Obituaries

George Henry Via, 54

George Henry Via, 54, of Ocean View, Del, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. Via was born Oct. 2, 1960, in Kingston, N.Y., son of Giorgio Giulio Via and the late Anna Maria (Ciompi) Via.

Everett “Bud” W. Speakman, 84

Everett “Bud” W. Speakman, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del.

Speakman was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Everett and Margaret (Black) Speakman. He was a heavy equipment operator with the State of Delaware Department of Transportation, retiring in 1990 after 17 years of service.

Col. Ronald Emil Nitzsche, 76

Col. Ronald Emil Nitzsche, 76, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Northern Virginia, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

The Hon. Rep. Clifford G. 'Biff' Lee, 66

The Hon. Rep. Clifford G. “Biff” Lee, 66, of Laurel, Del., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, after his battle with metastatic melanoma at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Lee was born in Wilmington, Del., a son of the late Clifford F. Lee and Janet Godwin Lee of Laurel, Del.

George M. Kellerman, 87

George M. Kellerman, 87, of Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Lanham, Md., passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at the Genesis Severna Park Center in Severna Park, Md.

Doris Jane Foster, 88

Doris Jane Foster, 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at home. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., to the late Karl William and Emma (Strickler) Asendorf.

Rev. Mark J. Connelly, Ph.D., 63

Rev. Mark J. Connelly, Ph.D., 63, a Catholic priest who was serving as part-time associate pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes, Del., since 2008, died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

Jeffrey Randall Beynon, 68

Jeffrey Randall Beynon, 68, passed away on Dec 2, 2014. He was born April 10, 1946, in Steubenville, Ohio, to John K. Beynon and Patricia Ingalls Beynon. The family moved to Weirton, W.Va., where Jeff grew up.

C. Lee Boyle Jr., 91

C. Lee Boyle Jr., 91, of Millville, Del., formerly of Levittown, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Betty Ann Gray, 77

Betty Ann Gray, 77, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Bishopville and was the daughter of the late Mitchell Gray and Edna (Marvel) Gray.

E. Douglas ‘Doug’ McCabe, 66

E. Douglas “Doug” McCabe, 66, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at his home. Born in Salisbury, Md., he was the son of Helen L. (Andrews) McCabe of Selbyville and the late Emory S. McCabe Jr.

Mary E. Moreland, 92

Mary E. Moreland, 92, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Moreland was born in Bridgeville, Del., to the late Samuel Millman and Sarah E. Harris Millman.

Daisey Willa Outten, 101

Daisey Willa Outten, 101, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was born June 3, 1913, in Ocean View, Del., daughter of the late Dallas and Mame Hitchens.

Cynthia A. ‘Cindy’ Richardson, 62

Cynthia A. “Cindy” Richardson, 62, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Montgomery County, Md., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1952, in Washington, D.C., daughter of William Sazama and Audrey (Hyatt) Sazama. She was a graduate of Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown, Del.

Joseph John ‘Joe’ Sangrey, 84

Joseph John “Joe” Sangrey, 84, of Lewes, Del., and recently of Stoughton, Mass., passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, after a battle with lung cancer. He was born May 26, 1930, in West Reading, Pa., son of the late Ralph Mahlon Sangrey and Emma Mae (Denison) Sangrey.

Katherine Elizabeth Tappan Schneller, 90

Katherine Elizabeth Tappan Schneller, 90, of Lewes, Del., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was born July 19, 1924, to Frank Webster Tappan and Edna Miriam Cole in Cape Charles, Va.

Regina E. Vogel, 91

Regina E. Vogel, 91, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Vogel was born in Baltimore, Md., to the late Justus Adams and Elizabeth Holdorf Adams.

Kathleen T. Cooper, 66

Kathleen T. Cooper, 66, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 6, 1948 in Milford, Del., daughter of the late Wallace P. and June E. Townsend.

Frances Jane Beauchamp, 82

Frances Jane Beauchamp, 82, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1932, in Lester, W.Va., daughter of the late Dewey and Margaret Snyder. She was employed in the cafeteria at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville before her retirement.

Sharon M. Biemer, 74

Sharon M. (Butorac) Biemer, 74, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. She was born Jan. 5, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Nicholas Butorac and Justine (Kessler) Butorac.

William J. Folmar, 78

William J. “Bill” Folmar, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Karthaus, Pa., passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Clearfield, Pa., son of the late Irvin and Elsie Folmar.

Marvin V. Greenwalt Jr., 60

Marvin V. Greenwalt Jr., 60, of Whaleyville, Md., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at home. He was born in Milford, Del., son of the late Marvin V. Greenwalt Sr. and Mary Jane (Long) Greenwalt.

Tina Street Kujala, 52

Tina Street “Dancing Feather” Kujala, 52, of Dover, Del., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, peacefully, at Bay Health Kent General Hospital in Dover.

She was employed by the Town of Georgetown as the director for the DECCASA Program until 1995. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College.

Harry Ray ‘Butch’ McClung, 70

Harry Ray “Butch” McClung, 70, of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was born Jan. 4, 1944, son of the late Andrew “Buck” McClung and Harriett (Cobb) McClung.

Agnes L. Mumford, 92

Agnes L. Mumford, 92, of Selbyville, Del., died peacefully at home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was born June 12, 1922, in Frankford, Del., the daughter of the late Walter Long and Elizabeth Holloway Long.

D. Eugene ‘Gene’ Wilgus, 83

D. Eugene “Gene” Wilgus, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was born in Selbyville, son of the late James E. Wilgus Sr. and Jennie H. (Hudson) Wilgus.

William James ‘Bill’ Baughman, 80

William James “Bill” Baughman, 80, of Milford, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the Milford Center-Genesis in Milford. He was born in Youngwood, Pa., son of the late Jacob Baughman and Margaret (Silamen) Baughman.

Elton T. Caraway, 83

Elton T. Caraway, 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, with his loving family by his side.

Patrick M. McAvoy, 43

Patrick M. McAvoy, 43, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. McAvoy was born in Cherry Hill, N.J., and was serving his 21st year with the United States Coast Guard.

He is survived by his parents, Edward and Helene McAvoy; his brother, Ed McAvoy and his wife, Jane; his nephew and godson, Finn; his godmother, Linda McNally; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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