Obituaries


Patricia A. Ford, 77

Patricia A. Ford, 77, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Renaissance Health Care in Millsboro, Del.

Ford was a member of the art class at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center and enjoyed gardening and reading. She was...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:12am

Sarah H. Wootten, 86

Sarah H. Wootten, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Aug.13, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation in Millsboro.
Sarah was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also loved her dog, Heidi.

Wootten...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:15am

Ira R. Truitt, 89

Ira R. Truitt, 89, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at his home in Milton.

Truitt was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines. He received several medals, including the American Defense Service...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:14am

Thomas W. Power, 80

Thomas W. Power, 80, of Fenwick Island, Del., and Arlington, Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was an attorney for more than 40 years and the founder of Power and Power Attorneys at Law in Washington, D.C...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:14am

Eileen F. O’Connor, 81

Eileen F. O’Connor, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Long Island, N.Y., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

O’Connor retired in 1993 from...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:13am

Ralph E. Marvel, 80

Ralph E. Marvel, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at his home.
He had been a power plant operator for the DuPont Company in Seaford and retired after 27 years. He was a life member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Co., and...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:12am

Stephen F. ‘Steve’ Hoenigmann, 56

Stephen F. “Steve” Hoenigmann, 56, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
Hoenigmann graduated from Thomas McKean High School in Wilmington in 1971 and served on the U.S.S. Jesse...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:09am

Eleise H. Caetto, 89

Eleise H. Caetto, 89, of Ocean View, Del., died at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, after a long illness.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family, gardening, crafts, sewing and cooking.

In addition to her parents...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:07am

Marian N. Villalon, 87

Marian N. Villalon, 87, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. She was born in Washington, D.C.

Villalon was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mildred (Wyne) Robbins; her husband, Edward Villalon, and two sons,...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:04am

Cora Lee Short, 69

Cora Lee Short, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. She worked as a home health care aide for CHEER in Georgetown and had a self-employed cleaning service. She was a member of Trinity Holiness Church in Frankford, Del.,...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:03am

Vaughn H. Lynch Sr., 85

Vaughn H. Lynch Sr., 85, of Ocean City, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at home. He was born in Roxana, Del. A retired Realtor, Lynch was the founder of Shoreline Properties Inc. in Ocean City. He was a longtime member of the Selbyville Elks...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:03am

Violet E. Hudson, 100

Violet E. Hudson, 100, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. The second of 11 children, Hudson worked hard on the farms, raised poultry and operated a marina until retiring in 2004. She...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:02am

Sheila Kathleen Davis, 71

Sheila Kathleen Davis, 71, of Millsboro, formerly of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Davis was a dedicated educator and taught in the Wilmington, Newark, and Christiana high schools. Upon retirement, she...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:01am

Marcia C. Chilton, 72

Marcia C. Chilton, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Audubon, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
Chilton taught nursery school and was a...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:01am

Georgia M. Campbell, 100

Georgia M. Campbell, 100, of Berlin, Md., and formerly of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Gull Creek Assisted Living in Berlin.

Many years ago, Campbell had been a telephone operator, and she had owned and operated a beauty...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 10:00am

Barbara A. Bonacquisti, 70

Barbara A. Bonacquisti, 70, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Delaware County, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Bonacquisti graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing in 1960 and...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 9:59am

Mary Elizabeth O’Donnell Beck, 70

Mary Elizabeth O’Donnell Beck, 70, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Olney, Md., died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, in her home, after a courageous fight with cancer. Beck enjoyed her retirement at the beach. She loved traveling and...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 9:59am

Sadie Lenora Mountcastle, 84

Sadie Lenora Mountcastle, 84, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Hospice Center in Centreville, Md., after a two year battle with neck cancer. She was an avid collector of dolls and master of crossword puzzles. In...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:39am

Catherine Nixon Wyant, 88

Catherine Nixon Wyant, 88, formerly of Chesapeake, Va., passed away on July 23, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Joy W. Boone, in Lewes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Wyant, and her brother, Curtis R. Nixon Jr. She is...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:38am

Anthony Robert Richard ‘Tony’ Simmons, 48

Anthony Robert Richard “Tony” Simmons, 48, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on July 23, 2010, at home.

Tony was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Millsboro, AM Vets and Pot Nets Home Owners Association. He had been a...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:38am

Genevieve M. ‘Gene’ Langhorst, 79

Genevieve M. “Gene” Langhorst, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Gaithersburg and Rockville, Md., and Yonkers, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Langhorst was a member of Mary Mother of Peace...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:37am

William Barnes ‘Barney’ Hall Jr., 81

William Barnes “Barney” Hall Jr., 81, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Baltimore and Ocean City, Md., died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at home.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:36am

Charlotte Franklin Gum, 70

Charlotte Franklin Gum, 70, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at her home on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Gum was a retired lab technician at Townsend’s Hatchery.

In addition to her parents, Charles and Edna (Birch) Franklin, she was also...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:35am

Florence M. Gray, 74

Florence M. Gray, 74, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She had been an activities assistant at Treasure Beach Campground near Fenwick Island for 11 years.

Gray was...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 3:01am

Grace Wingate Hudson, 83

Grace Wingate Hudson, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was known for her green thumb. Her yard was a riot of color from the first...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 3:00am

Sylvia L. Leinbach, 76

Sylvia L. Leinbach, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She worked for Bell of Pennsylvania retiring as a supervisor in Dial Administration in 1984 after 33 years of service. After...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:59am

Nowland Bouchelle Ellison "Hopps," 91

Nowland Bouchelle Ellison "Hopps", 91, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at home in the loving arms of his daughter and wife. He worked for Conowingo Power, a division of Philadelphia Electric Co. and was a dedicated...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:58am

Raymond L. Marvel, 89

Raymond L. Marvel, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:57am

Raymond J. “Ray” Hunt, 86

Raymond J. “Ray” Hunt, 86, of Denton, Md., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Envoy Center in Denton, Md. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific Campaign and China; he was a gunner and was...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:55am

Mary Louise ”Mary Lou” Tate, 71

Mary Louise ”Mary Lou” Tate, 71, of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. She and her husband, Jim, previously owned Ocean Realty in Ocean City.

Tate was preceded in death by her...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:54am

Charles L. Wright, 72

Charles L. Wright, 72, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was raised in Washington, D.C. and was a loyal Redskin fan. He served his country in the Army National Guard and the U...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:53am

Robert V. “Bob” West, 79

Robert V. “Bob” West, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. He worked for Townsend’s Inc., Millsboro, Del. as a supervisor of poultry processing and many other duties for many years retiring...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:53am

Margaret M. Lynch, 86

Margaret M. Lynch, 86, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born Dec. 29, 1923.

Lynch was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Stella Rickards; her loving...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:04am

Richard A. "Dick" Kelly

Richard A. "Dick" Kelly, formerly of Mavern, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center, surrounded by his loved ones. As a young man he served in in the U.S. Navy during World War II, aboard the USS Valley Forge and...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 1:33am

Ursula Delores Foshay, 67

Ursula Delores Foshay, 67, of Laurel, Del., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She graduated from Fordham University with a degree in English in 1963. She was an elementary school teacher for the Prince...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 7:31am

John W. Walls Jr., 85

John W. Walls Jr., 85, of near Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center of Milford, Del. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the citizens of the State of Delaware for...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 2:41am

Edward E. “Eddie” Summerville, Jr., 50

Edward E. “Eddie” Summerville, Jr., 50, of near Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and an Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church, Lewes, Del....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 2:40am

Doris Parker Moore, 83

Doris Parker Moore, 83, of Laurel, Del., passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at Christiana Care, Newark Del. She was a licensed Practical Nurse and was employed by Dr. Penserga. She was a painter, loved flowers and birds. She was very close to her...

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 2:27am

Mark J. McGrellis, 69

Mark J. McGrellis, 69, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at his home. He worked as an asbestos worker with the Local Union 42 in New Castle, Del. He was a licensed pilot and he loved to fly.

McGrellis was preceded...

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 2:25am

Edward R. Karr, 61

Edward R. Karr, 61, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at home. He graduated from Christiana High School in 1967. He met the love of his life, Olive Robinson Karr, and married her in 1968. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1969...

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 2:24am

H. Isabelle Cropper, 84

H. Isabelle Cropper, 84, of Showell, Del., passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. after a gallant battle with leukemia. She was a lifelong member of Showell United Methodist Church. She was a...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 8:23am

Dorothy M. Kankosky, 92

Dorothy M. Kankosky, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a homemaker.

Kankosky was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Marie (Meier) Frosburg. She is...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 8:09am

Maurice (Snooty) A. Mosley, 75

Maurice (Snooty) A. Mosley, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center surrounded by loving family.

Mosley was preceded in death by his step-father, Hersel Davis; and father, the Frank Wilson. He...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 2:00am

Lawrence R. “Larry” Hynson, 79

Lawrence R. “Larry” Hynson, 79, of Selbyville and formerly of Rockville, Md. passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He retired from the Department of Defense in Washington, DC as a cartographer...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 1:56am

Allen Alby Vickers, 93

Allen Alby Vickers, 93, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, June 28, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. He worked as a welder for Townsend’s Inc and Melvin L. Joseph Construction.

Vickers was preceded in death by...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 1:55am

Jackie Dwayne Hopkins, 37

Jackie Dwayne Hopkins, 37, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, June 28, 2010, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He received his education from the Indian River School District and graduated from Sussex Central High School...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 1:54am

Harold Warfel Hebel, 90

Harold Warfel Hebel, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, June 28, 2010, at home. He was a retired electrical inspector for Fire Underwriters of Philadelphia, having served for 30 years. He served for 10 years in Harford County as a...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:48am

Frederick ’Bozzie’ Luther Norwood Sr., 73

Frederick “Bozzie” Luther Norwood Sr., 73, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center Lewes, Del. He was a farmer during his early years of working. Later he became a truck driver for many years, until his health declined. He...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:47am

Bernard Stephen Sanzone, 60

Bernard Stephen Sanzone, 60, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He had worked for MetLife as an investment manager until his retirement in 2000. He had a life-long love of...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:45am

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, June 30, 2010 - 9:45am