Obituaries


Charles L. Duvall Jr., 88

Charles L. Duvall Jr., 88, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Burtonsville, Md., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home. He was born in Burtonsville on Dec. 25, 1930, son of the late Charles L....

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:26am

Thomas Richard ‘Tom’ Defibaugh, 79

Thomas Richard “Tom” Defibaugh, 79, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. His last dinner was with his loving wife, Suzy, and his three children, Susan, Traci and Scott. He enjoyed a chocolate milkshake and French fries, so...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:26am

John Henry Bamberger, 86

John Henry Bamberger, 86, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Lebanon, Pa., son of the late Irvin Bamberger and...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:25am

William Thomas ‘Bill’ Willin Jr., 85

William Thomas “Bill” Willin Jr., 85, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Del. He was born Friday, April 6, 1934, in Salisbury, Md., son of the late William Thomas Willin Sr. and...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:58am

George J. White, 57

George J. White, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Seasons Hospice Impatient Care in Newark, Del. He was born in Lebanon, Pa., son of the late George O. White and Dorothy (Bard) White.

White worked for Grotto Pizza in...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:57am

Nancy P. Resende, 67

Nancy P. Resende, 67, an Alexandria, Va., resident since 1981, died near her Old Town Alexandria home on July 31, 2019. She was born Jan. 13, 1952, in Charleston, W.Va., raised in the Pike Creek Valley area of suburban Wilmington, Del., and a...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:57am

Patrick J. ‘Paddy’ Namorato, 68

Patrick J. “Paddy” Namorato, 68, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 1950, son of the late Patsy Namorato...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:56am

Mary Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Main, 94

Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Main, 94, born on April 6, 1925, passed away Aug. 2, 2019, after a brief illness.

She was vibrant and active up until the very end. A longtime resident of Millville, Del., and Selbyville, Del., Main was preceded in...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:55am

Peter Issel Jr.

Peter Issel Jr. of Lewes, Del. passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Issel grew up in Columbia, Md., and graduated from Mount Saint Joseph High School in 1985. He then went on to attend and graduate from Ohio Wesleyan...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:55am

David A. Howell, 64

David A. Howell, 64, of Salisbury, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, with his children by his side, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Easton, Md., on July 4, 1955, son of the late Claude...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:54am

Lloyd Henry ‘Billo’ Hickman, 87

Lloyd Henry “Billo” Hickman, 87, passed away peacefully in the care of his loyal caretakers, friends and Seasons Hospice on Aug. 1, 2019, at his home in Ocean View, Del. He was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Williamsville, Md., (near Selbyville, Del.) to...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:53am

Robert Richard Hardy, 70

Robert Richard Hardy, 70, of Greenwood, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at home. He was born July 1, 1949. in Chester, Pa., son of the late John Hardy, Pearl...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:52am

Richard A. Calvo, 75

Richard A. Calvo, 75, passed away suddenly at his home in Millsboro, Del., on Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was the only child of Ricardo and Elvira Calvo of Jackson Heights, Queens, N.Y.

Calvo attended New York University (NYU) then...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:52am

Joanne L. Amsden, 88

Joanne L. Amsden, 88, of Milton, Del., formerly of Vernon, Conn., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:35am

Charles R. Taylor, 94

Charles R. Taylor, 94, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Riderwood, Md., passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born on Wednesday, May 13, 1925, in Monkton, Md., son of the late Charles Taylor and...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:25am

Lawrence J. ‘Larry’ Stern, 73

Lawrence J. “Larry” Stern, 73, of Millville, Del., formerly of Westfield, N.J., passed away peacefully at his home in Delaware on July 25, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Stern...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:24am

Thomas R. ‘Tom’ McGrath Sr., 73

Thomas R. “Tom” McGrath Sr., 73, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, Del. to the late Joseph T. McGrath and Rita J. (Denver) McGrath.

McGrath earned his master plumbing and heating license from Brown Vocational...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:21am

Philip Andrew ‘Nick’ Nicolosi, 90

Philip Andrew “Nick” Nicolosi, 90, of Millville, Del., formerly of Palm Coast and The Keys, Fla., and Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at his home. He was born in Garfield, N.J...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:20am

Charles ‘Lee’ Lindsay Jr., 40

Charles “Lee” Lindsay Jr., 40, of Dagsboro, Del., died on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1978, in Wilmington, Del., son of Charles L. Lindsay Sr. and Carol Reeser Lindsay of Dagsboro.

Lindsay was an avid...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:18am

Shawn Michael Horobin, 47

Shawn Michael Horobin, 47, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Cornwall, N.Y., on Sept. 17, 1971, to George...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:18am

Frances ‘Fran’ (Stamper) Hauer, 75

Frances “Fran” (Stamper) Hauer, 75, of Lewes Del., unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2019, at Celebration Hospital in Florida. She was born in West Virginia on Aug. 29, 1943, to the late Juel and Inez Stamper.

Hauer...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:17am

David Emory Groff, 65

David Emory Groff, 65, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Bethesda, Md., passed away at his home with his wife, Sandy, by his side. He was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Bethesda, Md., to the late Emory L. Groff and Twila DeMeio Groff, who survives him...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:16am

Della Mae Drew, 83

Della Mae Drew, 83, departed this earthly life very peacefully at 3:34 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, with her brother by her side at Cadia Healthcare Renaissance Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Clarksville, Del., on Nov. 11, 1935...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:15am

Shirley A. Benston, 94

Shirley A. Benston, 94, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at home, to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late James Reese Gault and Maryland (Richardson) Gault.

She was a homemaker...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:14am

Joanna Wroblewski, 75

Joanna Wroblewski, 75, of Ambler, Pa., formerly of Millville, Del., passed away and departed on her final journey on July 14, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Wroblewksi. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 7, 1943, to the late...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:59am

Ronald E. Wharton, 82

Ronald Edward Wharton, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home, on July 16, 2019. He was born July 28, 1936, at home in Seaford, Del., to the late Margaret Wharton and James Wharton.

Wharton was a...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:59am

Elisa Marie Suders, 57

Elisa Marie Suders, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at home, with her husband at her side. She was born on Nov. 29, 1961, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of Bertha Hebel and the late Harold Hebel. She graduated from Bel...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:58am

Emma ‘Jane’ Munsey, 83

Emma “Jane” Munsey, 83, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Gaithersburg Md., passed away and went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Born Jan. 18, 1936, to the late Homer Buster and Jessie Buster, in Powellton, W.Va., Munsey...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:58am

William ‘Mose’ ‘Bill’ Mosley, 70

William “Mose” “Bill” Mosley, 70, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of West Deptford, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., with his wife by his side. He was born in Scranton, Pa., on May 14,...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:57am

C. Ann Mitchell, 85

C. Ann Mitchell, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehab Health Center. She was born July 7, 1934, in Frankford, Del., to James Martin and Pauline Long.

Mitchell retired from work...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:56am

Patricia E. ‘Pat’ McHale, 89

Patricia E. “Pat” McHale, 89, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Gull Creek Senior Living in Berlin, Md. She was born in Media, Pa., to the late John Livingstone and Florence (Pinkerton) Edwards.

McHale graduated...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:56am

Nadine Louise (Mayer) Kelley, 85

Nadine Louise (Mayer) Kelley, 85, died July 13, 2019, at Riderwood Retirement community in Silver Spring, Md., as a result of complications from a fall at Riderwood earlier this year. She was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Sioux City, Iowa, the...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:55am

Jeffrey Andrew ‘Jeff’ Jackson, 76

Jeffrey Andrew “Jeff” Jackson, 76, of Ocean View, Del., died peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Delaware Hospice. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16, 1942, son of the late Thomas S. Jackson and the late Elizabeth (Jacobs) Jackson...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:54am

Larry A. Hayes, 71

Larry A. Hayes, 71, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at his home on July 18, 2019. He was born in Milford, Del., on Nov. 17, 1947, to the late Arthur Hayes and Ethel Givens Hayes.

Hayes was active in Boy Scouts and served in several...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:53am

Frederick H. ‘Ted’ ‘Fred’ Hall, 86

Frederick H. “Ted” “Fred” Hall, 86, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. He was born in Selbyville, Del., on Aug. 24, 1932, son of the late Jesse Herman Hall and the late...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:53am

Mary Ann Cross, 71

Mary Ann Cross, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born in Accomac County, Va., to the late Randolph Lee Thomas and Anna Bell Joynes Thomas.

She worked as a CNA at the...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:52am

John R. Cook, 72

John Cook, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lewiston, Maine, passed away and went home to his Savior Jesus on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at home with his wife by his side. He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 7, 1946, to the late Robert K. Cook and...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:51am

Irene M. Bartenfelder, 80

Irene M. Bartenfelder, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late William Renner and the late Marie (Krasiy)...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:50am

Elisa Marie Suders, 57

Elisa Marie Suders, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at home with her husband at her side.

She was born on Nov. 29, 1961, in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of Bertha and the...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 9:45am

Jack D. Snyder, 61

Jack D. Snyder, 61, of Gumboro, Del., passed away at home, with his family by his side, on Thursday, July 4, 2019. He was born Sept. 17, 1957, in Lewes, Del., to the late Theodore Snyder and Violet Pittman Snyder. Snyder was a school bus contractor...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:13pm

Kathy Phillips, 61

Kathy Phillips, 61, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, surrounded by her mother and family, and with her loving son Jimmy by her side, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was born April 26, 1958, in Washington, D.C.

Phillips enjoyed a...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:13pm

Donald L. Miller Sr., 69

Donald L. Miller Sr., 69, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Raymond and the late Irene (McClosky) Miller.

He had been an electrician for many years. He loved cutting...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:12pm

Denise M. Mahoney, 72

Denise M. Mahoney, 72, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Long Island, N.Y., on April 6, 1947, daughter of the late Woodrow “Moose” Shea and...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:12pm

Esther V. Jackson, 62

Esther V. Jackson, 62, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born in Lewes, Del., on July 15, 1956, to the late Prince E. Cannon and to Marian Cannon, who survives her.

Jackson...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:11pm

Lonnie Ray Hilliard Sr., 68

Lonnie Ray Hilliard Sr., 68, of Greenwood, Del., peacefully departed this life as he slept on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at his home in Greenwood. He began his life on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1951, in Selbyville, Del., the fifth of six children of...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:11pm

Andrew B. Harris, 85

Andrew B. Harris, 85, of Millville, Del., formerly of Dagsboro, Del., Patterson, N.Y., and Yorktown, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his home after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:10pm

Gerald Lee ‘Jerry’ ‘Doc’ Hand, 71

Gerald Lee “Jerry” “Doc” Hand, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center on Thursday, June 27, 2019. He was born on March 4, 1948 in Salem, N.J.

Hand was a retired Air Force master-sergeant, serving a combined 27...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:09pm

Gerald William Fryer Jr., 80

Gerald William Fryer Jr., 80, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Pottstown, Pa., passed away at home on July 6, 2019. He was born on Feb. 17, 1939, to the late Gerald W. Fryer Sr. and Marian LaRue Klink Fryer, in Pottstown. He was an only child...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:09pm

Betty H. Kelley, 90

Betty H. Kelley, 90, of Bishopville, Md., died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at home. She was born in Bishopville, daughter of the late Joseph W. Hickman and Stella (Tubbs) Hickman.

She had been a poultry grower for many years and owned Back...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:31pm

Lanis Jeanne Dubois, 62

Lanis Jeanne Dubois, 62, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, as a result of complications from a chronic illness, myelofibrosis. She was born March 31, 1957, in Jacksboro, Texas.

Dubois graduated in 1978 from Catawba College in...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:31pm