Obituaries


Thomas G. Meisten Jr., 42

Thomas G. Meisten Jr., 42, of Ocean View, Del., previously of Dover, Del., and New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at home. He was a U.S. postal clerk for many years.

Meisten was preceded in death by his father, Thomas G....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:15pm

James D. Moore, 71

James D. Moore, 71, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Glenmoore, Pa., passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at home. He had been employed by National Rolling Mills, Paoli, Pa., as a steel worker; and then Purdue in Georgetown, Del., for 10 years....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:15pm

Sandra Lee Snyder, 70

Sandra Lee Snyder, 70, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of York, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a member of East Gate Presbyterian Church, an...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:13pm

Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Fisher Ellingsworth Willey, 84

Elizabeth “Bessie” Fisher Ellingsworth Willey, 84, of Lewes, Del., went to live with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2009, after a lengthy illness. She passed away in the Milford Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She worked as a bookkeeper at Beebe...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:12pm

Eugene Davidson, 81

Eugene Davidson, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, March 2, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired computer operator at Cargill Inc.

Davidson was...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:02pm

Jean V. Hitchens, 65

Jean V. Hitchens, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. She was employed by Cargill for 20 years and most recently as a...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:01pm

Joseph C. McCourt, 80

Joseph C. McCourt, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Newtown, Conn., passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, he then worked for Union Carbide/First...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:00pm

Thomas George Moran, 60

Thomas George Moran, 60, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a long struggle with diabetes. A 1971 graduate of the University of Connecticut, he then enlisted in the...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:59pm

Millard Paul Rummel, 87

Millard Paul Rummel, 87, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. A graduate of George Washington University, he began federal civil service in 1940 at the Washington Navy Yard; and thereafter rose through the ranks of Civil...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:59pm

Eleanor P. Severs, 79

Eleanor P. Severs, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Melfa, Va., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. She was a retired Realtor and Real Estate Appraiser. She was a member of St. Edmond’s Catholic Church...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:58pm

Mary A. Talley, 100

Mary A. Talley, 100, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, in the home of her daughter, Nancy, in Milton, Del. She had owned the former Sea View Towne Shoppe in Selbyville and the Sea View Beach Shoppe in Fenwick Island, Del...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:57pm

Melvin Miles Tindall, 95

Melvin Miles Tindall, 95, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was co-owner of Eastern Shore Amusements Inc. and a...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:57pm

Edmund ‘Lee’ Burbage, 78

Edmund “Lee” Burbage, 78, of Rogers Haven, Millville, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He retired in 1970 from the U.S. Coast Guard as an E-9 master chief after 21 years of service to his country. He...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:04pm

lma J. Crump, 88

Alma J. Crump, 88, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family. She was an export documentation clerk for the film department of the...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:03pm

Dorothy A. Fopma, 78

Dorothy A. “Dot” Fopma, 78, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Lanham and Ocean City, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. She was a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick Island, Del., and attended...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:02pm

Nellie M. Hudson, 95

Nellie M. Hudson, 95, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at home. She and her late husband operated a poultry farm in Ocean View, where she lived for more than 59 years. She was a...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:01pm

John O. Lamphier Jr., 71

John O. Lamphier Jr., 71, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at home. He had been a financial analyst for the Department of the Army and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:01pm

Pauline M. Revel, 85

Pauline M. Revel (nee Marsh), 85, of Millsboro, Del., went home to Heaven on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. She graduated from the Beebe School of Nursing in 1944 and served as a registered nurse for nearly 20 years. In 1946, on the shortest day of the...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:00pm

Joe R. Snyder, 84

Joe R. Snyder, 84, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Lehighton, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He had been a truck driver for Motor Freight Express and was a member of Zion United...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:59pm

Kenneth H. Jobes, 85

Kenneth H. Jobes, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He had been a self-employed demolition technician and was known as the “gentle wrecker” by his business associates. He was a...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:16am

Katie Mae Holland, 6

Katie Mae Holland, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked at Showell Poultry Plant for 32 years. She was a member of Victory Pentecostal Church, Selbyville, Del. She loved...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:15am

Alwyn B. Colwell, 95

Alwyn B. Colwell, 95, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at her residence. Since moving from Canada, she had made her home with her daughter, Marie, in Selbyville. She was a...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:14am

Arthur J. ‘Art’ DiDomenico, 40

Arthur J. “Art” DiDomenico, 40, of Newark, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in the Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. He enjoyed music, dancing, shooting pool, and he loved his dog.

DiDomenico is...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:13am

Joseph Emory Downs, 60

Joseph Emory Downs, 60, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at his home. He enjoyed camping, playing horseshoes and country music. He was quick to help if you needed a hand and he loved being with his family more than anything...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:13am

Ronald Louis Fabiani

Ronald Louis Fabiani, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a member of St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, Georgetown, Del., Post 28 American Legion and the Marine Corp League...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:12am

Dorothy A. Gill, 75

Dorothy A. Gill, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Deptford, N.J., passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, in the Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pa. She was employed with Sears & Roebuck in their accounting department for 15 years before...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:12am

Raynor N. Grant, 96

Raynor N. Grant, 96, of Millville, Del., formerly of Victor, Mt., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in the Harbor Healthcare Nursing Home, Lewes, Del.
Grant was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha (Pemberton)...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:11am

John J. Klink, 42

John J. Klink, 42, of Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. A 1984 graduate of Indian River High School, he then served in the United State Army...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:10am

Samuel A. Magee Sr., 64

Samuel A. Magee Sr., 64, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

Magee was preceded in death by his parents, William and Louella (Hall) Magee; and two brothers, Johnny and Billy...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:09am

L. Madeline Mumford, 72

L. Madeline Mumford, 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at home, surrounded by her family. She lived in North Carolina for 14 years but resided in Delaware the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker, school bus driver and caregiver to...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:09am

Raymond Joseph ‘Rick’ Rickards Jr., 71

Raymond Joseph “Rick” Rickards Jr., 71, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He retired in 1991 as a supervisor after working 34 years at the DuPont plant, Seaford,...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:08am

Nelda H. Theis, 88

Nelda H. Theis, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Coastal Hospice by the Lake, Salisbury, Md. She was a retired secretary from Ametek Corporations. She was a member of Lisbon United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, Md...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:07am

Charles Andrew Coles Jr.

Charles Andrew Coles Jr., of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Dundalk, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. A United States Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired steel worker with...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:04pm

Herbert L. Jenkins, 73

Herbert L. Jenkins, 73, of Millsboro, Del., went to his eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a lengthy illness. A faithful member and servant of God until the end, he attended Apostolic Church of...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:03pm

Anita E. Keller, 60

Anita E. Keller, 60, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a quality assurance supervisor for Mountaire Farms, Selbyville, Del., for 11 years and...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:02pm

Ruth M. Lloyd, 65

Ruth M. Lloyd, 65, of Millville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was a homemaker and a life member and past president of the Millville Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Lloyd was...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:02pm

Mildred D. Lawrance Turner, 98

Mildred D. Lawrance Turner, 98, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Drexel Hill, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired operator for the Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania.
Turner was...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:01pm

Greta VanAalten, 93

Greta (Park) VanAalten, 93, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Born in Amsterdam, Holland, she survived the Holocaust in France and came to the United States in 1946. She was the president of Hadassah from 1980-1985. She was...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:01pm

Christine Godfrey Whaley, 57

Christine Godfrey Whaley, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., fought a long and courageous battle with breast cancer and passed away peacefully in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. She joined Perdue Farms Inc. in...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:00pm

Robert J. ‘Biff’ Baker, 81

Robert J. “Biff” Baker, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas. Born in Wilmington,...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:33pm

Payton A. Campbell, 18

Payton A. Campbell, 18, of Ocean View, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He had attended Indian River High School. He loved to hunt, fish and ride go-carts and dirt bikes. He will be...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:33pm

Doris M. Clark, 79

Doris M. Clark, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del.

Clark was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Hulda (Mitchell) Joseph. She is survived by her nephew...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:32pm

David Barry Givens Jr.

David Barry Givens Jr. passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He was a construction worker and a proud member of the local Carpenters Union. He loved hunting and fishing and was a huge Giants fan. He enjoyed stock car racing and going to the local...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:32pm

Beatrice M. Moore, 87

Beatrice M. Moore, 87, of Oak Orchard, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired orthopedic shoemaker and a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of the Indian River Ladies...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:31pm

Mabel L. Hudson, 84

Mabel L. Hudson, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., went to her final resting place on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in the Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md., after surviving breast cancer and fighting a hard battle with diabetes.

Hudson retired...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:30pm

Herschel Henry Quillen Jr., 80

Herschel Henry Quillen Jr., 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He graduated from the Valley Forge Military Academy, Class of 1947, and returned home to work on the family farm and harness racing business with his father. He...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:30pm

Robert J. Stanaitis, 82

Robert J. Stanaitis, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Renaissance Health Care Center, Millsboro. He was a retired carpenter and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:29pm

Dorothy L. Willis, 75

Dorothy L. Willis, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at home.

Willis was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Fay and Nellie Gladie (Ice) Harbert; her beloved son, John Paul Green...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:29pm

James F. Windsor, 73

James F. Windsor, 73, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bethesda, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at home. He was retired from the Montgomery County, Md., Liquor Board.

Windsor was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:28pm

Phyllis L. Daly, 66

Phyllis Louise (Williams) Daly, 66, of Reisterstown, Md., formerly of Newark, Del, died Jan. 15, 2009 at Gilchrist Hospice. Born April 28, 1942, in Delaware, she was the daughter of Evelyn L. Taylor Williams of Newark, Del., and the late Stephen...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:28pm