Obituaries

Marie A. Francis, 80

Marie A. Francis, 80, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Chester, Pa., daughter to the late Harry and Mary Culbert.

Anthony Edward Marchetti Sr., 72

Anthony Edward Marchetti Sr., 72, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Johnstown, Pa., and Beltsville, Md., passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in the loving care of his family after a prolonged illness.

Wallace H. ‘Wally’ Shifflett Sr., 90

Wallace H. “Wally” Shifflett Sr., 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Helen C. ‘Honey’ Vaughan, 80

Helen C “Honey” Vaughan, 80, of Bethany Beach, Del., peacefully passed away at home, in the loving care of her family, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Lloyd L. Connelly Sr. and Mary Lolita (Brogdon) Connelly.

Elizabeth Ann ‘Bettie’ Foley, 81

Elizabeth Ann “Bettie” Foley, 81, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Harold Alfred Steiger, 84

Harold Alfred Steiger, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Lewes, Del. He was born in Gallitzin, Pa., on July 12, 1929, son of the late Charles Steiger and Irene (Cronauer) Steiger.

Steiger was a man of faith and a devout Catholic who was a parishioner of St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del., and St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Md.

Robert S. Sharp, 70

Robert S. “Bob” Sharp, 70, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was born July 6, 1943, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late William F. and Idella Johnson Sharp.

Sylvester G. ‘Chuck’ Quillen Jr., 56

Sylvester G. “Chuck” Quillen Jr., 56, of Clarksville, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Sebastian L. ‘Buck’ Esgro, 81

Sebastian L. “Buck” Esgro, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Esgro was born in Woodbury, N.J., the son of Bastiano Esgro and Louise (Amico) Esgro.

Roberta Madge Crist, 95

Roberta Madge Crist, 95, of near Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at home, with her daughter at her side. She was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Clarksville, Del., the daughter of Herbert and Eva Steele Murray.

She attended Lord Baltimore High School in Ocean View, Del., and worked supporting the farm that she and her husband operated.

Sarah S. Blake, 82

Sarah S. Blake, or “Mom,” 82, departed this life at her home in Frankford, Del., on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She was born May 27, 1931, in Accomack County, Va., daughter of the late Beulah Pitts and Al Wilson.

She was educated at Pungoteague Elementary School and Mary Ann Smith High School in Accomack. In 1953, she moved to Delaware, where she met and married Prophisry Blake.

Deanna D. Rogers, 75

Deanna D. Rogers, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Rogers was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Keyser, W.Va., to the late Carl and Mabel Arbogast Schell.

Rogers was co-owner and operator of Dee-Will Construction and was previously employed at several commercial and residential constructions firms in Pennsylvania as a project coordinator.

Bettye L. Wood, 85

Bettye L. Wood, 85, of Millville, Del., formerly of the Washington, D.C., area, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Wood was born in Tacoma Park, Md., daughter of the late Robert Hopkins and Gladys (Thompson) Hopkins. She had retired as a salesperson at Carpet Land in Rockville, Md.

Charles J. Sewell Sr., 86

Charles J. Sewell Sr., 86, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Baltimore, son of the late Charles Sewell and Margaret Cheatlet Sewell.

Deanna D. Rogers, 75

Deanna D. Rogers, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Rogers was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Keyser, W.Va., to the late Carl and Mabel Arbogast Schell.

Rogers was co-owner and operator of Dee-Will Construction and was previously employed at several commercial and residential constructions firms in Pennsylvania as a project coordinator.

Betty J. Roberts

Betty J. Roberts of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Olney, Md., passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Front Royal, Va., daughter of the late Clarence Stinson and Madeline (Dawson) Stinson.

Roberts was a homemaker and a former member of the Red Hats and attended Bayside Chapel near Williamsville, Del.

John Carlton Larsen, 93

John Carlton Larsen, 93, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was born June 26, 1920, in Marinette, Wis., son of the late John P. Larsen and Anna Emelia (Andersen) Larsen.

Mary Ann Barbarette LaLave, 68

Mary Ann Barbarette LaLave, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

LaLave was born June 15, 1945, in Hazelton, Pa., to the late Dominic and Frances Giacamarro Barbarette.

Christopher Johnson, 64

Christopher Johnson, 64, of Lewes, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was born in Wantagh, N.Y., son of James J. Johnson and the late Dorothy (Apel) Johnson.

Dorothy Elaine ‘Dottie’ Harmon, 73

A much-loved sister and close friend to many others, Dorothy Elaine Harmon, 73, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in San Diego, Calif.

“Dottie” was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Wilmington, Del. She graduated from Howard High School in Wilmington, joined the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1960.

Anna Adele Carter, 84

Anna Adele Carter, 84, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at home. She was born in Baltimore, daughter of the late Clarence J. and Berth M. Haverkemp Hohman.

She was a homemaker.

Donna Sylvia Campbell, 73

Donna Sylvia Campbell, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at home, in the loving care of her family, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. She was born May 29, 1940, in Lewes, Del., to the late William A. and Ruth Hastings Steele.

Stephen P. Cadden III, 63

Born on Nov. 21, 1950, to Elsie S. Cadden and the late Stephen P. Cadden Jr. in Newark, N.J., Stephen P. Cadden III passed through the veil on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

Harry G. Bitting, 92

Harry G. Bitting, 92, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Severna Park, Md., passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 12, 1921, in West Reading, Pa., son of the late William Bitting and Martha (Tyson) Bitting.

Robert Garner Bennett Jr., 73

Robert Garner “Bob” Bennett Jr., 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born Dec. 21, 1940, son of the late Robert G. Bennett Sr. and Gaye (Podufal) Bennett.

Rosalie M. Atkinson, 86

Rosalie M. Atkinson, 86, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

She was born May 29, 1927, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and came to Delaware after marrying her husband of 67 years. Atkinson retired from the University of Delaware after 21 years of service.

Richard Lee ‘Ricky’ Markline, 60

Richard Lee “Ricky’ Markline, 60, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Westminster, Md., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at his home.

Lawrence W. Wonderlin, 87

Lawrence W. Wonderlin, 87, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., affectionately known as “Tink,” passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 10, 1926, in Camden, N.J., son of the late Harry F. and Freda (Schlotz) Wonderlin.

Alyce Priscilla (DeWitt) Thomas, 91

Alyce Priscilla (DeWitt) Thomas, 91, wife of William Glenn “Bill” Thomas and daughter of Alice Angeline Scott and Harry Gardner DeWitt, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at her home in Cadbury at Lewes, Del.

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