Obituaries

Joshua N. Brenneman, 24,

Joshua N. Brenneman, 24, of Delmar, Del., lost his battle and passed away on June 21, 2018. Born on April 5, 1994, in York, Pa., he was the son of Andrew Brenneman and Rae Nelson.

He had a kind heart and a smile that could light up the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:57pm

Viola Mary Carver, 85

Viola Mary Carver, 85, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. She was born on Sunday, April 30, 1933, in Elkton, Md., daughter of the late Samuel and Viola (Kiker) Aro...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:57pm

Charles L. Clark Jr., 70

Charles L. Clark Jr., 70, of Laurel, Del., passed away on June 25, 2018, in the care of Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was born Oct. 9, 1947, to the late Charles L. Clark Sr. and Sylvia Johnson Clark.

As a child, Clark loved...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:56pm

John Dennis Greene Jr., 76

John Dennis Greene Jr., 76, of Millville, Del., affectionately known as “Big John,” passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Monday, March 16, 1942, in Hampton, Tenn., son of the late John Dennis...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:55pm

Granville Leroy ‘Bozie’ Holston, 91

Granville Leroy “Bozie” Holston, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 28, 2018. He was born on Aug. 2, 1926, to the late William and Sadie Holston in Lewes, Del. He was the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:54pm

Agnes Geoghegan ‘Granny’ Hurley, 86

Agnes G. “Granny” Hurley passed away on June 22, 2018. Born on Nov. 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Hansel A. Geoghegan and Mabel Airey Geoghegan.

After graduating from Cambridge (Md.) High School in 1948, she attended Easton...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:54pm

Ercole O. Iacchetta, 88

Ercole O. Iacchetta, 88, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, June 29, 2018, at home. He was born in Abruzzi, Italy, son of the late Ottavio Iacchetta and Settimia (Tiburzi) Iacchetta.

Iacchetta was a stone mason for many years. He enjoyed...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:53pm

Barbara Elaine (Stradley) Lindinger, 82

Barbara Elaine (Stradley) Lindinger, 82, of Wilmington, Del., and Ocean View, Del., passed away on June 28, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends, at her home at State Street Assisted Living in Dover, Del. She was born on Aug. 12, 1935, in...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:53pm

Loretta May Rickards, 76

Loretta May Rickards, 76, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Hockessin, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 31, 1941, daughter of the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:52pm

Charles Thomas ‘Junior’ Sample Jr., 49

Charles Thomas “Junior” Sample Jr., 49, was born on Nov. 2, 1968, in Lewes, Del., to the late Charles Thomas Sample Sr. and to Frances Purnell Sample, who survives him. He was unexpectedly called to rest on June 24, 2018, while at home in...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:52pm

Marjorie D. (Small) Schaefer, 83

Marjorie D. (Small) Schaefer, 83, of South Bethany, Del., passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018, after a brief illness.

Schaefer was an avid gardener who tended to seemingly hundreds of plants she grew from seed each spring. She was also...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:52pm

Richard M. ‘Richie’ Talbot, 32

Richard M. “Richie” Talbot, 32, of Milton, Del., formerly of Maple Shade, N.J., passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 27, 1985.

He was a gifted artist and a talented tattoo artist as well.

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:51pm

Thelma Louise (Mitchell) Walraven

Thelma Louise (Mitchell) Walraven passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 28, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

Walraven graduated from Wilmington (Del.) High School in 1936 and attended Wilmington Business College. She married...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:51pm

Elise Curry Brownell, 98

Elise Curry Brownell, 98, formerly of Kensington, Md., died Monday, June 25, 2018, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She had been a resident of Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island, near Selbyville, Del.,...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:36pm

Donald Lee Carmean, 62

Donald Lee Carmean, 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018, at home in the care of his family. He was born Feb. 19, 1956, to the late Donaldson P. “Firpo” Carmean and Kathryn “Kitty” Beebe Carmean.

Carmean retired...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:35pm

Julie L. Eckler

The beloved Julie Eckler passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. Her battle with cancer and pain is over. She loved life and was such a joy to be with. Her world was centered around her only daughter, Brandi, who lit up her life. They shared so...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:35pm

Ricky Preston Foskey, 59

Ricky Preston Foskey, 59, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 30, 1958, to the late Preston H. Foskey and to Dianna Sanders, who survives him....

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:35pm

Tullis ‘Jim’ Gerald, 79

Tullis “Jim” Gerald, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Salem, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on June 21, 2018.

Gerald had retired in 1999 from Public Service Electric & Gas Company after 25 years of...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:34pm

Jane T. Leja, 70

Jane T. Leja, 70, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Leja retired from work for the State of Delaware, having worked as a cafeteria aid for many years.

Services were to be private. Condolences may be sent...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:34pm

Michael Anthony ‘Mike’ Neary, 60

Michael Anthony “Mike” Neary, 60, of Frankford, Del. formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 13, 1957, son of the late Thomas Neary...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:33pm

Milton E. ‘Bill’ Phillips, 83

Milton E. “Bill” Phillips, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born on April 3, 1935, in Gumboro, Del., to the late Norman A. Phillips and Beatrice G. White Phillips.

Phillips was a truck driver and also...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:33pm

Roberta D. ‘Bert’ Savage, 79

Roberta D. “Bert” Savage, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Lititz, Pa., on June 7, 1939, to the late Warren Decker and Elva (Schrieber...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:33pm

Eugene ‘Gene’ Bunting, 90, and Mary Gray Bunting, 90

Eugene “Gene” Bunting and Mary Gray Bunting, lifelong residents of Selbyville, Del., crossed over the river into the arms of their Savior within 10 hours of each other last week. They were both 90. Mary Bunting passed on the evening of June 12,...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:07pm

Albert C. ‘Al’ Hillegas, 81

Albert C. “Al” Hillegas, 81, of South Bethany, Del., formerly of Lanham, Md., passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home. He was born in Johnstown, Pa., on Nov. 13, 1936, son of the late Eugene Hillegas and Mary (Baka) Hillegas.

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:06pm

William Merle ‘Bill’ Hitchens Sr., 70

William Merle “Bill” Hitchens Sr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., peacefully passed away on June 12, 2018, at home, with his wife, Marabella Hitchens, at his side. He was born on Oct. 14, 1947, in Milford, Del., to the late William T. “Bill” Hitchens...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:06pm

Willard R. ‘Bill’ Kelley, 72

Willard R. “Bill” Kelley, 72, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Ferndale, Md., and Arlington, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was born in Ferndale on April 19, 1946, son of the late Willard Rex Kelley and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:05pm

Leonard ‘Lenny’ Lesniowski, 71

Leonard “Lenny” Lesniowski, 71, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Tabernacle, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Lesniowski was born...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:05pm

Thomas John Madigan, 77

Thomas John Madigan, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Potomac, Md., died on June 12, 2018. He was born on June 28, 1940, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Madigan practiced dentistry by serving with the U.S. Army, stationed in Qui Nhon,...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:05pm

Mary Alice Voorhees, 72

Mary Alice Voorhees, 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born on June 21, 1945, in Lakewood, N.J., daughter of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:04pm

James P. ‘Jim’ West, 76

James P. “Jim” West, 76, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Snow Hill, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Lakeland, Fla., on March 28, 1942, son of the late...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:04pm

Frances Mae Calhoun, 80

Frances Mae Calhoun, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Millsboro, Del. She was the beloved wife of the late Dewey L. Calhoun Sr. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Stephen F. Shean and Beatrice M (Ditlow) Shean...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:01pm

Loretta Michael Cykosky, 59

Loretta Michael Cykosky, 59, died suddenly at home on Tuesday June 5, 2018. Born on Oct. 22, 1958, in Baltimore, Md., she lived in Millsboro, Del., and was a homemaker after several years in retail.

Cykosky loved spending time with her...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Iva B. Dennis, 83

Iva B. Dennis, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at home. She was born in Selbyville, daughter of the late Elisha Alvin Bunting and Florence Anna (Townsend) Bunting.

Dennis was a poultry grower and homemaker. She was a...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Ralph Lewis Holloway, 92

Ralph Lewis Holloway, 92, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, after valiantly fighting Alzheimer’s disease for more than 15 years. Born in Selbyville, Del., he had resided in Frankford since his marriage to Eunice...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:59pm

John J. Leyanna, 90

John J. Leyanna, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home. He was born in Milmont Park, Pa., on April 24, 1928, son of the late Clarence A. Leyanna and the late Florence (Eckert)...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:59pm

Mary Lu McCabe, 67

Mary Lu McCabe, 67, of Frankford, Del., passed away on April 27, 2018. She was born Oct. 27, 1950, daughter of Wilson O. “Sonny” and Bettye Tingle McCabe, who preceded her in death. 

McCabe graduated from John M. Clayton High School in...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

Amy Hogan Reiner, 59

Amy Hogan Reiner, 59, of Frankford, Del., died Friday, June 1, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but had made Sussex County, Del., her home for more than 20 years. She loved the ocean and often...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

Leroy Gerald ‘Jerry’ Rolfes, 57

Leroy Gerald “Jerry” Rolfes, 57, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Ocean City, Md., passed away at home, with his wife by his side, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 8, 1960, son of the late Gerald Gregory Rolfes...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:57pm

Paul Wesley Saneholtz, 76

Paul W. Saneholtz, 76, of Ocean View, Del., died Sunday June 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born March 7, 1942, in Sunbury, Pa.

Saneholtz’s family moved to Herndon, Pa., where he helped...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:54pm

Daniel H. Shirley, 98

Daniel H. Shirley, 98, of Ocean View, Del., and Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Clinton, Md., passed away on Saturday, June 9 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 14, 1920, son of the late Otis G...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:49pm

Noble F. Simpson, 92

Noble F. Simpson, 92, of Millville, Del., peacefully entered eternal life on June 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on May 9, 1926, in Takoma Park, Md., son of the late Noble F....

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:48pm

Barbara Jean Atkins, 66

Barbara Jean Atkins, 66, of Georgetown, Del., passed away as the results of an automobile accident on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was born in Lewes, Del., on Feb. 1, 1952, daughter of the late Wallace Truitt Sr. and the late Marian (Mills)...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:03pm

Alvin B. Conaway, 90

Alvin B. Conaway, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 25, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born in Laurel, Del., on May 13, 1928, to the late Raymond L. Conaway and Verdie...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:03pm

Donald ‘Rol’ Tubbs Jr., 58

Donald “Rol” Tubbs Jr., 58, of Dagsboro Del., passed away in the presence of his loved ones on Thursday, May 31, 2018. He was born on Oct. 5, 1959, son of Donald Tubbs Sr. and Joyce Tubbs, in Lewes, Del.

Tubbs enjoyed hunting, camping,...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:02pm

Debra ‘Debbie’ (Mulrooney) Vickers, 63

Debra “Debbie” (Mulrooney) Vickers, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of Jeanne (Orga) Mulrooney and Martin J. Mulrooney III.

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Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:02pm

Marilee Miller Backus, 90

Marilee Miller Backus, 90, of Millsboro, Del., born Jan. 13, 1928, in West Virginia, and wife of Rev. Dr. Arthur Backus, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, as peacefully and quietly as she lived her life.

She was the daughter of John...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:14pm

Mary Ann Willging Bernier, 82

Mary Ann Willging Bernier, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Bernier was the beloved wife of the late Deacon Bernard Bernier Jr.; mother of Ann Rogers...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:13pm

Howard Louis Heim, 99

Howard Louis Heim, 99, of Millsboro, Del., and Lakeland, Fla., died May 11, 2018, in Florida. Born on March 13, 1920, in Hoboken, N.J., he was the only child of Florence and Howard Heim.

After graduating from Syracuse University in 1941,...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:12pm

David P. Lathbury, 58

David P. Lathbury, 58, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born in Lewes, Del., on June 10, 1959, son of the late Robert W. Lathbury and the late Ethel Mae (Smith)...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:12pm

Rosalie Grehofsky Monahan, 81

Rosalie Grehofsky Monahan, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and left this world peacefully, holding her family’s hands and touching their hearts with a caress that will last eternally. She was born Rosalie Jane Reis, the third of four sisters...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:11pm