Obituaries


Lois Radcliffe, 80

 

Lois Radcliffe, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2018.

Radcliffe had a passion for children, the elderly and the “gift of gab.” She would befriend and help anybody. She...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:24pm

Patricia O’Neil, 74

Patricia O’Neil, 74, of Millville, Del., passed away April 10, 2018, in her home.

She is survived by her husband, Michael O’Neil; son, Sean Corona; and brother, Crede Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held April 16, 2018,...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:32am

Hugh J. Dolan, 89

The Hon. Hugh J. Dolan, 89, of Millville, Del., formerly of Springfield, Va., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8 2017. He was born in New York City in 1928.

Dolan graduated from St. John’s University of Law in 1952, and received a master’s degree...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:24am

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., and originally of Frackville, Pa., passed peacefully into heaven on Aug. 7, 2017.

She was the mother of four children, Tina Borek, Sandy Ferrara, Frank...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:24am

Mark L. Metzler, 72

Mark L. Metzler, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Louis Metzler and Dorothy (Morris) Metzler.

Metzler retired from Greater...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:22am

Samuel R. Mitchell, 66

Samuel R. Mitchell, 66, of Delmar, Del., passed away in the care of his family and Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Millsboro, Del., to the late John H. Mitchell Sr. and Effie M. Dickerson Mitchell.

Mitchell was...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:21am

Bert M. West, 75

Bert M. West, 75, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and formerly of Laurel, Del., passed away on Aug. 1, 2017, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born in Laurel, Del., on Dec. 1, 1941, son of the late I. Lee West and Sara (McGee) West.

West...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:12am

Donald Eugene Clement Jr., 50

Donald Eugene Clement Jr., 50, died at his home on July 30, 2017. He was born Jan. 1, 1967, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Mary Lou Clement.

Clement is survived by his father, Donald Eugene Clement Sr.; a son, Tyler Meli; three half-...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:21am

Jane E. Duvall, 74

Jane E. Duvall, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Allen Arnold and Margaret (Kreig) Arnold.

She retired from work as an...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:20am

Freda F. Hudson, 96

Freda F. Hudson, 96, of Lewes, Del., passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, in her home. She was born July 27, 1921, in Chester, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry B. Wilson and Bertha (Bowden) Wilson.

She was...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:19am

Gary Lee Meredith, 80

Gary Lee Meredith, 80, of Ocean View, Del., passed away in the comfort of his home on Thursday, July 27, 2017, with his family present. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday, July 24. Meredith had fought a brave fight with pulmonary...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:15am

Jackie L. Shockley, 73

Jackie L. Shockley, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Galestown, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at her home. She was born May 28, 1944, in Seaford, Del., daughter of the late John...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:10am

Michael G. ‘Mike’ Pratt, 60

Michael G. “Mike” Pratt, 60, of Baltimore, Md., and Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on April 28, 1957, son...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:07am

Barbara Ann Bittenbender, 89

Barbara Ann Bittenbender, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, Del. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of the late William B. and Lillian (Divokey) Larson.

She retired...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:11am

William John ‘Bill’ Boyle Jr., 67

William John “Bill” Boyle Jr., 67, passed away on July 22, 2017. He was born Dec. 6, 1949, and is remembered as a kind and precious man who was a champion for the elderly and small children.

Boyle loved the Lord with all of his heart, and...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:10am

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Collins, 80

Robert J. “Bob” Collins, 80, of Gumboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Gumboro, to the late James N. and Georgia Anna Daisey Collins.

Collins worked as a general contractor alongside...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:05am

Mary Frances (Zorn) Culver, 82

Mary Frances (Zorn) Culver, 82, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her home in Selbyville, Del. She was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Baltimore County, Md.

Culver married the love of her life, Leonard Eugene Culver, in 1952....

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:03am

William Leroy ‘Lee’ King Sr., 84

William Leroy “Lee” King Sr., 84, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Pikesville, Md., passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on March 21, 1933, son of the late James Henry King and Nina Mae (McFarland) King....

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00am

Shirley Marker Oliphant, 69

Shirley Marker Oliphant, 69, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Cora Marker. She was married to Vaughn Oliphant for 45 years.

Oliphant loved spending time with her loved ones. She...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00am

Louis Arthur Schoenle IV, 63

Louis Arthur Schoenle IV, 63, passed away on July 11, 2017, in hospice care.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Long Schoenle, and many family members and friends.

Interment with military honors was scheduled for Aug. 2, 2017, at...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:58am

Edward L. Swierczewski, 86

Edward L. Swierczewski, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington and Clayton, Del., passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wilmington on Jan. 9, 1931, son of the late Leopold...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:57am

Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Vitalo, 29

Elizabeth “Betsy” Vitalo (known as “Nell” to her mother) of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away at age 29 on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Her passions were anime, drawing, tattoos, dance and music. For years, Vitalo...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:52am

DeWitt R. Wolfe, 88

DeWitt R. Wolfe, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., died on July 28, 2017, at 9 p.m. He was born July 11, 1929, in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to the late Edward and Lucinda Johnson Wolfe.

He lived in Clarksville, Del., for 20 years and moved to Dagsboro in...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:45am

Brian Clark Aisquith, 69

Brian Clark Aisquith, 69, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Edgewater, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born in Annapolis, Md., on Oct. 7, 1947, to the late Elgin C....

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

Karl F. Baumann, 68

Karl F. Baumann, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at home. Baumann was born in Pittsfield, Mass., the son of the late Charles R. and Agnes T. (Smith) Baumann.

He was employed by Bayside Golf Course as an equipment...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

Herbert W. ‘Herb’ Chetirkin, 89

Herbert W. “Herb” Chetirkin, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was born March 6, 1928, in Passaic, N.J., a son of the late Zachary and Olga Buss Chetirkin.

Chetirkin was a U.S. Navy veteran,...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:59am

John R. Crossland, 79

John R. Crossland, 79, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born on March 1, 1938, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late John Richard Crossland...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:59am

Amelia R. Lynch, 86

Amelia R. Lynch, 86, of Dagsboro, Del., died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Dagsboro.

Lynch was a lifetime member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro, a member and officer of Friends of Prince George’s Chapel...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:57am

Eileen Marshall, 74

Eileen Marshall, 74, passed away on July 20, 2017, surrounded by family.

She was a homemaker for many years, but her real love was helping people. Marshall helped many people over the course of her life, even right up to the end of her...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:56am

Karen S. Medes, 69

Karen S. Medes, 69, of Milford, Del., formerly of New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Milford Hospital. She was born Aug. 9, 1947, in Pitman, N.J., a daughter of the late Kenneth Simmerman and Edith Elizabeth (Down) Simmerman...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:56am

Robert Leonard Sasko, 87

Robert Leonard Sasko, 87, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loved ones.

Sasko was a 1948 graduate of Central High School in Washington, D.C. He served a short term in...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:55am

Harry A. ‘Bud’ Shinsky, 88

Harry A. “Bud” Shinsky, 88, of Millsboro, Del., originally from Lancaster, Pa., who never met a stranger, passed away on July 21, 2017.

Shinsky was preceded in death by his beloved wife, June Shinsky, with whom he shared almost 60 years...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:55am

Albert H. Steele Sr., 94

Albert H. Steele Sr., 94, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Frankford, Del.

Steele served his country during World War II, with the U.S. Army in Germany...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:54am

Calvin Benham Baldwin Jr., 91

Calvin “Cal” Benham Baldwin Jr., 91, an administrator for 33 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), died peacefully on June 28, 2017, at Kensington Park, a senior living community. A resident of Garrett Park, Md., from 1963 to 2017, he...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:37am

Mary M. Corso, 77

Mary M. Corso, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Canarsie, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Paul Battaglino and the late Pauline (Pollari)...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:36am

George M. Driscoll, 87

George M. Driscoll, 87, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Erie, Pa., son of the late George Henry Driscoll and Ellen (Stender)...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:36am

Jane E. Hall, 80

Jane E. Hall, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away after a short illness on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Michael and Mildred Rutter.

Hall retired...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:34am

Frances Janet ‘Fran’ (Wagner) Marshall

Frances Janet “Fran” (Wagner) Marshall, 78, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017.

Marshall was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Joseph Marshall. She is survived by her children, Patrick T. Marshall and his wife,...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:32am

Robert Clifford ‘Bob’ Megee, 81

Robert Clifford “Bob” Megee, 81, of Long Neck, Del., died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Seasons Hospice in Newark, Del., after suffering a massive stroke at home on July 4, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:31am

Herbert Randall Miller Jr., 81

H. Randall Miller Jr., 81, a resident of Ocean View, Del., passed away on July 13, 2017, in Berlin, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on March 23, 1936, son of the late Sarah Elizabeth Parks and Herbert Randall Miller Sr.

Miller was a...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:31am

Margaret H. Mumford, 93

Margaret H. Mumford, 93, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Selbyville, daughter of the late Charles Hall and Emma R. (Bradford) Hall.

Mumford was a member of...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:29am

Jewel Preston Revel, 79

Jewel Preston Revel, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at his home on July 9, 2017. He was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Millsboro, to the late Wilford William Revell and Addie Hester Littleton Revell.

Revel had worked most of his life as a...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:27am

Sarah Beth Wilkerson, 74

Sarah Beth Wilkerson, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away gently while surrounded by her loving family, on July 10, 2017, in the care of Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Salisbury, to the late...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:26am

Mary A. Worobetz, 82

Mary A. Worobetz, 82, of Bridgeville, Del., formerly of Collierville, Tenn., Pottstown, Pa., and Spring City, Pa., passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Harrison House of Georgetown, Del. She was born in Perkiomenville, Pa., on May 9, 1935,...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:25am

David Martin Bloodsworth Jr., 49

David Martin Bloodsworth Jr., 49, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center, in Milford, Del. He was born Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1967, in Salisbury, Md., son of the late David M. Bloodsworth Sr. and Mary...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:52am

Ed Deptula, 89

Ed Deptula, 89, of Long Neck, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning, July 2, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on March 20, 1928.

After his stint in the U.S. Army during World War II, Deptula worked at General Motors...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:50am

Robert P. Kannengieser, 88

Robert P. Kannengieser, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Long Island, N.Y., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on July 2, 2017, gently, in the care of his family and the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:48am

Walter E. Lathbury, 75

Walter E. Lathbury, 75, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Oct. 2, 1941, son of the late Ernest Lathbury and Alice (Bennett) Lathbury.

Lathbury grew up in Ocean...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:45am

Paschal D. ‘Bubba’ Miles, 68

Paschal D. “Bubba” Miles, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at home. He was born July 25, 1948, in Jackson, Miss., a son of the late Paschal James Miles and Vivian (Landrum) Miles, who survives him.

Miles was a...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:43am

Walter W. Rhoads, 67

Walter W. Rhoads, 67, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lebanon, Pa., passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Unit at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Lebanon on Sept.14, 1949, son of the late Walter...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:42am