Obituaries


Gregory J. ‘Greg’ Mountzalia, 90

Gregory J. “Greg” Mountzalia, 90, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at home.

Mountzalia was in the restaurant business most of his life and was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:25am

Russell Herts Selig, 87

Russell Herts Selig, 87, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Potomac, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his home in Bethany Beach, Del.
Selig was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:24am

Ralph James Sines, 73

Ralph James Sines, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Jessup, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at his home.

Sines retired as a maintenance manager, after 40 years of service, for Safeway Stores in Landover, Md.

Sines was...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:20am

Alma E. Sooy, 89

Alma E. Sooy, 89, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Seaford, Del., passed away on Nov. 30, 2010.

Sooy was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George E. Sooy. She is survived by three children, Kenneth G. Sooy Sr., Sandra L. Doan...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:20am

Marion B. Stauffer, 80

Marion B. Stauffer, 80, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Cheltenham, Pa., passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
Stauffer moved to the Lewes, Del., area in 1995 and became a member of the Lewes...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:19am

Lemuel E. Tyre, 76

Lemuel E. Tyre, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his children and grandson, William.

Lemuel served his country with the U.S. Army in Germany. After retiring...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:18am

Sally A. Walsh, 76

Sally A. Walsh, 76, of Ocean View, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, after a brief illness.

Walsh retired from the Maryland State Department of Education in 1995 and moved to Delaware in 2001. She became active in St. Ann’s Catholic...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:17am

Donna Lee Weller, 76

Donna Lee Weller, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Damascus and Hyattsville, Md., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
Weller is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jack...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:16am

James J. Aeckerle, 92

James J. Aeckerle, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Nov. 27, 2010, at Harrison House Nursing and Rehabilitation in Georgetown, Del.

Aeckerle retired from the City of Philadelphia’s streets department.

He was preceded in death by...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:12am

William ‘Bill’ Krauss, 42

William “Bill” Krauss, 42, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Nov. 28, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Krauss was known as a huge Eagles fan and loved to shoot pool. He was a great guy. He was preceded in death by his brother...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:11am

Emory S. McCabe Jr., 87

Emory S. McCabe Jr., 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

McCabe and his father owned and operated McCabe Blueberry Farm in Selbyville for 45 years. He was a member of Salem...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:10am

Mabel Elizabeth McCray, 92

Mabel Elizabeth McCray, 92, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Nov. 24, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, in Millsboro, Del.

McCray retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was very active in the church and worked...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:10am

Phillip H. Melson, 77

Phillip H. Melson, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lewes, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Melson was employed by the University of Delaware to captain their first marine research...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:09am

Ruth Alice Rowles, 72

Ruth Alice Rowles, 72, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Arlington, Va., died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at home.

Rowles had previously worked for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and also was a volunteer for the Friends of the...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:07am

Robert B. Siegfried, 80

Robert B. Siegfried, 80, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Elkton, Md., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Siegfried worked at Chrysler Corporation for 30 years, retiring as general...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:06am

Margaret B. James, 88

Margaret B. James, 88, a longtime resident of Selbyville, Del., died Nov. 19, 2010, at the Methodist Country House in Greenville, Del.

She was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, primarily in Selbyville. A sweet and kind...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:18pm

David Lee Justice, 50

David Lee Justice, 50, of Roxana, Del., passed away at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the owner and operator of Just-Us Construction of Roxana. He enjoyed camping, four-wheeling with his...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:17pm

Glenn R. Shipley Sr., 52

Glenn R. Shipley Sr., 52, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.
Shipley enjoyed fishing and bowling, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and son, and was...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:17am

Isaiah C. Mumford, 96

Isaiah C. Mumford, 96, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at home.

He was one of the co-owners of Mumford Sheet Metal Works in Selbyville and worked there for more than 75 years. He was a life-long member of Zion United...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:16am

Rhonda Gayl Cowan Amendt, 37

Rhonda Gayl Cowan Amendt, 37, of Farmville, N.C., passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Amendt graduate from Indian River High School in Frankford, Del., and went on...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:16am

Jimmy E. Wooters, 48

Jimmy E. Wooters, 48, of Clarksville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
Wooters was a very hard worker who loved his family and friends. He was the type of person who would drop everything to help a loved one when needed. He...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:59am

Arthur R. Shuman Jr., 70

Arthur R. Shuman Jr., 70, of Fenwick Island, Del., a partner in the law firm of Scott and Shuman LLC, passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.

Shuman was one of the original founding members of the...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:58am

James Sherry Nist, 76

James Sherry Nist, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. After graduation from the College of Holy Cross, Nist served in the United States Marines. He retired to Bethany Beach after a career with IBM. He had a famous...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:58am

Russell Edward Jackson, 72

Russell Edward Jackson, 72, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Oct. 31, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He had been a poultry grower for Allen’s Family Foods. He enjoyed shooting pool, NASCAR, carpentry and making things. His...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:57am

Knowles Henry Hovington Sr., 85

Knowles Henry Hovington Sr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Hovington served his country as a United States Army soldier in World War II.

He...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:57am

Anna Mae Brittingham, 85

Anna Mae Brittingham, 85, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.She was a co-owner and the bookkeeper for Brittingham Associates and Sussex Suites LLC. Brittingham was known for her beautiful crocheting, afghans and other...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:56am

Dale Dewey Pusey, 62

Dale Dewey Pusey, 62, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at his home.

In addition to his parents, William Henry and Maggie May (Greenwalt) Pusey, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Merrill and Orill Pusey. He is...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:12am

James Tyrone “Tee” Norwood, 69

James Tyrone, “Tee” Norwood, also known as Tidewater Laughing Wolf and a former chief of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe, 69, passed quietly at home, surrounded by family and friends, after a short but courageous battle with osteo-sarcoma, a rare bone...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:11am

Shane Mitchell, 53

Shane Mitchell, 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Oct. 24, 2010, at his residence.
Mitchell was a retired supervisor, with 17 years of service for Venture Milling Co. in Seaford, Del. He was a Civil War and history buff, 49ers fan, and...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:10am

Howard ‘Edward’ Johnson, 73

Howard “Edward” Johnson, 73, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Oct. 2010, at home.
Johnson was a lifetime farmer and poultry grower and a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville, Md. He also served for eight years in the...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:10am

Grace Houston, 78

Grace Houston, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Oct. 12, 2010, at her residence, surrounded by family.
Houston was retired as a phone operator at Christiana Hospital. She was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church in...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:09am

Ina Mae Anderson-Grant

Ina Mae Anderson-Grant of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., and also known as “Aunt Ina” and “Mom-Mom,” passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.
Her favorite things were music and...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:09am

James Elwood Esham, 59

James Elwood Esham, 59, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Oct. 22, 2010, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
Esham owned Esham Construction for more than 30 years. He loved woodworking and cabinetmaking. He was a member of the Loyal...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:08am

Edward Bullock Jr., 68

Edward Bullock Jr., 68, of Millsboro, Del., departed this life on Oct. 20, 2010, at home.

Bullock worked at Townsend’s for many years and lived his life to the fullest, never worrying about what tomorrow brings.
He was preceded in...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:07am

Virgil G. Townsend Sr. 74

Virgil G. Townsend Sr., 74, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.
Townsend served in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Perdue in Showell, Md., as a...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:33am

Agnes Mae Taylor, 76

Agnes Mae Taylor, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Darlene.
Taylor attended the Bethel United Methodist Church, Gumboro, Del. She had many jobs over the years, as a cook, shirt-...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:32am

Jane A. Rexrode, 73

Jane A. Rexrode, 73, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Pottstown, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at her home.

She retired from Beebe Medical Center as a food nutritionist after 11...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:32am

Donald M. Hitchens, 70

Donald M. Hitchens, 70, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.

After graduating from Stephen Decatur High School in 1958, Donald began his career in the military in the Army’s...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:31am

Mary D. Dunderdale, 90

Mary D. Dunderdale, 90, formerly of Delaware County, Pa., and recently of Millsboro, Del., died at the Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.

Dunderdale was a Presbyterian and retired from the A&P...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:31am

Alice C. DeMott, 80

Alice C. DeMott, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at her home.

DeMott was employed for 22 years by the Indian River School District, for which she served as the cafeteria manager for three years....

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:30am

Gladys E. Bunting, 101

Gladys E. Bunting, 101, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.
Bunting was a longtime member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville and in recent years divided her time...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:30am

Ronald Herman Brown, 75

Ronald Herman Brown, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

He was a Roman Catholic and retired from General Motors after serving in...

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 2:29am

Henry Walton ‘Walt’ ‘Nothing Fancy’ Jones, 86

Henry Walton “Walt” “Nothing Fancy” Jones, 86, of Lewes, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. He served in World War II. During most of the 1950s, Jones was employed at DuPont Chemical, but he moved to Sussex County and...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 8:50am

Glenn Meredith Brown Sr., 83

Glenn Meredith Brown Sr., 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Brown was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy from...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 8:48am

Atilla Art Antal, 57

Atilla Art Antal, 57, of Washington, D.C., Bethany Beach, Del., Pompano Beach, Fla., and Big Bend, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.

Antal was a successful small-business owner in Bethany Beach since 1974; a degreed accountant...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 8:48am

John F. ‘Jack’ Stewart, 80

John F. “Jack” Stewart, 80, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Arlington, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at his home.
Stewart’s prayer was: “Dear Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and shut it when I’ve said enough.”

He is...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:37am

Barbara Todd Smith, 81

Barbara Todd Smith, 81, of Henlopen Acres, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Smith taught for 36 years in the Cape Henlopen School District,...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:36am

Maxine V. Long Sharp, 72

Maxine V. Long Sharp, 72, of Milton passed away peacefully, at her home, while surrounded by her family and friends on Oct. 3, 2010.
Sharp had retired from the International Paper Co. after 30 years. She was a member of the Shiloh Community...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:34am

Gary Lee Mitchell, 59

Gary Lee Mitchell, 59, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del.

Mitchell was a self-employed poultry grower, operating a farm for the last 30 years. He was a member of Carey’s United...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:31am

Orlando W. Lewis, 85

Orlando W. Lewis, 85, of Roxana, Del., died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at home.

He was a self-employed businessman who enjoyed his family. He attended The River Wesleyan Church in Roxana and Emmanuel Wesleyan Church in Salisbury, Md. He was...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 7:28am