Obituaries


Dorothy “Dotty” Rubright, 93

Dorothy “Dotty” Rubright, 93, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at home. She and her late husband, Richard worked and taught together in Japan, Mexico and Czechoslovakia before retiring in Seattle, Wash., then moving...

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 2:54am

John J. “Jack” Mooney Jr., 73

John J. “Jack” Mooney Jr., 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at home. He served two years in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and 34 years with the DuPont Company.  He was involved for many years in Little...

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 2:17am

Frances A. Strausberger, 73

Frances A. Strausberger, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She worked in the Cryovac Department at Perdue Poultry in Georgetown for 15 years. She was a member of the...

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 2:11am

Doris M. Ciccanti, 89

Doris M. Ciccanti, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She and her husband, Armand, owned and operated Chic's Pizza in Bristol Borough, Pa. She was a life member of the...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 2:14am

John C. Crowley Jr., 71

John C. Crowley Jr., 71, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010,at home after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1956 where he played football and was a member of the HY-Y. He...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 11:22am

Marvin Calvin Mumford, 82

Marvin Calvin Mumford, 82, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, at the Coastal Hospice by the Lake, in Salisbury, Md. He was a retired supervisor and sales clerk in retail sales. He was a veteran of World War II in the U.S...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 9:29am

Rickey Allen Grinolds, 53

Rickey Allen Grinolds, 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, in Tallasse, Ala. under Hospice care. He was a career soldier in the U.S. Air Force, retiring at the rank of Technical Sergeant. He was employed as a civil...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 8:45am

Albert Hagans Sr., 85

Albert Hagans Sr., 85, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. He was employed by various jobs, such as construction, farming, trucking and numerous processing plants.  In the 1980s, Hagans retired.  He was known as “Blake”...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:16am

Michael C. Middleton, 74

Michael C. Middleton, 74, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, He attended City College and University of Maryland. During college he served in the ROTC resigning as a 1st...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:15am

Milo Jay “Mike” Lessig, 90

Milo Jay “Mike” Lessig, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2010, at home. He was retired from the Operating Engineers Local 542. He was a member of the Community Church of Oak Orchard. He was a member of the Oak Orchard...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:10am

Mary Rega, 94

Mary Rega, 94, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at home. She was beloved mother and housewife. She was a parishioner at Mary Mother of Peace Church in Millsboro.

Rega was preceded in death by her parents, John...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:09am

Helen Marie (Fihelly) Price, 85

Helen Marie (Fihelly) Price, 85, of Milford, Del., passed away on Monday, Thursday, March 25, 2010, at home. She was a was a secretary with Social Security and 3M, and then for over 20 years, she enjoyed her work and many friends with the U.S....

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 7:57am

Ruth M. Abbott, 92

Ruth M. Abbott, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Monday, April 5, 2010, at home. She was a homemaker and a big supporter of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.  A veteran, she served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:59am

Dale Malcolm Duvall, 77

Dale Malcolm Duvall, 77, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He lived most of his life in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a stockbroker and real estate manager for...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 3:29am

William J. Whaselsky, 68

William J. Whaselsky, 68 of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2010, at home. He served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers in Kaiserlautern, Germany. From there he joined General Electric, Bergen County, N.J. on Oct. 9,...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 8:03am

Eileen Mc Carthy Gallant, 60

Eileen Mc Carthy Gallant, 60, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She served as a producer and program director of WMAL Radio Station in Washington, D.C. from 1976 through...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 2:14am

Mary Ellen “Eileen” Fitzhugh, 48

Mary Ellen “Eileen” Fitzhugh, 48, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. Fitzhugh had been the assistant manager at Wawa in Ocean City, Md. She had also been a master barber and...

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:27am

Josefina A. Bowman, 67

Josefina A. Bowman, 67, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She had worked for former U.S. Sen. William Proxmire and, after moving to Delaware, she had worked at Ocean...

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:23am

Karen J. Gooding, 47

Karen J. Gooding, 47, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. She was a homemaker and a member of Fenwick Island Baptist Church.

Gooding was proceeded in death by her father, Arthur Vossler. She is survived by her...

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:15am

Jehu “Jay” Layton, 73

Jehu “Jay” Layton, 73 of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. Layton owned and operated Jay’s Market in Frankford for 34 years. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family,...

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:14am

Glen Alexander, 45

Glen Alexander, 45 of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010, at his home. He was employed by Eastern Shore Porch and Patio. He was a member of the Selbyville Elks Lodge and a die-hard Cowboys fan.

Alexander is survived by...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 3:58am

William Robert “Doc” Yesbek, 90

William Robert “Doc” Yesbek, 90 of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010, at home. He served as a captain in the Army before establishing his dental practice in Washington, D.C.
Yesbek was proceeded in death by his wife...

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 10:39am

Lorraine Teti Grosso, 66

Lorraine Teti Grosso, 66 of Bethany Beach, Del., passed in March 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was an accomplished artist and a nationally-ranked tennis player. She was employed by Franciscan Health System in Aston, Penn. for...

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:56am

Patricia Faye Plummer, 65

Patricia Faye Plummer, 65 of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. She loved fishing, gardening, watching her grandchildren play sports, stock car racing and spending time with her family.

Plummer was proceeded in...

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:54am

John ‘Smitty’ Francis Smith, 69

John ‘Smitty’ Francis Smith, 69 of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He had worked as a carpenter, until Philadelphia Electric Company employed him, where he retired from in 1990 from...

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:52am

Janet Naegele, 62

Janet Naegele, 62 of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at home. She was a homemaker and co-owned the family business for 20 years. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Delmar, Md. She was a loving...

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:14am

Anna V. Brackett, 87

Anna V. Brackett, 87 of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Monday, March 22, 2010 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was an active member at the Dagsboro Church of God where she participated in many of the Bible Studies. She also...

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:53am

David Ralston Pettyjohn, 94

David Ralston Pettyjohn, 94 of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the home of his daughter. He first worked for Parks Goodnight and Old Line Construction Co., as a heavy equipment operator. Then, he was employed at...

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:51am

John P. "Jack" Woods, 84

John P. "Jack" Woods, 84 of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He worked and retired as a computer scientist for IBM and Computer Sciences Corp. He served in WWII in the 8th Army...

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:45am

Lois C. Sweeney, 72

Lois C. Sweeney, 72 of Roxana, Del., passed away on Monday, March 22, 2010, at home. She was an associate with Ross department store for over 25 years.
Sweeney is proceeded in death by her parents, Dewey and Etta Venable Neil. She is...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 6:32am

Allen F. Dayton, 79

Allen F. Dayton, 79 of South Bethany, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the Christiana Care Health Center in Newark, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del. Dayton served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:31am

James Reuel Poston, 40

James Reuel Poston, 40, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at home. He studied sports broadcast journalism in college – a passion he carried with him throughout his life. Family and friends will always remember his wonderful sense of humor...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:29am

Gary G. McWhite, 57

Gary G. McWhite, 57 of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. He attended Bayshore Community Church and was a true Christian, always praying and praising God for every little blessing in life. In his time he served in the United...

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 9:26am

Edward E. “Tobe” Oliphant, 93

Edward E. “Tobe” Oliphant, 93 of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He loved farming and was a farmer his whole life. He was a devoted and great family man who dearly loved...

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 8:53am

Thomas Larsen, 88

Thomas Larsen, 88 of Milton, Del., passed away on Friday, March 19, 2010. He was born in New York City, served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, came home to Rehoboth Beach, Del. where he lived, raised his family and worked until...

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 8:42am

Christine Marie Sheddy, 26

Christine Marie Sheddy, 26 of Dover, Del., passed away on Nov. 13, 2007. She was a stay-at-home mother to her three children. She helped with the family business doing office work and anything else that needed to be done. She loved music, talking...

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 8:31am

Myrtle E. Hitchens, 90

Myrtle E. Hitchens, 90, of Ocean View, Del. passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She worked for “Jake” Hocker before it was G&E. She co-owned and operated Myrtle’s Upholstery with her daughter-...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 9:55am

Regina Amelia Heath Husfelt, 83

Regina Amelia Heath Husfelt, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, March 15, 2010. She was a graduate of Elkton High School, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 28. She volunteered many hours of service to assist injured War...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 9:15am

Nettie V. Darkow, 84

Nettie V. Darkow, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, at Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation in Millsboro, Del. She was a member of the Boston Terrier Club of Maryland, and the AKC Kennel Club. She attended Blackwater...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 9:13am

Mildred C. Stevens, 101

Mildred C. Stevens, 101, of Camden, Del., passed away Monday, Mar. 15, 2010, at the Capital Nursing Home, Dover, Del. She was a member of the Lebanon Wesleyan Church, and loved to play the piano and ride horses.
Stevens is proceeded in...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 8:44am

Angela A. Lyddane, 84

Angela A. Lyddane, 84, of Selbyville, Del. passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a contracting officer with the Defense Mapping Agency for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic...

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 9:01am

Russell E. Kelly, 81

Russell E. Kelly, 81, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He served in the United States Army during the Korea and Vietnam conflicts and retired as Command Sergeant Major after 27...

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 9:00am

Dylan Andrew Ailworth, 5 weeks

Dylan Andrew Ailworth, 5 weeks, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Childrens National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. He was born on Feb. 4, 2010.
Ailworth is proceeded in death by his grandfather, Charles...

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 8:59am

Julian J. Kusel, 99

Julian J. Kusel, 99, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010. He retired in 1971 after 38 years of service as a technician for Western Electric. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
...

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 8:18am

Antoinette “Toni” (Vitelli) Hail, 63

Antoinette “Toni” (Vitelli) Hail, 63, of Millsboro, Del. passed away Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010, at her home. After moving to Millsboro in 1992 she and her husband John became very active member at the East Gate Presbyterian Church in Millsboro, Del...

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 8:17am

George Elmer “Jug” West, 84

George Elmer “Jug” West, 84, of Dagsboro, Del. passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He served in the Navy during World War II and retired as the postmaster of the Selbyville Post Office after 28 years...

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 8:16am

Carlton M. Jarmon, Sr., 78

Carlton M. Jarmon, Sr., 78, of Selbyville, Del. passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center Lewes, Del. He had been a life-long truck driver with many friends in the industry.
Jarmon is proceeded in death by his parents, Fred...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 3:59am

Shelley Lynn Berry, 56

Shelley Lynn Berry, 56, of Conyers, Ga. passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at her home. She was a wife, mother and administrative assistant for the South Coastal District of The Wesleyan Church. She will long be known as a leader of women, a...

Monday, March 8, 2010 - 3:18am

Gordon E. “Gordy” Pepper, 69

Gordon E. “Gordy” Pepper, 69, of Selbyville, Del. passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.
Pepper was proceeded in death by his parents, Nelson and Irene Bunting Pepper. He is survived by his wife,...

Monday, March 8, 2010 - 3:16am

Margaret L. Veasey, 89

Margaret L. Veasey, 89, of Dagsboro, Del. passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She attended the Dagsboro Gospel Fellowship Church.
Veasey is proceeded in death by her parents, William and...

Friday, March 5, 2010 - 3:55am