Obituaries


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

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