Obituaries


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

Paola Errigo, 90

Paola Errigo, 90, of Selbyville, Del. formerly of Ocean View, Del. passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

Errigo was born in Archi, Reggio Calabria, Italy, on Aug. 19, 1926. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:56am

Michael G. Zonko, 70

Michael G. Zonko, 70, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Sept. 12, 1946.

Zonko was a U.S. Navy veteran, after which, he began work at Delaware Department of Transportation...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:19am

Robert J. “Bob” Strawser, 69

Robert J. “Bob” Strawser, 69, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Hummelstown, Pa., son of the late Robert F. Strawser and Mildred (St.) Solada.

He retired from...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:18am

Sally Ann Rogers, 101

Sally Ann Rogers, 101, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Oct. 31, 2016. She was born April 14, 1915.

Rogers was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill; her brother, George; and her sisters, Verda and Evelyn. She has eight children,...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:05am

James G Motter, 52

James G Motter, 52, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at home. He was born on April 1, 1964, son of the late Marlin and Margaret (Gipe) Motter.

Motter was a graduate of Big Spring High School. He proudly...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:03am

Chester “Marshall” Long, 85

Chester Marshall Long, 85, known as “Marshall,” of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Dagsboro on Nov. 14, 1930...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:02am

Richard F Conti, 81

Richard F Conti, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., surrounded by family and friends.

He was born Oct. 11, 1935, in Portland...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:01am

John P. Brown Jr., 85

John P. Brown Jr., 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at Christiana Hospital.

Brown was born in Delmar, Del., on July 11, 1931, to the late John P. Brown Sr. and Beulah Adkins Brown....

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:59am

Carroll T. Anderson, 90

Carroll T. Anderson, 90, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2016.

He was born May 5, 1927, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Guy and Edith Anderson.

He served in the Navy and the Reserves for ten years during...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:56am

Richard E. West, 69

Richard E. West, 69, a lifelong resident of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was known for his love of people, and his...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:52am

Shirley A. (Banks) Spangler, 78

Shirley A. (Banks) Spangler, 78, of Clarksville, Del., died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at home. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Charles F. Figgs and the late Ruth M. (Cary) Whaley.

Spangler worked for many years at Johnny’...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:48am

Emerson H. Pepper, 89

Emerson H. Pepper, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Bayhealth Medical Center/ Milford Memorial in Milford, Del. He was born in Selbyville, son of the late Homer Pepper and Emily Marie (Pusey) Pepper.

Pepper...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:43am

Donald Penuel, 87

Donald Penuel, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Oct. 16, 2016, at the Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance nursing center in Millsboro, Del. He was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Frankford, Del., to the late Coard and Ruth Hudson Penuel.

After...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:42am

James Bruce Loomis Sr., 78

James Bruce Loomis Sr., 78, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of the Delaware Hospice Center on Oct. 22, 2016. He was born July 14, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to the late William Everett Loomis and Florence Naomi Bowers Loomis....

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:38am

Max R. Fye, 92

Max R. Fye, 92, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Mt. Airy, Md., and Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at Harrison Senior Living of Georgetown, Del. He was born in Stump Creek, Pa., son of the late Meade L....

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:37am

John Malcom ‘Jack’ Fraser, 88

John Malcolm “Jack” Fraser, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Clinton, N.Y., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at his home. He was known as a gracious and wonderful man, full of heart.

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:36am

Charlotte Nash Etchison, 89

Charlotte Nash Etchison, 89, died peacefully, in her home, on Oct. 20, 2016. She was born to Norris Vernon Nash and Beulah Carr Nash on March 12, 1927, in Baltimore, Md.

Etchison graduated from the Church Home & Hospital, School of...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:34am

Vernon H Dibeler, 98

Vernon H Dibeler, 98, of Naples, Fla., passed away on Oct. 24, 2016. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from Duke University and doctorate in chemical physics from Columbia University.

As a...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:33am

Leslie Jane (Hugel) Wardell

Leslie Jane (Hugel) Wardell of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Oct. 10, 2016.

As a single mother who raised two Eagle Scouts, she was proud of her sons and did everything in her power to furnish them with opportunities. Wardell indulged and...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:29am

James M. ‘Jim’ Russell, 78

James M. “Jim” Russell, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia on Jan. 7, 1938, son of the late Ivar J. and Annette Troendle...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:28am

Floyd Oscar Mitchell, 81

Floyd Oscar Mitchell, 81, of Magnolia, Del., passed away on Oct. 11, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born on July 10, 1935, in Millville, Del., to the late Augustus Mitchell and Anna Evans Mitchell.

Mitchell...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:24am

Elwood F. Marvel, 99

Elwood F. Marvel, 99, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. He was a farmer and retired school bus driver for the Indian River School District.

Marvel was preceded in death by his loving wife, Hilda Mae Marvel, in...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:23am

Roland C. Maheux, 91

Roland C. Maheux, 91, of South Bethany, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Shortly after his birth in 1924 in Pittsfield, Mass., he moved with his family to Lewiston, Maine.

As the goalie for his high school hockey team, Maheux...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:21am

Charles Edwin Kenney, 68

Charles Edwin Kenney, 68, of Smyrna, Del., passed away at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 23 1948, to the late Charles Kenney and Edith Kenney.

Kenney was a very bright man...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:21am

Arlene M. Hoar, 72

Arlene M. Hoar, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 27, 1944, daughter of Henry Wolfe and Jeanne (Wilheim) Wolfe....

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:19am

Michael Dennis Colgrove, 71

Michael Dennis “Mike” Colgrove, 71, of Dagsboro, Del., died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., son of the late Riley Kenneth Colgrove and Lucille (Piers) Colgrove.

Colgrove proudly served in the U.S. Navy and...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:19am

Kathy Connor

Kathy Connor passed away Oct. 3, 2016, after a long battle with breast cancer.

Connor was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 2004. She was survived by her seven children, Pat Connor and his wife, Melanie, Dorothy Atherton and her...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:17am

Donald H. Blanshaft, 79

Donald H. “Don” Blanshaft, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Carl Blanshaft and Dorothy (Gold) Blanshaft.

Blanshaft...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:16am

Claude ‘Captain Butch’ Bennett, 61

Claude “Captain Butch” Bennett, 61, of Frederica, Del., passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. He was born Sunday, Nov. 28, 1954, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Richard J. Bennett and Nancy (Day) Bennett....

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:14am

James A. ‘Jim’ Whitmore, 74

James A. “Jim” Whitmore, 74, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 6, 2016.

Whitmore was raised in Michigan and served the country in the United States Navy. After he moved to Delaware, he was an...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:47am

Gerald L. Truitt, 67

Gerald L. Truitt, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. He was born April 18, 1949, to the late Ernest Truitt and Agnes Toomey Truitt.

Truitt had retired from Suburban Propane after 25 years of service. After...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:46am

Doloris Stevens, 79

Doloris Stevens, 79, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Pasadena, Md., died on Oct. 6, 2016. She was formerly the owner of Country Garden and the Happy Crab restaurants. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Stevens, and her brother, Tom Ward...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:45am

Brenda Staton, 64

Brenda Staton, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in her loving son’s arms on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. She was born Sept. 4, 1952, in Plymouth, England, to the late John and Jean Rowley. She was the eldest of six children, including her brothers,...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:43am

Donald J. Shepperly, 87

Donald J. Shepperly, 87, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. He was born in Hazelton, Pa., on April 25, 1929, to the late Stanley Shepperly and Laura Bicking Shepperly.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:40am

Kathleen ‘Katie’ Gupton Eaton, 94

Kathleen “Katie” Gupton Eaton, 94, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Hyattsville and Cheverly, Md., passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born in Berwyn Heights, Md., on Aug. 17, 1922, daughter of the late Ewing L. Gupton Sr....

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:35am

Salvatore Stephen ‘Sal’ Zullo

Salvatore Stephen “Sal” Zullo passed away and was carried home on Sept. 29, 2016.

He had a great reputation as a salesman at for Dayton Motors and Emerson Electric. He was known as the guy who could sell snow to the Eskimos. He made...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:07am

William A. ‘Bill’ Young III, 74

William A. “Bill” Young III, 74, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Reston, Va., passed away peacefully, after suffering a stroke, at Delaware Hospice on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. He was born July 6, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of William A. Young...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:06am

Geraldine A. ‘Gerrie’ Wilson, 84

Geraldine A. “Gerrie” Wilson, 84, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Sterling Park, Va., passed away at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. She was born July 14, 1932, in Kingston, Pa., daughter of the late John Joseph Christopher and Charlotte...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:05am

Nichole Lee Baker Williamson, 32

Nichole Lee Baker Williamson, 32, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Milford, daughter of Gary Keith Baker and Cassandra Lee Steele.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:04am