Obituaries


Craig Steven Wood, 24

Craig Steven Wood, 24, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. He suffered from a very rare, seriously debilitating skin condition that required daily medical care...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:26pm

Jean B. “Jenny” Baker, 92

Jean B. “Jenny” Baker, 92, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Marshallton, Del., passed from this earth to be with her Savior and with her beloved husband, “Biff”, on Monday, April 27, 2009, in Ocean View, Del. She had been a longtime member of Our...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:27am

Judith J. (Beck) Birmingham, 67

Judith J. (Beck) Birmingham, 67, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, in Neighborhood Hospice Center, West Chester, Pa. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing. She had...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:26am

Frank Dukes Bunting, 91

Frank Dukes Bunting, 91,of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He was one of twelve children. He was a retired maintenance man for the Indian River High School and loved to...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:25am

Doris B. Jones

Doris B. Jones, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Bayhealth/MMH, Milford, Del. She was a charge attendant at Stockley Center, near Georgetown, retiring after 30 years of service. She also owned and operated the Holly Oak...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:24am

Beulah Pitts, 95

Beulah Pitts, 95, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehab Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a self-employed housekeeper for many families in the area over the years and was a member of the...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:23am

Roy Arthur Seichepine, 63

Roy Arthur Seichepine, 63, of Felton, Del., passed away at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He was employed as a water operator/manager and a wastewater operator/manager with the city of Milford, Del. He was a devoted...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:22am

Jack L. Strayer, 76

Jack L. Strayer, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Felton, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, at his home. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and held the rank of Staff Sergeant upon his discharge. He was a retired...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:21am

Gerald M. Traylor, 57

Gerald M. Traylor, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of District Heights, Md., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, at home. He was employed at Coastal Supply Company in Dagsboro as a yard supervisor.

Traylor was the devoted father of Lindsey...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:19am

Emma C. Bender, 77

Emma C. Bender, 77, of Milton, Del., formerly of Edgewood, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, April 24, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. Born in Panama City, Panama, she was able to visit her...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:22pm

Viola P. ‘Vicki’ Cahill, 74

Viola P. “Vicki” Cahill, 74, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She had been a registered nurse for Christiana Care...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:22pm

Dorothy Hidalgo Clinch, 93

Dorothy Hidalgo Clinch, 93, of Easton, Md., passed away Friday, April 17, 2009. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and master’s degree from the University of Southern California. She spent 28 years as a teacher,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:21pm

Uliana A. "Julie” DeMino, 71

Uliana A. “Julie” DeMino, 71, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, April 20, 2009, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

DeMino is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, John A. DeMino; her beloved children, Johnny, Maria,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:20pm

Jessie Marie Donovan, 71

Jessie Marie Donovan, 71, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del. She was a waitress at Doyle’s Restaurant in Selbyville, Del., for 29 years. She was a loving wife, mother,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:20pm

Naomi J. Harmon, 76

Naomi J. Harmon, 76, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Ocean City, Md., the Ocean City Elks...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:18pm

Nancy Ellen Timmons, 38

Nancy Ellen Timmons, 38, of Millville, Del., passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, in Bayhealth/MMH, Milford, Del. She was employed by MBNA as a credit auditor and a member of Aetna Hook & Ladder Fire Co. She loved reading, loved animals and...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:18pm

Oscar Lee Bundick Jr., 81

Oscar Lee Bundick Jr., 81, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Atlantic Shores, Millsboro, Del. He worked many years doing maintenance work for Clifton Brasure and most recently worked as a foreman at King Cole in Milton...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:59am

Kathleen L. Chandler, 68

Kathleen L. Chandler, 68, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the Renaissance Health Center, Millsboro, Del., surrounded by her loving family.
Before her retirement, she worked in the Credit Department at M&T...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:58am

Mary M. Davis, 99

Mary M. Davis, 99, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Salisbury, Md., passed away Monday, April 20, 2009, at Atlantic Shores, Millsboro, Del.

Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Isaiah Curtis and Eva Kate (Hearn) Mumford; her husband...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:58am

R. Victor Evans Jr., 80

R. Victor Evans Jr., 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

He had been a poultry farmer for many years and also a bus driver for the Indian River School District...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:57am

Katherine White Fischer, 83

Katherine White Fischer, 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, April 13, 2009, in Milford, Del. She had recently relocated to Georgetown from New Jersey with her daughter.
Fischer was preceded in death by her husband, James H....

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:56am

Evelyn D. Godwin, 80

Evelyn D. Godwin, 80, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville and a former member of the Bishopville...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:56am

Shirley H. Hudson, 76

Shirley H. Hudson, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford., Del. She had been a management analyst for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 16 years...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:55am

Willie Paul Mumford Sr.

Willie Paul Mumford Sr., of Berlin, Md., passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. He was a retired nursery man from Bunting’s Nursery in Selbyville, Del., and was a member of Curtis United Methodist Church,...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:54am

Katherine J. Reed, 86

Katherine J. Reed, 86, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a homemaker and attended Carey’s U.M. Church, Millsboro, Del. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the CHEER...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:52am

John Joseph Rowan, 83

John Joseph Rowan, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II for eight years, and then worked as a machinist for Westinghouse. He...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:52am

Charles W. ‘Shorty’ Slagle IV, 87

Charles W. “Shorty” Slagle IV, 87, Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in his home on Monday, April 20, 2009, of natural causes.

Slagle was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Glory P. Slagle. He was the devoted father of Charles W. Slagle...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:51am

Charles W. ‘Shorty’ Slagle IV, 87

Charles W. “Shorty” Slagle IV, 87, Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in his home on Monday, April 20, 2009, of natural causes.

Slagle was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Glory P. Slagle. He was the devoted father of Charles W. Slagle...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:51am

Irene J. ‘Babcie’ (Malinowski) Strep, 87

Irene J. “Babcie” (Malinowski) Strep, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, surrounded by her loved ones. For 25 years, she worked for Donnelly Advertising Agency in Philadelphia, retiring in...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:50am

Joseph E. Ezekiel, 82

Joseph E. Ezekiel, 82, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Friday, April 10, 2009, in Brandywine Assisted Living in Selbyville. He was a retired lithographer for the CIA and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:35am

Joanne D. Helferstay, 73

Joanne D. Helferstay, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

Helferstay was preceded in death by her parents, Cal and Bessie Dingus. She is survived by her husband, Jack F. Helferstay Sr., of Dagsboro; her son, Robert...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:35am

Kathleen Anne ‘Kate’ Holland, 57

Kathleen Anne “Kate” Holland, 57, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Towson, Md., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. She had also previously resided in Long Island, N.Y., Belleville, Mich., and Key West,...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:34am

Mildred L. Parsons, 98

Mildred L. Parsons, 98, of Berlin, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Atlantic Rehabilitation Center in Berlin.

Parsons was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anne Quillen Elliott; her husband, George Elwood Parsons; a...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:33am

JoAnn C. (Clements) Ray, 59

JoAnn C. (Clements) Ray, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. Previously of Silver Spring, Md. and the Washington, D.C., area, she has been a full-time Delaware resident since 1997...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:32am

Freda Duncan Timmons, 67

Freda Duncan Timmons, 67, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bealeton, Va., passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was deeply devoted to her family and enjoyed sewing, stained-glass work and gardening....

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:31am

Joseph Francis Finocchiaro, 67

Joseph Francis Finocchiaro, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009.

Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford, DE 19963....

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:50am

Ravi Chand Ganesh, 65

Ravi Chand Ganesh, DDS, PA, 65, of Hyattsville, Md., and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident Tuesday evening in Bridgeville, Del.

He was born in British Guyana,...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:50am

Sheila A. Hickman, 51

Sheila A. Hickman, 51, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Monday, March 30, 2009, at home. She had been a production assistant for Intervet in Millsboro, Del., for nine years and was a member of Cross Point Church of the Nazarene, Salisbury, Md.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:49am

Leona S. (Perdew) Knepp, 86

Leona S. (Perdew) Knepp, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Millsboro, Del. Previously of Hyattsville, Md., she moved to Delaware in 1981. She was a longtime...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:47am

Paul B. McCabe Jr., 70

Paul B. McCabe Jr., 70, of Dagsboro, Del., died peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Sunday, April 5, 2009, after a lengthy battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and esophageal cancer.

He attended Lord Baltimore...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:46am

Madelyn M. Mitchell, 87

Madelyn M. Mitchell, 87, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, in the Berlin Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, Md. She lived on the family farm in Frankford and loved farming and gardening with her husband and children. She was well...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:44am

Kenneth A. Roberge, 73

Kenneth A. Roberge, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, April 3, 2009. A retired self-employed contractor, he loved to build things, work on projects and working with wood.

Roberge was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:43am

Brenda L. Williams Smallwood, 68

Brenda L. Williams Smallwood, 68, of Milton, Del., passed away suddenly, at home, on Sunday, April 5, 2009. She worked for Wilgus Dry Cleaners on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Del., for more than 20 years and was a devoted employee until her...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:43am

Donald W. Tebo Sr., 79

Donald W. Tebo Sr., 79, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at home. He retired in 1988 after spending 43 years as a lithographer for CSX Transportation Co. He was a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:42am

Betty J. West, 79

Betty J. West, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009. A homemaker, her interests revolved around her family, which was her main concern. She adored her family and they were her world. She enjoyed mystery shows and crossword...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:41am

William Emmett Yost, 77

William Emmett Yost, 77, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Ownings, Md., and Sun Rise, Fla., passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, in Englewood Community Hospital, Venice, Fla. He retired as a pressman for the Washington Star and Ft. Lauderdale Sun...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:41am

Carole Yuschak Boris, 62

Carole Yuschak Boris, 62, of West Fenwick, Del., formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at her home. She had earned her bachelor’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in education from...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:27am

Virginia R. Fenick, 84

Virginia R. Fenick, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She had been the owner and operator of Mother Goose Dairyland in Leighton, Pa., for 12 years, retiring in 1986. She and her...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:27am

Gerald Lee Hitchens, 65

Gerald Lee Hitchens, 65, of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2009.He retired with 42 years of service from the Local 2012 Union, working as a carpenter. He was a faithful man, serving the Lord as a past board...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:26am

Betty J. Miller, 75

Betty J. Miller, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at home. She was a member of Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown, Del.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Edith Street Harmon; and...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:25am