Obituaries


Robert L. Hitchens, 77

Robert L. Hitchens, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Snow Hill, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. He was born in Frankford, Del., on Jan. 22, 1942, son of the late Orn Hitchens...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Betty Mae Joines, 94

Betty Mae Joines, 94, of Sharptown, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. She was born in Millsboro, Del., on Nov. 7, 1925, to the late John and Elsie Pusey Brittingham.

She grew up in Millsboro and graduated from Millsboro High...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Nancy Jean Montague, 68

Nancy Jean Montague, 68, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., with her loving husband by her side. She was born on June 26, 1951, in Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of the...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Deirdre M. ‘Deedee’ Mathews, 82

Deirdre M. “Deedee” Mathews, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Arlington, Va., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New York, N.Y., on Aug 31, 1937, daughter of the late David Komuro and...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Stanley A. Nedwick, 82

Stanley A. Nedwick, 82, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Steve and Alfreda (Struzynska) Nedwick.

He was a graduate...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Willard ‘Bill’ Pusey

Willard “Bill” Pusey died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Willard R. Pusey Sr. and Catherine (Parsons) Pusey.

He taught at Seaford High School...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Kenneth Howard ‘Ken’ Savage, 83

Kenneth Howard “Ken” Savage, 83, of Asatula, Fla., formerly of Clarksville, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2019. He was born on Sept. 3, 1936, in Bishopville, Md., son of the late Ed Savage and the late Dorothy...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Aline M. ‘Tate’ Taylor, 82

Aline M. “Tate” Taylor, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. She was born in Millsboro, Del., on April 7, 1937, daughter of the late John E. Jones and the late Viola B. (...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Stephens Smith, 81

Barbara “Bobbie” Stephens Smith, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Delaware City and New Castle, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 24, 1937,...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Edna Marie Wyatt, 88

Edna Marie Wyatt, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., to the late Everett Gray and Lettie Timmons Gray.

Wyatt retired after working for many years as a waitress for Sam’s Restaurant...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Michael Joseph ‘Mike’ Chafin, 73

Michael Joseph “Mike” Chafin, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Derwood, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 24, 1946, son of...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:00am

Randolph D. ‘Randy’ Porter, 65

Randolph D. “Randy” Porter, 65, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at AtlantiCare Mainland Center in Pomona, N.J. He was born on March 14, 1954, in Darby, Pa., son of the late Richard Porter and Rose (Miller) Porter....

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:00am

Barbara Saffron Snyder, 78

Barbara Saffron Snyder, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at home. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Robert Joseph Saffron and Doris (Euler) Saffron.

Snyder retired from work for the federal government...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:00am

Barry Lawson Steele, 76

Barry Lawson Steele, 76, passed away at the Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 21, 2019. He was born Dec. 5, 1942, son of the late Earl M. Steele and Mildred C. (Lawson) Steele of Georgetown, Del.

In spite of physical...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:00am

Nadine Margaret Teaman, 84

Nadine Margaret Teaman, 84, of Seaford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov 17, 2019. She was born in East New Market, Md., the daughter of James and Hattie Condon.

Teaman was preceded in her death by her two brothers, Marvel and Ernest...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:00am

Jean E. Beauchamp, 86

Jean E. Beauchamp, 86, of Bishopville, Md., passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. She was born in New Jersey on May 7, 1933, daughter of the late Orrie Magee and Pearl (Miller) Magee,...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Donald Hugh ‘Don’ Beck, 66

Donald Hugh “Don” Beck, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pa., following a brief but courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He will be missed deeply for his generosity, sense of...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Nino Luciano D’Orazio, 82

Nino Luciano D’Orazio, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at his home, with his family by his side.

D’Orazio retired from work for Delmarva Power in 1997, after 30 years of...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Darlene Mae Hall, 70

Darlene Mae Hall, 70, of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Millsboro, Del., daughter of the late Granville Thomas Wootten and Nora Ruth (Fisher)...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Daniel Powell ‘Dan’ McCann, 73

Daniel Powell “Dan” McCann, 73, of Newark, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Christiana Care Health Systems. He was born in Nassawadox, Va., on Dec. 28, 1945, and was raised in Delaware, son of the late Harry W....

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Kathleen ‘Katie’ McIntyre, 74

Kathleen “Katie” McIntyre, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of National Park, N.J., passed away at her home on Saturday Nov. 16, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 11, 1945, daughter of the late Francis Carr and...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Linda B. Melvin, 71

Linda B. Melvin, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at Milford Hospice Center on Nov. 8, 2019. She attended Henry C. Conrad High School in Wilmington, Del., and graduated from Brown Nursing School, where she had more...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Victoria ‘Vicki’ Sharp Rymer, 79

Victoria “Vicki” Sharp Rymer, 79, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lewes, Del. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late Edward J. Sharp and Mary (Desmond) Sharp, and the older sister of...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Shelly Moore Townsend, 56

Shelly Moore Townsend, 56, of Paris, Ky., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2019. She had moved back to Delaware the final few months of her life.

She was an avid animal...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00am

Frances Ann “Bobbie” Brown, 80

Frances Ann “Bobbie” Brown, 80, formerly of Ocean View, Del., and Succasunna, N.J., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Alexandria, Va.

She was the beloved wife of the late James S. Brown; the loving mother of Greg Brown and his wife...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:16pm

Kenneth David Hooper Jr., 35

Kenneth David Hooper Jr., 35, of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at his home.

“Kenny” was born in Seaford, Del., on Dec. 26, 1983, son of Kenneth David Hooper Sr. and Jeanne L. (Tyre) Hooper. He graduated from...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:16pm

Marylou Thompson Lampe, 89

Marylou Thompson Lampe, 89, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully in her home after a long illness on Friday Nov. 8, 2019. She was surrounded by her children and her loving husband of 69 years.

Lampe was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:15pm

Joshua William Long III, 32

Joshua William Long III, 32, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. He was born in Salisbury, Md., and was the son of Joshua W. Long II and Marjorie E. (Dennis) Mountzalia.

“Josh” had worked for Meiklejohn & Sons Masonry and...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:15pm

Roland Dale Lynch, 71

Roland Dale Lynch, 71, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.

Lynch was born in Salisbury, Md., to the late Paul and Beatrice Collins Lynch. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:15pm

John A. Marchetti, 81,

John A. Marchetti, 81, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was born on July 30, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Nicholas and Adelaide Marchetti.

He grew up in...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:14pm

Lonny Russell Moore, 79

Lonny Russell Moore, 79, of Bethany Beach, Del., and Gainesville, Fla., passed away on Friday Nov. 1, 2019.

He was born in Norristown, Pa., on Feb. 2, 1940, to the late Russell and Dorothy Moore. “Coach Moore” graduated from Norristown...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:14pm

Helen F. Quillen, 105

Helen F. Quillen, 105, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center in Millsboro, Del.

She was born in Laurel, Del., on Nov. 12, 1913, daughter of the late Edgar O’Neal and...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:13pm

Tyler Ondree Short Sr., 56

Tyler Ondree Short Sr., 56, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1963, to the late Harold and Doris Blake Short. He was employed by the Delaware River and Bay...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:13pm

William Edward Sipes, 82

William Edward Sipes, 82, of Selbyville, Del., died suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., the devoted son of the late Donald J. and Rose J. (Kraushofer) Sipes.

He is the beloved husband of Janice E....

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:12pm

Glenn William Taylor, 73

Glenn William Taylor, 73, of Georgetown, Del., died on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Genesis Health Care in Seaford, Del.

He was born in Milford, Del., son of the late William R. Taylor and Lenora Marie Downs Taylor of Georgetown.

He...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:12pm

Bryan Townsend, 48

Bryan Townsend, “BATman,” 48, joined his boys, Steven and Justin, in heaven on Nov. 4, 2019.

He passed away and made his journey, surrounded by his soulmate and wife, Melissa, and big brother, Clayton with his wonderful wife, Angie.

...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:12pm

Virginia “Ginger” Ward, 83

Most spend their whole lives wishing they could paint their picture-perfect life, but Virginia “Ginger” Ward actually did it for 83 years.

Much like she painted her iconic scenes, she painted the most loving life for her and her family...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:06pm

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

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 and Kristy Marie Baker.

...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00am

Charlotte Faye Carr, 79

Charlotte Faye Carr, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice on Oct. 23, 2019. She was born in Pennsylvania to the late Charles C. Carr and Cora M. Ortman Carr on April 18, 1940.

She retired...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00am

Maurice Antonio Handy Jr., 30

Maurice Antonio Handy Jr., 30, a beloved son and grandson, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct. 24, 2019, at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del. He was born on May 11, 1989, in Ansbach, Germany, son of Maurice A. Handy Sr. and Michelle...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00am