., 77 of Frankford, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del., on July 7, 2018. He was born on Nov. 10, 1940, in Clarksville, Del., to the late Clarence Williams...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:20pm

Joseph L. ‘Joe’ LeDoux, 76

Joseph L. “Joe” LeDoux, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Point Pleasant Borough, N.J., passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his home. He was born in Brainard, Minn., on Feb. 15, 1942, son of the late Wilfred LeDoux and Rose (Smith) LeDoux...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:20pm

Joan E. McNulty, 78

Joan E. McNulty, 78, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of northern New Jersey, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Teaneck, N.J., on Oct. 10, 1939, daughter of the...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:19pm

James A. ‘Jim’ Powell, 72

James A. “Jim” Powell, 72, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late John E. Powell and Caroline DiGiacomo Powell-Arcaro.

Powell had retired from...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:18pm

Bonnie Ann Savino, 67

Bonnie Ann Savino, 67, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., passed away at home on July 15, 2018.

Born in Peekskill, N.Y., to the late Edgar Nathanael Davey and Doris May Gaudinier Davey, she earned a technical...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:17pm

Pauline Wampler Shortridge, 88

Pauline Wampler Shortridge, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Manassas, Va., passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after a brief illness, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Shortridge was born July 30, 1929, in Buchanan...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:16pm

Wayne Paul Toomey, 70

Wayne Paul Toomey, 70, of Laurel, Del., passed away in the care of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., on July 11, 2018. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 18, 1948, to the late Oliver Toomey and Esther Short Toomey.

Toomey was...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:14pm

George Thomas Draper Jr., 84

George Thomas Draper Jr., 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly of heart failure at his home on June 29, 2018. He was born Jan. 19, 1934, to the late George T. Draper Sr., and Mary Lodge Bird Draper in Wilmington, Del. He was a veteran of...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:18pm

Melvin Ebberts, 87

Melvin Ebberts passed away on June 17, 2018, at the age of 87.

He was the beloved husband to Ruth; stepfather to Norman Pete Pucci; dearest father-in-law to Mary Pucci; and grandfather to Michele and Michael Pucci.

He will be...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:17pm