Obituaries

Mary Theresa ‘Teddy’ (Falter) Beachboard, 85

Mary Theresa “Teddy” (Falter) Beachboard, 85, of Reisterstown, Md., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Dove House in Westminster, Md. Born May 1, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edgar Falter and Margaret Donohue Falter.

John Stanley Gurecki Sr., 97

John Stanley Gurecki Sr., 97, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2015.

Evelyn Marie ‘Bell’ Harmon, 66

Evelyn Marie “Bell” Harmon, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after a long illness. Harmon was born Aug. 18, 1949, in Millsboro to the late Virgie “Suzie” Rivera and Linford Norwood.

John E. ‘Ike’ Healy, 87

John E. “Ike” Healy, 87, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington on July 11, 1928, son of the late Julia M. and Joseph P. Healy Sr.

Ann R. (Ritchie) Kellner, 91

Ann R. Kellner, formerly Ritchie, 91 passed peacefully away at her home in Lewes, Del., on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. She was born June 30, 1924, in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late George Wilbur Douglas and Mary Catherine (Fredricks) Douglas.

Sharon L. Kemp, 67

Sharon L. Kemp, 67, passed away peacefully in her home in Selbyville, Del., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, after fighting cancer for 14 years.

Kemp had previously lived in Bowie, Md., where she worked for the federal government at NOAA for 38 years.

Kemp is survived by her husband, Steve J. Kemp; her siblings, C. Park, M. Maurey and M. Helget; and many nieces and nephews.

Lura Mae Parsons, 83

Lura Mae Parsons, 83, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, in Lewes, Del. She was born Saturday, July 9, 1932, in Newbury, Ohio, daughter of the late Alfred Beacher and Emma (Beecroft) Beacher.

Ruth Elizabeth Peterson, 89

Ruth Elizabeth Peterson, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital of Berlin, Md. Peterson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late William A. Rinker and Mary Ada (Diefenderfer) Rinker.

June Carol Powell, 72

June Carol Powell, 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born June 23, 1943, in Millville, Del., to the late Ralph Smith and Susie Lank Smith, and had five siblings.

Roger O. Scott Jr., 86

Roger O. Scott Jr., 86, of Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Rockville, Md., died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Roger O. Scott Sr. and Julia Lee (Johnston) Scott.

Gerald Herman Todd, 78

Gerald Herman Todd, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. He was born May 16, 1937, to the late Harold Todd and Ellen Mitchell Todd, and was raised by his grandparents, the late Herman and Bertie Mitchell.

Lisa P. Wyatt, 50

Lisa P. Wyatt, 50, of Selbyville, Del., died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.

She worked as a caregiver and was a member of Bayside Chapel Church in Selbyville.

Wyatt is survived by her mother, Rosemary Brown of Millsboro, Del.; her husband, Clarence Allen Wyatt of Selbyville; and a son, Cody Daisey of Frankford, Del.

Marie T. (Lemma) Chiavelli, 94

Marie T. (Lemma) Chiavelli, 94, passed away peacefully at Brandywine Senior Living at Fenwick Island in Selbyville, Del., on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. She was a resident there since 2009 with her husband, Ralph, who died in 2012. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 9, 1921, to Samuel and Rose Lemma.

Fay E. Cooper, 77

Fay E. Cooper, 77, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. She was born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Millsboro, Del., to the late John G. and Martha Webb Marvel.

Cooper and her husband of 60 years, H. Wayne Cooper, owned and operated a poultry farm in Gumboro.

Mary Jane Cordrey, 83

Mary Jane Cordrey, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. She was born in Bridgeton, N.J., on June 15, 1932, to the late J. Everett Bowen and Thelma Acton Bowen.

James Henry ‘Jim’ Feger, 81

James Henry “Jim” Feger, 81, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at home. Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Frederick Feger and Catherine (Herold) Feger.

He retired from the Sheet Metal Union Local 100 as sheet metal mechanic. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Mason Dixon Post 7234.

Valerie I. (McCray) McCready, 67

Valerie I. McCready (formerly McCray), 67, of Milford, Del., passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Baltimore, Md. She was born in Baltimore, Md., to the late Edgar McCready and Mary Louise Williams.

Conlyn E. Noland Jr., 85

Conlyn E. “Con” Noland Jr., 85, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Chestertown, Md., son of the late Nellie (Nicholson) Noland and Conlyn E. Noland Sr.

Patricia K. Scott, 66

Patricia K. Scott, 66, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Annandale, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Gull Creek Senior Living in Berlin, Md. Scott was born in San Pedro, Calif., daughter of the late Nash C. Cervantes and Julia Margaret (Zamarrippa) Cervantes.

Georgia Tibbs, 70

Georgia Tibbs, 70, of Millville, Del., passed away on Jan. 5, 2016, after a year of courageously battling cancer. Born Jan. 31, 1945 in Baltimore, Md., she lived there until moving full-time to Bethany Beach, Del., in 2005.

Harry Jay Catts, 65

Harry Jay Catts, 65, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at his home. He was born Saturday, June 3, 1950, in Seaford, Del., son of the late Harry H. Catts and Helen (Smith) Catts.

Lena B. Byrum, 90

Lena B. Byrum, 90, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. Born in Bishopville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry Downey and Annie (Hudson) Downey.

Nancy M. Kratz, 81

Nancy M. Kratz, 81, of Milton, Del., peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Jan. 4, 1934, daughter of the late Joseph Lambert and Anna Good.

Rodney Thomas Marvel Sr., 78

Rodney Thomas Marvel Sr., 78, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Georgetown, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. He was born in Georgetown on May 21, 1937, son of the late Howard Thomas Marvel and Elsie (Tingle) Marvel.

Elberta Christine ‘Dolly’ Murray

On Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, Elberta Christine “Dolly” McReynolds Murray of Milllville, Del., was called home to the Lord. Murray was surrounded by her loving family.

Paul E. Peters, 73

Paul E. Peters, 73, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Paterson, N.J., son of the late Paul Louis Peters and Isabelle (Maurer) Peters.

Edna Marie ‘Dee’ Mumford Ponzo, 75

Edna Marie “Dee” Mumford Ponzo, 75, of Selbyville, Del., departed this life on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born Nov. 23, 1940, in Frankford, Del., one of 22 children of the late Hazel and Albert Mumford.

Alliene Brittingham, 91

Alliene Brittingham, 91, of Milton, Del., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at her daughter’s home. She was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late John Gasser and Stella (Dangle) Gasser.

Roland ‘Eddie’ Banks, 60

Roland “Eddie” Banks, 60, of Harbeson, Del., was born Aug. 13, 1955, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2015, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del.

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