Obituaries


Beatrice M. Moore, 87

Beatrice M. Moore, 87, of Oak Orchard, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired orthopedic shoemaker and a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of the Indian River Ladies...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:31pm

Mabel L. Hudson, 84

Mabel L. Hudson, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., went to her final resting place on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in the Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md., after surviving breast cancer and fighting a hard battle with diabetes.

Hudson retired...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:30pm

Herschel Henry Quillen Jr., 80

Herschel Henry Quillen Jr., 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He graduated from the Valley Forge Military Academy, Class of 1947, and returned home to work on the family farm and harness racing business with his father. He...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:30pm

Robert J. Stanaitis, 82

Robert J. Stanaitis, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Renaissance Health Care Center, Millsboro. He was a retired carpenter and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:29pm

Dorothy L. Willis, 75

Dorothy L. Willis, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at home.

Willis was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Fay and Nellie Gladie (Ice) Harbert; her beloved son, John Paul Green...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:29pm

James F. Windsor, 73

James F. Windsor, 73, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bethesda, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at home. He was retired from the Montgomery County, Md., Liquor Board.

Windsor was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:28pm

Phyllis L. Daly, 66

Phyllis Louise (Williams) Daly, 66, of Reisterstown, Md., formerly of Newark, Del, died Jan. 15, 2009 at Gilchrist Hospice. Born April 28, 1942, in Delaware, she was the daughter of Evelyn L. Taylor Williams of Newark, Del., and the late Stephen...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:28pm

Louise C. Crawford, 73

Louise C. Crawford, 73, of Millville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a retired real estate office manager.

Crawford was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Robert Heigold...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:08am

James E. ‘Slow Machine’ Hopkins, 55

James E. “Slow Machine” Hopkins, 55, of Salisbury, Md., was called to rest on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a truck driver, employed over the years by Reed Trucking, Rodney Harmon Trucking,...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:07am

Kathryn A. LeCates, 94

Kathryn A. LeCates, 94, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in the Life Care at Lofland Park Nursing Home, Seaford, Del.

LeCates was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Linda (Long) Adkins; her husband, Rodney L...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:07am

Carey D. Maddox, 53

Carey D. Maddox, 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a maintenance mechanic for Allen’s Poultry. He loved car shows, basketball and bowling; and owned a trophy-...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:05am

William Loftland Marvel, 92

William Loftland Marvel, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Renaissance Health Center in Millsboro, Del. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He retired as chief of police in Rehoboth Beach,...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:05am

Agnes K. Melson, 86

Agnes K. Melson, 86, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was a whole-hearted Christian woman who was deeply devoted to her family. She attended Millville...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:04am

Josephine M. ‘Jerri’ Schofield, 76

Josephine M. “Jerri” Schofield, 76, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, after a long illness. Formerly of Newark, Del. and Delaware County, Pa., she retired from the Christina School District as a...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:03am

David R. Keifer, 71

David R. Keifer, of Dover, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 71. Keifer was born May 12, 1937, in Reading, Pa., to the late Eugene and Dorothy Keifer. He was an economist and planner and served as city...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:02am

Donald F. Carlson, 78

Donald F. Carlson, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lewisburg, Pa., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a retired home salesman. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Sunbury, Pa. In...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:04am

Elsie Howard, 84

Elsie Howard, 84, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., surrounded by her loving family. She was a retired cashier and worked in the Meat Dept....

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:04am

Elma (Mitchell) Leedom

Elma (Mitchell) Leedom, of Puyallup, Wash., went home to the Lord on Dec. 19, 2008. She will be deeply missed and her love will forever live in her loved ones’ hearts. She was born and raised in Millville, Del., before moving out west.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:03am

Michael G. Moore, 54

Michael G. Moore, 54, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Marshallton, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a facility manager for the State of Delaware, retiring in 2008 after 25 years of...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:03am

Gregory Alan Morris, 42

Gregory Alan Morris, 42, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at home. He worked in construction for over 15 years, owning his own business. He was a perfectionist, always “wanting the job done right”. A loving father and a...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:02am

Frances Myers, 65

Frances Myers, 65, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Elks. In addition to traveling, she loved the beach, but most of all loved her family and was a fantastic mother, gracious and...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:00am

Jane V. Ramone, 75

Jane V. Ramone, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She had worked as a secretary for the DuPont Co. She was a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del....

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:00am

John Lynn Jack” Wilkins, 78

John Lynn “Jack” Wilkins, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., after an extended illness. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a telephone technician at Ft. Marmouth, N.J...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 4:59am

Lewis M. Brumberg Sr., 87

Lewis M. Brumberg Sr., 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Salisbury Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Salisbury, Md. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A graduate of Temple University, he taught music at...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:35am

John R. ‘Jack’ Dick Jr., 85

John R. “Jack” Dick Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 85. He was a graduate of Rehoboth High School and the University of Delaware. He attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Millsboro and was a member of the...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:34am

Rosalie H. Downes, 77

Rosalie H. Downes, 77, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Coastal Hospice by the Lake, Salisbury, Md. She had worked as a clerk for the Roy Campbell’s store and as a Bank Collector for Omni Bank (now known as MT Bank). She was...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:34am

Nellie Fraser, 85

Nellie Fraser, 85, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Reisterstown, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. Born in England, she was a retired housekeeper and nanny. She enjoyed...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:33am

Arthur H. ‘Butch’ Griffin Jr.

Arthur H. “Butch” Griffin Jr. of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He had been a press operator for Webcraft Printers in Salisbury, Md., and was a deliveryman for Ocean City Services...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:32am

Kathryn McCabe Hickman, 70

Kathryn McCabe Hickman, 70, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at her home. She was a member of Roxana United Methodist Church.

Hickman was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lettie Bauer; her first husband,...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:31am

Rada M. Lewis, 99

Rada M. Lewis, 99, of Berlin, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, Md. She had been a seamstress for the former Berlin Shirt Factory and was a poultry grower. She was a member of Whaleyville...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:30am

Charles ‘Dale’ Lingo Jr., 83

Charles “Dale” Lingo Jr., 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009. He was the founder and owner of Lingo Marine and the Lingo Bus Service. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II and guarded POWs at a camp in...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:30am

Grace D. Long, 91

Grace D. Long, 91, of Selbyville, Del., and Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in the Genesis Elder Care Center, Seaford, Del. She attended Goldey Business College and worked as a secretary for John M. Clayton High School...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:29am

Nilton D. ‘Mac’ McIntyre, 77

Nilton D. “Mac” McIntyre, 77, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Clinton, Md., and Estero, Fla., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was a Local Union #368 painter, retiring after 30 years of...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:29am

Beatrice Bunting Megee, 88

Beatrice Bunting Megee, 88, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in Harrison Senior Living, Georgetown, Del. She was a homemaker and had been involved with the family farm for many years. Over the years she had also worked at...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:28am

Garnetta H. Mee Maw” Phillips, 86

Garnetta H. “Mee Maw” Phillips, 86, of near Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She was a member of the Joshua House in Gumboro, Del., and the East Sussex Moose Lodge #2542, where she achieved many offices working up through the...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:27am

Oscar Russell White, 72

Oscar Russell White, 72, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in Delaware Hospice.

White was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Beatrice Baker White; and a sister, Jean Ennis. He is survived by his wife, Martha...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:26am

George W. Thomas, 91

George W. Thomas, 91, of Middletown, Del., passed away peacefully in Renaissance Health Care Center, Millsboro, Del., where he was a resident for the past year. He was formerly a house painting contractor in the Salisbury, Md., area. He and his...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:26am

Dowell Hoover Anders, 88

Dowell Hoover Anders, U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Ret.), 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away suddenly Friday, Dec. 26, 2008.

Anders was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mariestes Hanson Anders; and a son, Stephen H. Anders. He is...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:24am

Barbara Ann Apfl, 59

Barbara Ann Apfl, 59, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2008, in her home. She was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church. An avid doll and bear collector, she also loved spoiling her dogs, crafting and dancing to oldies...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:23am

Joseph J. Cane, 77

Joseph J. Cane, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Silver Spring, Md., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, in Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the United States Air...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:22am

Kathryn E. Coffin, 89

Kathryn E. Coffin, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in the Renaissance Center, Millsboro. She had worked as a basket weaver for Houston White Co. and retail clerk for Food Rite and IGA. She was a member of St. Mark’s...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:22am

Enoch R. ‘Sonny’ Gale III, 81

Enoch R. “Sonny” Gale III, 81, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at home, surrounded by his family and friends. He retired from Sun Oil Transport in 1982, after traveling all over the world as a navigational officer for 32...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:21am

Joy M. Hornyak, 31

Joy M. Hornyak, 31, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of South Point near Assateague Island, Md., passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She enjoyed writing, caring for animals, being outdoors and was a loving...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:20am

Elizabeth P. (Callahan) Miller, 85

Elizabeth P. (Callahan) Miller, 85, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Colonie, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a brief illness. She proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:19am

James R. Ponzio, 68

James R. Ponzio, 68, of Dagsboro, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center. He earned an associate’s degree in agricultural science from the State University of New York-Delhi and spent 31 years with the New York State...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:19am

Betty Lou Calvert Thornberg, 74

Betty Lou Calvert Thornberg, 74, of Lewes, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. She was retired as the secretary to a four-star general at Air Force Headquarters, Andrews Air Force Base. Well-known as an excellent dancer, she loved to dance...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:18am

Danny C. Wharton, 70

Danny C. Wharton, 70, of Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He worked at DuPont Co. in Seaford, Del., for 35 years.
Wharton is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lonnette L....

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:17am

John J. Griffin, 75

John J. Griffin, 75, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Del. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:51am

Ruth P. Brittingham, 86

Ruth P. Brittingham, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. She was a retired bookkeeper and part owner of Parker Block Company in Millsboro. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Brittingham was preceded...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:50am

J. Franklin ‘Frank’ Barrett, 73

J. Franklin “Frank” Barrett, 73, of Frankford, Del., peacefully entered into Heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He had worked as a special serviceman for the Washington Gas Company, retiring...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:49am