Obituaries


David Grant Holsopple, 78

David Grant Holsopple, 78, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of College Park, Md., passed away on Dec. 13, 2017, in the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Windber, Pa., son of the late Grant Holsopple and Elsie (...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:48pm

Willie Hughes, 75

Willie Hughes, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Dec. 15, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was born on May 20, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late William Hughes and Ella Mae Hammond Hughes.

Hughes enlisted...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:43pm

Edna S. Insley, 94

Edna S. Insley, 94, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Virgil Duncan Smoak and Letitia C. (Johnston) Smoak.

She retired from the U.S. Government Publishing...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:14pm

Richard J. Marsh Sr., 93

Richard J. Marsh Sr., 93, of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Lewes. He was born in Lewes on June 4, 1924, son of the late Joseph Marsh and Ethel (Joseph) Marsh.

Marsh was the owner of Marsh’s Getty...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:13pm

Richard C. ‘Rick’ Strohm Jr., 53

Richard C. “Rick” Strohm Jr., 53, of Lewes, Del., passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 25, 1964, to Margaret Strohm and Richard C. Strohm Sr.

Strohm relocated...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:57am

Joyce D. Taylor, 86

Joyce D. Taylor, 86, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Delmar Nursing Home, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in the United Kingdom on Aug. 6, 1931, daughter of the late Frank Devine and the late Mary...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:49am

Thomas M. ‘Tom’ Albert Sr., 85

Thomas M. “Tom” Albert Sr., 85, of Millville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Dec. 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Frank and Anna Albert.

Albert graduated from Patterson High School in Baltimore and became employed as...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:50pm

Frances M. ‘Fran’ Hurd, 74

Frances M. “Fran” Hurd, 74, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Seattle, Wash. She was born in Wilmington, Del., the daughter of the late Charles A. Dougherty and Mary (Slattery) Dougherty.

She retired from work as a...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:47pm

Brian E. Matthias, 59

Brian E. Matthias, 59, businessman, musician and a loving, thoughtful and kind husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Dec. 7, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a brief but courageous battle with cancer...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:44pm

Mary Moutzalias, 94

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Moutzalias, 94, announced her passing on Dec. 7, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 14, 1923, daughter of the late John and Froso Georgopoulos.

Her entire life was devoted to her...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:42pm

Ventrice O. ‘Odetta’ Roy, 90

Ventrice O. “Odetta” Roy, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away and transitioned from this life to her heavenly home on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on June 18, 1927, in Pungoteague, Va., to the late Jessie...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:41pm

Michael David Schierl, 57

Michael David Schierl, 57, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Spartanburg and Beaufort, S.C., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on July 23, 1960, the son of Ludwig O. Schierl and Alice (Amoroso) Schierl....

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:39pm

Beverly H. Bell, 68

Beverly H. Bell, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Hospice Inpatient Unit at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del. She was born on July 24, 1949, in Baltimore, Md....

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:39pm

Loretta Bondeson, 60

Loretta Bondeson, 60, passed away on Nov. 9, 2017.

She was born in Astoria, N.Y., daughter of the late Erle and Sally Bondeson.

She served in the United States Navy as a seaman. She worked for Tyco in Princeton, N.J. as a senior...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:37pm

Joseph V. Del Grosso Sr., 87

Joseph V. Del Grosso Sr., 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at home. He was born in “Little Italy” in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Ralph Del Grosso and Theresa (Drusano) Del Grosso.

Del Grosso graduated from Calvert...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:31pm

Orville A. Ekanger, 81

Orville A. Ekanger, 81, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born in Edgeley, N.D., son of the late Ole Ekanger and Amelia (Sandness) Ekanger.

Ekanger retired from work for the...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:29pm

Bonnie K. Donaway Harris, 67

Bonnie K. Donaway Harris, 67, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. She was born in Millsboro, Del., on Feb. 12, 1950, to the late James Layfield and Beatrice Mitchell Layfield.

She was retired from the State of Delaware,...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:28pm

Lois S. Holloway, 90

Lois S. Holloway, 90, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Caroline Hospice House in Denton, Md. She was born in York, Pa., daughter of the late Ozro N. Steigelman and Myrtle (Minnich) Steigelman.

Holloway moved with her...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:22pm

Earl Lorenzo ‘Renzi’ Jackson, 81

Earl Lorenzo “Renzi” Jackson, 81, of Millsboro, Del., changed worlds and passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, to be with his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Jackson was a retired television technician, a Marine veteran and avid golfer. He...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:19pm

Franklin Pasher ‘Frank’ Ketterman, 70

Franklin Pasher “Frank” Ketterman, 70, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at home on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on March 19, 1947, in Salisbury, Md., and attended school at John M. Clayton School....

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:17pm

Eleanor Ann Little, 80

Eleanor Ann Little, 80, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, while surrounded by her loving children. Formerly of Johnstown, Pa., and Bethany Beach, Del., Little was born on July 1, 1937, in Ebensburg, Pa., daughter of...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:15pm

Dorothy H. Warren, 81

Dorothy H. Warren, 81, of Showell, Md., died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Guiding Hands Assisted Living in Berlin, Md. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late Ollie L. Hitchens and Laura E. (McCabe) Hitchens.

Warren had been a...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:14pm

Jeanne Rae Webster, 84

Jeanne Rae Webster, 84, of Millville, Del., formerly of Timonium, Md., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 22, 1933, daughter...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:12pm

Cindy Evans Brasure, 59

Cindy Evans Brasure, 59, passed away from cancer on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. She had been battling cancer for about three years. Brasure was born on Oct. 7, 1958, daughter of the late Norma and Walter Evans.

A native of Selbyville, Del.,...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:16pm

James S. ‘Jim’ Brown, 83

James S. “Jim” Brown, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Succasunna, N.J., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on May 28, 1934, son of...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:12pm

Judith DelGozzo Bunting, 85

Judith DelGozzo Bunting, 85, of Selbyville, Del., died Nov. 20, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was the daughter of the late Guido and Josephine DelGozzo of Pennsauken, N.J.

Bunting was a retired teacher’s aide,...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:06pm

Ona V. Kalista, 101

The angels came for Ona Kalista, 101, and she passed away on Nov. 20, 2017. Her journey of 101 years began in 1916 in Scranton, Pa., and the final chapter was enjoyed in Huling Cove in Lewes, Del., and with family in Harbeson, Del.

Kalista...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:03pm

Ruth Ann Justice, 74

Ruth Ann Justice, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Ocean View, Del., on Jan. 26, 1943, daughter of the late Raymond H. Hitchens and Lillian (Moore) Hitchens Gray....

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:02pm

Ronald Perry Lynch

Ronald Perry Lynch of Frankford, Del., passed away on Nov. 20, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was the son of the late Vollie M. Lynch and Hazel (Evans) Lynch.

Lynch was a Delaware State Police trooper for 20...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:59pm

Barbara A. Mills, 80

Barbara A. Mills, 80, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at the Seaford Center in Seaford, Del. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on May 24 1937, daughter of the late Andrew Thier and Veronica (...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:58pm

Marvin Thomas Redmond, 84

Marvin Thomas Redmond, 84, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Nov. 23, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a fall and long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was the son of the...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:56pm

Wayne S. Smith, 80

Wayne S. Smith, 80, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Trenton, N.J., and lived in Philadelphia and Allentown, Pa., before his family moved to Wilmington, Del.

...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:52pm

Francis M. Tober, 74

Francis M. Tober, 74, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Pelham, N.Y., to Fredrick and Anne Tober.

Tober graduated from Iona College and married his...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:48pm

Deloris J. Williams, 87

Deloris J. Williams, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at Delaware Hospice Center on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. She was born on Oct. 1, 1930, in Caledonia, Ohio, to the late Paul and Cora Billet.

She was a past president of the...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:47pm

James S. ‘Jim’ Brown, 83

James S. “Jim” Brown, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Succasunna, N.J., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on May 28, 1934, son of...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:55pm

Frederick Louis ‘Fred’ Palmai, 82

Frederick Louis “Fred” Palmai, 82, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Paszto, Hungary, on Aug. 26, 1935, son of Julius and Wilma Palmai, and brother of Julius Palmai...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:54pm

Cecilia P. Toomey, 84

Cecilia P. Toomey, 84, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at the Harrison House Senor Living Center in Georgetown on Nov. 18, 2017. She was born May 5, 1933, in Berlin, Md., to the late Willis Webb and Flossie Franklin Webb.

She married...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:52pm

Hazel M. Wolfe, 99

Hazel M. Wolfe, 99, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

Wolfe was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, watching baseball, going out to dinner with family...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:50pm

Ruth Hudson Ayres, 90

Ruth Hudson Ayres, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Delaware Hospice, Milford, Del. She was the daughter of the late Harley Washington Hudson and Edna Lowe Hudson of Millsboro.

On May 16, 1948, she married her...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:58pm

Talvaldis G. ‘Valdis’ Berzins, 89

Talivaldis G. “Valdis” Berzins of Ocean View, Del., died peacefully Nov. 6, 2017, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del., after a brief illness. He was born in 1928 in Riga, Latvia. During World War II, at the age of 16, Berzins, his parents and...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:57pm

Donald Clayton Collins, 75

Donald Clayton Collins, 75, of Clarksville, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Roxana, Del., the seventh of seven children of Eli Collins...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:55pm

Dr. John M. Coulson, 86

Dr. John M. Coulson, 86, a native Philadelphian and a longtime resident of Bethany Beach, Del., and Silver Spring, Md., died on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Asheville, N.C.

He was a graduate of La Salle University, earned doctorate from...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:53pm

Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Esposito Sr., 80

Vincent “Vinnie” Esposito Sr., 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bloomfield, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He was born May 18, 1937, in Harleigh, Pa., the ninth child of...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:52pm

Edward ‘Buddy’ Kissinger, 72

Edward “Buddy” Kissinger of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1945.

Kissinger is survived by his children, Lynette Maraldo and her husband, Gene, Bridget Strieter and...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:46pm

Terence ‘Terry’ McDowell, 77

Terence “Terry” McDowell of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. He was born on Oct. 15, 1940.

McDowell graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1963 and shortly thereafter began a 40-plus-year career with the...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:45pm

Theresa E. Murray, 94

Theresa E. Murray, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. She passed away quietly, surrounded by her loving family, at home in Ocean View, Del. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she moved with her family to Laurel, Del., when she...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:41pm

Wilmer W. Powell, 90

Wilmer W. Powell, 90, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in his home. He was born April 27, 1927, in Frankford, Del., a son of the late Granville Powell and Viola Rogers Powell.

For 35 years, he worked as a budget...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:40pm

Robbie Lee Turnage, 31

Robbie Lee Turnage, 31, of Millsboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a tragic accident in Dagsboro, Del. He was born Oct. 3, 1986, in Lewes, son of Thelma Turnage and Robbie...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:38pm

Elaine Watson, 75

Elaine Watson, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born March 16, 1942, in Pensacola, Fla., to the late Luther E. Eppinger and Martha I. Lundy Eppinger.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:37pm

Talivaldis G. Berzins, 89

Talivaldis “Valdis” Berzins, 89, of Ocean View, died peacefully at Milford’s Delaware Hospice on Monday, Nov. 6.

He was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1928. During World War II, at the age of 16, Valdis, his parents and his brother had to flee...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:52pm