Obituaries

Jack Benson Clinch, 100

Jack Benson Clinch, Ed. D., 100, of Easton, Md., died on Feb. 15, 2016. He was a native of York, Pa., and was the son of the late Andrew L. and Miriam Benson Clinch.

Clinch received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, his master’s degree from Ohio State University and his doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas E. Ennis, 74

Thomas E. “Tom” Ennis, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away just before sunrise on March 5, 2016, at his home, with family by his side. He was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Showell, Md., later moving to Philadelphia, Pa., where he attended Olney High School.

Barbara J. Freund, 90

Barbara J. Freund, 90, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at her home. She was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 29, 1925, daughter of the late William Barlow and Dorothy (Mitchie) Barlow.

Candace Valerie Handy, 54,

Candace Valerie Handy, 54, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. She was born Sept. 26, 1961, to Urseline Hallett and the late Junior Lee Taylor.

Handy received her education at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md., graduating in the Class of 1980. She was employed at the Castle in the Sand Hotel in Ocean City, Md., for more than 30 years.

Trevor James Kramer, 16

Trevor James Kramer, 16, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016, at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital after a brave and courageous battle against brain cancer. He was born on April 2, 1999, in Sellersville, Pa., to MaryJo Brinson and Michael James Kramer, who survive him.

Layton W. McCabe, 97

Layton W. McCabe, 97, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on March 2, 2016, at his home. He was born on May 30, 1918, to the late Chester A. and Ida C. Hudson McCabe, in Bishopville, Md.

In addition to his parents, McCabe was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Ann Long McCabe, in 2013, as well as by his siblings, Dean W. McCabe and Sara Mitchell.

Gail B. Street McCall, 75

Gail B. Street McCall, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. She was born on July 10, 1940 in Allentown, Pa., to her loving parents, the late Martin Earl Street and Algetha M. Boyer Street.

Charlie K. McCurdy, 69

Charlie K. McCurdy, 69, of Milton, Del., formerly of Berlin, Pa., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. He was born in Greensburg, Pa., on May 23, 1946, to the late Charlie R. and Mabel M. Steffey McCurdy.

Lester B. Moore, 98

Lester B. Moore, 98, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. He was born Sunday, Dec. 16, 1917, in Mount Union, Pa., son of the late Miles W. Moore and Hazel (Varner) Moore.

Donald E. O’Mara, 80

Donald E. O’Mara, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Chester, Mass., died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., son of the late William J. O’Mara and Margaret Leona (Ney) O’Mara.

Sandra Y. Petersen, 78

Sandra Y. Petersen, 78, of Frankford, Del., died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Petersen was born in Boston, Mass., daughter of the late Ralph R. Young and Wilhelmina (Imberger) Young.

Petersen was retired and moved to Delaware from Eugene, Ore., in 2011 to be close to her son.

Donna LaRae Anderson, 81

Donna LaRae Anderson, 81, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born the 12th of 14 children to William H. Jauken and Minnie C. (Winter) Jauken on Aug. 11, 1934, in Oxford, Neb.

Raymond W. Alexander, 73

Raymond W. Alexander, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, after a long illness. He was born in Milford, Del., on July 24, 1942, to the late Harry E. Alexander and Elizabeth M. Powell Alexander.

After a prolonged illness, he was totally disabled. He loved music and always liked a hat on his head.

Charles Bueford Bradshaw Jr., 85

Charles Bueford Bradshaw Jr., 85, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Lebanon, Ky., passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. He was born in Lebanon, son of the late Charles Bradshaw Sr. and Aileen (McCauley) Bradshaw.

Eleanor M. Brown, 85

Eleanor M. Brown, 85, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. She was born Feb. 6, 1931 in Boston, Mass.

Carol E. Chadwell, 74

Carol E. Chadwell, 74, of Millville, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del.

Jerry M. Lykins, 78

Jerry M. Lykins, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Saint Georges, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. He was born in Dille, W.Va., on Feb. 27, 1937, son of the late Noble Radford Lykins and Vada (Facemire) Lykins.

Howard M. Meyers, 83

Howard M. Meyers, 83, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Henry Meyers and Edith (Jenkins) Meyers.

June B. Pyle, 85

June B. Pyle, 85, of Garnet Valley, Pa., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., and Wilmington, Del., passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. She was born in Wilmington on April 11, 1930.

Pyle was a homemaker and loved crafts, knitting, sewing and making her own Christmas decorations. She enjoyed her family, especially her great-grandchildren.

Jane E. Reish, 73

Jane E. Reish, 73, of Camden, Del., passed away, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Kent General Hospital. She was born June 16, 1942, in Kingston, Pa., to Margaret Daugherty Turner and the late Harold Turner. She was raised in the Levittown area.

Mary ‘Beth’ Rupp, 78

Mary “Beth” Rupp, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Chester, Md., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, peacefully, at her home. She was born in Baltimore, Md.

John J. ‘Jack’ Spencer, 73

John J. “Jack” Spencer, 73, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Fairfax Station, Va., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at his home. He was born in Natrona Heights, Pa., on March 20, 1942, son of the late John J. Spencer and Ruth (Hensel) Spencer.

Donald L. Stevens, 72

Donald L. Stevens, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Salisbury, Md. son of the late Llewellyn M. and Josie M. (Pepper) Stevens.

Stevens had been a maintenance worker for the former Showell Poultry and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Jeanette Wharton, 88

Jeanette Wharton, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed peacefully, in her home, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. She was born in Frankford, Del., on June 19, 1927, daughter of the late Parron and Myrtle Vickers.

Wharton retired in 2006 from work as a cafeteria worker in the Indian River School District, after more than 22 years of service. She also worked at the polls, Bodie’s and Clayton Theatre.

Ellen G. Cox, 90

Ellen G. Cox, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, comforted by her loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Atlantic Shores Care Facility in Millsboro, Del. She was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Angus Hoffman and Mary Ellen (Martin) Hoffman. She was a homemaker.

Allan F. ‘Al’ Goebel Jr., 70

Allan F. “Al” Goebel Jr., 70, of Millville, Del., formerly of Wharton, N.J., passed away at home Jan. 28, 2016.

Goebel will be remembered for his love of family, friends and neighbors and his willingness to help everyone.

Gloria Lee Watson Gum, 90

Gloria Lee Watson Gum, 90, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2016, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Pocomoke, Md., to the late Harry Thomas Watson and Mae Taylor Watson.

Sally West Hickman, 88

Sally West Hickman, 88, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

John Lewis Jones, 73

John Lewis Jones, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. He was born in Dover, Del., to the late Brady Jones and Helen Parker Jones Short.

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