Obituaries


Patricia Ellen Harmon, 68

Patricia Ellen Harmon, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford after a courageous fight against cancer. She was employed by the Sussex County Government Administrative Offices as a...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 6:55am

Elizabeth "Erzika" Gerdelan

Elizabeth Gerdelan, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. As a spunky 19-year-old just out of teacher's college, she taught high school in a small village on a hill overlooking her...

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 6:52am

Brian M. Welch, 42

Brian M. Welch, 42
Brian M. Welch, 42, of Roxana, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at home. He was a graduate of Penn State University and was a retailer in the Bethany Beach area for many years. He was a member of the Roxana...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:54am

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Hudson, 83

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Hudson, 83, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Renaissance Nursing Home in Millsboro. She retired from the State of Delaware Justice of Peace Court #3 in 1991. Betty was a member of Salem United...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 3:51am

Thomas R. Johnson, 84

Thomas R. Johnson, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He worked for Martin Aircraft after college and before he went into the service. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 3:21am

James R. Carey, 92

James R. Carey, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at home. He had been a nurseryman for 53 years and was one of the owners of Peninsula Nurseries in Selbyville. ?
Carey was preceded in death by his parents, Francis...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 6:29am

Jeffrey W. Baker, 51

Jeffrey W. Baker, 51, of Felton, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He loved cats, dogs, Texas Hold‘em, Gumby, and his obscure Vinyl LP Record collection. His love of music prompted him and his business...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 6:25am

Jack Brinson Royster, 90

Jack Brinson Royster, 90, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Lewes, Del. He served in the US Army in World War II. He worked as a quality control inspector at the Letterkenny Ordinance Depot.

He was active in VFW...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:49am

William G. Walker, 88

William G. Walker, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was a retired grocery store manager and former...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:04am

Robert J. Thomas, 76

Robert J. Thomas, 76, of Millville, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and he was a retired service technician with Sears, Inc.

Bishop...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:29am

Roger A. Scherff, 87

Roger A. Scherff, 87, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital of Berlin, Md. He was a graduate of George Washington University. He worked at Ft. Detrick, Md. as a plant physiologist for 20 years...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:24am

David C. Bishop, 75

David C. Bishop, 75, of Frankford, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He owned and operated a blade sharpening business for many years. He attended Millsboro Wesleyan Church in Millsboro, Del. He was a...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:07am

Mary E. Townsend, 75

Mary E. Townsend, 75, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del.

Townsend was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Townsend, Sr. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara E. Smith,...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:05am

Cashar E. Hall, 80

Cashar E. Hall, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at home. He was a weighmaster for Tyson Foods, Inc. He was a member of the B.P.O.E., Elks Lodge #2173, Selbyville, an avid beagler and foxhound enthusiast, and he...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 2:30am

Lance E. Phillips, 47

Lance E. Phillips, 47

Lance E. Phillips, 47, of Clarksville, Del., passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at his father’s home in Granbury, Texas. He was a member of the East Sussex Moose Lodge in Roxana.

Phillips is survived by his...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 2:24am

Mildred Ann Sinnamon Humphreys, 60

Mildred Ann Sinnamon Humphreys, 60, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She worked in the banking industry and helped in her family’s cottage and apartment rental business in...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 5:51am

Charles Robert Pitts, 76

Charles Robert Pitts, 76, of Selbyville, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at home. He was a former employee of the Townsend Poultry Division of Millsboro, Del. serving as a weigh-master. Later, he became an independent lot and lawn care...

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 8:15am

Mary Ann Friello, 80

Mary Ann Friello, 80, of Bethany Beach, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She had been a secretary for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for many years. She was a member of St. Ann's...

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 3:24am

John R. “Jack” Fredericks, 71

John R. “Jack” Fredericks, 71, of Millsboro (Long Neck), passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27. He was a retired truck driver. He loved his family, and was a strong-willed person who valiantly fought against chronic illnesses for several years. He...

Friday, October 30, 2009 - 2:51am

Robert “Bob” R. Shaffer, 59

Robert “Bob” R. Shaffer, 59, of Seaford, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He served with the U. S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He owned and operated an Auto Parts sales and service shop for many...

Friday, October 30, 2009 - 2:48am

Paul Burton Moore, 91

Paul Burton Moore, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Elsmere. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Moore then joined his father in the family jewelry and...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 4:19am

Somchit Mouynivong, 70

Somchit Mouynivong, 70, of Frankford, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Mouynivong is survived by her husband, Chieng Mouynivong; 6 sons, Somsack, Deng, Noulack, Vila, Thanin, and...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 6:44am

James “Jim” R. Ritterbusch, Jr., 62

James “Jim” R. Ritterbusch, Jr., 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He worked as a claims manger in the insurance industry with 35 years of service before retiring. He was also a...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 5:45am

Harold E. “Gene” Lentz, Jr, 71

Harold E. “Gene” Lentz, Jr, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 23, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. He retired as a sheet metal worker for the Local Union 19B of York, Pa. after 25 years of service. He proudly served his...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 5:45am

Clifford Alan “Cliff” Elliott, 31

Clifford Alan “Cliff” Elliott, 31, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at his home. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp as a diesel Mechanic, and was Honorably discharged in 2001 as a Lance Corporal. He was...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:50am

Cynthia G. Morrell, 68

Cynthia G. Morrell, 68, Millsboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at home. She was very grateful for the friendships she made through the Girl Scout’s.

Morrell was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Dorothy (Reynolds) Morrell. She...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 2:37am

Sue Ann Meadows, 54

Sue Ann Meadows, 54, of Ocean City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker.

Meadows was preceded in death by her parents John H. and Janet C. Phillips Martin. She is survived by her...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 2:17am

Doris P. Lally, 82

Doris P. Lally, 82, of Dagsboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, at her home. She was an executive secretary at Eastern Airlines and was also one of the founding members of Palisades Swimming Pool Association in Bethesda, Md. She was a business...

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:39am

Karen D. Sterling, 61

Karen D. Sterling, 61, of the Millsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a member of the United States Army, where she became an accounting clerk. Sterling also fulfilled her career with an...

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 10:44am

Rose M. Gerace, 69

Rose M. Gerace, 69, of the Georgetown area, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the American Legion Post #24 Auxiliary in Dagsboro, and a charter member of the Eagles of the Ocean View Elks Lodge.
...

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 5:02am

Herman F. “Bill” Megee, 85

Herman F. “Bill” Megee, 85, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, at home. He was a World War II Veteran having served his country in the Merchant Marines and later the U.S. Coast Guard. He was employed and retired from Dupont Corporation...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 9:20am

Sgt. Donald R. “Donnie” Long, 64

Sgt. Donald R. “Donnie” Long, 64
Sgt. Donald R. “Donnie” Long, 64, of Dagsboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, at home. He served with the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War and was a retired sergeant with the Delaware State...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 6:38am

Annetta Stuart Thorns, 73

Annetta Stuart Thorns, 73, of Frankford, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, at home. She loved sewing, crocheting, flower gardening, fundraising for the American Heart Association and making and designing clothing for the handicapped, for which she won...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 1:45am

John W. Sporek, 75

John W. Sporek, 75, of Frankford, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He retired from Lucent Technologies after 30 years of service in 1989.
Sporek was preceded in death by his parents, John and Caroline (...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:11am

Thomas E. Smith, 77

Thomas E. Smith, 77, of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He worked over 30 years at the great Atlantic & Pacific Tea company in Baltimore, Md. retiring as a production manager. Mr. Smith was a...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:09am

Reginald Harley Roberts

Reginald Harley Roberts, of Frankford, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, at home. He is a retired member of the United States Marine Corp. He retired from the Washington, Gas Light Co. in 1989 after 42 years of employment.
Roberts is survived by...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:06am

Rose M. Mumford, 76

Rose M. Mumford, 76, of Millsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at home. She was a member of Long Neck United Methodist Church; American Legion Post#28 of Oak Orchard; Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540; Loyal Order of Moose and AM VETS Post #2....

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:05am

Kenneth J. Hartenstine, 62

Kenneth J. Hartenstine, 62, of Frankford, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, at home. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He retired in 2004 from Verizon as a splicer after 38 years of service.
Hartenstine was preceded in death by...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:02am

Evelyn Mae Conaway, 77

Evelyn Mae Conaway, 77, of Millsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at at home. She retired from Stockley Center, State of Delaware in 1989 after 32 years of service and then she drove the van helping with the Foster Grandparents Program at...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 5:59am

Jennie Mae (West) Chisholm, 87

Jennie Mae (West) Chisholm, 87, of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at her home. She loved the beach, her garden and summers with her three grandsons. A member since she was 12 years old, Jennie served St. George’s Methodist Church,...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 5:56am

Dianne O’Connor, 54

Dianne O’Connor, 54, of Ocean View, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, at Beebe Medical Center. She had been employed as an occupational registered nurse. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, going to the beach and spending time with her son.
O'...

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:55am

Doris Rose Dugent, 75

Doris Rose Dugent, 75, of Dagsboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, at Beebe Medical Center. She was employed as a property book officer at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds retiring after 29 years of service. After retiring and moving to Dagsboro,...

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:55am

Robin D. Polite, 49

Robin D. Polite, 49, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, at home. He was a heavy equipment operator for George E. Lynch & Co. He enjoyed boating, fishing , motorcycling and spending time with his family and his side kick, Smokey. He...

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:54am

Mary Jo Griffiths, 66

Mary Jo Griffiths, 66, of Ocean View, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, at Beebe Medical Center. She taught in the Baltimore Country Public Schools system for 23 years.
Griffiths is survived by her husband, Robert W. Griffiths; son, Zeyn, and his...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:54am

Patricia ‘Pat’ Reed, 51

Patricia “Pat” Reed, 51, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a graduate of Sussex Central High School’s Class of 1976. She enjoyed freshwater fishing.
Reed was preceded in...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:52am

Janet Long Moore Redzig, 68

Janet Long Moore Redzig, 68, of Roxana, Del., passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. She was retired from the United States Navy. She was a member of the Fenwick Island Baptist Church, Lower Sussex County TRIAD, SALT Council of Sussex County,...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:52am

Catherine E. ‘Kitty’ Lyons, 67

Catherine E. “Kitty” Lyons, 67, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at home. She devoted her life to her husband, their children and grandchildren. Lyons was preceded in death by her parents, J. Alfred Ellis Sr. and Dorothy...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:51am

Joan Auldridge Kesler, 82

Joan Auldridge Kesler, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Raleigh, N.C. She was a loan officer with Sandy Spring National Bank in Olney, Md. She was a member of the Bethany Beach Watercolor...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:50am

Edward R. ‘Eddie’ Jones, 69

Edward R. “Eddie” Jones, 69, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was a carpenter for many years and retired from the Peninsula Oil Company. Jones was a member of the American...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:50am

William M. ‘Chick’ Harris, 88

William M. “Chick” Harris, 88, of Dover, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. Harris worked at the Seaford DuPont Nylon Plant before retiring after many years of service. He was a U.S. Army...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:49am