Obituaries


Randy K. Murray, 68

Randy K. Murray 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at his home, with family by his side. He fought a brave battle against cancer.

Murray graduated from the University of Delaware in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree....

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:26am

Ruth W. McFall, 77

Ruth W. McFall, 77, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Yeadon, Pa., passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Darby, Pa., on April 18, 1941, daughter of the late William H. Wells and Rose...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:25am

Carol Ann Givans, 64

Carol Ann Givans, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, surrounded by her family, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 23, 1954, to the late Johnny Lathbury and Joyce Clark Lathbury...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:23am

Barbara Lee Carmean, 70

Barbara Lee Carmean, 70, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. She was born in Lewes, Del., on Feb. 14, 1948, to the late John Layton and Ruth Chandler Layton.

Carmean worked as a machine operator for Arrow Safety and...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:21am

Donald ‘Zippy’ Brady, 87

Donald “Zippy” Brady, 87, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 26, 1931, son of the late Charles...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:19am

Randy K. Murray, 68

 

 

Randy K. Murray 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at his home, with family by his side. He fought a brave battle against cancer.

 

Murray graduated from...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:06am

Janice L. Veasey, 79

Janice L. Veasey, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

A graveside service was to be held Sept. 22, 2018, at St. John’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Georgetown, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:39pm

James J. ‘Jim’ Turc Jr., 77

James J. Turc “Jim” Jr., 77, passed away Sept. 18, 2018, at his home in Harbeson, Del. Born Aug. 8, 1941, Turc was an avid fisherman and hunter who enjoyed being outdoors. He worked most of his life as a tile installer in Maryland and Delaware....

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:39pm

Dennis R. Tingle, 70

Dennis R. Tingle, 70, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at his home, with his canine companion, Bella, by his side. He was born in Selbyville on June 1, 1948, to the late Edward Tingle and Roxie (Wilkerson)...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:38pm

Lisa A. Stroud, 57

Lisa A. Stroud, 57, of Frankford, Del., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Wilmington, Del., daughter of Genevieve (Johnson) Kessler and the late Jerry Larue Kessler Sr.

Stroud had been a...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:37pm

John Joseph Rieder, 83

John Joseph Rieder, 83, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He was born in Gloucester City, N.J., on Nov. 16, 1934, to the late John and Laura Rieder.

Rieder retired from work at...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:36pm

Donald G. Pusey, 75

Donald G. Pusey, 75, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Millsboro, Del., on Nov. 1, 1942, son of the late William H. Pusey and Maggie M. (Greenwalt)...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:34pm

John F. Murphy, 88

John F. Murphy, 88, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in New York City, N.Y., on July 6, 1930.

Murphy proudly...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:33pm

Robert N. ‘Rob’ Karpin, 56

Robert N. “Rob” Karpin, 56, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at his home. He was born in Chichester, Pa., on Jan. 2, 1962.

Karpin graduated from Chichester High...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:33pm

George A. Humes, 81

George A. Humes, 81, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late George A. Humes and Winifred (Callahan) Humes.

Humes served in the U.S....

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:32pm

David R. Cornish Sr., 78

David R. Cornish Sr., 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Glenolden, Pa., to the late Robert Cornish and Florence Walls Cornish.

Cornish worked as a night clerk...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:31pm

Walter Frederick ‘Fred’ Carlsten, 78

Walter Frederick “Fred” Carlsten, 78, of Milford, Del., passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the second son of Rolf Norbert Carlsten and Marian DuBois Carlsten.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:29pm

Maxine Cora Baker, 72

Maxine Cora Baker, 72, of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, when she passed away suddenly from complications of a stroke. She was born in Milford, Del., on June 7, 1946, to the late Harry and...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:28pm

Hazel Carey Zimmerman, 101

Hazel Carey Zimmerman, 101, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Milton, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. She was born in Milford, Del., on May 8, 1917, daughter of the late John C. Mitchell and the late Emma (Joseph) Mitchell.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:24am

John R. ‘Big John’ Townsend Jr., 66

John R. “Big John” Townsend Jr., 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Del. He was born May 25, 1952, in Milford, son of the late John Townsend and Hilda (Lynch) Townsend.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:23am

Hunter ‘Scott’ Sturgis, 63

Hunter “Scott” Sturgis, 63, died peacefully at home, after a long illness, on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. He was born in Biloxi, Miss., second son of Jack and Becky Dirickson Sturgis, and grew up in Delmar, Md.

In 1978,...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:23am

Herbert V. Melson, 84

Herbert V. Melson, 84, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Selbyville, Del., on Feb. 17, 1934, son of the late...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:22am

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