Obituaries


Barbara B. LaFlamme, 84

Barbara B. LaFlamme, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 31, 1933, daughter of the late Ernest E. Biermeyer...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:24pm

Betty M. Lowe, 93

Betty M. Lowe, 93, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in the care of Atlantic Shores Rehab and Health Care on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

Lowe was born on Sept. 19, 1923, in Shamokin, Pa., to the late Michael and Martha Schankweiler...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:21pm

Jonathan Davis Tsimon, 36

Jonathan Davis Tsimon, 36, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. He was born in Baltimore Maryland on Aug. 31, 1981.

Tsimon studied finance at Towson University, loved video games and sports and was an excellent cook. He adored his dogs,...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:16pm

Richard David Biron, 89

Richard David Biron, 89, of Seaford, Del., and formerly of Waterford, Conn., passed away in the loving care of his family and Compassionate Care Hospice on Sept. 3, 2017. He was born Aug. 1, 1928, to the late Armand Biron and Mary Bishop Biron in...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:40am

Elizabeth L. Brown, 104

Elizabeth Leona Brown, 104, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Alloway, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 7, 2017. She was born in Penns Grove, N.J., on Dec. 19, 1912.

After graduating from Penns Grove High School, she worked for E. I....

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:37am

Darlene Alexis Cordeaux, 69

Darlene Alexis Cordeaux, 69, was called by the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, and passed away, surrounded by her family, at Beebe Medical Center, after a long struggle with COPD and cancer. She was born in McKeesport, Pa., on Jun. 23, 1948, and...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:34am

Oneida I. Justice, 83

Oneida I. Justice, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, at the Delaware Hospice Center on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. She was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Williamsville, Del., to the late Flossie Jackson and Vernon Magee.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:33am

Tony Lee Phillips, 68

Tony Lee Phillips, 68, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2017. He was born on July 21, 1949, in Kinston, N.C., to the late Dorothy Phillips.

Phillips was a graduate of Kinston (N.C.) High School. After graduation, he...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:28am

John Matthew Schneider Jr.

John Matthew Schneider Jr., of Lewes, Del., and formerly of Newburgh, N.Y., and Williamstown, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2017, in Milford, Del. He was born and raised in Atlantic City and neighboring Brigantine, N.J.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:26am

Nicholas Errol Lazarus, stillborn

Nicholas Errol Lazarus died on Aug. 22, 2017. His grieving parents are Karl Lazarus Sr. and Alicia Snead. Though he never got to know the world and its ways, there were people waiting here to meet him and to love him. “We’ll postpone that event ’...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:10pm

Allen L. Littleton, 64

Allen L. Littleton, 64, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at his residence on Sept. 1, 2017. He was born Sept. 15, 1952, in Frankford, Del., near Bayard, to the late Herman P. and Daisey Mae Davis.

Littleton served in the U.S. Marine Corps...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:06pm

Tracy Thomas Hickey, 57

Tracy Thomas Hickey, 57, of Ocean View, Del., died Sept. 1, 2017. He was born May 9, 1960, in New London, Conn., to Robert Lee Hickey Sr. and Ella Elizabeth “Faye” Hickey.

Always quick with a joke, Hickey enjoyed making others laugh. He...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:01pm

Nina Lee Howard, 75

Nina Lee Howard, 75, of Gumboro, Del., passed peacefully at home on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. She was born Jan. 15, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Frank Grant and Mary Ford Gant.

Howard was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, and...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:56am

Margaret A. Cain, 83

Margaret A. Cain, 83, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at her home. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Henry Warfield Buckler and Margaret Loretta...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:18pm

Dennis S.P. Fletcher Sr., 51

Dennis S.P. Fletcher Sr., 51, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1965, in Upper Darby, Pa., to the late David Fletcher and Eileen (Proth) Operseck.

Fletcher was a graduate of the...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:10pm

J. Robert Gault, 90

J. Robert Gault, 90, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at home. He was born in Wayne, Pa., and was the son of the late James Reese and the late Marilyn (Richardson) Gault.

Gault was a retired grain and poultry farmer. He...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:09pm

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., originally of Frackville, Pa., passed peacefully into heaven on Aug. 7, 2017.

She was the mother of four children, Tina Borek, Sandy Ferrara, Frank Hercker...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:08pm

Catherine Johnson, 78

Catherine Johnson, 78, of Dagsboro, Del., was called to her eternal rest on Aug. 4, 2017. She was born in Pocomoke, Md., on Feb. 16, 1939, daughter of the late Irvin and Beulah Ross Johnson.

Affectionately called “Mom” and “Mom-Mom,” she...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:06pm

Mary E. Kelley, 87

Mary E. Kelley, 87, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Kelley retired in 1999 from the Acme in...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:04pm

Sheryl Ann Murray, 58

Sheryl Ann Murray, 58, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. She was born Oct. 9, 1958, in Lewes, Del., to the late William H. and Hilda M. Truitt Lewis.

Murray worked as a...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:56am

Paul Eugene Street Sr., 76

Paul Eugene Street Sr., 76, passed away on Aug. 20, 2017. He was born May 7, 1941, in Harbeson, Del., to the late Elmer Richard Street and the late Pearl “Florine” (Daisey) Street.

Street loved the land. He was a farmer and spent many...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:55am

Betty Elaine (Rizzi) Wendelin, 88

Betty Elaine (Rizzi) Wendelin, 88, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., from complications from a fall. The adored wife of Ellis M. Wendelin Jr., she was a resident of the Fountains of Washington House in...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:54am

Francis R. ‘Wazi’ Wojszwillo, 89

Francis R. “Wazi” Wojszwillo, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Aug. 22, 2017, in his home. He was born July 23, 1928, in Birdsboro, Pa., a son of the late Alfred Wojszwillo and Sarah Naomi (Feick) Wojszwillo.

Wojszwillo was a graduate...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:53am

George K. Wilder Sr., 71

George K. Wilder Sr., 71, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Hazard, Ky., on May 4, 1946, son of the late Earl...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:42am

Michael G. Brockson, 52

Michael G. Brockson, 52, a lifelong Delawarean who had a passion for studying philosophy, mathematics, science and history, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at his home in Frankford, Del.

Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Brockson was...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:29pm

George Vincent Carey Jr., 61

George Vincent Carey Jr., 61, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late George V. Carey Sr. and the late Ada (Truitt) Carey.

Carey had been a...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:28pm

Linwood E. Franklin Sr., 77

Linwood E. Franklin Sr., 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. He was born Dec. 10, 1939, in Frankford, Del., son of the late Medford Franklin and Edna Mae (Cooper) Franklin....

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:27pm

George L. Grise

George L. Grise of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Charles J. Grise and Emma Matilda Grise.

After moving to...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:25pm

James J. ‘Jim’ Harley III, 71

James J. “Jim” Harley III, 71, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Rockville Centre, N.Y., passed away on Aug. 20, 2017, at Delaware Hospice, after a very sudden cancer diagnosis. He was born to the late James Harley Jr. and Frances Harley on July 16...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:24pm

Vinol Vincent Mitchell, 91

Vinol Vincent Mitchell, 91, of Frankford, Del., passed away in the early morning of Aug. 19, 2017. He was born on Jan. 17, 1926, to the late Norman I. Mitchell and Minnie Phillips Mitchell in Millsboro, Del.

Mitchell was a farmer for most...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:22pm

Guy Daryl Reckeweg, 67

Guy Daryl Reckeweg, 67, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Ridley Park, Pa., passed away Aug. 13, 2017, at his home in Millsboro. He was born July 23, 1950, in Philadelphia to the late George Reckeweg and Marie (Cavanna) Reckeweg.

Reckeweg...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:21pm

Joseph P. Touchton, 73

Joseph P. Touchton, 73, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at his home. He was born in Wilmington on Oct. 26, 1943, son of the late Franklin J. Touchton Sr. and Anna Elizabeth (Oliver) Touchton...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:18pm

Hugh J. Dolan, 89

The Hon. Hugh J. Dolan, 89, of Millville, Del., formerly of Springfield, Va., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8 2017. He was born in New York City in 1928.

Dolan graduated from St. John’s University of Law in 1952, and received a master’s degree...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:24am

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., and originally of Frackville, Pa., passed peacefully into heaven on Aug. 7, 2017.

She was the mother of four children, Tina Borek, Sandy Ferrara, Frank...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:24am

Mark L. Metzler, 72

Mark L. Metzler, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Louis Metzler and Dorothy (Morris) Metzler.

Metzler retired from Greater...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:22am

Samuel R. Mitchell, 66

Samuel R. Mitchell, 66, of Delmar, Del., passed away in the care of his family and Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Millsboro, Del., to the late John H. Mitchell Sr. and Effie M. Dickerson Mitchell.

Mitchell was...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:21am

Bert M. West, 75

Bert M. West, 75, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and formerly of Laurel, Del., passed away on Aug. 1, 2017, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born in Laurel, Del., on Dec. 1, 1941, son of the late I. Lee West and Sara (McGee) West.

West...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:12am

Donald Eugene Clement Jr., 50

Donald Eugene Clement Jr., 50, died at his home on July 30, 2017. He was born Jan. 1, 1967, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Mary Lou Clement.

Clement is survived by his father, Donald Eugene Clement Sr.; a son, Tyler Meli; three half-...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:21am

Jane E. Duvall, 74

Jane E. Duvall, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Allen Arnold and Margaret (Kreig) Arnold.

She retired from work as an...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:20am

Freda F. Hudson, 96

Freda F. Hudson, 96, of Lewes, Del., passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, in her home. She was born July 27, 1921, in Chester, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry B. Wilson and Bertha (Bowden) Wilson.

She was...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:19am

Gary Lee Meredith, 80

Gary Lee Meredith, 80, of Ocean View, Del., passed away in the comfort of his home on Thursday, July 27, 2017, with his family present. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday, July 24. Meredith had fought a brave fight with pulmonary...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:15am

Jackie L. Shockley, 73

Jackie L. Shockley, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Galestown, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at her home. She was born May 28, 1944, in Seaford, Del., daughter of the late John...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:10am

Michael G. ‘Mike’ Pratt, 60

Michael G. “Mike” Pratt, 60, of Baltimore, Md., and Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on April 28, 1957, son...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:07am

Barbara Ann Bittenbender, 89

Barbara Ann Bittenbender, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, Del. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of the late William B. and Lillian (Divokey) Larson.

She retired...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:11am

William John ‘Bill’ Boyle Jr., 67

William John “Bill” Boyle Jr., 67, passed away on July 22, 2017. He was born Dec. 6, 1949, and is remembered as a kind and precious man who was a champion for the elderly and small children.

Boyle loved the Lord with all of his heart, and...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:10am

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Collins, 80

Robert J. “Bob” Collins, 80, of Gumboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Gumboro, to the late James N. and Georgia Anna Daisey Collins.

Collins worked as a general contractor alongside...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:05am

Mary Frances (Zorn) Culver, 82

Mary Frances (Zorn) Culver, 82, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her home in Selbyville, Del. She was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Baltimore County, Md.

Culver married the love of her life, Leonard Eugene Culver, in 1952....

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:03am

William Leroy ‘Lee’ King Sr., 84

William Leroy “Lee” King Sr., 84, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Pikesville, Md., passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on March 21, 1933, son of the late James Henry King and Nina Mae (McFarland) King....

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00am

Shirley Marker Oliphant, 69

Shirley Marker Oliphant, 69, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Cora Marker. She was married to Vaughn Oliphant for 45 years.

Oliphant loved spending time with her loved ones. She...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00am

Louis Arthur Schoenle IV, 63

Louis Arthur Schoenle IV, 63, passed away on July 11, 2017, in hospice care.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Long Schoenle, and many family members and friends.

Interment with military honors was scheduled for Aug. 2, 2017, at...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:58am