Obituaries

Geraldine G. “Jerry” Phillips, 95

Geraldine G. “Jerry” Phillips, 95, of Selbyville, Del., received her wings Friday, March 25, 2016, at her home. Lt. Phillips was born in Crisfield, Md., the daughter of the late Fredrick B. and Minnie (Blades) Gerald.

Eleanor M. Simkins, 82

Eleanor M. Simkins, 82, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

She was born in Georgetown on April 19, 1933, to the late Fred and Carrie Timmons Marvel. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, William Simkins, and two children, Pamela Jones and Greg Parker.

Daniel “Dan” J. Sullivan, 80

Daniel “Dan” J. Sullivan, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Olney, Md., passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Joseph Paul Wilbraham, 73

Joseph Paul Wilbraham, 73, of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of Lewes and Newark, passed away on March 26, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born on Jan. 17, 1943, in Camden, N.J., to the late Joseph and Martha Wilbraham.

Louise Archer, 94

Louise Archer, 94, formerly of Frankford, Del., died Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, Del.

Susan Pluscht Ghigliotty, 52

Susan Pluscht Ghigliotty, 52, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., died on March 20, 2016, after a sudden heart incident. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Gail Pluscht.

Daryl J. Jackson, 65

Daryl J. Jackson, 65, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He was born Sept. 13, 1950, to Preston and Mary Jackson, in Millsboro.

John Walter Lyons, 78

John Walter Lyons, 78, born in Baltimore, Md., on July 20, 1937, succumbed to his battle with lung cancer on Monday, March 14, 2016, at his home in Frankford, Del.

William Nadal ‘Bill’ Pinkett Jr., 67

William Nadal “Bill” Pinkett Jr., 67, of Washington D.C., passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016. He was born June 7, 1948, in Washington, D.C., to the late William N. Pinkett Sr. and Sylvia Davis Pinkett, who survives him.

Frederick L. ‘Buddy’ Schettig, 90

Frederick L. “Buddy” Schettig, 90, of Valley Cottage, N.Y., passed away on March 16, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Schettig was born Sept. 4, 1925, to Gustave Schettig and Mary Palkovic Schettig in Sparkill, N.Y.

Ruth G. Daisey, 88

Ruth G. Daisey, 88, of Roxana, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Preston Long and Mildred (Lynch) Long.

Gloria Ann DeVincent, 81

Gloria Ann DeVincent, 81, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 25, 1934, to the late Stanley Cockrell and Mary Hinkey Cockrell.

Susan Allen Hodges, 73

Born June 11, 1942, Susan Hodges, 72, passed away at home in Millsboro, Del., on Sunday morning, March 13, 2016, after a courageous, vicious fight with cancer. Hodges will be remembered for her huge, vibrant personality, quick wit, sense of humor, honesty and the ability to forgive.

Michael S. Horne, 77

Michael S. Horne, 77, of Bethesda, Md., and Bethany Beach, Del., died on Jan. 15, 2016.

Horne was a retired, having worked as an attorney at Covington & Burling.

Beatriz Medina Mayoral, 76

Beatriz Medina Mayoral, 76, of Milford, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Laurel, Md. She was born March 28, 1939, in Bogota, Colombia, daughter of the late Simon Medina and Bertha Helena (Lourido) Medina.

Patrice (Hammer) Miller

Patrice (Hammer) Miller of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully at her home on March 10, 2016,

She was the beloved wife of Melvin Miller; devoted mother of Karen Coppage and her husband, Robert; and loving grandmother of Matthew McFadden and his wife, Francesca, and Megan and Emily Coppage.

Bobby Allen Poston, 77

Bobby Allen Poston, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

He was a retired iron-worker for local Union #16, Baltimore, with more than 50 years of service.

Colin E. Serman, 25

Colin E. Serman, 25, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016. He was born April 10, 1990, in Lewes, Del., to Gordon Lee Serman and the late Kelly Machamer.

Thomas Patrick Sheehan, 95

Thomas Patrick Sheehan, 95, passed away Feb. 25, 2016, at home in Millsboro, Del.

A war hero and federal administrative law judge, Sheehan served with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II. There, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the United States’ second-highest honor, two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star, two Battle Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Jack Benson Clinch, 100

Jack Benson Clinch, Ed. D., 100, of Easton, Md., died on Feb. 15, 2016. He was a native of York, Pa., and was the son of the late Andrew L. and Miriam Benson Clinch.

Clinch received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, his master’s degree from Ohio State University and his doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas E. Ennis, 74

Thomas E. “Tom” Ennis, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away just before sunrise on March 5, 2016, at his home, with family by his side. He was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Showell, Md., later moving to Philadelphia, Pa., where he attended Olney High School.

Barbara J. Freund, 90

Barbara J. Freund, 90, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at her home. She was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 29, 1925, daughter of the late William Barlow and Dorothy (Mitchie) Barlow.

Candace Valerie Handy, 54,

Candace Valerie Handy, 54, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. She was born Sept. 26, 1961, to Urseline Hallett and the late Junior Lee Taylor.

Handy received her education at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md., graduating in the Class of 1980. She was employed at the Castle in the Sand Hotel in Ocean City, Md., for more than 30 years.

Trevor James Kramer, 16

Trevor James Kramer, 16, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016, at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital after a brave and courageous battle against brain cancer. He was born on April 2, 1999, in Sellersville, Pa., to MaryJo Brinson and Michael James Kramer, who survive him.

Layton W. McCabe, 97

Layton W. McCabe, 97, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on March 2, 2016, at his home. He was born on May 30, 1918, to the late Chester A. and Ida C. Hudson McCabe, in Bishopville, Md.

In addition to his parents, McCabe was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Ann Long McCabe, in 2013, as well as by his siblings, Dean W. McCabe and Sara Mitchell.

Gail B. Street McCall, 75

Gail B. Street McCall, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. She was born on July 10, 1940 in Allentown, Pa., to her loving parents, the late Martin Earl Street and Algetha M. Boyer Street.

Charlie K. McCurdy, 69

Charlie K. McCurdy, 69, of Milton, Del., formerly of Berlin, Pa., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. He was born in Greensburg, Pa., on May 23, 1946, to the late Charlie R. and Mabel M. Steffey McCurdy.

Lester B. Moore, 98

Lester B. Moore, 98, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. He was born Sunday, Dec. 16, 1917, in Mount Union, Pa., son of the late Miles W. Moore and Hazel (Varner) Moore.

Donald E. O’Mara, 80

Donald E. O’Mara, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Chester, Mass., died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., son of the late William J. O’Mara and Margaret Leona (Ney) O’Mara.

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