Obituaries

Linda J. Draper, 59

Linda J. Draper, 59, of Millsboro, Del., passed away after a prolonged illness on May 4, 2015.

Mary Allene Hopkins-Williams, 90

Mary Allene Hopkins-Williams, 90, daughter of the late Charles E. Hopkins and Bertha Andrews-Hopkins, was born March 8, 1925, in Frankford, Del. She departed this life to live in her mansion just over the hilltop on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Harbor Nursing Home in Lewes, Del.

Margaret Keating, 95

Margaret Keating, 95, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Keating was born Dec. 7, 1919, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Harry R. Braun and Marie V. Gibison Braun.

Adela Czaczka Kulick, 93

Adela Czaczka Kulick, 93, a retired assembler for Western Electric and an accomplished seamstress, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center in Millsboro, Del.

Sheila Jane Lopez, 50

Sheila Jane Lopez, 50, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was born in Laurel, Md., to Larry W. Mitchem and Lucille M. Belcher Mitchem, who survive her.

She was retired from Perdue Farms Inc., where she worked as a quality-assurance inspector. She was an everyday person who liked going to flea markets and yard sales and also enjoyed gardening.

Michael J. McIntire, 42

Michael J. McIntire, 42, of Seaford, Del., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born in Houston, Texas, son of James F. McIntire of Humble, Texas, and Donna G. Fuhrman of Buda, Texas.

McIntire was employed by PATS Aircraft Systems in Georgetown, Del., as an airplane technician. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Richard D. Miller, 78

Richard D. “Rich” Miller, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bellmore, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1936, in East Meadow, N.Y., and was raised in Bellmore, son of the late Harold Miller and Vera (Althegan) Miller.

Fay B. Townsend, 64

Fay B. Townsend, 64, was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Salisbury, Md., to Marion G. Briddell. She was called home to her heavenly father on April 30, 2015, for her eternal rest.

Donald ‘Doni’ Cubler, 82

Donald ‘Doni’ Cubler, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Eddystone, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Cubler was born in Parkside, Pa., to the late Edward Cubler Sr. and Ann M. Ross Cubler.

Charles P. ‘Charlie’ Downs Sr., 90

Charles P. “Charlie” Downs Sr., 90, of Middletown, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was born in Millsboro, Del., to the late Silas W. Downs and Lena Wilson Downs.

Phyllis Ann Steele Hitchens, 67

Phyllis Ann Steele Hitchens, 67, of Georgetown, Del., finished her journey and passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Milford Hospice Center after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Sept. 24, 1947, in Georgetown, Del., to Helen Foskey Steele and the late T. Elwood Steele Jr.

Adolph W. ‘Skip’ Hoffman, 86

Adolph W. “Skip” Hoffman, 86, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the Delmar Nursing Home, Del. He was the husband of Martha (Russell) Hoffman. Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late Ferdinand Mayer and Vera (Mangst) Mayer.

Hoffman graduated from West Reading High School and was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard as a lighthouse keeper.

Raymond J. ‘Ray’ Novakoski, 77

Raymond J. “Ray” Novakoski, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his home. He was born March 3, 1938, in Kulpmont, Pa., son of the late Ignatius Novakoski and Anna (Bajako) Novakoski.

Marlyn E. Pietruszka, 78

Marlyn E. Pietruszka, 78, of Ocean City, Md., died Friday, May 1, 2015. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Howard Rodrick and Marie (North) Rodrick.

Pietruszka was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Ocean City Elks Ladies Auxiliary and the Ocean City Polish American Club.

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.

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