Obituaries


Katherine W. Harker, 79

Katherine W. Harker, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, (just shy of her 80th birthday), at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. Born in New Jersey, she spent her childhood summers visiting with family and friends in Lewes, Del...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:58am

Ruth A. Mather, 64

Ruth A. Mather, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, in the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. She attended St. Matthew’s-by-the-Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick Island, Del., and was an avid lover of horses and...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:58am

Hilda E. Murray, 78

Hilda E. Murray, 78, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She had been employed by the Adkins Company in Berlin for 45 years, retiring in 1994. She was devoted to her family and to her...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:57am

Mary Louise O’Brien, 78

Mary Louise O’Brien, 78, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by family.

After retiring from Sea Colony West as head of the maintenance department, she...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:57am

Charlie Chaplin ‘Little Charlie’ Sammons, 66

Charlie Chaplin “Little Charlie” Sammons, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association in Millsboro and attended Indian Mission U.M...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:56am

George Coulter Truitt, 61

George Coulter Truitt, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, May 18, 2009. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired corrections officer with 30 years of service. He served on the Millsboro Town Council for seven years and...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:55am

Maria D’Orazio, 96

Maria D’Orazio, 96, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. Born in Cansano, in the Abruzzi region of Italy, she married in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in 1936. She had...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:35pm

Shirley Ann Clegg Hornyak

Shirley Ann Clegg Hornyak of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, where she graduated high school and worked as a dance instructor, she moved to...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:34pm

George ‘Baby Roo’ Jenkins Jr.

George “Baby Roo” Jenkins Jr., born Aug. 24, 2008, of Millsboro, Del., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2009. He is survived by his parents, George and Pam Jenkins; paternal grandparents, Robert and Diana Jenkins; maternal...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:33pm

Kevin Terry Lynch, 52

Kevin Terry Lynch, 52, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at his brother’s residence in Bridgeville, Del., with his family at his side. He retired after 30 years from the Waste Water Treatment Plant of Ocean City, Md.,...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:32pm

Shirley V. Moran, 80

Shirley V. Moran, 80, of Eldersburg, Md., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Betty Jeanne O’Neill, Selbyville, Del. She was a homemaker and was a member of Nell’s Acres Condo Association, where she had held many offices...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:31pm

Betty Jane Norman, 72

Betty Jane Norman, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was retired from the Stockley Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a loving parent and enjoyed knitting and crocheting....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:30pm

Lynda L. Phillips, 65

Lynda L. Phillips, 65, of Delmar, Md., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. She was the retired owner of Gateway Mobile Home Sales.

Phillips is survived by her husband, Wayne; her son, Scott O’...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:30pm

Terry T. Trinkley, 59

Terry T. Trinkley, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Cheverly, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 8, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a systems analyst. He was deeply devoted to...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:28pm

Betty R. West, 82

Betty R. West, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, in Seaford Genesis Center, Seaford, Del. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and watching baseball games. She was a member of the Bayshore...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:28pm

Ronald ‘Leon’ Wise, 61

Ronald “Leon” Wise, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a lifelong resident of Millsboro and attended the Dagsboro Church of God.

Wise was preceded in death by his parents,...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:27pm

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