Obituaries


Virgil G. Townsend Sr. 74

Virgil G. Townsend Sr., 74, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.
Townsend served in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Perdue in Showell, Md., as a...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:33am

Agnes Mae Taylor, 76

Agnes Mae Taylor, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Darlene.
Taylor attended the Bethel United Methodist Church, Gumboro, Del. She had many jobs over the years, as a cook, shirt-...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:32am

Jane A. Rexrode, 73

Jane A. Rexrode, 73, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Pottstown, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at her home.

She retired from Beebe Medical Center as a food nutritionist after 11...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:32am

Donald M. Hitchens, 70

Donald M. Hitchens, 70, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

After graduating from Stephen Decatur High School in 1958, Donald began his career in the military in the Army’s...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:31am

Mary D. Dunderdale, 90

Mary D. Dunderdale, 90, formerly of Delaware County, Pa., and recently of Millsboro, Del., died at the Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.

Dunderdale was a Presbyterian and retired from the A&P...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:31am

Alice C. DeMott, 80

Alice C. DeMott, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at her home.

DeMott was employed for 22 years by the Indian River School District, for which she served as the cafeteria manager for three years....

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:30am

Gladys E. Bunting, 101

Gladys E. Bunting, 101, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.
Bunting was a longtime member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville and in recent years divided her time...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:30am

Ronald Herman Brown, 75

Ronald Herman Brown, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

He was a Roman Catholic and retired from General Motors after serving in...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:29am

Henry Walton ‘Walt’ ‘Nothing Fancy’ Jones, 86

Henry Walton “Walt” “Nothing Fancy” Jones, 86, of Lewes, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. He served in World War II. During most of the 1950s, Jones was employed at DuPont Chemical, but he moved to Sussex County and...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 8:50am

Glenn Meredith Brown Sr., 83

Glenn Meredith Brown Sr., 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Brown was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy from...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 8:48am

Atilla Art Antal, 57

Atilla Art Antal, 57, of Washington, D.C., Bethany Beach, Del., Pompano Beach, Fla., and Big Bend, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.

Antal was a successful small-business owner in Bethany Beach since 1974; a degreed accountant...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 8:48am

John F. ‘Jack’ Stewart, 80

John F. “Jack” Stewart, 80, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Arlington, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at his home.
Stewart’s prayer was: “Dear Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and shut it when I’ve said enough.”

He is...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:37am

Barbara Todd Smith, 81

Barbara Todd Smith, 81, of Henlopen Acres, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Smith taught for 36 years in the Cape Henlopen School District,...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:36am

Maxine V. Long Sharp, 72

Maxine V. Long Sharp, 72, of Milton passed away peacefully, at her home, while surrounded by her family and friends on Oct. 3, 2010.
Sharp had retired from the International Paper Co. after 30 years. She was a member of the Shiloh Community...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:34am

Gary Lee Mitchell, 59

Gary Lee Mitchell, 59, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del.

Mitchell was a self-employed poultry grower, operating a farm for the last 30 years. He was a member of Carey’s United...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:31am

Orlando W. Lewis, 85

Orlando W. Lewis, 85, of Roxana, Del., died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at home.

He was a self-employed businessman who enjoyed his family. He attended The River Wesleyan Church in Roxana and Emmanuel Wesleyan Church in Salisbury, Md. He was...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:28am

Norman D. Hudson, 87

Norman D. Hudson, 87, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:27am

Andrew Grim, 26

Andrew Grim, 26, of Dagsboro, Del., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Birdsnest, Va., from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
“Andy’s life would seem too short to many, but those who knew him know those memories will last a...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:26am

Russell W. Frey, 95

Russell W. Frey, 95, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 76 years, Helen; three sons, Gerald, Thomas and Richard; sister, Myrtle; eight grandchildren;...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:24am

Jean M. Edwards, 78

Jean M. Edwards, 78, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Edwards was devoted to her family, placing her husband, children and grandchildren before anything else...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:22am

Imogene D. Xanten, 78

Imogene D. Xanten, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Kensington, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Xanten was employed as an executive secretary for the Department of the Navy for...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:03am

Norman E. Ward, 82

Norman E. Ward, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.
Ward worked for 42 years in the oil delivery business for Nutter Marvel and William Pepper. He loved rabbit and squirrel...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:02am

Andrew Grim, 26

Andrew Grim, 26, of Dagsboro, Del., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Birdsnest, Va., from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
“Andy’s life would seem too short to many, but those who knew him, know those memories will last a...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:02am

George E. Green, 90

George E. Green, 90, of Roxana, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died on Sept. 13, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.
Green was a retired crane operator for the Civilian Conservation Corps and the U.S. Army, reporting for duty on...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:01am

Nancy Czekalski, 82

Nancy DeRosa Czekalski, 82, of Selbyville, Del., passed from life on Sept. 19, 2010.

Czekalski is survived by her daughters, AnnMarie Kominski and Geri Clark; a son, Kenneth Kominski; brother, Anthony DeRosa; sister, Jean Russo; three...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:00am

Sylvia ‘Jennie’ Santiago

Sylvia ‘Jennie’ Santiago of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus The Christ, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and D. Lynwood Taylor; sister, Priscilla Snell; and...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:48am

Preston James Mumford, 87

Preston James Mumford, 87, of Frankford, Del., departed this life on Sept. 20, 2010.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in which he received many ribbons and was released with an honorable discharge. He was employed at Showell...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:46am

Laura C. Layton, 86

Laura C. Layton, 86, of Frankford, Del., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.

Layton was a homemaker and a poultry farmer and an active member of St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Del.,...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:45am

L. Imogene ‘Jean’ Grover, 86

L. Imogene “Jean” Grover, 86, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Sunrise of Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Va.

Grover had been an administrative assistant for the Department of Defense for many years....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:45am

George E. Godfrey, 93

George E. Godfrey, 93, of Berlin, Md., formerly of Clarksville, Del., passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.
He was a retired poultry technician. He was also a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Doric Lodge #30 A.F. & A.M. of Millville,...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:44am

Joseph F. ‘Joe’ McHugh, 80

Joseph F. “Joe” McHugh, 80, longtime mayor of Bethany Beach, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

McHugh served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years, with the rank of...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:44am

Joseph (Joe) F. McHugh, 80

Joseph (Joe) F. McHugh, 80, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years with the rank of Captain. After 34 years of service, he retired...

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 4:58am

Deanna Victoria Whitmore, 40

Deanna Victoria Whitmore, 40, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, June 21, 2010, at her home. She was a devoted and loving mother and will never be forgotten by her family and friends.

Whitmore was preceded in death by her...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:05am

Mary Sullivan Smith, 94

Mary Sullivan Smith, 94, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of South Orange, N.J., died Sept. 9, 2010. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange, N.J.

Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Smith, and her brother...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:04am

David M. Robinson Jr., 81

David M. Robinson Jr., 81, of Cudjoe Key, Fla., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

After leaving high school in 1946 to serve in the U.S. Navy, Robinson attended the...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:03am

Ginger Ann Tyre Heaton, 42

Ginger Ann Tyre Heaton, 42 of Easley, S.C., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident.

In addition to her parents, Earl William and Jean Quigley Tyre, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elijah and...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:03am

Josephine ‘Jo’ A. Graves, 80

Josephine “Jo” A. Graves, 80, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at her home.

Graves retired in 1998 from the American Speech Language...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:01am

William W. Collins Jr., 84

William W. Collins Jr., 84, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

After serving in Italy during World War II, Collins graduated from Goldy-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. He...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:58am

Cmdr. William A. Carter, 91

Cmdr. William A. Carter, U.S. Naval Reserves, Ph.D., 91, of Millsboro, passed away at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, in the presence of his family.

Carter served his country during World War II...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:54am

Ruth E. Braun, 86

Ruth E. Braun, 86, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

She was employed as a lab technician for Proctor & Gamble in Baltimore, Md.,...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:54am

Glen Leland Wilson, 80

Glen Leland Wilson, 80, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Sterling Park, Va., passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del.

Wilson was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during the...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:19am

Doris H. Smith, 87

Doris H. Smith, 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.

She and her late husband, Preston G. Smith, owned Smitty’s Radio and TV in Selbyville for more than 30 years. She was a...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:18am

Carole Caldwell Reynolds, 65

Carole Caldwell Reynolds, 65, of Selbyville, Del., died at her home Friday, Aug. 20, 2010.
Reynolds retired in 2004 from Gore and Associates of Elkton, Md., where she received “Excellent” and “Distinguished” ratings during her employment....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:18am

Joan Pusey Powell, 77

Joan Pusey Powell, 77, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at the St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colo.

Powell was a special-needs assistant for many years. She was a great,...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:17am

Milton H. Murray, 94

Milton H. Murray, 94, of Haverford, Pa., formerly of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Aug. 20, 2010, at the Westgate Nursing Home in Haverford, Pa.

Murray was a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Army, for which he worked in the...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:16am

Elsie Mae Lynch, 102

Elsie Mae Lynch, 102, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro.

Lynch was a poultry grower for Townsends Inc. for most of her life, before retiring in...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:16am

Michael W. Kelly Jr., 67

Michael W. Kelly Jr., 67, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at home.
Kelly retired from Perdue Farms, where he served as the plant manger in Salisbury, Md. and Georgetown, Del. He had previously worked for...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:15am

Earlis B. ‘Butchie’ Hall Jr., 50

Earlis B. “Butchie” Hall Jr., 50, of Georgetown, Del., departed this life on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., after a long illness.

During his life, Hall worked several jobs, most recently as a cook at...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:15am

Aldon D. Hall, 99

Aldon D. Hall, 99, of Clarksville, Del. was called home to his eternal rest on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
He was a hard worker and owned his own lawn care business before retiring. Hall was a longtime member of Union Wesley United Methodist...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:14am

William ‘Bill’ Mitchell Gray, 75

William “Bill” Mitchell Gray, 75, of Bishopville, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at home.
He was a lifetime farmer and co-owner and operator of Gray’s Produce for more than 30 years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.William "Bill" Mitchell...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:12am