Obituaries


Reba E. Warren, 84

Reba E. Warren, 84, of Millsboro, died Oct. 16, 2006, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes.

Warren loved to read, watch hummingbirds, cook and babysit for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to travel to the Outer Banks of North...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph B. Malanik, 78

Joseph B. Malanik, 78, of Lewes, formerly of Pennsauken, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

He was born in Drexel Hill, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Otilia (Verba) Malanik. Malanik was a World War II...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

James F. “Jim” Burnside Jr., 78

James F. “Jim” Burnside Jr., 78, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md.

He was a retired funeral director with Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Della M. Jackson, 94

Della M. Jackson, 94, of Georgetown, Del., died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes.

Jackson was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown, Del. She had been a cafeteria manager for East Millsboro School for 20 years...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thelma Woolcock Cochran, 87

Thelma Woolcock Cochran, 87, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Johnstown, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

She was born in Windber, Pa., and was a retired practical nurse.

She is survived by two...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Shirley Marie Lively, 70

Shirley Marie Lively, 70 of Georgetown, Del., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

She was a member of the AARP, sang in the choir, collected cookbooks, and loved gospel music and knitting. She attended St. Johns...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elizabeth E. Harper, 92

Elizabeth E. Harper, 92, of Frankford, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

She was born in Rehoboth Beach, the daughter of the late Oliver and Evie Mitchell. She was a homemaker, school bus driver and poultry farm...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Freta C. Hill, 80

Freta C. Hill, age 80, of Ocean View, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. She was born in Montrose, W.Va., daughter of the late Omer and Mary Flanagan. Hill was a retired clerk for the Social Security Administration in...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Stephen C. Knox, 96

Stephen C. Knox, 96, of Ocean View, passed away on his birthday, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, after a short illness.

He was born in Bethany Beach, the son of the late Harry and Linda...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Norma Irene Dubek, 83

Norma Irene Dubek, 83 of Millville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

Dubek was born in Ocean View, Del., daughter to the late William and Lucy Etta (Richards...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Catherine C. Muth, 87

Catherine C. Muth, 87, of Ocean City, Md, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Berlin nursing and Rehab Center, Berlin, Md.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine T. Maaskant; a brother, Donald T. Tillery,...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Arthur F. ‘Otts’ Bortle, 64

Arthur F. “Otts” Bortle, 64, of Bishopville, Md., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at home.

He was retired from Proctor & Gamble as a welder and fabricator and was a member of the Beachcombers Corvette Club of...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Keith Emory West, 50

Keith Emory West, 50, of Blades, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Delmar, Md.

He was a self-employed mason.

He lived by his own motto, “I is what I is,” and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elizabeth Anne Royle, 77

Elizabeth Anne Royle, 77, of Millsboro, Del., died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

She was an avid C-Span watcher. She also enjoyed reading and cooking. She was a NASCAR fan, with Dale Earnhart Jr. as her favorite...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Nicholas Sowa, 72

Nicholas Sowa, 72, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, surrounded by his family, after a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Sandy Run, Pa., the son of the late Sebastian and Mary Sowa. He moved to...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ralph M. Kline, 80

Ralph M. Kline, 80, of Pot-Nets Lakeside in Millsboro, formerly of Hamilton Square and Newark, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at the Bayhealth Center in Dover.

Kline was born on May 7, 1926, in Ringtown, Pa., son of the late...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Carolyn J. ‘Mammy’ Cannon, 57

Carolyn J. “Mammy” Cannon, 57, of Georgetown, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro.

Cannon enjoyed cooking, yard sales, playing cards and being with family and friends. She was a fun-loving person....

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frank H. Mitchell, 88

Frank H. Mitchell, 88, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Mitchell was born in Laurel, Del, on Feb. 2, 1918, to the late Charles and Amelia (...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Anna Louise Coursey, 92

Anna Louise Coursey, 92, of Lincoln, Del., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro.

Coursey was a very kind, loving and giving person. She attended Indian Mission United Methodist Church, Harbeson. She...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Allen J. Lister, 48

Allen J. Lister, 48, of Millsboro died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Lister was a refrigeration tech for Allen’s Foods for 11 years. He moved to Delaware in 1971 from Drexel Hill, Pa. Allen will be missed...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Margurite D. Bright, 52

Margurite D. Bright, 52, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Bay Health Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford.

Bright loved to crochet, garden, cook and clean. She had been a bank teller for Wilmington Trust in Millsboro. She...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Paula I. Hudson, 38

Paula I. Hudson, 38, of Millsboro died Sept. 27, 2006 at Christiana Hospital, Christiana.

Hudson was a loving and caring person who loved everyone. She loved to do crafts, signs and calligraphy. She was a talented artist. She received the...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joyce Jackson Bailey, 65

Joyce Jackson Bailey, 65, of Delmar, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Deer’s Head, Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Gary and Dawn Marie Bailey; five brothers, and six sisters; and...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Jesse Lee Bowen, 54

Jesse Lee Bowen, 54, of Delmar, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, in Perth Amboy, N.J.

Bowen loved drag racing and he was a Vietnam War veteran.

He is survived by his companion, April Ford; children, Latrisha Parker and Henry Jr...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Edith Mae King, 63

Edith Mae King, 63, of Laurel, died Thursday, Sept. 28, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.

King was born in Bishopville, Md. She enjoyed camping, grandchildren and taking care of her family.

She is survived by two sons,...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dr. Alois E. Maresch, 89

Dr. Alois E. Maresch, 89, died unexpectedly in Germany after a brief illness on Sept. 16, 2006.

He was born March 8, 1917, in Teschen, Austria. He loved sports and participated in whitewater kayaking in the 1936 Olympics. He was the third...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Robert Steiner III, 62

Robert Steiner III, 62, of Long Neck, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at home.

He was born in Lindenwold, N.J., the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Deeney) Steiner. He was a supervisor of HVAC and a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S....

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Marion Burton, 84

Marion Burton, 84, of Millsboro, Del., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Harrison House, Georgetown, Del.

Burton was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Millsboro and of the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro. She will be missed...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

John Barry Pitman, 53

John Barry Pitman, 53, of Dagsboro, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

He was a self-employed painter and a member of Moose Lodge #2542 and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his father,...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Olen R. ‘Oakie’ Hudson, 88

Olen R. “Oakie” Hudson, 88, of Hollywood, Fla., died Sept. 8, 2006.

He was born and raised in Roxana, Del., to the late Horace R. and Winnie K. Hudson. Olen served his country well in the 5th Army during World War II in North Africa, Italy...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elizabeth A. Hopkins, 74

Elizabeth A. Hopkins, 74, of Millsboro, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at home.

Hopkins retired from Campbell Soup. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Church in Dagsboro, Del. She enjoyed cooking, flowers, shopping and...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

James Clarence Hilyard Jr., 78

James Clarence Hilyard Jr., 78, of Georgetown, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Seaford Center, Seaford.

Hilyard was a World War II Army veteran and also served as an Allied guard at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial. He had been a...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Leonard A. Jaskiewicz, 79

Leonard A. Jaskiewicz, 79, of Dagsboro, formerly of Arlington, Va., died Sept. 20, 2006, at home.

Jaskiewicz was a founding partner of the law firm Grove, Jaskiewicz and Cobert, and a former partner of Dow, Lohnes and Albertson. Jaskiewicz...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

John Keith Axel, 67

John Keith Axel, 67, of Ocean View, Del, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006.

Axel was born in Moline, Ill., on Oct. 10, 1938, to the late Charles and Charlotte (Hoff) Axel. He was self-employed in advertising.

He is survived by his loving...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph Wilson Caleb, 79

Joseph William Caleb, 79, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

Caleb had been a shipping-and-receiving clerk for the Catalyst Research Company...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Richard Wayne Fitchett, 52

Richard Wayne Fitchett, 52, of Georgetown died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at home.

Fitchett was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved fishing and going out to eat.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lynn Simpson...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elmer S. Stokes, 83

Elmer S. Stokes, 83, died Sept. 17, 2006, at home, after a long illness.

Stokes was born in Ocean City, N.J., on Aug. 5, 1923, to John J. and Anna Schaffer Stokes, after which the family moved to Havertown, Pa., where Stokes attended Manoa...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sylvester E. Thompson, 61

Sylvester E. Thompson, 61 of Millsboro, Del., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

Thompson enjoyed fishing, hunting and NASCAR. His favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. He had been a chicken catcher for 40 years. He...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

William Walter ‘Dustey’ Long , 67

William Walter ‘“Dustey” Long, 67, of Harrington, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 at home.

Long was very close to his granddaughters, Sophie Marie and Amanda’ his closest friends, Bill and Joyce Handley and their son J.J, whom he...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Vernon Isaacs, 56

Vernon Isaacs, 56 of Millsboro, Del., died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at home.

Isaacs loved country music and playing the guitar. He had been in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He is survived by his cousin, Irvin Betts and wife Nancy. In...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sharon T. Church, 63

Sharon T. Church, 63, of Ocean City, Md., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Church had been a nurse and had retired from Atlantic General Hospital. She was a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elizabeth A. Hopkins, 74

Elizabeth A. Hopkins, 74, of Millsboro, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at home.

Hopkins retired from Campbell Soup. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Church in Dagsboro, Del. She enjoyed cooking, flowers, shopping and...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Mary C. Presley, 93

Mary C. Presley, 93, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at home.

Presley had lived in the area since 2001, coming from LaVale, Md. She was a member of the LaVale Baptist Church and Victory Baptist Church in Selbyville. She...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

James Clarence Hilyard Jr., 78

James Clarence Hilyard Jr., 78, of Georgetown, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Seaford Center, Seaford.

Hilyard was a World War II Army veteran and also served as an Allied guard at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial. He had been a...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Leonard A. Jaskiewicz, 79

Leonard A. Jaskiewicz, 79, of Dagsboro, formerly of Arlington, Va., died Sept. 20, 2006, at home.

Jaskiewicz was a founding partner of the law firm Grove, Jaskiewicz and Cobert, and a former partner of Dow, Lohnes and Albertson. Jaskiewicz...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

John Keith Axel, 67

John Keith Axel, 67, of Ocean View, Del, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006.

Axel was born in Moline, Ill., on Oct. 10, 1938, to the late Charles and Charlotte (Hoff) Axel. He was self-employed in advertising.

He is survived by his loving...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph Wilson Caleb, 79

Joseph William Caleb, 79, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

Caleb had been a shipping-and-receiving clerk for the Catalyst Research Company...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Kathleen Kollock, 90

Kathleen Kollock, 90, of Millsboro died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

Kollock had been a real estate agent, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, past president of the WSCS, and...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Helen ‘Lou’ White, 62

Helen “Lou” White, 62, of Pittsville, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

White was a yacht upholsterer for Maxum Marine and a co-owner, along with her husband, David, of the Pittsville...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elbert B. Esham, 85

Elbert B. Eshamn, 85, of Bishopville, Md., died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at home.

Born in St. Martin’s Neck, he was the youngest son of Daniel W. Esham and Eva M. Brasure Esham. A devoted husband and father, he enjoyed...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm