Obituaries


Michael ‘Mike’ Nee

Michael “Mike” Nee of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Fairfax, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, in Burke, Va., surrounded by his family, and gracious to the end.

Nee was the ultimate optimist in every situation and loved to tell a story...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:59pm

Madison E. Oals Jr., 79

Madison E. Oals Jr., 79, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Havre de Grace, Md., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Salisbury Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Salisbury, Md. Oals was an avid fisherman and a member of the East Sussex Moose Lodge...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:58pm

Grover Wright Phillips, 92

Grover Wright Phillips, 92, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Phillips began his career with the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from Amtrak as a passenger conductor after 41...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:57pm

John J. Stamm, 79

John J. Stamm, 79, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Baltimore County, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Stamm obtained registration as a professional engineer and practiced civil engineering and...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:56pm

Leanne L. Tingle, 42

Leanne L. Tingle, 42, of Westover, Md., formerly of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at home.

Tingle is survived by her parents, Prentice W. and Julia Ann (Pepper) Tingle of Selbyville; a sister, Nancy T. West of Selbyville...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:56pm

George A. Woods, 85

George A. Woods, 85, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Temple Hills, Md., passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.

Woods served with the Royal British Navy during World War II and moved to the United States in 1957. He was a...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:55pm

Larry H. Brasure, 79

Larry H. Brasure, 79, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Brasure had been a USDA poultry inspector, retiring after 25 years. He was a member of Sound United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:32am

John D. Heatwole, 78

John D. Heatwole, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family.
Heatwole was a Korean War veteran, having served in the...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:31am

Irene Marie Hudson, 77

Irene Marie Hudson, 77, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.

Hudson attended Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. She was a legal secretary for the Dean Betts law office for 20 years. She was an avid bowler,...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:30am

Joseph A. Hylinski Jr., 74

Joseph A. Hylinski Jr., 74, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Dec. 13, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

Hylinski was a member of St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church in Georgetown, Del., where he was a greeter for many years...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:29am

Ruth Clements Lingo, 81

Ruth Clements Lingo, 81, of Millsboro, Del., died on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., surrounded by her loving family.

Lingo was employed by the Indian River School District for 30 years; eight years as a...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:28am

Maxine D. Lynch, 78

Maxine D. Lynch, 78, of Selbyville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

In addition to her parents, Rodney and Helen (Rickards) Derrickson, Lynch was preceded in death by her husband,...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:28am

Albert H. Raymond Jr., 87

Albert H. Raymond Jr., 87, died at his home in Florida on Nov. 30, 2010.

Raymond was a devoted and loving husband who was an inspiration to all who knew him. He began his career as a co-op for IBM in Endicott, N.Y., and worked in Kingston...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:27am

A. Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Ronat, 85

A. Elizabeth “Betty” Ronat, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at her home.

Ronat was the first woman to graduate from Westminster College with a bachelor’s of science...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:26am

Carlette M. Rowan, 80

Carlette M. Rowan, 80, passed away peacefully at home, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Francis William Rowan; children and spouses, Bill and Trudie, Jim and Theresa, Pat, Tim and Beth, and Tina and Allen;...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:23am

Florence McAteer Barger, 64

Florence McAteer Barger, 64, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.
She was employed by Old Pro Golf in Ocean City, Md., as an artist.

Barger was preceded in death by her parents,...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:40am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

Linda P. ‘Dee’ Doughten, 64

Linda P. “Dee” Doughten, 64, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, after courageously fighting cancer for six and a half years.

Doughten worked as a school bus driver...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:37am

Oscar Lee Ford, 84

Oscar Lee Ford, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Selbyville, Del., and Roanoke, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at his home.

Ford served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, during World War II. He was the first president of the...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:36am

Donna “Momma Donna” Drexel Kahler, 75

Donna “Momma Donna” Drexel Kahler, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Kahler lived her life fully for the Lord as a servant to others. She faithfully attended Calvary...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:27am

Gregory J. ‘Greg’ Mountzalia, 90

Gregory J. “Greg” Mountzalia, 90, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at home.

Mountzalia was in the restaurant business most of his life and was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:25am

Russell Herts Selig, 87

Russell Herts Selig, 87, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Potomac, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his home in Bethany Beach, Del.
Selig was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:24am

Ralph James Sines, 73

Ralph James Sines, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Jessup, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at his home.

Sines retired as a maintenance manager, after 40 years of service, for Safeway Stores in Landover, Md.

Sines was...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:20am

Alma E. Sooy, 89

Alma E. Sooy, 89, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Seaford, Del., passed away on Nov. 30, 2010.

Sooy was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George E. Sooy. She is survived by three children, Kenneth G. Sooy Sr., Sandra L. Doan...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:20am

Marion B. Stauffer, 80

Marion B. Stauffer, 80, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Cheltenham, Pa., passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
Stauffer moved to the Lewes, Del., area in 1995 and became a member of the Lewes...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:19am

Lemuel E. Tyre, 76

Lemuel E. Tyre, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his children and grandson, William.

Lemuel served his country with the U.S. Army in Germany. After retiring...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:18am

Sally A. Walsh, 76

Sally A. Walsh, 76, of Ocean View, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, after a brief illness.

Walsh retired from the Maryland State Department of Education in 1995 and moved to Delaware in 2001. She became active in St. Ann’s Catholic...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:17am

Donna Lee Weller, 76

Donna Lee Weller, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Damascus and Hyattsville, Md., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
Weller is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jack...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:16am

James J. Aeckerle, 92

James J. Aeckerle, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Nov. 27, 2010, at Harrison House Nursing and Rehabilitation in Georgetown, Del.

Aeckerle retired from the City of Philadelphia’s streets department.

He was preceded in death by...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:12am

William ‘Bill’ Krauss, 42

William “Bill” Krauss, 42, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Nov. 28, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Krauss was known as a huge Eagles fan and loved to shoot pool. He was a great guy. He was preceded in death by his brother...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:11am

Emory S. McCabe Jr., 87

Emory S. McCabe Jr., 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

McCabe and his father owned and operated McCabe Blueberry Farm in Selbyville for 45 years. He was a member of Salem...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:10am

Mabel Elizabeth McCray, 92

Mabel Elizabeth McCray, 92, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Nov. 24, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, in Millsboro, Del.

McCray retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was very active in the church and worked...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:10am

Phillip H. Melson, 77

Phillip H. Melson, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lewes, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Melson was employed by the University of Delaware to captain their first marine research...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:09am

Ruth Alice Rowles, 72

Ruth Alice Rowles, 72, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Arlington, Va., died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at home.

Rowles had previously worked for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and also was a volunteer for the Friends of the...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07am

Robert B. Siegfried, 80

Robert B. Siegfried, 80, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Elkton, Md., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Siegfried worked at Chrysler Corporation for 30 years, retiring as general...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:06am

Margaret B. James, 88

Margaret B. James, 88, a longtime resident of Selbyville, Del., died Nov. 19, 2010, at the Methodist Country House in Greenville, Del.

She was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, primarily in Selbyville. A sweet and kind...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:18pm

David Lee Justice, 50

David Lee Justice, 50, of Roxana, Del., passed away at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the owner and operator of Just-Us Construction of Roxana. He enjoyed camping, four-wheeling with his...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:17pm

Glenn R. Shipley Sr., 52

Glenn R. Shipley Sr., 52, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.
Shipley enjoyed fishing and bowling, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and son, and was...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:17am

Isaiah C. Mumford, 96

Isaiah C. Mumford, 96, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at home.

He was one of the co-owners of Mumford Sheet Metal Works in Selbyville and worked there for more than 75 years. He was a life-long member of Zion United...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:16am

Rhonda Gayl Cowan Amendt, 37

Rhonda Gayl Cowan Amendt, 37, of Farmville, N.C., passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Amendt graduate from Indian River High School in Frankford, Del., and went on...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:16am

Jimmy E. Wooters, 48

Jimmy E. Wooters, 48, of Clarksville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
Wooters was a very hard worker who loved his family and friends. He was the type of person who would drop everything to help a loved one when needed. He...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:59am

Arthur R. Shuman Jr., 70

Arthur R. Shuman Jr., 70, of Fenwick Island, Del., a partner in the law firm of Scott and Shuman LLC, passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.

Shuman was one of the original founding members of the...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:58am

James Sherry Nist, 76

James Sherry Nist, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. After graduation from the College of Holy Cross, Nist served in the United States Marines. He retired to Bethany Beach after a career with IBM. He had a famous...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:58am

Russell Edward Jackson, 72

Russell Edward Jackson, 72, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Oct. 31, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He had been a poultry grower for Allen’s Family Foods. He enjoyed shooting pool, NASCAR, carpentry and making things. His...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:57am

Knowles Henry Hovington Sr., 85

Knowles Henry Hovington Sr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Hovington served his country as a United States Army soldier in World War II.

He...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:57am

Anna Mae Brittingham, 85

Anna Mae Brittingham, 85, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.She was a co-owner and the bookkeeper for Brittingham Associates and Sussex Suites LLC. Brittingham was known for her beautiful crocheting, afghans and other...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:56am

Dale Dewey Pusey, 62

Dale Dewey Pusey, 62, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at his home.

In addition to his parents, William Henry and Maggie May (Greenwalt) Pusey, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Merrill and Orill Pusey. He is...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:12am