Obituaries


Lawrence Francis Cullen Sr., 85

Lawrence Francis Cullen Sr., 85, of Roxana, Del., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 28 in Oak...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:00am

Alice B. Simpler, 84

Alice B. Simpler, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008, at home. She was a member of St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Del. She was a very easy-going lady who always had a smile and loved farming, shopping...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:12am

Lillian L. Murray, 67

Lillian L. Murray, 67, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Brookhaven, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 28, 2008, surrounded by her loved ones. She retired in 1996 as a paralegal working for the Walter ReDavid law offices in Media, Pa....

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:11am

Clarence Stanton ‘Stan’ Millner

Clarence Stanton “Stan” Millner of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. He was an independent agent for State Farm Insurance in Baltimore, Md., for 38 years, retiring to the beach in 1997. He enjoyed his retirement and was...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:11am

Edward Calvin McCauslin Sr., 77

Edward Calvin McCauslin Sr., 77, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008, surrounded by his loving family at home. He was a retired building contractor.

McCauslin was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Hazel (...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:10am

Michelle Denise Murray Hudson, 30

Michelle Denise Murray Hudson, 30, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2008. A graduate of Indian River High School in 1995, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wilmington College in 2001. She was a...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:09am

Esther G. Varley, 93

Esther G. Varley, 93, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Woodbridge, Va., passed away Monday, March 24, 2008, at Harrison Senior Living Center in Georgetown. A homemaker and former ballerina, she had a great sense of humor and enjoyed helping...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:26am

Jean Q. Tyre, 75

Jean Q. Tyre, 75, of Berlin, Md., passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Berlin Nursing Home. In 1981 she moved to Easley, S.C., and became very active in the Easley Baptist Church and the Pickens County Senior Center. She enjoyed playing...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:25am

Robert C. Street, 54

Robert C. Street, 54, of Laurel, Del., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del. He was an auto-body technician and also worked part-time as a janitor at Barcroft in Lewes, Del. He was a member of the...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:25am

Patricia A. McGeeney, 69

Patricia A. McGeeney, 69, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008, at her home after battling breast cancer for 28 years. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:24am

Jane K. Lynch, 89

Jane K. Lynch, 89, of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Seaford, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008, following a lengthy illness. A graduate of Selbyville High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics from the University of Delaware...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:23am

Mildred M. Kitchens, 84

Mildred M. Kitchens, 84, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She had been a homemaker all of her life and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:22am

Ann E. Detlor, 89

Ann E. Detlor, 89, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Roselle Park, N.J., passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro, Del. She had been an elementary school teacher for many years. She was a member of Phi Lambda...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:21am

George R. Brumfield, 82

George R. Brumfield, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, March 14, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was a member of the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard, Del., the Community Church of Oak Orchard and the Oak Orchard...

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:20am

Gary Stephen Pretty, 50

Gary Stephen Pretty, 50, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Westminster, Md., departed this life Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Baltimore, Md., and was a...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:00am

Ronald A. Meade, 60

Ronald A. Meade, 60, died suddenly at home on Friday, March 14, 2008. He was a native Delawarean and received his bachelor’s, master’s and administrative degrees from the University of Delaware. In later years, he pursued further educational...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 7:00am

Ethel Mae Lathbury, 68

Ethel Mae Lathbury, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, surrounded by her loving family. She and her husband were the former owners and operators of Lathbury Poultry Processing in...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:59am

Margie Ann Jacynski, 69

Margie Ann Jacynski, 69, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was the former owner of Maj’s Cleaning Service.

Jacynski was preceded in death by her...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:55am

Elaine Mary Carson, 68

Elaine Mary Carson, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at her home, of abdominal mesothelioma, a rare cancer. She worked as a secretary for various federal agencies, including the White House and...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:54am

Blanche C. Cullen, 94

Blanche C. Cullen, 94, of rural Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, at Genesis Elder Care Nursing Home in Seaford, Del. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of the...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:04am

Brad L. Derrickson, 22

Brad L. Derrickson, 22, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008. He enjoyed tinkering with electronic gadgets and was an amateur radio operator. His call sign was N3WAU. He also enjoyed cooking and hoped to one day become a...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:03am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:02am

Sarah Dollie Hickman, 84

Sarah Dollie Hickman, 84, of Bayard, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at her home. She was a homemaker and poultry grower who loved entertaining people, gardening, canning, needlepoint and making crafts. She was a member of Roxana Wesleyan...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:01am

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47

Fred W. Kahler Jr., 47, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, from complications of open heart surgery at PRMC in Salisbury, Md. He moved to Delaware in 1997, when he transferred to work with Verizon in Ocean View, Del. He...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:00am

Norwood Lowe, 82

Norwood Lowe, 82, of Gumboro, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at his home. He was a lifelong farmer in the Gumboro area and, until recently, still actively farmed over 200 acres. He loved family, especially the large gatherings at family...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:59am

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94

Elizabeth S. “Betty” Madara, 94, of Selbyville, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Berlin Nursing & Rehab Center, Berlin, Md. She wrote for many years for the Delmarva News and Wave newspapers. She was a member of Salem United Methodist...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:58am

Carol D. Roberson, 66

Carol D. Roberson, 66, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her home. She owned and operated Video 1 in Ocean Pines and Ocean City for more than 10 years and had worked for Freestate Volkswagen in...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:56am

Jean E. Selway, 81

Jean E. Selway, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of North Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at home. She and her husband owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City, Md., for 20 years.

Selway was preceded in...

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:53am

Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60

Gayle Derrickson-Steele, 60, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a medical transcriptionist at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She attended the...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:29am

Joseph Tyson Smith, 92

Joseph Tyson Smith, 92, of Roxana, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Green Valley Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. A World War II veteran, he served in Germany in the 88th Division “Blue Devils” Artillery. He was past commander of...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:28am

Scott A. Mitchell, 44

Scott A. Mitchell, 44, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Georgetown, Del. He was a laborer for various construction businesses. He was an avid sportsman who was a kid at heart and enjoyed taking his children and nephew...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:27am

Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77

Dr. Wallace Oman Lecher Jr., 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. A graduate of Amherst College and Hahnemann Medical College, he served his medical internship at the Hahnemann-...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:26am

Jesse Alan Gay, 20

Jesse Alan Gay, 20, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. He was a self-employed dog trainer and breeder of Staffordshire and bull terriers. He was a graduate of Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del., where he was...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:25am

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86

Charles O. Fitze Jr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He had been a supervisor for Church Hill Distributors for many years.

Fitze was...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:24am

Haywood I. Buck Jr., 87

Haywood I. Buck Jr., 87, of near Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Genesis Seaford Center, Seaford, Del. He was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union for many years. He was a member of...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:23am

Paul E. Widenor Jr., 86

Paul E. Widenor Jr., 86, of Millsboro, formerly of Queenstown, Md., passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army and retired as an engineer for the Department of Defense. He was a...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 9:16am

Ruth B. Tyre, 72

Ruth B. Tyre, 72, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family. She was a fun-loving person who seemed to never meet a stranger and was family-oriented. She was...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 3:03am

Lois J. Tucker, 71

Lois J. Tucker, 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Columbia, Md., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a high school physical education teacher and also a cheerleading coach at Bowie High...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 3:01am

Doris Revel Slate, 58

Doris Revel Slate, 58, of Parsonsburg, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at home. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and wife; she also loved her animals. She was a member of Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Salisbury, Md.
...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 3:00am

William Oliphant, 81

William Oliphant, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Melvin Joseph Construction in Georgetown for many years. A United States...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:59am

Curtis William Mumford, 61

Curtis William Mumford, 61, of Bishopville, Md., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. After graduating from the University of Baltimore with a degree in accounting, he opened a CPA office in Selbyville,...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:58am

Mary E. (Nash) Mears, 86

Mary E. (Nash) Mears, 86, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Harrison House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Georgetown. She was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and had led a very active life,...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:58am

Annie Marie Johnson, 89

Annie Marie Johnson, 89, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at home. She was an elevator operator many years ago for the Pennsylvania School Board. She attended the Israel U.M. Church in Lewes and the Christ Church in Harbeson,...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:56am

William J. Elder Jr., 85

William J. Elder Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Secane, Pa., passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at the Little Flower Manor Nursing Home in Darby, Pa. He was a Bell Telephone Installer, retiring in 1982 after 38 years of...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:56am

Davis E. ‘Dave’ Collins, 64

Davis E. “Dave” Collins, 64, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He had worked for the Delaware Department of Corrections for 24 years as a correctional officer at Sussex...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:55am

Edward J. Chiasson, 68

Edward J. Chiasson, 68, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He owned and was the operator of Sea-Lites in Selbyville since 1993.

Chiasson was preceded in death by his...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:54am

Charles G. Scott Jr., 82

Charles G. Scott Jr., 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. A hard working man, he worked until he was 80 years old. He loved horses and loved...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:08am

Velma B. Schenk, 85

Velma B. Schenk, 85, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, surrounded by her family. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Walter in Aberdeen, Md., for many years before retiring in the 1970’s. She and her husband then...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:07am

William A. Rutherford, 86

William A. Rutherford, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at home. He retired as a service foreman with Diamond State Telephone, now known as Verizon, after 40 years of service.

A member of the Grace United...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:06am

Joseph R. ‘Ray’ Harding, 80

Joseph R. “Ray” Harding, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Upper Marlboro, Md., passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Harbor Health Care in Lewes, Del. He had been a supervisor for the C. & P. Telephone Co., retiring after 30 years of...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:01am