Obituaries

Patricia L. Shepherd, 69

Patricia L. “Pat” Shepherd, 69, of Showell, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at home. She was born in Berlin, Md., daughter of the late George W. Cathell and Mary (Mullen) Cathell.

Shepherd enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing bingo and going to the casinos. She supported area fundraising events and was a member of First Baptist Church in Berlin.

John E. Sparpaglione, 74

John E. Sparpaglione, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., son of the late Eddie C. Sparpaglione and Margaret E. (Donovan) Sparpaglione.

Sparpaglione served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and had been a grain operator for Townsend and Perdue.

Harriett J. Williams, 83

Harriett J. Williams, 83, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2016. She was born July 24, 1933, daughter of the late Lonnie Ray Jennings and Lillie Belle Jennings of Elizabeth City, N.C.

William F. Wood, 95

William F. Wood, 95, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Kensington, Md., passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at his home. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 6, 1921, son of the late John S. Wood and Nonie (Davis) Wood. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Jane H. Thompson, 85

Jane H. Thompson, 85, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away suddenly on Dec. 29, 2016, at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 15, 1931, daughter of the late Layton Gray and Jennie (Hemphill) Gray.

Gary P. Bickford, 69

Gary P. Bickford, 69, of Frankford, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at his home.

He began his career in the Vietnam War era as a radio intercept analysis specialist for the U.S. Air Force. He was successful in his many employment paths. He ended his career as a maintenance contractor in Bethany Beach, Del.

Nicholas James Kalonturos, 90

Nicholas James “Nick” Kalonturos, 90, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Washington, D.C., the firstborn of James and Georgia Kalonturos, followed by his sisters, Dimitra and Lorraine.

Almetia J. Murray, 85

Almetia J. Murray, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family and feeling the love of her many friends.

Doris T. Powell, 85

Doris T. Powell, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del.

She was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Frankford, Del., a daughter of the late Joseph and Recie Littletown Townsend.

Powell was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Richard J. Weinacht, 85

Richard J. Weinacht, 85, of Bethany Beach, Del., and Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community, West Grove, Pa., passed away after a long illness on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.

Marianne Radcliffe Worley, 80

Marianne Radcliffe Worley, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away gently in the care of Renaissance Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Millsboro.

Kenneth Lee Whitehead, 74

Kenneth Lee Whitehead, 74, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Arlington, Va., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Kenneth Peruchi, 79

Kenneth Peruchi, 79, of Harbeson, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Lewes, Del. He was born Friday, May 28, 1937, in Lewes, son of the late Larry Peruchi and Margaret (Terres) Peruchi.

E. Lewis Gray, 79

E. Lewis Gray, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in his home. He was born March 15, 1937, a son of the late Everett Lewis Gray Sr. and Lettie Timmons Gray.

He was the former owner of Gray’s Towing and Gray’s Mobil Station in Frankford and a lifetime member of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company.

Patricia Ann Webb, 63

Patricia Ann Webb, 63, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Dec. 10, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her husband and loving family. She was born on Oct. 2, 1953, in Dover, Del., to the late Clay Elmer Waite and Julia Fern Eskridge Waite.

Dorothy Alice (Ridush) Goldfarb, 85

Dorothy Alice (Ridush) “Dottie” Goldfarb, 85, was born June 25, 1931, the second of three sisters, to Lottie and John Ridush of Garfield, N.J.

Zena A. Mones-Mann, 90

Zena A. Mones-Mann, 90, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Anatol Mostinsky and Bella (Katz) Mostinsky. She was a retired office manager.

Constance Assunta ‘Connie’ Lalli, 73

Constance Assunta “Connie” Lalli, 73, of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. She was born July 9, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph A. Lalli and Constance Cedrone Lalli. She grew up in the suburbs of Philly and was a proud graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls.

Loretta (Parlon) Capuano

Loretta (Parlon) Capuano

Loretta (Parlon) Capuano, 80, died peacefully at home in Millsboro, Del., on Dec. 17, 2016, with family and friends by her side. She was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Washington, D.C., to John and Augusta Parlon.

Jean E. Savage, 82

Jean E. Savage, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 10, 1934, daughter of the late James Connelly and Jenny (Armbruster) Connelly.

Doris Dombrowski Booth, 74

Doris Dombrowski Booth, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Peter Dombrowski and Florence Keough Dombrowski.

John Francis ‘Jack’ Boland, 87

John Francis “Jack” Boland, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Somerville, Mass., on Aug. 21, 1929, to the late John Henry Boland and Elizabeth M. Buttimer Boland.

Charles J. Bartlett, 85

Charles J. Bartlett, 85, of Frankford Del., former mayor of Bethany Beach (1991 to 1997) died Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Charles M. Bartlett and Margaret (Farrell) Bartlett. He was a graduate of Gonzaga High School, Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center, all in Washington D.C. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Madlyn V. Banks, 94

Madlyn V. Banks, 94, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Dec. 19, 2016, in Berlin, Md., with her family by her side. She was born in Dagsboro on Dec. 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Joseph Long and Sarah Turlington Long.

Banks was a secretary for Warren Banks and Dagsboro Electric for many years, until her retirement.

Roy J. Anstead, 91

Roy James Anstead, 91, one of the last World War II submariners and a craftsman whose tool collection filled two sheds, a workroom and all the nooks and crannies of his house, died peacefully on Dec. 15, 2016, in hospice care and in the arms of his children. Anstead was born March 26, 1925, in Cresson, Pa., a small town driven by the lumber, railway and coal industries.

Maretta L. Wilson, 84

Maretta L. Wilson, 84, of Rehoboth Beach, Del. passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel P. Marsh and Emma (Hudson) Marsh.

Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wilson. She was the last of her immediate family. She is survived by several nieces, a brother-in-law, Wayne Wilson, and his wife, Phyllis.

Delores M. Thune, 80

Delores M. Thune, 80, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at home in Selbyville. Thune was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis., daughter of the late Franklin John Chrystal and Laverne (Heine) Chrystal. Thune was employed as a dental assistant.

Deborah Mae St. Fleur, 68

Deborah Mae St. Fleur, 68, of Salisbury, Md., died on Saturday Nov. 26, 2016. She was born April 9, 1948, in Selbyville, Del., to the late Henry Whaley and Lillie Mae (Shelton) Whaley.

Regina Margaret Ricci, 85

Regina Margaret Ricci, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016. She was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Henderson.

W. Chudleigh ‘Chud’ Reese, 81

W. Chudleigh “Chud” Reese, 81, passed away on Dec. 8, 2016. He was born to H. Wallace Reese and Henrietta Melson Reese on Sept. 3, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a devoted friend.

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