Obituaries


Eleanor J. Baker, 91

Eleanor J. Baker, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. Baker was born in Marcus Hook, Pa., on Jan. 28, 1926, daughter of the late William Warren and Mabel L. (Vincent) Warren...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:58am

William G. ‘Chuck’ Frazier, 83

William G. “Chuck” Frazier, 83, of Ocean View, Del., and Oakland Park, Fla., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home. He was a native Washingtonian, born on Oct....

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:54am

Delmus Hickman, 86

Delmus Hickman, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on April 15, 1931, son of the late Ollie Hickman and Mattie (Bishop) Hickman....

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:51am

Janet E. Jamerson, 84

Janet E. Jamerson, 84, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Howard S. Garrett and Arnetta M. (Mathias) Garrett.

Jamerson is...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:49am

Donna Marie Remo, 58

Donna Marie Remo, 58, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her home. She was born in Queens, N.Y., on May 23, 1958, daughter of the late Harold Zwick and Anna (Brackett) Zwick.

Remo was a homemaker and caregiver to...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:48am

David Breckenridge Springer, 87

David Breckenridge Springer, 87, passed away on May 19, 2017. He was born in Garwin, Iowa, on March 5, 1930, to Fred Springer and Bess (Ferguson) Springer.

Springer received a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, a master’s degree...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:41am

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75, passed away on Feb. 10, 2017, in Aiken, S.C. Born on March 19, 1941, in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of Clarence MacNeal Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Griffith. After age 6, when her mother remarried, she was raised by...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:45am

Edward J. ‘Ed’ Gossett Sr., 70

Edward J. “Ed” Gossett Sr., 70, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Gossett was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Chester Perry Gossett and Catherine Rita (Mank) Gossett.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:44am

Lisa W. Moore, 56

Lisa W. Moore, 56, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in her home. She was born March 3, 1961, in Berlin, Md., a daughter of Thomas R. Williams and Brenda (Smallwood) Williams.

Moore was the former owner of Flats Shore...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:42am

Timothy J. ‘Tim’ Munro, 68

Timothy J. “Tim” Munro, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at home. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., son of the late Sterling S. Munro and Dorothea (Spears) Munro.

Munro started a home repair business in 1973 and then...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:36am

Vernon S. ‘Smitty’ Murray, 79

Vernon S. “Smitty” Murray, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on July 3, 1937, son of the late Vernon O. Murray and Bertha (Hudson) Murray....

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:27am

Jack Ralph Barrett, 97

Jack Ralph Barrett, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 28, 1919, he was the son of Harvey Earl Barrett and Ellen Sophia (Johnson) Barrett.

Barrett attended undergraduate classes in...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:21am

Mildred Irene Esham, 88

Mildred Irene Esham, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away, in the care of her family and the Delaware Hospice, at her residence on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017. She was born in Selbyville, Del., on June 19, 1928, to the late James Shockley and Hattie...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:20am

Gerald A. ‘Jerry’ Goodwin, 73

Gerald A. “Jerry” Goodwin, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Las Cruses, N.M., and Exeter, N.H., passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, at his home. He was born in Dover, N.H., on April 22, 1944, son of the late Franklin Goodwin and Pearl (Cross)...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:18am

Anna Ruth (Long) Hickman, 92

Anna Ruth (Long) Hickman, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at home, surrounded by family. She was born in Bishopville, Md., on April 23, 1925, to Elisha D. Long and Edna (Hudson) Long.

Hickman enjoyed taking...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:16am

Frank James Harrison, 88

Frank James Harrison, 88, of Whaleyville, Md., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in White Hall, Ala., on...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:14am

Irene Kwasnik, 81

Irene Kwasnik, 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on May 6, 2017, after a long illness. She was born on Sept. 20, 1935, in Saddle Brook, N.J., daughter of the late Martin and Frances (Pierog) Serafin.

Kwasnik retired to Delaware in...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:07am

F. Jack Luzzi, 102

F. Jack Luzzi, 102, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017, at his home, with his loving family by his side. A longtime resident of Lewes, Del., he was born on March 28, 1915, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Angelo and Philomina Luzzi.

As an infant...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Margaret H. Smith, 85

Margaret H. Smith, 85, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Port Republic, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, 1932, daughter of the late Francis Hall and Jessie D. (...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:59am

Helen G. Steele, 92

Helen G. Steele, 92, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Harrison House in Georgetown. She was born in Laurel, Del., on Feb. 26, 1925, to the late Emory and Sally Dorman Foskey.

Helen retired as a...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:55am

Lawrence Emmett ‘Larry’ Stein, 91

Lawrence Emmett “Larry” Stein, 91, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Dec. 24, 1925, to the late Samuel “Pop” Stein and Jessie “Jim” (Goodman) Stein.

Stein...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:53am

Thomas Bruce Warner, 83

Thomas Bruce Warner, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Gates, N.Y., on June 9, 1933, son of the late William J. Warner and Matilda E. (Ehmann) Warner.

Warner was a proud U.S....

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:52am

Donald F. Weisbrod, 80

Donald F. Weisbrod, 80, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Francis Weisbrod and Mary (Flanagan) Weisbrod.

Weisbrod retired from...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:50am

Timothy J. Munro, 68

Timothy J. Munro, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at home. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., and was the son of the late Sterling S. Munro and Dorothea (Spears) Munro.

Munro started a home repair business in 1973 and...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:50am

Carlton Ray Adams Jr., 55

Carlton Ray Adams Jr., 55, of Georgetown, Del., passed away May 3, 2017, at his home. He was born in Milford, Del., on Jan. 29, 1962, to Carlton Ray Adams Sr. and Clara Louise (Swain) Wootten.

Adams was preceded in death by his wife, Donna...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:10am

Ronald W. Benton, 63

Ronald W. Benton, 63, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bear, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 2, 1954, son of...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:53am

Frederick James ‘Fred’ Downs

Frederick James “Fred” Downs, 57, of Lewes, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born Sept. 28, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Frederick James Downs and Nancy Pinto Downs.

Downs was a Villanova...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:53am

Charles Edward Graves, 89

Charles Edward Graves, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Florida, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, May 5, 2017. He was born in Ashland, Del., on Feb. 3, 1928, to the late Lemuel and...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:51am

Nancy J. Hobbes, 85

Nancy Jersin Hobbes, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and in the care of Compassionate Care Hospice. She was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Harold E. and Helen Kathryn...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:48am

Raymond A. Hughes, 72

Raymond A. Hughes, 72, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., a son of the late Carroll Hughes and Helen Davis Hughes....

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:46am

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

She is survived by two sons, Stevan Mark McKinney and Randall Wade McKinney; a sister, Anna Tyser; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:44am

Henry J. Ratcliffe, 74

Henry J. Ratcliffe, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore City, Md., passed away on May 8, 2017, at his home. He was born June 27, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Henry M. Ratcliffe and Kathleen A. (Slaysman) Ratcliffe.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:44am

Sharon C. Rogers 65

Sharon C. Rogers, 65, of Selbyville, Del., passed away quietly at her residence on May 3, 2017. She was born in Gumboro, Del., on Oct. 6, 1951.

Rogers graduated from high school and married her beloved husband, William R. Rogers Jr., who...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:42am

Irene Phyllis Hammond (Tindley) Blake, 83

Irene Phyllis Hammond (Tindley) Blake, 83, of Bishopville, Md., bid farewell to the earthy world and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. At the time of her death, she was residing in Newark, Del., with her “baby girl,” who was by...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:04am

Phyllis ‘Dolly’ Browning, 84

Phyllis “Dolly” Browning, 84, died in the loving company of family in Leesburg, Va., on April 25, 2017. She was born on Oct. 3, 1932, in Ephrata, Pa., to Morse Brossman Sr. and Alzenia Brossman.

At age 16, Browning was stricken with...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:02am

William C. ‘Bill Calvin’ Hudson, 82

William C. “Bill Calvin” Hudson, 82, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully in the care and comfort of his family and the staff from the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born in Bishop, Md., to the...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00am

Donald George ‘Don’ Meyer, 73

Donald George “Don” Meyer, 73, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of Medway, Mass., passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Watertown, Wis., son of George E. Meyer & Lois (...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:59am

Anna Marie (Batter) Stanaitis,

Anna Marie (Batter) Stanaitis, 91, of Delaware and formerly of Aston, Pa., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, April 20, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1926, in New Philadelphia, Pa., to Stanley and Helen Batter.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:51am

Anna Lee Toomey, 83

Anna Lee Toomey, 83, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully in the care and comfort of her family and the staff of the Delaware Hospice Center. Toomey was born in Grundy, Va., on May 1, 1933, to the late Allen and Mary Anderson.

Toomey...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:49am

Carl Edward Williams, 79

Carl Edward Williams, 79, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living. He was born in Scranton, Pa., on Thursday, July 29, 1937, son of the late Hayden Williams and Margaret (Weibel) Williams.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:47am

Joseph Thomas Carmody, 37

Joseph Thomas Carmody, 37, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Chevy Chase, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at home. He was born in Virginia on Jan. 28, 1980, son of the late Kevin William Carmody and Barbara Jane (McCloskey)...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:03am

George Robert ‘Bob’ Downer, 86

George Robert “Bob” Downer, 86, was born Jan. 7, 1931, in a blizzard in Buffalo, N.Y., and died April 5, 2017.

He attended elementary, junior and senior high schools in Washington, D.C., In the school system and in the church, he...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:01am

Dominick A. ‘Nick’ Esposito, 82

Dominick A. “Nick” Esposito, 82, passed away peacefully at home near Millsboro, Del., on April 18, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to Louis Esposito and Vincentia (Scarmozzi) Esposito.

He served seven years in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00am

William J. Fitzgerald, 83

William J. Fitzgerald, 83, of Lewes, Del., passed away on April 19, 2017, at home.

He was an Army veteran and a lifelong member of the AMVETS, as well as a past commander. He loved fishing, golfing and enjoying time with his loving family...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00am

Richard T. ‘Rick’ Frisby Jr., 72

Richard T. “Rick” Frisby Jr., 72, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in West Chester, Pa., on Aug. 3, 1944, son of the late Richard...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:57am

Richard Gros, 67

Richard Gros, 67, passed away at his home on Dec. 24, 2016. Born in Passaic, N.J., on Sept. 29, 1949, he was the son of the late John Gros and Augusta Veenema.

Gros married Linda Frey on Feb. 26, 1972, and to their union three children...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:54am

Patricia W. Hummer, 89

Patricia W. “Pat” Hummer, 89, of Seaford, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Methodist Manor House in Seaford. She was born in Flemington, Pa., on June 20, 1927...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:52am

Anne Margaret McPaul, 64

Anne Margaret McPaul, 64, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 17, 2017, at her home. She was born in Bedford, England, on Sept. 18, 1952, daughter of the late George Mortimer McPaul and...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:49am

Thomas ‘Tom’ Neary, 88

Thomas “Tom” Neary, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Oct. 24, 1928, son of the late Thomas Francis Neary and...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:47am

Suzanne C. ‘Susie’ Somers, 67

Suzanne C. “Susie” Somers, 67, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Denver, Colo., on March 18, 1950, daughter of the late Kenneth Somers...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:46am