Obituaries


Ruley F. Banks Jr., 87

Ruley F. Banks Jr., 87, of Milford, Del., and formerly of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in his sleep at Delaware Hospice on July 14, 2016. Born in Millville, Del., on Nov. 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Ruley F. Banks Sr. and...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:03am

Rev. James A. ‘Jimmy’ Burton Sr., 81

The Rev. James A. “Jimmy” Burton Sr., 81, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his home. “Pastor Jim” was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Goodland, Kansas.

Burton graduated from Millsboro High School,...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:01am

Robert T. Derrickson, 66

Robert T. Derrickson, 66, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Milford, Del., son of Iona (Hickman) Derrickson and the late Oliver Derrickson.

Derrickson was a lifetime...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am

George William Plath, 84

George William Plath, 84, of Millville, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Renaissance Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. He was the son of the late Luther Plath and Marion (Weidner) Plath.

Plath...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:58am

Bradley James Parler

Bradley James Parler passed away suddenly on July 13, 2016,

Family recalled of Parler that he had a good heart, was honest to a fault, never had a bad word to say about anyone and was a very good self-taught musician. He attended Delaware...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:53am

Randall ‘Randy’ Richard, 57

Randall “Randy” Richard, 57, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Bombay, N.Y., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. He was born in St. Albans, Vt., son of Donald Richard and Shirley (Bombardier) Richard.

Richard had owned and...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:01am

Stephen L. Quesada, 66

Stephen L. Quesada, 66, passed on Friday, July 1, 2016, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1950, in Milford, Del., to the late William Quesada and Nancy Pepper Quesada.

Quesada was an avid hunter and fisherman. He held a captain’s...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:00am

Kathryn ‘Marie’ Mitchell, 97

Kathryn “Marie” Mitchell, 97, of Millsboro and Ocean View, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro on July 3, 2016. She was born March 10, 1919, to the late William Calvin Wingate and...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:59am

John Lyndon Jones, 52

John Lyndon Jones, 52, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Rising Sun, Md., passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., following a short but courageous battle with brain cancer. Jones was born in...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:58am

Gerald O. Hudson, 66

Gerald O. Hudson, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Frankford, Del., on Oct. 28, 1949, son of the late Orrie...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:57am

Gina Maria Holland, 58

Gina Maria Holland, 58, was called home and passed away on July 2, 2016, at Future Care Irvington long-term care after a four-year battle of complications of a stroke. Holland was born March 5, 1958, in Lewes, Del., daughter of George and Lois...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:56am

Kurt Lee Fink, 57

Kurt Lee Fink, 57, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on July 7, 2016, at home. He was born April 29, 1959, in Northfield, Ohio, to the late Eugene D. Fink and Rosemary V. Fink.

Fink was a drywall contractor, one of the fastest drywall...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 9:42am

James W. Harris Jr., 53

James W. Harris Jr., 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away late Thursday morning of June 30, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. He was born June 28, 1963, in Wilmington, Del., son of James and Nancy (Thompson) Harris, and was known amongst friends as...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:05am

Theodore E. ‘Ted’ ‘Gene’ Harding, 85

Theodore E. “Ted” “Gene” Harding, 85, of Ocean View, Del., passed away June 30, 2016. He was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Washington, D.C., and grew up with his seven siblings in Georgetown and Southeast D.C.

Harding was active in the SE Police...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:04am

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Gemmill, 84

Robert L. “Bob” Gemmill, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 29, 1931, son of the late John Gemmill and...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:03am

Jacquelyn Marie ‘Jackie’ Evans, 75

Jacquelyn Marie “Jackie” Evans, 75, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family at her home on Monday, June 27, 2016, after bravely fighting through a long period of illness. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:01am

Tobby Harold Ayers, 47

Tobby Harold Ayers, 47, of Dover, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late Elmer B. Ayers Sr. and Sarianne Mallick Ayers.

Ayers worked as a masonry contractor prior to his retirement. He was...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am

Emma Irlene Alexander, 74

Emma Irlene Alexander, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at her residence. She was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Dover, Del.

Alexander attended school at the Rose Valley School in her youth. She retired...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am

Anita Evans Procop, 75

Anita Evans Procop, 75, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at her home, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 4, 1940, daughter of the late Thomas E. Hickman Jr. and Kathryn Hickman.

Procop was a...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:51am

Charles Richard ‘Dick’ Daly, 90

Charles Richard “Dick” Daly, 90, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at home. Daly was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Leslie Daly and Elsie (Niland) Daly.

Daly had retired from the Central Intelligence Agency...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:11am

Ruth N. Elvey, 87

Ruth N. Elvey, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Enola, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

She worked as an accountant for various companies for many years before working for the Delaware Division of Parks...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:09am

Edward Percy Handy, 87

Edward Percy Handy, 87, affectionately known as “Smiley” and “Love” to many of his family and friends, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Selbyville, Del., to the late...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:08am

Benjamin Christopher Hobgood, 38

Benjamin Christopher “Ben” Hobgood, 38, of Ocean Pines, Md., died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Hobgood was born in Alexandria, Va., son of the Rev. Dr. William Chris Hobgood and Cary Meade Hobgood of Ocean...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:06am

Douglas B. Malsbury, 83

Douglas B. Malsbury, 83, of South Bethany, Del., formerly of Hunterdon County, N.J., passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at his home. He was born in Trenton, N.J., on Jan. 28, 1933, son of the late Frank W. Malsbury and Madge (West) Malsbury...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:04am

William J. ‘Jimmy’ Saunders, 59

William J. “Jimmy” Saunders, 59, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., surrounded by family and friends. Saunders was the son of Bessie Saunders and the late Lloyd Saunders, with whom he has been reunited in...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:02am

Jesse Donald Parsons, 84

Jesse Donald Parsons, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Guiding Hands Assisted Living Center in Berlin, Md., on June 21, 2016. He was born March 28, 1932, in Dagsboro, to the late Jesse W. Parsons and Georgie Lewis Parsons.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:55am

Patricia A. Johnson, 77

Patricia A. Johnson, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was born on July 28, 1938, in Elsmere, Del., to the late John Gray and Mabel Dobson Gray.

Her family moved to Millsboro when she was 6 weeks old....

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:03am

Helena B.F. Hartwick, 74

Helena B.F. Hartwick, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Rockville, Md., and Germantown, Md., passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at home, after a multiyear struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in 1941 in Aruba, daughter of...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:02am

William Robert ‘Bill’ Yantz, 67

William Robert “Bill” Yantz, 67, peacefully passed away in his home, while surrounded by his loved ones, on June 13, 2016.

Yantz grew up in Bucks County, Pa., and graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1966. While growing up, his passion...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:00am

Edward L. Shegogue, 83

Edward L. Shegogue, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Oxon Hill, Md., to the late Edward H. and Alice M. Earle Shegogue.

Shegogue was a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:57am

Rochella V. Nock, 84

Rochella V. “Rosie” Nock, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was born Feb. 1, 1932, to the late Harley and Marcella Johnson.

Nock received her education at Johnson...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:56am

Patricia A. McCabe, 73

Patricia A. McCabe, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Ernest Wooten and Gladys (Mears) Wooten. She worked as a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:54am

Patricia A. McCabe, 73

Patricia A. McCabe, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Ernest Wooten and Gladys (Mears) Wooten. She worked as a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:52am

Kathleen Toomey Lentz, 56

Kathleen Toomey Lentz, 56, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Bethany Beach, Del. She was born Feb. 24, 1960, in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Camp Springs, Md.

A graduate of LaReine Catholic School, she studied...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:50am

Robert Lee Hayes, 49

Robert Lee Hayes, 49, of Dagsboro, Del., died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at home.

He is survived by his father, Robert Hayes of Willards, Md.; his mother, Dawn (Mushrush-Hayes) Harkins of Parsons, W.Va.; four children; Jamie Leigh Hayes, Robert...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:49am

Richard Kurt Goll, 76

Richard Kurt Goll, 76, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Havre de Grace, Md., son of the late Eugene and Elsa (Ziegler) Goll.

Goll was a respected attorney for...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:48am

Rose Mary (West) (Farlow) Feddiman, 80

Rose Mary Feddiman, 80, of Frankford, Del., died on Wednesday June 8, 2016. Feddiman was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Portsville (Sussex County), Del. She was the daughter of the late Mildred West Shelton and was raised by the late Katie Farlow and...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:46am

Patricia ‘Pat’ ‘Trish’ (Dean) Burnore, 71

Patricia “Pat” “Trish” (Dean) Burnore, 71, of Ocean View, Del., died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del. She was born to the late Robert Dean and Helen (Gran) Dean on March 15, 1945, in Matawan, W.Va.

Burnore was a...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:56am

Emerson S. Collins, 97

Emerson S. Collins, 97, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was born in Bishopville, son of the late James Collins and Ethie (Wilkerson) Collins.

He retired as a supervisor with...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:54am

Robert Charles Blatzheim, 85

Robert Charles Blatzheim, 85, of Selbyville, Del., passed away and went home to the Lord on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Kurt C. Blatzheim and Helen (Bradley) Blatzheim.

He graduated from...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:49am

Christopher Burton Walls, 33

Christopher Burton Walls, 33, born on Feb. 10, 1983, and raised in Lewes, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at his home on Gills Neck Road. Walls had fought a long battle of drug addiction and lost his last fight to heroin. His family,...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:44pm

James William Parramore Sr., 83

James William Parramore Sr., 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Cheriton, Va., son of the late George Parramore and Rebecca (Sterrett)...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:42pm

Janice Marie ‘Jan’ (Friedel) McWilliams, 84

Janice Marie “Jan” (Friedel) McWilliams, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was born in Bridgeville, Del., raised in Seaford and lived in Newark before retiring to Dagsboro. Her family was her dearest love. She...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:41pm

Juanita S. McDonald, 91

Juanita S. McDonald, 91, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at home. She was born in Raleigh, N.C., daughter of the late Bessie (Newton) Campbell.

McDonald was a retired manager of the telephone company. McDonald was a...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:40pm

Emily ‘Rose’ Hill, 52

Emily ‘Rose’ Hill, 52, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 16, 1964, to the late Joseph Steele Jr. and Sylvia...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:38pm

James P. Gorman, 88

James P. Gorman, 88, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Gorman was born in Bangor, Maine, on Jan. 29, 1928.

Gorman was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a graduate of the University of Maine, where he...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:36pm

Betty C. Esham, 85

Betty C. Esham, 85, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehab in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Gumboro on June 16, 1930, to the late Henry Phillips and Addie F. King Phillips.

...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:35pm

Victor Angelo ‘Vic’ DeGeorge Sr., 87

Victor Angelo “Vic” DeGeorge Sr., 87, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

DeGeorge was born in...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:33pm

Helen Pryor Prettyman, 73

Helen Pryor Wilson, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Rehab & Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She was the daughter of the late William and AnnaBelle Brittingham Pryor of Salisbury, Md.

While she...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:43am

Ralph ‘Jimmy’ Timmons, 64

Ralph “Jimmy” Timmons, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. He was born in Lewes, Del., to the late John and Audrey Timmons.

Timmons was a truck driver for 42 years and loved being on the road. He drove for...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:41am