Obituaries


Thelma Hitchens Miller, 75

Thelma Hitchens Miller, 75, of Millsboro passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in her home.

She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association, and loved the outdoors, flowers and children. She attended Friendship United Methodist Church...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

George Edward Hudson, 85

George Edward Hudson, 85, of Lewes, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Hudson was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy. He was a self-employed masonry contractor and...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Angelena C. ‘Angie’ Conaway, 76

Angelena C. “Angie” Conaway, 76, of Georgetown, passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007.

Conaway was co-owner of Alvin & Angie’s Florist. She loved gardening, cooking, and taking care of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Robert A. ‘Tony’ Blackard, 40

Robert A. ‘Tony’ Blackard, 40, of Dagsboro passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Blackard enjoyed attending church and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ocean City. He enjoyed being...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Dallas R. Riddle, 57

Dallas R. Riddle, 57, of Laurel, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at home.

Riddle was a self-employed poultry farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Debra J. Riddle; daughter, Kelly Michelle Riddle of Laurel; step-son...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Francis H. Waters, 80

Francis H. Waters, 80, of Ocean View, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at Beebe Hospital.

He is survived by his children, Patrick J. Waters, Mary E. Shirley, Daniel J. Waters, Brian E. Waters and Steven M. Waters; five...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Henry L. Phillips, 89

Henry L. Phillips, 89, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

Phillips led a life of public service, having retired as a police officer in 1976 and also retired from...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

George H. McElveen, 86

George H. McElveen, 86, of Georgetown passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.

He was a retired supervisor for the Washington Terminal Co. in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising beagles. He loved field trials with his...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

James Patrick Sullivan, 79

James Patrick Sullivan, 79, of Ocean View, formerly of Seabrook, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.

Born on March 16, 1927, he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Helen I. Turner, 89

Helen I. Turner, 89, of Dagsboro, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., after a long illness.

Turner was born and raised in Dagsboro and was a retired clerk for the United States Postal...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Emily A. (Frazier) Reddish, age 88

Emily A. (Frazier) Reddish, age 88, of Lewes, formerly of Baltimore, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at the Milford Center Nursing Home in Milford.

She is survived by sons Wendell B. Reddish Jr., and Wayne E. Reddish; six...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Loran Leroy Smith, 90

Loran Leroy Smith, age 90, of Gumboro, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Gumboro,. Smith was a retired foreman for C.C. Oliphant & Son in Laurel and a member of the Parkway...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Milton Ross Fefel Sr., 78

Milton Ross Fefel Sr., 78, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at his home in Roxana.

He had been a truck driver for many years.

Fefel is survived by his wife, Hilda M. Fefel; sons, Joseph Fefel of Fla...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Edna J. Hudson, 80

Edna J. Hudson, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at Salisbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury, Md.

She and her husband owned and operated Hudson’s Auto Service in Selbyville for 34 years....

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

<strong>Harry David Wright, 58</strong>

Harry David Wright, 58, of Delmar passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post #28. He loved to play pool and work on cars.

David is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Wright; children, Sean Wright...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Harry David Wright, 58

Harry David Wright, 58, of Delmar passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post #28. He loved to play pool and work on cars.

David is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Wright; children, Sean Wright...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Harry David Wright, 58

Harry David Wright, 58, of Delmar passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post #28. He loved to play pool and work on cars.

David is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Wright; children, Sean Wright...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Elmo W. Morse, 56

Elmo W. Morse, 56, passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

His mother, Rosa A. Morse of Selbyville, a son and daughter; two sisters and three grandchildren survive him.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24,...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

John Edward Meister, 67

John Edward Meister, 67, of Frankford, passed away in his home on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.

Meister was born Dec. 7, 1939, in Cumberland, Md. He lived for 40 years in the house he built in Frankford. Prior to coming to Delaware, he served...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

William B. Winterberg, 82

William B. Winterberg, 82, of Lewes, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Born in Ludlow, Ky., Winterberg was retired from the United States Marine Corps.

He is survive by his wife, Vivian (Lowe...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frances Valentine Nichols

Frances Valentine “Fran” Nichols, of Long Neck and formerly of Clayton, passed away on Jan. 20, 2007.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife and friend.

She is survived by her devoted...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Larry ‘Gat’ Mims, 53

Larry “Gat” Mims, 53, formerly of Clanton, Ala., and Bear, Del., passed away peacefully, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at home, after battling cancer.

Mims worked as a lumberjack from a young age, loving the outdoors and a good, hard, honest-day’...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Phyllis A. Steele, 73

Phyllis A. Steele, 73, of Millville, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes after a long illness.

Steele was born and raised in Salisbury, Md., the daughter of the late John and Elva (O’Brien) Phippin. She graduated...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Rada L. Bradford, 79

Rada L. Bradford, 79, of Willards, Md., died Jan. 17, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md.

She had been a seamstress for Wilkins Fashions for many years.

She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Obituaries

James Hollingsworth Jr., 83

James Hollingsworth Jr. of Millsboro, Del., passed away at the Wilmington VA Hospital on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the State of Delaware. As a veteran of World...

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 7:00pm

Obituaries

William H. Pippel Jr., 83

William H. Pippel Jr., 83, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island, and a member of Al-Anon....

Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 7:00pm

Obituaries

Kathryn E. Knauer Hostetter, 65

Kathryn E. Knauer Hostetter, 65, of East Earl, Pa., formerly of Laurel, and Kinzers, died Jan. 2, 2007, in Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, Pa., after a three-year struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease....

Thursday, January 4, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bernard G. Hassemer, 76

Bernard G. Hassemer, 76, of Ocean View, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006.

He served with the United States Army during the Korean War. Hassemer received his bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and his master’s...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Wenceslao Soto, 81

Wenceslao Soto, 81 of Frankford, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006.

He was born in Manuel Poblado, Mexico, and was a self-employed produce salesman.

Soto is survived by three sons: Leonso Soto, Silvestre Soto, and Martin Soto;...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

James P. Murray, Jr., 78

James P. Murray, Jr., 78, of North Bethany Beach passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006.

He was a true patriot, serving as a captain of the United States Air Force Reserve during the Korean War. Murray was a graduate of Yale University and...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

William David Trosky, 44

William David Trosky, 44, of Ocean City, Md., passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006.

He was born in Cheverly, Md., and was an assistant hotel manager in Ocean City.

Trosky was preceded in death by his infant son, William Benjamin,...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joseph William Wagner, 87

Joseph William Wagner, 87, of Dagsboro died on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. He was a retired lineman/switchman who worked for the Diamond State Telephone Company, retiring in 1984. He was educated as an electrician, and trained at Bliss Electrical...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Maxine W. Yowler, 90

Maxine W. Yowler, 90, of Dagsboro died on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.

Her family said they would like to thank Maxine’s friends and neighbors in Blackwater Village for their kindness and prayers.

She is survived by a son, Elwood E....

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Donald D. Swartley, 40

Donald D. Swartley, 40, of Georgetown, Del., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006.

Swartley moved here in 1989 from Allentown, Pa. He was a construction worker for Carey’s Construction. He attended the Dagsboro Church of God. He loved to hunt and...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joshua Mordecai Freeman, 42

Joshua Mordecai Freeman, 42, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in a helicopter crash near Dagsboro, Del. Freeman, the son of developer Carl M. and Virginia Freeman, grew up at the family home, Tusculum Farm, in Gaithersburg, Md. He was a graduate...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48, of Dagsboro, passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Wilmington on May 30, 1958, son of the late Cornelius Brosnahan and...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Becky L. Murray, 50

Becky L. Murray, 50, of Gumboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at home. She was co-owner, along with her husband, of Murray’s Motors Salvage Yard, operating several locations in Sussex County.

She attended Bethel and Gumboro United...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dominic A. DiGuiseppe, 78

Dominic A. DiGuiseppe, 78, of Selbyville, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at home. He was a firefighter for the city of Washington, D.C., for 26 years.

He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach. He was a member of the...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sharen A. Vandermark, 50

Sharen A. Vandermark, 50, of Selbyville, formerly of Georgetown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at home. Vandermark was born on Aug. 13, 1956, in Wilmington, Del., to Donald and Elizabeth (Myers) Handlin....

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Phyllis Edna Harnsberger, 82

Phyllis Edna Harnsberger, 82, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home in Millsboro. Harnsberger was born on March 9, 1924, in Frederick, Md., to the late Harvey Russel...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Nell Joyce King, 84

Nell Joyce King, 84, of Lewes and Ocean City, Md., died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.

King was born in Toccoa, Ga., to the late John L. Phillips and Maude Cook Phillips. She was a longtime business...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Hannah Nicklas Mowen, 67

Hannah Nicklas Mowen, 67, of Millsboro, died Dec. 15, 2006, at home. She was a self-employed market researcher. She enjoyed cooking, ceramics, reading and her grandchildren.

She and her husband moved to the area in 1981.

She is...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mary H. Ward, age 75

Mary H. Ward, age 75, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was a 1951 graduate of the Garfield School of Nursing of Washington, D.C. A...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

John Wayne Riddle, 68

John Wayne Riddle, 68, of Frankford, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Seaford, the son of the late David and Virginia (Huskins) Riddle. Riddle worked in the...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Alexa Nevaeh Sterner, newborn

Alexa Nevaeh Sterner, newborn daughter of David Sterner and Tracey Sinnott, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

“A person is a person, no matter how small. Unto us a child is born, a special child...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Aubrey Phillips Murray, 84

Aubrey Phillips Murray, 84, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.

Murray enjoyed a long and accomplished life, including: Partner of Collis and Ryan Gas Co., past president of the Delmarva Gas Association, past vice-chairman of...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48, of Dagsboro, passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Wilmington on May 30, 1958, son of the late Cornelius Brosnahan and...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

William Lee ‘Jake’ Hayes Sr., 69

William Lee “Jake” Hayes Sr., 69, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at his home, after a short battle with cancer. He was born May 8, 1937, in Painter, Va., the son of Anna Hayes, who preceded him in death. He received his education in...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Wayne Edwin Stidham, 78

Wayne Edwin Stidham, 78, of Ocean View, formerly of Baltimore and Dundalk, Md., died Saturday Dec. 9, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late, Hubert and Mollie (Keibler) Stidham...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

L. Amelia ‘Penny’ Carmine, 84

L. Amelia “Penny” Carmine, 84, of Millsboro, Del., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro, Del.

Carmine retired from Stockley Center with 20 years of service. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm