Obituaries


Outstanding Indian--Garrett Casale

Indian River catcher Garrett Casale got things rolling for the his team this past Tuesday, as they trailed Dover, 1-0. Casale’s hit towards first base in the bottom of the third, accompanied by an error on the Sentors’ part, set the pace for the...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:54pm

Katherine “Kathy” Anderson, 53

Katherine “Kathy” Anderson, who would have been 54 on March 27, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

She was best known for always having a smile and a good word to say about everyone. She was always there...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:38pm

Lillian Jane Bach, 77

Lillian Jane Bach, 77, of Millsboro, De., formerly of Royersford, Pa., died on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, De.
Lillian was a retired homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:37pm

Ellen G. Boss, 85

Ellen G. Boss, 85, of Selbyville, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Renaissance Health Care in Millsboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Margaret (Taylor) Cavill, and her husband, Bernard L. Boss, Sr. She is survived...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:36pm

Joseph Jay Carter, 60

Joseph Jay Carter, 60, of Ocean View, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

He had been a bridge toll taker for the State of Maryland and a member of the East Sussex Moose Lodge...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:35pm

Robert M. “Bob” Collins, 77

Robert M. “Bob” Collins, 77, of Lewes, De., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran and later became a member of American Legion Post #28 of Oak Orchard. He...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:35pm

Ulysses H. “Les” Hickman, 57

Ulysses H. “Les” Hickman, 57, of Gumboro, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

He was a maintenance mechanic for Perdue Farms in Salisbury.

He was preceded in death by...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:34pm

Margaret M. “Peggy” O’Brien, 81

Margaret M. “Peggy” O’Brien, 81, of Lewes and formerly of Forestville, Md., passed away on March 16, 2011, at home.

Peggy worked for the U.S. Census Bureau for 20 years before she retired. She loved spending time with her family,...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:33pm

Rebecca E. Jarvis, 69

Rebecca E. Jarvis, 69, of Laurel, died Friday, March 11, 2011.

She worked with her husband for 38 years as a painting contractor before retirement in 2004.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Edward J. Jarvis of Laurel;...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:32pm

Henry D. Street, 94

Henry D. Street, 94, of Millsboro, De., passed peacefully on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the home of his niece, Veronica Lee Williams.

He was a long distance truck driver for Preston Trucking Company. He was an avid Harley Davidson...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:29pm

John Gregory Osborne, 47

John Gregory Osborne, 47, of Laurel, passed away with his fiancée, Melody Ann Young as the result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

John owned and operated John’s Odd Jobs of Laurel, De. He enjoyed any activity...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:28pm

Marianne P. Swartz, 64

Marianne P. Swartz, 64, of Harbeson, De., passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family on Monday, March 14, 2011.

Marianne was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:27pm

Delores “Dee” A. Townsend, 74

Delores “Dee” A. Townsend, 74, of Ocean View, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 21, 2011.

Dee worked for C.B.N. in Washington, D.C. She retired to Delaware and did work for the Lord. She enjoyed ministering at nursing homes...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:26pm

Vivian Elaine Cannon, 61

God called home Vivian Elaine Cannon, 61, on the evening of March 4, 2011.

Cannon was a seamstress, a loving grandmother and a wonderful cook. As petite and feisty as she was, she was strict in her ways but was always loving and forgiving...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:41am

Betty L. Disharoon, 84

Betty L. Disharoon, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Before her retirement, she and her husband, Herbert, owned and operated Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper in Dagsboro...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:40am

Estrel Thomas Foreman, 79

The Most Rev. Estrel Thomas Foreman, 79, of Suffolk, Va., departed this life on Friday, March 11, 2011.

In 1967, Foreman founded the Greater Faith Temple Church COGIC Inc., in which he was a bishop. “He was an inspirational and vigilant...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:39am

Helen M. Frey, 99

Helen M. Frey, 99, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Harrison Senior Living Nursing Home in Snow Hill, Md.

Frey was a member of Dagsboro Church of Christ, the order of the Eastern Star and the Indian River...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:39am

Helen M. Korab, 83

Helen M. Korab, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Flemington, N.J., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Korab was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad. She...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:38am

Charles J. Hickman, 90

Charles J. Hickman, 90, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, March 11, 2011, at the home of his sister in Selbyville, Del.

Hickman was a carpenter, a farmer and a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was also a charter...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:37am

Thomas M. Reihm III, 74

Thomas M. Reihm III, 74, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Pacific Grove, Calif., died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

He retired from the U.S. Army in 1978 as a master-sergeant and then was a...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:36am

Connie D. Wharton, 39

Connie D. Wharton, 39, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on March 2, 2011.

Wharton loved movies and working on the farm with her husband. She was a graduate of DelTech, with a major in poultry science. She was a loving wife and mother who...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:51am

John W. Rooney, 69

John W. Rooney, 69, of Frankford, Del., formerly of New Jersey, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Rooney retired from Warren Distributing in Flanders, N.J., after 20 years. He served in many government, civic and...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:51am

Diana H. Lynch Huntington, 64

Diana H. Lynch Huntington, 64, of Roxana, Del., passed away on March 4, 2011.

She was a member of the Blackwater Fellowship Church and a 40-year member of the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary, and will be sincerely missed by...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:50am

Norris L. Bunting, 85

Norris L. Bunting, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, at his home.

Bunting was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy. Norris started a career with the First National Bank of Dagsboro...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:49am

Geraldine H. Beckett, 81

Geraldine H. Beckett, 81, of Dover, Del., passed away on March 4, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Beckett had been a coordinator for the First State Community Action Program and was an active member of the VFW Ladies’...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:48am

Craig W. Banks, 61

Craig W. Banks, 61, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at his home on Thursday, March 3, 2011.

He was the owner of Shore Water Refining and Dagsboro Electric & Plumbing in Dagsboro.

Banks was preceded in death by his grandparents,...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:47am

Helen L. Atkinson, 87

Helen L. Atkinson, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Atkinson was a homemaker and in her later years worked for the Delaware Department of Parks and Recreation as...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 7:46am

Elmer W. Evans, 83

Elmer W. Evans, 83, of Roxana, Del., passed away on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Evans was a farmer, and later owned and operated a burial vault and monument business. He was a member of St. Matthews By-the...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:29am

David R. Grandinetti, 67

David R. Grandinetti, 67, formerly of Danbury, Conn., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family.

Grandinetti retired from the auto-repair business after owning and...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:28am

Suprenia Norwood Griffin, 45

Suprenia Norwood Griffin, 45, of Bridgeville, Del., departed this life on Feb. 25, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center, surrounded by her family, after a long illness.

Griffin was a member of the Living Word Christian Center in Laurel,...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:27am

Nancy T. Morris, 84

Nancy T. Morris, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at her home.

Morris worked for a number of years as a legal secretary. She enjoyed gardening, surf-fishing and...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:26am

Robert C. “Bob” Meyer, 90

Robert C. “Bob” Meyer, 90, passed peacefully at his home, overlooking Little Assawoman Bay and surrounded by family, on Feb. 25, 2011.

Meyer served in the Navy during World War II, enjoyed a 35-year career with DuPont and retired to...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:26am

Carole Ann (Harder) Robidoux, 72

Carole Ann (Harder) Robidoux, 72, died Feb. 18, 2011, in the comfort of her home. At the time of her death, she was in the care of her children, who were devoted to her in life and throughout her recent illness.

In addition to raising her...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:25am

Dawn H. Steen, 65

Dawn H. Steen, 65, of Laurel, Del., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 24, surrounded by her family.

Steen helped operate a grain, vegetable and poultry farm. She was a very hard worker and loved by many friends and family.

She was...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:24am

Betty A. Thomas, 81

Betty A. Thomas, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at her home.

She was a bookkeeper before her retirement.

In addition to her parents, Orville and Helen (...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 5:22am

Joyce Dennis, 79

Joyce Dennis, 79, of Frankford, Del., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.

She was a homemaker and former member of the Eastern Star and the VFW Auxiliary. She was also a life member of the Roxana...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:46am

William L. ‘Mr. Bill’ Gearhart, 72

William L. “Mr. Bill” Gearhart, 72, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

He was a retired plant operator for the wastewater department in Ocean City,...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:46am

Vincent C. ‘Hap’ Emmell, 83

Vincent C. “Hap” Emmell, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away suddenly on Feb. 18, 2011.

He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant in Frankfurt, Germany. He worked as a glazier and was a lifetime member of Glazier’s Local Union 963. An avid reader...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:45am

Emma Hahn, 99

Emma Hahn, 99, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

She was a retired department manager for W.T. Grant.

Hahn was preceded in death by her parents, George and Barbara...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:44am

Charlene Townsend Hancock, 85

Charlene Townsend Hancock, 85, of Millsboro, Del., died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loved ones, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

Hancock retired from Pirelli Tire Corporation in 1991 as their human resources director.

In...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:43am

John L. Harper Jr., 82

John L. Harper Jr., 82, of Lewes, Del. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

Harper enjoyed a long career with Proctor Silex. He proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:43am

Marion V. Hudson, 96

Marion V. Hudson, 96, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.

She retired in 1980 for the State of Delaware as a Family Court clerk. Marion was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. She enjoyed...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 2:42am

D. Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Beigler, 73

D. Patricia “Miss Pat” Beigler, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

“Miss Pat” was a cook. She most recently worked at the Cottage Café and Hocker’s Super Thrift. She attended Bayshore Community Church and...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:01am

Malcolm L. ‘Mal’ Brandenburg, 86

Malcolm L. “Mal” Brandenburg, 86, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at home.

Brandenburg had been a dental technician for Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:00am

Kenneth C. Finnegan, 87

Kenneth C. Finnegan, 87, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, De.

A resident of Delaware for the past 28 years, Finnegan retired as a supervisor for the Mack Truck...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:58am

Donald F. Muckle, 88

Donald F. Muckle, 88, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2001, at his residence.

Muckle enjoyed a long career with the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Department, as a bombardier. He also worked...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:58am

Mary Jane O’Neal, 80

Mary Jane O’Neal, 80, of Frankford, Del., passed away at home on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.

She had owned and operated a feed business with her husband for many years. She was a member of Carey’s United Methodist Church, and a member of the...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:57am

William C. ‘Bill’ Sturgill, 69

William C. “Bill” Sturgill, 69, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

Sturgill retired as a manager with Lucent Technologies in Cockeysville, Md,....

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:54am

Margaret Curran Ariganello, 93

Margaret Curran Ariganello, 93, of Georgetown, Del., went home to our Father on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, with her family at her side.

Ariganello loved to travel, play cards, knit and volunteer at the flower market at Rockford Park. Mostly,...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:12am

Donna L. Heathman Drummond, 56

Donna L. Heathman Drummond, 56, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She and Clarence Drummond owned and operated Heathman Jewelers in Dagsboro for many years....

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:11am