Obituaries


Edwin Bentley Mowen, 76

Edwin Bentley Mowen, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at home. Mowen retired from the U.S. government as an analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA) after 38 years of service and was an U.S. Army veteran of the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:01am

Jane Marie Ponton, 72

Jane Marie Ponton, 72, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Ponton was a loan officer for many years and was a member of the Red Hats, Keenwick...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:00am

Charles Wayne ‘Sparky’ Sparks, 75

Charles Wayne “Sparky” Sparks, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at home. Sparks retired from Stockley Center after working in the maintenance department for many years. He loved fishing, boating, motorcycling and...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:00am

Regina L. Taylor, 48

Regina L. Taylor, 48, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Bayhealth/Milford Memorial after a long illness. Taylor was a food-service dietician at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was a member of the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 5:59am

K. Jean Coffin, 72

K. Jean Coffin, 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at home. She had been a cashier for many years at the former Rayne Brothers Food Rite in Selbyville.

Coffin was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Norton...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:23am

Walter Leroy ‘Lee’ Monroe, 89

Walter Leroy “Lee” Monroe, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, in the family home where he was born. He was owner and manager of the family retail clothing store, Monroe Apparel, which started in Millsboro and was a...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:22am

John W. Morgan, 78

John W. Morgan, 78, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at home. He was retired from the University of Delaware in Georgetown, Del., after 25 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Morgan was preceded in...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:22am

George J. Whitworth, 73

George J. Whitworth, 73, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He worked 18 years as a milk truck driver for Clayton Exner in Exton, Pa....

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:21am

David Vernon Wible, 68

David Vernon Wible, 68, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of the Ocean City Elks Club and the East...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:20am

Carl Henry Blackburn, 68

Carl Henry Blackburn, 68, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. He retired, after 39 years in research and development, from Sun Company in Marcus Hook in 2001 and moved to the shore with his wife...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:23am

Peter F. Brown, 81

Peter F. Brown, 81, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a retired building maintenance worker.

Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel and Mary...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:22am

Bradford James Donovan, 53

Bradford James Donovan, 53, of Bridgeville, Del., passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He worked for Mundy of Seaford, Del., in the maintenance department. He was a veteran of the U...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:22am

Mary Ellen Donaway, 79

Mary Ellen Donaway, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. A homemaker, she was a devoted dog lover and dedicated to her beloved “Skipper.” She had a great sense of humor. A...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:21am

George W. Hudson, 71

George W. Hudson, “N3ZFM,” 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at home. He had retired as a mechanic from Hitchen’s Auto Supply in Millsboro, Del. He was a Baptist and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown, Del. He...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:20am

Ernest C. ‘Butch’ Long Jr., 59

Ernest C. “Butch” Long Jr., 59, of Laurel, Del., passed away after a long illness on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Del. He was a career police officer with a distinguished record, having received a citation for...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:20am

Amelia J. Garrison, 90

Amelia J. (Poulakis) Garrison, 90, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She had been a certified property manager in the Washington, D.C., area for many years, retiring to...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:18am

Courtland R. McCabe, 81

Courtland R. McCabe, 81, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He worked for Murray’s Feed in Frankford and continued employment there under different ownerships until retiring as...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:18am

Frank H. Sampson, 89

Frank H. Sampson, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, in Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, Del. He was a retired accountant for CSX Railroad, formerly B&O Railroad Company of Baltimore, Md. He was...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:17am

Cornelia D. ‘Connie’ Bradshaw, 75

Cornelia D. “Connie” Bradshaw, 75, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was a member of the Fenwick Women’s Club, Keenwick Women’s Club,...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:31am

Kimberly G. ‘Kim’ Esham, 50

Kimberly G. “Kim” Esham, 50, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was retired as a beautician from Stockley Center after 25 years of service. She was an auxiliary member of Gideons...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:30am

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Benton, 77

Robert J. “Bob” Benton, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Growing up in South Baltimore, he attended Southern High School, where he was an All-American and...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:26am

Arthur Gilbert Collison Jr., 66

Arthur Gilbert Collison Jr., 66, of Frankford, Del., went home to bask in the glory of our Lord on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. He was lovingly called “Junior” by his family. He suffered a short illness but he suffers no more. He enjoyed a trucking...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:25am

Leta A. Conn, 95

Leta A. Conn, 95, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009.

Conn was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Orpha (Pyle) Pennington; and her husband, Hayes Conn. She is survived by four sons,...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:24am

Bruce A. DeHart Jr., 68

Sgt. 1st Class Bruce A. DeHart Jr., 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Hummelstown, Pa., passed away in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., after a valiant battle with cancer. He retired from the U.S. Army with more than 20 years of service...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:24am

Homer H. Dennis Sr., 85

Homer H. Dennis Sr., 85, of Roxana, Del., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. An electrician for many years, he was a member of the American Legion in Dagsboro, Del...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:22am

Owen H. Egeberg, 85

Owen H. Egeberg, 85, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy. He was a retired general foreman for the CSX Railroad.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:21am

Claudell ‘Mac’ McMahan, 90

Claudell ‘Mac’ McMahan, 90

Claudell “Mac” McMahan, 90, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. After graduating from P.S. DuPont High...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:20am

Charles Ernest Parker, 70

Charles Ernest Parker, 70

Charles Ernest Parker, 70, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Odessa, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard before joining the Delaware...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:19am

Aleatha H. Short, 81

Aleatha H. Short, 81

Aleatha H. Short, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a third-grade school teacher at the Frankford Elementary School for many years.

She was...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:19am

Fleda Campbell, 81

Fleda Campbell, 81, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del. A life member of the Frankford Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, she worked for Pep-Up in Georgetown, Del., for many years. She loved spending...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:08pm

Joseph W. Dittmar, 83

Joseph W. Dittmar, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Hackensack, N.J., passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at home. He had worked for Lever Bros. Corporation for many years and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Georgetown, Del. A U....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:06pm

John Fitzgerald Harrison, 45

John Fitzgerald Harrison, 45, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Harrison was preceded in death by his mother, Rosalie Gonzon. He is survived by his father, Walter C. Harrison; and...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:06pm

Robert ‘Bob’ Bergstrom, 68

Robert “Bob” Bergstrom, 68, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was a corporal for the Delaware State...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:23am

Elmer Charles ‘Butch’ Mondell Jr., 62

Elmer Charles “Butch” Mondell Jr., 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. He was also a member of the American Legion Post...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:20am

Robert E. Parker, 76

Robert E. Parker, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Christiana Care, Newark, Del. He was a self-employed carpenter for more than 40 years. He was a go-kart racing fan with his grandchildren, and was a crew chief for...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:20am

Jeanne M. Thomas, 78

Jeanne M. Thomas, 78, of Millville, Del., formerly of Ridley, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a retired bank teller.

Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ida (...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:19am

Kenneth R. ‘Bud’ Corby, 89

Kenneth R. “Bud” Corby, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died at home with his family on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, after a long illness. Although he was born near Herbert, Saskatchewan, in Canada, the family moved to a farm near Selbyville, Del. in 1929...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:18am

Clara E. Banks, 93

Clara E. Banks, 93, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at home. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion U.M.

Church in Bishopville, Md. She had enjoyed spending time at her summer house with her family, eating crabs...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:56am

William Alfred Hammond Sr., 78

William Alfred Hammond Sr., 78, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Blades, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He owned and operated several businesses, including Keep Kool Air, an HVAC company, and...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:56am

Joseph Clarence Parker, 79

Joseph Clarence Parker, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He served 33 years with J.C. Penney’s as an advertising manager; he was a skilled display manager who created excellent...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:55am

Dorothy M. Skinner, 95

Dorothy M. Skinner, 95, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Country Rest Home, Greenwood, Del.

Skinner was preceded in death by her parents, Elisha B. and Elta Pauline Tindall; her husband, Richard Benson Skinner Sr...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:54am

Francis A. Dalecki, 78

Francis A. Dalecki, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away suddenly on Friday, July 31, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after being diagnosed with cancer. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1950 and was...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:41am

William J. “Joe” Dempsey, 57

William J. “Joe” Dempsey, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. A Vietnam War Veteran, he served with the Navy Seabee’s. He was a retired Warehouse Supervisor for...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:37am

Isaac K. Feather Jr., 91

A Committal Service with Military Honors for Isaac K. Feather Jr., of Ocean View, Del., will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, Del. Mr. Feather passed away Tuesday,...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:36am

Walter G. Howard, 78

Walter G. Howard, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Queenstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A Korean War Veteran, he served with the U.S. Air Force. He was the former owner of Howard’s...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:35am

Christine McCabe Hudson, 85

Christine McCabe Hudson, 85, of Seaford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She graduated from Selbyville High School in 1942. She was a homemaker,...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:34am

Wilhelmina M. “Billie” Kent, 70

Wilhelmina M. “Billie” Kent, 70, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, June 19, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was a retired Registered Nurse, working most recently at Atlantic Shores, formerly Millsboro Nursing &...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:32am

George D. Moore Jr., 73

George D. Moore Jr., 73, of Pot-Nets, Millsboro, Del., formerly of Mohnton, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a baker with Maires Bakery in Reading for 32 years. He was a member of the VFW...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:31am

Shirley Ann Krixer Sheridan, 81

Shirley Ann Krixer Sheridan, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at home. She was a homemaker and was well known as an Avon Rep. She previously worked for Monumental Book Bindery, Aid Drug Pharmacy and Maryland Casualty Co...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:31am

Alfred Joseph ‘Buddy’ Bailey Jr., 78

Alfred Joseph “Buddy” Bailey Jr., 78, of Harbeson, Del., departed this life Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was employed for 53 years at Townsend’s Inc. A loving and kind person, he always kept something going...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:55am