Obituaries


Helen A. Ritter, 82

Helen A. Ritter, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide at the Lincoln Intermediate School for mentally challenged kids in York County, Pa., for ten...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 4:44am

William F. 'Bill' Keller, 69

William F. “Bill” Keller, 69, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at home. He was a member of the Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645, the East Sussex Moose Lodge #2542 and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Keller is preceded in death by...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 4:43am

Beatrice M. Plummer, 90

Beatrice M. Plummer, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at Bay Health Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Del. She loved to dance, and was bubbly and determined, and a real character who was well liked. She was a member...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 4:42am

Alan B. Doeberl, 87

Alan B. Doeberl, 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at Salisbury Rehab & Nursing Center in Salisbury, Md. He had been a carpenter for many years and was a member of the Ocean City VFW and the Sportsman's club at Swann...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 4:38am

Hilda E. Townsend, 83

Hilda E. Townsend, 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Del. She was a retired employee of the State of Delaware and she was an Avon Representative for 37 years.
Townsend is...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 1:56am

Mabel King, 86

Mabel King, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She worked for 20th Century Fox before marrying. She was a loving, caring women who devoted her life to her family and...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 1:55am

Phyllis Lorraine Harmon, 78

Phyllis Lorraine Harmon, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. She was a dedicated homemaker and devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was know for her sharp mind and sense of humor. She attended Harmony United...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 1:53am

Margaret M.“Peggy” Rowe, 88

Margaret M.“Peggy” Rowe, 88, of Florida, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Lewes Del. She graduated from Wright College in Chicago with a degree in accounting. She was an active member of the prize-winning synchronized...

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 9:36am

Susan Lynn Doyle, 63

Susan Lynn Doyle, 63, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a retired Administrative Assistant for Anne Arundel County. She also worked in the accounting office at Resort Quest...

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 9:35am

Robert J. “Bob” Dera, 79 ?

Robert J. “Bob” Dera, 79, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Army. Following his discharge for the U.S....

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 2:10am

Lyneisha Caneice-Renee Cuffee

Lyneisha Caneice-Renee Cuffee, of Smyrna, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009. She loved traveling, music and good home cooking. Though her life was short, she lived it to the fullest. There was something about her smile that touched the...

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 1:39am

Gloria Fae (Gifford) Jewell, 73

Gloria Fae (Gifford) Jewell, 73, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Jewel is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Francis (Frank); and her children, Gloria Carlson of...

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 4:35am

Kendall Lindbergh Melson, 81

Kendall Lindbergh Melson, 81

Kendall Lindbergh Melson, 81, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Melson was a veteran of the Korean War...

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 4:33am

Howard Roy Layton, 65

Howard Roy Layton, 65, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 at Renaissance Health Care in Millsboro, Del. He was a certified public accountant, working from his home office for approximately 35 years. He was also an...

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 4:31am

Marie E. West, 97

Marie E. West, 97, of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. She worked for many years in the cafeteria of John M. Clayton/Indian River High School. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro.

West is preceded...

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 4:29am

Helen J. Campbell, 95

Helen J. Campbell, 95, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She had worked for many years for the King's Arms Apartments in Ocean City, Md. She was a member of the Zion United...

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 2:41am

Charles Melvin White, 80

Charles Melvin White, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Md. Before retiring, he had been an appliance repairman for the Washington Gas and Light, Co. He was a...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 9:44am

David L. Gillotti, 48 ?

David L. Gillotti, 48, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. He was a member of St. Lukes, St. John Neuman, St. Jude Shrine and St. Joseph's Catholic Churches. He was a member of Knights of Columbus in Ocean City. His passion...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 9:39am

Lorraine M. Cromer, 65

Lorraine M. Cromer, 65, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury, Md. She was a loving mother, a great admirer of both music and art, and worked as a computer analyst for many years...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:18am

Gordon L. Barker, 75

Gordon L. Barker, 75, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at home. He had been a teacher for many years and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocean City, Md.

Barker is preceded in death by his parents,...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:14am

Ella Mary Schell "nee Shipley", 83

Ella Mary Schell "nee Shipley", 83

Ella Mary Schell, 83, of Baltimore, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009.

Schell was preceded in death by by her husband, Thomas Schell; and a daughter, Penny Jacobson. She is survived by two...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:15am

Myrtha W. Calhoun, 99

Myrtha W. Calhoun, 99, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. She was dedicated to her family, community and church. She taught piano lessons at home and played the organ for 38 years at Bethel United Methodist Church where she...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:10am

Anna Koch, 101

Anna Koch, 101, of Clarksville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Renaissance Health Center in Millsboro. She was a retired seamstress.

Koch is preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Martha Dunkelmann; her husband, Hans...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7:01am

C. Ronald Bilowith, 71

C. Ronald Bilowith, 71, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Ronald served as a chemical night engineer for Hoffmann-LaRoche...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 6:59am

Patricia Ellen Harmon, 68

Patricia Ellen Harmon, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford after a courageous fight against cancer. She was employed by the Sussex County Government Administrative Offices as a...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 6:55am

Elizabeth "Erzika" Gerdelan

Elizabeth Gerdelan, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. As a spunky 19-year-old just out of teacher's college, she taught high school in a small village on a hill overlooking her...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 6:52am

Brian M. Welch, 42

Brian M. Welch, 42
Brian M. Welch, 42, of Roxana, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at home. He was a graduate of Penn State University and was a retailer in the Bethany Beach area for many years. He was a member of the Roxana...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:54am

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Hudson, 83

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Hudson, 83, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Renaissance Nursing Home in Millsboro. She retired from the State of Delaware Justice of Peace Court #3 in 1991. Betty was a member of Salem United...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 3:51am

Thomas R. Johnson, 84

Thomas R. Johnson, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He worked for Martin Aircraft after college and before he went into the service. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 3:21am

James R. Carey, 92

James R. Carey, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at home. He had been a nurseryman for 53 years and was one of the owners of Peninsula Nurseries in Selbyville. ?
Carey was preceded in death by his parents, Francis...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 6:29am

Jeffrey W. Baker, 51

Jeffrey W. Baker, 51, of Felton, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He loved cats, dogs, Texas Hold‘em, Gumby, and his obscure Vinyl LP Record collection. His love of music prompted him and his business...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 6:25am

Jack Brinson Royster, 90

Jack Brinson Royster, 90, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Lewes, Del. He served in the US Army in World War II. He worked as a quality control inspector at the Letterkenny Ordinance Depot.

He was active in VFW...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:49am

William G. Walker, 88

William G. Walker, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was a retired grocery store manager and former...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:04am

Robert J. Thomas, 76

Robert J. Thomas, 76, of Millville, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and he was a retired service technician with Sears, Inc.

Bishop...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:29am

Roger A. Scherff, 87

Roger A. Scherff, 87, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital of Berlin, Md. He was a graduate of George Washington University. He worked at Ft. Detrick, Md. as a plant physiologist for 20 years...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:24am

David C. Bishop, 75

David C. Bishop, 75, of Frankford, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He owned and operated a blade sharpening business for many years. He attended Millsboro Wesleyan Church in Millsboro, Del. He was a...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:07am

Mary E. Townsend, 75

Mary E. Townsend, 75, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del.

Townsend was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Townsend, Sr. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara E. Smith,...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:05am

Cashar E. Hall, 80

Cashar E. Hall, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at home. He was a weighmaster for Tyson Foods, Inc. He was a member of the B.P.O.E., Elks Lodge #2173, Selbyville, an avid beagler and foxhound enthusiast, and he...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 2:30am

Lance E. Phillips, 47

Lance E. Phillips, 47

Lance E. Phillips, 47, of Clarksville, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at his father’s home in Granbury, Texas. He was a member of the East Sussex Moose Lodge in Roxana.

Phillips is survived by his...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 2:24am

Mildred Ann Sinnamon Humphreys, 60

Mildred Ann Sinnamon Humphreys, 60, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She worked in the banking industry and helped in her family’s cottage and apartment rental business in...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 5:51am

Charles Robert Pitts, 76

Charles Robert Pitts, 76, of Selbyville, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at home. He was a former employee of the Townsend Poultry Division of Millsboro, Del. serving as a weigh-master. Later, he became an independent lot and lawn care...

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 8:15am

Mary Ann Friello, 80

Mary Ann Friello, 80, of Bethany Beach, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She had been a secretary for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for many years. She was a member of St. Ann's...

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 3:24am

John R. “Jack” Fredericks, 71

John R. “Jack” Fredericks, 71, of Millsboro (Long Neck), passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27. He was a retired truck driver. He loved his family, and was a strong-willed person who valiantly fought against chronic illnesses for several years. He...

Friday, October 30, 2009 - 2:51am

Robert “Bob” R. Shaffer, 59

Robert “Bob” R. Shaffer, 59, of Seaford, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He served with the U. S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He owned and operated an Auto Parts sales and service shop for many...

Friday, October 30, 2009 - 2:48am

Paul Burton Moore, 91

Paul Burton Moore, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Elsmere. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Moore then joined his father in the family jewelry and...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 4:19am

Somchit Mouynivong, 70

Somchit Mouynivong, 70, of Frankford, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Mouynivong is survived by her husband, Chieng Mouynivong; 6 sons, Somsack, Deng, Noulack, Vila, Thanin, and...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 6:44am

James “Jim” R. Ritterbusch, Jr., 62

James “Jim” R. Ritterbusch, Jr., 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He worked as a claims manger in the insurance industry with 35 years of service before retiring. He was also a...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 5:45am

Harold E. “Gene” Lentz, Jr, 71

Harold E. “Gene” Lentz, Jr, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 23, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. He retired as a sheet metal worker for the Local Union 19B of York, Pa. after 25 years of service. He proudly served his...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 5:45am

Clifford Alan “Cliff” Elliott, 31

Clifford Alan “Cliff” Elliott, 31, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at his home. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp as a diesel Mechanic, and was Honorably discharged in 2001 as a Lance Corporal. He was...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:50am

Cynthia G. Morrell, 68

Cynthia G. Morrell, 68, Millsboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at home. She was very grateful for the friendships she made through the Girl Scout’s.

Morrell was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Dorothy (Reynolds) Morrell. She...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 2:37am