Obituaries


James Joseph Condon, 81

James Joseph Condon, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith (Sheridan...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:48pm

Charles Edward Dobbs Sr., 91

Charles Edward Dobbs Sr., 91, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Cobb, Wis., son of the late Francis and Mabel (Chandler) Dobbs.

He was drafted in 1944 into the U.S...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:47pm

Randall L. Evans, 59

Randall L. Evans, 59, of Frankford, Del., passed away suddenly on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at his home.

“Randy” was born in Salisbury, Md., on Jan. 14, 1958, son of Joseph Albert Evans and the late Gladys Orna (Lathbury) Evans. He was a...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:45pm

Warner “Bud” C. Haynie, 84

Warner “Bud” C. Haynie, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

Haynie was born in Chester, Pa., on Sept. 3, 1933, son of the late Warner C. Haynie and...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:44pm

Walter Marshall Mumford, 84

Walter Marshall Mumford, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Linda Brittingham.

Born on Oct. 28, 1933, “Marshall” was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Myrtle Mumford...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:43pm

William J. Prettyman, 80

William J. Prettyman, 80, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at home after a long illness. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late William J. Sr. and Marion (Perry) Prettyman.

He was a graduate of Saint Peter’s...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:40pm

John H. Scott Jr., 48

John H. Scott Jr., 48, of Georgetown, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. He was the son of Barbara M. Scott and the late John H. Scott, Sr.

He was a 1987 graduate of Sussex Central High School,...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:39pm

Joseph F. Werres, 79

Joseph F. Werres, 79, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Scottsville, Va., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at his home.

“Joe” was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 1, 1938, son of the late Joseph J. Werres and the late Margaret (...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:37pm

Shirley B. West, 82

Shirley B. West, 82, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born in Bishopville, daughter of the late Ollie J. Sr. and Maude (McCabe) Savage.

She...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:36pm

Barkley Ernest Wilson, 82

Barkley Ernest Wilson, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Nov. 2, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Wilson was the eldest son of the late Ernest and Grace Fleetwood Wilson of Cool Spring, Del., where he grew up on a farm...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

Shirley C. Brasure

Shirley C. Brasure died peacefully at home with her children at her side. She was a native of Lewes, Del., and graduated from Lewes High School in 1949.

She was employed by Avon Products in Newark, Del., from 1975 to 1992. Before that, she...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:04pm

Irving Thomas Cannon III, 54

Irving Thomas Cannon III, 54, passed away unexpectedly, as the result of an accident, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. He was born on Nov. 6, 1962, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Irving T. Cannon Jr. and Joyce Ann Hudson Longfellow, who survives him...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:02pm

Elmer Lee Conquest, 72

Elmer Lee Conquest, 72, of Delmar, Del., passed away and was called home to the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. He entered this life on Dec. 24, 1944, to the late Nelson Ames and Hazel Harmon.

Conquest’s elementary education was received...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Cora ‘Joan’ Earnest Downing, 89

Cora “Joan” Earnest Downing, 89, departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, with her daughter, Edie, at her side. She succumbed to the debilitating effects of a massive stroke she suffered in 2013. Downing and her twin sister, Jean, were...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:58pm

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Eggers, 39

Robert D. “Bob” Eggers, 39, of Dagsboro, Del., died on Oct. 22, 2017, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md. A resident of Dagsboro for the past 10 years, he had previously resided in Aston, Pa., and Boothwyn, Pa.

A...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:55pm

Alfred E. ‘Al’ Gerhard Sr., 71

Alfred E. “Al” Gerhard Sr., 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., on Jan. 4, 1946, son of the late Phillip S. Gerhard and the late Mary E. (Flury)...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:50pm

Wayne F. Hitchens, 76

Wayne F. Hitchens, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Clarksville, Del., and Seaford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. He was born May 26, 1941, in Choptank, Md., son of the late Jesse Hitchens and...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:48pm

Jeanne P. Hoban, 87

Jeanne P. Hoban, 87, of Frankford, Del., died at home on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. She was born in Dalton, Pa., daughter of the late Roy and Margaret (Love) Purdon.

Hoban was a retired daycare provider.

Hoban was preceded in death by...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:46pm

John A. McCloud, 65

John A. McCloud, 65, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Francis R. McCloud and Helen M. (Clermont) McCloud.

McCloud...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:45pm

Daphne Anne ‘Dee’ Beckman, 75

Daphne Anne “Dee” Beckman, 75, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Mount Airy, Md., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Christiana Care in Newark, Del., while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City, N.Y., on May 19,...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:35pm

Joan A. Flemister, 81

Joan A. Flemister, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Lewes, Del. She was born on Monday, Jan. 27, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:34pm

Stephen J. Kolbeck, 65

Stephen J. Kolbeck, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Pittston, Pa., son of the late Joseph Kolbeck and Ann (Grabowsky) Kolbeck.

Anyone who knew Kolbeck knew of...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:29pm

Jacqueline M. ‘Jackie’ Lisiewski, 78

Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Lisiewski, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away at her home, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. She was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Kulpmont, Pa., daughter of the late...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:23pm

Phyllis A. Revell, 73

Phyllis A. Revell, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2107. She was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Snow Hill, Md., to the late Jesse J. Taylor and Sadie Twigg Taylor.

Revell worked as a line technician for Mountaire Farms....

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:07pm

Edna M. Steele, 85

Edna M. Steele, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at Atlantic Shores Rapid Recovery in Millsboro, Del., on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Steele was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Selbyville, Del., daughter of Harry Townsend Sr. and Eva (Justice) Townsend....

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:01pm

Pamela H. Burgard, 64

Pamela H. Burgard, 64, of Ocean View, Del., passed away after her long struggle with cancer, on Saturday Oct. 7, 2017. She was born in Harford County, Md., on Dec. 23, 1952, daughter of Cooper M. Edwards and Shirley (Monk) Edwards.

Burgard...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:18pm

Charles E. ‘Murph’ Grimes, 92

Charles E. “Murph” Grimes, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed on to eternal life on Oct. 13, 2017. Born in Baltimore, Md., on April 6, 1925, he was the son of the late James Grimes and Anna (Luber) Grimes.

A retired real estate broker, Grimes...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:18pm

Philip E. Lockwood, 73

Philip E. Lockwood, 73, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was the son of the late William Jerome Lockwood and Alberta Helen (Brouwer) Lockwood.

Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:12pm

George H. Henderson Jr., 67

George H. Henderson Jr., 67, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at home. He was born in Chester, Pa., and was the son of the late George H. Henderson Sr. and Mary (Kupchick) Henderson.

Henderson was an insurance agent with...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:54pm

George Buford McAlpin, 79

George Buford McAlpin, 79, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Greenbrier, W.Va., on Jan. 17, 1938, son of the late Percy Buford McAlpin and...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:53pm

Mattie M. Outten, 85

Mattie M. Outten, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Life Care at Lofland Park in Seaford, Del. She was born in Selbyville, Del., on May 2, 1932, to the late Walter and Travella Townsend.

Outten retired from...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:52pm

Florence Ellen (Tappan) Pugh, 82

Florence Ellen (Tappan) Pugh, 82, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, following a long illness. She was born in Lewes, Del., at Beebe Hospital on Dec. 5, 1934, daughter of the late William Bruce...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:50pm

John R. Stambaugh, 85

John R. Stambaugh, 85, of Henlopen Acres, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born Saturday, June 11, 1932, in Lewes, Del., son of the late Ervin L. Stambaugh and Margaret (Rhodes)...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:50pm

Diane Isabel Stuttard, 93

Diane Isabel Stuttard, 93, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Harrison House in Georgetown. She was born Saturday, Nov. 3, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of the late John Kirkpatrick and Margaret (Lang)...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:48pm

Nadine B. ‘Deanie’ Townsend, 75

Nadine B. “Deanie” Townsend, 75, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Chincoteague, Va., on Wednesday, March 18, 1942, daughter of the late Norman Bunting and Norma Lee...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:47pm

David C. Tyre, 65

David C. Tyre, 65, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 28, 1951, son of the late Chester E. Tyre and...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:45pm

Donald T. Vaughan Sr., 88

Donald T. Vaughan Sr., 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 9, 1929, in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Dudley J. Vaughan Sr. and Ruth (Galleher) Vaughan.

In 1948, Vaughan...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:44pm

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Webb Sr., 65

Robert J. “Bob” Webb Sr., 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1951, in Chester, Pa., on to the late William H. Webb and Anna (Janusiewicz) Webb.

Webb graduated from Saint James...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:43pm

Albert N. Fleshman, 89

Albert N. Fleshman, 89, of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of his family, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. He was born in Sun, W.Va., to the late Frank P. Fleshman and Sylvia M. Wiseman Fleshman. 

Fleshman was retired from...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:57pm

Grace Foulkrod, 88

Grace Foulkrod, 88, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Sept. 1, 1929, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Charles Foulkrod and Jennie Gilbert Foulkrod.

Foulkrod was a resident...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:51pm

Denise Ruth (Behme) Hayden, 73

Denise Ruth (Behme) Hayden, 73, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 1, 2017.

Hayden was a history buff and enjoyed sports, gardening, sewing, decorating and sharing her love of classic TV (especially “I Love...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:50pm

George P. Louizes, 81

George P. Louizes, 81, of Ocean City, Md., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Pericles Louizes and Maria (Papathopdus) Louizes.

He was a retired self...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:48pm

Vincentia M. ‘Vinnie’ Rickards, 63

Vincentia M. “Vinnie” Rickards, 63, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of her family and Seasons Hospice on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. She was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Vincent and Wanda Sarra.

Rickards...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:45pm

Dorothy J. Carbone, 90

Dorothy J. Carbone, 90, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., peacefully passed away on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Harold Irvin and...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:08am

Raymond F. Hamm Jr., 81

Raymond F. “Ray” Hamm Jr., 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Sept. 23, 2017, after a long illness.

Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Rochester, N.Y., Hamm graduated from the city’s Aquinas Institute. He spent his 33-year career as a right-...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:07am

John Meister, 69

John Meister, 69, of Pasadena, Md., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. He was born Aug. 4, 1948, to Edward and Jane Meister.

Meister retired from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory after 42 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy from...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:47am

Catherine Swierczewski, 56

Catherine “Cathy” Swierczewski, 56, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Clayton, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at her home. She was born in Wilmington on Feb. 13, 1961, a daughter of the late Edward L...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Mary Louise “M.L.” Evans-Lombe Elliott, 88

Mary Louise “M.L.” (Evans-Lombe) Elliott, 88, of Laurel, Del., and a resident of the Methodist Manor House, passed away on Sept. 16, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Born in Cisco, Texas, on Sept. 30, 1928, she was the daughter of the...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:28pm

Beverly B. Ammann, 90

Beverly B. Ammann, 90, of Ocean Pines, Md., died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Catered Living in Ocean 

Pines where she resided for the past 22 months. She was born in Portland, Maine, daughter of the late Floyd and Helen (Bradbury) Barnett...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:27pm

Frances S. (Lee) Beers, 87

Frances S. (Lee) Beers, 87, passed away on Monday Sept. 18, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones in Ocean View, Del.

She was the wife of the William H. Beers for 40 years. She was born Dec. 27, 1929, at Steiners Hill, Jefferson...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:25pm