Obituaries

Joseph Jude ‘Joe’ Cashmareck, 72

Joseph Jude “Joe” Cashmareck, 72, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on the evening of April 17, 2016. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., on Aug. 22, 1943, son of the late Stanley Cashmareck and Hilda (Tretter) Cashmareck.

Margaret Lenore ‘Maggie’ Halminski, 92

Margaret Lenore “Maggie” Halminski, 92, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2016, surrounded by her loving children. She was born Margaret Lenore Polk on Dec. 30, 1923, in Santa Monica, Calif. Since 1999, she was a resident of Lansdowne Woods, Va., with Sylvester, her husband of 59 years.

Nancy Lenaghan, 83

Nancy Lenaghan, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Clifton and Medford, N.J., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 18, 1933, daughter of the late Joseph Cahill and Anna (Horrer) Cahill.

Pauline T. Rickards, 89

Pauline T. Rickards, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ocean View, Del., daughter of the late Clarence Townsend and Roxie (Layton) Townsend.

Kathryn Elaine Scanlon, 92

Kathryn Elaine Scanlon, 92, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2016, at her home in Ocean View, Del., of natural causes. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 18, 1923, to Charles and Kathryn Martin.

Charles Collins Jr., 72

Charles Collins Jr., 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on April 10, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital, in Berlin, Md. He was born April 22, 1943, to the late Charles Collins Sr. and Elizabeth Sturgis Collins in Welbourne, Md.

Ruth M. Duckenfield, 98

Ruth M. Duckenfield, 98, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Brandywine Senior Living at Seaside Pointe, Rehoboth Beach. She was a daughter of the late James O’Neal and Mamie (Stotz) O’Neal.

Donna F. Fee, 75

Donna F. Fee, 75, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Warren Whitten and June (Schubert) Whitten.

Fee attended the Parish of St. Ann in Bethany Beach, Del., and was an avid animal lover. She loved doing volunteer work with the local cat spay/rescue groups.

John Clifton Lathbury, 60

John Clifton Lathbury, 60, of Georgetown, Del., passed away suddenly on March 27, 2016. He was born Sept. 17, 1955, to John Frank Lathbury and the late Joyce Ann Lathbury in Salisbury, Md.

Betty Jean Phillips, 50

Betty Jean Phillips, 50, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at home, surrounded by her family, following a three-year battle with multiple myeloma. She was born April 17, 1965, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of Jean Delores Moran and the late Charles Edward Meisling.

Charles Howard Suydam, 90

Charles Howard Suydam, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. He was born Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1925, in Hatboro, Pa., son of the late Charles and Annabel Suydam.

Estelle B. Thornley, 95

Estelle B. Thornley, 95, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Fair Lawn, N.J., died Thursday, March 31, 2016, at home. She was born in Glen Rock, N.J., daughter of the late Walter G. and May (Everitt) Burrows.

She retired as a computer programmer with the Ridgewood School District in New Jersey. She was also a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del.

Eileen Mary Zuiderhof, 67

Eileen M. Zuiderhof, 67, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away, surrounded by her family, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on April 4, 2016. She was born April 30, 1948, to the late Joseph Mathieu and Mary Purcell Mathieu, who survives her.

Theodore J. Brans, 78

Theodore J. Brans, 78, of Selbyville/Fenwick Island, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 27, 2016, with his loving family by his side.

Margaret ‘Peggy’ (McDermott) Marshall, 70

Margaret “Peggy” (McDermott) Marshall, 70, departed this life on Thursday, March 31, 2016, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Betty McCabe, 89

Betty McCabe, 89, of Seaford, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Seaford Center nursing home. She was born in Frankford, Del., on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph R. McCabe Jr. and Emma Lynn (Lynch) McCabe.

Dr. Willie L. McCloud, 65

Dr. Willie L. McCloud, M.D., 65, beloved husband, father and friend, peacefully passed away on March 31, 2016.

McCloud graduated from Milford High School in 1968, and in 1972 he graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. In 1975, he graduated from Howard University Medical School.

Michael I. ‘Mike’ Morley, 75

Michael I. “Mike” Morley, 75, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia on Jan. 29, 1941, and grew up in Yeadon, Pa. He was the eldest son of Michael A. and Marian Morley.

Joel W. Pacen, 80

Joel W. Pacen, 80, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, April 1, 2016, at home. He was born in Atlantic City, N.J., son of the late Fred Pacen and Minna (Roberts) Pacen.

He retired from Embassy Dairy as a truck driver and was a member of Lanham Boys & Girls Club, Glenn Dale Recreation Council member and lifetime Teamster Union member. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Mark A. Rogers, 29

Mark A. Rogers, 29, of Frankford, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Dagsboro, Del. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 12, 1986, son of John A. Rogers and Kathleen M. Thornton.

Margy Gerdes Stokes, 90

Margy Gerdes Stokes, 90, of Ocean View, Del., died peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born on July 9, 1925, in Harrisburg, Pa., daughter of the late Gladys Marshall Gerdes and Claude William Gerdes.

Julia M. ‘Judy’ Taylor, 84

Julia M. “Judy” Taylor, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Riderwood, Md., passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes, Del. She was born on July 28, 1931, in Riderwood, daughter of the late William Musgrove and Elizabeth Ludell (Ditzel) Musgrove.

Kay Frances Gibbs-Purnell, 66

Kay Frances Gibbs-Purnell, 66, of Georgetown, Del., departed this life into the peaceful and loving arms of Christ Jesus our Savior on March 24, 2016, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Lurene “Rene” F. Kowalski, 89

Lurene “Rene” F. Kowalski, 89, of Harbeson, Del. passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Cadia Rehabilitation, in Middletown, Del. She was born Thursday, March 24, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Leon and Helen (VanSant) Blakeman.

Carolyn Elizabeth Lambrecht, 75

Carolyn Elizabeth Lambrecht, 75, of Ocean View, Del., died March 20, 2016.

Born Aug. 26, 1940, she had several careers and was successful at all of them. She was a caterer, hotel banquet manager, restaurant owner of several places and most recently for 15 years, owner of Shabby Lady, an antique and décor retail store which allowed her to show her creativity with fabric and design.

Esther L. Lekites, 98

Esther L. Lekites, 98, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., daughter of the late Timothy and Audrey (Long) Layton.

Margaret D. Morris, 97

Margaret D. Morris, 97, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 21, 2016.

Otto M. Mumford Jr., 79

Otto M. Mumford Jr., 79, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Mumford was born in Bishop, Md., on April 19, 1936, to the late Otto M. Mumford Sr. and Lottie Jane Showell Mumford. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margie Mumford in 2015, and a sister, Margaret Mumford.

Geraldine G. “Jerry” Phillips, 95

Geraldine G. “Jerry” Phillips, 95, of Selbyville, Del., received her wings Friday, March 25, 2016, at her home. Lt. Phillips was born in Crisfield, Md., the daughter of the late Fredrick B. and Minnie (Blades) Gerald.

Eleanor M. Simkins, 82

Eleanor M. Simkins, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

She was born in Georgetown on April 19, 1933, to the late Fred and Carrie Timmons Marvel. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, William Simkins, and two children, Pamela Jones and Greg Parker.

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