Obituaries


Raymond A. Hughes, 72

Raymond A. Hughes, 72, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., a son of the late Carroll Hughes and Helen Davis Hughes....

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:46am

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

She is survived by two sons, Stevan Mark McKinney and Randall Wade McKinney; a sister, Anna Tyser; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:44am

Henry J. Ratcliffe, 74

Henry J. Ratcliffe, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore City, Md., passed away on May 8, 2017, at his home. He was born June 27, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Henry M. Ratcliffe and Kathleen A. (Slaysman) Ratcliffe.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:44am

Sharon C. Rogers 65

Sharon C. Rogers, 65, of Selbyville, Del., passed away quietly at her residence on May 3, 2017. She was born in Gumboro, Del., on Oct. 6, 1951.

Rogers graduated from high school and married her beloved husband, William R. Rogers Jr., who...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:42am

Irene Phyllis Hammond (Tindley) Blake, 83

Irene Phyllis Hammond (Tindley) Blake, 83, of Bishopville, Md., bid farewell to the earthy world and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. At the time of her death, she was residing in Newark, Del., with her “baby girl,” who was by...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:04am

Phyllis ‘Dolly’ Browning, 84

Phyllis “Dolly” Browning, 84, died in the loving company of family in Leesburg, Va., on April 25, 2017. She was born on Oct. 3, 1932, in Ephrata, Pa., to Morse Brossman Sr. and Alzenia Brossman.

At age 16, Browning was stricken with...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:02am

William C. ‘Bill Calvin’ Hudson, 82

William C. “Bill Calvin” Hudson, 82, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully in the care and comfort of his family and the staff from the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born in Bishop, Md., to the...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00am

Donald George ‘Don’ Meyer, 73

Donald George “Don” Meyer, 73, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of Medway, Mass., passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Watertown, Wis., son of George E. Meyer & Lois (...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:59am

Anna Marie (Batter) Stanaitis,

Anna Marie (Batter) Stanaitis, 91, of Delaware and formerly of Aston, Pa., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, April 20, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1926, in New Philadelphia, Pa., to Stanley and Helen Batter.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:51am

Anna Lee Toomey, 83

Anna Lee Toomey, 83, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully in the care and comfort of her family and the staff of the Delaware Hospice Center. Toomey was born in Grundy, Va., on May 1, 1933, to the late Allen and Mary Anderson.

Toomey...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:49am

Carl Edward Williams, 79

Carl Edward Williams, 79, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living. He was born in Scranton, Pa., on Thursday, July 29, 1937, son of the late Hayden Williams and Margaret (Weibel) Williams.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:47am

Joseph Thomas Carmody, 37

Joseph Thomas Carmody, 37, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Chevy Chase, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at home. He was born in Virginia on Jan. 28, 1980, son of the late Kevin William Carmody and Barbara Jane (McCloskey)...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:03am

George Robert ‘Bob’ Downer, 86

George Robert “Bob” Downer, 86, was born Jan. 7, 1931, in a blizzard in Buffalo, N.Y., and died April 5, 2017.

He attended elementary, junior and senior high schools in Washington, D.C., In the school system and in the church, he...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:01am

Dominick A. ‘Nick’ Esposito, 82

Dominick A. “Nick” Esposito, 82, passed away peacefully at home near Millsboro, Del., on April 18, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to Louis Esposito and Vincentia (Scarmozzi) Esposito.

He served seven years in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00am

William J. Fitzgerald, 83

William J. Fitzgerald, 83, of Lewes, Del., passed away on April 19, 2017, at home.

He was an Army veteran and a lifelong member of the AMVETS, as well as a past commander. He loved fishing, golfing and enjoying time with his loving family...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00am

Richard T. ‘Rick’ Frisby Jr., 72

Richard T. “Rick” Frisby Jr., 72, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in West Chester, Pa., on Aug. 3, 1944, son of the late Richard...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:57am

Richard Gros, 67

Richard Gros, 67, passed away at his home on Dec. 24, 2016. Born in Passaic, N.J., on Sept. 29, 1949, he was the son of the late John Gros and Augusta Veenema.

Gros married Linda Frey on Feb. 26, 1972, and to their union three children...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:54am

Patricia W. Hummer, 89

Patricia W. “Pat” Hummer, 89, of Seaford, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Methodist Manor House in Seaford. She was born in Flemington, Pa., on June 20, 1927...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:52am

Anne Margaret McPaul, 64

Anne Margaret McPaul, 64, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 17, 2017, at her home. She was born in Bedford, England, on Sept. 18, 1952, daughter of the late George Mortimer McPaul and...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:49am

Thomas ‘Tom’ Neary, 88

Thomas “Tom” Neary, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Oct. 24, 1928, son of the late Thomas Francis Neary and...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:47am

Suzanne C. ‘Susie’ Somers, 67

Suzanne C. “Susie” Somers, 67, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Denver, Colo., on March 18, 1950, daughter of the late Kenneth Somers...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:46am

Carlton Tindley, 83

Carlton Casher Tindley, 83, also known as “Pipe” and “Skace,” was born June 11, 1933, in Selbyville, Del., to the late Alice Tindley Truitt and Casher Williams. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 18, 2017.

Tindley received his...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:45am

Russell William Walter, 52

Russell William “Rusty” Walter, 52, of Baltimore, Md., passed away suddenly on Friday, April 14, 2017, while vacationing in West Virginia. He was born March 12, 1965, in Baltimore city, Md., son of Ronald John Walter of Ocean View, Del., and...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:43am

Richard Allen Cobo, 83

Richard A. Cobo, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on April 9, 2017.

He served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Cobo was a Baltimore City firefighter for 33 years. While there, he campaigned for muscular...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:36am

Edward “Sykes” Cropper, 87

Edward “Sykes” Cropper, 87, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late Edwin S. and Nellie (Selby) Cropper.

He retired from...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:33am

Robert Wayne Evans, 61

Robert Wayne Evans, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at home with his beloved canine friends, Rambo and Princess at his side. He was born on April 30, 1955, in Lewes, Del., to the late Sherman and Doris Hudson Evans.

He worked for the...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:32am

Richard Gros, 67

Richard Gros, 67, passed away at his home on Dec. 24, 2016. Born in Passaic, N.J., on Sept. 29, 1949, he was the son of the late John Gros and Augusta Veenema.

He married Linda Frey on Feb. 26, 1972, and to this union three children were...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:28am

Albert Lee Hagans Jr., 69

Albert Lee Hagans Jr., 69, was born on Nov. 10, 1947, in Middlesex, N.C., to the late Albert Hagans Sr., and Margie M. Hagans. With his wife by his bedside, he passed away and peacefully entered into eternal rest on April 12, 2017, at his home in...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:24am

Milton G. Lynch, 88

Milton G. Lynch, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, surrounded by family at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born July 25, 1928, in Williamsville, Del., to the late Charlie W. and Mildred (Bunting)...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:22am

Willard E. "Bill" Pruitt

Willard E. “Bill” Pruitt III, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., died suddenly on Monday, April 10, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Pruitt was born in Wilmington on Dec. 21, 1940, son of the late Willard E. Pruitt Jr. and Marion (Marvel) Pruitt. He...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:20am

Jacqueline “Jackie” T. Rogers, 77

Jacqueline “Jackie” T. Rogers, 77, of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late Oliver A. and Ruth (Daye) Tingle.

She had been a...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:15am

Mary Elizabeth Scott, 73

Mary Elizabeth Scott, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, with her husband and family at her side.

Scott was born in Daviess County, Ky. on July 4, 1943, and was raised in...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:15am

Paul Kendall “Ken” Sharp Jr., 78

Paul Kendall “Ken” Sharp Jr., 78, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del.

He was born in Wilmington on March 11, 1939, son of the...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:04am

Leslie C. Shields, 44

Leslie C. Shields, 44, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Shields was born in Cheverly, Md., on May 14, 1972, to John Ridley Shields Jr. and Beverly Shields-Mahaffey. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, John Ridley...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:59am

Denver Lee Wootten, 85

Denver Lee Wootten, 85, of Milsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in the comfort of his home an his family.

He was born in Whitesville, Del., on Aug. 2, 1931 to the late Herman and Carrie Scott Wootten. In addition to...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:34am

Denver Lee Wootten, 85

Denver Lee Wootten, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in the comfort of his home and his family.

He was born in Whitesville, Del., on Aug. 2, 1931, to the late Herman and Carrie Scott Wootten. In addition...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:28am

Thomas M. Atkins, 75

Thomas M. Atkins, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was born in Millsboro on July 18, 1941, son of the late Jacob Atkins and Emma (Hitchens) Atkins. He...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:59am

Gracie P. Bailey, 78

Gracie P. Bailey, 78, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. Jesus had her come home on a beautiful sunny day to spend Easter with Him and her loving husband, Orville. Bailey was born in...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:58am

Hazel M. Baker, 87

Hazel M. Baker, 87, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born in Millsboro, Del., on May 1, 1929, to the late George W. and Ruth Bowden Dorey.

Baker was a homemaker and helped out with chickens and pigs on the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:55am

Mark John Sienkiewicz, 80

Mark John Sienkiewicz, 80, of Bear, Del., died on March 31, 2017, of complications from dementia and a broken hip.

He was born at home on his family’s farm in Dornsife, Pa., and attended a one-room grade school on the farm property. He...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:39am

Charles Bowden, 63

Charles Eugene Bowden, 63, of Frankford, Del., passed away at his residence on April 1, 2017, in the care of his family and the nurses of Compassionate Care Hospice. He was born on Oct. 4, 1953, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Charles L. Bowden...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:37am

Betty Jo Collins, 86

Betty Jo Collins, 86, of Millsboro, Del., went to be with her loved ones on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Ben and Cora Dorey.

She was a secretary, homemaker and his wife, which filled her life with joy. She...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:36am

Raymond ‘Ray’ Frank Cubbler, 88

Raymond ‘Ray’
Frank Cubbler, 88

Raymond “Ray” Frank Cubbler, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Montgomery County, Pa., and had...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:34am

Phyllis Long Donaway, 72

Phyllis Long Donaway, 72, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at her home. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., on July 21, 1944, daughter of the late Everett Lewis Gray Sr. and...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:33am

George D. Doxzen Jr., 67

George D. Doxzen Jr., 67, of Dagsboro, Del., died Monday, March 27, 2017, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late George D. Doxzen Sr. and Violet R. (Brooks) Doxzen.

Doxzen retired from work as a safety engineer after 34...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:31am

Marie R. Fulton, 79

Marie R. Fulton, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Ridley Township, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Del.

Fulton was born in south Philadelphia...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:28am

Elizabeth R. ‘Bette’ (Bamburger) Brosnahan Hartman, 86

Elizabeth R. “Bette” (Bamburger) Brosnahan Hartman, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Maximilian Bamburger and Ruth Viola (Vinyard) Bamburger...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:26am

Denny Layton, 70

Denny Lee Layton, 70, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of his long-time companion, Clara Wootten, and the Delaware Hospice, at his home. He was born on Dec. 2, 1946, to the late Jacob Layton and Florence Ellen Jones Layton.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:24am

Ondera Jerome ‘O.J.’ Johnson Jr., 32

Ondera Jerome “O.J.” Johnson Jr., 32, was born on Sept. 12, 1984, to Tammy Maddox and Ondera Johnson Sr. He peacefully entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Johnson obtained his education at North...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:21am

Margaret Ellen Massey, 85

Margaret Ellen Massey, also known as “Sis,” departed her life on March 24, 2017, at the age of 85, in her home in Frankford, Del.

In her younger days, Massey did a lot of fieldwork, working for Bob Gray and Ellen McGee. She was also...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:20am