Obituaries

Mary James Legatski, 63

Mary James Legatski, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William L. James Jr. and Dorothy Turley James, both formerly of Richmond, Va.

Charles Truitt ‘Charlie’ Howey, 78

Charles Truitt “Charlie” Howey, 78, passed away in peace on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, after a long illness.

Kendall William Hickman Jr., 69

Kendall William Hickman Jr., 69, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at home with his family. He was born June 15, 1947, son of the late Betty and Kendall Hickman.

In his prime, Hickman was an avid hunter and fisherman who, in his spare time, worked at Delmarva Power for 34 years.

Bertha Mae ‘Bert’ (Cannon) Hall, 84

Bertha Mae “Bert” (Cannon) Hall, 84, of Millsboro, Del., departed her earthly journey and passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. The second of three siblings, Hall was born on Aug. 17, 1931, in Millsboro, Del., to loving parents, the late Raymond and Esther Cannon.

Wayne L. Gibbs, 50

Wayne L. Gibbs, 50, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

William Burley Carpenter, 62

William Burley Carpenter, 62, of Frankford, Del., passed peacefully on Aug. 13, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late A. Burley Carpenter and Eloise (Smith) Carpenter.

Carpenter had recently retired from the John L. Briggs Company, having served in the construction industry for more than 30 years.

Essie L. Atkins, 97

Essie L. Atkins, 97, of Frankford, Del., born Feb. 8, 1919, passed from this life on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.

Robert ‘Todd’ Dickerson, 43

Robert “Todd” Dickerson, 43, of Gumboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at his home.

Dickerson was a proud union carpenter and a member of the Local 2012. He loved the Yankees, country music and hanging out with his buds. He always had a smile and was a fun-loving guy. As he would say, “He had a ball.”

Raymond Elwood Townsend III, 53

Raymond Elwood Townsend III, 53, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at his home. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on April 13, 1963, the son of Raymond E. Townsend Jr. and Evelyn (Hudson) Townsend.

Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Shaw, 89

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shaw, 89, drifted off peacefully to the sweet melodies of her favorite hymns, surrounded by family at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia, Pa., passing away on the morning of Aug. 11, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 8, 1927.

Franklin ‘Gary’ Kinsey, 83

Franklin “Gary” Kinsey, 83, a native of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., passed away on Aug. 12, 2016, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del. He was the son of Walter Kinsey and Sadie (Dempsey) Kinsey.

Vaughn M. Jarmon, 63

Vaughn M. Jarmon, 63, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born Nov. 2, 1952, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Monroe Jarmon and Mary France Jarmon.

Robert T. ‘Bobby’ Hollingsworth, 55

Robert T. “Bobby” Hollingsworth, 55, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.

He is survived by his mother, Ellen Hollingsworth; his uncle, Victor Letonoff Sr.; and his cousins, Victor, Eric and Lars Letonoff.

Marguerite E. ‘Peggy’ (Engeberg) Hudson, 93

Marguerite E. “Peggy” (Engeberg) Hudson, 93, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Clarance Engeberg and Martha (English) Engeberg.

Rudy Butzke, 84

Rudy Butzke, 84, passed away on Aug. 11, 2016. He was born in Germany on April 4, 1932, son of Frederick Willhem Butzke and Ellen Nansen Butzke.

Lauretta M. Alberti, 82

Lauretta M. Alberti, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Montgomery County, Md., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Feb. 17, 1934, daughter of the late Nelson VanDercook and Amelia (Barr) VanDercook.

Robert Vincent ‘Bob’ Adair, 84

Robert Vincent “Bob” Adair, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bucks County, Pa., and New Castle, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at his home.

Gloria Ann Teabo, 92

Gloria Ann Teabo, 92, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Seattle, Wash., daughter of the late Fritz Carlson and Hazel (Larson) Carlson. She was a homemaker.

Clinton M. ‘Monty’ Misdom, 83

Clinton M. “Monty” Misdom, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Mifflintown, Pa., Waynesboro, Pa., and Carteret, N.J., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Rahway, N.J., on June 29, 1933, son of the late Clinton Montaque Misdom and Vivian Kingdom (Price) Misdom.

Albert J. ‘Al’ Lisiewski, 82

Albert J. “Al” Lisiewski, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Mt. Carmel, Pa., on July 17, 1934, son of the late Albert Lisiewski and Regina (Kijewski) Lisiewski.

Thomas K. ‘Tommy’ Lee, 79

Thomas K. “Tommy” Lee, 79, one of the leading horse jockeys on the Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey circuit in the 1960s and 1970s, passed away on Aug. 3, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Born Aug. 30, 1936, in Canton, China, he was a son of the late Sing Lee and Yick Shee.

Bernard George Kaye, 76

Bernard George Kaye, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. He was born Saturday, March 9, 1940, in London, England, son of the late Frederick William Kaye and Ellen Alice (Runnacles) Kaye.

Richard M. Floyd, 77

Richard M. Floyd, 77, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Elberton, Ga., son of the late William Jackson Floyd and Roberta (Haynes) Floyd.

He had retired from work as an accountant for the National Security Agency and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Keith Paul DuVall, 58

Keith Paul DuVall, 58, of Kensington, Md., left to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 31, 2016, passing away after a long battle with COPD. He was surrounded by his loving family, Jeanette and children, in his home in Seaford, Del. He was born June 11, 1958, to Edgar P. DuVall and Margaret (Delcher) DuVall.

Janice Lee Allison, 67

Janice Lee Allison, 67, of Millsboro, Del., was called home to be with the Lord, passing away on Aug. 5, 2016, while in the care of Regal Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hockessin, Del. She was born March 4, 1949, in Lewes, Del., to the late L. Layton Boyce and Jeannette (Collins) Boyce.

Richard E. Bradshaw, 88

Richard E. Bradshaw, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Thomas D. Bradshaw and Clara R. (Wunder) Bradshaw.

Betty Revel Hughes, 81

Betty Revel Hughes, 81, of Delmar, Del., passed away in the care of Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., on July 25, 2016. She was born in Dover, Del., on Jan. 1, 1935, to the late Elmer and Hilda Dodd Revel, and she was proud to be the first baby born in Delaware in 1935.

Granville Lee LeCates, 76

Granville Lee “Pop” LeCates, 76, passed away on Saturday July, 23 2016, at his home in Millsboro, Del., surrounded by family, following a strong battle with cancer.

LeCates loved spending time with his family and loved going to the stock car races any chance he got. He was a true testament of what a great father should be and will greatly be missed by family and loved ones alike.

Aileen Timmons, 90

Aileen Timmons, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of her family on July 25, 2016, at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1925 in Milton, Del., to the late Arthur B. Donovan and Amy Ellingsworth Donovan.

Thomas D. Webster, 71

Thomas D. Webster, 71, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, surrounded by his wife and children, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehab Center, Lewes, Del. He was born in Laurel, Del., son of the late Charles Webster and Mildred (Dennis) Doyle.

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