Obituaries

Charles Risley Griffiths, 78

Charles Risley Griffiths, 78, of Ocean View, Del., passed away after an epic and victorious battle with cancer on Sept. 1, 2016.

Douglas J. Davis, 62,

Douglas Jerome Davis, 62, of Milford, Del., passed away unexpectedly at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital on Aug. 27, 2016. He was born in North Hampton County, Va., on Nov. 13, 1953, to the late John Heath and Elizabeth Davis.

Anthony Michael ‘Tony’ Caputo, 69

Anthony Michael “Tony” Caputo, 69, of South Bethany, Del., and Mechanicville, N.Y., passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, after a seven-year battle with prostate cancer.

John C. ‘J.C.’ Bennett, 68

John C. “J.C.” Bennett, 68, of Ocean View, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2016, after a brief illness. He was born in Sharptown, Md., to Victor and Mildred Bennett.

Carol Schneider, 70

Carol Schneider, 70, a long time teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland Catholic schools and business woman in Bethany Beach, Delaware, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4 from cancer. Born Carol Ann Fletcher in upstate New York, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Valeria “Bo” Fletcher and sister of the late Barbara Fletcher.

Kenneth L. ‘Kenny’ Taylor, 63

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Taylor, 63, of Bishopville, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was the son of Billy L. Taylor of Berlin, Md., and the late Frances M. (Bradford) Taylor.

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Talemal, 82

Robert G. “Bob” Talemal, 82, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Talemal was a loadmaster, having retired from the U.S. Air Force, and later owned a construction business before enjoying retirement. His many activities included fishing, golfing, antiquing and spending time with family. He was a member of the VFW in Ocean View.

Reese H. Hickman, 87

Reese H. Hickman, 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Brandywine Assisted Living at Fenwick Island in West Fenwick, Del., surrounded by his family. He was born April 27, 1929, in Roxana, Del., son of the late Frank E. Hickman and Delia K. (Shockley) Hickman.

Mary James Legatski, 63

Mary James Legatski, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William L. James Jr. and Dorothy Turley James, both formerly of Richmond, Va.

Charles Truitt ‘Charlie’ Howey, 78

Charles Truitt “Charlie” Howey, 78, passed away in peace on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, after a long illness.

Kendall William Hickman Jr., 69

Kendall William Hickman Jr., 69, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at home with his family. He was born June 15, 1947, son of the late Betty and Kendall Hickman.

In his prime, Hickman was an avid hunter and fisherman who, in his spare time, worked at Delmarva Power for 34 years.

Bertha Mae ‘Bert’ (Cannon) Hall, 84

Bertha Mae “Bert” (Cannon) Hall, 84, of Millsboro, Del., departed her earthly journey and passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. The second of three siblings, Hall was born on Aug. 17, 1931, in Millsboro, Del., to loving parents, the late Raymond and Esther Cannon.

Wayne L. Gibbs, 50

Wayne L. Gibbs, 50, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

William Burley Carpenter, 62

William Burley Carpenter, 62, of Frankford, Del., passed peacefully on Aug. 13, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late A. Burley Carpenter and Eloise (Smith) Carpenter.

Carpenter had recently retired from the John L. Briggs Company, having served in the construction industry for more than 30 years.

Essie L. Atkins, 97

Essie L. Atkins, 97, of Frankford, Del., born Feb. 8, 1919, passed from this life on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.

Robert ‘Todd’ Dickerson, 43

Robert “Todd” Dickerson, 43, of Gumboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at his home.

Dickerson was a proud union carpenter and a member of the Local 2012. He loved the Yankees, country music and hanging out with his buds. He always had a smile and was a fun-loving guy. As he would say, “He had a ball.”

Raymond Elwood Townsend III, 53

Raymond Elwood Townsend III, 53, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at his home. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on April 13, 1963, the son of Raymond E. Townsend Jr. and Evelyn (Hudson) Townsend.

Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Shaw, 89

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shaw, 89, drifted off peacefully to the sweet melodies of her favorite hymns, surrounded by family at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia, Pa., passing away on the morning of Aug. 11, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 8, 1927.

Franklin ‘Gary’ Kinsey, 83

Franklin “Gary” Kinsey, 83, a native of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., passed away on Aug. 12, 2016, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del. He was the son of Walter Kinsey and Sadie (Dempsey) Kinsey.

Vaughn M. Jarmon, 63

Vaughn M. Jarmon, 63, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born Nov. 2, 1952, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Monroe Jarmon and Mary France Jarmon.

Robert T. ‘Bobby’ Hollingsworth, 55

Robert T. “Bobby” Hollingsworth, 55, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.

He is survived by his mother, Ellen Hollingsworth; his uncle, Victor Letonoff Sr.; and his cousins, Victor, Eric and Lars Letonoff.

Marguerite E. ‘Peggy’ (Engeberg) Hudson, 93

Marguerite E. “Peggy” (Engeberg) Hudson, 93, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Clarance Engeberg and Martha (English) Engeberg.

Rudy Butzke, 84

Rudy Butzke, 84, passed away on Aug. 11, 2016. He was born in Germany on April 4, 1932, son of Frederick Willhem Butzke and Ellen Nansen Butzke.

Lauretta M. Alberti, 82

Lauretta M. Alberti, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Montgomery County, Md., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Feb. 17, 1934, daughter of the late Nelson VanDercook and Amelia (Barr) VanDercook.

Robert Vincent ‘Bob’ Adair, 84

Robert Vincent “Bob” Adair, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bucks County, Pa., and New Castle, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at his home.

Gloria Ann Teabo, 92

Gloria Ann Teabo, 92, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Seattle, Wash., daughter of the late Fritz Carlson and Hazel (Larson) Carlson. She was a homemaker.

Clinton M. ‘Monty’ Misdom, 83

Clinton M. “Monty” Misdom, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Mifflintown, Pa., Waynesboro, Pa., and Carteret, N.J., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Rahway, N.J., on June 29, 1933, son of the late Clinton Montaque Misdom and Vivian Kingdom (Price) Misdom.

Albert J. ‘Al’ Lisiewski, 82

Albert J. “Al” Lisiewski, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Mt. Carmel, Pa., on July 17, 1934, son of the late Albert Lisiewski and Regina (Kijewski) Lisiewski.

Thomas K. ‘Tommy’ Lee, 79

Thomas K. “Tommy” Lee, 79, one of the leading horse jockeys on the Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey circuit in the 1960s and 1970s, passed away on Aug. 3, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Born Aug. 30, 1936, in Canton, China, he was a son of the late Sing Lee and Yick Shee.

Bernard George Kaye, 76

Bernard George Kaye, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. He was born Saturday, March 9, 1940, in London, England, son of the late Frederick William Kaye and Ellen Alice (Runnacles) Kaye.

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