Obituaries

William H. ‘Bill’ Shannon Jr., 87

William H. “Bill” Shannon Jr., 87, of Dagsboro, Del., previously of North Wales and Lansdale, Pa., passed away peacefully at his home that he cherished greatly.

Phouvong ‘Phou’ Sinthavong, 60

Phouvong “Phou” Sinthavong, 60, of Frankford, Del., passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Sinthavong was born in Vientiene, Laos, and came to the United States as a political refugee in 1980. He was a live-haul truck driver for Mountaire in Selbyville, Del., for 17 years, retiring in September of 2013 due to his illness.

Leona P. Taylor, 83

Leona P. Taylor, 83, of Laurel, Del., passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Taylor was born Feb. 17, 1931, in Roxana, Del., to the late Hollie J. and Pearl Lynch. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Taylor Sr., in 1995, and siblings Louis, Vaughn, Rebecca, Margie, Harold and Jehu.

Robert M. Davis, 68

Robert M. Davis, 68, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Md. He was born in Milford, Del., and was the son of Mary Jane (Markley) Davis of Selbyville and the late John R. Davis.

Anna M. Falcone, 97

Anna M. Falcone, 97, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Pottstown and Stowe, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

Virginia Louise Geth, 66

Virginia Louise Geth, 66, of Millsboro, Del., was called from life’s labor to receive her reward of everlasting life on Good Friday, April 18, 2014.

Allen L. Givens, 61

Allen L. Givens, 61, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehab Center in Millsboro, Del.

Patience Galloway ‘Dream Weaver’ Harmon, 90

Patience Galloway “Pat” “Dream Weaver” Harmon, 90, of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Clement Evans Hudson, 87

Clement Evans Hudson, 87, died peacefully at home in Roxana, Del., with his loving wife at his side, on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Charles W. Jewell, 84

Charles W. Jewell, 84, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at home on Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born March 25, 1930, to the late Frank Jewell and Ida Spicer Jewell, in Georgetown.

Alice E. Maitlen

A memorial service for Alice E. Maitlen is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Melson Memorial Chapel in Ocean View, Del. The gathering is at 10 a.m., with a service officiated by the Rev. Alex Slonin at 11 a.m.

Philip Melnick, 89

Philip Melnick, 89, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Samuel Melnick and Pauline (Brinzeck) Melnick.

J. Todd Miller, 68

J. Todd Miller, 68, of Beachwoods, Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Washington, D.C.

Miller was preceded in death by his life partner, John Byron Kleminsky. He is survived by his son, Todd Adam and his wife, Michele Frame-Miller; and his grandson, Kevin Nolan Miller of Chicago, Ill.; as well as his one brother, Robert Miller.

Bill Edward Mullen Sr., 86

Bill Edward Mullen Sr., 86, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio.

Gloria Ann Pauley, 74

Gloria Ann Pauley, 74, of Salisbury, Md. formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away at her home Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Pauley was born in Millsboro, Del., daughter of the late William Pusey and Maggie (Greenwalt) Pusey. She was a retired home daycare provider.

Jeannine S. Testerman, 84

Jeannine S. Testerman, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was born in Algeria and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Jaunita Nartinz Barcasse.

Raymond Thorp, 82

Raymond Thorp, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his home.

Thorp was born in Christiana, Del., son of the late Alma and Isaac Thorp. He was a graduate of Newark High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Thorp worked for Bell Telephone and Bell Atlantic for 34 years.

Lillian Parker White, 91

Lillian Parker White, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Landover Hills, Md., went home to be the Lord on Friday, April 11, 2014. She was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Preston, England, daughter of the late Joseph Parker and Ellen (Hazlehurst) Parker. White retired as a medical office supervisor with the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene before moving to Delaware in 1995.

John F. ‘Jack’ Wilkins, 81

John F. “Jack” Wilkins, 81, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Wilkins had been a resident of Stockley Center for more than 60 years. The family expressed their sincere appreciation for his exceptional care by the Stockley Center and Delaware Hospice.

Kenneth L. Ellis, 70

Kenneth L. Ellis, 70, passed peacefully at home Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Reston, Va.

Mildred Catharine Snow, 91

Mildred Catharine Snow, 91, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Rockville, Md., with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Rulon Stewart Gibb, 67

Rulon Stewart Gibb, 67, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., departed this life on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his residence.

Jerry W. Thornes, 65

Jerry W. Thornes, 65, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Thornes was born July 20, 1948, in Virginia, to the late Paige and Norma Grace Wells Thornes. Before his retirement, he worked in the General Maintenance Department for Mountaire, formerly Townsends, in Millsboro, Del.

Alice E. Maitlen

A memorial service for the late Alice E. Maitlen is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014, with Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, Del., at 10 a.m., with services at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del. This remains a very vibrant meeting, drawing participants from Sussex County, Maryland’s Eastern Shore and many summer visitors.

Charles J. Elsner Jr., 88

Charles J. Elsner Jr., 88, of Ocean Pines, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born June 15, 1925, to the late Charles James Elsner and Alice Catherine Elsner in Baltimore, Md.

Mary D. Daisey, 59

Mary D. Daisey, 59, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She bravely battled cancer for almost a year.

Thomas M. ‘Tommy’ Coyle

Thomas M. “Tommy” Coyle, 76, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Delaware and Chester counties, Pa., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Coyle was born Dec. 24, 1937, in Darby, Pa., son of the late Thomas and Mary (Quashnock) Coyle. He was a graduate of Collingdale High School and attended Widener University. Coyle also served his country in the United States Navy Reserves.

Lewis G. Conn, 77

Lewis G. “Lew” Conn, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home.

Conn was born Sept. 22, 1936, in West Chester, Pa., son of the late Hayes and Leta Conn Sr. He was a veteran, having proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

Rada B. Bowden, 83

Rada B. Bowden, 83, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Bowden was born in Salisbury, Md., to the late William H. and Charity B. Wilson Donaway.

William E. ‘Bill’ Baucher, 77

William E. “Bill” Baucher, 77, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 11, 2014, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Berwick, Pa., son of the late Elwood and Jane Baucher.

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