Obituaries

John H. Scott Jr., 48

John H. Scott Jr., 48, of Georgetown, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. He was the son of Barbara M. Scott and the late John H. Scott, Sr.

He was a 1987 graduate of Sussex Central High School, Georgetown, Del., and attended one year at Delaware State University in Dover.

Joseph F. Werres, 79

Joseph F. Werres, 79, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Scottsville, Va., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at his home.

Shirley B. West, 82

Shirley B. West, 82, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born in Bishopville, daughter of the late Ollie J. Sr. and Maude (McCabe) Savage.

She had owned Shirley’s Day Care Center in Bishopville for many years.

Barkley Ernest Wilson, 82

Barkley Ernest Wilson, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Nov. 2, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Wilson was the eldest son of the late Ernest and Grace Fleetwood Wilson of Cool Spring, Del., where he grew up on a farm with his brother, Elmer, and his sister, Shirley.

Shirley C. Brasure

Shirley C. Brasure died peacefully at home with her children at her side. She was a native of Lewes, Del., and graduated from Lewes High School in 1949.

She was employed by Avon Products in Newark, Del., from 1975 to 1992. Before that, she worked for National Cash Register Company in Millsboro, Del.

Irving Thomas Cannon III, 54

Irving Thomas Cannon III, 54, passed away unexpectedly, as the result of an accident, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. He was born on Nov. 6, 1962, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Irving T. Cannon Jr. and Joyce Ann Hudson Longfellow, who survives him.

Elmer Lee Conquest, 72

Elmer Lee Conquest, 72, of Delmar, Del., passed away and was called home to the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. He entered this life on Dec. 24, 1944, to the late Nelson Ames and Hazel Harmon.

Conquest’s elementary education was received in the Melfa, Va., public school system and the Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville, Del.

Cora ‘Joan’ Earnest Downing, 89

Cora “Joan” Earnest Downing, 89, departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, with her daughter, Edie, at her side. She succumbed to the debilitating effects of a massive stroke she suffered in 2013. Downing and her twin sister, Jean, were born on March 21, 1928.

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Eggers, 39

Robert D. “Bob” Eggers, 39, of Dagsboro, Del., died on Oct. 22, 2017, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md. A resident of Dagsboro for the past 10 years, he had previously resided in Aston, Pa., and Boothwyn, Pa.

Alfred E. ‘Al’ Gerhard Sr., 71

Alfred E. “Al” Gerhard Sr., 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., on Jan. 4, 1946, son of the late Phillip S. Gerhard and the late Mary E. (Flury) Gerhard.

Wayne F. Hitchens, 76

Wayne F. Hitchens, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Clarksville, Del., and Seaford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. He was born May 26, 1941, in Choptank, Md., son of the late Jesse Hitchens and the late Phyllis (McDonald) Hitchens. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965, during the Vietnam War.

Jeanne P. Hoban, 87

Jeanne P. Hoban, 87, of Frankford, Del., died at home on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. She was born in Dalton, Pa., daughter of the late Roy and Margaret (Love) Purdon.

Hoban was a retired daycare provider.

John A. McCloud, 65

John A. McCloud, 65, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Francis R. McCloud and Helen M. (Clermont) McCloud.

Kirk Rankin, 85

Kirk Rankin, 85, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., and Washington, D.C., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Oct. 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Thelma G. Shepperly, 81

Thelma G. Shepperly, 81, of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of her family and Delaware Hospice Center, on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Baltimore, Md.

Daphne Anne ‘Dee’ Beckman, 75

Daphne Anne “Dee” Beckman, 75, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Mount Airy, Md., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Christiana Care in Newark, Del., while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York City, N.Y., on May 19, 1942, daughter of the late Evelyn (Comyns) Sheffey.

Joan A. Flemister, 81

Joan A. Flemister, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Lewes, Del. She was born on Monday, Jan. 27, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Joseph Wargo and Agnes (Stonis) Wargo.

Jack P. Johnson, 68

Jack P. Johnson, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in the care of his family and Delaware Hospice. He was born Aug. 27, 1949, to the late Preston Johnson and to Faye King Johnson, who survives him.

Stephen J. Kolbeck, 65

Stephen J. Kolbeck, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Pittston, Pa., son of the late Joseph Kolbeck and Ann (Grabowsky) Kolbeck.

Anyone who knew Kolbeck knew of his love of music and of his being on the road with his trucking business for many years. He also was a former member of the Moose Lodge.

Jacqueline M. ‘Jackie’ Lisiewski, 78

Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Lisiewski, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away at her home, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. She was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Kulpmont, Pa., daughter of the late John Zydanowicz and Sabina (Gzienisiewicz) Zydanowicz.

Elizabeth M. ‘Betty’ Mears, 83

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Mears, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Millsboro, Del., on March 12, 1934, daughter of the late Bill Atkins and Mary E. (Donoway) Atkins. Mears in 1996 retired from work as a Sussex County 911 operator, with 20 years of service.

Phyllis A. Revell, 73

Phyllis A. Revell, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2107. She was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Snow Hill, Md., to the late Jesse J. Taylor and Sadie Twigg Taylor.

Edna M. Steele, 85

Edna M. Steele, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at Atlantic Shores Rapid Recovery in Millsboro, Del., on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Steele was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Selbyville, Del., daughter of Harry Townsend Sr. and Eva (Justice) Townsend.

Pamela H. Burgard, 64

Pamela H. Burgard, 64, of Ocean View, Del., passed away after her long struggle with cancer, on Saturday Oct. 7, 2017. She was born in Harford County, Md., on Dec. 23, 1952, daughter of Cooper M. Edwards and Shirley (Monk) Edwards.

Charles E. ‘Murph’ Grimes, 92

Charles E. “Murph” Grimes, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed on to eternal life on Oct. 13, 2017. Born in Baltimore, Md., on April 6, 1925, he was the son of the late James Grimes and Anna (Luber) Grimes.

Frieda H. Gotreaux, 94

Frieda H. Gotreaux, 94, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at her home. She was born in Germany on Nov. 29, 1922, daughter of the late Frederick Westfal and Hilda (Golon) Westfal.

Eric Kandrashoff, 69

Eric Kandrashoff, 69, passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in his home. He was born in Daytona Beach, Fla., son of the late Edward Kandrashoff and Rita (Berggren) Kandrashoff.

Kandrashoff was retired from the Secret Service, having been appointed to Uniform Division 121899 for 28 years, and protected six former U.S. presidents.

Philip E. Lockwood, 73

Philip E. Lockwood, 73, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was the son of the late William Jerome Lockwood and Alberta Helen (Brouwer) Lockwood.

Wayne E. Reed, 56

Wayne E. Reed, 56, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1961, in Milford, Del., to the late Lemuel Reed and Mary Griffith Reed.

George H. Henderson Jr., 67

George H. Henderson Jr., 67, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at home. He was born in Chester, Pa., and was the son of the late George H. Henderson Sr. and Mary (Kupchick) Henderson.

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