Obituaries


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

Genevieve M. ‘Gene’ Langhorst, 79

Genevieve M. “Gene” Langhorst, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Gaithersburg and Rockville, Md., and Yonkers, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Langhorst was a member of Mary Mother of Peace...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:37am

William Barnes ‘Barney’ Hall Jr., 81

William Barnes “Barney” Hall Jr., 81, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Baltimore and Ocean City, Md., died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at home.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:36am

Charlotte Franklin Gum, 70

Charlotte Franklin Gum, 70, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at her home on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Gum was a retired lab technician at Townsend’s Hatchery.

In addition to her parents, Charles and Edna (Birch) Franklin, she was also...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:35am

Florence M. Gray, 74

Florence M. Gray, 74, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She had been an activities assistant at Treasure Beach Campground near Fenwick Island for 11 years.

Gray was...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 3:01am

Grace Wingate Hudson, 83

Grace Wingate Hudson, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was known for her green thumb. Her yard was a riot of color from the first...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 3:00am

Sylvia L. Leinbach, 76

Sylvia L. Leinbach, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She worked for Bell of Pennsylvania retiring as a supervisor in Dial Administration in 1984 after 33 years of service. After...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:59am

Nowland Bouchelle Ellison "Hopps," 91

Nowland Bouchelle Ellison "Hopps", 91, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at home in the loving arms of his daughter and wife. He worked for Conowingo Power, a division of Philadelphia Electric Co. and was a dedicated...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:58am

Raymond L. Marvel, 89

Raymond L. Marvel, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:57am

Raymond J. “Ray” Hunt, 86

Raymond J. “Ray” Hunt, 86, of Denton, Md., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Envoy Center in Denton, Md. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific Campaign and China; he was a gunner and was...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:55am

Mary Louise ”Mary Lou” Tate, 71

Mary Louise ”Mary Lou” Tate, 71, of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. She and her husband, Jim, previously owned Ocean Realty in Ocean City.

Tate was preceded in death by her...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:54am

Charles L. Wright, 72

Charles L. Wright, 72, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was raised in Washington, D.C. and was a loyal Redskin fan. He served his country in the Army National Guard and the U...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:53am

Robert V. “Bob” West, 79

Robert V. “Bob” West, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. He worked for Townsend’s Inc., Millsboro, Del. as a supervisor of poultry processing and many other duties for many years retiring...

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 2:53am

Margaret M. Lynch, 86

Margaret M. Lynch, 86, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born Dec. 29, 1923.

Lynch was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Stella Rickards; her loving...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:04am

Richard A. "Dick" Kelly

Richard A. "Dick" Kelly, formerly of Mavern, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center, surrounded by his loved ones. As a young man he served in in the U.S. Navy during World War II, aboard the USS Valley Forge and...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 1:33am