Obituaries


Angelina ‘Angie’ Silipo, 103

Angelina “Angie” Silipo, 103, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Trenton, N.J., passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro. She was born Nov. 26, 1915, in Nicastro, Italy, daughter of...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:23am

Eric J. Ralph, 59

Eric J. Ralph, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Seaford, Del., on Thursday, April 30, 1959, son of Alberta (Hickman) Ralph and the late Henry M. Ralph.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Thomas Bradley ‘Tommy’ Phillips Sr., 55

Thomas Bradley “Tommy” Phillips Sr., 55, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He was born in Seaford, Del., to Albert V. Phillips Sr. and the late Mary A. Smith Phillips.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Joseph ‘Tom’ Mulcare Jr., 79

Joseph “Tom” Mulcare Jr., 79, of Ocean View, Del., passed away at home, with his loving wife by his side, on March 24, 2019.

He was born in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 1939, son of the late Joseph and Margaret Mulcare. He retired from...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:20am

Pauline ‘Polly’ McCabe Higgins, 93

Pauline “Polly” McCabe Higgins, 93, died peacefully on March 28, 2019, with family by her side, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Millville, Del., to Amos and Margurite McCabe. She was the eldest of her...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:19am

Doris Elaine Egbert, 91

Doris Elaine Egbert, 91, of Selbyville, Del., passed away, surrounded by family and friends, at home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, just a few days short of her 92nd birthday. She was born in Essex, Md., daughter of the late Amos Alfred Crouch and...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:18am

Francis Edward ‘Frank’ Conlon, 84

Francis Edward “Frank” Conlon, 84, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wantagh, N.Y., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home.

Conlon was a proud Marine, a longtime member of the...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:14am

Marguerite M. Bunting, 97

Marguerite M. Bunting, 97, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at home. She was born in Selbyville, Del., daughter of the late Raymond McCabe and Myrtha (Hudson) McCabe.

She had worked as a clerk at the former Hastings...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:14am

Grace Anderson Beacham, 80

Grace Anderson Beacham, 80, of Duck Key, Fla., and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in Duck Key on March 24, 2019. She was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Gaithersburg, Md., daughter of the late O.W. Anderson and Mary Potter Anderson.

In addition...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:13am

Ralph Ervin ‘Buddy’ Whitley Jr., 64

Ralph Ervin “Buddy” Whitley Jr., 64, passed away on March 18, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., surrounded by his very dedicated and loving family. He was born on March 15, 1955, to the late Ralph E. Whitley Sr. and Patricia...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:22am

Jo-Ann E. Smith, 80

Jo-Ann E. Smith, 80, of Gumboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly, as a result of a car accident, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was born on July 17, 1938, in Seaford, Del.

She worked for NCR as a machine inspector and later was a poultry...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:21am

Natasha Reatig, 77

Natasha Reatig, 77, a fixture of the 1980s and 1990s Washington, D.C., cultural and arts scene, died in Bethany Beach, Del., on March 18, 2019, after an extended battle with cancer.

For more than two decades, her informal salons, held...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:20am

Ralph Ray Mumford, 80

Ralph Ray Mumford, 80, of Showell, Md., passed away peacefully, at his home, on March 21, 2019. He was born on March 29, 1938, to the late Robert and Laura Mumford, in Showell, Md.

Mumford was educated the Worcester County, Md., school...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:19am

Peggy Joyce Maxwell, 80

Peggy Joyce Maxwell, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Lanham, Md., died peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sunday, March 10, 2019. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16, 1939, the eldest of four children, to Gladys Lee...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:18am

Loretta M. Hitchens, 82

Loretta M. Hitchens, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Snow Hill, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at her home on Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born in Frankford, Del., on May 18, 1936, daughter of the late Monroe...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:17am

John Henry Hallett, 75

John Henry Hallett, 75, departed this life on March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born on April 21, 1943, in Wattsville, Va., to the late Robert Hallett and Mary (Hickman)...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:17am

Babette Ritter Greenwood, 80

Babette Ritter Greenwood, 80, of Seaford, Del., passed away in the comfort of her home on March 18, 2019. She was born in 1938 in Macungie, Pa., daughter of Robert and Winifred Ritter.

Greenwood worked for 30 years for several banking...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:16am

Edward F. ‘Eddie’ Florczyk, 89

Edward F. “Eddie” Florczyk, 89, of Chestertown, Md., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Chestertown, Md. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on June 12, 1929, son of the late Alexander...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:15am

Edward Thornton ‘Eddie’ Drew, 69

Edward Thornton “Eddie” Drew, 69, of Bishopville, Md., died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born on Nov. 2, 1949, in Millville, Del., to the late Orlando M. Drew Sr. and Eleanor C. (Thornton) Drew.

Drew received...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:15am

Sandra L. Bowden, 75

Sandra L. Bowden, 75, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on March 20, 2019, in her home, with her family by her side. She was born to Wilbert Chandler and Pearl (Wells) Chandler on June 4, 1943, in Selbyville, Del.

Bowden graduated from...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:10am

William P. ‘Bill’ Rogers Sr., 80

William P. “Bill” Rogers Sr., 80, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at home. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late Everett P. Rogers and Elsie (Davis) Rogers.

He retired after 35 years with DuPont in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:08pm

Jean L. Rankin, 89

Jean L. Rankin, 89, of Berlin, Md., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Schenectady, N.Y., daughter of the late William Cobb Lane Jr. and Frances (Doolittle) Lane.

She was a member of...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:07pm

Edmund M. ‘Ted’ Radcliffe, 87

Edmund M. “Ted” Radcliffe, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on March 15, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born at Easton Hospital on Dec. 29, 1931. Originally from Queenstown, Md., he was proud of his Eastern Shore...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:06pm

Michael J. McGinn, 61

Michael J. McGinn, 61, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2019. He was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Washington, D.C., to Margaret and Paul McGinn.

McGinn was a U.S. Postman for 30 years. He was a Harley Davidson...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:06pm

Floyd Robert Lathbury, 76

Floyd Robert Lathbury, 76, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at his home in Orange Park, Fla. He was born in 1942 in Salisbury, Md. He grew up in Ocean View, Del., and attended Lord Baltimore High School (where he met his wife,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:05pm

Phillip J. ‘Phil’ Lanasa, 82

Phillip J. Lanasa, 82, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born Oct. 19, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Michael Lanasa...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:04pm

Florence ‘Floss’ ‘Flo’ Fioravanti, 66

Florence “Floss” Fioravanti, 66, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly, yet peacefully, on March 15, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born on Oct. 17, 1952, in Manayunk, Pa., where she was raised by her late parents,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:03pm

Evelyn Savannah Ferguson, 90

Evelyn Savannah Ferguson, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center at Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Greenville, S.C.,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:02pm

Walter T. Decyk Jr., 72

Walter T. Decyk Jr., 72, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on March 4, 2019. He was born in Wilmington on Dec. 9, 1946, son of the late Walter T. Decyk Sr. and the late Idella (Hand) Decyk.

Decyk was a graduate...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:02pm

Phyllis M. Collyer, 90

Phyllis M. Collyer, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., and Newark, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 15, 2019, at her home. She was born June 10, 1928, in Randolph, Mass., daughter of the late...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:01pm

Alfred ‘Al’ Cody, 82

Alfred “Al” Cody, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at his home, on March 17, 2019, but his sarcasm, stubbornness and wit will never be forgotten. Born Sept. 13, 1936, Cody was a breakfast connoisseur, grill master, mixologist,...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Ronald W. Clark, 78

Ronald W. Clark, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of North Potomac, Md., passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Christiana Care hospital in Newark, Del., with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Terre Haute, Ind., son of...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Annetta Eulalia ‘Neta Lou’ Valliant Betton, 90

Annetta Eulalia Valliant “Neta Lou” Betton (“Neta Lou” to her Eastern Shore friends and “Lou” to her Millsboro friends) passed away at age 90, on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by an adoring family who loved her very much. She was born in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 2:57pm

Ann J. Banks, 92

Ann J. Banks, 92, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at her daughter’s home. She was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Showell, Md., daughter of the late Howard Jarmon and Viola (Rodgers)...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:51am

Joyce Ann Hammett, 58

Joyce Ann Hammett, 58, of Ocean City, Md., and formerly of Waldorf, Md., passed away gently, in the care of Coastal Hospice and Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., on March 10, 2019. She was born Jan. 16, 1961, in Maryland, to the late...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:50am

Robert ‘Bobby’ ‘Bear’ F. Harrington, 73

Robert “Bobby” “Bear” F. Harrington, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Key West, Fla., and Washington, D.C., passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Charlotte Hall (Md.) Veterans Home. He was born in Washington on Sept. 10, 1945, son of...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:49am

Thomas W. ‘Tom’ Hutson Jr., 90

Thomas W. “Tom” Hutson Jr., 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on March 26, 1928, son of the late Thomas W. Hutson Sr...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:48am

Vincent P. McCarron, 95

Vincent P. McCarron, 95, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Genesis Lofland Park Center in Seaford, Del. He was a native Washingtonian, born on April 15,...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:17am

Dorothy Ruth ‘Dottie’ Donaway Mitchell, 90

Dorothy Ruth ‘Dottie’ Donaway Mitchell, 90, formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday March 9, 2019, at the Manor House ACTS in Seaford, Del. She was born on Aug. 19, 1928, to the late Charles B. Donaway and Estella Jane More Donaway...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:14am

Deborah Ann ‘Deby’ (Gordon) Moore, 68

Deborah Ann “Deby” Gordon Moore, 68, passed away peacefully at Delaware Hospice on March 10, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of H. Lynn (Hoffman) Gordon Jankus of Lewes, Del., and the late John “Jack” E. Gordon. During her...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:13am

Mary A. Mumford, 89

Mary A. Mumford, 89, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at home. She was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Phoenixville, Pa., daughter of the late Jano Hasheian and Azniv (Manoogian) Hasheian.

She was a member of the AARP...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:12am

Andrew ‘Andy’ Pierce Sr., 70

Andrew “Andy” Pierce Sr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on March 8, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Leo Pierce and Dorothea Elder Pierce.

He was a veteran of the U.S...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:11am

Ruth T. Smith, 95

Ruth T. Smith, 95, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Bishopville, Md., died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born March 7, 1923, in Willards, Md., daughter of the late George R. Parsons and...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:09am

Frank J. Tumminello, 84

Frank J. Tumminello, 84, of Ocean City, Md., passed away at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

A Mass will be held on March 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 9903 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md....

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:16am

Wanda Arlene Taylor, 62

Wanda Arlene Taylor, 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. She was born in Millsboro on July 21, 1956, daughter of the late David Lynwood Taylor and Sarah B. Taylor.

Taylor graduated from...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:15am

Ingeborg ‘Inge’ Ramsburg, 90

Ingeborg ‘Inge’ Ramsburg, 90, of New Market, Md., died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Anna M. Ramsburg, and Robert O’Connor. She was born in Fulda, Germany, on March 14, 1928, daughter of Valentin...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:14am

Thomas J. ‘Tom’ Mullen, 73

Thomas J. ‘Tom’ Mullen, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, under the care of Delaware Hospice and with his loving wife, Karen, grandson Ryan and cherished four-legged buddy Max by his side. He was...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:13am

Albert F. ‘Butch’ Losink, 68

Albert F. ‘Butch’ Losink, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Croydon, Pa., passed away peacefully, with his family around him, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 5, 1950.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:12am

Samuel S. ‘Sam’ Hunt, 81

Samuel S. ‘Sam’ Hunt, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Swedesboro, N.J., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born July 7, 1937, in Swedesboro, N.J., one of 16...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:12am

Robert Hyatt Hack, 75

Robert Hyatt Hack, 75, passed away on Feb. 27, 2019. He was born April 14, 1943, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Jane and Raymond Hack.

He graduated from John Bartram high school in Philadelphia. He was a member of Local 420 Steamfitters in...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:11am