Obituaries


Paul R. Prato, 74

Paul R. Prato, 74, of Millsboro, died Wednesday June 14, 2006, at home.

He was a graduate of Manhattan School of Printing in New York City. He was an Army veteran. He had been a member of the New York Typographical Union #6 and Atlantic...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Brenda L. Shockley, 38

Brenda L. Shockley, 38 of Bridgeville, formally of Millsboro, died Thursday June 15, 2006, at home after a long illness. She was a loving wife and mother. She was an assistant manager of the County Bank in Georgetown. She enjoyed camping, going...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Roger Street

Roger Street, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Iowa, died June 15, 2006, at home, surrounded by family and friends.

Street had been valiantly fighting cancer for two and a half years and was a source of inspiration in good humor, faith and...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Demmy O. Merritt, 64

Demmy O. Merritt, 64, of Dagsboro, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

A self-made businessman, Merritt founded Merritt Marine Construction in Selbyville in 1964. At the time of his death he...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Josephat A. ‘Joe’ Dextras, 89

Josephat A. “Joe” Dextras, 89, of Selbyville, formerly of College Park, Md., died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He had been a truck driver for many years.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Virginia W. Rossy, 85

Virginia W. Rossy, 85, of Selbyville, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She had been in banking and real estate.

She was a member of St. Matthews by the Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Alton E. Spicer, 73

Alton E. Spicer, 73, of Princess Anne, Md., died on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the home of his son, Greg. He was a meat cutter working for Acme Markets and Meatland for many years; he retired from Meatland in 2000.

He was a U.S. Army...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Jay Stevenson, 67

Jay Stevenson, 67, of Dagsboro, died on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He worked for Delmarva Power, Indian River Plant, for 34 years, starting as a lineman and retiring as the maintenance foreman in 1995.

He...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph G. Camiel, 77

Joseph G. Camiel, 77, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. died on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at home. He had been an auditor for the state of Pennsylvania and also a partner in the Camiel Beverage Co. in Philadelphia. He was a veteran...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Laila Alana Carrero, 1 month

Laila Alana Carrero, 1 month, of Millsboro, died June 8, 2006, at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Family said she was a precious daughter that filled her parents’ hearts with so much love.

She is survived by her parents, Norberto...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Shaun E. Wilkerson, 16

Shaun E. Wilkerson, 16, of Millsboro, died Monday June 5, 2006.

Shaun attended Millsboro Wesleyan Church with his family. He loved basketball, baseball, fishing, cars, motorcycles and just riding. He had played baseball for the Millsboro...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Doris R. Fisher, 68

Doris R. Fisher, 68, of Gumboro, died on Friday June 2, 2006, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. Fisher was a retired supervisor at the Allen Family Foods Hatchery outside of Dagsboro.

She was an active member of the...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Christina Lynne ‘Chrissie’ Callahan, 40

Christina Lynne “Chrissie” Callahan, 40, of Frankford, died on May 30, 2006.

Callahan attended Claymont High School and Weidner College. After a brief financial career, she relocated to Frankford, where she worked for Wawa food markets for...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Brian Robbins Villalon, 46

Brian Robbins Villalon, 46, of Ocean City, Md., died on Monday, May 29, 2006 at home. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean City and a graduate of Weidner College School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

He is...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ruth Ann Kowalski, 59

Ruth Ann Kowalski, 59 of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, May 22, 2006, at home.

She is survived by her mother, Hazel Toomey Spicer; husband, Michael Kowalski; brothers and sisters Donald Spicer, Charles Spicer, Violet Rust and Edward...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thomas M. Andes, 86

Thomas M. Andes, 86 of Millsboro, formerly of East Northport Long Island, N.Y., died on Friday, May 26, 2006 at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home. He retired as a foreman from the Paper Cup Co. in New York.

He was a veteran of World War II...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Alice M. Grabey, 79

Alice M. Grabey, 79, of Millsboro, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., died on Friday, May 26, 2006, at home. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church in Millsboro, the Unity Chapter 16 Order of Eastern...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Edward C. Hensler, 69

Edward C. Hensler, 69, of Dagsboro, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at home. He was a retired printer from Baltimore’s The Sun newspaper, where he was employed for 38 years. Hensler was a member of the Moose Lodge in...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Merritt W. Whitney, 60

Merritt W. Whitney, 60, of Roxana, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was a retired mason working for Whaley Masonry Construction.

He was a member of Faith Hope & Love Church of Milford.

He is...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Julia W. Gogarty, 73

Julia “Jule” Wierzbowski Gogarty, 73, of Millsboro and formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was a retired unit secretary at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes and an active member of Mary Mother of...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Robert Ezra Williams, 86

Robert Ezra Williams, 86, of Rehoboth Beach, died on Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Brandywine Assisted Living.

He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a conservationist in 1975.

His hobbies and activities were family,...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Charles N. Hyatt, 76

Charles N. Hyatt, 76, of Ocean View, formerly of Lanham, Md., died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

He was a retired salesman with the American Greetings Company.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Barbara H. Johnson, 75

Barbara H. Johnson, 75, of Millsboro, died on Monday, May 15, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She loved to cook, shop, paint and do yard work.

She is survived by her companion of 43 years, Raymond C. Moore; three sons, Leon S...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dorothy W. Messick, 88

Dorothy W. Messick, 88, of Millsboro died on Tuesday, May 9, in Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home in Millsboro. She worked for NCR before becoming a foster grandparent for the state of Delaware.

She was a member of Conley’s United...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph D. Gipe, 76

Joseph D. Gipe, 76, of Millsboro, formerly of Delaware County, Pa., died on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was an automobile mechanic.

Gipe was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Leroy E. Mitchell Jr., 78

Leroy E. Mitchell, 78, of Georgetown, died on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford.

He enjoyed bowling, and watching wrestling and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline C. “Lewis” Mitchell;...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Eva Virginia Chandler, 85

Eva Virginia Chandler, 85, of Dagsboro, died on Sunday May 14, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking.

Chandler was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Homer A. McMahon, 78

Homer A. McMahon, 78, of Millsboro died on Friday, May 12, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was a photographer.

McMahon was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Medford Clyde Franklin Sr., 69

Medford Clyde Franklin Sr., 69, of Bishopville, Md., died at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for American Paving Company.

He was a 31-year member of the Selbyville Elk’s Lodge.

He is...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Catharine L. Conaway, 89

Catharine L. Conaway, 89, of Georgetown, died at Milford Center on Friday, May 5, 2006. She was an assembly-line worker for Arrow Safety Device, Georgetown, retiring in 1979 after 20 years.

She attended Georgetown Wesleyan Church and loved...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Stephen J. Vargo, 60

Stephen J. Vargo, 60, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Millersville, Md., died at home on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. He had been a correctional officer for the Maryland Department of Corrections and retired as a captain.

He was a member of St....

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Charles C. Waters, 79

Charles C. Waters, 79, of Bishopville, Md., died at Peninsula Medical Center, Salisbury, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. He had been a truck driver for Perdue Farms for many years.

He was a member of St. Johns 2nd Baptist Church, near Millsboro,...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Mary Claire Barker Croal, 63

Mary Claire Barker Croal, 63, of Purcellville, Va., died at Loudoun Hospital Center on Friday, April 28, 2006. She was a member of the National Organization for Women and the Loudon County Democratic Party.

She is survived by her husband,...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

Glenn R. Daughters, 76

Glenn R. Daughters, 76, of Dagsboro, died at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro on Wednesday, April 26, 2006. He was a retired engineer with Washington Adventist Hospital in Tacoma Park, Md.

He was a member of the Sussex Central Seventh Day...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

C. Wilson Hickman, 83

C. Wilson Hickman, 83, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Selbyville, died at home on Saturday, April 22, 2006. He had owned and operated Wilson’s Amoco on 44th Street in Ocean City for 20 years.

He was a member of Zion United Methodist...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Norman J. Weinelt Sr., 75

Norman J. Weinelt Sr., 75, of Selbyville, formerly of Pasadena, Md., died at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. He had been a financial manager for Westinghouse for many years.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Anna Louise Hearn, 86

Anna Louise Hearn, 86, of Berlin, Md., formerly of Salisbury, Md., died at Friendship House in Berlin on Monday, April 17, 2006. She had been a secretary for Edgewood Pipe and Block Co. for many years and was administrator for the John P. Parson’...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Mary E. Moore, 91

Mary E. Moore, 91, died at Berlin Nursing Home on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md. She was a retired line processor in the packaging dept. for Townsend’s Inc.

She is survived by one son, Arnold J. Moore; two...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Albert E. ‘Gene’ Brewington Sr., 69

Albert E. “Gene” Brewington Sr., 69, of Georgetown, died at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. He was a splicing technician for 32 years, retiring in 1998 from Bell Atlantic Verizon.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rosalie W....

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Linford Udell Fisher, 76

Linford Udell Fisher, 76, died in Smyrna on Saturday, April 22, 2006. He was a retired self-employed handyman.

He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Fisher; two brothers, Edward L. and wife Wanda, and George L. Jr. and wife Shirley; three...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Carl E. Beigler, 74

Carl E. Beigler, 74, of Lewes, formerly of North Wales, Pa., died at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. He was an auto mechanic for 45 years, retiring in 1994.

He is survived by his wife D. Patricia...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Marian Rae Hill, 87

Marian Rae Hill of Lewes passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday April 19, 2006, in Lewes Convalescent Center. She was 87.

Hill was born on May 18, 1918, to the late Raymond E. and Marian (Joseph) Wilson. She...

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Johnnie M. Beebe, 69

Johnnie M. Beebe, 69, of Georgetown, died at home on Monday, April 3, 2006. He was retired from Forest Oak School District, where he worked in the maintenance department.

He was a member of AM Vets, Post 2, Millsboro; American Legion Post...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elaina Fritzinger, newborn

Elaina Fritzinger, newborn, of Millsboro, died at Beebe Medical Center on Tuesday, April 4.

She is survived by her parents, Brian Fritzinger and Hellen Leon; three sisters, Tiffany, Melissa and Briannah; one brother, Joey; grandparents...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Norman McGinnis, 68

Norman McGinnis, 68 of Millsboro, died at home on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was a retired plant engineer for ATC Automatic Timing Controls, King of Prussia, Pa.

He was the president of Magnolia Meadows Home Owners Association in...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Kenneth J. Pennell, 56

Kenneth J. Pennell, 56, of Millsboro died at Beebe Medical Center on Thursday, April 6, 2006. He was a self-employed welder.

He was a member of the Delaware Bowlers Association. His favorite things to do were to work and bowl.

He is...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ruth M. Watson, 79,

Ruth M. Watson, 79, of Bethany Beach and Alexandria, Va., died at her home in Bethany Beach on Thursday, April 6. She was a graduate of Middlebury College and attended the University of Michigan Law School where she met her husband of 56 years,...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Gary Lee Sagers, 52

Gary Lee Sagers, 52, of Dagsboro died at Beebe Medical Center on Thursday April 6, 2006. He was a millwright and former owner of Sandy Cove Campground in Ocean View.

Gary loved to work on his computer, enjoyed carpentry, reading, but most...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Winifred E. Davis, 87

Winifred E. Davis, 87, of Frankford, formerly of Pennsauken, N.J., died at the Harrison House in Georgetown on Friday April 7, 2006.

She was a member of the Roxana Methodist Church, Eastern Star and the Indian River Senior Center. She is...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Oscar Edward ‘Sport’ Harmon, Jr., 69

Oscar Edward “Sport” Harmon, Jr., 69, of Oak Orchard, died at home on Friday, April 7, 2006. He was an auto body specialist for Sharpless in Strafford, Pa.

He is survived by one son, Lamont Clark; three daughters, Lisa Harmon, Linda Harmon...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm