Obituaries

Floyd Oscar Mitchell, 81

Floyd Oscar Mitchell, 81, of Magnolia, Del., passed away on Oct. 11, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born on July 10, 1935, in Millville, Del., to the late Augustus Mitchell and Anna Evans Mitchell.

Elwood F. Marvel, 99

Elwood F. Marvel, 99, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. He was a farmer and retired school bus driver for the Indian River School District.

Roland C. Maheux, 91

Roland C. Maheux, 91, of South Bethany, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Shortly after his birth in 1924 in Pittsfield, Mass., he moved with his family to Lewiston, Maine.

Charles Edwin Kenney, 68

Charles Edwin Kenney, 68, of Smyrna, Del., passed away at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 23 1948, to the late Charles Kenney and Edith Kenney.

Arlene M. Hoar, 72

Arlene M. Hoar, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 27, 1944, daughter of Henry Wolfe and Jeanne (Wilheim) Wolfe.

Michael Dennis Colgrove, 71

Michael Dennis “Mike” Colgrove, 71, of Dagsboro, Del., died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., son of the late Riley Kenneth Colgrove and Lucille (Piers) Colgrove.

Colgrove proudly served in the U.S. Navy and worked at the National Security Agency for 35 years.

Kathy Connor

Kathy Connor passed away Oct. 3, 2016, after a long battle with breast cancer.

Donald H. Blanshaft, 79

Donald H. “Don” Blanshaft, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Carl Blanshaft and Dorothy (Gold) Blanshaft.

Claude ‘Captain Butch’ Bennett, 61

Claude “Captain Butch” Bennett, 61, of Frederica, Del., passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. He was born Sunday, Nov. 28, 1954, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Richard J. Bennett and Nancy (Day) Bennett.

James A. ‘Jim’ Whitmore, 74

James A. “Jim” Whitmore, 74, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 6, 2016.

Gerald L. Truitt, 67

Gerald L. Truitt, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. He was born April 18, 1949, to the late Ernest Truitt and Agnes Toomey Truitt.

Truitt had retired from Suburban Propane after 25 years of service. After retirement, he also worked at Walmart. He was a member of the Dagsboro Gospel Fellowship Church.

Doloris Stevens, 79

Doloris Stevens, 79, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Pasadena, Md., died on Oct. 6, 2016. She was formerly the owner of Country Garden and the Happy Crab restaurants. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Stevens, and her brother, Tom Ward.

Brenda Staton, 64

Brenda Staton, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in her loving son’s arms on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. She was born Sept. 4, 1952, in Plymouth, England, to the late John and Jean Rowley. She was the eldest of six children, including her brothers, Keith, Malcolm and Ian, and sisters, Sandie and Lorraine.

Donald J. Shepperly, 87

Donald J. Shepperly, 87, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. He was born in Hazelton, Pa., on April 25, 1929, to the late Stanley Shepperly and Laura Bicking Shepperly.

Kathleen ‘Katie’ Gupton Eaton, 94

Kathleen “Katie” Gupton Eaton, 94, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Hyattsville and Cheverly, Md., passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born in Berwyn Heights, Md., on Aug. 17, 1922, daughter of the late Ewing L. Gupton Sr. and Lucy B. (Bennett) Gupton.

Salvatore Stephen ‘Sal’ Zullo

Salvatore Stephen “Sal” Zullo passed away and was carried home on Sept. 29, 2016.

William A. ‘Bill’ Young III, 74

William A. “Bill” Young III, 74, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Reston, Va., passed away peacefully, after suffering a stroke, at Delaware Hospice on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. He was born July 6, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of William A. Young Jr. and Lenora Stephens Young.

Geraldine A. ‘Gerrie’ Wilson, 84

Geraldine A. “Gerrie” Wilson, 84, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Sterling Park, Va., passed away at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. She was born July 14, 1932, in Kingston, Pa., daughter of the late John Joseph Christopher and Charlotte Louise (Lavage) Christopher.

Nichole Lee Baker Williamson, 32

Nichole Lee Baker Williamson, 32, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Milford, daughter of Gary Keith Baker and Cassandra Lee Steele.

Anne d’Auray Rooney Tracy, 79

Anne d’Auray Rooney Tracy, 79, of Warminster, Pa., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. She was born June 24, 1937, in Jersey City, N.J.

Marian Steele, 88

Marian Steele, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

Jayme Kay (Paul) Sigman, 59

Jayme Kay (Paul) Sigman, 59, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was born Sept. 24, 1957, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the youngest daughter of the late William and Joanne Paul.

Ray H. Shepherd Jr., 50

Ray H. Shepherd Jr., 50, of Frankford, Del., died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at his home. He was born in Englewood, N.J., son of Ray H. Shepherd Sr. and Patricia L. (Cathell) Shepherd.

Shepherd was employed by Service Solutions as a service technician. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Maryland Jaycees, Maryland Militia and Star Fleet—Star Trek Assoc.

Walter Leo Scheetz, 84

Walter Leo Scheetz, 84, passed away from cardiac complications on Sept. 24, 2016, with his family by his side, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 10, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Walter Scheetz and Anna Wagner Scheetz.

Francis “Frank” Perticari, 51

Francis “Frank” Perticari, 51, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Aug. 28, 2016. He was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C., and raised in Maryland.

He was a NASCAR aficionado, a Redskins fan and an avid fisherman.

Joseph R. Oberly Jr., 71

Joseph Roy “Joe” Oberly Jr., 71, of New Castle, Del., passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Joseph R. Oberly Sr. and Catherine Brady Oberly.

Daniel C. Moore Jr., 56

Daniel C. “Danny” Moore Jr., 56, of Gumboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born on April 6, 1960, in Seaford, Del., to the late Daniel C. Moore Sr. and Ruth Ann Penuel Moore, who survives him.

Jacqueline V. Miller, 70

Jacqueline V. Miller, 70, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at her home. She was born Oct. 2, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late William Friend and Elizabeth (McCormick) Friend.

Ronald Wayne Long, 77

Ronald Wayne Long, 77, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Born in Clayton, Del., he was the son of the late Wilson A. and Jane F. Long.

Robert Clarence ‘Bob’ Fish, 77

Robert Clarence “Bob” Fish, 77, of Lewes, Del., passed away at home, after a long battle with cancer, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born Saturday, Sept. 23, 1939, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Clarence Fish and Clementine (Rupe) Fish.

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