Obituaries


Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92

Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92, of Millville, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born in Millville on July 15, 1926, daughter...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:40pm

Charles E. Werle, 83

Charles E. Werle, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Francis B. Werle and Evelyn M. (Case) Werle.

He had been an...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:39pm

Dicky Dean Quillen Jr., 41

Dicky Dean Quillen Jr., 41, passed away at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Nov. 30, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends.

It took a village to support Quillen with his many medical challenges and, in return, he gave back in...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:37pm

Delphos Eugene ‘Pop’ ‘Del’ Price Sr., 87

Delphos Eugene “Pop” “Del” Price Sr., 87 of Lewes, Del., passed away in the loving company of family and friends on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Aug. 25, 1931, in Chester, Pa., son of the late Benjamin...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:35pm

Eleanor E. Blades Littleton, 84

Eleanor E. Blades Littleton, 84, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at her home. She was born in East New Market, Md., on July 3, 1934, to the late Herry Blades and Blanch Hurley Blades Littleton.

Littleton worked at the...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:34pm

Gertrude Hall, 88

Gertrude Hall, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. She was born on Dec. 5, 1929, daughter of the late James Henry Bailey and Rosie Bailey.

She was a factory worker at Showell...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:33pm

Chauncey Sylvester ‘Chuck’ Draine, 80

Chauncey Sylvester “Chuck” Draine, 80, passed away in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Dec. 1, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. He was born on July 7, 1938, in Millsboro, Del., son of late Robert N. and Eunice Harmon.

Draine spent 30...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:31pm

Robert M. ‘Bob’ Becker, 86

Robert M. “Bob” Becker, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of New Brunswick, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Mount Carmel, Pa., on Aug. 13,...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:28pm

Joan L. Bartels, 71

Joan L. Bartels, 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Westminster, Md., passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Pasadena, Md., after a five-year journey with cancer. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 15, 1947, daughter of the late Joseph...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:27pm

Mable E. Toomey, 90

Mable E. Toomey, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Cadia Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Millville, Del., on July 15, 1928, daughter of the late William...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:19pm

William K. ‘Bill’ Scott Jr., 89

William K. “Bill” Scott Jr., 89, of Millville, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2018. He was born on May 31, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of William K. Scott Sr. and Freida Scott.

Scott graduated from John...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:18pm

Earl Sinclair ‘Billy’ (Clark) Norwood, 88

Earl Sinclair “Billy” (Clark) Norwood, 88, passed away while at home and was called from earth to glory Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. He was born on Jan. 11, 1930, to William Augustus Clark and Adeline Clark in Camden, N.J., where he lived until...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:18pm

Jennifer Rae ‘Jen’ Baull Nabokin, 34

Jennifer Rae “Jen” Baull Nabokin, 34, of Frankford, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Wilmington, Del. She was born in Lewes, Del. on Oct. 21, 1984, to Nancy Baull and Lockie Ray Richardson.

She was a graduate of...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:16pm

Rudolph Lucian ‘Rudy’ Milutin III, 58

Rudolph Lucian “Rudy” Milutin III passed away on Nov. 5, 2018. He was born Dec. 5, 1959, in Lewes, Del., to Olive Ann Dukes Milutin and the late Rudolph Lucian Milutin Jr.

Milutin grew up in Frankford, Del., and worked at the family toy...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:15pm

Aaron A. King, 33

Aaron A. King, 33, of Ocean View, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on April 3, 1985, to Daniel King and Diane (Oakley) King. He was a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, in the Class of...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:15pm

Michele A. Grabowski, 65

Michele A. Grabowski, 65, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. She was born Aug. 23, 1953, daughter of the late Frank and Rita Kowalski.

Grabowski enjoyed country line-...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:14pm

Charles Edward Duvall, 75

Charles Edward Duvall, 75, of Dagsboro died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Olney, Md., and was the son of the late William Lacy Duvall and Adeline Ruth (Phebos) Duvall.

He retired from work for...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:13pm

Lucille ‘Maxine’ Oakley Bennett, 88

Lucille “Maxine” Oakley Bennett, 88, of Roxana, Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Richmond, Va., daughter of the late Arthur A. Oakley and Lillie (Nuckles) Oakley, and moved to...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:09pm

Dorothy K. Barrett, 98

Dorothy K. Barrett, 98, of Bethany Beach, Del., died peacefully in her home on Nov. 14, 2018. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on April 13, 1920, daughter of the late John F. Kidd and Madeline R. Kidd.

As her husband’s employment required...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:08pm

Nancy E. Trosky, 85

Nancy E. Trosky, 85, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of New Carrollton, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Trosky had worked as a federal government employee with the U.S. Department...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:14pm

Fred Donald ‘Don’ Olsen, 84

Fred Donald “Don” Olsen, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, from glioblastoma. He was born in Statesville, N.C., on Aug. 26, 1934, son of the late Fred Combs Olsen and Sadie (Lowtharp) Olsen.

Olsen...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:13pm

C. Elwood Johnson, 93

C. Elwood Johnson, 93, of Ocean View, Del., and Titusville, Fla., and formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Nov. 1, 2018. He was born on Nov. 16, 1924, to Bob Johnson and Amy (Gray) Johnson, in Lincoln...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:12pm

Anna Lee Hudson, 70

Anna Lee Hudson, 70, of Dagsboro, Del. passed away at home, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. She was born in Lewes, Del., to the late John H. Mitchell Sr. and Effie M. Dickerson Mitchell.

Hudson was a homemaker,...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:12pm

Marilyn ‘Sue’ Doney, 92

Marilyn “Sue” Doney, 92, of Lewes, Del. died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at home.

Doney was a devoted wife of Richard W. Doney, who preceded her in death in 2008. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:11pm

Sevim T. ‘Sam’ Domangue, 84

Sevim T. “Sam” Domangue, 84, of Ocean City, Md., died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Zonguldak, Turkey, daughter of the late Muhittin Tuncok.

Domangue retired from work at Singer-...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:08pm

James E. Daley, 81

James E. Daley, 81, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Milton, Del. passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at his home in Milton.

Daley was preceded in death by a brother, John Daley. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Marie F. (Duffy)...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:07pm

Jane Louise Belzner, 71

Jane Louise Belzner, 71, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. She was born on June 18, 1947, to the late William H. King and Alice Glover King.

Belzner was a homemaker. She loved to...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:07pm

Anne Gates Bartow, 73

Anne Elizabeth Gates Bartow, 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Wallingford, Pa., passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, after courageously battling Alzheimer’s disease for eight years.

She was known...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:06pm

Fred Williams, 79

Fred Williams, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 26, 2018. He was born in West Pittston, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1939, to the late Thomas Williams and Florence Jacobs Williams.

Williams...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:35am

John S. Salovich, 88

John S. Salovich, 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Norristown, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Portage, Pa., on Dec....

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:32am

Calvin Timothy Rayne Jr., 85

Calvin Timothy Rayne Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Selbyville, Del., on Oct. 22, 1933, to the late Calvin Timothy Rayne Sr. and Hazel (Long) Rayne....

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:32am

Nicholas T. Pucci, 59

Nicholas T. Pucci, 59, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 5, 1959, son of the late Louis Pucci and Olga...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:31am

Shelda Lee Outten, 56

Shelda Lee Outten, 56, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2018, after a long fight with cancer. She was surrounded by family.

She spent more than 30 years delivering newspapers, as well as working in...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30am

Jorge Melendez Claudio, 56

Jorge Melendez Claudio, 56, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was born Jan. 22, 1962, in Puerto Rico, to parents Oscar Melendez and Concepcion Claudio.

Melendez Claudio was a spiritual man with an...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:29am

George Martin Howard, 81

George Martin Howard, 81, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his home.

Howard was a man of many trades: farmer, carpenter and heavy-equipment operator. Having hard work instilled in him from an early age...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:27am

Dewey C. ‘D.C.’ Evans Jr., 74

Dewey C. “D.C.” Evans Jr., 74, of Hebron, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at his home. He was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on July 12, 1944, son of the late Dewey C. Evans Sr. and the late...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:26am

Edna Patricia Elliott, 81

Edna Patricia Elliott of Seaford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. She was 81 years old.

Services were to be private.

Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:25am

Asunta L. ‘Sue’ DeBastiani, 93

Asunta L. “Sue” DeBastiani, 93, of Milton, Del., formerly of Swissvale and Ligonier, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Swissvale on Aug. 20, 1925, daughter of the late...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:24am

Edward E. ‘Ed’ Buck, 76

Edward E. “Ed” Buck, 76, of Fruitland, Md., died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Lewes, Del., the son of Mary and John Buck.

In his high school years, he was a standout football player...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:23am

Willard ‘David’ Sturgis, 70

Willard “David” Sturgis, 70, passed away in his home on Sept. 27, 2018, with his dedicated wife by his side. He was loved by family and friends. He was born on Oct. 28, 1947, to Willard William Sturgis and Ruth Elizabeth Sturgis.

Sturgis...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:07am

William R. Somers Sr., 81

William R. Somers Sr., 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. He was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Crisfield, Md., to the late Melvin Somers and Mary Dize Somers.

Somers retired from the U.S. Army Reserves National Guard...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:06am

Delores ‘Ann’ Smith, 74

Delores “Ann” Smith, 74, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Long Neck, Del., and Lancaster, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. She was born in Lancaster on May...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:06am

Harvey Edward ‘Bud’ Pryor, 81

Harvey Edward “Bud” Pryor, 81, of Ocean View Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at his home.

Pryor started his career in law enforcement in 1958, with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and was...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:06am

Barbara Elaine Petrisko, 76

Barbara Elaine Petrisko, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, at Deers Head Hospital, in Salisbury, Md. She was born in West Mifflin, Pa., on June 12, 1942, daughter of the late John...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:05am

Catherine T. Ness, 75

Catherine T. Ness, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Lavinia (Whitehurst) Taylor and King Taylor.

Ness worked as the...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:04am

Gordon M. ‘Boo’ Law, 57

Gordon M. “Boo” Law, 57, of Millsboro Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2018, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 25, 1961, in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late George R. “Doc” Law and Elizabeth H. (Zebley) Law of Lewes, Del...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:03am

Tunnie William Kiser, 80

Tunnie William Kiser, 80, of Millsboro, Del., died of cancer on Nov. 4, 2018. He was born Sept. 7, 1938, in Wise County, Va., son of the late Denny William Kiser and the late Steller H. Simerly Kiser.

Kiser lived most of his life in Ohio....

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:03am

Richard Lloyd ‘Dick’ Grimes, 84

Richard Lloyd “Dick” Grimes, 84, of Frankford, Del. passed away on Oct. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. Born on Dec. 1, 1933, he was a land developer by trade.

In his teen years, Grimes spent quality time with baseball coaches in the...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:02am

Gloria J. Ediger, 85

Gloria J. Ediger of Harbeson, Del., passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. She was 85 years old.

Services were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested donations to...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:54am

Joseph “Lou” Wheeler, 88

Joseph “Lou” Wheeler, 88, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 5, 1930, son of the late Louis A. and Regina Wheeler.

He...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:40pm