Obituaries


Ruth M. Cawley, 88

Ruth M. Cawley, 88, of Greeley, Colo., passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the North Colorado Medical Center Hospice Inpatient Unit. She married Gerard T. Cawley in Scranton, Pa., in 1947 and the family moved to Maryland in the mid 1950’s....

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:04am

Isaac K. Feather Jr., 91

Isaac K. Feather Jr., 91, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He had lived in Ocean View for the past 27 years, having formerly lived in Ocean City, Md. He was a life...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:04am

William E. ‘Bill’ Manning, 69

William E. “Bill” Manning, 69, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del. He was an accomplished law-enforcement officer whose career took him from the ATF to the Secret Service to being...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:03am

Joyce A. Mullins, 69

Joyce A. Mullins, 69, of Milford, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2009. A veteran journalist, she worked for newspapers for more than 45 years. She covered and wrote everything from hard news to features, including stories on theater and dance in...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:01am

Avery T. Taylor Jr., 64

Avery T. Taylor Jr., 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at home. He was a retired mechanic from the Delmarva Power and Light Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a past member...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:00am

Charlotte White, 68

Charlotte R. White, 68, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Mechanicsville, Md., passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She had worked for the NRA in Washington, D.C., for eight years and was president...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 5:59am

Kenneth V. Bara, 66

Kenneth V. Bara, 66, of Bishopville, Md., formerly of Hamilton Township, N.J., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at home. He had been a manager with Verizon, retiring in 1993, and was a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of the...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:49am

James Benton ‘Jack’ Childers, 82

James Benton “Jack” Childers, 82, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Friday, June 19, 2009, of pneumonia in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He lived for many years in South Florida and the Florida Keys, attending Miami High School, Fork...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:49am

Connie M. Houston, 64

Connie M. Houston, 64, of Vienna, Va., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at her home.

She was the loving wife of Jim Houston; and devoted mother of Ashlie and her husband, Steve Strackbein. She is also survived by her sister Elaine McCabe...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:47am

Cheryl Brice Moore, 47

Cheryl Brice Moore, 47, of Ocean City, Md., was welcomed into Heaven by Nana and the Lord on Sunday, July 5, 2009. For over 22 years, she was an office manager for Phillips Crab House at 141st St., Ocean City. Kind in spirit, dedicated to the...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:46am

Thomas E. Newell, 57

Thomas E. Newell, 57, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Parkesburg, Pa., passed away suddenly on Friday, July 3, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He had previously been employed with Crystal Springs as an installer of water purification...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:46am

Ted Shandor, 82

Ted Shandor, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He retired as a driver and physical education teacher at Everett High School in Lansing, Mich., after 30 years of employment. He...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:44am

Vincent C. Beardsley, 16

Vincent C. Beardsley, 16, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009. He enjoyed football, fishing, surfing, MySpace, vacationing in North Carolina and hanging out with his friends. He was loved and respected by all.

Beardsley...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:42am

Katherine Louise Blades, 84

Katherine Louise (Wolf) Blades, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was the past...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:42am

Juliana E. Carter, 73

Juliana E. Carter, 73, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, Del. She had worked in sales for Hess Apparel in Ocean City, Md., from 1978 to 1996.

Carter was preceded...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:41am

Georgetta W. Pepper, 92

Georgetta W. Pepper, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Salisbury Center Genesis Healthcare, Salisbury, Md. She had been a homemaker. She was a member of Sound U.M. Church, Williamsville, Del., and had attended...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:40am

Debbie J. Wilson, 54

Debbie J. Wilson, 54, of Delmar, Md., passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. A 1975 graduate of Goldey Beacom College, she worked for the Mid Atlantic Farm Credit in Salisbury as a real estate...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:40am

Barbara Mary Decker, 80

Barbara Mary Decker, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Ridley Township, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at home. She retired as a bookkeeper from Collingdale Millwork, where she was...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:11am

John A. Engler, 82

John A. Engler, DDS, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. Following Engler’s graduation from Bucknell University and Temple University School of Dentistry, he taught for two years in...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:09am

Donald R. Feltenberger, 90

Donald R. Feltenberger, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at home. A veteran, he had served his country during both World War II and the Korean War. He was an active member of Roxanna...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:08am

Janet Marie Ireland, 69

Janet Marie Ireland, 69, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A homemaker for most of her life, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:07am

Fred R. Lucas, 57

Fred R. Lucas, 57, of Dover, Del., passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, at home, surrounded by family. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era. He was a truck driver for many years and loved to travel, fish and deer hunt, and enjoyed...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:07am

Hugh Revell, 69

Hugh Revell, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in the comfort of his home. He was a retired self-employed contractor and painter for most of his life.

Revell was preceded in death by his parents, Wilford and...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:06am

David H. Slayback III, 76

David H. Slayback III, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, at his daughter’s home in Davidsonville, Md. He received an associate’s degree in animal husbandry from Alfred State College and completed training at the...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:05am

John Edward Somerville, 85

John Edward Somerville, 85, of Clarksville, Del., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009, at home, surrounded by his family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ohio, he was instilled with the Midwest-farmer work ethic and deep...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:03am

Paul Jerrold-Jones, 85

Paul Jerrold-Jones, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, after the war he attended college in Phoenix, Ariz., where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:49am

Madeline E. MeGee, 89

Madeline E. MeGee, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired production line worker for Arrow Safety Device in Georgetown, Del., and was a member of the VFW Post #7234...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:49am

Emily C. Pachuta, 84

Emily C. Pachuta, 84, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., and Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Harrison House in Georgetown, on Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was deeply devoted to her family...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:48am

Margaret Mary (Beck) Calabrese, 70

Margaret Mary (Beck) Calabrese, 70, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2009, at home with her loving family by her side. Prior to moving to Delaware in 1994, the family resided in Farmingdale, N.Y., where she was...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:20am

William ‘Bill’ Thomas Ennis Jr., 64

William “Bill” Thomas Ennis Jr., 64, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was a federal employee for 38 years, most spent with...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:19am

Michael F. Kordek, 94

Michael F. Kordek, 94, of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, at Harbor Healthcare, Lewes. He had been a supervisor for Archer’s Laundry in Baltimore, Md., until his retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:18am

Joseph F. O’Neill Jr., 75

Joseph F. O’Neill Jr., 75, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009, at home. He was a sales representative for eastern Sussex County for Standard Distributors in Wilmington, Del., retiring in 1995...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:17am

Thomas A. Reis, 72

Thomas A. Reis, 72, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Monday, June 8, 2009, at home. He was a graduate of Fordham University and was a retired accountant and had worked for Hercules Inc. and Himont USA, both in...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:15am

Don A. Bennett, 82

Don A. Bennett, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 29, 2009. He was a retired electrician, a member of American Legion Post #24 and loved working on the computer.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents, Mark W. and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:08pm

Ethel M. Breasure, 83

Ethel M. Breasure, 83, of near Laurel, Del., passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford, Del. She was a poultry farmer for more than 40 years, mostly growing for Tyson Foods. She was a member of St. Paul’s United...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:08pm

Richard N. Crone, 76

Richard N. Crone, 76, of Bay Colony, Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. Born in Nebraska, he taught physics in Nebraska and Virginia before joining NASA. He was the public affairs officer at...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:07pm

Donald J. Doutt, 79

Donald J. Doutt, 79, of The Pines of Long Neck, Millsboro, Del., and Clearwater, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Florida. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War. He retired from...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:07pm

William B. Holman, 91

William B. Holman, 91, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. He had attended the Iowa Success School, Parsons College, George Washington University and the Cockran Art Gallery...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:06pm

Gaylen Richardson Johnson, 84

Gaylen Richardson Johnson, 84, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. During World War II, she worked as a “Rosie...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:05pm

Marshall Donoway Lewis, 76

Marshall Donoway Lewis, 76, a lifelong resident of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a retired grain and poultry farmer and was a member of the Bridgeville Gun and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:05pm

Anthony P. “Tony” Mammarella, 76

Anthony P. “Tony” Mammarella, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

Mammarella is survived by his loving wife, Harriet A. (McEnaney) Mammarella; three children, Cathy...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:04pm

Frederick Thomas ‘Tom’ Shunick, 68

Frederick Thomas “Tom” Shunick, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Westminster, Md. and the Baltimore Inner Harbor area, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center. He relocated to Delaware in 2005 after 25 years in nursing and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:03pm

Michael Robert Monahan, 57

Michael Robert Monahan, 57, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Ellenville, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He had moved to Lewes in 1981 to work with his lifelong friend, John Dileo, at Casa...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:02pm

Charles J. ‘Charlie’ Simpson, 71

Charles J. “Charlie” Simpson, 71, of Lewes, Del., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Del. He was a man of great honor, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He always had a smile on his face for all who...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:01pm

Helen Burgess Terrill

Helen Burgess Terrill, of Falls Church, Va., formerly of South Bethany, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2009. For 65 years she was the beloved wife of Col. Robert S. Terrill, USAF (Ret.). She was a graduate of Lock Haven...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:01pm

Birdine E. Banks, 84

Birdine E. Banks, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at home. She earned an LPN in 1944 from the Franklin School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a lifetime member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:55am

Shirley E. Hults, 74

Shirley E. Hults, 74, of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at home. She was a former nurse’s aide for the Visiting Nurse Association. She had attended Beth’el Tabernacle Church near Frankford and enjoyed crabbing, fishing and...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:54am

Ella Mary Hall Jewell, 78

Ella Mary Hall Jewell, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, after a long illness. She worked for many years as a medical claims approver for Met Life, retiring early. She loved karaoke, dancing, her children, grandchildren...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:54am

Edward H. Long, 86

Edward H. Long, 86, of Roxana, Del., passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, at home. He had been a grain and poultry farmer for many years and was a member of Sound U.M. Church in Williamsville, Del. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:54am

Edgar Gregory Moran Jr., 77

Edgar Gregory Moran Jr., 77, of Lewes, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, Millsboro, Del. He had resided in the Edgewater and Greenbelt areas of Maryland prior to moving to Delaware 10...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:53am