Obituaries


Obituaries

Marianne Anderson, 80

Marianne Anderson, 80, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Aberdeen, Md., passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. She was born April 29, 1939, in Lich, Germany, daughter of the late Rudolf Weppler and the late Ottilia (...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:41pm

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Scott Michael ‘Bubba’ Anderson, 36

Scott Michael “Bubba” Anderson, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. He was born Oct. 29, 1983, in Batavia, N.Y.

Anderson grew up in Wrightsville, Pa., and graduated from...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:24pm

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Eileen Daphne Primrose Daughters, 77

Eileen Daphne Primrose Daughters, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. She was born in Mildenhall, England, on March 15, 1942.

Daughters was preceded in death by her...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 2:02pm

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Donald W. Bonsall, 91

Donald W. Bonsall, 91, passed away peacefully in his home on Jan. 24, 2020. He was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., son of William A. Bonsall and Elizabeth Bonsall.

He graduated from Catonsville High...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:20pm

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Barbara Claire Cleary, 72

Barbara Claire Cleary, 72, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Bridgewater, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was born in Queens, N.Y., on March 25, 1947,...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:05am

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Rev. Dr. Arthur G. Backus, 96

The Rev. Dr. Arthur G. Backus, 96, passed away on Jan. 15, 2020, in Millsboro, Del. He was born July 23, 1923, in Gad, W.Va., son of Mertie L. Backus and Arthur H. Backus.

Backus and his wife, Marilee V...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:44am

Leon T. Baker Sr., 95

Leon T. Baker Sr., 95, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at his home on Jan. 5, 2020. He was born on March 12, 1924, in Gumboro, Del. to the late Norman C. Baker and Sara West Baker.

Baker was a high school graduate, and after school, he...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:40pm

Linda Janosik Christophel, 67

Linda Janosik Christophel, 67, of Laurel, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. She was born on Oct. 28, 1952, in Milford, Del. She was a 1970 graduate of Laurel High School.

A beloved daughter, mother, grandmother and...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:39pm

James F. ‘Jim’ Costello, 77

James F. “Jim”, 77, of Dagsboro, Del. formerly of Woodbine, Md., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in the comfort of his home, with his wife by his side. He was born in Catonsville, Md., on Nov. 1, 1942, son...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:39pm

Robert DeVenny

Robert DeVenny passed away on Dec. 13, 2019, at home. He graduated from Gallaudet College and worked for the Washington Post during his career.

DeVenny was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Falls DeVenny and Dorothy Elizabeth DeReiux...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:39pm

Edward L. Fisher, 88

Edward L. Fisher, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at his home on Jan. 10, 2020. He was born on Sept. 15, 1931, in Georgetown, Del., to the late George Fisher and Gertrude Ellingsworth Fisher.

Fisher served in the U.S. Air Force from...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:38pm

Ollie L. Hitchens Jr., 72

Ollie L. Hitchens Jr., 72, of Dagsboro, Del. formerly of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. He was born in Bishopville on Aug. 15, 1947, son of the late Ollie L. Hitchens Sr. and the late Laura E. (Hudson) Hitchens.

He...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:38pm

Pauline L. Silar, 97

Pauline L. Silar, 97, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1922, in York, Pa., daughter of the late Charles and Marcella (Keener) Alwine.

Silar owned and operated Silar’s...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:37pm

Edna Joanna Marilla Taylor, 95

Edna Joanna Marilla Taylor, 95, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Jan. 11, 2020, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, in her beloved hometown of Chatham, Va. She was “the baby” of the six children born to...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:37pm

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Thomas S. ‘Tommy’ Brown, 68

Thomas S. “Tommy” Brown, 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Ocean View, Del., on Dec. 18, 2019, after a long illness. His wife of more than 27 years, Patti, was with him. He was born on Jan. 25, 1951, in...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:22pm

Ann B. Ault, 92

Ann B. Ault, 92, passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2019, in Ashburn, Va. She was born in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 1927, to Beatrice King and James Tracy Brady Sr.

She was a compassionate, disciplined and intelligent woman, blessed...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

John E. Burton, 84

John E. Burton, 84, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at the Beebe Healthcare hospital in Lewes, Del., after a long illness. He was born in Millsboro, Del., on April 5, 1935, the ninth child of 18 born to the late Herbert L. Burton...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

Betty Bernice (Jackson) Hall, 87

Betty Bernice (Jackson) Hall, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the Cadia Healthcare Renaissance nursing home. She was born Jan. 4, 1932, in Millsboro, to the late Samuel Jackson and Agnes Wright Jackson. She...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

John L. Hamblin, 85

John L. Hamblin, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at home. He was born on Nov. 8, 1934, the son of the late Joshua Hamblin and Flossie Revel Hamblin.

Hamblin was a 1952 graduate of Millsboro High School and served...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

Gladys Mary Grant James, 99

Gladys Mary Grant James, 99, passed away on Christmas Day 2019, in the care of her loving family. She was born on April 24, 1920, to the late Rev. Stanley Grant and Florence Howell Grant in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

She was an incredibly...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

Margery Ramsay Johnson, 79

Margery Ramsay Johnson, 79, of Ocean View, Del., passed away at home on Nov. 30, 2019. She was raised in West Chester, Pa.

She overcame polio to become a homemaker and substitute teacher in Elverson, Pa. Later in life, she and her husband...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

Marion M. Moore, 87

Marion M. Moore, 87, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Bethany Beach, Del., on Oct. 25, 1932, daughter of the late...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

Tina Orton Smokovich, 64

Tina Orton Smokovich, 64, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at her residence. She was born July 15, 1955, in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Capt. James Richard Orton and Barbara S. Orton.

Smokovich was a...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

Joan E. Thomas, 81

Joan E. Thomas, 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Kensington, Md., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, surrounded by her two daughters, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

A native of Michigan, she lived...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:00am

Stephanie R. Bozimski, 80

Stephanie R. Bozimski, 80, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Nanticoke, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 8, 1939, daughter of the late Samuel Edward...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Hugh Kenneth ‘Ken’ Breckenridge, 90

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Hugh Kenneth “Ken” Breckenridge, 90, wounded veteran of the Korean War, passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born March 22, 1929, in Forty Fort, Pa. to John R. Breckenridge and Florence Learn.

He...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Judith A. Grimes, 71

Judith A. Grimes, 71, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at home. She was born in New Brunswick, N.J., daughter of the late John William Giles Jr. and Ruth N. (Brown) Giles.

Grimes is survived by her husband, Arthur...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Leroy Lofland, 94

Leroy Lofland, 94, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

Services were to be private, with arrangements by the Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Robert H. ‘Bob’ Long, 97

Robert H. “Bob” Long, 97, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. He was born May 2, 1922, in Millsboro, to the late John H. and Alice E. Long.

Long served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Robert Lee Riddle, 77

Robert Lee Riddle, 77, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born in Seaford on Oct. 8, 1942, to the late David and Virginia Huskins Riddle.

Riddle retired from work...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Frank A. ‘Jack’ Robinson, 88

Frank A. “Jack” Robinson, 88, passed away on Dec. 16, 2019, in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born on June 5, 1931, to the late George E. Robinson and Ethel Timmons Robinson in Milford,...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Philip A. ‘Phil’ Willey, 84

Philip A. “Phil” Willey, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Aug. 5, 1935, in Winchester, Va., son of the...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Norman Franklin ‘Batch’ Batchelor, 89

Norman Franklin “Batch” Batchelor, 89, passed away gently, in the care of his family, in Millsboro, Del., on Dec. 13, 2019. He was born Nov. 6, 1930, to the late William Franklin Batchelor and Maybelle Waller Batchelor in Salisbury, Md.

He...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

William Michael ‘Billy’ Clemens, 36

William Michael “Billy” Clemens, 36, of Ocean View, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at his home. He was born in Langhorne, Pa., on Dec. 29, 1982, to William Joseph Clemens and Mary Elizabeth (Coolidge) Clemens.

...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Kenneth Harry ‘Ken’ Davis, 88

Kenneth Harry “Ken” Davis, 88, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., was a beloved father and grandfather. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Davis was born to James Davis and Mildred...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Carmen Joseph ‘Duke’ Deldeo Jr., 72

Carmen Joseph “Duke” Deldeo Jr., 72, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., with his wife, Betty Lou, and daughter, Cara, by his side. He was born in Wilmington, Del...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Lillian W. Goughan, 95

Lillian W. Goughan, 95, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Cadia Healthcare Renaissance nursing home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late Joseph Wassel and Cecelia (Hudson) Wassel....

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Paul Benjamin Marvel, 82

Paul Benjamin Marvel, 82, of Frankford, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born in Dagsboro, Del., son of the late Renzie and Ruth Marvel.

He graduated from Lord Baltimore School,...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Margaret ‘Peggy’ C. Sherow, 99

Margaret “Peggy” C. Sherow, 99, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. She was born on Nov. 30, 1920, in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late John H. Campbell and...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Fredrick Wade Spanutius, 90

Fredrick Wade Spanutius, 90, passed away Friday Dec. 13, 2019, at his home in Axton, Va. He was a native of Elizabeth, N.J., and son of the late Fredrick Webster Spanutius and Theora Dasey Spanutius.

He had served in the U.S. Army during...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Elena Mary Street, 85

Elena Mary Street of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. She was born in Millsboro, Del., to the late Wilson Harmon and Myrtle Sammons Harmon.

Street was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association and the Millsboro...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Albert T. ‘Ab’ Franklin, 83

Albert T. “Ab” Franklin, 83, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Frankford on Aug. 7, 1936, son of the late Charles H. Franklin and the...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Mary Colleen Grady, 57

Mary Colleen Grady, 57, of Lewes, Del., passed away at home on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1962, in Atlantic City, N.J., daughter of Annabelle Boire and the late Joseph Grady.

Grady graduated in 1980 from Dickinson...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Veronica J. ‘Ronnie’ Hesling, 76

Veronica J. “Ronnie” Hesling, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., and Hockessin, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

She was born in Chester, Pa., on Jan. 29, 1943, daughter of the late Ernest M....

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Theodora Mary ‘Teddy’ Joachimowski, 81

Theodora Mary “Teddy” Joachimowski, 81, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 16, 1938, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Kanterowski Janicki.

Joachimowski was a...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Santo Joseph ‘Sandy’ Mezzaroba, 75

Santo Joseph “Sandy” Mezzaroba, 75, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at home and cared for by his wife, Cherylann, in his final days. He was born on July 10, 1944, in Vineland, N.J., to Albert Mezzaroba and Emma (Fiocchi...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Sylvester G. ‘Pop’ Quillen Sr., 86

Sylvester G. “Pop” Quillen Sr., 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home.

Quillen was born in Frankford, Del., on June...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Jay Conn Toomey Sr.

Jay Conn Toomey Sr., son of Jake and Hilda Toomey of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare.

Toomey graduated from John M. Clayton High School in 1966 before joining the U.S. Navy. He worked for more...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Paula M. Emerick, 54

Paula M. Emerick, 54, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., passed away suddenly at the Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. She was born in Chester, Pa., on July 16, 1965, to the late Jerry Gray and Juanita (...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Elizabeth V. Esham, 95

Elizabeth V. Esham, 95, of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, with family and friends at her bedside, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Ocean View, Del., daughter of the late Horace Willey and...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am