Obituaries


Imogene D. Xanten, 78

Imogene D. Xanten, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Kensington, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Xanten was employed as an executive secretary for the Department of the Navy for...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:03am

Norman E. Ward, 82

Norman E. Ward, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.
Ward worked for 42 years in the oil delivery business for Nutter Marvel and William Pepper. He loved rabbit and squirrel...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:02am

Andrew Grim, 26

Andrew Grim, 26, of Dagsboro, Del., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Birdsnest, Va., from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
“Andy’s life would seem too short to many, but those who knew him, know those memories will last a...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:02am

George E. Green, 90

George E. Green, 90, of Roxana, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died on Sept. 13, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.
Green was a retired crane operator for the Civilian Conservation Corps and the U.S. Army, reporting for duty on...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:01am

Nancy Czekalski, 82

Nancy DeRosa Czekalski, 82, of Selbyville, Del., passed from life on Sept. 19, 2010.

Czekalski is survived by her daughters, AnnMarie Kominski and Geri Clark; a son, Kenneth Kominski; brother, Anthony DeRosa; sister, Jean Russo; three...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:00am

Sylvia ‘Jennie’ Santiago

Sylvia ‘Jennie’ Santiago of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus The Christ, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and D. Lynwood Taylor; sister, Priscilla Snell; and...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:48am

Preston James Mumford, 87

Preston James Mumford, 87, of Frankford, Del., departed this life on Sept. 20, 2010.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in which he received many ribbons and was released with an honorable discharge. He was employed at Showell...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:46am

Laura C. Layton, 86

Laura C. Layton, 86, of Frankford, Del., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.

Layton was a homemaker and a poultry farmer and an active member of St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Del.,...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:45am

L. Imogene ‘Jean’ Grover, 86

L. Imogene “Jean” Grover, 86, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Sunrise of Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Va.

Grover had been an administrative assistant for the Department of Defense for many years....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:45am

George E. Godfrey, 93

George E. Godfrey, 93, of Berlin, Md., formerly of Clarksville, Del., passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.
He was a retired poultry technician. He was also a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Doric Lodge #30 A.F. & A.M. of Millville,...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:44am

Joseph F. ‘Joe’ McHugh, 80

Joseph F. “Joe” McHugh, 80, longtime mayor of Bethany Beach, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

McHugh served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years, with the rank of...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:44am

Joseph (Joe) F. McHugh, 80

Joseph (Joe) F. McHugh, 80, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years with the rank of Captain. After 34 years of service, he retired...

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 4:58am

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, September 15, 2010 - 9:05am

Mary Sullivan Smith, 94

Mary Sullivan Smith, 94, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of South Orange, N.J., died Sept. 9, 2010. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange, N.J.

Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Smith, and her brother...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:04am

David M. Robinson Jr., 81

David M. Robinson Jr., 81, of Cudjoe Key, Fla., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

After leaving high school in 1946 to serve in the U.S. Navy, Robinson attended the...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:03am

Ginger Ann Tyre Heaton, 42

Ginger Ann Tyre Heaton, 42 of Easley, S.C., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident.

In addition to her parents, Earl William and Jean Quigley Tyre, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elijah and...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:03am

Josephine ‘Jo’ A. Graves, 80

Josephine “Jo” A. Graves, 80, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at her home.

Graves retired in 1998 from the American Speech Language...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:01am

William W. Collins Jr., 84

William W. Collins Jr., 84, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

After serving in Italy during World War II, Collins graduated from Goldy-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. He...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:58am

Cmdr. William A. Carter, 91

Cmdr. William A. Carter, U.S. Naval Reserves, Ph.D., 91, of Millsboro, passed away at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, in the presence of his family.

Carter served his country during World War II...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:54am

Ruth E. Braun, 86

Ruth E. Braun, 86, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

She was employed as a lab technician for Proctor & Gamble in Baltimore, Md.,...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:54am

Glen Leland Wilson, 80

Glen Leland Wilson, 80, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Sterling Park, Va., passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del.

Wilson was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during the...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:19am

Doris H. Smith, 87

Doris H. Smith, 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.

She and her late husband, Preston G. Smith, owned Smitty’s Radio and TV in Selbyville for more than 30 years. She was a...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:18am

Carole Caldwell Reynolds, 65

Carole Caldwell Reynolds, 65, of Selbyville, Del., died at her home Friday, Aug. 20, 2010.
Reynolds retired in 2004 from Gore and Associates of Elkton, Md., where she received “Excellent” and “Distinguished” ratings during her employment....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:18am

Joan Pusey Powell, 77

Joan Pusey Powell, 77, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at the St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colo.

Powell was a special-needs assistant for many years. She was a great,...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:17am

Milton H. Murray, 94

Milton H. Murray, 94, of Haverford, Pa., formerly of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Aug. 20, 2010, at the Westgate Nursing Home in Haverford, Pa.

Murray was a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Army, for which he worked in the...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:16am

Elsie Mae Lynch, 102

Elsie Mae Lynch, 102, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro.

Lynch was a poultry grower for Townsends Inc. for most of her life, before retiring in...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:16am

Michael W. Kelly Jr., 67

Michael W. Kelly Jr., 67, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at home.
Kelly retired from Perdue Farms, where he served as the plant manger in Salisbury, Md. and Georgetown, Del. He had previously worked for...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:15am

Earlis B. ‘Butchie’ Hall Jr., 50

Earlis B. “Butchie” Hall Jr., 50, of Georgetown, Del., departed this life on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., after a long illness.

During his life, Hall worked several jobs, most recently as a cook at...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:15am

Aldon D. Hall, 99

Aldon D. Hall, 99, of Clarksville, Del. was called home to his eternal rest on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
He was a hard worker and owned his own lawn care business before retiring. Hall was a longtime member of Union Wesley United Methodist...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:14am

William ‘Bill’ Mitchell Gray, 75

William “Bill” Mitchell Gray, 75, of Bishopville, Md., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at home.
He was a lifetime farmer and co-owner and operator of Gray’s Produce for more than 30 years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.William "Bill" Mitchell...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:12am

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