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 from, the asphalt business. He was an Elks member for 27 years, belonging to the Elks Lodge 2620 in Prince Frederick, Md., and later to Elks Lodge 2645 in Ocean City, Md. He was also a diehard D.C. sports fan.

Butler was preceded in death by his sister, Lori Denman, and a brother, James Butler. He is survived by his wife, Beverly L. Butler of Selbyville; three children, Charlene E. Fowble and her husband, Billy, of Owings, Md., John D. Butler and his wife, Tricia, of North Beach, Md., and Bonnie E. Arthur and her husband, Bill, of Ocean City; two brothers, David Butler and his wife, Connie, of Annapolis, Md., and Richard Butler and his wife, Debbie, of Olney, Md.; a sister, Kathy Czarniak of Syracuse, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a step-grandchild and three step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 2620, 1015 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of North Beach; 9021 Dayton Ave.; North Beach, MD 20714, or to Elks Lodge 2645 Scholarship Fund; 13708 Sinepuxent Ave.; Ocean City, MD 21842. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.

 

Ray E. Daisey, 83

Ray E. Daisey, 83, of Millville, Del., passed away on Oct. 16, 2019.

He was a local builder and had previously owned Ocean View Hardware. He served five years in the U.S. Merchant Marine, was a 1954 graduate of Lord Baltimore School, and a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. He loved hunting and fishing, especially at the Port of the Islands, Naples, Fla.

Daisey was preceded in death by his mother and father, Herbert and Eva Daisey, and his brothers, Lloyd and Hayward Daisey. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Daisey DiFebo and her husband, Bobby; grandchildren, Luca and Blaise; his son, Paul Daisey; his sister, Betty Murray and her husband, Eldridge; and his longtime companion, Lois West and her children, Kenda, Kevin, Kent, Klay and Wendy West.

Services were to be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Millville Volunteer Fire Company.

 

Michael L. ‘Mike’ Danmeyer, 68

Michael L. “Mike” Danmeyer, 68, of Tampa, Fla., departed this life on Oct. 16, 2019, at his home in Ocean Pines near Berlin, Md., after a brief battle with cancer. He was the son of Eva B. Danmeyer and the late Joseph Leroy Danmeyer.

After he was born in Baltimore, Md., Danmeyer’s family relocated in 1959 to Salisbury, Md., where he attended Wicomico County public schools. Danmeyer’s career was primarily in the construction industry, which eventually led him to Florida, where he served as a construction inspector for the City of Tampa for nearly 35 years, overseeing numerous and varied projects. It was there that he met his wife and partner of 25 years, Michele Mitchell, who would become his loving caregiver in his final days.

A car enthusiast all of his life, Danmeyer enjoyed drag racing, as well as attending car shows and auctions with Michele. He owned high-performance cars over the years and spent many days at the track or in garages, tinkering on the engines.

Danmeyer held a bond with several friends from his teen years, and their conversations often circled back to those classic cars and escapades from their past, even as he was preparing to cruise on down the road. After receiving the cancer diagnosis, he returned to his native Maryland to spend time with family and his best friends, but that time was all too brief.

In addition to his father, Danmeyer was preceded in death by his grandparents and a very special pet, John Dog. In addition to his wife and mother, Danmeyer is survived by siblings, Bob Danmyer and his wife, Leslie, Shari Scheuermann and her husband, Lenny, Kathy Decker and her husband, Harold, and Kevin Danmeyer and his wife, Vicky; a special nephew and great-nephew, Joe and his wife, Erin, and Ramsey Decker; an adored niece, Kacey Decker; his Florida bestie, Thomas Capell; his beloved dog, Pocono; and a host of other relatives and friends. At his side in those final days were his lifelong buddies, Greg Denson, Mike Gosnell, Ronnie Nelson, Danny Sparrow, Bruce Wagner and, from across the miles, Brig Hart.

A private celebration of Danmeyer’s life will be held. Arrangements were by Eastern Shore Cremation & Funeral Services in Berlin, Md. Condolences may be sent online at www.easternshorecremation.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations to Coastal Hospice; P.O. Box 1733; Salisbury, MD 21802 (or https://coastalhospice.org/make-a-donation). The family is especially grateful to the caring staff of Coastal Hospice for their services, guidance and support, allowing Danmeyer to be cared for at home, giving him dignity until he was ready to shift gear and drive on.

 

Donald Dennis, 88

Donald Dennis, 88, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2019, surrounded by loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Dorothy “Tinker” Maisel Dennis and the late Sophia J. (Feehley) Dennis.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, JoAnn Dennis Geier and her husband, Mark; sons, Donald Richard Dennis, Kenneth Dennis Sr. and his wife, Dawn, the late Brian Dennis Sr., and John William Maisel and his wife, Kathleen. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 11 a.m., with family visitation at 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Holy Spirit Episcopal, 10001 Coastal Highway (100th St. at Coastal Highway), Ocean City, Md. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of the Holy Spirit; 10001 Coastal Hwy.; Ocean City, MD 21842, or to Worcester County Humane Society; 12330 Eagles Nest Rd.; Berlin, MD 21811. Condolences may be sent online at www.easternshorecremation.com.

 

Tracy Lyn Evans, 51

Tracy Lyn Evans, 51, of Milford, Del., formerly of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Lewes, Del., on Nov. 4, 1967, daughter of Robert Merrick Katz Jr. and Carol Messick (Burton) Katz.

Evans was a graduate of the Cape Henlopen High School Class of 1987 and also attended Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown, Del.

She worked as a volunteer and event coordinator for a local nonprofit for more than 20 years before her disability. She loved going to the beach and making crafts. She also enjoyed doodling, listening to music and taking care of her pets.

Evans is survived by her daughter, Kelsey Evans of Milford, Del.; her mother, Carol Katz of Milford; her father, Robert Merrick Katz Jr. of Centreville, Va.; a half-sister, Brandi Ruby of Hong Kong; and a host of friends.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, with visitation after 11 a.m., at Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Delaware Hospice Center; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Mary Jane Grapperhaus, 81

Mary Jane Grapperhaus, 81, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. She was born on Wednesday, June 1, 1938, in Milford, Del.

Grapperhaus was chosen to be Miss Delaware in the Delmarva Beauty Pageant in 1954, before beginning her lifelong career as a stay-at-home mom and grandmother. After losing her son in 1984, she worked through her grief process. She found solace in helping others to work through their grief processes.

Grapperhaus was preceded in death by her son, Steven Grapperhaus, and her brother, Ronald Lynch. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William C. Grapperhaus; daughter, Stacy Landers and her husband, Douglas, of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Brandon Landers of Denver, Colo., Tyler Landers of Naples, Fla., and Aaron Steven Grapperhaus and his wife, Mai, of Norfolk, Va.

A memorial service was held at Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church in Hollywood, Fla. A graveside service was also held at Roxana Cemetery in Delaware. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations to Hollywood Hills U.M. Church; 400 N 35th Ave.; Hollywood, FL 33021 (http://hollywoodhillsumc.org), or to The Humane Society of Broward County; 2070 Griffin Rd.; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (https://humanebroward.com/donate-old/honor-memorial-donation). Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Charles François ‘Charlie’ Khom, 84

Charles François “Charlie” Khom, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 17, 2019.

As a young boy, he worked with his brothers in the family’s typewriter repair company. Khom left home at age 18 and emigrated to the United States. He worked for a goldsmith in New Jersey, and later joined the U.S. Air Force, in 1956.

In the Air Force, Khom spent time in Colombia, New Guinea, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, France, South Carolina, Germany, the United Kingdom, Thailand and many other places across the world. He also received a bronze star for his heroic work during the Vietnam War. In 1979, Khom retired as a master sergeant and joined his in-laws’ beekeeping business. He also spent 14 years working for two Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) in Germany.

In 1998, Khom returned to the United States and moved to Berlin, Md. He was the owner and operator of Downtown Video in Berlin for almost 20 years. He also served as the president of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce in 2006.

Kohm was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Hedwig Khom, and his brother Rudy. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mathilde “Louise” Khom; two brothers, Walter and his wife, Monica, and Roger and his wife, Gertie; two daughters, Joanne Marrufo, and Evelyne Tyndall and her husband, Richard; three grandchildren, Cynthia Marrufo, Zackery Tyndall and his wife, Chelsea, and Joshua Tyndall and his wife, Samantha; and a great-grandchild, Charles Tyndall.

Services were to be private. The family thanked Coastal Hospice for the love and support during the last few days of his life. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 123; 10111 Old Ocean City Blvd.; Berlin, MD 21811. Condolences may be sent online at www.easternshorecremation.com.

 

Penny G. Lewis, 61

Penny G. Lewis, 61, of Selbyville, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born in Nassawadox, Va., on Jan. 23, 1958, daughter of the late Orville and Grace Bailey.

Lewis was a manager for the Dollar General store in Selbyville for many years. After working for Dollar General, Lewis worked in the family business, Bailey’s Seafood in Frankford, Del.

She loved the fact that she was the oldest of seven and would remind her siblings that she would always be No. 1. She had a great sense of humor, quick wit and was the social butterfly of her family. Lewis loved taking trips with her siblings, doing Paint Nites, and going to thrift stores and yard sales. More than anything, Lewis enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Lewis was preceded in death by a grandson, Micah Smith. She is survived by the love of her life and husband of 38 years, James L. Lewis Sr.; a grandson that she raised as her son, Jacob Miller; two daughters, Kelly Lewis and Ashleigh Lewis, both of Frankford; a son, James Lewis Jr. and his wife, Cris, of Roxana, Del.; six grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Jaycie Miller, Mattie Collins, James L. Lewis III, Erin Lewis and Stacey Lewis; six siblings, Kim Brewington and her husband, Eddie, of Dagsboro, Del., Betty Grace Eskridge and her husband, Mike, of Bridgeville, Del., Lillian Bailey of Frankford, Cheryl Workman and her husband, Dennis, of Frankford, Marybeth Dear and her husband, Dorsey, of Frankford, and Bud Bailey of Frankford; a host of nieces and nephews; and all the customers at Bailey’s Seafood. She was also looking forward to the birth of her great-granddaughter.

The funeral service and visitation were to be held on Oct. 19, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del., with interment at St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to defray funeral expenses, to Melson Funeral Services; P.O. Box 100; Frankford, DE 19945. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Victor A. Olszewski, 89

Victor A. Olszewski, 89, passed away at his home in Fenwick Island, Del., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. He was born on Feb. 15, 1930, in Baltimore, Md., to Martin and Katherine Olszewski, and was raised with two brothers and two sisters in a Polish neighborhood in East Baltimore, where his father owned and operated a grocery store.

He graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School in 1948, and went on to join the U.S. Army and serve in Germany at the end of World War II. Before leaving for Germany, Olszewski met Mary Nadine Kaler, and they were married upon his return, on Sept. 20, 1952.

They were incredibly blessed to have a large and loving family, raising their four children in the Arbutus neighborhood of Baltimore County and cherishing their summers in Fenwick Island. Olszewski rose to be a production manager at G. Heileman (Carling National) Brewing Company. In 1990, he and Nadine retired to Fenwick Island, where they spent almost 30 great years and enjoyed a house that was frequently full of extended family members and friends.

They enjoyed 67 years of marriage and the love of four children and their spouses, Timothy and his wife, Peggy, Mark and his wife, Roberta, Rebecca and Marybeth and her husband, Joseph; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held Oct. 18, 2019, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md., with visitation on Oct. 17, 2019, at Bishop Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial donations be made to the Tunnell Cancer Center in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (www.beebemedicalfoundation.org/donate-today), or to Delaware Hospice (www.delawarehospice.org/donate). Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.

 

Martin ‘Vincent’ Parker Sr., 61

Martin “Vincent” Parker Sr., 61, passed away on Sept. 28, 2019, due to complications of head trauma from a 2013 work-related accident. He was born Oct. 18, 1957, in Baltimore, Md., and raised in Clarksville, Del., by his paternal uncle and aunt, Henry and Louise Smith, with love and guidance from his biological father, Pierce Parker Sr.

Parker went to Frankford Elementary School in his early years, graduating from Indian River High School in the Class of 1975. Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, eventually retiring as a staff sergeant. From an early age, his passion was to serve his country. During his time of service, he met and married his beloved late wife of 33 years, Dollann Elias.

Parker leaves behind a son, Martin Parker Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Camille Parker of Millsboro, Del., Margaret Parker-Bailey of Ocean View, Del., and Chonice Parker-Fisher of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Pierce Parker Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; and a cousin, Stephanie Haygood of Selbyville, Del.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del. A private service for family only will be held there on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. Flowers and cards will be welcome at the memorial service. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Harry David Ritchie Jr., 79

Harry David Ritchie Jr., 79, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 1, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born July 18, 1940, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Harry David Ritchie Sr. and Grace Rosebush.

Ritchie worked for H.W. Booker, Phoenix Steel and then Peninsula Masonry until his retirement. Ritchie was also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a beloved member and handyman of Bethel Tabernacle in Frankford, Del. He was an avid NASCAR fan, Phillies fan and crabber who enjoyed Lowe’s trips and was well-known for tinkering in his garage and especially for being a loving Pop Pop.

He will be missed by many, as he made an impact on many lives and made a friend wherever he went.

Ritchie was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy, Howard and Daniel “Lucky” Ritchie. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Linda Spear Ritchie; four children, David Ritchie and his wife, Linda, Steven Ritchie and his wife, Michelle, Brian Ritchie and Heather Barnes and her husband, Wes; eight loving grandchildren, Zachary, Alexis, Bailey, John, Catie, Erin, Abigail and Tiffany; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Lorelai; many loving extended family members; his sisters, Mary Meekins and Dorothy Avallone; and a brother, Johnny Ritchie.

“Fear thou not, for I am thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, I will help thee; I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).

A celebration0of-life memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at noon at Bethel Tabernacle Church, 34190 Omar Road, Frankford, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial donations be made to Seasons Hospice. Arrangements were by Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., through which condolences may be sent online at www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com.

 

David M. Seiler, 80

David M. Seiler, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Mitchellville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 27, 1939, son of the late Herbert Seiler and Beatrice (Spoth) Seiler.

Seiler earned his bachelor’s degree in police administration from American University in Washington, D.C. He began his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in 1961, retiring in 1980 as a sergeant. He then worked as a highway safety specialist for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, retiring in 2007. Seiler was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Association of Retired Police Officers in Washington, D.C.

Seiler loved all things sports. He is recognized in the city of Buffalo Athletic Hall of Fame as a basketball player for his high school in 1957. He was also a longtime coach at Gonzaga College High School in D.C., Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md., and the Lanham Boys & Girls Club, where he also served as past president. Seiler was a fervent Redskins fan, holding season tickets since 1961, and a loyal Nationals fan.

In addition to his parents, Seiler was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Seiler. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Kathleen M. (Gillis) Seiler; five children, Mary K. Snow of Leesburg, Va., David H. Seiler of Baltimore, Md., Andrew J. Seiler and his wife, Terri, of Stevensville, Md., Timothy M. Seiler of Waldorf, Md., and Matthew E. Seiler and his wife, Kim, of Kensington, Md.; nine grandchildren, Betsy Milburn and her husband, Ryan, Aaron Seiler, Jonathan Snow and his wife, Melissa, Henry Seiler, Zachary Seiler, Anthony Seiler, Eric Seiler, Matthew Seiler and Nicole Seiler; a great-grandson, Aaron Seiler Jr.; two brothers, Alan Seiler and his wife, Rose Marie, of Sarasota, Fla., and Larry Seiler and his wife, Rosanne, of Michigan; a sister-in-law, Pauline Seiler of Amherst, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be held Oct. 23, 2019, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del. Interment was to be held privately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Gonzaga College High School, Attn. Advancement Office; 19 Eye St., NW; Washington, DC 20001. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Aud Sternly, 84

Aud Sternly, 84, a longtime resident of Ocean View, Del., and a resident of Atlantic Shores Nursing Home for more than three years, passed away on Oct. 7, 2019. She was born on July 24, 1935, in Skien, Norway.

Sternly traveled extensively for a number for years before she met her first husband, Richard Hatton. She made a wonderful life for her family in France, Germany and England before moving to spend the remainder of her life in the U.S. in 1979, first in Falls Church, Va., and then in Ocean View in 1985. The couple divorced in 1997, and she married Roy Dubbs in 2002.

Sternly was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed traveling, just about anything outdoors, and definitely shopping. She sincerely enjoyed time with her family and friends. She was a free spirit, and what she experienced in her life, many could only dream of. She loved and included so many along her journey. She was a worker and a doer, a skilled artist, seamstress and knitter. Sternly was a woman of many talents. She cooked and baked with love. She was an amazing mother and friend who was fun and kind to all. She loved dogs, Lucky-boy being her all-time favorite.

Sternly was a woman of faith. She had all faith in God and never lost her faith in those that she loved. She will be deeply missed but has no doubt left her mark and left this world a better place.

Sternly (“Mama” and “Nana”) is survived by her husband, Roy Dubbs; her sister, Lisbeth Sternly and her husband, Kjell Brennas; three daughters, Sonja Thompson and her husband, Dan, Heidi Street and her husband, Teddy Smith, and Ingrid Hatton and her husband, Rick Flores; and eight grandchildren, Tommy, Lauren, Samantha, Shane, Devin, Haley, Korey and Atreyu.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Millville United Methodist Church, 36405 Clubhouse Road at Route 26, Millville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Children; 950 W. Faris Rd.; Greenville, SC 29605. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

 

Tom Toth, 76

Tom Toth, 76, of Long Neck, Del., died at home on Sept. 29, 2019, of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was born on Sept. 2, 1943, in Bethlehem, Pa., son of the late Stephen S. Toth and Goldie K. (Danyi) Toth.

Toth graduated from Liberty High School in 1961 and from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1965, with a teaching degree in biology. Later, he did graduate work at American University in Washington, D.C., and earned a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University.

He taught in the Baltimore County school system for 30 years, until his retirement in 1995. He was one of three teachers chosen to start the county’s Gifted & Talented Science Program. (Toth was acknowledged in a former student’s doctoral dissertation as the junior-high biology teacher who sparked his interest in the field.) In retirement, Toth mentored students at Long Neck Elementary.

He and his wife, Cecelia “Ceil,” enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and to many foreign countries. Many summers, they opened their home to international students. They have frequently visited their many dear friends in Spain, France, Hungary and Romania through the years. Friends will remember Toth for his unique sense of humor and his love of all animals, especially the cats he rescued. He also enjoyed the ocean, skiing, gardening, reading and cooking, with Hungarian food as his specialty.

In addition to his parents, Toth was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Long. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cecelia (Mistal) Toth; a niece, Eliza Transue and her husband, Tim, and their children, Jude, Gabriel, Christian and Sasha; a sister-in-law, Benedicta Mistal; and a brother-in-law, Michael Long.

The family thanked the doctors and nurses at Tunnell Cancer Center, the Beebe Healthcare Wound Center and hospital, and the terrific nurses from the Beebe Home Care Services and Delaware Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Beebe Medical Foundation; 902 Savannah Rd.; Lewes, DE 19958, or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963, or to any animal rescue of choice. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Thomas Robert 'Tony’ Vendemia, 80

Thomas Robert “Tony” Vendemia, 80, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Adelphi, Md., passed away on Oct. 18, 2019, at the Milford Hospice Center. He was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Thomas Joseph Vendemia and Pauline Vincent.

He was a salesman for Brody Brothers and retired at the age of 57. He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and the Washington Nationals. He loved to watch Notre Dame athletics and NASCAR.

Vendemia was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, James Phillip Vendemia. He is survived by his wife, Joan Wanda Vendemia; and two sons, Thomas James Vendemia and Ronald Steven “Wolfie” Vendemia.

A funeral will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to the Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963.

 

Linda Susan Wood, 59

Linda Susan Wood, 59, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at home, with her family by her side, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. She was born in Woodbury, N.J., daughter of the late William R. Doughty and Dorothy A. (Dougan) Doughty.

She was employed at Old Pro Golf, working alongside her husband for 41 years. She met a lot of amazing people during her time there.

Wood loved spending time with her family, shopping (especially at Nordstrom) and vacationing. Some of her fondest memories were at Martha’s Vineyard, the Dutch Country and Walt Disney World. She will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her.

Wood was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Florence Barger, and a nephew, Donald Eaise III. She is survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, Kenneth R. Wood Jr.; her loving son, Mason E. Wood; two brothers, William Doughty and his wife, Donna, and Glen Doughty and his wife, Wendi, both of Audubon, N.J.; a sister, Elizabeth Groome and her husband, Jerry, of Voorhees, N.J.; siblings-in-law, Carrie Ellinwood and her husband, Carl, and Nancy Eaise, all of Audubon, N.J., and Scott Barger of Selbyville; nieces and nephews, Kelly Arsenault, Melissa Baylor, Brittany Doughty, Caitlin Athans, Sarah Groome, Emily Doughty, Ryan Doughty, Howard McAteer, Florence McAteer, Kimi Coco, Carl Ellinwood, Nicole Sylvester, Lynn Marie Eaise and Allie Eaise; and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews, Joey Arsenault, Mya Baylor, Talia Baylor, Anthony Salazar-Pino, Mila Athans, Michael Graham, Johnny Coco, Randy Coco, Macey Coco, Natalie Sylvester, Addison Sylvester and Leo Eaise.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society; 1315 Mt. Hermon Rd.; Salisbury, MD 21804. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.