Obituaries


William B. Winterberg, 82

William B. Winterberg, 82, of Lewes, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Born in Ludlow, Ky., Winterberg was retired from the United States Marine Corps.

He is survive by his wife, Vivian (Lowe...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frances Valentine Nichols

Frances Valentine “Fran” Nichols, of Long Neck and formerly of Clayton, passed away on Jan. 20, 2007.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife and friend.

She is survived by her devoted...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Larry ‘Gat’ Mims, 53

Larry “Gat” Mims, 53, formerly of Clanton, Ala., and Bear, Del., passed away peacefully, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at home, after battling cancer.

Mims worked as a lumberjack from a young age, loving the outdoors and a good, hard, honest-day’...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Phyllis A. Steele, 73

Phyllis A. Steele, 73, of Millville, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes after a long illness.

Steele was born and raised in Salisbury, Md., the daughter of the late John and Elva (O’Brien) Phippin. She graduated...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Rada L. Bradford, 79

Rada L. Bradford, 79, of Willards, Md., died Jan. 17, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md.

She had been a seamstress for Wilkins Fashions for many years.

She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Obituaries

James Hollingsworth Jr., 83

James Hollingsworth Jr. of Millsboro, Del., passed away at the Wilmington VA Hospital on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the State of Delaware. As a veteran of World...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 7:00pm

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William H. Pippel Jr., 83

William H. Pippel Jr., 83, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island, and a member of Al-Anon....

Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 7:00pm

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Kathryn E. Knauer Hostetter, 65

Kathryn E. Knauer Hostetter, 65, of East Earl, Pa., formerly of Laurel, and Kinzers, died Jan. 2, 2007, in Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, Pa., after a three-year struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease....

Thursday, January 4, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bernard G. Hassemer, 76

Bernard G. Hassemer, 76, of Ocean View, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006.

He served with the United States Army during the Korean War. Hassemer received his bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and his master’s...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Wenceslao Soto, 81

Wenceslao Soto, 81 of Frankford, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006.

He was born in Manuel Poblado, Mexico, and was a self-employed produce salesman.

Soto is survived by three sons: Leonso Soto, Silvestre Soto, and Martin Soto;...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

James P. Murray, Jr., 78

James P. Murray, Jr., 78, of North Bethany Beach passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006.

He was a true patriot, serving as a captain of the United States Air Force Reserve during the Korean War. Murray was a graduate of Yale University and...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

William David Trosky, 44

William David Trosky, 44, of Ocean City, Md., passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006.

He was born in Cheverly, Md., and was an assistant hotel manager in Ocean City.

Trosky was preceded in death by his infant son, William Benjamin,...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joseph William Wagner, 87

Joseph William Wagner, 87, of Dagsboro died on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. He was a retired lineman/switchman who worked for the Diamond State Telephone Company, retiring in 1984. He was educated as an electrician, and trained at Bliss Electrical...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Maxine W. Yowler, 90

Maxine W. Yowler, 90, of Dagsboro died on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.

Her family said they would like to thank Maxine’s friends and neighbors in Blackwater Village for their kindness and prayers.

She is survived by a son, Elwood E....

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Donald D. Swartley, 40

Donald D. Swartley, 40, of Georgetown, Del., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006.

Swartley moved here in 1989 from Allentown, Pa. He was a construction worker for Carey’s Construction. He attended the Dagsboro Church of God. He loved to hunt and...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joshua Mordecai Freeman, 42

Joshua Mordecai Freeman, 42, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in a helicopter crash near Dagsboro, Del. Freeman, the son of developer Carl M. and Virginia Freeman, grew up at the family home, Tusculum Farm, in Gaithersburg, Md. He was a graduate...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48, of Dagsboro, passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Wilmington on May 30, 1958, son of the late Cornelius Brosnahan and...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Becky L. Murray, 50

Becky L. Murray, 50, of Gumboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at home. She was co-owner, along with her husband, of Murray’s Motors Salvage Yard, operating several locations in Sussex County.

She attended Bethel and Gumboro United...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dominic A. DiGuiseppe, 78

Dominic A. DiGuiseppe, 78, of Selbyville, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at home. He was a firefighter for the city of Washington, D.C., for 26 years.

He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach. He was a member of the...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sharen A. Vandermark, 50

Sharen A. Vandermark, 50, of Selbyville, formerly of Georgetown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at home. Vandermark was born on Aug. 13, 1956, in Wilmington, Del., to Donald and Elizabeth (Myers) Handlin....

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Phyllis Edna Harnsberger, 82

Phyllis Edna Harnsberger, 82, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home in Millsboro. Harnsberger was born on March 9, 1924, in Frederick, Md., to the late Harvey Russel...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Nell Joyce King, 84

Nell Joyce King, 84, of Lewes and Ocean City, Md., died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.

King was born in Toccoa, Ga., to the late John L. Phillips and Maude Cook Phillips. She was a longtime business...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Hannah Nicklas Mowen, 67

Hannah Nicklas Mowen, 67, of Millsboro, died Dec. 15, 2006, at home. She was a self-employed market researcher. She enjoyed cooking, ceramics, reading and her grandchildren.

She and her husband moved to the area in 1981.

She is...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mary H. Ward, age 75

Mary H. Ward, age 75, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was a 1951 graduate of the Garfield School of Nursing of Washington, D.C. A...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

John Wayne Riddle, 68

John Wayne Riddle, 68, of Frankford, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Seaford, the son of the late David and Virginia (Huskins) Riddle. Riddle worked in the...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Alexa Nevaeh Sterner, newborn

Alexa Nevaeh Sterner, newborn daughter of David Sterner and Tracey Sinnott, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

“A person is a person, no matter how small. Unto us a child is born, a special child...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Aubrey Phillips Murray, 84

Aubrey Phillips Murray, 84, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.

Murray enjoyed a long and accomplished life, including: Partner of Collis and Ryan Gas Co., past president of the Delmarva Gas Association, past vice-chairman of...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48, of Dagsboro, passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Wilmington on May 30, 1958, son of the late Cornelius Brosnahan and...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

William Lee ‘Jake’ Hayes Sr., 69

William Lee “Jake” Hayes Sr., 69, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at his home, after a short battle with cancer. He was born May 8, 1937, in Painter, Va., the son of Anna Hayes, who preceded him in death. He received his education in...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Wayne Edwin Stidham, 78

Wayne Edwin Stidham, 78, of Ocean View, formerly of Baltimore and Dundalk, Md., died Saturday Dec. 9, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late, Hubert and Mollie (Keibler) Stidham...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

L. Amelia ‘Penny’ Carmine, 84

L. Amelia “Penny” Carmine, 84, of Millsboro, Del., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro, Del.

Carmine retired from Stockley Center with 20 years of service. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gilbert C. Eastman, 72

Gilbert C. Eastman, 72, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Annapolis, Md., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was a member of the Delaware Association of the Deaf.

He is survived by his wife, June R....

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stephen R. Jones (Steve), 31

Stephen R. Jones (Steve), 31, of Lewes, was died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.

Steve was born Dec. 14, 1974, in Newark, and moved to Lewes as a young child. He was the supervisor of Public Works for the town of Laurel and had served with the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

James P. ‘Jamie’ Beauchamp Sr., 33

James P. “Jamie” Beauchamp Sr., 33, of Millville, died Monday, Dec. 4. He was a plumber and worked for his father at Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating in Selbyville.

He was a volunteer with the Lower Sussex Little League and was an avid...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

John Hargis Sturgis Jr., 55

John Hargis Sturgis Jr., 55, of Dagsboro, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.

John was born in Bishop, Md., and was a truck driver for Croppers.

John enjoyed NASCAR, working on cars, gardening and Barbequing.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mary Jane Davis, 90

Mary Jane Davis, 90, of Ocean View, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at the Harrison Senior Living Nursing Home in Georgetown.

Davis was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Johnstown, Pa.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joseph W. Mauro, 76

Joseph W. Mauro, 76, of Millsboro, formerly of Aston Township, Pa, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late George and Rose (Vail) Mauro...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Jessie Lee Thomas, 77

Jessie Lee Thomas, 77, of Frankford, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.

He was a retired poultry worker.

He loved fishing, playing pool, people and was a stranger to no one. He also was a very good cook.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Rebecca J. Donohue, 74

Rebecca J. Donohue, 74, of Frankford, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at the Deer’s Head Coastal Hospice in Salisbury, Md.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved to cook.

She was a member of Abundant Life Church in Georgetown...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Clyde M. Tripple III, 66

Clyde M. Tripple III, 66, of Lancaster, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.

Tripple retired as a supervisor/forman from Veitch Printing Corp. after 42 years of service. He had also worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 15 years. He...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mary E. Nelson, 80

Mary E. Nelson, 80, of Millsboro, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006.

Nelson was a member of Friendship Methodist Church Millsboro. She sang in the church choir. She loved to go out to dinner and do needle work. She retired from Townsend’s Inc....

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Charles H. Moore, 88

Charles H. Moore, 88, of Oak Orchard, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Millsboro, son of the late Charlie and Mary (Johnson) Moore.

Moore was an assembly line worker for General...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stanley Eugene Klein, 51

Stanley Eugene Klein, 51, of Georgetown, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.

Klein was a retired security guard for Sussex County in the administrative building.

Klein enjoyed reading the Bible, old Westerns and fishing, and was a hard-...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Zada Walston Wilgus, 102

Zada Walston Wilgus, 102, of Bethany Beach, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., embraced by her children.

Zada was a 1922 graduate of Buckingham High School in Berlin, Md. She was a charter...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Martin Royston Pettit, 71

Martin Royston Pettit, 71, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at home.

He was born in New Church, Va., son of the late, Martin and Mildred (Covington) Pettit. He was a auditor for Farmers Bank of the State of Delaware, retiring...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Reese Barnes ‘Barney’ Elliott Jr., 51

Reese Barnes “Barney” Elliott Jr., 51, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006.

Elliott was a retired heavy equipment operator with Bunting and Murray Construction.

He enjoyed bottle collecting, carving ducks, football, NASCAR,...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Marguerite (Rogers) Hill, 89

Marguerite (Rogers) Hill, 89, of Lewes, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, as a result of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.

Hill was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Edward and Bertie (Ellingsworth) Rogers. She was...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Russell J. Shockley

Russell J. Shockley, of Millers Neck Road, Frankford, died on Nov. 16, 2006.

Russell was the son of the late George and Mabel Shockley of Bayard, near Camp Barnes. He graduated from Lord Baltimore High School and was then employed by...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lois G. Rose, 63

Lois G. Rose, 63, of Millsboro, died Monday Nov. 20, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

She was born in Reading, Pa., daughter of the late, Clarence and Katherine (Eyrich) Love.

Rose was a retired accounting clerk for Reading...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ashley Nicole Thompson, 19

Ashley Nicole Thompson, 19, of Georgetown, died Thursday Nov. 23, 2006 as a result of injuries she sustained when hit by an automobile while walking with her cousin on Thanksgiving Day.

Thompson was born in Milford, the daughter of Steven...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm