Obituaries


Michael A Beyer, 60

Michael A Beyer, 60, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Gambrills, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 30, 1959, son of the late George Robert Beyer...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:46am

Mary Theresa Callender, 76

Mary Theresa Callender, 76, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Frank Vincent and Mildred (Bachmann) Janos.

She had worked as a...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:45am

Benjamin Ralph Clement Jr., 68

Benjamin Ralph Clement Jr., 68, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Mount Royal, N.J., passed away in the care of the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Oct. 30, 2019. He was born on May 22, 1951, to the late Benjamin R. Clement Sr. and...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:45am

Robert N. Cooke, 91

Robert N. Cooke, 91, of Harbeson, Del., passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. He was born in Chester, Pa., on Jan. 30, 1928, son of the late William Joseph Cooke Sr. and the late Mary Jane Victor (Kerr)...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:45am

Timothy Dyer ‘Tim’ Einstein, 76

Timothy Dyer “Tim” Einstein, 76, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Sterling, Va., passed away peacefully at home, with his wife, brother and daughter by his side, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on June 14, 1943, son of...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:44am

Ronald Joseph ‘Ron’ Loynes, 61

Ronald Joseph “Ron” Loynes, 61, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on Oct. 5, 1958, son of the late James R. Loynes and the late Jean Agnes Winter.

Loynes...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:43am

Arthur Lynch Jr., 77

Arthur Lynch Jr., 77, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at home. He was born in Selbyville, son of the late Arthur Lynch Sr. and Margaret (Rickards) Lynch.

He retired from working for the...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:43am

John M. ‘Jack’ McHugh Sr., 82

John M. “Jack” McHugh Sr., 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on July 3, 1937, son of the late Francis McHugh and Margaret (Leonard) McHugh...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:43am

Betty E. Miller, 86

Betty E. Miller, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. She was born in Chester, Pa., on Oct. 16, 1933, daughter of the late John T. Ackroyd and the late...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:42am

William Edward ‘Billy’ Street, 84”

William Edward “Billy” Street, 84, of Millsboro, Del., departed this life on Nov. 1, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Aug. 19, 1935, the second of four sons of Lawrence and Etta Miller Street.

He began working at an early...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:42am

Obituaries

Grey Branson Baker, 13

Grey Branson Baker, 13, of King George, Va., and Millsboro, Del. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born in Portsmouth, Va., on March 24, 2006, to Grey Skylar Baker...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:29am

Obituaries

Steven Arnold Butler, 71

Steven Arnold Butler, 71, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Maxwell A. and Alice M. (Watson) Butler.

He spent 43 years in, and retired...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:55pm

Obituaries

Preston E. ‘Prep’ Brasure, 70

Preston E. “Prep” Brasure, 70, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Oct. 8, 2019, after a long six-year battle with cancer. He was born March 11, 1949, in Clarksville, Del., son of Edith and Elwood Brasure....

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:20pm

Helene Carol Baumbach, 73

Helene Carol Baumbach, 73, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Philadelphia and Holland, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Max H....

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:37pm

Phyllis V. Booth, 82

Phyllis V. Booth, 82, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late William Pleiss and Minnie (Hummer) Pleiss.

Booth retired from work in the...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:36pm

Robert Henry ‘Bob’ Davis, 84

Robert Henry “Bob” Davis, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Bethany Beach, Del., of congestive heart failure, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was born in Washington, D.C.

Davis attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:35pm

John Henry Emig, 77

John Henry Emig, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Chesapeake Beach, Md., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Sept. 18, 1942, and raised in Washington, D.C., son of the late Warren Emig and...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:33pm

John Theodore ‘Ted’ Fort Sr., 89

John Theodore ‘Ted’ Fort Sr., 89, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was born on Jan. 25, 1930, in Washington, D.C., son of the late John Henry and Nettie Viola Fort.

Fort was a...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:32pm

John Christopher ‘Jack’ Goodwin, 92

John Christopher “Jack” Goodwin, 92, a 20-year resident of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Ridley Township, Pa., to the late William Goodwin and Ethel...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:31pm

Ellsworth Franklin ‘Buddy’ Harbaugh Jr., 76

Ellsworth Franklin “Buddy” Harbaugh Jr., 76, loving husband and father, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, He was born in Pittsburg, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1943, to Ellsworth Franklin Harbaugh and Marion Wilson Harbaugh.

Harbaugh was a...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:29pm

Ruth Pearl Jones, 88

Ruth Pearl Jones, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and in the care of VITAS Hospice at her home. She was born on April 24, 1931, to the late John Ennis and Caroline...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:28pm

Mary Lou Loveland, 83

Mary Lou Loveland, 83, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully, surround by her loving family, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. She was born in Wilmington, Del., prior to moving to Millville in 1973.

Loveland worked at Mountaire Farms in...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:26pm

Theodore Edward ‘Teddy’ Pawlik, 66

Theodore Edward “Teddy” Pawlik, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Middlesex Beach, Del., on Sept. 27, 2019. He wished to paraphrase Samuel Clemens by declaring that “Rumors of his death are not greatly exaggerated!” He was born on New...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:24pm

John Minus Vickers, 81

John Minus Vickers, 81, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on the morning of Sept. 23, 2019, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes, Del. He was born to Allen and Hilda Vickers on Sept. 9, 1938. He had eight brothers and three sisters.

He served...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:13pm

Richard Dale ‘Rick’ Smith, 57

Richard Dale “Rick” Smith, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., on July 17, 1962, to the late Charles E. Smith and Freda Smith.

He was employed by Quality Heating &...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Deborah Simmons, 62

On Sept. 24, 2019, Deborah Simmons, 62, passed away suddenly, bravely losing a brief battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in May of 1957 outside Baltimore.

Simmons attended public schools and then began her career in retail management...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Phillip Dale Murray, 65

Phillip Dale Murray, 65, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Sept. 30, 2019, in the care of Delaware Hospice and his loving family. He was born on April 3, 1954, in Lewes, Del., to the late Henry Dale and Marguerite Pettyjohn Murray.

Murray...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Lloyd Junior ‘Jay’ Kirby, 79

Lloyd Junior “Jay” Kirby, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed on from this life to the next on Sept. 23, 2019, with his wife and children by his side. He was born on April 12, 1940, in Freemont, N.C., one of six children of the late John Lloyd and Rebecca...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:11pm

Morris E. ‘Cap’ Justice, 83

Morris E. “Cap” Justice, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Tuesday, Sept. 2019. He was born in Williamsville, Del., on Nov. 10, 1935, son of the late Isaac E. Justice and the late Vina A. (...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:10pm

Patricia F. ‘Pat’ Groff, 74

Patricia F. “Pat” Groff, 74, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Newark, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Cadia Healthcare Renaissance in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Oct. 4,...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:09pm

Paul Englert, 60

Paul Englert, 60, passed away unexpectedly in Selbyville, Del., on Sept. 3, 2019. He was born on April 17, 1959, in Baltimore, Md.

He graduated from the Gilman School in 1977 and from Yale University, with an economics degree, in 1981....

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:09pm

Dorothy B. Conaway, 85

Dorothy B. Conaway, 85, passed away peacefully into eternal glory at Milford (Del.) Hospice on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, while surrounded by her loving and adoring family, concluding her four-year fight against cancer. She was born July 13, 1934...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:08pm

Edwin F. Widmer, 94

Edwin F. Widmer, 94, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was born July 1, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Edwin Widmer and Louise (Megel) Widmer.

He was a...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:59am

John Clinton Massey, 96

John Clinton Massey, 96, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. He was born May 1, 1923, in Willards, Md., to the late Clinton and Wilsie J. Massey.

Massey was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a 33rd-...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:59am

Christine Marie Martinez, 41

Christine Marie Martinez, 41, of Millsboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 15, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Aug. 14, 1978, to Cliff Weiss and Debbie Reynolds Weiss in Riverdale, Md.

Martinez was married...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:58am

Constance Barton Heckert, 86

Constance Barton Heckert, 86, of Rockville, Md., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Oct. 8, 1932, in Springfield, Ill., to the late Lester and Wilma Cornick.

Heckert graduated from...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:58am

Sandra Kelly Kren, 77

Sandra Kelly Kren, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Dec. 27, 1941, to the late Jack and Alma Kelly.

Kren made her career as a physical...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:57am

Steve J. Kemp, 72

Steve J. Kemp, 72, passed away peacefully in his home in Selbyville Del., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, after a brief illness. He was formerly a resident of Bowie, Md., and retired from the IBEW, Local 26, in Washington, D.C. He was a veteran of the...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:56am

Shirley Palmatary Cobb, 87

Shirley Palmatary Cobb, 87, of Dagsboro, passed away on Sept. 24, 2019, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Chester, Pa., on Sept. 2, 1932.

Her family moved to Millville, Del., in 1945, and her parents took over Doc...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:50am

Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Hopkins Allsop, 72

Bernadette “Bernie” Hopkins Allsop, 72, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in the extraordinary care of Seasons Hospice and her loving family. She was born on Jan. 3, 1947, to the late Mary and Horace Hopkins.

She...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:39am

James Wilson ‘Jim’ Ritenour, 83

James Wilson “Jim” Ritenour, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Woodstock, Va., on May 9, 1936, son of the late...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:54am

Herman J. Koenig, 94

In the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, Herman J. Koenig’s spirit was peacefully set free from his well lived-in and worn 94-year-old body, at his home in Clarksville, Del., to soar to Heaven’s Kingdom. He was born Dec. 20, 1924, during...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:53am

Lillian A. Gray, 97

Lillian A. Gray, 97, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Willards, Md., on April 24, 1922, daughter of the late James Moore and Lillie (Mitchell) Moore.

...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:52am

Carol Templeton Boebel, 77

Carol Templeton Boebel, 77, passed way peacefully, at home in Ocean View, Del., on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019, from a long, courageous fight with cancer. She was the wife of Donald Lee “Don” Boebel. She was born in Cornwall, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1941, to...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:51am

Claude H. Benner, 82

Claude H. Benner, 82, of Milton, Del., passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at home, in the care of Delaware Hospice and his loving friends. He was born on Aug. 28, 1937, to the late Carl O. and Louisa Hagee Benner in Coatesville, Pa.

He...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:50am

Pearl H. Warrington

Pearl H. Warrington of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Harrison Senior Living. She was born in Milford, Del., to the late John S. Warrington and Anna K. Warrington.

Warrington...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:40am

Michael A. Volta, 72

Michael A. Volta, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lansdowne, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 27, 1947, son of the late Michael A....

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:40am

Henry D. ‘Hank’ Skogmo, 91

Henry D. “Hank” Skogmo, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at Catered Living of Ocean Pines, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

Skogmo lived in the Wilmington, Del., area for 35 years, then enjoyed retirement in Bay Colony/Dagsboro for the...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:40am

Aurora Skye Miller, 9

Aurora Skye Miller, 9, of Ocean View, Del., passed away and gained her heavenly throne on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., after a gallant fight with neuroblastoma. She was born June 4,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:39am

Esther Anne McLucas, 69

Esther Anne McLucas, 69, of Long Neck, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at her home. She was born and raised in Coatesville, Pa., the daughter of Mary Kryworuka Boros and the late John (Buxie) Boros.

She graduated...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:38am