Obituaries

Elizabeth D. Travalini, 91

Elizabeth D. Travalini, 91, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Travalini was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Dominick Mazza and Lucrezia (Vavala) Mazza. She was an endlessly loving and devoted mother and homemaker. She found joy in playing Bingo.

Doris Rieg, 93

Doris Rieg, 93, of Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Greenbelt, Md., died peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

She was preceded in death by her husband and youngest daughter. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

James Arthur ‘Jim’ Koons Jr., 82

James Arthur “Jim” Koons Jr., 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, July 25, 2014, after a long journey with metastatic colon cancer.

John Joseph Steward Kearney, 88

John Joseph Steward Kearney, 88, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Deer’s Head Hospital in Salisbury, Md.

Kearney was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Charles Kearney and Annie (Metge) Kearney. He was a retired airplane mechanic for the United States Air Force.

Allan J. Miers, 68

Allan J. Miers, 68, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Kingston, Pa., on May 26, 1946, son of the late James Miers and Vivian (Allen) Miers.

Robert G. Gallaghar, 90

Robert G. Gallaghar, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Friday, July 25, 2014. He was born April 17, 1924, to the late George Gallaghar and Agnes Gallaghar.

Todd Michael Hudson, 42

Todd Michael Hudson, 42, lost his life tragically on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Ft. Myers, Fla.

“Todd was taken from us so quickly, and he will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. He will be missed by his family and many friends. He would want to be remembered for his free spirit and his love of family, friends, all his animals and the water.”

Elizabeth B. ‘Betty’ Alexander, 86, and John C. ‘Jerry’ Alexander, 87

Elizabeth B. “Betty” Alexander, 86, and John C. “Jerry” Alexander, 87, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 7, 2014. Betty Alexander passed away peacefully on July 2, 2014, and John, her faithful and loving husband, closely followed, passing away on July 8, 2014.

Irene Banks Elliott, 93

Irene Banks Elliott, 93, of Seaford, Del., formerly of Laurel, Del., and Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, with her son and daughter at her side, on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford.

Gertrude E. ‘Trudy’ Evans, 83

Gertrude E. “Trudy” Evans, 83, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Harrison Senior Living of Georgetown, Del. Evans was born in Athol, Md., daughter of the late Roland Tawes and Mary (Majors) Tawes.

Robert K Franks, 83

Robert K Franks, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Monday July 7, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes Del. He was born in Belleville, Pa., son of the late Oscar and Alice Franks.

John Michael ‘Mike’ Hodgson Sr.

John Michael “Mike” Hodgson Sr. passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., on Monday, July 7, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born to the late Charles Hodgson and Sarah (Veasey) Hodgson.

George E. Hudson, 82

George E. Hudson, 82, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Hudson was born in Frankford, Del., son of the late Russell Hudson and Dorothy Hudson.

Anna LaMacchia, 68

Anna LaMacchia, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Delaware County, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Irvin A. Morey Sr., 84

Irvin A. Morey Sr., 84, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his home in Millsboro, Del. beside his wife of 56 years, Joanne M. (Breneman) Morey. Born March, 7, 1930, in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of the late William Morey and Naomi (Wade) Morey.

William R. ‘Bill’ Pascoe, 83

William R. “Bill” Pascoe, 83, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Flanders, N.J., passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Clymont John ‘Cly’ Rankin, 89

Clymont John “Cly” Rankin, 89, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Harrison, N.J., son of the late David F. Rankin and Anna Mae (Hermann) Rankin.

Christopher Redmond, 67

Christopher Redmond, 67, of Wilmington, Del., and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, at the Wilmington VA Hospital in Elsmere. He was born in East Lansing, Mich., son of the late Joan Carroll and his late stepfather, William Carroll of Bethany Beach.

Loney Franklin Ingram III, 79

Loney Franklin Ingram III, 79, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Baltimore, son of the late Loney F. Ingram Jr. and Eleanor L (Burke) Ingram.

He retired after 37 years with the Seagram’s plant in Dundalk, Md. Ingram was a member of Ocean View VFW Post 7234 and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Howard R. Johnson Jr., 77

Howard R. Johnson Jr., 77, of Bethany Beach, Del., formally of Kingston, N.Y., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Paterson, N.J., to Howard R. Johnson and Margaret Lamping Johnson.

Doreen Grace ‘Dee’ Lyons, 90

Doreen Grace “Dee” Lyons, 90, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born June 26, 1924, in Arlington, N.J., daughter of the late Frank Walguarnery and Theresa (Carroll) Walguarnery.

Martha E. McCabe, 72

Martha E. McCabe, 72, of Omar, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. McCabe was born Jan. 3, 1942, at home in Roxana, Del., daughter of the late Ernest J. Evans and Roxie Mae Evans. She retired from BB&T Bank in Bishopville, Md., in 2005.

Patricia A. Morgan, 63

Patricia A. Morgan, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her home. She was born Feb. 24, 1951, in Selbyville, Del., daughter of Henry M. Robbins Jr. and Hilda M. (Littleton) Robbins.

Martin L. White, 49

Martin L. White, 49, of Long Neck, Del., passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was born Oct. 24, 1964, in Mount Clemens, Mich., to William J. White and Nita (Fenison) White.

Robert L. Anderson, 80

Robert L. “Bob” Anderson, 80, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Aberdeen, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his home.

Audrey Jeanne Bell, 80

Audrey Jeanne Bell, 80, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Fulton County, Pa., daughter of the late Clyde Schetrompf and Ruth (DeShong) Schetrompf.

Lisa F. Ellis, 68

Lisa F. Ellis, 68, of Alexandria, Va., passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Ellis was born April 10, 1946, in Lewes, Del. She grew up in Seaford, Del., and had resided in Northern Virginia since 1968. She will be fondly remembered as a beautiful, dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and neighbor.

David Keith ‘Huggy’ Hauf, 52

David Keith “Huggy” Hauf, 52, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of Marie B. (Smith) Johnson of Sykesville, Md., and the late John Scott Hauf.

He had been a technician for Brasure’s Pest Control in Selbyville and loved being on the water, the Ravens, golfing and drag racing.

Raymond Kasparian, 86

Raymond Kasparian, 86, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his home.

Helen M. (Greevey) Kida, 95

Helen M. (Greevey) Kida, 95, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was born in Gallitzin, Pa.

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