Dzmitry Papou, 38

Dzmitry Papou, 38, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Minsk, Belarus, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at his home. He was born on July 30, 1980, in Minsk, son of Mikalai Papou and Hanna (Ziynich) Papova.

He was the general manager of Auto Plus & Marine and Ocean Area Tire, with three locations, in Ocean View, Del., Berlin, Md., and Millsboro, Del. He had an adventurous spirit and was always ready to have a good time. He was a member of Skydive Delmarva.

Papou was loved by everyone who knew him and had a strong work ethic. He was a caring, faithful and devoted friend, son, brother and husband. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and will be forever in the hearts of his family, friends and coworkers.

Papou is survived by his mother, Hanna; a sister, Tanya; his wife, Mariya; his “second father,” Dave; and a host of friends.

A prayer service was to be held Jan. 19, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, Del. Interment was to be private. Condolences may be sent online at