Obituaries


Arthur J. ‘Art’ Shapiro, 83

Arthur J. “Art” Shapiro, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly Bowie, Md., and Brooklyn, New N.Y., passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was born in Brooklyn in February of 1933 to the late Julius and...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:38am

Joyce G. Prettyman, 92

Joyce G. Prettyman, 92, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at home on Thursday, June 2, 2016. She was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Bristol, England, and grew up in Wellington, New Zealand.

Prettyman came to...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:37am

Roland Paul ‘Pee Wee’ Placente, 74

Roland Paul “Pee Wee” Placente, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Burlington Township, N.J., passed away at home on June 2, 2016. He was born June 9, 1941, to the late Albert and Lucy Hall Placente, in Burlington City, N.J.

Placente...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:34am

James Nicholas ‘Jim’ Panagopoulos, 84

James Nicholas “Jim” Panagopoulos, 84, passed away peacefully at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on May 26, 2016, with his family keeping him close in their hearts. He was born July 1, 1931, in Albany, N.Y.

Panagopoulos graduated from...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:31am

Sherly A. DeMott, 88

Sherly A. DeMott, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born in Chatham, Va., on Nov. 15, 1927, son of the late Bennie DeMott and Gladys (Giles) DeMott....

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:30am

Raymond Horace Derrickson Jr., 58

Raymond Horace Derrickson Jr., 58, of Media, Pa., passed away on June 4, 2016, after a brave battle with cancer.

According to the family, there aren’t enough words to describe this incredible man. “Ray” was born in 1959 in Bryn Mawr, Pa.,...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:28am

Robert F. Dorn, 87

Robert F. Dorn, 87, of Millsboro, Del., died on May 28, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born Feb 8, 1929, in Camden, N.J.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from being a union representative for Firestone...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:26am

James H. ‘Jim’ Cooper Jr., 90

James H. ‘Jim’ Cooper Jr., 90, of Fenwick Island Del., passed away on Dec. 10, 2015, at his Florida home, in the loving arms of his wife of 67 years, Naomi.

Born Jan. 20, 1925, Cooper was a World War II veteran who served his country for...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:25am

William H. Clark Jr.

William H. Clark Jr., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on June 3, 2016, at his home in Dagsboro, Del.

Formerly of Elsmere and Hockessin, Del., Clark was a deacon and elder at the Ocean View Presbyterian Church. He was a 60-...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:24am

Louise Houts Buck, 91

Louise Houts Buck, 91, of Millville, Del., passed away in the care of her family on May 30, 2016. She was born on March 29, 1925, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late George W. Houts and Lydia Felker Houts.

Buck had lived in Florida and also...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:17am

Norwood J. Simpler, 80

Norwood J. Simpler, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. He was born Aug. 6, 1935, in Dagsboro, Del., to the late James Simpler and Thelma Long Simpler.

Simpler retired from Acme Markets as a department...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:55am

Markell Augustine ‘Kelly’ Main, 94

Markell Augustine “Kelly” Main, 94, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Ocean View, Del., and Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Del. He was born in Middletown, Md., on Aug. 21, 1921, son of...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:53am

Kevin Werner Lehm, 33

Kevin Werner Lehm, 33, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away peacefully on May 25, 2016.

Born Aug. 30, 1982, he was a graduate of Brandywine High School, attended the Florida Institute of Technology and graduated from Wilmington University...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:52am

Carol Ann Hartney, 73

Carol Ann Hartney, 73, of Hockessin and Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on May 21, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., with her loving family at her side. Hartney was born and raised in South Philly, Pa. She was...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:43am

Ada E. Carey, 84

Ada E. Carey, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Snow Hill, Md., daughter of the late Avery Truitt and Elsie (Wainwright) Truitt.

She had worked for...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:41am

Arthur William Bauer

Arthur William Bauer of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn J. Bauer; his children, Kathleen Romero and her husband,...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:39am

Ferdinand Mark 'Ferd' Comolli, 92

Ferdinand Mark “Ferd” Comolli, 92, of Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Kennett Square, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at his home, on Friday, May 27, 2016.

ComolliBorn in Nashua, N.H., Comolli was the...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 7:17am

George B. Simpson, 84

George B. Simpson, 84, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., died with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Tuesday, April 12, 1932, in Dover, Del., son of the late William Simpson and Mary...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:57am

Isabel Wharton Smith, 98

Isabel Wharton Smith, 98, passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born on July 21, 1917, in Ocean View, Del., one of nine children of the late William and Hattie Wharton.

Smith graduated from Lord Baltimore...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:53am

Bessie W. Savage, 94

Bessie W. Savage, 94, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Savage was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Chester, Pa., to the late Charles Gear and Mary Christopher Gear.

Savage was a graduate of Chester High...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:50am

Florence B. McCormick, 96

Florence B. McCormick, 96, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Arizona and Rhawnhurst, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 28, 1920, daughter of the late Charles Joseph O’Neill...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:47am

Muriel H. Mawyer, 89

Muriel H. Mawyer, 89, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016, with her girls by her side, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. She was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Stuart, Va., daughter of the late Samuel Handy and Lillian...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:45am

Margaret E. Harris, 91

Margaret E. Harris, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her home, with her loving niece by her side, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 11 a...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:43am

Donald J. ‘Tiny’ Gray Sr., 69

Donald J. “Tiny” Gray Sr., 69, of Bishopville, Md., died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., after a long illness. He was born in Elmer, N.J., son of the late Paul W. Gray and Elizabeth (Addlesberger)...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:41am

W. James ‘Jim’ Conley, 84

W. James “Jim” Conley, 84, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Conley was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Charles Conley and Lillian (Hobson) Conley.

He was a graduate of...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:40am

Joseph Anthony ‘Joe’ Calogero, 87

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Calogero, 87, of Ocean Pines, Md. and husband of Patricia Harmon Calogero, passed away early in the morning on May 18, 2016. He was born in Clune, Pa. and was raised in Indiana. Pa.

Calogero graduated from Indiana High...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:26am

Danna Lee Bunting, 75

Danna Lee Bunting, 75, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, May 13, 2016, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late Paul Murray and Pearl (Furman) Murray.

Bunting was preceded...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:19am

Arthur Morgan ‘Art’ Achilles, 70

Arthur Morgan “Art” Achilles, 70, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Achilles was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. His favorite hobby was golfing. He was widely known and beloved by everyone, with his ready...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:22pm

John Basil Sweet Sr., 86

John Basil Sweet Sr., 86, of Selbyville died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Thomas Sweet and Anna (Herman) Sweet.

Sweet was an electrical contractor, and owned and operated S & S Control...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:21pm

William C. Seidel Jr., 68

William C. Seidel Jr., 68, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his home in Millsboro, Del. Originally from Birdsboro, Pa., he was born Aug. 19, 1947.

Seidel moved to Delaware with his wife after retiring from Neapco in Pottstown, Pa...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:20pm

Donald Dean Parrish, 65

Donald Dean Parrish, 65, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Parrish was born in Baltimore, Md., son of Walton Parrish and the late Joyce Jackson Parrish. He was a retired equipment...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:19pm

Pauline C. Mitchell, 84

Pauline C. Mitchell, 84, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

She was a homemaker who raised eight children and enjoyed numerous hobbies.

Mitchell was preceded in death by her husband of 59...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:18pm

Jean C. Hudson, 81

Jean C. Hudson, 81, of Frankford, Del., died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late Herman Cropper and Pauline (Lynch) Cropper....

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:17pm

Edith Mary Hudson, 86

Edith Mary Hudson, 86, of Bethany Beach, Del., was set free to go home and passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with her family members by her side. She was the daughter of the late Wilmer and Mildred Flood.

Hudson enjoyed family dinners,...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:16pm

Ronald Maurice Fox, 74

Ronald Maurice Fox, 74, formerly of Lewes and Georgetown, Del., passed away at 8 a.m. on May 7, 2016, at his home in Palm Harbor, Fla. “Ronnie-Foxy” was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Lewes, Del., to Ethel and Maurice Fox.

Fox was in the National...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:15pm

Mary Alice Gentry Fiedler, 92

Mary Alice Gentry Fiedler, 92, of Ocean View, Del., passed away at Beebe Healthcare on May 12, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Wilkes County, N.C.

A high school and business school graduate, she married Henry...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:11pm

Dr. William R. Campbell, 91

Dr. William R. Campbell, 91, of Salisbury, Md., passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Campbell was a graduate of Muskingum College, and while attending Muskingum, he served in the U.S. Navy....

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:02pm

Shirley Kitts Legge, 78

Shirley Kitts Legge, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Delaware Hospice and went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 4, 2016. Legge was born Oct. 30, 1937, Peoria Springs, Va., daughter of the late Franklin and Elizabeth Kitts.

She...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:01pm

Michael I. Morley, 75

Michael I. Morley, 75, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Morley was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 29, 1941, and grew up in Yeadon, Pa. He was the eldest son of the...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:01pm

Katherine Riedlbauer, 102

Katherine Riedlbauer, 102, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday April 23, 2016, at Atlantic Shores in Millsboro, Del. She was very happy there and loved by all.

Katherine (known by many as “Mema”) was born Feb. 22, 1914...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:01pm

Barbara N. Trela, 78

Barbara N. Trela, 78, died April 30, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford after a battle with cancer. She was born Barbara S. Noyes on Dec. 14, 1937, to Marie and Gerald Noyes of Newburyport, Mass.

Trela moved to the Eastern...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Phyllis A. Waidner, 78

Phyllis A. Waidner, 78, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Perry Hall, Md., passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. Waidner was born in Baltimore, Md., on Dec.11, 1937,...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:59pm

Joseph Jude ‘Joe’ Cashmareck, 72

Joseph Jude “Joe” Cashmareck, 72, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on the evening of April 17, 2016. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., on Aug. 22, 1943, son of the late Stanley...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:53am

Margaret Lenore ‘Maggie’ Halminski, 92

Margaret Lenore “Maggie” Halminski, 92, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016, surrounded by her loving children. She was born Margaret Lenore Polk on Dec. 30, 1923, in Santa Monica, Calif. Since 1999, she was a resident of Lansdowne Woods,...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:52am

Nancy Lenaghan, 83

Nancy Lenaghan, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Clifton and Medford, N.J., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 18, 1933, daughter of the late...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:51am

Pauline T. Rickards, 89

Pauline T. Rickards, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ocean View, Del., daughter of the late...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:51am

Kathryn Elaine Scanlon, 92

Kathryn Elaine Scanlon, 92, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2016, at her home in Ocean View, Del., of natural causes. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 18, 1923, to Charles and Kathryn Martin.

Scanlon later moved to Landover,...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:50am

Charles Collins Jr., 72

Charles Collins Jr., 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on April 10, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital, in Berlin, Md. He was born April 22, 1943, to the late Charles Collins Sr. and Elizabeth Sturgis Collins in Welbourne, Md.

Collins...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:23am

Ruth M. Duckenfield, 98

Ruth M. Duckenfield, 98, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Brandywine Senior Living at Seaside Pointe, Rehoboth Beach. She was a daughter of the late James O’Neal and Mamie (Stotz) O’Neal.

In addition to...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:21am

Donna F. Fee, 75

Donna F. Fee, 75, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Warren Whitten and June (Schubert) Whitten.

Fee attended the Parish of St. Ann in Bethany Beach, Del., and was an avid animal...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 4:59am