Obituaries


Daniel E. Jacobs Sr., 78

Daniel E. Jacobs Sr., 78, of Millsboro, Del., affectionately known as “Pop,” passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. Before retiring, he was employed at Mountaire Farms for 27 years and Showell Poultry for eight...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:25am

Havard J. Gordy, 85

Havard J. Gordy, 85, of Gumboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del., after a brief illness. After receiving his GED, he went on to become a licensed minister and could...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:25am

James O. ‘Jim’ Lehman, 64

James O. “Jim” Lehman, 64, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of East Stroudsburg, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He retired as a supervisor with Bell of Pennsylvania, with more than 25 years of...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:24am

Norman Stanley Mitchell, 61

Norman Stanley Mitchell, 61, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A retired custom cabinetmaker, he was a hard worker and a perfectionist. He enjoyed woodworking, coin collecting, hunting...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:23am

Diane D. Reid, 58

Diane D. Reid, 58, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at home. She was a secretary for GFC Industries in Bishopville and a member of Zion United Methodist Church, also in Bishopville.

Reid was preceded in death by her...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:22am

Spacey C. ‘Sidney’ Schrock, 56

Spacey C. “Sidney” Schrock, 56, of Greenwood, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at home. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam era. A self-employed and contract truck driver, he recently returned from driving a truck in Iraq...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:21am

Sharon Jane Starke, 65

Sharon Jane Starke, 65, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She had worked as a sales representative in the advertising department for The Maryland...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 5:56am

Cindi Walker, 51

Cindi Walker, 51, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del. She formally resided just outside of Clarksville, Del., and this will always be considered her home. She cleaned rental units for most of her life. She...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 5:37am

Bertie E. Williamson, 88

Bertie E. Williamson, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was the assistant bookkeeper for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce in Wilmington, Del., for 20 years. She was a member...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:07am

Premnauth Mokesh Ramsingh, 44

Premnauth Mokesh Ramsingh, 44, of near Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at the scene of an auto accident. He was born in Guyana, South America. He worked for Perdue Inc. in Georgetown, Del.

Ramsingh was preceded in death...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:06am

Steven Richard Noonan, 39

Steven Richard Noonan, 39, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at home. He had been a courier and waiter.

Noonan was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Miller Noonan. He is survived by...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:05am

Elwood H. Kulp, 76

Elwood H. Kulp, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Royersford, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea. A retired brick mason, he had worked...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:04am

Betty Jean Kozlowski, 75

Betty Jean Kozlowski, 75, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, as well as The Beach Singles of Ocean City.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:04am

Harvard J. Gordy, 85

Harvard J. Gordy, 85, of Gumboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del., after a brief illness. After receiving his GED, he went on to become a licensed minister and could...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:03am

Letitia Rosalind Duff, 48

Letitia Rosalind Duff, 48, of Oak Orchard, near Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at home. A counselor with the State of Delaware, she received her bachelor of arts degree in behavioral science and was pursuing her master of...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:03am

Jerry Ray Dolder, 55

Jerry Ray Dolder, 55, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was a veteran of the United States Army and had been a construction worker.

Dolder was preceded in death by his...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:02am

Alma Elise "Connie" Taylor, 79

Alma Elise “Connie” Taylor, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Northwest Hospital Hospice Unit in Baltimore, Md. Taylor was the supervisor of nursing for the Maricopa County Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., for 20...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:04am

Joan G. Holloway, 75

Joan G. Holloway, 75, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She had been a school teacher for 25 years and taught home economics in the Indian River School District at...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:03am

Edward Bunting Savage, 89

Edward Bunting Savage, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at the Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, Md. Savage worked at the hatchery of Cargill Inc. in Dagsboro for 26 years, retiring in 1987. He was...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:02am

Robert L. Hickman, 75

Robert L. Hickman, 75, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was a retired farmer.

Hickman was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Alma Calhoun Hickman and brother...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:02am

Maurice D. Brandner, 84

Maurice D. Brandner, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Center in Millsboro. Maurice worked in the maintenance department of Mountaire of Delmarva Inc. in Selbyville, retiring in 1989...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:01am

Margaret ‘Elsie’ Hastings, 82

Margaret “Elsie” Hastings, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at home. Hastings enjoyed camping, reading, watching TV and working crossword puzzles. She had been a waitress at Doyle’s Restaurant in Selbyville for...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:00am

Avis Marie Williamson, 91

Avis Marie Williamson, 91, of Oak Orchard, Del., formerly of Boothwyn, Pa., passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a department manager with Strawbridge Clothier in Wilmington, Del.,...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:43am

Virginia E. Muller, 85

Virginia E. Muller, 85, of Clarksville, Del., formerly of Collingdale, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at the home of her granddaughter in Dennisville, N.J. A resident of Delaware for 28 years, she was an active member of St. Ann’s...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:43am

Frederick Lowndes

Frederick Lowndes, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at his home after a brave struggle with lung cancer. He retired from Baltimore, Md., and Pasco County, Fla., and started his own successful consulting corporation. He also worked for the planning...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:42am

Edward Mark Lowe Sr., 59

Edward Mark Lowe Sr., 59, of South Bethany, Del., passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at home, surrounded by friends and family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a teacher of many subjects with the State of Delaware, retiring after...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:41am

Emma I. Long, 77

Emma I. Long, 77, of Frankford, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008. She enjoyed working at the Candy Kitchen in Fenwick Island, Del., and most recently in Bethany Beach, Del. She was a member of Blackwater Fellowship...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:40am

The Rev. George W. Kelser, 73

The Rev. George W. Kelser, 73, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at his home. He was a retired priest and member of Trinity Cathedral, Berlin, Md. He was also retired from the United States Army, having served for 45 years...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:40am

John E. Irvin, 49

John E. Irvin, 49, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Cook Township, Pa. He was a truck driver for Old Dominion Trucking Co. He served in the United States Army. An...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:39am

Ida A. Hazel, 95

Ida A. Hazel, 95, of Roxana, Del., passed away at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. She worked for Selbyville Cleaners for 12 years and Selbyville Food Rite for nine years. She was a charter member of the Roxana Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:38am

Andrea K.Powell Harrison, 41

Andrea K. Powell Harrison, 41, of Lake Worth, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at her parents’ home in Frankford, Del. She was a 1985 graduate of Indian River High School and 1989 graduate of Salisbury University. She attended St....

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:38am

Johnny William George, 77

Johnny William George, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. In the early years he had diesel fuel running through his veins for years on end. His nickname was “Foxxy Brown,” known to all...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:37am

John H. Davis, 95

John H. Davis, 95, of Whaleyville, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He worked at Salisbury University for many years in the custodial and maintenance department. A member of the singing...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:36am

Gilbert J. ‘Skip’ Davis, 93

Gilbert J. “Skip” Davis, 93, of Frankford, Del., passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. He was a retired tugboat engineer. He was a long-time member of the Lord Baltimore Lions Club of Ocean View, Del., the Roxana United Methodist...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:35am

Douglas Cuthill, 84

Douglas Cuthill, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Selbyville, Del., and Scotland, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Center in Millsboro. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Royal Air Force as a...

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 5:34am

Edward H. Shadel Jr., 85

Edward H. Shadel Jr., 85, of Millville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at his home in Rogers Haven. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific Transportation Corps....

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:58am

Elsie Mariah Powell, 101

Elsie Mariah Powell, 101, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, after a short illness. She lived in the Muddy Neck and Ocean View, Del., area for most of her life, attending Muddy Neck School and graduating from the...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:57am

James Richard Oliver, 79

James Richard Oliver, 79, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was formerly employed as a printer with the Philadelphia Enquirer and the TV Guide. He was a sweet, outgoing guy who loved...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:57am

James Richard Oliver, 79

James Richard Oliver, 79, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was formerly employed as a printer with the Philadelphia Enquirer and the TV Guide. He was a sweet, outgoing guy who loved...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:57am

Samuel Ray ‘Sam’ Hopkins, 66

Samuel Ray “Sam” Hopkins, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He was a retired electrician, serving the area for over 40...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:54am

Kevin L. Hitchens, 45

Kevin L. Hitchens, 45, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. He enjoyed gardening and landscaping, especially working with flowers. He was also known for his drawings and was a great lover of animals.

Hitchens was preceded...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:54am

Robert J. Gaydos, 76

Robert J. Gaydos, 76, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Eagleville, Pa., passed away quietly at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, with his wife at his side. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Air Force. He worked...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:53am

Carol H. Ferguson, 52

Carol H. Ferguson, 52, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving friends and family, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at her home. She was a home consultant for New Dimension Homes in the Pot-Nets...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:52am

Oral Robert Donovan, 43

Oral Robert Donovan, 43, of Long Neck, near Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Georgetown, Del., as the result of an automobile accident. He worked at Hardee’s in Millsboro. He had formerly been employed as a poultry worker...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 5:52am

Mary Nell Warrington, 70

Mary Nell Warrington, 70, of Milford, Del., formerly of Georgetown, Del., entered eternal life on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:05am

Edwin King Tilghman, 86

Edwin King Tilghman, 86, of Delmar, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at his home. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he went into the insurance business, and then went on to own and operate...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:05am

Elizabeth Ann Shoemaker, 18

Elizabeth Ann Shoemaker, 18, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a six-year battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She was a student at Indian River High School, where...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:04am

Richard ‘Dick’ Nelson Rollings, 81

Richard “Dick” Nelson Rollings, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at his home. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as aircrewman on PBY’s. His distinguished qualities...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:03am

Charles Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Reitzel, 62

Charles Kenneth “Kenny” Reitzel, 62, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at his home. He retired as a maintenance mechanic for the Federal Communications Commission after 20 years of service. He loved...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:02am

Bettie L. Oates

Bettie L. Oates, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at her Frankford, Del., home. She retired from Microbiological Associates in Bethesda, Md., in 1980.

Oates was preceded in death by her husband, Horace (Jon) Oates....

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:02am