Obituaries


Mary P. Fisher, 100

Mary P. Fisher, 100, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Fisher was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Aldan, Pa., to the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth Godfrey...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:58am

Mary P. Fisher, 100

Mary P. Fisher, 100, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Fisher was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Aldan, Pa., to the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth Godfrey...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:58am

Vincent T. Durkin, 88

Vincent T. Durkin, 88, of South Bethany, Del., passed away on April 25, 2019. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from St. John’s College High School and the University of Maryland. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:57am

Jo-Ann M. Drennan, 62

Jo-Ann M. Drennan, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends at Christiana Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1956, in Perth Amboy, N.J., grew up in Woodbridge, N.J., and lived the past 12 years in...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:57am

Ray Allan Bunting, 71

Ray Allan Bunting, 71, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on April 25, 2019, at the Milford Hospice Center.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1947, in Lewes, Del. Bunting graduated as a member of the Class of 1965 from Millsboro High...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:56am

Deborah A. Vardoulakis, 63

Deborah A. “Debbie” Vardoulakis, 63, of Essex, Md., and Millville, Del., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home in Millville.

She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 10, 1955, daughter of Christopher George...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:48am

Lillian “Lil” E. Sneddon, 83

Lillian “Lil” E. Sneddon, 83, of Frankford, Del., formerly of West Deptford, N.J., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

She was born Oct. 4, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:48am

Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis, 69

Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis, 69, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

He was born June 23, 1949, in Lewes, Del., to the late Henry and Hilda Truitt Lewis....

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:47am

Robert G. Kelley

Robert G. Kelley of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 16, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in 1934 in King William County, Va., and resided in Montgomery County, Md., where he was a plant manager...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:46am

Gene F. Jordin, 85

Gene F. Jordin, 85, of Mt. Cuba and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

The only son of Raymond and Sarah (Fredrick) Jordin, Jordin was a graduate of A. I. DuPont High School. He lived his entire...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:45am

Paul M. Cooper, 75

Paul M. Cooper, 75, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Feb. 17, 1944, son of the late George H. Cooper Jr. and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:44am

Gloria B. Barrentine, 88

Gloria B. Barrentine, 88, passed away peacefully at her residence in Millsboro, Del., on Sunday, April 21, 2019, with her loving husband at her side. She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Lewes, Del.

A public viewing will be held on Thursday,...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:43am

David James Brant, 61

David James Brant, 61 of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Del. He was born on Aug. 15, 1957, in York, Pa., son of the late James W. Brant and Erma Brant.

Brant proudly...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:22pm

Nettie Wootten Ellingsworth, 90

Nettie Wootten Ellingsworth, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019. She was born in Whitesville, Del., to the late Herman S. Wootten and Carrie Scott Wootten.

She retired from work for Diamond State...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:22pm

Asher Lee Rogers Jr., 72

Asher Lee Rogers Jr., 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born in Milford, Del., to the late Asher Lee Rogers Sr. and Betty Louise Davis Rogers.

Rogers retired from...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:21pm

Virgil A. ‘Virg’ Romito, 81

Virgil A. “Virg” Romito, 81, of Ocean View, Del., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, surrounded by his family, in Naples, Fla. He was born April 14, 1937, in Newell, Pa., son of the late Virgil A. Romito and Marie Sweitzer Romito.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:21pm

Violet Pittman Snyder, 84

Violet Pittman Snyder, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born on Nov. 26, 1934, in Glen White, W.Va., to the late Dempsey S. Pittman and Myrtle Sanger Pittman.

Snyder retired in 1977...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:20pm

Sandi Christine Whaley, 70

Sandi Christine Whaley, 70, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away at the Englewood Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Wayne on April 10, 2019. She was born on March 20, 1949, in Delaware, to the late Johnny and Joyce Rayne Jones...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:20pm

Thomas John Walker Jr., 65

Thomas John Walker Jr., 65, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Camden, N.J., on Jan. 16, 1954, son of the late Thomas J. Walker Sr. and Rose Theresa...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:59am

Virginia Ann ‘Ginger’ Thomas, 81

Virginia Ann “Ginger” Thomas, 81, Third Order of St. Dominic, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Media, Pa., passed away at home on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ferdinand and Lillian Noel.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:58am

Angeline Agnes ‘Angie’ Maccarone Suozzi, 97

Angeline Agnes ‘Angie’ Maccarone Suozzi, 97, a longtime resident of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019, in Windsor Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care, Beachwood, Ohio. She was born April 25, 1921, in Glen Cove, N.Y...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:57am

Jayne F. Sewell, 79

Jayne F. Sewell, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Dr. Albert F. Parker and Elizabeth (Bradshaw) Parker.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:56am

Betty Anne Bruso Neary, 83

Betty Anne Bruso Neary, 83, passed away and went to heaven on April 3, 2019, with her children by her side. She was originally from Schuyler Falls, N.Y., where she was born on Jan. 11, 1936, to Robert Supernaw Sr. and Dorothy Supernaw.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:56am

John R. Mitchell Sr., 79

John R. Mitchell Sr., 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., on Jan. 10, 1940, son of the late Edward...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:55am

Janie E. ‘Peggy’ McCartney, 96

Janie E. “Peggy” McCartney, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, surrounded by her grandchildren, Sonny Martin, Kelly Martin-Rosa and Allison Dobyski. She was born on Dec. 9, 1922, in Lebanon, Tenn. Although she was named Janie...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:54am

Ethel K. Jones, 88

Ethel K. Jones, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was born in Salem, N.J., to the late Harry Keen and Blanche Moncrief Keen.

Jones was a retired school bus contractor who drove for the Woodbridge School...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:53am

Marie Hodges, 60

Marie Hodges, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Lewes, Del., to the late Robert Fassett and Margaret Massey.

Hodges worked in housekeeping at the Francis Scott Key...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:52am

Gary W. Foskey, 72

Gary W. Foskey, 72, of Pittsville, Md., passed away peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was the son of the late George Vincent Foskey and Wilsie Mae (Lewis) Foskey of Powellville, Md.

“Cancer may have taken his...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:52am

Sara P. ‘Sal’ Fitzgerald, 93

Sara P. “Sal” Fitzgerald, 93, left this world peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on April 4, 2019. She was raised in Philadelphia, Pa., where she was born Aug. 13, 1925.

Fitzgerald attended Girls High School in Philadelphia before...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:51am

Carole Ann Clipperton, 81

Carole Ann Clipperton, 81, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Rockaway, N.J., passed away at home, in the loving care of her family, on April 4, 2019. She was born in Summit, N.J., on Nov. 15, 1937, to the late Leonard Stonewall Johnsen and his...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:50am

James L. ‘Jim’ Brasure Jr., 76

James L. “Jim” Brasure Jr., 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Williamsville, Del., son of the late James L. Brasure and Cecil (Hudson) Brasure.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:50am

Charles M. ‘Chuck’ Ungerbuehler Jr., 81

Charles M. “Chuck” Ungerbuehler Jr., 81, left his family and friends, and passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Wilmington, Del., to Evelyn Sturgis and Charles Marsden Ungerbuehler Sr.

Ungerbuehler...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:24am

Angelina ‘Angie’ Silipo, 103

Angelina “Angie” Silipo, 103, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Trenton, N.J., passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro. She was born Nov. 26, 1915, in Nicastro, Italy, daughter of...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:23am

Eric J. Ralph, 59

Eric J. Ralph, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Seaford, Del., on Thursday, April 30, 1959, son of Alberta (Hickman) Ralph and the late Henry M. Ralph.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Thomas Bradley ‘Tommy’ Phillips Sr., 55

Thomas Bradley “Tommy” Phillips Sr., 55, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was born in Seaford, Del., to Albert V. Phillips Sr. and the late Mary A. Smith Phillips.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Joseph ‘Tom’ Mulcare Jr., 79

Joseph “Tom” Mulcare Jr., 79, of Ocean View, Del., passed away at home, with his loving wife by his side, on March 24, 2019.

He was born in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 1939, son of the late Joseph and Margaret Mulcare. He retired from...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:20am

Pauline ‘Polly’ McCabe Higgins, 93

Pauline “Polly” McCabe Higgins, 93, died peacefully on March 28, 2019, with family by her side, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Millville, Del., to Amos and Margurite McCabe. She was the eldest of her...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:19am

Doris Elaine Egbert, 91

Doris Elaine Egbert, 91, of Selbyville, Del., passed away, surrounded by family and friends, at home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, just a few days short of her 92nd birthday. She was born in Essex, Md., daughter of the late Amos Alfred Crouch and...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:18am

Francis Edward ‘Frank’ Conlon, 84

Francis Edward “Frank” Conlon, 84, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wantagh, N.Y., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home.

Conlon was a proud Marine, a longtime member of the...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:14am

Marguerite M. Bunting, 97

Marguerite M. Bunting, 97, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at home. She was born in Selbyville, Del., daughter of the late Raymond McCabe and Myrtha (Hudson) McCabe.

She had worked as a clerk at the former Hastings...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:14am

Grace Anderson Beacham, 80

Grace Anderson Beacham, 80, of Duck Key, Fla., and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in Duck Key on March 24, 2019. She was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Gaithersburg, Md., daughter of the late O.W. Anderson and Mary Potter Anderson.

In addition...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:13am

Ralph Ervin ‘Buddy’ Whitley Jr., 64

Ralph Ervin “Buddy” Whitley Jr., 64, passed away on March 18, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., surrounded by his very dedicated and loving family. He was born on March 15, 1955, to the late Ralph E. Whitley Sr. and Patricia...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:22am

Jo-Ann E. Smith, 80

Jo-Ann E. Smith, 80, of Gumboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly, as a result of a car accident, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was born on July 17, 1938, in Seaford, Del.

She worked for NCR as a machine inspector and later was a poultry...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:21am

Natasha Reatig, 77

Natasha Reatig, 77, a fixture of the 1980s and 1990s Washington, D.C., cultural and arts scene, died in Bethany Beach, Del., on March 18, 2019, after an extended battle with cancer.

For more than two decades, her informal salons, held...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:20am

Ralph Ray Mumford, 80

Ralph Ray Mumford, 80, of Showell, Md., passed away peacefully, at his home, on March 21, 2019. He was born on March 29, 1938, to the late Robert and Laura Mumford, in Showell, Md.

Mumford was educated the Worcester County, Md., school...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:19am

Peggy Joyce Maxwell, 80

Peggy Joyce Maxwell, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Lanham, Md., died peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sunday, March 10, 2019. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16, 1939, the eldest of four children, to Gladys Lee...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:18am

Loretta M. Hitchens, 82

Loretta M. Hitchens, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Snow Hill, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at her home on Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born in Frankford, Del., on May 18, 1936, daughter of the late Monroe...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:17am

John Henry Hallett, 75

John Henry Hallett, 75, departed this life on March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born on April 21, 1943, in Wattsville, Va., to the late Robert Hallett and Mary (Hickman)...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:17am

Babette Ritter Greenwood, 80

Babette Ritter Greenwood, 80, of Seaford, Del., passed away in the comfort of her home on March 18, 2019. She was born in 1938 in Macungie, Pa., daughter of Robert and Winifred Ritter.

Greenwood worked for 30 years for several banking...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:16am

Edward F. ‘Eddie’ Florczyk, 89

Edward F. “Eddie” Florczyk, 89, of Chestertown, Md., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Chestertown, Md. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on June 12, 1929, son of the late Alexander...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:15am