Obituaries


Janice Elaine Johnson, 74

Janice Elaine Johnson, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at her home in Millsboro, Del., after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Milford, Del., on Sept. 24, 1943.

Johnson worked for Solo Cup as a trainer. She...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:11pm

Ollie Mae Toomey, 72

Ollie Mae Toomey, 72, of Laurel, Del., and formerly of Sparta, Tenn., passed away at home, in the care of her family, on Monday, May 7, 2018. She was born Oct. 23, 1945, to the late Herman and Mary Conley Dilldine in Sparta, Tenn.

She...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:11pm

Deborah L. ‘Debbie’ Ward, 67

Deborah L. “Debbie” Ward, 67, of Georgetown, Del., passed away while a patient at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born in Milford, Del., on Dec. 4, 1950, to the late Norman E. and Barbara A...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:10pm

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Wright, 94

Dorothy “Dot” Wright, 94, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 5, 2018. She was born a leap-year baby and grew up as a farm girl in the Easton, Md., area. She often joked that since she only had a birthday every four...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:09pm

Melissa Mae Johnson Burton Armstrong, 49

Melissa B. Armstrong, 49, of Schwenksville, Pa., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018, in the Neighborhood Hospice, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born May 21, 1968, in Lewes, Del., daughter of...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:41pm

Carol S. Chahine, 70

Carol S. Chahine, 70, of West Fenwick Island, Del., passed away suddenly on April 28, 2018. Born to the late Vincent Smedira and Elsie (Brill) Smedira in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 22, 1947, she was a native of New York City. Her independent spirit...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:40pm

Albert Arnold Farley Sr., 76

Albert Arnold Farley Sr., 76, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 27, 2018, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born Aug. 9, 1942, in Burlington, N.J., to the late...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:39pm

John P. Green Jr., 77

John P. Green Jr., 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of his loving family and Delaware Hospice, on Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Milford, Del., to the late J. Phillip Green Sr. and D. Maxine Luzier...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:38pm

Virginia Lee Hickman, 71

Virginia Lee Hickman, 71, of Pittsville, Md., died Friday, May 4, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Bridgeville, Del., daughter of the late Norman Messick and Hannah (Mitchell) Messick.

Hickman...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:38pm

John Roy ‘Mickey’ McIntosh, 85

John Roy “Mickey” McIntosh, 85, born April 20, 1933, passed away on April 29, 2018, in a peaceful, loving environment.

McIntosh grew up in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Roosevelt University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:37pm

Margaret Frances Simpson, 99

Margaret Frances Simpson, 99, of Millsboro, Del. formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on May 6, 2018. Born on Aug. 28, 1918, in Stockton, Md., this was her 100th year.

Simpson was a woman of strong faith. After raising her...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:36pm

Andrew ‘Jay’ Willey, 56

Andrew “Jay” Willey, 56, of Millsboro, Del. passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, April 30, 2018, at his home.

Willey graduated from Sussex Central High School, in the Class of 1980. He was a talented cabinet maker with...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:08pm

Grace Milishie Andrews, 89

Grace Milishie Andrews, 89, of Frankford, Del., departed this life on April 21, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born on May 9, 1928, in Wattsville in Accomack County, Va., daughter of John Lee Broughton and Annie...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:31pm

Milton T. Ayers, 78

Milton T. Ayers, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Belle Haven, Va., on Jan., 23, 1940, to the late Isaac Ayers and Rachel West Ayers.

Ayers retired...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:30pm

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Baird, 93

Margaret Mary “Peggy” Stephens Brittingham Baird, 93, passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 26, 2018, in Bellingham, Wash. She was born on Nov. 23, 1924, to Elijah Washington Stephens and Florence Anna Stephens, near...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:30pm

Virginia M. ‘Ginger’ Budness, 75

Virginia M. “Ginger” Budness, 75, of Ocean View, Del., daughter of the late William Robertson and Rita (Dugré) Robertson, died peacefully in her home on April 22, 2018, surrounded by her three children, Lynn, Keith and Gretchen.

Budness...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:29pm

Janice L. Dotterer, 77

Janice L. Dotterer, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Reading, Pa., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Reading on April 23, 1941, daughter of the late John Henry Adamski and the late Helen...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:29pm

David Newlin Evans, 69

David N. Evans, 69 of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del., on Monday, April 30, 2018. He was born to H. Newlin Evans and Elizabeth Evans of Doylestown, Pa., on Sept. 18, 1948.

Evans graduated...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:28pm

Joyce E. Jones, 87

Joyce E. Jones, 87, of Laurel, Del., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., and Wilmington, Del., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Laurel on Aug. 23, 1930, to the late...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:27pm

Susan Spaffod Turci, 57

Susan Spaffod Turci, 57, of Selbyville, Del., passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 22, 2018. She was born in New York, N.Y., on June 28, 1960.

Turci graduated in 1978 from Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. In 2017...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:27pm

George E. Chandler, 79

George E. Chandler, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He retired in 2000 from the Mountaire feed mill in Frankford, Del., where he worked in the maintenance...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:14pm

Gladys LaCourt Foskey, 87

Gladys LaCourt Foskey, 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on April 18, 2018, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. She was born on Nov. 15, 1930, to John and Sarah Gillman, and grew up in Pine Hill, N.J., with her brothers and sisters,...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:12pm

Mabel Elizabeth Layton, 94

Mabel Elizabeth Layton, 94, of Frankford, Del., died Sunday, April 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Born in Selbyville, Del., on May 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William F. Hudson and...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:09pm

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Kuehnle Lazzaro, 94

Elizabeth “Betty” Kuehnle Lazzaro, 94, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of North Wales, Pa., passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018, at her home in Bethany Beach. She was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Sylvan and...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:06pm

Mary ‘Alice’ Bradberry Lester, 90

Mary “Alice” Bradberry Lester, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Frederick, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Hinton, W.Va., to the late Clyde and Mary Alice...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:03pm

Constance M. ‘Connie’ Paller, 75

Constance M. “Connie” Paller, 75, of Lewes, Del., passed away at home, in the presence of loved-ones, on Friday, April 20, 2018, after a years-long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Bayonne, N.J., to Julian and Julia Kusel....

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:01pm

James Davis ‘Jim’ ‘Jimmy’ Rickards, 45

James Davis “Jim” “Jimmy” Rickards, 45, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Tennova Physicians Regional Medical Center after a long battle against colorectal cancer.

Rickards grew up in...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:57pm

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Stevens, 81

Robert J. “Bob” Stevens, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 1936, son of the late George and...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:51pm

Eugene ‘Buck’ Davis, 77

Eugene “Buck” Davis was 77 years old when he passed away on April 13, 2018, receiving an unexpected call from Jesus that it was time to come home to Heaven. He is now able to resume his previous church choir singing career as part of the most...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:58pm

Members of the Millville Volunteer Fire Co. responded to school bus on fire in the parking lot of the Millville Town Center on Tuesday, April 17. The driver was reportedly making his afternoon stop at the shopping center, transporting students from Southern Delaware School of the Arts, when he noticed smoke coming from the engine and evacuated the students off the bus. There were no reported injuries, and responders noted the bus driver’s quick thinking helped avert a much-worse situation.

John William ‘Jack’ Hall Jr., 87

John William “Jack” Hall Jr., 87, died of congestive heart failure at the Salem (Va.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born July 28, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late John W. Hall Sr. and Marjorie R...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:37pm

Pecita Minunette Norwood Lonewolf, 82

Pecita Minunette Norwood Lonewolf, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Harbor Healthcare on April 7, 2018. She was an accomplished advocate and servant of the Native American tribes. She was born in Millsboro on Jan. 17, 1936, to...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:36pm

Myrtle C. Mitchell, 97

 

Myrtle C. Mitchell, 97, of Lewes, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Milford, Del., on...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:35pm

John E. ‘Jack’ Meehan Jr., 83

John E. “Jack” Meehan Jr., 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in the care of his family. He was born on Aug. 5, 1934, in Bristol, Pa., to the late John E. Meehan Sr. and Teresa Marie Mosteller Meehan.

Meehan...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:30pm

Delores ‘Dee’ (Shriver) Perticari, 81

Delores “Dee” (Shriver) Perticari, 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on March 25, 2018. She was born in and spent her early years in Washington, D.C.

Perticari was married to her husband, Antonio T. Perticari, for 54 years. They...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:27pm

Laszlo Jozsef Pinter, 76

Laszlo Jozsef Pinter, 76, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at home, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born Thursday, June 5, 1941, in Eger, Hungary, son of the late Jozsef L. Pinter and Madeline Pinter.

...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

Jacquelyn R. ‘Jackie’ Savage, 84

 Jacquelyn R. “Jackie” Savage, 84, of Bishopville, Md., died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at home. She was born in Bishopville, daughter of the late John Steele and Olda Myrtle (Esham) Steele.

Savage was a member of Salem United Methodist...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

Lois Radcliffe, 80

 

Lois Radcliffe, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2018.

Radcliffe had a passion for children, the elderly and the “gift of gab.” She would befriend and help anybody. She...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:24pm

Patricia O’Neil, 74

Patricia O’Neil, 74, of Millville, Del., passed away April 10, 2018, in her home.

She is survived by her husband, Michael O’Neil; son, Sean Corona; and brother, Crede Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held April 16, 2018,...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:32am

Francis Paul ‘Frank’ Bryson, 94

Francis Paul “Frank” Bryson, 94, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at home. He was born on Feb. 4, 1923, in Wilmington, Del., and was a graduate of Salesianum High School.

Bryson was...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:41pm

Brent ‘Kevin’ Greenwood, 54

Brent “Kevin” Greenwood, 54, of Salisbury, Md., passed away suddenly on Jan. 1, 2018. Born in Milford, Del., he was the son of Woodrow Arthur Greenwood and Babette Ritter Greenwood.

He had lived in Georgetown, Dover, Magnolia, Millsboro,...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:39pm

Robert ‘Bob’ Hollamon

Robert “Bob” Hollamon, 77, originally from Baltimore, Md., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at home in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Baltimore, son of the late Vassie Hollamon and Hannah (Pollack) Hollamon.

He retired from work as the...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:37pm

Dorothy L. ‘Dot’ Pritchett, 94

Dorothy “Dot” (Lock) Pritchett, formerly of South Bethany, Del., and Dagsboro, Del., passed away early on Christmas morning in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the late Harry Lock and Helen (Lambert) Lock.

A...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:19pm

Dolores S. ‘Snookie’ Saunders, 88

Dolores S. “Snookie” Saunders, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, while surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 30, 1929, daughter of the late Wilmer Sutherlan and Loretta (Cregg)...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:18pm

James Bryan ‘Jim’ Smallwood, 77

James Bryan “Jim” Smallwood, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in his home on Jan. 2, 2018. He had been diagnosed with metastatic small-cell lung cancer less than three weeks prior. He was born Nov. 2, 1940, to...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:13pm

Vivian Stotler, 66

Vivian Stotler, 66, of Harbeson, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Delaware Hospice Center early on Jan. 2, 2018, after a spirited and determined two-year battle with cancer. Born in Washington D.C. to Elio and Mary Serra, she was...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:10pm

Mary Joan Capone, 83

Joan Capone, 83, passed away on Jan. 1, 2018, at home in Dagsboro, Del.

A native of Montgomery County, Md., she lived in Washington, D.C., and then for 33 years in Clinton, Md., where she and her husband, Tony, raised their four children....

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:18pm

Janet B. Davidson, 84

Janet B. Davidson, 84 of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Frankford, Del., on April 1, 1933, daughter of the late...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:17pm

Mary Edith Farlow, 99

Mary Edith Farlow, 99, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Showell, Md., daughter of the late Calvin D. Gumm Sr. and Mary A. (Murray) Gumm.

She had retired from...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:17pm

Barry McBurney, 84

Barry McBurney, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home. He was born in 1933 in Newark, N.J., and spent his early years in South Orange/Maplewood, N.J.

After graduating in 1951from Columbia High School,...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:17pm

Mildred A. Pecoraro, 90

Mildred A. Pecoraro, 90, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Nov. 28, 1927, in Keansburg, N.J., daughter of the late Carmine and Mary...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:16pm