Obituaries


Diana Lynn (Blair) Klick, 53

Diana Lynn (Blair) Klick, 53, of Salisbury, Md., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends, following a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Born...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am

Joseph H. Kamrad, 72

Joseph H. Kamrad, 72, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was a longtime resident of Pennington, N.J.

Kamrad worked as supervisor of investigations for the State of New Jersey’s DMAHS/Human Services, and upon his...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am

Hester Elizabeth Harmon, 74

Hester Elizabeth ‘Sis’ Harmon, 74, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at her Millsboro, Del., residence. She was born on Jan. 5, 1944, in Frankford, Del., to the late Preston Sylvester Sr. and Catherine...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:20am

Janet Gelato, 72

Janet Lois (Meicke) Gelato, 72, formerly of Millsboro, Del., died of colon cancer on Aug. 30, 2018, at Seasons Hospice Unit in Newark, Del. She was born on Aug. 23, 1946, in Jersey City, N.J., to William and Dorothy Meicke.

Gelato...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:19am

Brielle Monroe Farlow, 6

Brielle Monroe Farlow, 6, of Frankford, Del., passed away and gained her heavenly wings on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, as the result of a tragic automobile accident in Millsboro, Del. She was born on May 16, 2012, in Lewes, Del., to Brittany Lynne...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am

David E. Ehrlich, 71

It is with great sadness that the family of David Edward Ehrlich, 71, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Seattle, Wash., announced his passing on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., on March 27, 1947, to the late David Ehrlich and Marie...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:17am

Francis Xavier ‘Frank’ Celeste, 78

Francis Xavier “Frank” Celeste, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Annapolis, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in New...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:16am

David Lawrence Whear, 79

David Lawrence Whear, 79, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at home. He was born in Medford, Mass., son of the late Roger Whear and Beatrice (Moran) Whear.

He retired from work as a salesman with Pohanka in Salisbury, Md...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:16am

Anita ‘Louise’ Stone, 79

Anita “Louise” Stone, 79, of Willards, Md., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Aug. 31 2018, at her home. She was born in Selbyville, Del., on Jan. 9, 1939, daughter of the late Handy B. West and...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:15am

Pauline Phillips, 75

Pauline Phillips, 75, of Gumboro, Del., passed away from this earth to her place in the Kingdom of God on Sept. 3, 2018.

Phillips was a vibrant woman who served in many roles during her life, including being owner/operator of a poultry...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:14am

Leroy F. Merson Jr., 85

Leroy F. Merson Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., died on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Savage, Md., to Leroy F. Merson Sr. and Birdie Merson.

Merson attended the public...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:13am

Joyce Lowman Laiacona, 69

Joyce Lowman Laiacona, 69, departed this life on Sept. 3, 2018.

She loved to quilt, visit antique shops, nap, attend Bay Shore Community Church and watch the soaps with her husband.

Laiacona is survived by her husband of 15 years,...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:12am

Richard ‘Norris’ Derrickson, 62

Richard “Norris” Derrickson, 62, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Derrickson was born in Lewes, Del., and raised in Ocean View, Del., son of the late Oliver M. Derrickson Sr....

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:11am

Wendy Cherniski, 50

Wendy Cherniski, 50, of Harbeson, Del., passed away, surrounded by friends and family, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. She was born in Chester Heights, Pa., daughter of Rosemary Cybak of Harbeson, Del., and Robert Cherniski of Chester, Pa.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:09am

Ralph James Allen, 88

Ralph James Allen, 88, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Alexandria, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Townsend, Ohio, on May 29, 1930, son of the late Dale Blair...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:08am

The Rev. Gary Lyle Baer, 76

The Rev. Gary Lyle Baer, 76, died peacefully on Aug. 31, 2018, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md. He was the son of the late Alma (Frampton) Baer and is survived by his father, Glenn Baer of Westminster, Md.

Baer was a 1959...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:20pm

Marguerite Capriotti, 85

Marguerite Capriotti, 85, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Drexel Hill, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 20, 1932, daughter of the late William Trasatti and Ellen (Bennett)...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:19pm

Terry C. Davis, 60

Terry C. Davis, 60, of Millsboro, Del., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., and is the son of Geraldine (Hopkins) Davis and the late Franklin William Davis Jr.

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:18pm

Ralph Rogers Elliott, 92

Ralph Rogers Elliott, 92, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was born April 6, 1926, to the late Charles W. Elliott and Georgia Rogers Elliott.

Elliott retired from work for the Delaware State Highway Department on April 1, 1988. He...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:17pm

Donald Eugene Hall, 69

Donald Eugene Hall, 69, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Middletown, Del., passed away on Sept. 2, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. He was born in West Grove, Pa., on July 6, 1949, to the late Paul A. Hall and Mary Elizabeth Nickle Hall....

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:16pm

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Kelley III

Robert J. “Bob” Kelley III of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Aug. 29, 2018.

He graduated from Polytechnic High School in Baltimore, Md., where he was a member and president of Gamma Phi fraternity. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S....

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:14pm

Catherine D. ‘Kay’ Loysen, 88

Catherine D. “Kay” Loysen, 88, of Ocean View, Del., alumna of Jamaica High School and Alleghany College, and proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Aug. 26...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:11pm

June B. Powell, 88

June B. Powell, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Dagsboro, daughter of the late William Baker and Ruth (Donoway) Baker.

She had been an assistant...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:10pm

Barbara Hastings Rogers, 69

Barbara Hastings Rogers, 69, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Del., on Aug. 26, 2018. She was born on Jan. 28, 1949, to the late Glenn L. Hastings and Elizabeth Burton Hastings in Lewes, Del...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:08pm

Ethel Mae Spencer, 99

Ethel Mae Spencer, 99, of Salisbury, Md., and formerly of Gumboro, Del., passed away in the care of Genesis HealthCare in Salisbury, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. She was born on June 28, 1919, to the late Harvey W. Tyndall and Mary Hester...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:03pm

Nancy ‘Na’ Alexander Anderson, 93

Nancy “Na” Alexander Anderson, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug 19, 2018, surrounded by family at her home in Naples, Fla. She was born in 1925 in Seaford, Del., daughter of Harry and Bernice Alexander.

Anderson was a lifelong...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:52pm

Harriet W. Baker, 93

Harriet W. Baker, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was one of seven daughters of Harry E. Williams and Louise C. (Hudson) Williams.

Baker was a life-...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:51pm

Kathryn Bodley, 89

 

Kathryn Bodley, 89, of Seaford, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at the Manor House in Seaford, Del.

Services and interment were to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Manor...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:50pm

Katherine Elizabeth Cress, 94

Katherine Elizabeth Cress, 94, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Aug. 25, 2018, in her home.

Cress and her husband, Eldred, who preceded her in death, operated a dairy farm in Frankford, Del.

She is survived by two sons, Eldred Cress...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:48pm

Elaine M. Fogg, 88

Elaine M. Fogg, 88, of Harbeson, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Aug. 22, 2018, in the loving care of her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. She was born in Minnesota and raised in Canton, N.J., moved to Pennsylvania to work and...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:46pm

Michael Joseph Friello, 91

Michael Joseph Friello, 91, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Camp Springs, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at his devoted niece and caregiver’s home in Ocean View, Del.

Friello...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:42pm

Donald Edward Oliphant Sr., 77

Donald Edward Oliphant Sr., 77, passed away in the care of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., on Aug. 21, 2018. He was born on March 12, 1941, in Millsboro, Del., to the late Edward E. Oliphant and Delaphine Mitchell Oliphant.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:39pm

Victor ‘Yuito’ Agosto Rios, 70

Victor “Yuito” Agosto Rios, 70, passed away on Aug. 21, 2018, in the care of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 1, 1947, the son of Ellias and Adella Rios Agosto.

He was a drywall and...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:35pm

Ethel M. ‘June’ (Pote) Vogt, 68

Ethel M. “June” (Pote) Vogt, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newtown, Pa., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at her home, after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was born...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:34pm

Mary E. Walls, 72

Mary E. Walls, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at home. She was born in Winchester, Va., daughter of the late John Clark and Elizabeth (Emonds) Clark.

She had been a receptionist for Sands Motel in Fenwick Island,...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:22pm

John Gilbert ‘Jack’ Barrett, 79

John Gilbert “Jack” Barrett, 79, of Berlin, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at his home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he spent his early childhood in Richmond and Roanoke, Va., and in Baltimore, Md.

Barrett moved to...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:49pm

Patricia Mary ‘Pat’ Hayes, 86

Patricia Mary “Pat” Hayes, 86, of Millville, Del., recently of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at her home.

Hayes was the wife of G. Deryck Hayes, who preceded her in death, as did...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:48pm

Frederick ‘Rick’ Sabin III, 73

Frederick “Rick” Sabin III, 73, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 1944, son of the late Frederick Sabin II...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:44pm

Antoinette Kasparian, 82

Antoinette Kasparian, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at her home, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. She was born in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 1936, and immigrated to the...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:40pm

Janet B. Lyons, 85

Janet B. Lyons, 85, of Fenwick Island, Del., died July 4, 2018, at home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Roxana, Del., daughter of the late Ernest Bunting and Florence Lekites Ewell, and her step-father, Robert Wilson Ewell....

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:34pm

Marian Hannan Middendorf, 93

Marian Hannan Middendorf, 93, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Aug. 14, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William B. Middendorf Sr. She is survived by 12 children, Sue...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:33pm

Jean Elizabeth (Berner) Mitchell, 60

Jean Elizabeth (Berner) Mitchell, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. She was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late Robert Joseph Berner Sr. and Mary Joyce Weikel Berner.

Mitchell was...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:32pm

Lawrence H. ‘Larry’ Wood, 76

Lawrence H. “Larry” Wood, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Centreville, Va., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at his home. He was born in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 16, 1942, son of the late Joseph Wood and...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:30pm

Sonya M. Ambrose

Sonya M. Ambrose of South Bethany, Del., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Mahanoy, Pa., the youngest daughter among the eight children of the late Very Rev. Basil J. Macknik and Mary (Tokay) Macknik...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:11pm

Annette F. Azud, 89

Annette F. Azud, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Easton, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Pluckemin, N.J., on June 1, 1929, daughter of the late Raymond Farley and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:10pm

Carolyn M. Brunner, 93

Carolyn M. Brunner, 93, of Newark, Del., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Christiana Care Health Systems. She was born in East Lansdowne, Pa., on Dec. 28, 1924, and raised in Sussex County, Del., daughter of the late William E. Powell and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:08pm

Voneita Y. Burton, 58

Voneita Y. Burton, 58, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. She was born March 19, 1960, in Lewes, Del., to the late Harlan Jackson and Bernice Wright Jackson.

Burton was a member of Israel United Methodist Church in Lewes...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:07pm

John P. ‘Jack’ Carey, 83

John P. “Jack” Carey, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the Samaritan Hospice Center at Voorhees in New Jersey. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1934, son of the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

Callie Marie (Lawson) Cook, 33

Callie Marie (Lawson) Cook, 33, of Bridgeville, Del., formally of Myersville, Md., passed away and “became a bright star” on Aug. 1, 2018. She is shining on, watching over her husband, Brian and her “Little Man,” Declan; her parents, Kenny and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:02pm

George A. LeCates Sr., 80

George A. LeCates Sr., 80, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. He was born in Laurel on Jan. 25, 1938, to the late Granville W. LeCates and Mary Louise Long LeCates.

LeCates was a truck driver for Perdue Farms for 24...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:38pm