Obituaries


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

Doris Louise Newsome, 48

Doris Louise Newsome, 48, of Charaw, S.C., passed away on April 21, 2011.

A funeral service was scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Watson Funeral Home; 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends could call after 10...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:38am

Catherine M. Northam, 88

Catherine M. Northam, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro.

Northam was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Northam; and brother, Orlando...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:37am

L. Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Radish, 83

L. Gertrude “Trudy” Radish, 83, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011, at John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Radish worked as a waitress for local restaurants, such as Sam’s and Bob’s Diner, both in Millsboro, Del. She was also a candy...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:33am

Makayla Mache Snead, 4

Makayla Mache Snead, 4, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

A funeral service was scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2011, with burial at the adjoining church cemetery.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:32am

Aristides Peter ‘Steve’ Stamus, 87

Aristides Peter ‘Steve” Stamus, 87, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Harbor Health Care of Lewes, Del.
Stamus joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and served on the...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:31am

Evelyn T. Brinker, 93

Evelyn T. Brinker, 93, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Brinker was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Eva (Ravis) Thomas; husband, James Anthony Brinker; and daughter,...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:27am

Matthew Bryan Clark, 23

Matthew Bryan Clark, 23, of Greenwood, Del., passed away on April 29, 2011.

Clark was a member of Antioch AME Church in Frankford, Del., and also attended Lifeway Church of God in Bridgeville, Del. He was a delightful, playful and beloved...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:25am

Howard Cleaver, 84

Howard Cleaver, 84, of Clarksville, Del., passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes, Del.

Cleaver worked for his father for many years, at Walter E. Cleaver and Sons Mason Contractors....

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:24am

Robert O. ‘Bob’ Clower, 75

Robert O. “Bob” Clower, 75, of Fenwick Island, Del., died suddenly Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.
Clower worked for Delmarva Power & Light in Wilmington for 19 years. He moved to Fenwick Island in the...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:23am

Whitney James Dough, 90

The Rev. Whitney James Dough, 90, of Harmony N.C., passed away peacefully at the Gordon Hospice House, Statesville, N.C.
Dough served in the U.S. Army during World War II, playing in the Army Band. In 1970, he and Dr. Herb Bowdin launched a...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:22am

Barbara J. Huber, 66

Barbara J. Huber, 66, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Huber is survived by her daughter, Abbygale DiVincenzo; son, James Heisler; grandchildren, Sierra and Janelle DiVincenzo...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:21am

Ada Marie Schlitter, 72

Ada Marie Schlitter, 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on April 26, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Linus.

A funeral service was scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2011, graveside, at Millsboro Cemetery in Millsboro....

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 4:21am

Virginia Marie Brown, 78

Virginia Marie Brown, 78, of Millsboro, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Virginia was a very active member of the Frankford Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Thrift Shop.

She was...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:09am

Aline E. Collins, 90

Aline E. Collins, 90, of Millsboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

Aline and her husband owned Collins Grocery and Garage between Dagsboro and Millsboro; Aline worked in the grocery department. She attended Delmarva...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:08am

Betty L. Magee, 81

Betty L. Magee, 81, of Selbyville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Delmar.

She and her husband, the late William H. “Bill” Magee, Jr., had owned and operated Bill’s Garage in Selbyville for 50...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:07am

Maretta Perry, 90

Maretta Perry, 90, of Millsboro, passed away peacefully at home with her family on April 22, 2011.

She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. She was a lovely lady devoted to her grandchildren and loved to kid around. She...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:06am

Harold W. Short, 67

Harold W. Short, 67, of Frankford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Lifecare at Lofland Park in Seaford.

Mr. Short was a supervisor at the DuPont Plant in Seaford. He was a former member of the Masons, Prince Hall #19 in...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:06am

Roseanne Beckman Wiedmann, 82

Roseanne Beckman Wiedmann, 82, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, in the company of her family.

She taught foreign language, and in 1988 was a warded Teacher of the Year by the Delaware Teachers of Foreign Languages...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:05am

Elizabeth M. ‘Betty’ Johnson, 66

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Johnson, 66, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

She was a retired jet fabricator for the Avtex Corporation, having made fiberglass fibers. Her...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 3:24am

Aaron S. ‘Rufus’ Morris “Rufus”, 72

Aaron S. “Rufus” Morris “Rufus”, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center.

Morris was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a TV technician working for Al’s TV in Dover...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 3:23am

Irene Elizabeth Murray, 88

Irene Elizabeth Murray, 88, formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del.

Murray was a homemaker for most of her life, but after her children were grown, she worked as a...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 3:22am

Eva B. (Forsstedt) Woerner, 89

Eva B. (Forsstedt) Woerner, 89, of Oak Orchard, Del., passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011.

Woerner was a homemaker and a cafeteria manager for the New Castle Colonial School District until she retired in 1972. She was a member of the...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 3:21am

Nancy J. (Marx) Appel

Nancy J. (Marx) Appel of Bethany Beach, Del., died April 7, 2011.

Appel was employed as an editor and publisher’s representative, and managed a building-maintenance business. She was a parishioner of St. Michael’s in Silver Spring, Md.,...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:12am

William R. ‘Bob’ Conaway, 82

William R. “Bob” Conaway, 82, of Ocean View, Del., passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, with his family by his side.

Conaway was a lifelong farmer who managed the Newton Farm in Bridgeville, Del. He graduated from the...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:11am

Robert M. Klein, 80

Robert M. Klein, 80, of Millsboro, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 28 and the VFW Post 7234 Mason Dixon...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:11am

Bette Melson Law, 89

Bette Melson Law, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, April 8, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

For approximately 40 years, Law partnered with her husband in a private franchise, Selbyville Electric. She was a member...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:10am

Dale ‘Marten’ Lewis Jr., 61

Dale ‘Marten’ Lewis Jr., 61, of Frankford, Del., died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at home with family, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was a veteran of the Coast Guard and was honorably discharged from the station in Boothbay Harbor...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:09am

Jessie James Rayne, 66

Jessie James Rayne, 66, of Bishopville, Md., departed this life on April 4, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Rayne attended William C. Jason High School before joining the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:08am

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Rickards Steele, 62

Margaret “Peggy” Rickards Steele, 62, of Fenwick Island, Del., and Dublin, Ohio, passed on to glory on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Kobacker house Hospice in Columbus, Ohio.
Steele owned and operated resort businesses in Fenwick Island....

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:08am

Lester James Wells Jr., 78

Lester James Wells Jr., 78, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

Wells farmed with his wife for more than 45 years. He was a hard worker and devoted to his family.

He...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:07am

Louise A. Cerino

Louise A. Cerino passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at her residence in the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del.
She is survived by one daughter, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was to be buried...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:01am

George D. Hitchens, 92

George D. Hitchens, 92, of Ocean View, Del., died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, Del.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and retired as a master sergeant after 20...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:00am

Lynn E. Hoye, 90

Lynn E. Hoye, 90, of Ocean View, Del., died recently at the Atria Independent Living Facility in Lantana, Fla.

Hoye was retired from the New York Telephone Company, where he worked for more than 30 years. He served as a flight engineer...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:59am

Timothy Martin Kates, 50

Timothy Martin Kates, 50, died at Christiana Hospital on Monday, March 28, 2011, from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday evening, March 27.
Kates was the owner of TK Construction Company and a member of the Ocean View...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:58am

Michele Lee ‘Mickey’ Reed, 53

Michele Lee “Mickey” Reed, 53, of Frankford, Del., died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Reed was preceded in death by her father, Harold L. Porter Jr., and son, Kevin Michael Reed. She is survived by...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:58am

Bernice Powell Talley, 86

Bernice Powell Talley, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Friday, April 1, 2011.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and was a retired pediatric nurse practitioner, having...

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:57am

Mary Prather DeChard, 82

Mary Prather DeChard, 82, of Sea Colony, near Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in the Delaware Hospice on March 24, 2011, after a brief illness.

While living in Sea Colony, DeChard was a member of the Lord Baltimore Women’s Club and...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:14pm

William F. ‘Bill’ Ciriacy Jr., 88

William F. “Bill” Ciriacy Jr., 88, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Sharon Hill, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

He was a veteran of...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:14pm

Helen E. Hill, 82

Helen E. Hill, 82, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Hill worked for Vlasic for about 10 years, but her real job was raising 10 children. She was a devoted mother and wife and enjoyed watching soap operas and Westerns...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:05pm

Joyce A. Lathbury, 76

Joyce A. Lathbury, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Lathbury worked in the egg hatchery for Townsends Inc. for 16 years...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:04pm

Charles ‘Buck’ Parker, 60

Charles “Buck” Parker, 60, of Pittsville, Md., passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter, Rhonda Murray, and son-in-law, Scott, of Dagsboro, with his children at his side.

Parker devoted his life to work and family. He spent 20...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:03pm

Donald V. Parker, 76

Donald V. Parker, 76, of Georgetown, Del., passed away, surrounded by his family, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
He was a vete
ran of the Korean War and was retired from the Delaware Department of...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:02pm

Brice A. Steele Sr., 71

Brice A. Steele Sr., 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, after a long illness.

Steele retired from the DuPont Company in Seaford, Del., and he enjoyed being with the...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:02pm

Frances E. Winward, 71

Frances E. Winward, 71, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at her home.
Winward retired from the Indian River School District after 18 years of service. She loved to read...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:01pm

Walter W. Worley, 74

Walter W. Worley, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at the Renaissance Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on March 16, 2011.
He was a retired truck driver, with 36 years of service with Yellow Freight. He loved fishing, was a...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:00pm