Obituaries


Hilda B. Bunting, 79

Hilda B. Bunting, 79, of Roxana, Del., died Saturday, June 18, 2011, in an auto accident near Millville, Del.

She was born in Friendship, Md., daughter of the late Harley and Minnie (Joseph) Baker. In addition to her parents, she was...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:23am

James Woodward Harris Sr., 71

James Woodward Harris Sr., 71, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011, surrounded by friends and family, after a brief stay at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Harris joined the...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:22am

Florence ‘Jeanne’ E. Hassell, 85

Florence “Jeanne” E. Hassell, 85, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Hassell worked at Candy Kitchen for 20 years. She was also a member of the Ocean City...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:21am

Nancy Comfort Gunn, 83

Nancy Comfort Gunn, 83, of Lewes and Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Fairfax, Va., and Washington, D.C., passed away peacefully on June 7, 2011, at her residence at Cadbury at Lewes.

Born in Washington, D.C., Gunn graduated from Ohio...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:12am

Loretta D. Hassell, 98

Loretta D. Hassell, 98, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at her home.

Born in Ocean View, Del., Hassell enjoyed going to the Pyle Senior Center in Roxana, Del., and attending...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:11am

Esther M. Hudson, 91

Esther M. Hudson, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2011.

Born and raised in Millsboro, Hudson worked for more than 40 years at the Farmer’s Bank of Delaware, holding numerous positions, including assistant...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:11am

Lavinia Elizabeth McCabe, 70

Lavinia Elizabeth McCabe, 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 6, 2011.

Born in Lewes, Del., McCabe was remembered as a strong, hard-working and caring person and a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known to enjoy...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:10am

Dorothy I. Osman, 87

Dorothy I. Osman, 87, of Mifflintown, Pa., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away at the Brookline Manor Nursing Home in Mifflintown, Pa., on June 6, 2011.

Born in Hagerstown, Md., Osman was a homemaker, avid reader and gardener. She is...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:09am

Norman B. Sugrue, 70

Norman B. Sugrue, 70, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011, at Cadbury at Lewes.

Sugrue attended St. Johns High School in Washington, D.C., and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Georgetown University....

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:07am

Dolores M. Miller, 83

Dolores M. Miller, 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Born in Granite City, Ill., Miller served in the Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad and Foster Grandparents Program. Miller was remembered...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:07am

William Edward Blackburn Sr., 82

William Edward Blackburn Sr., 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 13, 2011.

Born in Bluefield, W.Va., Blackburn worked as a shift supervisor for Delmarva Power at the Indian River Power Plant for 34 years. He served in the...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:06am

Jack Hickman, 78

Jack Hickman, 78, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Bayard, Del., Hickman was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 3:19am

John T. Cantwell, 52

John T. Cantwell, 52, of Millsboro, Del. passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011. Cantwell was born on July 7, 1958, in Easton, Md. He was a warehouse manager for Mediacom before retiring due to health reasons.

Cantwell was a former member of...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 3:18am

Lillie M. Clark, 96

Lillie M. Clark, 96, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Milford, Del., passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Clark was a nurse’s aide for many years at Beebe Medical Center and Kent General Hospital.

Clark was preceded in death by her...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:51pm

Ebie Layton Sr., 67

Ebie Layton Sr., 67, of Laurel, Del., passed away on May 24, 2011, surrounded by loving and devoted family.

Born in Berlin, Md., Layton was known as a multitalented man, working as a carpenter and poultry grower. He made and sold tables,...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:51pm

Alfred Arthur Mousley Jr., 86

Alfred Arthur Mousley Jr., 86, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at his residence.

Born in Wilmington, Del., Mousley was a World War II veteran. He opened and operated a plumbing and HVAC company from 1956 until his...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:50pm

Janet Ann Paquin, 79

Janet Ann Paquin, 79, of Milton, Del., formerly of Glenn Dale, Md., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Paquin was born in Baltimore, Md., to John Kruger Jr. and M. Myrtle Clark Kruger. She was raised in Washington, D.C., and...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:50pm

Opal Cornelius Sutphin, 95

Opal Cornelius Sutphin, 95, of Rehoboth Beach, Del, formerly of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
Sutphin was born in Pulaski, Va., and his proudest...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:49pm

John L. Reider Jr., 76

John L. Reider Jr., 76, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Born in Middle River, Md., Reider had been a contractor for many years and was a member and past-president of the...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:48pm

Dr. Gerald W. Albright, 79

Dr. Gerald W. Albright, 79, of South Bethany, Del., passed away at his home in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., on Saturday, May 28, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Born in Lafayette, Minn., Albright received his doctoral degree in 1957...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:48pm

Frank W. Bernschein, 89

Frank W. Bernschein, 89, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at home.

Bernschein had been an inspector for the City of Baltimore. He was a member of Alhambra, Knights of Columbus and the...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:05am

Vera Wildig Blaser, 82

Vera Wildig Blaser, 82, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of New York, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in her home.

Blaser had a long career as a commercial artist, painting mannequins for many of New York’s finest...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:05am

Edwin Thomas Moran Sr., 79

Edwin Thomas Moran Sr., 79, of Milton, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Moran was a machinist for Western Electric for approximately 30 years, retiring in 1979. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, stationed...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:04am

James Morgan Proudfoot, 89

James Morgan Proudfoot, 89, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Grafton, W.Va., died Monday evening, May 16, 2011, at the Renaissance Rehabilitation Center, after a well-fought battle with complications from a stroke.

Proudfoot graduated from...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:03am

Thomas L. Smith, 93

Thomas L. Smith, 93, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Smith was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:02am

Marguerite Dorothy Yack, 75

Marguerite Dorothy Yack, 75, of Bethany Beach, Del., and Ashburn, Va., and formerly of Jersey City, N.J., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2011, at Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Va., surrounded by her family.

Yack,...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:01am

Shirley M. Culbert, 75

Shirley M. Culbert, 75, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Nazareth, Pa., and Kunckletown, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Bartonsville, Pa.

Culbert and her husband, Frank, owned and operated the 57 Hotel in Kunckletown, Pa., for...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:57am

Charles J. Sebold, 81

Charles J. Sebold, 81, died quietly in his home in Millsboro, Del., on May 17, 2011.

Sebold retired from the federal government as a program analyst at the headquarters of the U.S. Marine Corps in Arlington, Va. He had also worked for the...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:56am

Grace Ann Gilgore, 74

Grace Ann Gilgore was born March 6, 1937, and died at 74 years young. She was remembered as being the most gorgeous and precious angel in the world, taking the greatest and final adventure of her life and joining her husband and the other angels...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:56am

James E. Bartleson Sr., 82

James E. Bartleson Sr., 82, of Georgetown, Del. passed away peacefully at his home on May 20, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Born in Wildwood, N.J. on July 16, 1928, he was the son of the late Richard and Henrietta (Toner) Bartleson. He...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:55am

John Anderson Rowlee, 80

John Anderson Rowlee, 80, of Ocean View, Del., passed away at his late residence on Thursday, May 19, 2011. He was born on Aug. 17, 1930, in Penn Township, Pa.

Rowlee was retired from Alcolac Chemical in Baltimore, Md., where he had been...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:52am

Randolph ‘Randy’ Dabney Sr., 61

Randolph “Randy” Dabney Sr., 61, of South Bethany, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., from complications of pancreatic cancer.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Dabney taught eighth...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 8:35am

William S. ‘Billy’ Rhodes, 51

William S. “Billy” Rhodes, 51, of Long Neck, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at home. He was born Oct. 25, 1959, in Steelton, Pa. He was a 1977 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 8:34am

Trudy Meserve Bryan, 68

Trudy Meserve Bryan, 68, of Bethany Beach, Del., and Abilene, Kansas, died May 16, 2011, at Beebe Hospital after a battle with lung cancer.

Bryan’s career took her from Capitol Hill and the EPA in Washington, D.C., to the DuPont Company,...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 4:01am

Alma Katherine Gabriel, 84

Alma Katherine Gabriel, 84, of Fenwick Island, Del., and formerly of Ocean City and Cambridge, Md., passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.
Gabriel and her husband, James, owned and operated...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 4:01am

Margaret Mohn ‘Peggy’ Gibson, 75

Margaret Mohn “Peggy” Gibson, 75, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011.

Gibson was a retired third-grade school teacher for East Goshen Elementary in West Chester, Pa. She was a classic...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 4:00am

Jack F. Helferstay Sr., 75

Jack F. Helferstay Sr., 75, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Helferstay was a steam fitter for Local 486. He enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond F. and...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:59am

Viaetta M. Long, 87

Viaetta M. Long, 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her home.

Long had been a teller at the former Frankford National Bank in Frankford, Del. After leaving the bank, she and her husband, Josh, were poultry growers...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:59am

Louis Arthur Lynch, 85

Louis Arthur Lynch, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Lynch was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:58am

Dean W. McCabe, 78

Dean W. McCabe, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin.

McCabe and his wife owned and operated the former Shoe Mart in Selbyville. He was a member of the Selbyville...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:57am

Patricia Kitchen Muzik, 57

Patricia Kitchen Muzik, 57, of Frankford, Del., passed away May 12, 2011, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Muzik will be remembered as the best mom and friend in the world. She was an avid reader and loved to help others....

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:57am

Marion L. Owens, 87

Marion L. Owens, 87, of Millville, Del., and formerly of Rockville, Md., died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Owens had been a secretary for Montgomery County, Md., schools and was a member of St. Peter’...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:56am

Carolyn T. Ramsey, 78

Carolyn T. Ramsey, 78, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Ramsey was a registered nurse who worked in the nursery at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J. She was a member...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:55am

Viola B. Tingle, 76

Viola B. Tingle, 76, of Delmar, Md., formerly of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Tingle worked with her husband in their family business, Delmarva Sheet Metal,...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:53am

Nancy J. Wentzel, 65

Nancy J. Wentzel, 65, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Ephrata, Pa., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Wentzel was a retired K-Mart manager and worked a few summers for...

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:52am

Rose Marie Chabon, 81

Rose Marie Chabon, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
Chabon was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany BEach and...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:43am

Mary J. Cobaugh, 78

Mary J. Cobaugh, 78, of Ocean View, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

A resident of Ocean View for the past 15 years, Cobaugh was formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., where she worked as a...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:42am

Patricia A. DiIenno, 72

Patricia A. DiIenno, 72, of Millsboro, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

DiIenno enjoyed a long career working for the Smith-Barney brokerage house in New Jersey. She was a devoted wife, mother and...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:41am

Peter M. Johnson, 36

Peter M. Johnson, 36, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Johnson was a stocker for the Harris Teeter grocery store in Selbyville and a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Selbyville. He served in the...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:40am

Thomas G. Kane, 86

Thomas G. Kane, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2011.

Kane served in the United States Army in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II, where he earned and received a Bronze Star for bravery. He was employed by the...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:39am