Obituaries

Larry P. Agsten, 77

Larry P. Agsten, 77 — husband, father, grandfather and friend — left us to be with his Lord on the evening of Aug. 20, 2014. Agsten was born in West Reading, Pa., son to the late Paul F. and Helen M. (Buchalter) Agsten, on April 5, 1937.

Warren Morris Hemphill, 57

Warren Morris Hemphill, 57, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Salisbury, son of the late Clarence William “Bill” Hemphill and Anna Mary (Morris) Hemphill.

Beverly J. Johnson, 73

Beverly J. Johnson, 73, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Services and burial were to be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to help offset funeral and final expenses to Watson Funeral Home; P.O. Box 125; Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

James Calvert ‘Jimmy’ Johnson, 57

James Calvert “Jimmy” Johnson, 57, was born on June 24, 1957, to Vivian Johnson. He departed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Del.

Joseph L. Lynch Sr., 76

Joseph L. Lynch Sr., 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born May 13, 1938, in Milford, Del., to the late Hollie and Pearl Lynch.

Christine Marie Mastbrook, 67

Christine Marie Mastbrook, 67, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

She was born Sept. 8, 1946, daughter of William and Anne Leer, born and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, and moving to Frankford in 2009.

Charles ‘Casey’ Murray, 67

Charles “Casey” Murray, 67, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully Thursday July 24, 2014, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was a son of the late Vaughn and Eleanor Murray.

Gordon L. Smith Jr., 70

Gordon L. Smith Jr., 70, a resident of Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, six days after open-heart surgery, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

William Allen Toomey, 45

William Allen Toomey, 45, of Millsboro, Del., took his final journey home on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to be with his mother, who preceded him in death in 2006.

Mary Alice Walsen, 79

Mary Alice Walsen, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Windom, Minn., daughter of the late Arthur Haskins and Martha (Onken) Miller.

Charles T. Williamson Jr., 89

Charles T. Williamson Jr., 89, of Millsboro passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at his home. He was born on July 6, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Charles Thomas Williamson Sr. and Selena (Baxter) Williamson, natives of Philadelphia.

Betty June Grubb, 87

Betty June Grubb, 87, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday evening, Aug. 11, 2014. She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Nowata, Okla.

Marvin Issac McCabe, 77

Marvin Issac McCabe, 77, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was the son of the late William “Bill” and Eva McCabe.

Richard H. McCabe Sr., 86

Richard H. McCabe Sr., 86, of Bishopville, Md., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at home, after a short illness with cancer.

Maureen Anne (Timmons) Pilot, 61

Maureen Anne (Timmons) Pilot, 61, of Ocean View, Del., formerly Doylestown, Pa., passed away peacefully Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

William Joseph ‘Bill’ Ruffing, 94

William Joseph “Bill” Ruffing, 94, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Locust Gap, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Emma Ruffing.

June L. Showalter, 85

June L. Showalter, 85, of Selbyville, Del., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug.16, 2014, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Lancaster, Pa., daughter of the late Charles S. and Mary A. (Scheid) Groh. She was a homemaker.

Nancy A. Taylor, 64

Nancy A. Taylor, 64, of Ocean Pines, Md., and formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Newburgh, N.Y., daughter of Dorothy E. Potts Taylor and the late Wallace Goodwin Taylor.

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Tracy, 77

Deacon Robert J. “Bob” Tracy, 77, of Warminster, Pa., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Waterbury, Conn., son of the late William V. and Stephanie (Sliz) Tracy.

Barbara Anne Young, 86

Barbara Anne (Copenhaver) Young, 86, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Atlantic Shores in Millsboro, Del.

Eddie R. Berger, 70

Eddie R. Berger, 70, of Wernersville, Pa., and Dagsboro, Del. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug.8, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

He was born June 8, 1944, in Danville, Pa., son of the late Edwin Berger and Priscilla (Lupold) Berger. Berger retired as a foreman for the Lentz Milling Company in Reading, Pa., in 1999.

Janet L. (Baull) Dettbarn, 71

Janet L. (Baull) Dettbarn, 71, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

Ruth M. Lamastra, 85

Ruth M. Lamastra, 85, of South Bethany, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Friday, Aug.1, 2014 at her home.

Lamastra was born in Vienna, Va., daughter of the late William Pettitt and Ruth Lee (Cook) Pettitt. She was the chief of travel with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Bethesda, Md., retiring after 29 years of service.

Thomas Earl ‘Thom’ Lewis, 56

Thomas Earl “Thom” Lewis, 56, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away Friday, Aug.8, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1957, in Salisbury, Md., son of Peggy H. (Hastings) Lewis of Pocomoke, Md., and the late Earl E. Lewis.

Marie E. Littleton, 75

Marie E. Littleton, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug.7, 2014, at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del.

Garry ‘Flick’ Oliver, 62

Garry Oliver, affectionately known as “Flick,” was born on May 21, 1952, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Doris McCoy Rhodes Turnage and Mordecai Rhodes. On Monday, Aug.4, 2014, he departed this earthly life at the tender age of 62.

John W. Rischitelli, 61

John W. Rischitelli, 61, of Lewes, Del., passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. He was born Aug.28, 1952, in Charleroi, Pa., to the late Dominic and Dorothy Rischitelli.

Arlene A. Taglienti, 82

Arlene A. Taglienti, 82, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Cedar Grove, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Isaiah ‘Ike’ Weaver Jr., 77

Isaiah “Ike” Weaver Jr., 77, died at home, with family, on Friday, Aug.8, 2014.

Born July 21, 1937, in Johnston, S.C., Weaver was the eldest son of the late Isaah Weaver and Lela (Pope) Weaver. Raised by his sharecropping grandparents, he moved to Washington, D.C., at age 12.

Joseph H. Creamer, 81

Joseph H. Creamer of Milton, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was 81 years old.

Services and burial were to be held privately. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

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