Obituaries


Wallace Robert Moffitt Jr., 88

Wallace Robert Moffitt Jr., 88, of Long Neck, Del., passed away Aug. 29, 2011.

Born in Roxborough, Pa., Moffitt served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was awarded numerous medals, including a Purple Heart. He...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:42pm

Mary Lee Dubosky, 89

Mary Lee Dubosky, 89 of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Alexandria, Va., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

Born in Kenly, N.C., Dubosky worked for the Bank of Commerce in Washington, D.C., for 10 years and was executive secretary...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:41pm

Madelyn C. Dorey, 93

Madelyn C. Dorey, 93, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.

Born in Millsboro, Del., Dorey was a homemaker. In earlier times, she did bookkeeping for both W.B. Dorey...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:40pm

Ruhama Leona Evans, 77

Ruhama Leona Evans, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at her home, surrounded by loving family.

Evans served with the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954. She was a retired accounts-payable bookkeeper for Showell...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Hilda M. Kelly, 80

Hilda M. Kelly, 80, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Odenton, Md., passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro.

Kelly was a member of the Mill Pond Association in Selbyville and the Selbyville Public...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:18am

John P. Sayres, 50

John P. Sayres, 50, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sayres owned Sayres Flowers before moving to Delaware 15 years ago. He was a member of...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:17am

Joseph W. ‘Butch’ Dougherty III, 64

Joseph W. “Butch” Dougherty III, 64, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., after a long...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:16am

Albrecht K. ‘Albee’ Krannebitter, 75

Albrecht K. “Albee” Krannebitter, 75, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Born in Baltimore, Krannebitter was a Marine Corps veteran and a...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:16am

Hope Wells, 63

Hope Wells, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Westernport, Md., passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Mineral County, W.Va., Wells was a retired government-relations assistant....

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:15am

Pearl O. Wilkerson, 92

Pearl O. Wilkerson, 92, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

Born in Willards, Md., Wilkerson was a member of the Gumboro United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked bake-sale fundraisers. She was...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:14am

Preston ‘Lee’ Hudson Jr., 50

Preston “Lee” Hudson Jr. of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.

Hudson worked for Perdue in Salisbury, Md. as a feed operator for more than 28 years. He was a member of the Burnt Swamp Sportsman’s Association and National...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:13am

Peggy Jane King, 71

Peggy Jane King, 71, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Crisfield, Md., passed away at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., on Aug. 25, 2011.

Well-known in the community as the “donut lady,” King worked as a cashier and manager...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:12am

John Porter Hinkel Sr., 83

John Porter Hinkel Sr., 83, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at his home.

A native Washingtonian, Hinkel was an administrator for the...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:51pm

Iva M. Mullikin, 82

Iva M. Mullikin, 82, of Lewes, Del., and formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Bishopville, Md., Millikin was the daughter of the late Adah Daye and was a homemaker...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:50pm

Mark Edward Sutphin, 60

Mark Edward Sutphin, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, following a battle with cancer.

Born in Fairmont, W.Va., Sutphin was remembered as a talented musician, avid fisherman and loving husband, father and...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:50pm

George Edward ‘G.E.’ Williams III, 60

George Edward “G.E.” Williams III, 60, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Born in Salisbury, Md., Williams graduated from Easton High School in 1970 and was employed at Sears in Easton, Md., as a sales...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:49pm

Deborah A. Vojacsek, 49

Deborah A. Vojacsek, 49, of Newark, Del., and Millville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after a battle with cancer.

Born in Wilmington, Del., Vojacsek began her banking career with...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:48pm

Rowland Joseph Burnquist, 86

Rowland Joseph Burnquist, 86, of Berlin, Md., and formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at the home of his daughter in Bethany Beach, Del.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he had been a procurement clerk with Safeway for...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:18am

David J. Kylen, 60

David J. Kylen, 60, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Mechanicsburg, Pa., passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Kylen was born in Wilmington, Del...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:17am

Armenia Long, 92

Armenia Long, 92, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Millsboro, Del.
Long was preceded in...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:16am

Robert S. ‘Bobby’ Norwood Sr., 72

Robert S. “Bobby” Norwood Sr., 72, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at home, after an extended illness.

Norwood attended William C. Jason High School in Georgetown, Del., and furthered his education at Sussex Vocational/Technical...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:14am

Gail Jane Bailey, 61

Gail Jane Bailey, 61, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends at home.

Bailey was a certified nurse’s assistant (CAN) for 38 years, working in geriatrics. She was remembered as a...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:13am

John W. Gallimore, 72

John W. Gallimore, 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Aug. 1, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Gallimore was known as a craftsman who enjoyed creating things and spending time at Lewes beach with his family. He was...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 3:43am

James L. Harper, 87

James L. Harper, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Aug. 1, 2011, at Harbor Health Care in Lewes, Del.
Born in Media, Pa., Harper was a carpenter at Swarthmore College, in Swarthmore, Pa., for 40 years. He was also a veteran of World...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 3:42am

Gerald Joseph ‘Mike’ Moffitt, 85

Gerald Joseph “Mike” Moffitt, 85, of Clarksville, Del., formerly of South Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., passed away at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2011.

Born and raised in Honesdale, Pa., Moffitt graduated from...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 3:41am

Elise S. Murphy, 91

Elise S. Murphy, 91, of Bishopville, Md., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at her home.

Murphy was a retired public librarian and a member of the Lord Baltimore...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 3:40am

James E. Adams, 74

James E. Adams, 74, of Millville, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at his home.

Adams was remembered for affecting numerous lives during his tenure as an English teacher at Lord Baltimore High School, John M. Clayton High School and...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 3:39am

Marian ‘Cookie’ Pearl Feathers, 65

Marian “Cookie” Pearl Feathers, 65, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

Born in Huntington, Pa., Feathers worked as a housekeeper for the Carousel and Princess Royale hotels in Ocean City, Md., for about 20 years....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:43pm

James Richard Kyger Sr., 69

James Richard Kyger Sr., 69, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Texas, Md., Kyger was the owner and operator of Kyger’s Caulking Co. in Snow Hill, Md. He was remembered as an...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:42pm

Agnes L. Romanuk, 76

Agnes L. Romanuk, 76, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Perry Hall, Md., died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Romanuk had been an admitting clerk at St. Joseph’s Hospital and was...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:42pm

Celina Danielle Whale, 11

Celina Danielle Whale, 11, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on July 26, 2011.

Whale attended the Howard T. Ennis School and Bethel Tabernacle Church. Although she was a quiet and private young lady who struggled with health problems...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:41pm

Arlene M. Hauck, 79

Arlene M. Hauck, 79 of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Bethesda, Md., passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at her home.

Born in Johnstown, Pa., Hauck was a lifetime associate member and ambassador for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:40pm

Janet L. Thomas, 72

Janet L. Thomas, 72, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Clayton, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011.

Thomas was a member of the Red Hats, Millsboro Chapter, and of the Church of the Nazarene in Bear, Del., and Newark, Del. She was...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:27am

Howard 'Buzz' D. Smith, 74

Howard “Buzz” D. Smith, 74, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011.

Born in Wilmington, Del., Smith served in the Delaware National Guard. He retired from Delmarva Power’s accounting department in 1994, after 34 years of...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:26am

Joseph Wade Sexton, 92

Joseph Wade Sexton, 92, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del., where he had been a resident for the last three years.

Born...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:25am

Raymond Patrick Rogers Jr., 85

Raymond Patrick Rogers Jr., 85, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home in Bethany Beach, Del., having courageously endured a long bout with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Martinsburg, W. Va., Rogers entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 at the...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:24am

Andrew Permar, 82

Andrew Permar, 82, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Wilmington, Del., Permar worked for Delmarva Power for 40 years, and was a Marine Corps...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:23am

Richard J. Marchetti, 81

Richard J. Marchetti, 81, of Milton, Del., formerly of Hazelton, Pa., passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his family.

After high school, Marchetti enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:23am

Joseph Kemp, 82

Joseph Kemp, 82

Joseph Kemp, 82, of Millville, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., and Hyattsville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

A native Washingtonian, Kemp was a veteran...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:22am

Jennie M. Hudson, 86

Jennie M. Hudson, 86, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011, at Renaissance Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Roland A. Hudson; sons, Robert Hudson of...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:21am

Richard D. ‘Dick’ Hayden, 94

Richard D. “Dick” Hayden, 94, of Wilmington, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Townsend, Del.

Prior to World War II, Hayden worked for the DuPont Company in Wilmington,...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:21am

Elaine Augustin Bell

Elaine Augustin Bell passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011.

Bell was a resident of Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She formerly lived in Plantation Park, Frankford, Del., where she had resided since 1979. She was the...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:20am

John Anthony Fiacco, 61

John Anthony Fiacco, 61, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at home in the care of his family.

Born in Rome, Italy, Fiacco was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He worked many years in construction and was a skilled handyman. He...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:40am

Aaron J. Fleming, 63

Aaron J. Fleming, 63, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at Harbor Health Care in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, July 17, 2011.

Fleming attended Georgetown Wesleyan Church and was a truck driver by profession for more than 35 years. He was a member...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:39am

Willard ‘Will’ Cathcart, 87

Willard “Will” Cathcart, 87, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011 at Renaissance Healthcare, Millsboro, Del.

Cathcart worked 41 years for the DuPont Company, retiring in 1981 as a research technician. He was an...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:38am

Rebecca Ann Hitchens, 60

Rebecca Ann Hitchens, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011.

Hitchens worked for the State of Delaware as a housekeeper at the Stockley Center for 19 years. She was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. She was...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:38am

Carolyn B. ‘Carol’ Hahn, 70

Carolyn B. “Carol” Hahn, 70, of Massey’s Landing, Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away at home Monday, July 11, 2011.

A 1960 graduate of P.S. duPont High School and a retired Sears associate, Hahn was an active member...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:37am

Dorothy A. Baker, 84

Dorothy A. Baker, 84, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

One of 15 children, Baker worked at Arrow Safety Device in Georgetown, the Powellville Shirt Company and also as a poultry grower. Known as “Mom Mom,” Baker...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:36am

Dominic J. Ravida, 90

Dominic J. Ravida, 90, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del.

Born in Albany, N.Y., Ravida graduated from Albany High School and served in the U.S. Navy...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:36am

Myrtle J. Collins, 86

Myrtle J. Collins, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

Born in Willards, Md., Collins owned and operated a poultry farm for many decades. She was remembered as a quiet, reserved woman who was dedicated to her...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:52pm