Obituaries


Sonja F. Damico, 71

Sonja F. Damico, 71, of Ocean City, Md., and Ocean View, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Damico was born in...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:58am

Rebecca J. Everett, 79

Rebecca J. Everett, 79, of Laurel, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on July 2, 1937, to the late Harry Neave and Annie E. Fulton Neave.

Everett was retired...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:57am

Frank M. ‘Jiggs’ Holloway, 88

Frank M. “Jiggs” Holloway, 88, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, March 20, 2017, at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, Md. He was born in Selbyville, son of the late Elmer Holloway and Eva (Murray) Holloway.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:55am

Beatrice S. Hunter, 85

Beatrice Street Hunter, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury, Md. She was born Dec. 13, 1931, to the late Carlos and Myrtle Street.

Hunter...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:54am

Warren M. Rex, 93

Warren M. Rex, 93, of Dagsboro, Del., died Friday, March 17, 2017, at home. He was born in Slatington, Pa., son of the late Malcolm S. Rex and Mary E. (Schuck) Rex.

Rex had been a railroad conductor for Conrail for many years and was a...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:51am

Billy L. Taylor, 84

Billy L. Taylor, 84, of Berlin, Md., died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Newark, Md., son of the late Cyrus Taylor and Louella (Bowden) Taylor.

Taylor retired from Mack Trucks, had...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:50am

Harry P. Tingle

On Monday, March 20, 2017, God called Harry P. Tingle from his earthly home to his eternal resting place. He was born on July 29, 1950, in Selbyville, Del., son of Mary Sue Tingle and Harry Tingle Sr.

Tingle attended John M. Clayton High...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:48am

Joseph D. Zolik, 85

Joseph D. "Joe" Zolik, 85, of Milford, DE, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2017 at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Aug. 23, 1931, to Polish immigrant parents.

Zolik...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:35am

Frank L. Bach, 88

Frank L. Bach, 88, of Millsboro, Del., widower of Lillian J. (O’Connell) Bach, passed away suddenly on March 13, 2017. Born on Oct. 10, 1928, in Royersford, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. Bach and Myrtle V. (Page) Bach.

Bach...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:40am

JoAnn C. Balonis, 77

JoAnn C. Balonis, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Scranton, Pa., on Feb. 5, 1940, daughter of the late Paul Walsh and Dorothy...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:38am

Frank E. “Lefty” Grabowski, 73

Frank E. “Lefty” Grabowski, 73, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Quakertown, Pa., passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 15, 1943, son of the late Stanley Edward Grabowski and Marie Madeline (...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:35am

Lonnie E. Hopkins, 57

Lonnie E. Hopkins, 57, of Millsboro, Del., departed this life on March 14, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del. He was born to Paul Clifton Hopkins and Laura Snead-Hopkins on Feb. 6, 1960.

Hopkins attended Sussex Central High School,...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:23am

Francis J. Hudson, 91

Francis J. Hudson, 91, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Genesis Health Care in Seaford, Del. Hudson was born in Millsboro, Del., on April 20, 1925, to the late Ollie Hudson and Amelia Lowe Hudson.

He was a U.S....

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:22am

Joyce A. Morris, 76

Joyce A. Morris, 76, of Delmar, Md., and formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., from complications due to an auto accident.

Morris retired from the U.S....

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:19am

William H. ‘Bill’ Prettyman, 86

William H. “Bill” Prettyman, 86, passed away March 15, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his two loving daughters. He was born May 12, 1930, in Millsboro, Del., to the late William Walter Prettyman and Mary Hester Stevenson Prettyman.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:07am

Gregory A. Smith, 56

Gregory A. Smith, 56, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, March 13, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Jan. 13, 1961, to the late Joshua William Smith and Mary Lou Wooten Smith, who survives him.

He was a Dallas Cowboys...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:06am

George D. ‘Denny’ Stetz, 69

George D. “Denny” Stetz, 69, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in his home. He was born May 11, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late George Stetz and Bernadette (Bach) Stetz.

Stetz...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:01am

Donald C. Wingard Jr., 83

Donald C. Wingard Jr., 83, of Dover, Del., passed away, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Dover, to the late Donald C. Wingard Sr. and Kathryn Mocko Wingard.

Wingard grew up in...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:59am

Wenona Lee Trumbo Weaber, 92

Wenona Weaber, 92, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2017. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Brandywine, W.Va., to Homer and Minnie Trumbo.

They moved to Illinois, Ohio and then to Chester County, Pa., where she...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:54am

Jeffrey T. ‘Jeff’ Bailor, 24

Jeffrey T. “Jeff” Bailor, 24, of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Bailor was a polite, helpful young man who was always there for whoever needed a helping hand. He cherished his parents, brother and sister, and had a...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:34am

Wayne A. Fuller, 84

Wayne A. Fuller, 84, of Seaford, Del., and formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Allen K. Fuller and Helen E. Fuller.

Fuller graduated from Baltimore Polytech...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:29am

Marjorie K. Keener, 90

Marjorie K. Keener, 90, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Waynesburg, Pa., to the late Stanley Kuhn and Minnie Isabel Phillips Kuhn.

Keener taught school for many years, and her...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:22am

Steven L. ‘Steve’ Hudson, 55

Steven L. “Steve” Hudson, 55, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born July 28, 1961, in Salisbury, Md., to the late George Hudson and Delores Welch, who survives him.

Hudson...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:20am

Angelo J. ‘Angie’ Massino, 92

Angelo J. “Angie” Massino, 92, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 6, 2017. He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Washington, D.C., son of the late August...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:15am

Joan Paroni Neff, 84

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Joan Paroni Neff, 84, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away, surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 6, 1932, to the late Francis and Regina (O’Lone) Paroni.

In 1956, she married...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:13am

William H. ‘Billy’ Reeves Jr., 72

William H. ‘Billy’ Reeves Jr., 72, of Selbyville, Del., died peacefully Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late William H. Reeves and Rose (Panella) Reeves.

Reeves had been a...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:12am

Bruce Schoonover, 73

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, Bruce Schoonover, 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., died at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his family. He was born in 1944, to the late Robert and Mae Schoonover, in New York City.

Schoonover was highly respected in...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:10am

Claire (Kaelin) Sileo, 74

Claire (Kaelin) Sileo, 74, passed away on Feb. 21, 2017. She was born Jan. 26, 1943.

She was very talented and enjoyed spending time with family, doing crafts, making flower arrangements and cooking. Sileo and her husband, Raymond,...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:08am

Byron Jay ‘B.J.’ Wright, 29

Byron Jay “B.J.” Wright, 29, the only son of Byron L. Wright and Vicky L. Norwood, was born on Aug. 21, 1987, and departed this life on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, surrounded by his family and friends.

The family are all...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:59am

Robert P. ‘Bob’ Craig Jr., 67

Robert P. “Bob” Craig Jr., 67, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Drexel Hill, Pa., passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 22, 1950, son of the late Robert P....

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:26am

Helen Dane, 90

Helen Dane, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. She was born in Hungary in 1926 and arrived in the United States in 1957 with her late husband, Andrew, and their young son, Andy. She and her family settled in...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:25am

Joseph C. Diehl, 85

Joseph C. Diehl, 85, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in New Jersey, son of the late Joseph and Annie Diehl.

Diehl had been a truck driver for Yellow Freight Company...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:23am

Mary C. ‘Cathy’ Knaggs, 86

Mary Catherine “Cathy” Knaggs, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bladensburg, Md., passed away on Feb. 22, 2017.

Knaggs was married to John, who preceded her in death in 2008. She was a mother to Susan Wilson and her husband, Rodger;...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:22am

Kathleen Lawler-Grimm, 69

Kathleen Lawler-Grimm, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Norristown, Pa., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1947, daughter of the late Thomas and Pauline Lawler....

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:17am

Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Prettyman Lednum, 79

Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Prettyman Lednum, 79, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Lednum was born in Easton, Md., on April 15, 1937, daughter of the late Robert Davidson Prettyman...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:14am

Ruth Geneva Doxzon Lingenfelder, 87

Ruth Geneva Doxzon Lingenfelder, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 14, 1929, daughter of the late Roy and Nettie Doxzon.

In addition to her parents,...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:12am

Marilyn D. Lockfeld, 74

Marilyn D. Lockfeld, 74, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Chadds Ford, Pa., passed away on Feb. 26, 2017, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

Lockfeld graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Scotch...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:08am

Gary Arthur McCormick, 72

Gary Arthur McCormick, 72, of Ocean View, Del., passed away, Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was born Oct. 12, 1944, in Rochester, N.Y., to the late Arthur F. McCormick and Alberta Berry McCormick.

McCormick...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:01am

Janet Speirs Sprague, 79

Janet Speirs Sprague, 79, of Medford, N.J., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Sprague was preceded in death by her parents, John C. Speirs and Carlyle F. Speirs. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard Sprague; a brother, John C....

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:00am

Diane Doris Weis, 72

Diane Doris Weis, 72, of Lewes, Del., passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Nov. 23, 2016. She was born July 30, 1944, in Orange, N.J., to the late Daniel and Doris De Finis.

Weis married John R. Weis on March 7,...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:58am

Hunter L. Spillan, 90

Hunter L. Spillan, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Annandale, Va., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Lexington, Va., on Oct. 9, 1926, son of the late Thomas Spillan...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:56am

David Kline, 58

David Kline, 58, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family and friends he loved, on Feb. 20, 2017, in Ocean View, Del. He was born Sept. 4, 1958, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Rita and Edgar Kline.

Kline graduated from Youngstown State...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:01am

JoAnne M. McGowan, 66

JoAnne M. McGowan, 66, of Reston, Va., and South Bethany, Del., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in New York City, N.Y., on May 12, 1950, daughter of the late John Murphy and Eleanor (Tierney...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:58am

Kimberly J. McKenna, 57

Kimberly J. McKenna, 57, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Eugene McKenna and Florence (McCall) McKenna.

She had been an...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:53am

William Dane ‘Bill’ Barry Sr., 66

William Dane “Bill” Barry Sr., 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Feb. 18, 2017. He was born Dec. 25, 1950, in Litchfield, Ill.

He had a degree in social work from Kean University and a master’s degree from Fordham University. Prior to...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:40am

Donald C. ‘Don’ Edwards, 82

Donald C. ‘Don’ Edwards, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. He retired from a career as a Baltimore City police officer in 1999, after 32 years of service.

Edwards is survived by his...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:37am

Ronald Joseph Filloramo, 76

Ronald Joseph Filloramo, 76, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Thomas Filloramo and Eleanor Mary (Scaldaferri) Filloramo.

Filloramo attended St. Gabriel Elementary...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:33am

Kenneth E. Hoban, 50

Kenneth E. Hoban, 50, of Frankford, Del., died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of Jeanne (Purdon) Hoban and the late Francis Eugene Hoban.

Hoban was a correctional...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:31am

Betty L. Johnson, 84

Betty L. Johnson, 84, of Ocean City, Md., died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at home. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Patrick Duggan and Virginia (Harrison) Duggan.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthews By-the-...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:30am

Samantha Jo ­­‘Sam’ (Littleton) Kressin, 32

Samantha Jo “Sam” (Littleton) Kressin, 32, of Willards, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Seaford on Feb. 19, 1984, daughter of Thomas Jackson Littleton and Pamela Susan...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:27am