Obituaries


Madlyn V. Banks, 94

Madlyn V. Banks, 94, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Dec. 19, 2016, in Berlin, Md., with her family by her side. She was born in Dagsboro on Dec. 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Joseph Long and Sarah Turlington Long.

Banks was a secretary...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:31am

Roy J. Anstead, 91

Roy James Anstead, 91, one of the last World War II submariners and a craftsman whose tool collection filled two sheds, a workroom and all the nooks and crannies of his house, died peacefully on Dec. 15, 2016, in hospice care and in the arms of...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:18am

Maretta L. Wilson, 84

Maretta L. Wilson, 84, of Rehoboth Beach, Del. passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel P. Marsh and Emma (Hudson) Marsh.

Wilson was preceded in death by her...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:49am

Delores M. Thune, 80

Delores M. Thune, 80, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at home in Selbyville. Thune was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis., daughter of the late Franklin John Chrystal and Laverne (Heine) Chrystal. Thune was employed as a dental...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:47am

Deborah Mae St. Fleur, 68

Deborah Mae St. Fleur, 68, of Salisbury, Md., died on Saturday Nov. 26, 2016. She was born April 9, 1948, in Selbyville, Del., to the late Henry Whaley and Lillie Mae (Shelton) Whaley.

St. Fleur attended school at Berlin (Md.) Elementary...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:46am

Regina Margaret Ricci, 85

Regina Margaret Ricci, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016. She was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Henderson.

In addition to her parents...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:36am

W. Chudleigh ‘Chud’ Reese, 81

W. Chudleigh “Chud” Reese, 81, passed away on Dec. 8, 2016. He was born to H. Wallace Reese and Henrietta Melson Reese on Sept. 3, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a devoted friend.

Reese...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:35am

John Wilbert Myers Jr., 87

John Wilbert Myers Jr., 87, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Rossville, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.

He was a State of Maryland-registered professional engineer and land surveyor prior to his retirement. Myers served his...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:33am

Hugh James ‘Jim’ McGinnis III, 72

Hugh James “Jim” McGinnis III, 72, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Dec. 3, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Jan. 5, 1944, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Hugh James McGinnis Sr. and Katherine Sullivan McGinnis.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:29am

Robert F. ‘Bob’ ‘Bones’ Jowder, 87

Robert F. “Bob” “Bones” Jowder, 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford. He was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Phoenixville, Pa., to the late Michael and Bertha Liptak Jowder.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:27am

Amanda Leigh Jewell, 27

Amanda Leigh Jewell, 27, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at Beebe Healthcare on Dec. 9, 2016. She touched so many lives with her beautiful soul. Family was the most important thing to her. She was an amazing person, daughter, mother, sister,...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:26am

Zed H. Jarvis, 72

Zed H. Jarvis, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at home. He was born in Berlin, Md., son of the late Zed H. Jarvis and Katherine (Smith) Jarvis Sr.

Jarvis retired from Bunting Construction after 28 years of service....

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:25am

Jeffrey J. Brown, 71

Jeffrey J. Brown, 71, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at his home in Selbyville, Del.

“Doc Brown” was a dentist, volunteer fireman, EMT and community leader. He proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, stationed...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:22am

Yvonne M. Street, 80

Yvonne M. Street, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. She was born May 12, 1936, in Millsboro, to the late Walter L. Clark and Arzie F. Morris Clark.

Street worked as a secretary for the family...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:37am

Dale W. Steele, 68

Dale W. Steele, 68, of Georgetown, Del., died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

Steele was born April 2, 1948, in Salisbury, Md., and graduated from Lord Baltimore High School in Ocean View, Del...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:36am

Robert P. Quillen Sr., 90

Robert P. “Bob” Quillen Sr., 90, of Bishopville, Md., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at home. He was born in Showell, Md., son of the late Howard D. Quillen and Della C. (Powell) Quillen.

Quillen graduated in 1944 from Selbyville High School...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:36am

Frederick Edward Poole, 77

Frederick Edward Poole, 77, of Frankford, Del., made peace and accepted his way to Glory on Nov. 29, 2016. He was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Elizabeth City, N.C., to the late Iris Freshwater and George Reid.

Poole was a graduate of William C...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:33am

John R. Golomb, 76

John R. Golomb, 76, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wall, N.J., passed away on Nov. 29, 2016, in Delmar, Md. He was born in Plainfield, N.J. on Dec. 25, 1939, to John Golomb and Julia (Bazan) Golomb.

Golomb graduated from Manasquan High...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:29am

Adam Shane Bradford, 45

Adam Shane Bradford, 45, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Dover, Del. He was born in Ashland, Ky., the son of Paul Boughner of Indiana and Carla (Bradford) Clester of Kentucky.

Bradford honorably served in the U.S. Army branch. He bravely...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:25am

John W. Beach, 93

John W. Beach, 93, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del. He was born Thursday, Nov. 29, 1923, in Rehoboth Beach, Del., son of the late John W. Beach and Margaret (Wenyon) Beach.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:23am

Frank S. Barbour, 62

Frank S. Barbour, 62, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016, after a long, courageous battle in hospice care. Barbour was born July 12, 1954, in Roanoke Va., the firstborn child...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:10am

Earl Gilbert Walter, 89

Earl Gilbert Walter, 89, of Severna Park, Md., passed away on Nov. 16, 2016, at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 1, 1927, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Margaret and Martin Walter.

Walter served his country...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:39am

Michael Nacey, 58

Michael Nacey, 58 of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov., 20, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Feb. 22, 1958, son of Thomas Nacey and Elizabeth (Knighton) Nacey.

Over the years, he...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:37am

Mattie L. Miller, 67

Mattie L. Miller, 67, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Milford Delaware Hospice Center. She was born on Feb. 9, 1949, in Selbyville, Del., daughter of the late Neal C. Cherry and Mattie Mitchell Cherry....

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:35am

Mary Rose Holden, 74

Mary Rose Holden, 74, peacefully left this world to be with the Lord on Nov. 16, 2016, at home in Harbeson, Del. She was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Bishopville, Md., to Emma Cater and Lancaster Johnson.

While Hodeln was at the tender age of 8...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:34am

Raymond Carlton Hitch, 78

Raymond Carlton Hitch, 78, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 14, 1938, son of the late Howard Hitch and Irene (Harrison) Hitch.

Hitch was...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:32am

Mary Ann Hallett, 60

Mary Ann Hallett, 60, of Ellendale, Del., and formerly of Frankford, Del., peacefully departed this life on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. She was born Sept. 15, 1956, to Pearlis Sturgis Sr. and the late Adelle (Lillard) Mumford.

Known to many as...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:31am

Robert Edwin ‘Bob’ Graves, 86

Robert Edwin “Bob” Graves, 86, of Millsboro, Del., a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2016.

A native of Baltimore, Md., Graves was born Sept. 16, 1930, attended high school at the...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:22am

Gary Carmean, 70

Gary Carmean, 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Delaware Hospice Center on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. He was born July 28, 1946, in Millsboro, Del., to the late Frances Carmean.

Carmean was a self-employed general contractor. He attended...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:15am

Darrin T. Gibbs, 30

Darrin Trimell Gibbs, 30, was born Jan. 31, 1986, in Lewes, Del., to Darrin T. Taylor and Kelley Gibbs. He died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

Gibbs, affectionately known as “D.J.,” received his formal education at Phillip C....

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:13am

Joseph J. ‘Joe’ Brady, 83

Joseph J. “Joe” Brady, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. He was born in Chester, Pa., to the late James Brady and Celia McHale Brady.

Brady was a Korean War veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:58am

Michael Eugene Abbatiello, 75

Michael Eugene “Mike” Abbatiello, 75, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Long Island, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, while refereeing a football game in Greenwood, Del. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 17, 1941, son of...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:56am

Joan C. Sheldon, 71

Joan C. Sheldon, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Oct. 14, 1945, a daughter of the late William Kullman and Mary (Masca) Kullman.

Sheldon worked as a paralegal...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:04am

Charles Monroe Thomas Harmon, 78

Charles Monroe Thomas Harmon, 78, a man of conviction and faith, dedicated to his wife, children and grandchildren, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2016. He was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Frankford, Del., to the late Preston...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:02am

Hilda Hall, 96

Hilda (Esham) Dennis Hall, 96, passed away on Nov. 17, 2016. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Gumboro, Del., to Alfred Esham and Ida Lynch Esham.

Hall was a housewife and self-employed poultry farmer, growing chickens for Perdue for more than...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:01am

Wilma E. Fye, 88

Wilma E. Fye, 88, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Mt Airy, Md., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Harrison Senior Living of Georgetown, Del. Fye was born in Connellsville, Pa., daughter of the late Frank Cavanaugh and...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:00am

Eugene C. ‘Gene’ Denhardt, 71

Eugene C. “Gene” Denhardt, 71, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Glenville, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 1, 1945, the son of the late August Denhardt and...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:58am

Hazel M. Thompson, 95

Hazel M. Thompson, 95, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Thompson was born in Seaford, Del., on Feb. 26, 1921, daughter of the late Leslie Hall and Myrtle (Hudson...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:02am

Janet Irene Reynolds, 79

Janet Irene Reynolds, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Frank and Florence Wood on Jan. 2, 1937, in Quarryville, Pa.

On Feb. 6, 1954, she married her childhood...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:01am

Doris I. Revel, 84

Doris I. Revel, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born July 27, 1932, in Gumboro, Del., to the late Lee and Marry Elizabeth Baker.

She retired from work with the...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:00am

David N. Reinohl, 87

David N. Reinohl, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Annapolis, Md., passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Delmar Manor in Delmar, Md. Reinohl was born in Hyattsville, Md., on June 17, 1929, son of the late William Parker Reinohl and Grace...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:59am

Daniel B. Lyons III, 85

Daniel B. Lyons III, 85, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Queenstown, Md., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

Lyons grew up in Silver Spring, Md. He attended Montgomery Blair High School, graduating in 1949. He...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:57am

Jean Ann Chandler, 74

Jean Ann Chandler, 74, of Pittsville, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. She was born in Selbyville, Del., to the late Earl Wells Sr. and Mildred Smith Wells.

Chandler was a self-employed poultry farmer. She enjoyed shopping, taking...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:56am

Donald Alan Wagner Sr., 84

Donald Alan Wagner Sr., 84, affectionately known as “Pop-Pop,” 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Christiana Care Health System, in Newark, Del. He was born Sunday, April 24, 1932, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:36am

Theodore “Ted” L. Russiano, 81

Theodore “Ted” L. Russiano, 81, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Allentown, Pa., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:34am

Daniel B. Lyons III

Daniel B. Lyons III of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Queenstown, Md., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

Lyons grew up in Silver Spring, Md. He attended Montgomery Blair High School, graduating in 1949. He was a...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:31am

Frank W. Kunze, 74

Frank W. Kunze, 74, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Association; PO Box 96011; Washington DC 20090...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:30am

Nancy Rilla Hudson, 76

Nancy Rilla Hudson, 76, of Millsboro, Del., went to be with the Lord and passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, after an extended battle with cancer. She was born to the late Lester C. and Rilla G. Seyler in Carroll Township, Pa., on Jan 9, 1940....

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:27am

Luisa C. Harmon, 76

Luisa C. Harmon, 76, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.

Harmon was born on May 5, 1940, in Inarajan, Guam, to the late Felix and Maria Crisostomo Cruz. In addition to...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:10am

Jonathan “Jon” E. Emrick, 89

Jonathan “Jon” E. Emrick, 89, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Camp Springs, Md., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at his home.

He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on Dec. 28, 1926, son of the...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:08am