Obituaries


Earl Lorenzo ‘Renzi’ Jackson, 81

Earl Lorenzo “Renzi” Jackson, 81, of Millsboro, Del., changed worlds and passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, to be with his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Jackson was a retired television technician, a Marine veteran and avid golfer. He...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:19pm

Franklin Pasher ‘Frank’ Ketterman, 70

Franklin Pasher “Frank” Ketterman, 70, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at home on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on March 19, 1947, in Salisbury, Md., and attended school at John M. Clayton School....

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:17pm

Eleanor Ann Little, 80

Eleanor Ann Little, 80, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, while surrounded by her loving children. Formerly of Johnstown, Pa., and Bethany Beach, Del., Little was born on July 1, 1937, in Ebensburg, Pa., daughter of...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:15pm

Dorothy H. Warren, 81

Dorothy H. Warren, 81, of Showell, Md., died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Guiding Hands Assisted Living in Berlin, Md. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late Ollie L. Hitchens and Laura E. (McCabe) Hitchens.

Warren had been a...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:14pm

Jeanne Rae Webster, 84

Jeanne Rae Webster, 84, of Millville, Del., formerly of Timonium, Md., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 22, 1933, daughter...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:12pm

Cindy Evans Brasure, 59

Cindy Evans Brasure, 59, passed away from cancer on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. She had been battling cancer for about three years. Brasure was born on Oct. 7, 1958, daughter of the late Norma and Walter Evans.

A native of Selbyville, Del.,...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:16pm

James S. ‘Jim’ Brown, 83

James S. “Jim” Brown, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Succasunna, N.J., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on May 28, 1934, son of...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:12pm

Judith DelGozzo Bunting, 85

Judith DelGozzo Bunting, 85, of Selbyville, Del., died Nov. 20, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was the daughter of the late Guido and Josephine DelGozzo of Pennsauken, N.J.

Bunting was a retired teacher’s aide,...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:06pm

Ona V. Kalista, 101

The angels came for Ona Kalista, 101, and she passed away on Nov. 20, 2017. Her journey of 101 years began in 1916 in Scranton, Pa., and the final chapter was enjoyed in Huling Cove in Lewes, Del., and with family in Harbeson, Del.

Kalista...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:03pm

Ruth Ann Justice, 74

Ruth Ann Justice, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Ocean View, Del., on Jan. 26, 1943, daughter of the late Raymond H. Hitchens and Lillian (Moore) Hitchens Gray....

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:02pm

Ronald Perry Lynch

Ronald Perry Lynch of Frankford, Del., passed away on Nov. 20, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was the son of the late Vollie M. Lynch and Hazel (Evans) Lynch.

Lynch was a Delaware State Police trooper for 20...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:59pm

Barbara A. Mills, 80

Barbara A. Mills, 80, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at the Seaford Center in Seaford, Del. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on May 24 1937, daughter of the late Andrew Thier and Veronica (...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:58pm

Marvin Thomas Redmond, 84

Marvin Thomas Redmond, 84, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Nov. 23, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a fall and long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was the son of the...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:56pm

Wayne S. Smith, 80

Wayne S. Smith, 80, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Trenton, N.J., and lived in Philadelphia and Allentown, Pa., before his family moved to Wilmington, Del.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:52pm

Francis M. Tober, 74

Francis M. Tober, 74, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Pelham, N.Y., to Fredrick and Anne Tober.

Tober graduated from Iona College and married his...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:48pm

Deloris J. Williams, 87

Deloris J. Williams, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at Delaware Hospice Center on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. She was born on Oct. 1, 1930, in Caledonia, Ohio, to the late Paul and Cora Billet.

She was a past president of the...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:47pm

James S. ‘Jim’ Brown, 83

James S. “Jim” Brown, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Succasunna, N.J., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on May 28, 1934, son of...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:55pm

Frederick Louis ‘Fred’ Palmai, 82

Frederick Louis “Fred” Palmai, 82, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Paszto, Hungary, on Aug. 26, 1935, son of Julius and Wilma Palmai, and brother of Julius Palmai...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:54pm

Cecilia P. Toomey, 84

Cecilia P. Toomey, 84, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at the Harrison House Senor Living Center in Georgetown on Nov. 18, 2017. She was born May 5, 1933, in Berlin, Md., to the late Willis Webb and Flossie Franklin Webb.

She married...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:52pm

Hazel M. Wolfe, 99

Hazel M. Wolfe, 99, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

Wolfe was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, watching baseball, going out to dinner with family...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 3:50pm

Ruth Hudson Ayres, 90

Ruth Hudson Ayres, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Delaware Hospice, Milford, Del. She was the daughter of the late Harley Washington Hudson and Edna Lowe Hudson of Millsboro.

On May 16, 1948, she married her...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:58pm

Talvaldis G. ‘Valdis’ Berzins, 89

Talivaldis G. “Valdis” Berzins of Ocean View, Del., died peacefully Nov. 6, 2017, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del., after a brief illness. He was born in 1928 in Riga, Latvia. During World War II, at the age of 16, Berzins, his parents and...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:57pm

Donald Clayton Collins, 75

Donald Clayton Collins, 75, of Clarksville, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Roxana, Del., the seventh of seven children of Eli Collins...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:55pm

Dr. John M. Coulson, 86

Dr. John M. Coulson, 86, a native Philadelphian and a longtime resident of Bethany Beach, Del., and Silver Spring, Md., died on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Asheville, N.C.

He was a graduate of La Salle University, earned doctorate from...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:53pm

Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Esposito Sr., 80

Vincent “Vinnie” Esposito Sr., 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bloomfield, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He was born May 18, 1937, in Harleigh, Pa., the ninth child of...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:52pm

Edward ‘Buddy’ Kissinger, 72

Edward “Buddy” Kissinger of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1945.

Kissinger is survived by his children, Lynette Maraldo and her husband, Gene, Bridget Strieter and...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:46pm

Terence ‘Terry’ McDowell, 77

Terence “Terry” McDowell of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. He was born on Oct. 15, 1940.

McDowell graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1963 and shortly thereafter began a 40-plus-year career with the...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:45pm

Theresa E. Murray, 94

Theresa E. Murray, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. She passed away quietly, surrounded by her loving family, at home in Ocean View, Del. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she moved with her family to Laurel, Del., when she...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:41pm

Wilmer W. Powell, 90

Wilmer W. Powell, 90, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in his home. He was born April 27, 1927, in Frankford, Del., a son of the late Granville Powell and Viola Rogers Powell.

For 35 years, he worked as a budget...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:40pm

Robbie Lee Turnage, 31

Robbie Lee Turnage, 31, of Millsboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a tragic accident in Dagsboro, Del. He was born Oct. 3, 1986, in Lewes, son of Thelma Turnage and Robbie...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:38pm

Elaine Watson, 75

Elaine Watson, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born March 16, 1942, in Pensacola, Fla., to the late Luther E. Eppinger and Martha I. Lundy Eppinger.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:37pm

Talivaldis G. Berzins, 89

Talivaldis “Valdis” Berzins, 89, of Ocean View, died peacefully at Milford’s Delaware Hospice on Monday, Nov. 6.

He was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1928. During World War II, at the age of 16, Valdis, his parents and his brother had to flee...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:52pm

Kenneth LeRoy Chrisman, 81

Kenneth LeRoy Chrisman, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at his home.

“Ken” was born in Holton, Kansas on April 8, 1936, son of the late Clair “Pat” Deardorf Chrisman...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:50pm

James Joseph Condon, 81

James Joseph Condon, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith (Sheridan...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:48pm

Charles Edward Dobbs Sr., 91

Charles Edward Dobbs Sr., 91, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Cobb, Wis., son of the late Francis and Mabel (Chandler) Dobbs.

He was drafted in 1944 into the U.S...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:47pm

Randall L. Evans, 59

Randall L. Evans, 59, of Frankford, Del., passed away suddenly on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at his home.

“Randy” was born in Salisbury, Md., on Jan. 14, 1958, son of Joseph Albert Evans and the late Gladys Orna (Lathbury) Evans. He was a...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:45pm

Warner “Bud” C. Haynie, 84

Warner “Bud” C. Haynie, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

Haynie was born in Chester, Pa., on Sept. 3, 1933, son of the late Warner C. Haynie and...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:44pm

Walter Marshall Mumford, 84

Walter Marshall Mumford, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Linda Brittingham.

Born on Oct. 28, 1933, “Marshall” was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Myrtle Mumford...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:43pm

William J. Prettyman, 80

William J. Prettyman, 80, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at home after a long illness. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late William J. Sr. and Marion (Perry) Prettyman.

He was a graduate of Saint Peter’s...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:40pm

John H. Scott Jr., 48

John H. Scott Jr., 48, of Georgetown, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. He was the son of Barbara M. Scott and the late John H. Scott, Sr.

He was a 1987 graduate of Sussex Central High School,...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:39pm

Joseph F. Werres, 79

Joseph F. Werres, 79, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Scottsville, Va., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at his home.

“Joe” was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 1, 1938, son of the late Joseph J. Werres and the late Margaret (...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:37pm

Shirley B. West, 82

Shirley B. West, 82, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born in Bishopville, daughter of the late Ollie J. Sr. and Maude (McCabe) Savage.

She...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:36pm

Barkley Ernest Wilson, 82

Barkley Ernest Wilson, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Nov. 2, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Wilson was the eldest son of the late Ernest and Grace Fleetwood Wilson of Cool Spring, Del., where he grew up on a farm...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

Shirley C. Brasure

Shirley C. Brasure died peacefully at home with her children at her side. She was a native of Lewes, Del., and graduated from Lewes High School in 1949.

She was employed by Avon Products in Newark, Del., from 1975 to 1992. Before that, she...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:04pm

Irving Thomas Cannon III, 54

Irving Thomas Cannon III, 54, passed away unexpectedly, as the result of an accident, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. He was born on Nov. 6, 1962, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Irving T. Cannon Jr. and Joyce Ann Hudson Longfellow, who survives him...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:02pm

Elmer Lee Conquest, 72

Elmer Lee Conquest, 72, of Delmar, Del., passed away and was called home to the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. He entered this life on Dec. 24, 1944, to the late Nelson Ames and Hazel Harmon.

Conquest’s elementary education was received...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Cora ‘Joan’ Earnest Downing, 89

Cora “Joan” Earnest Downing, 89, departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, with her daughter, Edie, at her side. She succumbed to the debilitating effects of a massive stroke she suffered in 2013. Downing and her twin sister, Jean, were...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:58pm

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Eggers, 39

Robert D. “Bob” Eggers, 39, of Dagsboro, Del., died on Oct. 22, 2017, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md. A resident of Dagsboro for the past 10 years, he had previously resided in Aston, Pa., and Boothwyn, Pa.

A...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:55pm

Alfred E. ‘Al’ Gerhard Sr., 71

Alfred E. “Al” Gerhard Sr., 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., on Jan. 4, 1946, son of the late Phillip S. Gerhard and the late Mary E. (Flury)...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:50pm

Wayne F. Hitchens, 76

Wayne F. Hitchens, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Clarksville, Del., and Seaford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. He was born May 26, 1941, in Choptank, Md., son of the late Jesse Hitchens and...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:48pm