Obituaries


Sandy Lee Hallman, 77

A beloved, loving mother and adored, devoted wife, Sandy Lee Hallman, 77, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, June 5, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born in Norristown, Pa., the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the first child of...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:28am

Nancy M. Goll, 76

Nancy M. Goll, 76, of Fenwick Island died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late David C. Moore and Helen (Blackard) Moore.

She was a graduate of the...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:27am

Shirley J. Emerson, 67

Shirley J. Emerson, 67, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, June 7, 2019, at her home. She was born in Ocean View, Del., on July 6, 1951, daughter of the late Donald Cooper and Jean (Bertrand)...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:27am

Caroline S. ‘Candy’ Duer, 95

Caroline S. “Candy” Duer, 95, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Dagsboro, Del., and Tipp City, Ohio, passed away and peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe in Rehoboth Beach...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:26am

Elias H. ‘Bud’ Tingle Jr., 81

Elias H. “Bud” Tingle Jr., 81, passed away May 26, 2019. He has lifted off this mortal coil and gone to explore the universe. He is certain to report any discoveries in a tale well told. Stay tuned.

Tingle graduated from the University of...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:26am

Patricia A. ‘Patti’ Olive, 77

Patricia A. “Patti” Olive, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. She was born June 30, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:25am

Helen H. Murray, 97

Helen H. Murray, 97, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at Berlin (Md.) Nursing Center Thursday, May 30, 2019. She was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Mordecai Hudson and Helen (Edwards) Hudson.

Murray worked for the Delaware...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:25am

Helen M. Morgan, 95

Helen M. Morgan, 95, of Frankford, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born March 4, 1924, in Laurel, Del., daughter of the late Albert Daisey...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:23am

John Gurn Kelbaugh Jr., 88

John Gurn Kelbaugh Jr., 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away on May 6, 2019, in his home with his loving daughters beside him until his last breath. He went onto his new home that God gloriously prepared for him to spend eternity with his Savior...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:22am

Phyllis Hoenen, 90

Phyllis Hoenen, 90, beloved family matriarch and Lewes Doo-Dah Parade grand-marshal, passed away and marched through the Pearly Gates on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Born in Phillipsburg, Pa., on Aug. 8, 1928, she and her family moved to Lewes, Del.,...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:21am

Donald Bachman ‘Don’ Herr, 92

Donald Bachman “Don” Herr, 92, of Selbyville, Del., loving husband and father, passed away and peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. He was born in Wilmington in 1927, son of Ivan Witmer Herr and Addie Tanger Bachman...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:20am

Betty L. DiGuiseppe, 92

Betty L. DiGuiseppe, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Elmer P. McIntosh and Anna (Ramsey) McIntosh.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:59am

Victoria Shanea ‘Wikkii’ Cannon, 34

Victoria Shanea “Wikkii” Cannon, 34, passed away on May 30, 2019. She was born Aug. 6, 1984, in Lewes, Del.

She was well-loved by everyone. She had a slew of talents and hobbies, including crafts and praise dancing. She was also a...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:58am

Hilda Mae Brinkley, 84

Hilda Mae Brinkley, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 24, 2019. She was born April 10, 1935, daughter of the late Milton and Bernice Harmon Toy.

Brinkley received her education in the...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:57am

Barbara Ann Jackson Booker, 84

Barbara Ann Jackson Booker, 84, of Seaford, Del., passed away in the care of the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del., on June 1, 2019. She was born Oct. 20, 1934, in Frankford, Del., to the late William P. Shockley and Emma Pearl Lewes Shockley...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:56am

George A. Tralka, 92

George A. Tralka, 92, passed away Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019, at his home in Vienna, Va. He was born in Erie, Pa., earned his medical degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and practiced as a specialist in internal medicine in...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:39am

Clare C. Smiertka, 76

Clare C. Smiertka, 76, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at home on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, surrounded by love, with her beloved dog, Ally. She was born in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Timothy and Agnes (Grimm) O’Connell.

She...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:39am

Rachel Mary Adda Hudson Pusey, 83

Rachel Mary Adda Hudson Pusey, 83, “Rachel” as everyone knew her, passed away in the care of her family, hospice and the staff of Bayhealth Sussex Medical Center in Milford, Del., on May 22, 2019. She was known as a talented, well-loved woman who...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:37am

Stephen E. Pratt, 38

Stephen E. Pratt, 38, of Millsboro, Del. passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was a truly loving father to two sons and a daughter, Caden, Isaac and Alanna. He enjoyed fishing, music, playing guitar and being with his family.

Pratt...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:36am

Bessie A Lathbury, 89

Bessie A Lathbury, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 24, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 1, 1930, to the late William H Magee Sr. and Louella Hall.

Lathbury retired from work as a...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:36am

Ginger Lee Kollock, 45

Ginger Lee Kollock, 45, of Millsboro, Del. passed away in the care of Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 23, 2019. She was born April 20, 1974, in Lewes, Del., to Charles R. Cordrey Jr. and Trudy Mitchell.

Kollock was...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:35am

Albert D. ‘Al’ Holliday, 84

Albert D. “Al” Holliday, 84 of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Blackwood, N.J., passed away and entered in God’s eternal rest on May 20, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 15, 1935, son of the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:34am

George A. Esham, 77

George A. Esham, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Parsonsburg, Md., to the late Russell W. Esham and Marjorie Hutchinson Esham.

Esham retired from...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:33am

M. Gloria Christian, 88

M. Gloria Christian, 88, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Charles B. Jr. and Mildred (Lenz) Campbell.

She was a homemaker and...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:33am

Randy S. Betts, 62

Randy S. Betts, 62, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1956, to Norman and Alice Betts.

Betts was a graduate of Sussex Central High School who enjoyed music, especially playing the...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:56am

Darlene R. Wright, 81

Darlene R. Wright, 81, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in York, Pa., one of 16 children of the late Russell H. and Evelyn V. (Fair) Seigman.

She was an avid...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:56am

Paul Christopher Woodward, 82

Paul Christopher Woodward, 82, of Millsboro, Del., died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.  He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Charles and Edith (Davis) Woodward.  

He retired as a conductor with Septa....

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:56am

William T. “Tom” Travers Jr., 63

William T. “Tom” Travers Jr., 63, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born Sept. 9, 1955, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late William T. “Bill”...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:55am

Harvey E. Roberts Jr., 94

Harvey E. Roberts Jr., 94, of Sussex County, Del., died on Friday, May 17, 2019, after a brief illness.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1924, in Georgetown, Del., to Harvey and Pearl (Heiner) Roberts.

The family lived on a remote farm near...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:54am

Cynthia M. Nicastro, 78

Cynthia M. “Cindy” Nicastro, 78, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away surrounded by her loving family at home on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Nicastro was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:54am

William Reynolds “Bill” Hamilton, 79

William Reynolds “Bill” Hamilton, 79, of South Bethany, Del., and Melbourne Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at home on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Hamilton was born Oct. 14, 1939, in Washington, D.C., son of...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:53am

Vernon J. Hitchens, 81

Vernon J. Hitchens, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was born March 5, 1938, to the late James H. and Jerdie E. Oliphant Hitchens. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:53am

Jalen S. Griffin, 23

Jalen S. Griffin, 23, of Dagsboro, Del., departed this life on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Born July 12, 1995, in Lewes, Del., he was the son of Kimberly Griffin-McCray (and her husband, Fabian...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:52am

John R. Donohue III, 57

John R. Donohue III, 57, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 22, 1961, son of John “Jack” Donohue Jr. and Betty J. (Meeley) Donohue. He was a graduate of...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:52am

Ann W. Berry, 79

Ann W. Berry, 79, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Camp Springs, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

She was born in Keyser, W.Va., on April 14, 1940, daughter of the late,...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:51am

Charles Thomas Lynch, 81

Charles Thomas Lynch, 81, of Millville, Del., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., he was the son of the late George Lewis and Esther Wise Lynch and the brother of the late Lewis Lynch.

Lynch...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:09pm

Tyler Jordan Givans, 26

Tyler Jordan Givans, 26, of Laurel, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born on Oct. 31, 1992, in Milford, Del., to Gary D. Givans Jr. and Tango L. Decker Rogers.

Givans was employed at Brass Sales Inc. as a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:09pm

Gary Atwood Fowler, 67

Gary Atwood Fowler, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of his family and Delaware Hospice on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on Jan. 12, 1952, in Baltimore, Md., to the late William and Denise Seville Fowler.

He was a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:07pm

Joseph D. ‘Joe’ Stewart, 77

Joseph D. “Joe” Stewart, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Great Neck, N.Y., and Severna Park, Md., passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, after a five-year fight with melanoma.

A retired major-general, Stewart was born in Baltimore,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:51am

Irene Swiderski, 58

Irene Swiderski, 58, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away April 18, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on April 19, 1960, in Wilmington, Del., to the late William Kahn and Ann Blasciewicz Kahn.

Before her retirement, she...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:50am

John H. Morrill, 89

John H. Morrill, 89, passed away peacefully and was called home to the Lord on May 1, 2019. His life was well-lived and well-loved.

Morrill was born in 1929. After serving in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, he was honorably discharged...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:50am

Bernard P. Lynch, 91

Bernard P. Lynch, 91, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home. He was born in Frankford, Del., on May 26, 1927, son of the late Atwood F. Lynch Sr. and the late Hazel C. (...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:49am

Lucien Thomas Lenhart Jr., 75

Lucien Thomas Lenhart Jr., 75, of Middletown, Del., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., on April 24, 2019. He was born in 1944 in Milford, Del., to the late Lucien T. Lenhart Sr. and...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:48am

Catherine Bernice ‘Kitty’ (Taylor) Hall, 66

Catherine Bernice “Kitty” (Taylor) Hall, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born at home in Millsboro on April 14, 1953, to the late...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:46am

Helen J. (Winchester) Domozych

Helen J. (Winchester) Domozych passed away peacefully and returned to her Lord on May 2, 2019, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born and raised in Gloucester, Mass., and spent much of her life there with her family,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Richard J. Dadurka, 79

Richard J. Dadurka, 79, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, May 3, 2019, at home. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., son of the late Joseph Dadurka and Mary (Humurka) Dadurka.

Dadurka was a police officer and retired from the Washington, D.C.,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Dieter Martin Bender, 90

The Rev. Dieter Martin Bender, 90, passed away in the care of Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del., on May 4, 2019. He was born to the late Karl and Irmgard Schneider in Stuttgart, Germany, on April 12, 1929.

Bender led an interesting and...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:35am

James E. Wright Sr., 83

James Elwood Wright Sr., 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice at his home on April 20, 2019. He was born June 12, 1935, in Harrington, Del., to the late Elwood R. and Rhoda Leona Donovan Wright....

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:04am

Betty White, 87

Surrounded by family and friends, Betty White, 87, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed peacefully from this life on April 22, 2019.

She was a beach-loving resident for more than 50 years, a member of the Fenwick Island Methodist church and the...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:04am

Eckhardt “Eck” S. Smink Jr., 66

Eckhardt “Eck” S. Smink Jr., 66, of Berlin, Md., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Eckhardt S. and Mary Catherine Smink.

He is survived by his loving spouse, Linda B. Smink...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:03am