Obituaries


Dr. E. James “Doc” “Siggie” Sigler Jr., 71

Dr. E. James “Doc” “Siggie” Sigler Jr., 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Frostburg, Md., and Ocean City, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Brandywine Assisted Living, Selbyville, Del. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:19pm

Mary L. Miller

Mary L. Miller, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired insurance consultant and a member of the Millsboro VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to bowl and travel.

Miller...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:34pm

Hazel M. Hudson

Hazel M. Hudson, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, in Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro. She worked for many years as a waitress for Sam’s & Floyd’s Restaurants in Millsboro. She attended Millsboro...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:33pm

David Lee ‘Dave’ Harmon, 74

David Lee “Dave” Harmon, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a retired printer and salesman. An avid Redskins fan, he also loved riding Harleys, working in his yard,...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:32pm

Earle B. ‘Butch’ Atkins Jr., 68

Earle B. “Butch” Atkins Jr., 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bear, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., after a courageous battle with cancer. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:35pm

Billie Mae Brittingham, 59

Billie Mae Brittingham, 59, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in the Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a laboratory technician at Intervet in Millsboro and a member of the Joshua House Church. She was...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:34pm

Cecil R. Godfrey Jr., 77

Cecil R. Godfrey Jr., 77, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Marine Corps. He was part of the first graduating class of...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:34pm

Alberta Thorp ‘Bert’ Gurtler, 76

Alberta Thorp “Bert” Gurtler, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a computer programmer/keypunch operator for the American Hardware Company, retiring after 30 years of service...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:33pm

Robert Edward Hammond Sr., 57

Robert Edward Hammond Sr., 57, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Smyrna, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at his home. He was employed in the maintenance department for DelCampo Bakery in Elsmere, Del. He was a member of the Oak Orchard...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:32pm

David Lee ‘Dave’ Harmon, 74

David Lee “Dave” Harmon, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

He was a retired printer and salesman. An avid Redskins fan, he also loved riding Harleys, working in his...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:32pm

Richard A. McCaffrey, 80

Richard A. McCaffrey, 80, of Ocean View, Del., and Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Edgewater, Md., passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at his home in Ocean View. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force. He was a retired...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:31pm

Oliver J. Morgan, 83

Oliver J. Morgan, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He had been ill for a long time; now it was time for him to go home to be with the Lord. He worked for Mountaire Farms in Millsboro...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:30pm

Rose Osaula, 87

Rose Osaula, 87, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Rockland Place Assisted Living in Wilmington, Del.

Osaula was preceded in death by her husband, Michael. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Singh, of Newton, N...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:30pm

William B. Short Jr., 68

William B. Short Jr., 68, of Hinesville, Ga., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at home. He was a project manager.

Short was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Sr. and Ruth P. Messick Short; and a brother, Ken Short. He is...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:29pm

Peggy Prettyman Walls, 56

Peggy Prettyman Walls, 56, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, while valiantly battling leukemia, in Christiana Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. A graduate of Sussex Central High School...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 3:28pm

Robert H. “Bob” Bowers, 80

Robert H. “Bob” Bowers, 80, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a veteran of World War II,...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:05am

Matthew A. Connor, 46

Matthew A. Connor, 46, of Millsboro, Del., a broadcast engineer, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at his home. A 1980 graduate of Indian River High School, he also earned an Associate of Arts degree in electrical engineering from...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:04am

Charles Lee Disharoon, 84

Charles Lee Disharoon, 84, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army-Air Core 508 Fighter Group. He worked 30 years with Chesapeake...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:03am

Albert “Owl Head” Farlow Jr., 66

Albert “Owl Head” Farlow Jr., 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army Air Cavalry. He was a vaccinator at the...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:02am

Robert E. Kelly, 89

Robert E. Kelly, 89, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in the Berlin Nursing and Rehab Center, Berlin, Md. He had been a salesman for Anderson Oldsmobile in Baltimore for 18 years. A mason, he...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:02am

Kirstie M. Matt, 40, and William Noah “Billy” Matt, 1

Kirstie M. Matt, 40, of Milton, Del., and her one year old son, William Noah “Billy” Matt, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Georgetown, Del., on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.

Kirstie Matt is survived by her...

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:01am

Ramona M. Nixon, 74

Ramona M. Nixon, 74, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Lanham, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at home.

She was born in Washington, D.C., and from the age of 4, she was raised at St. Vincent’s Catholic Orphanage. She was a...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:50pm

Raymond F. Butler, 56

Raymond F. Butler, 56, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Raymond relocated to Sussex County in 1986. He was a dedicated instructor, coach, tutor and mentor at the former Sussex Central...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:50pm

Eliza L. White, 94

Eliza L. White, 94 of Oak Orchard, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

She owned and operated White’s Beauty Shop in Georgetown for over 40 years. During World War II, she was a line leader at Milford...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:49pm

Alfonzo ‘Al’ James Sample, 41

Alfonzo “Al” James Sample, 41, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. He worked at Vlassic Foods for 16 years and was employed by Mountaire Farms.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Sample; daughters Jazmine, Alana...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:48pm

Sylvia Taylor, 83

Sylvia Taylor, 83, of Long Neck, Del., died on Oct. 29, 2008, in Lewes. Taylor was born and raised in Tylerton, Md., part of the community known as Smith Island. She left the island during World War II to work in a defense plant in Baltimore....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:47pm

Irene F. Asper, 86

Irene F. Asper, 86, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church of Dagsboro and the Order of the Eastern Star, Ocean View...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 2:47pm

Robert W. ‘Bob’ Apfl, 69

Robert W. “Bob” Apfl, 69, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Eddystone, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was an engineer for Westinghouse in Philadelphia, Pa., retiring in 1996 after 37 years of...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:48am

Grace Lingo Baker, 89

Grace Lingo Baker, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, Del., in the company of her devoted husband of 67 years, Charles Roland Baker, and youngest son, Daniel. A graduate of Juniata...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:48am

Charles ‘Harrison’ Megee Jr., 66

Charles “Harrison” Megee Jr., 66, of Pittsville, Md., passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at his home. He was employed as a truck driver for Sharp Energy/Tri-County Gas for a number of years. For the last six years, he owned and operated Megee...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:44am

Lorraine E. ‘Liz’ Phelps, 75

Lorraine E. “Liz” Phelps, 75, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. In her early years, she was a nurse and later became a florist and also a caterer.
Phelps...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:43am

Judy K. Rogers, 65

Judy K. Rogers, 65, of Roxana, Del., passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She owned and operated her own hairdresser shop for more than 51 years in the Roxana area. She was also employed at...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:42am

Richard Seymour, 72

Richard Seymour, 72, of Berlin, Md., formerly of Scranton, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He retired from the Scranton Fire Department after 38 years of service, as a district chief. He...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:39am

Constance L. Baker, 75

Constance L. Baker, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in the Renaissance Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro. She was a cashier for A&P Stores and Superfresh Stores for more than 20 years, starting in...

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 6:39am

Arthur Cephas

Arthur Cephas, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was a sanitation engineer for Allen’s Family Foods in Hurlock, Md., and a member of St. Johns AME Church in...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:37am

Elizabeth W. ‘Betty’ Ezekiel, 86

Elizabeth W. “Betty” Ezekiel, 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Renaissance Nursing Home, Long Neck, Del. She had been a legal secretary for many years and was a member of St. Luke’s...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:36am

Dorothy Fujiki, 80

Dorothy Fujiki, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was the owner and operator of Ace Cleaning Service. A member of the Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Oak Orchard, Del.,...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:35am

Virgie Grubb, 84

Virgie Grubb, 84, of Long Neck, Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked for many years as a printer and typesetter for various magazines and newspapers. She attended the Oak...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:34am

Tony Vinciguerra, 79

Tony Vinciguerra, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at his home. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a career weatherman serving from JFK Airport in New York to the World Weather Bureau in Maryland. He was always ready to...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:33am

Virginia C. ‘Ginny’ Zinn, 78

Virginia C. “Ginny” Zinn, 78, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a graduate of Bryant College and worked in Providence, R.I., where she met her...

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 6:33am

Stephen A. Brooks, 29

Stephen A. Brooks, 29, of Milton, Del., passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. He loved spending time with his family and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
Brooks was preceded in death by his father...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:26am

Harold Edwin Kingston, 90

Harold Edwin Kingston, 90, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at the Renaissance Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro, Del. A naval veteran of World War II, he was a “plank owner” (...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:22am

George W. R. ‘Bun’ Marvel, 93

George W. R. “Bun” Marvel, 93, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at home. Together, he and his wife, Althea (Pepper), operated a farm in Bayville, Del. He was a member of Sound United Methodist Church.

Marvel was...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:20am

John Paris, 86

John Paris, 86, of Millville, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in the Harrison House Nursing Home, Georgetown, Del. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a retired Regional Manager for the Pennsylvania Railroad...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:19am

Blanche Feddiman Handy, 99

Blanche Feddiman Handy, 99, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. A homemaker, she was a good mother and mom-mom who loved life and loved all children. She was a member of the St....

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:17am

Harold Edwin Kingston, 90

Harold Edwin Kingston, 90, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at the Renaissance Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro, Del. A naval veteran of World War II, he was a “plank owner” (...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:17am

Viola Fay Ryan, 86

Viola Fay Ryan, 86, of Milton, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Capitol Health Care, Dover, Del. A lifelong resident of Sussex County, she was in retail clothing sales for much of her life and was also a longtime volunteer at Beebe...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:16am

Betty J. Shannon, 80

Betty J. Shannon, 80, of Wilmington, Del. and Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. A proud graduate of the Wilmington General Hospital Training School for Nurses, she was a licensed registered nurse and dedicated...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:15am

Bessie H. Wilson

Bessie H. Wilson of Millsboro passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Delmar.

Wilson was known as a kind, caring person. She had worked for the Baxter family for more than 70 years and...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:03am

Susan Lynn Williamson, 52

Susan Lynn Williamson, 52, of Frankford, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at home.

Williamson owned and operated a family business and was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:03am