Obituaries


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.
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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

Frederick E. ‘Fred’ Hudson, 84

Frederick E. “Fred” Hudson, 84, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He had been a master carpenter, restoring homes for the Lewes Historical Society for more than 60 years. He was...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:00am

Dorothy A. Brown, 73

Dorothy A. Brown, 73, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Midlothian, Va., passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at the Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 9:59am

Florence L. Becker, 81

Florence L. Becker, 81, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bethesda, Md., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of the Women’s Club of The Keenwicks, The Red Hats and the...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 9:58am

Leah A. Woodall, 43

Leah A. Woodall, 43, of Frankford, Del.,, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at the Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md. She worked at the Beach Copy printing shop in Ocean City, Md. for 10 years before becoming...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:40am

David R. West Sr., 46

David R. West Sr., 46, of Millsboro, Del.,, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. A graduate of Claymont High, he was employed by General Chemical for 22 years.

West was preceded in death by his father, Donald West. He is...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:39am

Dwight T. Schenk, 88

Dwight T. Schenk, 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and spent his 30-year civilian government career with TECOM (Test and...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:39am

Ann H. Lucien, 92

Ann H. Lucien, 92, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. She was a record clerk in the engineering department of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn., retiring after 36 years of service. She...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:37am

Ruth M. Hitchens, 89

Ruth M. Hitchens, 89, of Laurel, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. She and her late husband worked side by side on their farm for more than 60 years. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family,...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:36am

Richard Joseph Handlir, 88

Richard Joseph Handlir, 88, of Sterling, Va., formerly of Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at his home. He was a United States Army staff sergeant, Service Battery, 771st Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. He loved...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:35am

Arthur James Fosque, 86

Arthur James Fosque, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. He worked for Townsend’s Inc. in Millsboro for 23 years, retiring from the maintenance department as a janitor. He loved going...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:35am