Obituaries


Mary James Legatski, 63

Mary James Legatski, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William L. James Jr. and Dorothy Turley James, both formerly of Richmond, Va.

Born in Harrisonburg, Va., Legatski grew up...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:08am

Charles Truitt ‘Charlie’ Howey, 78

Charles Truitt “Charlie” Howey, 78, passed away in peace on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, after a long illness.

Born Sept. 7, 1937, Howey served in the Marines early in his life and joined the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C.,...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:07am

Kendall William Hickman Jr., 69

Kendall William Hickman Jr., 69, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at home with his family. He was born June 15, 1947, son of the late Betty and Kendall Hickman.

In his prime, Hickman was an avid hunter and...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:05am

Bertha Mae ‘Bert’ (Cannon) Hall, 84

Bertha Mae “Bert” (Cannon) Hall, 84, of Millsboro, Del., departed her earthly journey and passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. The second of three siblings, Hall was born on...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:01am

Wayne L. Gibbs, 50

Wayne L. Gibbs, 50, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street, Millsboro, Del., where friends may call...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:59am

William Burley Carpenter, 62

William Burley Carpenter, 62, of Frankford, Del., passed peacefully on Aug. 13, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late A. Burley Carpenter and Eloise (Smith) Carpenter.

Carpenter had...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:58am

Essie L. Atkins, 97

Essie L. Atkins, 97, of Frankford, Del., born Feb. 8, 1919, passed from this life on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.

Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at 11 a.m., with a public viewing at 10 a.m., at the Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:44am

Robert ‘Todd’ Dickerson, 43

Robert “Todd” Dickerson, 43, of Gumboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at his home.

Dickerson was a proud union carpenter and a member of the Local 2012. He loved the Yankees, country music and hanging out with his...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:45am

Raymond Elwood Townsend III, 53

Raymond Elwood Townsend III, 53, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at his home. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on April 13, 1963, the son of Raymond E. Townsend Jr. and Evelyn (Hudson) Townsend.

Townsend was...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:42am

Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Shaw, 89

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shaw, 89, drifted off peacefully to the sweet melodies of her favorite hymns, surrounded by family at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia, Pa., passing away on the morning of Aug. 11, 2016. She was born in...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:39am

Franklin ‘Gary’ Kinsey, 83

Franklin “Gary” Kinsey, 83, a native of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., passed away on Aug. 12, 2016, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del. He was the son of Walter Kinsey and Sadie (Dempsey) Kinsey.

Kinsey was the owner of the original Chevy...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:35am

Vaughn M. Jarmon, 63

Vaughn M. Jarmon, 63, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born Nov. 2, 1952, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Monroe Jarmon and Mary France Jarmon.

Jarmon was educated at Milton...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:32am

Robert T. ‘Bobby’ Hollingsworth, 55

Robert T. “Bobby” Hollingsworth, 55, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.

He is survived by his mother, Ellen Hollingsworth; his uncle, Victor Letonoff Sr.; and his cousins, Victor, Eric and Lars Letonoff.

Interment...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:31am

Marguerite E. ‘Peggy’ (Engeberg) Hudson, 93

Marguerite E. “Peggy” (Engeberg) Hudson, 93, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Clarance Engeberg and Martha (English) Engeberg...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:29am

Rudy Butzke, 84

Rudy Butzke, 84, passed away on Aug. 11, 2016. He was born in Germany on April 4, 1932, son of Frederick Willhem Butzke and Ellen Nansen Butzke.

Butzke left Germany in 1951 to move to Canada after World War II, as it was a tradition for...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:23am

Lauretta M. Alberti, 82

Lauretta M. Alberti, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Montgomery County, Md., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Feb. 17, 1934, daughter of the late Nelson VanDercook and Amelia (Barr)...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:15am

Robert Vincent ‘Bob’ Adair, 84

Robert Vincent “Bob” Adair, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bucks County, Pa., and New Castle, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at his home.

Adair was born in Philadelphia, Pa.,...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:12am

Gloria Ann Teabo, 92

Gloria Ann Teabo, 92, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Seattle, Wash., daughter of the late Fritz Carlson and Hazel (Larson)...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:23am

Clinton M. ‘Monty’ Misdom, 83

Clinton M. “Monty” Misdom, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Mifflintown, Pa., Waynesboro, Pa., and Carteret, N.J., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Rahway, N.J., on June 29,...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:22am

Albert J. ‘Al’ Lisiewski, 82

Albert J. “Al” Lisiewski, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:21am

Thomas K. ‘Tommy’ Lee, 79

Thomas K. “Tommy” Lee, 79, one of the leading horse jockeys on the Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey circuit in the 1960s and 1970s, passed away on Aug. 3, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Born Aug. 30, 1936, in Canton, China, he...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:20am

Bernard George Kaye, 76

Bernard George Kaye, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. He was born Saturday, March 9, 1940, in London, England, son of the late Frederick...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:19am

Richard M. Floyd, 77

Richard M. Floyd, 77, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Elberton, Ga., son of the late William Jackson Floyd and Roberta (Haynes) Floyd.

He had retired...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:18am

Keith Paul DuVall, 58

Keith Paul DuVall, 58, of Kensington, Md., left to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 31, 2016, passing away after a long battle with COPD. He was surrounded by his loving family, Jeanette and children, in his home in Seaford, Del...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:17am

Janice Lee Allison, 67

Janice Lee Allison, 67, of Millsboro, Del., was called home to be with the Lord, passing away on Aug. 5, 2016, while in the care of Regal Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hockessin, Del. She was born March 4, 1949, in Lewes, Del.,...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:13am

Richard E. Bradshaw, 88

Richard E. Bradshaw, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Thomas D. Bradshaw and Clara R. (Wunder) Bradshaw.

He retired after 35 years as a letter carrier with...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:32am

Betty Revel Hughes, 81

Betty Revel Hughes, 81, of Delmar, Del., passed away in the care of Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., on July 25, 2016. She was born in Dover, Del., on Jan. 1, 1935, to the late Elmer and Hilda Dodd Revel, and she was proud to be the...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:27am

Granville Lee LeCates, 76

Granville Lee “Pop” LeCates, 76, passed away on Saturday July, 23 2016, at his home in Millsboro, Del., surrounded by family, following a strong battle with cancer.

LeCates loved spending time with his family and loved going to the stock...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:26am

Aileen Timmons, 90

Aileen Timmons, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of her family on July 25, 2016, at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1925 in Milton, Del., to the late Arthur B. Donovan and Amy Ellingsworth Donovan.

Timmons was married to...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:24am

Thomas D. Webster, 71

Thomas D. Webster, 71, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, surrounded by his wife and children, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, Lewes, Del. He was born in Laurel, Del., son of the late Charles Webster and Mildred (...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:20am

William G. ‘Bill’ Williams Jr., 75

William G. “Bill” Williams Jr., 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on May 15, 1941, son of the late William G. Williams Sr. and Margaret (Cromer)...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:33am

Kathleen Virgie Ward, 82

Kathleen Virgie Ward, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away gently in the care of the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on July 18, 2016. She was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Edgar Shockley and Elsie Conaway...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:29am

RoseMarie ‘Hawaiian Rose’ Mitte, 76

RoseMarie “Hawaiian Rose” Mitte, 76, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Rockaway, N.J., died Friday, July 15, 2016, at home. Mitte was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui, Hawaii, daughter of the late Ramon Mitte and Carrie (Pagan) Mitte.

She was...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:51am

Dennis R. Minelli, 66

Dennis R. Minelli, 66, of Ocean View, Del., previously of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, due to complications following heart surgery. He was born...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:50am

Thomas Craig Johns, 72

Thomas Craig Johns, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, July 18, 2016, at home. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., son of the late Fred Dice Johns and Kathryn Edith (Bechtold) Johns.

Johns had retired from Mantech Corp as an intelligence...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:48am

Richard B. Keener, 90

Richard B. Keener, 90, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was born June 23, 1926, in Brave, Pa., to the late Merle Keener and Belle Huffman Keener.

Keener had retired from Consolidated Natural Gas, where he...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:47am

Ruth Anna Hunt, 90

Ruth Anna Hunt, 90, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance nursing facility in Millsboro, Del. She was born April 8, 1926, in Wilmington, Del.

Services were to be private. Condolences may be sent online...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:45am

James Donald ‘Jim’ Hostelley Sr., 71

James Donald “Jim” Hostelley Sr., 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 11:42 a.m., succumbing to his fourth brain tumor. For the last 11 years, he had fought hard...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:41am

William Lawrence Green Sr., 71

William Lawrence Green Sr., 71, of Rockledge, Fla., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away at his home on July 9, 2016. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 6, 1945 to the late William Lewis Green and Helen Widrzbowski Green.

Green...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:40am

Robert William ‘Bob’ DeLisle Sr., 87

Robert William “Bob” DeLisle Sr., 87, passed away of natural causes on July 18, 2016, at his home in Millville, Del. He was born Jan. 6, 1929, near Audubon Borough, Camden County, N.J., the youngest of five children of parents René and Anne...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:26am

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