Obituaries

James William Jones, 81

James William Jones of Millsboro, Del., peacefully departed this life on Saturday, “Sabbath” morning, June 14, 2014. He was blessed with 81 years of life. Born April 12, 1933, in Williamsville, Del., he was the only son of the late Sewell and Cleora Jones.

Ronald W. Kerbe Sr., 74

Ronald W. Kerbe Sr., 74, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., and Arbutus, Md., passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Kerbe was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Carl Kerbe and Viola (Tyson) Kerbe. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

James Edward ‘Jimbo’ Mayben, 80

James Edward “Jimbo” Mayben, 80, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. He was born May 13, 1934, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Maurice Mayben and Nena (Hale) Mayben.

Mary Amelia Phillips, 76

Mary Amelia Phillips, 76, of Seaford, Del., went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014, with her family at her side. Phillips was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Pittsville, Md., to the late Preston John Walter Smith and Wilsie F. Layton Smith.

Betty J. Robbins, 74

Betty J. Robbins, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, after a six-year battle, from kidney failure and leukemia. She was born in 1939 in Bellhaven, Va., daughter of the late Norman and Dorothy Kellam.

Richard Steele, 68

Richard Steele, 68, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2014.

Charles E. West, 76

Charles E. West, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014.

Barbara Jean Dargush, 64

Barbara Jean Dargush, 64, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Rochester, N.Y., passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at home. She was born in Rochester, daughter of the late Hyman Berkov and Felma Bloom Berkov.

Thomas Paul Doner, 73

Thomas Paul Doner, 73, of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. He was a retired Nassau County, N.Y., police detective. Doner was a Marine Corps veteran and a member of Broadkill VFW 6984 in Milton, Del.

Doner is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kathleen, three sons and one stepson. He was looking forward to being a grandfather.

Grace M. Roccisano, 88

Grace M. Roccisano, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was born March 8, 1926, in New York, N.Y., daughter of the late Nicholas Coviello and Mary (La Giovanni) Coviello.

Norma Rosenberg, 80

Norma Rosenberg, 80, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehab in Millsboro, Del., on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Rosenberg was born in Baltimore, Md., to the late Irvin R. Brown Sr. and Edna M. Smith Brown. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Boy Scouts of America in Baltimore.

Edgar S. ‘Ed’ Seeds Jr., 70

Edgar S. “Ed” Seeds Jr., 70, of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, after a two-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born July 25, 1943, in Mount Holly, N.J., son of Marie Seeds and the late Edgar S. Seeds Sr.

Kenneth Sutton III, 67

Delaware State Police Sgt. Kenneth “Kenny” Sutton III, Ret., 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Sutton was born in Salisbury, Md., son of Barbara (Brown) Sutton and the late Kenneth Sutton Jr.

Linda Ann Timmons, 65

Linda Ann Timmons, 65, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at home. She was born in Salisbury, Md., and was the daughter of the late William Stansbury and Mary Edna (Farlow) Gordy.

Elsie Mae Venables, 95

Elsie Mae Venables, 95, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown.

Venables was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1988. She is survived by two sons, George and Richard Venables; a daughter, Barbara Ellen Venables; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

William E. Arterbridge II, 65

William E. Arterbridge II, 65, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. Arterbridge was born June 22, 1948, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Leroy Arterbridge and Dorothy Cole Arterbridge.

William ‘Bill’ Beil, 55

William “Bill” Beil, 55, of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 9, 2014. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Beil was born Aug. 7, 1958, in Germany to the late Geraldine (Reckart) Beil and Willis Alonzo Beil, who survives him.

Wilson Maclyn ‘Mac’ Cullum, 87

Wilson Maclyn “Mac” Cullum, 87, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Harbeson, Del., son of the late Wilson K. Cullum and Mary A. (Fleetwood) Cullum.

Helen Corkran Hitch Fisher, 98

Helen Corkran Hitch Fisher, 98, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. Fisher was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Alton, Ill., the daughter of the late Dr. and Emmett Francis Hitch.

Betty A. Hudson, 87

Betty A. Hudson, 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at home. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late William Cullen and Elva (Hall) Cullen.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville.

Sgt. Raymond Clovis Mann Jr., 65

Sgt. Raymond Clovis Mann Jr., U.S. Army, Ret., 65, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1949, son of the late Raymond C. Mann Sr. and Emma Louise (Sowards) Mann in Huntington, W.Va.

Mary L. Moroski, 103

Mary L. Moroski, 103, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Glebe Heights, Md., and Wetipquin, Md., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2014, at the Renaissance Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Mount Carmel, Pa.

Mary R. Anapa, 84

Mary R. Anapa, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was 84 years old.

A viewing and visitation were scheduled for June 1, 2014, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del. Services and burial were to be private.

Frances Laura (Rice) Bonsall, 83

Frances Laura (Rice) Bonsall, 83, passed away Friday, May 20, 2014, after a long illness.

James J. Burke, 70

James J. Burke, 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 28, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Francis P. Burke and Mary Edna (Fisher) Burke.

Lindsay Howard Cooper, 97

Lindsay Howard Cooper, 97, of Milford, Del., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Delaware Veterans Home, where he had been a resident for 11 months.

Joseph W. DiBattista Jr., 70

Joseph W. DiBattista Jr., 70, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of Norristown, Pa., beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare, after fighting a long battle with liver disease. He was surrounded by his loved ones. His wife and loving sons did not leave his side.

Emma Hamblin, 95

Emma Hamblin, 95, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. Hamblin was born March 25, 1919, in Spring Creek, Mo., to the late Monroe and Martha R. Long Foster.

Hazel E. Hudson, 84

Hazel E. Hudson, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., daughter of the late Larry Toomey and Rittie (Hudson) Toomey.

Hudson is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Linwood Franklin.

Lisa J. Littleton, 56

Lisa J. Littleton, 56, of Laurel, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Littleton was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 30, 1957, to the late Barbara Truitt Lynch and to Joseph L. Lynch Sr., who survives her.

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