Obituaries


Obituaries

Paula M. Emerick, 54

Paula M. Emerick, 54, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Linwood, Pa., passed away suddenly at the Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. She was born in Chester, Pa., on July 16, 1965, to the late...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 9:49am

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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...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:43pm

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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,...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:47pm

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

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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...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:29am

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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...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:55pm

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Preston E. ‘Prep’ Brasure, 70

Preston E. “Prep” Brasure, 70, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Oct. 8, 2019, after a long six-year battle with cancer. He was born March 11, 1949, in Clarksville, Del., son of Edith and Elwood Brasure....

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:20pm

Helene Carol Baumbach, 73

Helene Carol Baumbach, 73, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Philadelphia and Holland, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Max H....

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:37pm

Phyllis V. Booth, 82

Phyllis V. Booth, 82, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late William Pleiss and Minnie (Hummer) Pleiss.

Booth retired from work in the...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:36pm

Robert Henry ‘Bob’ Davis, 84

Robert Henry “Bob” Davis, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Bethany Beach, Del., of congestive heart failure, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was born in Washington, D.C.

Davis attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:35pm

John Henry Emig, 77

John Henry Emig, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Chesapeake Beach, Md., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Sept. 18, 1942, and raised in Washington, D.C., son of the late Warren Emig and...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:33pm

John Theodore ‘Ted’ Fort Sr., 89

John Theodore ‘Ted’ Fort Sr., 89, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was born on Jan. 25, 1930, in Washington, D.C., son of the late John Henry and Nettie Viola Fort.

Fort was a...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:32pm

John Christopher ‘Jack’ Goodwin, 92

John Christopher “Jack” Goodwin, 92, a 20-year resident of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Ridley Township, Pa., to the late William Goodwin and Ethel...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:31pm

Ellsworth Franklin ‘Buddy’ Harbaugh Jr., 76

Ellsworth Franklin “Buddy” Harbaugh Jr., 76, loving husband and father, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, He was born in Pittsburg, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1943, to Ellsworth Franklin Harbaugh and Marion Wilson Harbaugh.

Harbaugh was a...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:29pm

Ruth Pearl Jones, 88

Ruth Pearl Jones, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and in the care of VITAS Hospice at her home. She was born on April 24, 1931, to the late John Ennis and Caroline...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:28pm

Mary Lou Loveland, 83

Mary Lou Loveland, 83, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully, surround by her loving family, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. She was born in Wilmington, Del., prior to moving to Millville in 1973.

Loveland worked at Mountaire Farms in...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:26pm

Theodore Edward ‘Teddy’ Pawlik, 66

Theodore Edward “Teddy” Pawlik, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Middlesex Beach, Del., on Sept. 27, 2019. He wished to paraphrase Samuel Clemens by declaring that “Rumors of his death are not greatly exaggerated!” He was born on New...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:24pm

John Minus Vickers, 81

John Minus Vickers, 81, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on the morning of Sept. 23, 2019, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes, Del. He was born to Allen and Hilda Vickers on Sept. 9, 1938. He had eight brothers and three sisters.

He served...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:13pm

Richard Dale ‘Rick’ Smith, 57

Richard Dale “Rick” Smith, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., on July 17, 1962, to the late Charles E. Smith and Freda Smith.

He was employed by Quality Heating &...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Deborah Simmons, 62

On Sept. 24, 2019, Deborah Simmons, 62, passed away suddenly, bravely losing a brief battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in May of 1957 outside Baltimore.

Simmons attended public schools and then began her career in retail management...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Phillip Dale Murray, 65

Phillip Dale Murray, 65, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Sept. 30, 2019, in the care of Delaware Hospice and his loving family. He was born on April 3, 1954, in Lewes, Del., to the late Henry Dale and Marguerite Pettyjohn Murray.

Murray...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:12pm

Lloyd Junior ‘Jay’ Kirby, 79

Lloyd Junior “Jay” Kirby, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed on from this life to the next on Sept. 23, 2019, with his wife and children by his side. He was born on April 12, 1940, in Freemont, N.C., one of six children of the late John Lloyd and Rebecca...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:11pm

Morris E. ‘Cap’ Justice, 83

Morris E. “Cap” Justice, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Tuesday, Sept. 2019. He was born in Williamsville, Del., on Nov. 10, 1935, son of the late Isaac E. Justice and the late Vina A. (...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:10pm

Patricia F. ‘Pat’ Groff, 74

Patricia F. “Pat” Groff, 74, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Newark, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Cadia Healthcare Renaissance in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Oct. 4,...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:09pm

Paul Englert, 60

Paul Englert, 60, passed away unexpectedly in Selbyville, Del., on Sept. 3, 2019. He was born on April 17, 1959, in Baltimore, Md.

He graduated from the Gilman School in 1977 and from Yale University, with an economics degree, in 1981....

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:09pm

Dorothy B. Conaway, 85

Dorothy B. Conaway, 85, passed away peacefully into eternal glory at Milford (Del.) Hospice on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, while surrounded by her loving and adoring family, concluding her four-year fight against cancer. She was born July 13, 1934...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:08pm

Edwin F. Widmer, 94

Edwin F. Widmer, 94, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was born July 1, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Edwin Widmer and Louise (Megel) Widmer.

He was a...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:59am

John Clinton Massey, 96

John Clinton Massey, 96, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. He was born May 1, 1923, in Willards, Md., to the late Clinton and Wilsie J. Massey.

Massey was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a 33rd-...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:59am