Obituaries

Dorothy Ann Slumski, 91

Dorothy Ann Slumski, 91, of Pittsville, Md., and formerly of Deltaville, Va., died Sunday, April 26, 2015. Slumski was born in Luzerne County, Pa., daughter of the late Wasil Mushalla and Rose (Gula) Mushalla.

Slumski had been employed as a hostess at the Brentwood Inn in Deltaville and was an avid Bingo player.

Gloria Wilkerson

Gloria Wilkerson of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015, with her loved ones at her side. She was born in Frankford, Del., to the late Renat and Viola Hudson.

Wilkerson was a homemaker who enjoyed going on car rides to visit her husband’s grave, birds, watching TV Land and “The Price is Right,” ice cream, Pepsi and cooking. She enjoyed the outdoors.

Dawson Reeves Twining, 27

Dawson Reeves Twining, 27, of Bishopville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born March 7, 1988, he was the youngest son of David and Janet Twining, owners of Nantuckets restaurant on Route 1 and the Lobster Shanty on Route 54, near Fenwick Island.

Jane M. Dodd, 83

Jane Mustard Dodd, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 7, 1931, daughter of the late Edgar Lionel Mustard and Marion Pauline (Roberts) Mustard.

John E. ‘Jack’ Bare, 79

John E. “Jack” Bare, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Washington, D.C., son of the late James Bare and Iva (Gordy) Bare.

Bob S. Burton, 77

Bob S. Burton, 77, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home, with his loving wife of 53 years by his side. He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where he grew up and attended school. Burton was son of the late Samuel J. Burton and Amelia (Dutton) Burton.

Earnest E. ‘Billy’ Cook, 76

Earnest E. “Billy” Cook, 76, of Millville, Del., passed away at his home on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., son of the late Earnest and Estelle Cook.

Cook was a retired maintenance worker and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #453 in College Park, Md.

Ruth Ann Calhoun Kersey, 89

Ruth Ann Calhoun Kersey, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2015. She was born Sept. 21, 1925 in Millville, Del., daughter of Ward and Elizabeth Calhoun.

Katherine M. Kirby, 88

Katherine M. Kirby, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Elmer L. and Hazel V. (Lewis) Kirby.

She had been an operator with AT&T for many years.

Phyllis F. Kusiak, 96

Phyllis F. Kusiak, 96, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, April 25, 2015. Kusiak was born in Everson, Pa., daughter of the late Herman and Stella (Marciniak) Winzek.

Kusiak was a homemaker and a member of St. Lukes Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md.

Christopher M. Perry, 56

Christopher M. Perry, 56, of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of Forked River, N.J., passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was born in Teaneck, N.J., son of the late John Perry and Anne (Havlicek) Perry.

Perry was employed by Hoban’s Service Center in Selbyville, Del., as an auto diagnostic technician.

Chester A. Reeves, 85

Chester A. Reeves, 85, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at home. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., son of the late Chester Arthur Reeves and Effie F. (Gibbons) Reeves.

Michael Evelyn Remy, 76

Michael Evelyn Remy, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of the late Nolan Downs and Erin (Littlejohn) Downs.

Rodney J. Short, 62

Rodney J. Short, 62, passed away Thursday April 16, 2015, at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Short was born Feb. 28, 1953, at Ft. Benning, Ga., son of the late William P. Short Jr. and Mary E. (Haverland) Short.

Rodney J. Short, 62

Rodney J. Short, 62, passed away Thursday April 16, 2015, at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Short was born Feb. 28, 1953, at Ft. Benning, Ga., son of the late William P. Short Jr. and Mary E. (Haverland) Short.

Charles D. ‘Charlie’ Lee, 73

Charles D. “Charlie” Lee, 73, of Milton, Del., passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1941, in Trenton, N.J., son of the late Harry H. Lee Jr. and Margaret J. (Erwin) Lee.

Charles K. ‘Chuck’ Brewster, 91

Charles K. “Chuck” Brewster, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 19, 1923, son of the late James Brewster and Anna (Stromer) Brewster.

Glenda E. Cline, 76

Glenda E. Cline, 76, of Frankford, Del. passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015. She was born in Gumboro, Del., on April 6, 1939, to the late Norman Mitchell and Minnie Phillips Mitchell.

Mary Elizabeth ‘Mitzi’ Miltner Collins, 79

Mary Elizabeth “Mitzi” Miltner Collins, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away April 13, 2015, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Ralph Evans, 87

Ralph Evans, 87, of Ocean View and Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Mendham, N.J., passed away suddenly Thursday, April 16, 2015, after a short illness. Evans was the son of the late J. Linwood Evans and Nellie (Daisy) Evans.

Mary Elizabeth Hoffman, 93

Mary Elizabeth Hoffman, 93, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Crozer Medical Center in Chester, Pa. She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Chester to the late Morris Whitehead and Catherine (Dever) LaRue.

Margie Elizabeth Mumford, 77

Margie Elizabeth Mumford, 77, of Selbyville, Del., passed away to be with the Lord on April 13, 2015. She was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Bishop, Md., to the late Walter Tunnel and Janie Rayne.

William R. ‘Bill’ Rogers Jr., 72

William R. “Bill” Rogers Jr., 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Rogers was born Aug. 10, 1942, in Selbyville, to the late William R. Rogers Sr. and Pearl Hitchens Rogers.

Lyle M. Simons, 86

Lyle M. Simons, 86, of Millville, Del., passed away at home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was born March 24, 1929, in Oil City, Pa., to the late Clyde and Minnie Simons.

Jane Murray Swartz, 87

Jane Murray Swartz, 87, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., went home to her Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Swartz was born in Baltimore on April 30, 1927, to the late John Valentine Horn Murray and Mildred Lloyd Murray.

Frank M. Franz Jr.73

Frank M. Franz Jr., DDS, 73, died in Lewes, Del., on March 31, 2015, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of Frank M. Franz Sr. and Anna B. Franz.

Franz graduated from Frankford High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1953, and in 1958 earned a DDS from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry.

Mildred A. ‘Midge’ (Durham Anderson) Killinger, 86

Mildred A. “Midge” (Durham Anderson) Killinger, 86, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Gordon Francis and Iva (Connor) Durham.

Esther M. Lentz, 90

Esther M. Lentz, 90, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born on Sept. 18, 1924, in Ridgway, Pa., daughter of the late John William Frederick and Alma H. (Yonkie) Frederick.

Dalton R. Spencer, 83

Dalton R. Spencer, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Barre, Vt., son of the late Stephen Spencer and Violet (Jaycox) Spencer.

Spencer retired from C&P Telephone Co. in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Ocean City (Md.) VFW and the Ocean City Elks, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

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