Obituaries


Dorothy Clark Weller, 89

Dorothy Clark Weller, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Jackson, N.J., passed away at her home on Oct. 6, 2018. She was born in Cassville, N.J., to the late George and Elsie Tucker Sloan on July 30, 1929.

On May 9, 1949, she was...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:06am

Daisey Mae Taylor, 84

Daisey Mae Taylor, 84, daughter of the late Eddie and Janie West Taylor, was born on March 1, 1934, in Melfa, Accomack County, Va. She transitioned into rest and passed away on Sept. 26, 2018, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.,...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:05am

Pearl Jeanette McGowan

Pearl Jeanette McGowan of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, 2018, at Lofland Park Center in Seaford, Del., where she resided after her stroke in March.

McGowan had retired from work with the State of Delaware after 25...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:05am

Peter P. Kopyscianski, 74

Peter P. Kopyscianski, 74, died peacefully at Milford, Del., on Oct., 3 2018, after a 10-year battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 24, 1943, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Paul Kopyscianski and Clara Kopyscianski.

Kopyscianski graduated from...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:04am

Norman Harold ‘Norm’ Koch, 75

Norman Harold “Norm” Koch, 75, passed away on Sept. 30, 2018, near Georgetown, Del. He was born March 31, 1943, to the late Harold Koch and Rose Huen Koch, of Siegel, Wis.

Koch started his telephone career as a lineman with GTE in...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:03am

Joseph I. Hudson, 84

Joseph I. Hudson, 84, of Frankford, Del., died after an extended illness on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in St. Martin’s Neck in Bishopville, Md., the son of the late Josiah A. Hudson...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:02am

Ricky A. Hitchens, 59

Ricky A. Hitchens, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, surrounded by family. He was a native of Sussex County and a graduate of Indian River High School. He served his family, country and the Navy. He battled M.S....

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:01am

Mary ‘Jane’ Emrick, 91

Mary “Jane” Emrick, 91, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Camp Springs, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at her home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. She was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on Dec. 18, 1926, daughter of the late...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Susan Marie Cain, 61

Susan Marie Cain, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1956, daughter of the late Frank Thomas McClain and the late Dolores...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Richard M. ‘Richie’ Bunting Jr., 40

Richard M. “Richie” Bunting Jr., 40, of Frankford, Del., passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. He was born in Mississippi on Dec. 16, 1977.

Bunting worked in the construction field. His life revolved around his children. He loved...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:58am

Gerald ‘Gerry’ Bunting, 68

Gerald “Gerry” Bunting, 68, formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away at his home in Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 6, 2018. Born in Lewes, Del., he was the son of Alvah Bunting and Bertha Mae (Lingo) Bunting, and stepson of Charles Vickers.

Growing...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:58am

Peter E. Brown, 65

Peter E. Brown, 65, of Georgetown, Del., passed away as the result of felling a tree on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Camden-Wyoming, Del. He was born in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 2, 1953, son of the late Peter F. Brown and Eleanor (Parkhurst) Brown....

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:57am

Bessie Martin Hocker Evans Briggs, 94

Bessie Martin Hocker Evans Briggs, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 27, 2018. She was born on July 4, 1924, to Jacob Boyer Hocker and Helen Vansant Hocker.

Briggs graduated from Lord Baltimore High School on June 4, 1942,...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:56am

Mildred V. Timmons Bailey, 95

Mildred V. Timmons Bailey, 95, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. She was born in Millsboro, Del., on July 29, 1923, to the late John and Delema Conaway.

Her love of farming began as a young girl, helping on her...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:53am

Maridell A. West, 94

Maridell A. West, 94, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at her home, with her family by her side. She was born in Pittsville, Md., to the late Walter M. White and Dorothy M. Steinenger White.

West retired after 20...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:35am

Douglas L. ‘Peanut’ Wardrup, 68

Douglas L. “Peanut” Wardrup, 68, of Harbeson passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, at his home. He was born in Milford, Del., on Sept. 21, 1950, and raised by Oscar “Mac” McDaniel and Charlotte (Burton) McDaniel...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:35am

Helen I. Showell, 89

Helen I. Showell, 89, of Bishopville, Md., departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was the youngest child born to the late Fred Sturgis and Mamime (Turlington) Sturgis of Pungoteague,...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:34am

Violet R. ‘Shortie’ Shaeffer, 88

Violet R. “Shortie” Shaeffer, 88, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Sept. 15, 2018, at the Delaware Veterans Home, Milford, Del.

She proudly served her county in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. She also...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:32am

Beverly Ann (Hall) Richardson

It is with extreme sadness that the family of Beverly Ann (Hall) Richardson announced her peaceful passing on Sept. 27, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. A native of the Eastern Shore, she was born Feb. 2, 1944, and...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:31am

Naomi Edna Popolo, 76

Naomi Edna Popolo, 76, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Thomas H. Sr. and Ruth (Lamot) Baldwin.

She retired from work as a bookkeeper with Giant Foods...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:29am

Patricia Elizabeth Poole, 76

Patricia Elizabeth Poole, 76, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., and was the daughter of the late Ulysses Grant Moore and Mabel (Edwards) Moore.

Poole is survived by her husband...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:27am

Randy K. Murray, 68

Randy K. Murray 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at his home, with family by his side. He fought a brave battle against cancer.

Murray graduated from the University of Delaware in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree....

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:26am

Ruth W. McFall, 77

Ruth W. McFall, 77, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Yeadon, Pa., passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Darby, Pa., on April 18, 1941, daughter of the late William H. Wells and Rose...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:25am

Carol Ann Givans, 64

Carol Ann Givans, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, surrounded by her family, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 23, 1954, to the late Johnny Lathbury and Joyce Clark Lathbury...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:23am

Barbara Lee Carmean, 70

Barbara Lee Carmean, 70, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. She was born in Lewes, Del., on Feb. 14, 1948, to the late John Layton and Ruth Chandler Layton.

Carmean worked as a machine operator for Arrow Safety and...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:21am

Donald ‘Zippy’ Brady, 87

Donald “Zippy” Brady, 87, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 26, 1931, son of the late Charles...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:19am

Randy K. Murray, 68

 

 

Randy K. Murray 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at his home, with family by his side. He fought a brave battle against cancer.

 

Murray graduated from...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:06am

Janice L. Veasey, 79

Janice L. Veasey, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

A graveside service was to be held Sept. 22, 2018, at St. John’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Georgetown, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:39pm

James J. ‘Jim’ Turc Jr., 77

James J. Turc “Jim” Jr., 77, passed away Sept. 18, 2018, at his home in Harbeson, Del. Born Aug. 8, 1941, Turc was an avid fisherman and hunter who enjoyed being outdoors. He worked most of his life as a tile installer in Maryland and Delaware....

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:39pm

Dennis R. Tingle, 70

Dennis R. Tingle, 70, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at his home, with his canine companion, Bella, by his side. He was born in Selbyville on June 1, 1948, to the late Edward Tingle and Roxie (Wilkerson)...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:38pm

Lisa A. Stroud, 57

Lisa A. Stroud, 57, of Frankford, Del., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Wilmington, Del., daughter of Genevieve (Johnson) Kessler and the late Jerry Larue Kessler Sr.

Stroud had been a...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:37pm

John Joseph Rieder, 83

John Joseph Rieder, 83, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He was born in Gloucester City, N.J., on Nov. 16, 1934, to the late John and Laura Rieder.

Rieder retired from work at...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:36pm

Donald G. Pusey, 75

Donald G. Pusey, 75, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Millsboro, Del., on Nov. 1, 1942, son of the late William H. Pusey and Maggie M. (Greenwalt)...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:34pm

John F. Murphy, 88

John F. Murphy, 88, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in New York City, N.Y., on July 6, 1930.

Murphy proudly...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:33pm

Robert N. ‘Rob’ Karpin, 56

Robert N. “Rob” Karpin, 56, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at his home. He was born in Chichester, Pa., on Jan. 2, 1962.

Karpin graduated from Chichester High...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:33pm

George A. Humes, 81

George A. Humes, 81, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late George A. Humes and Winifred (Callahan) Humes.

Humes served in the U.S....

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:32pm

David R. Cornish Sr., 78

David R. Cornish Sr., 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Glenolden, Pa., to the late Robert Cornish and Florence Walls Cornish.

Cornish worked as a night clerk...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:31pm

Walter Frederick ‘Fred’ Carlsten, 78

Walter Frederick “Fred” Carlsten, 78, of Milford, Del., passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the second son of Rolf Norbert Carlsten and Marian DuBois Carlsten.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:29pm

Maxine Cora Baker, 72

Maxine Cora Baker, 72, of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, when she passed away suddenly from complications of a stroke. She was born in Milford, Del., on June 7, 1946, to the late Harry and...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:28pm

Hazel Carey Zimmerman, 101

Hazel Carey Zimmerman, 101, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Milton, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. She was born in Milford, Del., on May 8, 1917, daughter of the late John C. Mitchell and the late Emma (Joseph) Mitchell.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:24am

John R. ‘Big John’ Townsend Jr., 66

John R. “Big John” Townsend Jr., 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Del. He was born May 25, 1952, in Milford, son of the late John Townsend and Hilda (Lynch) Townsend.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:23am

Hunter ‘Scott’ Sturgis, 63

Hunter “Scott” Sturgis, 63, died peacefully at home, after a long illness, on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. He was born in Biloxi, Miss., second son of Jack and Becky Dirickson Sturgis, and grew up in Delmar, Md.

In 1978,...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:23am

Herbert V. Melson, 84

Herbert V. Melson, 84, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Selbyville, Del., on Feb. 17, 1934, son of the late...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:22am

Diana Lynn (Blair) Klick, 53

Diana Lynn (Blair) Klick, 53, of Salisbury, Md., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends, following a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Born...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am

Joseph H. Kamrad, 72

Joseph H. Kamrad, 72, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was a longtime resident of Pennington, N.J.

Kamrad worked as supervisor of investigations for the State of New Jersey’s DMAHS/Human Services, and upon his...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am

Hester Elizabeth Harmon, 74

Hester Elizabeth ‘Sis’ Harmon, 74, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at her Millsboro, Del., residence. She was born on Jan. 5, 1944, in Frankford, Del., to the late Preston Sylvester Sr. and Catherine...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:20am

Janet Gelato, 72

Janet Lois (Meicke) Gelato, 72, formerly of Millsboro, Del., died of colon cancer on Aug. 30, 2018, at Seasons Hospice Unit in Newark, Del. She was born on Aug. 23, 1946, in Jersey City, N.J., to William and Dorothy Meicke.

Gelato...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:19am

Brielle Monroe Farlow, 6

Brielle Monroe Farlow, 6, of Frankford, Del., passed away and gained her heavenly wings on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, as the result of a tragic automobile accident in Millsboro, Del. She was born on May 16, 2012, in Lewes, Del., to Brittany Lynne...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am

David E. Ehrlich, 71

It is with great sadness that the family of David Edward Ehrlich, 71, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Seattle, Wash., announced his passing on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., on March 27, 1947, to the late David Ehrlich and Marie...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:17am

Francis Xavier ‘Frank’ Celeste, 78

Francis Xavier “Frank” Celeste, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Annapolis, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in New...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:16am