Obituaries


Elizabeth J. Izzi, 97

Elizabeth J. Izzi, 97, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Lansdowne, Pa., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, at home. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a long-time member of Friendship Circle Senior Center in...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:21am

James E. Major Jr., 87

James E. Major Jr., 87, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Columbus, N.J., passed away Friday, June 20, 2008, at home. He was a retired major in the United States Marine Corps and a New Jersey school administrator. He was a veteran of World War II...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:20am

Laird S. Osman Jr., 67

Laird S. Osman Jr., 67, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 3008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a project manager for Westinghouse/Northrup Gruman and was a member of St....

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:20am

John F. Pentony, 92

John F. Pentony, 92, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lebanon, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a radio operator on Tinian Island. He...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:19am

Violet V. Pusateri, 88

Violet V. Pusateri, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at her home. She had worked in the accounting department for Oakloom Clothes in Baltimore...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:18am

Walter J. Soha, 62

Walter J. Soha, 62, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He was in marine supply sales for the last 40 years, 26 of them in Sussex County, Del. He...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:18am

Elwood W. Stevens, 68

Elwood W. Stevens, 68, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del.

He was a delivery truck driver for Suburban Propane in Millsboro, Del., for many years, retiring in 1994. He attended...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:16am

Gary Lee Bliss, 58

Gary Lee Bliss, 58, of Oak Orchard, near Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at home. He was an electrician. A United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Oak Orchard-Riverdale American Legion Post #28...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:31am

Richard L. Griffin, 78

Richard L. Griffin, 78, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He retired in 1988 after 33 years with Prudential Financial Group. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:30am

Albert Sheridan Hahn, 75

Albert Sheridan Hahn, 75, of Selbyville, Del., was reborn to the Lord’s grace of heaven on Friday, June 13, 2008. “What was once corruptible has become incorruptible” by the grace of Jesus’ sacrifice and Hahn’s acceptance of that gift of grace....

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:30am

Michael D. ‘Donnie’ ‘Bumper’ Rhodes-Burross, 26

Michael D. “Donnie” “Bumper” Rhodes-Burross, 26, of Long Neck, Del., passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at home. He was a landscaper. Known to many as “Donnie” and some closest to him as “Bumper.” He was an avid car fan, and loved music, playing...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:29am

Dirk R. Sockriter, 54

Dirk R. Sockriter, 54, of Millsboro, Del., died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
Sockriter was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Sockriter Beard; his father, Russell J. Sockriter; and his mother, Hilda Chandler...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:25am

Hilda L. Widgeon, 88

Hilda L. Widgeon, 88, of Berlin, Md., passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, at home. She was a homemaker and loved playing bingo, as well as visits to Atlantic City, Dover and Harrington.
Widgeon was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:24am

James B. Weisman, 65

James B. Weisman, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, at home.
Weisman is survived by his wife, Janet S. Weisman; a brother, Ronald A. Weisman; two sisters, Patricia Booth and Charlene...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:14am

Philip A. Smith, 54

Philip A. Smith, 54, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a roofing contractor for 25 years and owned Philip Smith Roofing in Selbyville. He was a life member and past chief of the...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:13am

Marie A. ‘Rhoda’ Schwab, 61

Marie A. “Rhoda” Schwab, 61, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a member of the PETA organization.

Schwab was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Conchetta (...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:12am

John Kenneth West, 82

John Kenneth West, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro, Del. He was an over-the-road truck driver for Perdue Inc. for 20 years. He attended Bayshore Community...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:53am

Emily A. Wright Ott, 93

Emily A. Wright Ott, 93, of Mountville, Pa., formerly of Swan Keys, Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, May 30, 2008, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community, Columbia, Pa. She was a factory worker for Robinson Tile, Morrisville, Pa., for 30 years....

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:53am

Virginia M. Ginny” Osowski, 86

Virginia M. “Ginny” Osowski, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Monday, June 2, 2008, at the Renaissance Health Care Center in Millsboro. She was a retired restaurant hostess for the Dinner Bell, the Lamp Post and...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:52am

Welton J. Murray, 79

Welton J. Murray, 79, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Whaleyville, Md., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He had been a security officer for many years and had also been a farmer. He was a member of...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:51am

Francis J. Tweet” Knauer, 78

Francis J. “Tweet” Knauer, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at home. He was a retired carpenter with Local 101 in Baltimore, where he was a member for 60 years. He loved to work in the yard...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:51am

Mildred G. Hayes, 86

Mildred G. (DeNight) Hayes, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of New Castle, Wilmington and Lewes, Del., passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She retired as a lab technician from the DuPont Experimental...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:49am

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Bennett Evans, 81

Elizabeth “Betty” Bennett Evans, 81, of Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008, in Berlin Nursing & Rehab Center, Berlin, Md., after a short illness. Her passions were her grandson and great-grandsons, needlework and crafting....

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:48am

Russell D. Brittingham, 78

Russell D. Brittingham, 78, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, May 30, 2008, at home. He was a retired banker, retiring from the Baltimore Trust Company in Selbyville, Del., after 46 years of service. He was...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:47am

David Bowen, 53

David Bowen, 53, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. A retired farmer, he loved drag racing, liked working outside and loved to drive around in his truck and waste gas. He was a devoted...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:46am

Jennifer M. Beauchamp, 37

Jennifer M. Beauchamp, 37, of Millville, Del., passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a graduate of Indian River High School in Frankford, Del. and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach,...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:45am

Betty R. Morris, 75

Betty R. Morris, 75, of Frankford, Del., was called home by Jesus on Sunday, May 25, 2008, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a member of the Frankford United Methodist Church, the Frankford...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6:25am

Shirley R. Gum, 71

Shirley R. Gum, 71, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away Monday, May 26, 2008, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She worked in quality control for the electronic systems division at Northrop-Grumman in Baltimore, Md.,...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6:24am

Elaine Elizabeth Casale, 79

Elaine Elizabeth Casale, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 23, 2008, at home. Many years ago she worked on an assembly line constructing brake assemblies. She was very involved with her family and friends, who were the love of her...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6:23am

Edward D. Carroll, 80

Edward D. Carroll, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and worked as a driver for Bond Bread and Modern Laundry for 32 years.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:23am

Daniel Jay Dick, 69

Daniel Jay Dick, 69, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of South Bethany, Del., and Bethesda, Md., passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 15, 2008. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a self-employed salesman of auto...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:22am

W. Harold Hastings, 82

W. Harold Hastings, 82, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, May 16, 2008, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. A graduate of Selbyville High School, he attended George Washington University and Temple...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:21am

Gordon E. Martin, 70

Gordon E. Martin, 70, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Dundalk, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He retired from General Motors in Baltimore, Md.,...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:21am

Margaret G. ‘Josie’ Moffitt, 86

Margaret G. “Josie” Moffitt, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired retail buyer for a department store in Baltimore. She attended St. Ann’...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:20am

Joseph S. Ryan, 94

Joseph S. Ryan, 94, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Potomac, Md., passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. A graduate of Purdue University, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army and...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:19am

Donald Eugene Snyder, 73

Donald Eugene Snyder, 73, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of York, Pa., passed away at his home on Sunday, May 18, 2008. He was a retired toolmaker for Caterpillar Inc. He was deacon of East Gate Presbyterian Church in Long Neck (Millsboro), Del. He...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:18am

Helen C. Souder, 78

Helen C. Souder, 78, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She was a member of the Friends of Prince George’s Chapel Association in Dagsboro. A bonsai tropical...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:18am

Gregory Alan White, 40

Gregory Alan White, 40, beloved son of Sandy and Dave White of Ocean View, Del., passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Phoenix, Ariz.

He has left his loved brother David and his wife, Erin; and two nephews, Justin and Sean. There are many...

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:17am

William A. Tull Sr., 76

William A. Tull Sr., 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del., after being stricken at home. He worked at Townsend’s Inc. in Millsboro, in the automotive maintenance and parts...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:55am

Patricia Robinson-Hendrickson, 53

Patricia Robinson-Hendrickson, 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a retired courier. She was a loving wife and enjoyed her pets.

Robinson-Hendrickson was preceded...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:48am

Lenore B. Farris, 83

Lenore B. Farris, 83, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Farris was preceded in death by her parents, Earl C. and Avis Hamilton Freeman; and her husband, Earl Dean Farris....

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:47am

Alma Faye Dunstan, 77

Alma Faye Dunstan, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

She was born in Manheim, Pa., daughter of the late John K. and Erla V. (Webber) Knier.

Along with her parents,...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:47am

Natalie S. Alloway, 82

Natalie S. Alloway, 82, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Blackwood, N.J., passed away at her home on Saturday, May 3, 2008. She was an office manager for South Jersey Medical Associates in Cherry Hill, N.J., retiring after 20 years of service. She...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:21am

John Breckenridge, 73

John Breckenridge, 73, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Woodlyn, Pa., passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He had been a postal carrier with the United States Postal Service, retiring after 29 years of service...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:21am

James E. Holleran, 81

James E. Holleran, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Levittown, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008, in the Renaissance Health Care Center, Long Neck, Del., while recuperating from heart bypass surgery. He served in the United States Navy...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:20am

Catherine Hudson Magee, 79

Catherine Hudson Magee, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly a longtime resident of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at her home in Point Farm. She tended chickens for many years. Her favorite hobbies were flounder fishing,...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:19am

Ralph C. Morris, 70

Ralph C. Morris, 70, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at home, with his loving family by his side. He was a farmer, working for Townsend’s for many years and was also a carpenter, self-employed as well as working...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:18am

Joan A. Peake, 67

Joan A. Peake, 67, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Ft. Washington, Md., passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. She was a lifetime member of VFW Post #7234 at Quillen’s Point in Ocean View, as well as a member of the Elks Club and...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:18am

Harrison Posey, 88

Harrison Posey, 88, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Boothwyn, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was employed at Sun Oil Co. in Marcus Hook, Pa., for over 30 years, retiring in management. He was a...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:16am

Ormil ‘Doc’ Savage Sr., 82

Ormil “Doc” Savage Sr., 82, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at his home. While serving with the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he was wounded at Guadalcanal and was a Purple Heart recipient. He attended...

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 5:15am