Obituaries


Michael Daniel Veith, 60

Michael Daniel Veith, 60, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Dec. 14, 2011, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Veith was born in Washington, D.C., to Anthony Joseph Veith and Ann Marie (Scanlon) Veith. He attended Blessed Sacrament...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:04am

William B. Warrington Jr., 78

William B. Warrington Jr., 78, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Dec. 18, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Clarksville, Del., Warrington graduated from Lord Baltimore School in 1951. He joined the Merchant Marines,...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:03am

Virgil M. Cave, 77

Virgil M. Cave, 77, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Born in Glady, W.Va., Cave was a member of the Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, Del., the American Legion in Dagsboro,...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 2:57am

Virgil M. Cave, 77

Virgil M. Cave, 77, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Born in Glady, W.Va., Cave was a member of the Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, Del., the American Legion in Dagsboro,...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 2:29am

Hurley Littleton, 88

Hurley Littleton, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Ocean View, Del., Littleton was a custodian at Indian River High School, having retired in 1985. He was also a...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 2:28am

Donald T. Moore Sr., 82

Donald T. Moore Sr., 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at home, with his family at his side.
Moore began an active and productive life when he entered the U.S. Coast Guard at age 17. He married in 1951 and moved to Wilmington,...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 2:28am

Donald M. Parsons, 81

Donald M. Parsons, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Born in Milford and raised in Bridgeville, Del., Parsons was a farmer and poultry grower. He served on the Dagsboro...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 2:27am

Thomas E. Seitz Sr., 89

Thomas E. Seitz Sr., 89, of Bishopville, Md., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Born in Baltimore, Seitz had been a cable splicer for Baltimore Gas & Electric,...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 2:23am

Nancy Ellen Adkins, 76

Nancy Ellen Adkins, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born in Bishopville, Md. on Jan. 1, 1935, Adkins was a proud homemaker. Her life was her...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:52am

Anne C. Driscoll, 87

Anne C. Driscoll, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.

Driscoll worked as an accountant for the family construction business. She was a member of St. Michael’s and Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church. She was a...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:51am

Alfred H. “Pete” Dukes, 83

Alfred H. “Pete” Dukes, 83, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

Born in Dagsboro, Del., Dukes was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1946 to 1948. Pete retired in 1988 as an accountant and...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:50am

Verma A. Garris, 69

Verma A. Garris, 69, of Oak Orchard, Del., passed away Nov. 29, 2011, surrounded by her family at the Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro.

Garris is remembered as a beloved lady, who was devoted to her family,...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:49am

Michael C. Gichner, 57

Michael C. Gichner, 57, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at his home.

Gichner, also known as “Mr. Mike,” was born in Washington, D.C. He was the owner and operator of Mike...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:48am

Shirley M. Gurecki, 88

Shirley M. Gurecki, 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at her home.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Gurecki was a member at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach. She and her...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:47am

Fontana Keller, 73

Fontana Keller, 73, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Mitchellville, Md., and Alexandria, Va., passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

A celebration of her life is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:46am

William M. “Bill” Kirby Jr., 48

William M. Kirby Jr., 48, of Clarksville, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Kirby was a graduate of Indian River High School who served in the U.S. Navy and was deployed into the Persian Gulf....

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:45am

Norma Violet Olson, 93

Norma Violet Olson, 93, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Nov. 22, 2011, at Calbert Nursing Home in southern Maryland.

Born in Duluth, Minn., Olson had also lived in Chicago, Ill. And the Washington, D.C., area, before moving to the Eastern...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:44am

Faye Heffley Regan, 93

Faye Heffley Regan, 93, of Washington, D.C. and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away at her home in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10, 2011, after a brief illness.

Born in Johnstown, Pa., Regan moved to Washington in 1930. She graduated from...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:43am

Clinton H. Scott, 87

Clinton H. Scott, 87, of Willards, Md., passed away Dec. 2, 2011, at Berlin Nursing Home.

Born in Whaleyville, Md. Scott was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a heavy...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:37am

Nora Paris, 92

Nora Paris, 92, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Del.

Born in Ireland, Paris was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, where she was part of...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:01am

Peter Djakovich Sr., 89

Peter Djakovich Sr., 89, of Milton, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., after a brief illness.

Born in Brownsville, Pa., Djakovich was known to...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:01am

Laura ‘Lolly’ Hudson, 66

Laura “Lolly” Hudson, 66, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at her home.
Hudson was a 1963 graduate of Lord Baltimore High School in Ocean View. She worked for G&E Hocker’s supermarket for 19 years, retiring in 1999...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:00am

Laurel J. Tapman Jr., 87

Laurel J. Tapman Jr., 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at his son’s home in Laurel, Del., on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.

Born in Bullbeger, Va., Tapman spent his entire life on the Eastern Shore, except...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 1:59am

Dorothy M. (Marker) Knott Waller, 87

Dorothy M. (Marker) Knott Waller, 87, of Lewes and Milford, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Milford Center in Milford, surrounded by her loving family.

Waller was born and raised in the area of Marcus Hook, Linwood and...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 1:58am

William S. Wisniewski Jr., 59

William S. Wisniewski Jr., 59, of Ocean View, Del., passed away at his home Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.
Born in Wilmington, Del., Wisniewski received his associate’s degree from the University of Delaware and worked for New Castle County for...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 1:57am

Gene Collingsworth, 85

Gene Collingsworth, 85, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2011, at his home, after a brief stay in hospice.

Collingsworth was born in Virginia but came to the Baltimore area as a child. He was a World War II veteran...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 2:05am

Gary M. Garland, 64

Gary M. Garland, 64, of Woodbine, Md., passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.

Born in Bethesda, Md., Garland proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also worked as a steamfitter and was an active member of the VFW. Garland was known to...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 2:04am

Joseph ‘Dick’ C. Truitt, 89

Joseph “Dick” C. Truitt, 89, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Whaleyville, Md., Truitt had been a farmer, painter and carpenter for many years. He was a life...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 2:03am

Marie B. Weaver, 83

Marie B. Weaver, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Ocean View, Del., and Hanover, Pa., passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Born in Hanover, Pa., Weaver served as a waitress in many local...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 2:02am

Long & Foster names top agents for September

Dottie Wells, Broker for Long & Foster Real Estate’s Bethany Beach office, recently announced the office’s top agents for September 2011.

The top listing agent was Laurie Shelton. The top listing and top producing team was the Karen...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:49am

Alexander H. Covelesky, 91

Alexander H. Covelesky, 91, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Renaissance Health Center in Millsboro.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Covelesky was a retired rigger for Sunship and Dry Dock Company...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:26am

Ivah J. Hastings, 88

Ivah J. Hastings, 88, of Milford, Del., passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

Hastings worked as a receptionist for the Sussex Countian newspaper for 21 years, retiring in September 1988. She attended St. John’s United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:25am

Charles W. ‘Chuck’ Kelley, 75

Charles W. “Chuck” Kelley, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Newark, Del., Kelley was a graduate of Newark High School and a...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:24am

Thelma J. Pomeroy, 90

Thelma J. Pomeroy, 90, of Pittsville, Md., passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Willards, Md., she worked at Pomeroy’s in Selbyville, Del., from the time she was married until...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:24am

Joanne N. Winchester, 72

Joanne N. Winchester, 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes on Oct. 31, 2011.

Born in Fitchburg, Mass., Winchester was a retired schoolteacher with 24 years of service at Shields Elementary School in the Cape...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:23am

Horace H. Best Sr., 86

Horace H. Best Sr., 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, with his family by his side.

Born in Whitesville, N.C., Best served as an underwater demolition expert in the U.S. Navy during World War II...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:29am

Michael J. Byrne, 73

Michael J. Byrne, 73, of Millville, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in Queens, N.Y., Byrne served in the U.S. Army before joining the U.S. Postal Service, where he worked for 35 years. After...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:29am

Marsha H. Ellingsworth, 58

H. Ellingsworth, 58, of Parsonsburg, Md. passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Salisbury, she had been an accountant for the former Showell Farms for 24 years. She was also a...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:28am

Rena Hickman Evans, 86

Rena Hickman Evans, 86, of Selbyville, Del. passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at home, as was her wish.

Born in Bishopville, Md., Evans retired from Baltimore Trust Company in Selbyville (now PNC) after a career of over 30 years.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 3:48am

Teddy C. Hawkins, 81

Teddy C. Hawkins, 81, of Selbyville, Del. passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Life Care At Lofland Park in Seaford.

Born in Salisbury, Hawkins had been a representative for the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Fund and retired...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 3:47am

Cecilia “Ce” Higgins, 87

Cecilia “Ce” Higgins, 87, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Brookland, Washington, D.C., passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Born in London, England, Higgins served during World War II as a...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 3:46am

Virginia I. Noll, 90

Virginia I. Noll, 90, of Angola by the Bay, Lewes, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

Born in Greenville, S.C., Noll was educated at Greenville High School and Furman University. She was a...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 3:45am

Douglas L. Pyle, 50

Douglas L. Pyle, 50, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.
Born in Wilmington, Del., Pyle was self-employed and worked in landscaping and construction. He was known to enjoy fishing, boating, hunting and...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 3:44am

Joanne N. Winchester, 72

Joanne N. Winchester, 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes on Oct. 31, 2011.

Born in Fitchburg, Mass. Winchester was a retired school teacher with 24 years of service at Shields Elementary School. She was...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 3:44am

Evelyn G. (Andrews) Gardiner, 78

Evelyn G. (Andrews) Gardiner, 78, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., passed away peacefully at her residence Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Ridgely, Md., and later raised in Eddystone, Pa.,...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:57am

Harold A. Hicks Jr.

Harold A. Hicks Jr., of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Oct. 20, 2011, at his home.

Hicks was a World War II veteran and an engineer for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:56am

William A. Rittenhouse Jr., 60

William A. Rittenhouse Jr., 60, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

Born in Norristown, Pa., Rittenhouse was employed at Invista in Seaford, Del., where he began his career in 1974 with the DuPont...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:56am

Fhillip J. Wilkerson, 19

Fhillip J. Wilkerson, 19, of Seaford, Del., passed away Oct. 18, 2011, as result of an automobile accident, in which his brother, Freddy, was also seriously injured.

Wilkerson was remembered as a talented and loving young man, known to...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:55am

Eleanor Mae Williams, 86

Eleanor Mae Williams, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Glen Burnie, Md., passed away at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Oct. 20, 2011.

Born in Petersburg, W.Va., Williams was a member of the parish of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:54am

Francesco G. ‘Frank’ D’Ignoti, 63

Francesco G. “Frank” D’Ignoti, 63, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Bayhealth Medical Center in Milford, Del.

Born in Palermo, Italy, D’Ignoti grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., learning the restaurant business from the...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 6:05am