Obituaries


William Emory Vickers, 75

William Emory Vickers, 75, of Frankford, Del., passed away after a long illness on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation Health Center, Millsboro, Del. He worked in delivery for the Pep-Up Oil Company for more than 29...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:35am

Edward G. Tuckmantel, 76

Edward G. Tuckmantel, 76, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a supervisor of the Graphic Design Group at DuPont Co., Louviers Site, retiring after 41...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:34am

Claudine Estella Nagle Price, 80

Claudine Estella Nagle Price, 80, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Friday, April 18, 2008, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She had worked in secretarial positions over the years and also operated a craft store with her daughter in...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:34am

Edward A. Paris, 79

Edward A. Paris, 79, of North Carolina, formerly of Millville, Del., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indian Trail, N.C. He was a devoted husband and father, always offering a helping hand,...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:33am

Clarence V. ‘Vince’ McCabe II, 46

Clarence V. “Vince” McCabe II, 46, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Frankford, Del. He was a self-employed owner/operator truck driver for many years. He loved surf-fishing and driving his truck. A loving father, his...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:31am

Brian K. Hudson, 47

Brian K. Hudson, 47, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Baltimore and graduated from...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:30am

Laury Franklin, 65

Laury Franklin, 65, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at her home. She was a homemaker.

Franklin was preceded in death by her parents, David and Lee (Jacobs) Silverman; and her husband, Jerry D. Franklin Sr. She is...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:28am

Helen Louise Croom, 77

Helen Louise Croom, 77, of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She worked at Acme Poultry Plant for many years. She was a member of the Bethel Holy Temple in Philadelphia. She loved...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:27am

Richard ‘Dick’ Lamb Peters, 79

Richard “Dick” Lamb Peters, 79, passed away of lung cancer on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at his home in Ocean View, Del. Born and educated in Washington, D.C., he served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, was an electrical engineer, an...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:42am

Faber D. Little, 71

Faber D. Little, 71, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Johnstown, Pa., passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Avow Hospice, Naples, Fla. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning both his bachelor of science degree and doctorate in dental...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:41am

Richard ‘Ricky’ A. Davidson, 53

Richard “Ricky” A. Davidson, 53, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del. He had been a horse trainer.
Davidson is survived by his mother, Shirley E. Gray of Bishopville, Md.; a brother,...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:40am

Joan D. Adams, 74

Joan D. Adams, 74, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Atlantic Shores Rehab and Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She had been a long-time employee of the C. & P. Telephone Co. and was a...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:39am

Loretta Mae White, 77

Loretta Mae White, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008, at home. A homemaker, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved flowers and gardening, and worked as a floral designer for many...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:04am

Katie Hudson Toomey, 83

Katie Hudson Toomey, 83, of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the Genesis Elder Care Seaford Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was a receptionist for Mountaire Farms in Selbyville, Del., retiring in 1989 after 40...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:02am

N. Janette Dashiell Murray, 69

N. Janette Dashiell Murray, 69, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 3, 2008. A graduate of Washington High School in Princess Ann, Md., she also attended Goldey Beacom Business College in...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:02am

Charles F. Kaiser, 87

Charles F. Kaiser, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Romney, W.Va., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Del. He was a machinist at Vitro Automation in Silver Spring, Md., for more than 20 years. Prior to that he...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:01am

Lawrence Francis Cullen Sr., 85

Lawrence Francis Cullen Sr., 85, of Roxana, Del., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 28 in Oak...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:00am

Alice B. Simpler, 84

Alice B. Simpler, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008, at home. She was a member of St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Del. She was a very easy-going lady who always had a smile and loved farming, shopping...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:12am

Lillian L. Murray, 67

Lillian L. Murray, 67, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Brookhaven, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 28, 2008, surrounded by her loved ones. She retired in 1996 as a paralegal working for the Walter ReDavid law offices in Media, Pa....

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:11am

Clarence Stanton ‘Stan’ Millner

Clarence Stanton “Stan” Millner of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. He was an independent agent for State Farm Insurance in Baltimore, Md., for 38 years, retiring to the beach in 1997. He enjoyed his retirement and was...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:11am

Edward Calvin McCauslin Sr., 77

Edward Calvin McCauslin Sr., 77, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at home. He was a retired building contractor.

McCauslin was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Hazel (...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:10am

Michelle Denise Murray Hudson, 30

Michelle Denise Murray Hudson, 30, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2008. A graduate of Indian River High School in 1995, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wilmington College in 2001. She was a...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:09am

Esther G. Varley, 93

Esther G. Varley, 93, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Woodbridge, Va., passed away Monday, March 24, 2008, at Harrison Senior Living Center in Georgetown. A homemaker and former ballerina, she had a great sense of humor and enjoyed helping...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:26am

Jean Q. Tyre, 75

Jean Q. Tyre, 75, of Berlin, Md., passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Berlin Nursing Home. In 1981 she moved to Easley, S.C., and became very active in the Easley Baptist Church and the Pickens County Senior Center. She enjoyed playing...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:25am

Robert C. Street, 54

Robert C. Street, 54, of Laurel, Del., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del. He was an auto-body technician and also worked part-time as a janitor at Barcroft in Lewes, Del. He was a member of the...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:25am

Patricia A. McGeeney, 69

Patricia A. McGeeney, 69, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008, at her home after battling breast cancer for 28 years. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:24am

Jane K. Lynch, 89

Jane K. Lynch, 89, of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Seaford, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008, following a lengthy illness. A graduate of Selbyville High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics from the University of Delaware...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:23am

Mildred M. Kitchens, 84

Mildred M. Kitchens, 84, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She had been a homemaker all of her life and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:22am

Ann E. Detlor, 89

Ann E. Detlor, 89, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Roselle Park, N.J., passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro, Del. She had been an elementary school teacher for many years. She was a member of Phi Lambda...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:21am

George R. Brumfield, 82

George R. Brumfield, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, March 14, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was a member of the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard, Del., the Community Church of Oak Orchard and the Oak Orchard...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:20am

Gary Stephen Pretty, 50

Gary Stephen Pretty, 50, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Westminster, Md., departed this life Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Baltimore, Md., and was a...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:00am

Ronald A. Meade, 60

Ronald A. Meade, 60, died suddenly at home on Friday, March 14, 2008. He was a native Delawarean and received his bachelor’s, master’s and administrative degrees from the University of Delaware. In later years, he pursued further educational...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:00am

Ethel Mae Lathbury, 68

Ethel Mae Lathbury, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, surrounded by her loving family. She and her husband were the former owners and operators of Lathbury Poultry Processing in...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:59am

Margie Ann Jacynski, 69

Margie Ann Jacynski, 69, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was the former owner of Maj’s Cleaning Service.

Jacynski was preceded in death by her...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:55am

Elaine Mary Carson, 68

Elaine Mary Carson, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at her home, of abdominal mesothelioma, a rare cancer. She worked as a secretary for various federal agencies, including the White House and...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:54am

Blanche C. Cullen, 94

Blanche C. Cullen, 94, of rural Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, at Genesis Elder Care Nursing Home in Seaford, Del. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of the...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:04am

Brad L. Derrickson, 22

Brad L. Derrickson, 22, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008. He enjoyed tinkering with electronic gadgets and was an amateur radio operator. His call sign was N3WAU. He also enjoyed cooking and hoped to one day become a...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:03am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:02am

Sarah Dollie Hickman, 84

Sarah Dollie Hickman, 84, of Bayard, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at her home. She was a homemaker and poultry grower who loved entertaining people, gardening, canning, needlepoint and making crafts. She was a member of Roxana Wesleyan...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:01am

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, from complications of open heart surgery at PRMC in Salisbury, Md. He moved to Delaware in 1997, when he transferred to work with Verizon in Ocean View, Del. He...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:00am

Norwood Lowe, 82

Norwood Lowe, 82, of Gumboro, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at his home. He was a lifelong farmer in the Gumboro area and, until recently, still actively farmed over 200 acres. He loved family, especially the large gatherings at family...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:59am

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94, of Selbyville, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Berlin Nursing & Rehab Center, Berlin, Md. She wrote for many years for the Delmarva News and Wave newspapers. She was a member of Salem United Methodist...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:58am

Carol D. Roberson, 66

Carol D. Roberson, 66, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her home. She owned and operated Video 1 in Ocean Pines and Ocean City for more than 10 years and had worked for Freestate Volkswagen in...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:56am

Jean E. Selway, 81

Jean E. Selway, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of North Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at home. She and her husband owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City, Md., for 20 years.

Selway was preceded in...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:53am

Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60

Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a medical transcriptionist at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She attended the...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:29am

Joseph Tyson Smith, 92

Joseph Tyson Smith, 92, of Roxana, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Green Valley Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. A World War II veteran, he served in Germany in the 88th Division “Blue Devils” Artillery. He was past commander of...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:28am

Scott A. Mitchell, 44

Scott A. Mitchell, 44, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Georgetown, Del. He was a laborer for various construction businesses. He was an avid sportsman who was a kid at heart and enjoyed taking his children and nephew...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:27am

Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77

Dr. Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. A graduate of Amherst College and Hahnemann Medical College, he served his medical internship at the Hahnemann-...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:26am

Jesse Alan Gay, 20

Jesse Alan Gay, 20, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. He was a self-employed dog trainer and breeder of Staffordshire and bull terriers. He was a graduate of Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del., where he was...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:25am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:24am