Obituaries


Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70

On June 9, 2017, Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70, lost her two-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. She passed peacefully at her home in Ocean View, Del., surrounded by her family.

Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up as an “...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:00am

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 9, 2017, in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on July 31, 1948 in Dagsboro, Del., to the late Harley Bentley and Evelyn Louise Kruger Bentley.

She...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:45am

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60, of Selbyville, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., on June 5, 2017. She was born on Jan. 22, 1957, to the late Lorenzo L. and Jeanette Collins Boyce in Seaford, Del.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:40am

Robert ‘Rob’ Wriston, 49

Robert “Rob” Wriston, 49, formerly of Lewes, Del., and Ocean City, Md., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home in Ocean City.

Wriston was a server for Nantucket’s restaurant in Fenwick Island, Del., for more than 10...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:36am

James George ‘Jim’ Vardoulakis, 88

James George “Jim” Vardoulakis, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 12, 1929, son of the late George...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:34am

Charles E. "Chuck" Aldrich, 82

Charles E. “Chuck” Aldrich, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Westbrook, Conn., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:38am

James ‘Jay’ Warren Baker Jr., 43

James “Jay” Warren Baker Jr., 43, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 22, 1973, son of James Warren Baker Sr. and Cynthia A. (Towers) Baker.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:37am

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Dec. 20, 1951, son of the late Clincle Bullis and Juanita (Beauchamp) Bullis.

Bullis...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:35am

Charles Earl ‘Bobby’ Compton, 78

Charles Earl “Bobby” Compton, 78, died suddenly May 30, 2017, at his home in Georgetown, Del. He was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C., to the late Earl and Mable Leapley Compton.

He worked for 32 years for District Government...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:34am

Ruth Amy Hiner, 74

Ruth Amy Hiner, 74, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, with her family at her side. She was born in 1943 in Baltimore, Md., the only daughter of Bertram and Ruth Rill.

Hiner was a...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:33am

Rita Faye Bortness Hudson, 61

Rita Faye Bortness Hudson, 61, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of her family and the staff at the Delaware Hospice Center, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born in Vulga, S.D., to the late Oliver Bortness and Shirley...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:29am

Claudia Sien McClenny, 73

Claudia Sien McClenny, 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away and went to be with her Lord on June 2, 2017, following a struggle with cancer.

As the beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” Burnell McClenny Sr., the mayor of Bethany Beach...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:27am

Joseph ‘Bruce’ Richardson, 67

Joseph “Bruce” Richardson, 67, of Ocean View, Del. and formerly of Montgomery County, Md., and Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Known to many as “Bruce,” he was born in Washington, D.C.,...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:23am

Joseph C. Russell Jr., 74

Joseph C. Russell Jr., 74, or Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 16, 1943, to the late Joseph C. Russell Sr. and Bernice Windsor Russell.

Russell graduated from John Dickinson...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:21am

Christopher Brian Simmons, 31

Christopher Brian Simmons, 31, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 26, 1986, to Brian Simmons and Denise Richardson Laris, who survive him.

Simmons was a graduate of WyoTech...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:17am

Thelma G. Wells, 95

Thelma G. Wells, 95, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2017. She was born Dec. 11, 1921, daughter of Raymond and Stella Rickards.

She was a member of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:17am

Eric A. Rickards Sr., 51

Eric A. Rickards Sr., 51, known to some as “Rick” or “Lil Dog,” passed away and received his angel wings on Monday, May 29, 2017, while at Select Specialty Hospital in Wilmington, Del., after a long illness. His high school sweetheart, Tonoa...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:15am

Donna Kay Olson, 44

Donna Kay Olson, 44, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 2, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a long and tough battle with illness.

Although Olson was little in stature, she was a very strong woman. She had been in and...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:14am

Bertha Van Vlierden Lasher, 90

Bertha Van Vlierden Lasher, 90, passed away peacefully, in Lutz, Fla., on May 5, 2017, surrounded by her daughters, after a full and fruitful life. She was born in Saugerties, N.Y., to the late Leroy and Helen Luhrs Van Vlierden.

Except...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:11am

Eleanor J. Baker, 91

Eleanor J. Baker, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. Baker was born in Marcus Hook, Pa., on Jan. 28, 1926, daughter of the late William Warren and Mabel L. (Vincent) Warren...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:58am

William G. ‘Chuck’ Frazier, 83

William G. “Chuck” Frazier, 83, of Ocean View, Del., and Oakland Park, Fla., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home. He was a native Washingtonian, born on Oct....

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:54am

Delmus Hickman, 86

Delmus Hickman, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on April 15, 1931, son of the late Ollie Hickman and Mattie (Bishop) Hickman....

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:51am

Janet E. Jamerson, 84

Janet E. Jamerson, 84, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Howard S. Garrett and Arnetta M. (Mathias) Garrett.

Jamerson is...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:49am

Donna Marie Remo, 58

Donna Marie Remo, 58, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her home. She was born in Queens, N.Y., on May 23, 1958, daughter of the late Harold Zwick and Anna (Brackett) Zwick.

Remo was a homemaker and caregiver to...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:48am

David Breckenridge Springer, 87

David Breckenridge Springer, 87, passed away on May 19, 2017. He was born in Garwin, Iowa, on March 5, 1930, to Fred Springer and Bess (Ferguson) Springer.

Springer received a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, a master’s degree...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:41am

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75, passed away on Feb. 10, 2017, in Aiken, S.C. Born on March 19, 1941, in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of Clarence MacNeal Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Griffith. After age 6, when her mother remarried, she was raised by...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:45am

Edward J. ‘Ed’ Gossett Sr., 70

Edward J. “Ed” Gossett Sr., 70, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Gossett was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Chester Perry Gossett and Catherine Rita (Mank) Gossett.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:44am

Lisa W. Moore, 56

Lisa W. Moore, 56, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in her home. She was born March 3, 1961, in Berlin, Md., a daughter of Thomas R. Williams and Brenda (Smallwood) Williams.

Moore was the former owner of Flats Shore...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:42am

Timothy J. ‘Tim’ Munro, 68

Timothy J. “Tim” Munro, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at home. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., son of the late Sterling S. Munro and Dorothea (Spears) Munro.

Munro started a home repair business in 1973 and then...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:36am

Vernon S. ‘Smitty’ Murray, 79

Vernon S. “Smitty” Murray, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on July 3, 1937, son of the late Vernon O. Murray and Bertha (Hudson) Murray....

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:27am

Jack Ralph Barrett, 97

Jack Ralph Barrett, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 28, 1919, he was the son of Harvey Earl Barrett and Ellen Sophia (Johnson) Barrett.

Barrett attended undergraduate classes in...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:21am

Mildred Irene Esham, 88

Mildred Irene Esham, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away, in the care of her family and the Delaware Hospice, at her residence on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017. She was born in Selbyville, Del., on June 19, 1928, to the late James Shockley and Hattie...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:20am

Gerald A. ‘Jerry’ Goodwin, 73

Gerald A. “Jerry” Goodwin, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Las Cruses, N.M., and Exeter, N.H., passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, at his home. He was born in Dover, N.H., on April 22, 1944, son of the late Franklin Goodwin and Pearl (Cross)...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:18am

Anna Ruth (Long) Hickman, 92

Anna Ruth (Long) Hickman, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at home, surrounded by family. She was born in Bishopville, Md., on April 23, 1925, to Elisha D. Long and Edna (Hudson) Long.

Hickman enjoyed taking...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:16am

Frank James Harrison, 88

Frank James Harrison, 88, of Whaleyville, Md., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in White Hall, Ala., on...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:14am

Irene Kwasnik, 81

Irene Kwasnik, 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on May 6, 2017, after a long illness. She was born on Sept. 20, 1935, in Saddle Brook, N.J., daughter of the late Martin and Frances (Pierog) Serafin.

Kwasnik retired to Delaware in...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:07am

F. Jack Luzzi, 102

F. Jack Luzzi, 102, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017, at his home, with his loving family by his side. A longtime resident of Lewes, Del., he was born on March 28, 1915, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Angelo and Philomina Luzzi.

As an infant...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Margaret H. Smith, 85

Margaret H. Smith, 85, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Port Republic, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, 1932, daughter of the late Francis Hall and Jessie D. (...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:59am

Helen G. Steele, 92

Helen G. Steele, 92, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Harrison House in Georgetown. She was born in Laurel, Del., on Feb. 26, 1925, to the late Emory and Sally Dorman Foskey.

Helen retired as a...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:55am

Lawrence Emmett ‘Larry’ Stein, 91

Lawrence Emmett “Larry” Stein, 91, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Dec. 24, 1925, to the late Samuel “Pop” Stein and Jessie “Jim” (Goodman) Stein.

Stein...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:53am

Thomas Bruce Warner, 83

Thomas Bruce Warner, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Gates, N.Y., on June 9, 1933, son of the late William J. Warner and Matilda E. (Ehmann) Warner.

Warner was a proud U.S....

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:52am

Donald F. Weisbrod, 80

Donald F. Weisbrod, 80, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Francis Weisbrod and Mary (Flanagan) Weisbrod.

Weisbrod retired from...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:50am

Timothy J. Munro, 68

Timothy J. Munro, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at home. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., and was the son of the late Sterling S. Munro and Dorothea (Spears) Munro.

Munro started a home repair business in 1973 and...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:50am

Carlton Ray Adams Jr., 55

Carlton Ray Adams Jr., 55, of Georgetown, Del., passed away May 3, 2017, at his home. He was born in Milford, Del., on Jan. 29, 1962, to Carlton Ray Adams Sr. and Clara Louise (Swain) Wootten.

Adams was preceded in death by his wife, Donna...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:10am

Ronald W. Benton, 63

Ronald W. Benton, 63, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bear, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 2, 1954, son of...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:53am

Frederick James ‘Fred’ Downs

Frederick James “Fred” Downs, 57, of Lewes, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born Sept. 28, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Frederick James Downs and Nancy Pinto Downs.

Downs was a Villanova...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:53am

Charles Edward Graves, 89

Charles Edward Graves, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Florida, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, May 5, 2017. He was born in Ashland, Del., on Feb. 3, 1928, to the late Lemuel and...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:51am

Nancy J. Hobbes, 85

Nancy Jersin Hobbes, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and in the care of Compassionate Care Hospice. She was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Harold E. and Helen Kathryn...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:48am

Raymond A. Hughes, 72

Raymond A. Hughes, 72, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., a son of the late Carroll Hughes and Helen Davis Hughes....

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:46am

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

She is survived by two sons, Stevan Mark McKinney and Randall Wade McKinney; a sister, Anna Tyser; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:44am