Obituaries

Patricia A. Johnson, 77

Patricia A. Johnson, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was born on July 28, 1938, in Elsmere, Del., to the late John Gray and Mabel Dobson Gray.

Helena B.F. Hartwick, 74

Helena B.F. Hartwick, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Rockville, Md., and Germantown, Md., passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at home, after a multiyear struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in 1941 in Aruba, daughter of the late Petrus Adrianus Kanters and Cornelia Maria (Koster) Kanters.

William Robert ‘Bill’ Yantz, 67

William Robert “Bill” Yantz, 67, peacefully passed away in his home, while surrounded by his loved ones, on June 13, 2016.

Yantz grew up in Bucks County, Pa., and graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1966. While growing up, his passion for scouting and the outdoors ultimately led to him earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

Edward L. Shegogue, 83

Edward L. Shegogue, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Oxon Hill, Md., to the late Edward H. and Alice M. Earle Shegogue.

Rochella V. Nock, 84

Rochella V. “Rosie” Nock, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was born Feb. 1, 1932, to the late Harley and Marcella Johnson.

Nock received her education at Johnson School, where she completed the sixth grade.

Patricia A. McCabe, 73

Patricia A. McCabe, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Ernest Wooten and Gladys (Mears) Wooten. She worked as a secretary for the Indian River Senior Center for many years, then at Rite-Aid pharmacy and finally was a bus driver for the Indian River School District.

Patricia A. McCabe, 73

Patricia A. McCabe, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Ernest Wooten and Gladys (Mears) Wooten. She worked as a secretary for the Indian River Senior Center for many years, then at Rite-Aid pharmacy and finally was a bus driver for the Indian River School District.

Kathleen Toomey Lentz, 56

Kathleen Toomey Lentz, 56, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Bethany Beach, Del. She was born Feb. 24, 1960, in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Camp Springs, Md.

Robert Lee Hayes, 49

Robert Lee Hayes, 49, of Dagsboro, Del., died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at home.

He is survived by his father, Robert Hayes of Willards, Md.; his mother, Dawn (Mushrush-Hayes) Harkins of Parsons, W.Va.; four children; Jamie Leigh Hayes, Robert L. Hayes Jr., Brandi R. Seward and Brandon L. Hayes; a grandson, Edward Hosmer; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Richard Kurt Goll, 76

Richard Kurt Goll, 76, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Havre de Grace, Md., son of the late Eugene and Elsa (Ziegler) Goll.

Goll was a respected attorney for more than 50 years in Wilmington, Del., Sussex County, Del., and Havre de Grace, Md.

Rose Mary (West) (Farlow) Feddiman, 80

Rose Mary Feddiman, 80, of Frankford, Del., died on Wednesday June 8, 2016. Feddiman was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Portsville (Sussex County), Del. She was the daughter of the late Mildred West Shelton and was raised by the late Katie Farlow and Homer Farlow.

Patricia ‘Pat’ ‘Trish’ (Dean) Burnore, 71

Patricia “Pat” “Trish” (Dean) Burnore, 71, of Ocean View, Del., died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del. She was born to the late Robert Dean and Helen (Gran) Dean on March 15, 1945, in Matawan, W.Va.

Emerson S. Collins, 97

Emerson S. Collins, 97, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was born in Bishopville, son of the late James Collins and Ethie (Wilkerson) Collins.

Robert Charles Blatzheim, 85

Robert Charles Blatzheim, 85, of Selbyville, Del., passed away and went home to the Lord on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Kurt C. Blatzheim and Helen (Bradley) Blatzheim.

Christopher Burton Walls, 33

Christopher Burton Walls, 33, born on Feb. 10, 1983, and raised in Lewes, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at his home on Gills Neck Road. Walls had fought a long battle of drug addiction and lost his last fight to heroin. His family, who loved him dearly, surrounded him.

James William Parramore Sr., 83

James William Parramore Sr., 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Cheriton, Va., son of the late George Parramore and Rebecca (Sterrett) Parramore.

Parramore was a first mate on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for many years and was a member of Peninsula Community Church in Selbyville.

Janice Marie ‘Jan’ (Friedel) McWilliams, 84

Janice Marie “Jan” (Friedel) McWilliams, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was born in Bridgeville, Del., raised in Seaford and lived in Newark before retiring to Dagsboro. Her family was her dearest love. She married and is survived by Marvel C. “Mac” McWilliams, her hometown sweetheart.

Juanita S. McDonald, 91

Juanita S. McDonald, 91, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at home. She was born in Raleigh, N.C., daughter of the late Bessie (Newton) Campbell.

Emily ‘Rose’ Hill, 52

Emily ‘Rose’ Hill, 52, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 16, 1964, to the late Joseph Steele Jr. and Sylvia Kusmaul Steele-Olson.

Hill was employed as a baker with G&E Hocker’s retail grocery as a baker.

James P. Gorman, 88

James P. Gorman, 88, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Gorman was born in Bangor, Maine, on Jan. 29, 1928.

Betty C. Esham, 85

Betty C. Esham, 85, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehab in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Gumboro on June 16, 1930, to the late Henry Phillips and Addie F. King Phillips.

Victor Angelo ‘Vic’ DeGeorge Sr., 87

Victor Angelo “Vic” DeGeorge Sr., 87, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Helen Pryor Prettyman, 73

Helen Pryor Wilson, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Rehab & Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She was the daughter of the late William and AnnaBelle Brittingham Pryor of Salisbury, Md.

Ralph ‘Jimmy’ Timmons, 64

Ralph “Jimmy” Timmons, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. He was born in Lewes, Del., to the late John and Audrey Timmons.

Timmons was a truck driver for 42 years and loved being on the road. He drove for Townsends and Mountaire before his retirement. He was a devoted family man and will be dearly missed.

Arthur J. ‘Art’ Shapiro, 83

Arthur J. “Art” Shapiro, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly Bowie, Md., and Brooklyn, New N.Y., passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was born in Brooklyn in February of 1933 to the late Julius and Esther Shapiro.

Joyce G. Prettyman, 92

Joyce G. Prettyman, 92, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at home on Thursday, June 2, 2016. She was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Bristol, England, and grew up in Wellington, New Zealand.

Roland Paul ‘Pee Wee’ Placente, 74

Roland Paul “Pee Wee” Placente, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Burlington Township, N.J., passed away at home on June 2, 2016. He was born June 9, 1941, to the late Albert and Lucy Hall Placente, in Burlington City, N.J.

James Nicholas ‘Jim’ Panagopoulos, 84

James Nicholas “Jim” Panagopoulos, 84, passed away peacefully at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on May 26, 2016, with his family keeping him close in their hearts. He was born July 1, 1931, in Albany, N.Y.

Sherly A. DeMott, 88

Sherly A. DeMott, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born in Chatham, Va., on Nov. 15, 1927, son of the late Bennie DeMott and Gladys (Giles) DeMott.

Raymond Horace Derrickson Jr., 58

Raymond Horace Derrickson Jr., 58, of Media, Pa., passed away on June 4, 2016, after a brave battle with cancer.

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