Obituaries


Betty J. Miller, 75

Betty J. Miller, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at home. She was a member of Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown, Del.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Edith Street Harmon; and...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:25am

Margie W. Palmer, 61

Margie W. Palmer, 61, of Willards, Md., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 23, 2009, after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. After raising her two sons, she began her business career in 1986 as a...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:24am

Paul J. Taylor, 54

Paul J. Taylor, 54, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at his home. He was a graduate of Indian River High School, Frankford, Del., and was a Master Electrician. He enjoyed building model airplanes, going to air shows,...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:23am

Alesia M. Tomassetti, 57

Alesia M. Tomassetti, 57, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She had been a nursing-home administrator until her disability.

Tomassetti is survived by her...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:23am

Barbara Ann Brown

Barbara Ann Brown of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a retired registered nurse and also had worked for Wheaton Glass Co. She was always in good spirits and loved her family...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:27pm

Rodney J. Campbell Jr., 64

Rodney J. Campbell Jr., 64, of Horntown, Va., passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, in the Wilmington VA Medical Center, Elsmere, Del. He was employed as a mechanic with Boulevard Motors and was a member of the American Legion Post #19 of Laurel,...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:26pm

Daniel J. Gill Jr., 75

Daniel J. Gill Jr., 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Deptford, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at home. He was a veteran, faithfully serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:25pm

Thomas P. Lynch, 98

Thomas P. Lynch, 98, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Seaford, Del., passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. A three-letter star athlete, he graduated from Selbyville High School in 1928 and attended...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:25pm

Hilda H. Toomey, 84

Hilda H. Toomey, 84, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She attended Gumboro Wesleyan Church. She loved her family and friends, including her great-grandkids. She enjoyed...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:24pm

Joseph J. Vicere, 75

Joseph J. Vicere, 75, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Penns Grove, N.J., passed away at home, with his wife holding his hand, on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. He was a member of the American Legion Squadron 28, where he was chaplain for three years...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:24pm

John Jehu Walter Sr., 67

John Jehu Walter Sr., 67, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a retired DuPont employee and was a self-employed plumber for 20 years. He was a member of the Selbyville Elks Lodge No...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:23pm

Preston L. Carmean Sr., 90

Preston L. Carmean Sr., 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at home. He was a member of Millsboro Wesleyan Church, where he served on the board, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Wesleyan Men. An Army Infantry...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:18pm

Evelyn A. Evans, 90

Evelyn A. Evans, 90, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville. From 1940 to 1947, she and her husband owned...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:18pm

Shirley A. Johnson, 69

Shirley A. Johnson, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009.

Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen Elizabeth (Whirlow) Ziegler; and her husband, Samuel A. Johnson. She is...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:17pm

Mary J. McGee, 90

Mary J. McGee, 90, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in the home of her son. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Ocean City, Md.; the Ocean City Ladies Auxiliary Elks Lodge 2645 and...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:17pm

James W. ‘Jim’ Mears

James W. “Jim” Mears, of Laurel, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. He had been a nurse at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md., for 12 years. He was a comedian...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:16pm

Thomas G. Meisten Jr., 42

Thomas G. Meisten Jr., 42, of Ocean View, Del., previously of Dover, Del., and New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at home. He was a U.S. postal clerk for many years.

Meisten was preceded in death by his father, Thomas G....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:15pm

James D. Moore, 71

James D. Moore, 71, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Glenmoore, Pa., passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at home. He had been employed by National Rolling Mills, Paoli, Pa., as a steel worker; and then Purdue in Georgetown, Del., for 10 years....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:15pm

Sandra Lee Snyder, 70

Sandra Lee Snyder, 70, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of York, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a member of East Gate Presbyterian Church, an...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:13pm

Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Fisher Ellingsworth Willey, 84

Elizabeth “Bessie” Fisher Ellingsworth Willey, 84, of Lewes, Del., went to live with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2009, after a lengthy illness. She passed away in the Milford Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She worked as a bookkeeper at Beebe...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:12pm

Eugene Davidson, 81

Eugene Davidson, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, March 2, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired computer operator at Cargill Inc.

Davidson was...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:02pm

Jean V. Hitchens, 65

Jean V. Hitchens, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. She was employed by Cargill for 20 years and most recently as a...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:01pm

Joseph C. McCourt, 80

Joseph C. McCourt, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Newtown, Conn., passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, he then worked for Union Carbide/First...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 3:00pm

Thomas George Moran, 60

Thomas George Moran, 60, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a long struggle with diabetes. A 1971 graduate of the University of Connecticut, he then enlisted in the...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:59pm

Millard Paul Rummel, 87

Millard Paul Rummel, 87, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. A graduate of George Washington University, he began federal civil service in 1940 at the Washington Navy Yard; and thereafter rose through the ranks of Civil...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:59pm

Eleanor P. Severs, 79

Eleanor P. Severs, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Melfa, Va., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. She was a retired Realtor and Real Estate Appraiser. She was a member of St. Edmond’s Catholic Church...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:58pm

Mary A. Talley, 100

Mary A. Talley, 100, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, in the home of her daughter, Nancy, in Milton, Del. She had owned the former Sea View Towne Shoppe in Selbyville and the Sea View Beach Shoppe in Fenwick Island, Del...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:57pm

Melvin Miles Tindall, 95

Melvin Miles Tindall, 95, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was co-owner of Eastern Shore Amusements Inc. and a...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:57pm

Edmund ‘Lee’ Burbage, 78

Edmund “Lee” Burbage, 78, of Rogers Haven, Millville, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He retired in 1970 from the U.S. Coast Guard as an E-9 master chief after 21 years of service to his country. He...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:04pm

lma J. Crump, 88

Alma J. Crump, 88, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family. She was an export documentation clerk for the film department of the...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:03pm

Dorothy A. Fopma, 78

Dorothy A. “Dot” Fopma, 78, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Lanham and Ocean City, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. She was a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick Island, Del., and attended...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:02pm

Nellie M. Hudson, 95

Nellie M. Hudson, 95, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at home. She and her late husband operated a poultry farm in Ocean View, where she lived for more than 59 years. She was a...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:01pm

John O. Lamphier Jr., 71

John O. Lamphier Jr., 71, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at home. He had been a financial analyst for the Department of the Army and was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:01pm

Pauline M. Revel, 85

Pauline M. Revel (nee Marsh), 85, of Millsboro, Del., went home to Heaven on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. She graduated from the Beebe School of Nursing in 1944 and served as a registered nurse for nearly 20 years. In 1946, on the shortest day of the...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:00pm

Joe R. Snyder, 84

Joe R. Snyder, 84, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Lehighton, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He had been a truck driver for Motor Freight Express and was a member of Zion United...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:59pm

Kenneth H. Jobes, 85

Kenneth H. Jobes, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He had been a self-employed demolition technician and was known as the “gentle wrecker” by his business associates. He was a...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:16am

Katie Mae Holland, 6

Katie Mae Holland, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked at Showell Poultry Plant for 32 years. She was a member of Victory Pentecostal Church, Selbyville, Del. She loved...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:15am

Alwyn B. Colwell, 95

Alwyn B. Colwell, 95, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at her residence. Since moving from Canada, she had made her home with her daughter, Marie, in Selbyville. She was a...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:14am

Arthur J. ‘Art’ DiDomenico, 40

Arthur J. “Art” DiDomenico, 40, of Newark, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in the Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. He enjoyed music, dancing, shooting pool, and he loved his dog.

DiDomenico is...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:13am

Joseph Emory Downs, 60

Joseph Emory Downs, 60, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at his home. He enjoyed camping, playing horseshoes and country music. He was quick to help if you needed a hand and he loved being with his family more than anything...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:13am

Ronald Louis Fabiani

Ronald Louis Fabiani, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a member of St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, Georgetown, Del., Post 28 American Legion and the Marine Corp League...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:12am

Dorothy A. Gill, 75

Dorothy A. Gill, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Deptford, N.J., passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, in the Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pa. She was employed with Sears & Roebuck in their accounting department for 15 years before...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:12am

Raynor N. Grant, 96

Raynor N. Grant, 96, of Millville, Del., formerly of Victor, Mt., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in the Harbor Healthcare Nursing Home, Lewes, Del.
Grant was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha (Pemberton)...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:11am

John J. Klink, 42

John J. Klink, 42, of Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. A 1984 graduate of Indian River High School, he then served in the United State Army...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:10am

Samuel A. Magee Sr., 64

Samuel A. Magee Sr., 64, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

Magee was preceded in death by his parents, William and Louella (Hall) Magee; and two brothers, Johnny and Billy...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:09am

L. Madeline Mumford, 72

L. Madeline Mumford, 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at home, surrounded by her family. She lived in North Carolina for 14 years but resided in Delaware the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker, school bus driver and caregiver to...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:09am

Raymond Joseph ‘Rick’ Rickards Jr., 71

Raymond Joseph “Rick” Rickards Jr., 71, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He retired in 1991 as a supervisor after working 34 years at the DuPont plant, Seaford,...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:08am

Nelda H. Theis, 88

Nelda H. Theis, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Coastal Hospice by the Lake, Salisbury, Md. She was a retired secretary from Ametek Corporations. She was a member of Lisbon United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, Md...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:07am

Charles Andrew Coles Jr.

Charles Andrew Coles Jr., of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Dundalk, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. A United States Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired steel worker with...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:04pm

Herbert L. Jenkins, 73

Herbert L. Jenkins, 73, of Millsboro, Del., went to his eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a lengthy illness. A faithful member and servant of God until the end, he attended Apostolic Church of...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:03pm