Obituaries


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

Janet Katherine Hilt, 80

Janet Katherine Hilt, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

She was a member of the Peninsula Community Church in Selbyville, Del., and worked for many years as a sales representative for AT&T, before her...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:10am

Eleanor Freeman MacOnie, 81

Eleanor Freeman MacOnie, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in her beloved home in Bethany Beach, Del.

As a Navy wife, she got to see much of the world and taught school in most of the places she lived.

Wife of...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:53am

Lucille B. Magee, 95

Lucille B. Magee, 95, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes.

She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church and a member emeritus of the Junior Board of...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:51am

Gene A. Murray, 74

Gene A. Murray, 74, of Topsail Island, N.C., and Bethesda, Md., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his home in Topsail Island, after a lengthy illness.

The oldest of six children, Murray worked in the family chicken and milling...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:49am

Hubs Norton Pahren, 76

Hubs Norton Pahren, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Cranford, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Pahren was the director of computer services at Foster Wheeler Development...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:49am

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Rahn, 73

Robert G. “Bob” Rahn, 73, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Dillsburg, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Rahn retired from Harsco Corporation in Harrisburg. Pa. He was a member of the American...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:47am

John Edgar ‘Jack’ Redefer, 76

John Edgar “Jack” Redefer, 76, a longtime resident of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Redefer loved walking the coast line of Dewey Beach and fishing in...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:46am

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90, of Showell, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Smallwood had been a sales clerk for several retail stores over the years. She was a member of Showell United Methodist...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:45am

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90, of Showell, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Smallwood had been a sales clerk for several retail stores over the years. She was a member of Showell United Methodist...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:49am

John F. Sobkowiak, 88

John F. Sobkowiak, 88, of Ocean City, Md., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.

Sobkowiak worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years. He served in the Army during World War II and during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:48am

Ruth Ann Burton Thornton, 80

Ruth Ann Burton Thornton, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Millsboro, Del.

Thornton was a member of Selbyville Assembly of God Church and enjoyed gardening, walking and reading.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:47am

Helen Holland Vinyard, 89

Helen Holland Vinyard, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Vinyard attended Holy Trinity Cathedral new Berlin and was a member of the Daughters of...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:46am

Juliann M. ‘Julie’ Walterhoefer, 68

Julian M. “Julie” Walterhoefer, 68, passed away while under the care of the Homestead Manor Assisted Living Facility in Denton, Md., on Jan. 26, 2011.

For 20 years, she was a “stay-at-home mom.” Then she worked for the FAA at BWI Airport;...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:44am

Edwin D. ‘Eddie’ Welch, 82

Edwin D. “Eddie” Welch, 82, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Welch had been a pressman for Judd & Detwiler Printing Co. in Washington, D.C., for 19 years. He was a life...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:43am

William Randall ‘Bill’ McGinnes Jr., 27

William Randall “Bill” McGinnes Jr., 27, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

He is survived by his father, William R. McGinnes Sr.; mother, Linda McGinnes; stepmother, Pam; grandparents, Grace Avery of Millsboro,...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:41am

Gary Hughes Esposito, 65

Gary Hughes Esposito, 65, of Ocean City, Md., and formerly of Oxford, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Chesapeake Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury, Md.
He had owned Business Systems Consultants in Ocean City for 20 years.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:24am

Frances Downs Hudson, 104

Frances Downs Hudson, 104, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Md.

Hudson had been a secretary for the former Morris Poultry Farm and Hatchery in Bishopville, Md. She...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:23am

James Oborn Leighton, 78

James Oborn Leighton, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Jan. 19, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Leighton was a U.S. Army veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam eras.

He was preceded in death by his mother,...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:22am

Janette M. McCabe, 78

Janette M. McCabe, 78, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

McCabe was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Courtland; daughter, Terri McCabe; and...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:21am

Madison E. Oals Jr.

A memorial service for Madison E. Oals Jr. will be held on Jan. 29, 2011, at the Community Lutheran Church, at Route 20 and Omar Road in Frankford, Del., from 1 to 3 p.m. The snow date is Feb. 5, 2011.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:20am

Rita B. Studzinski, 88

Rita B. Studzinski, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at her home.

Studzinski was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach,...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:20am

Barbara A. White, 75

Barbara A. White, 75, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

White had been a secretary for the Prince George’s County school system and was an active member of Salem United Methodist...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:18am