Obituaries


Edward R. ‘Eddie’ Bunting, 82

Edward R. “Eddie” Bunting, 82, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Bunting was a retired auto mechanic. He enjoyed going to Bunting’s Garage in Dagsboro, Del., and visiting with his brother, Ellison...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:30pm

Linda Lee Bravo, 70

Linda Lee Bravo, 70, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Maryland, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019, in South Bethany, Del. She was born March 28, 1949, in Fort Meade, Md., daughter of the late Charles Eugene Matthews and the late Betty...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:30pm

Dorothy ‘Joan’ Borradaile, 71

Dorothy “Joan” Borradaile, 71, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Annapolis, Md., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, June 29, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Oct. 17, 1947, in...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:28pm

Mary E. Allgor, 90

Mary E. Allgor, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Yardley, Pa., passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro. She was born April 30, 1929, in Rahway, N.J., daughter of the late Edwin...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:28pm

Stanley H. Wetreich, 83

Stanley H. Wetreich, 83, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Seaford Center in Seaford, Del., after a short illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sol and Bessie Wetreich, and his wife, Viola.

Services were...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:48am

Kenneth S. Turnage, 34

Kenneth S. Turnage, 34 of Millsboro Del., passed away unexpectedly June 17, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He had been employed for the last 14 years by the Ocean City (Md.) Convention Center, where he was an accomplished trades...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:47am

Elaine M. Shockley, 70

Elaine M. Shockley, 70, of Georgetown, Del., died peacefully at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Saturday, June 15, 2019, after battling cancer for two years. She was the daughter of the late Marvin and Lucy Hopkins of Chincoteague,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:46am

Harry Scopinich, 95

Harry Scopinich, 95, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of the Hamilton area of Baltimore, Md., passed away on June 15, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a long and exceptional life. He was a member of the “World’s Greatest Generation.”

He...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:45am

Edward C. Schlein, 87

Edward C. Schlein, 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Williamstown, Pa., son of the late Albert Charles and Mary Ella (Shomper) Schlein.

He was a retired...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:44am

Brian K. Robbins, 58

Brian K. Robbins, 58, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Lewes, Del., on July 18, 1960, son of the late Franklin D. Robbins and...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:42am

Julie Walton Moore, 63

Julie Walton Moore, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., died at home on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. She was born in Windsor, United Kingdom, daughter of the late Rennison Maby and Joan (Walton) Maby.

She had worked for the Loudoun County (Va.) School...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:42am

Stephanie A. Kochinski, 64

Stephanie A. Kochinski, 64, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Norristown, Pa., passed away at home on Friday, June 14, 2019. She was born in Norristown on May 18, 1955, daughter of the late Charles Wilbur Speelhoffer and the late Ethel (Zigouras)...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:41am

Ralph James Giangreco, 69

Ralph James Giangreco, 69, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2019, at his home. He was born in Lancaster on Jan. 18, 1950.

He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High in 1967, went...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:40am

Andrew T. ‘Andy’ Benson, 35

Andrew T. “Andy” Benson, 35, of Bishopville, Md., died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of Glenn and Debbie Benson of Bishopville and Annette (Vickers) Scorah of Selbyville, Del....

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:39am

Ellen ‘Bernadette’ Allan, 73

Ellen “Bernadette” Allan, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Belfast in Northern Ireland on March 8, 1946, daughter of the late Samuel McCabe and Susan (Strong) McCabe...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:38am

William E. Airey, 81

William E. Airey, 81, of Long Neck, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Airey was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Thelma. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine (Musella) Airey and is...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:37am

Carol Ann Yilmaz, 76

Carol Ann Yilmaz, 76, died unexpectedly on June 4, 2019, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of W. Joseph Thompson and Helen E. (Johannessen) Thompson.

Yilmaz graduated...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:30am

William Oscar ‘Bill’ Shook, 86

William Oscar “Bill” Shook, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2019, surrounded in the love of his family. He was born March 15, 1933, in Hellertown, Pa., to Oscar E. Shook and Mildred Edelman Shook.

Shook...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Herman Thomas Askuwheteau Chankoowashtay Robbins, 75

Herman Thomas Askuwheteau Chankoowashtay Robbins, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends at home. He was born and raised in Wilmington Del., son of the late William “Buster” Robbins and...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:21am

Lewis Godfrey ‘Lew’ Reeves, 94

Lewis Godfrey “Lew” Reeves, 94, peacefully passed away and went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by his family, on June 8, 2019. Of his 94 years, 93 were very good and one not-so. He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Bridgeton, N.J., to the late...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:21am

Bruce Lee Hudson, 66

Bruce Lee Hudson, 66, of Frankford, Del., passed away at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, June 9, 2019. He was born Jan. 12, 1953, in Selbyville, Del., to Anna Hudson and the late Reginald Taylor.

Hudson was a 1971 graduate of...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:20am

Bessie McClernon Esposito, 79

Bessie M. Esposito, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Delaware Hospice Center. She was born on Aug. 15, 1939, in Reading, Pa., to the late Sarah and Herbert Sauers.

She worked at Eckerd’s and Rite Aid as a...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:19am

Nancy (Rusnak) Beiermeister, 80

Nancy (Rusnak) Beiermeister, 80, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019. She spent her first 60 years as a resident of Montville, N.J., before retiring with her husband near the beach in Delaware. She was a 1955 graduate of Boonton High Sschool and...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:18am

Claire M. Worthington, 99

Claire M. Worthington, 99, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, June 1, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 19, 1919, daughter of the late Edward Francis...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:34am

Dolores Rickards West, 89

Dolores Rickards West, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro. She was born July 29, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late John L. and Elizabeth Warden Rickards. 

West...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:33am

Carl J. ‘Junior’ Parrill, 82

Carl J. “Junior” Parrill, 82, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Hanover, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Moorefield, W.Va., son of the late Carl...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:32am

Toshia Louvette Oliver

Toshia Louvette Oliver of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was the daughter of Nancy Wescott of Frankford and...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:31am

Leroy ‘Lee’ Murray, 72

Leroy “Lee” Murray, 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Leroy Murray and Mary Louise (Holton/Murray) Flester.

He retired from work...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:30am

Barbara Jean Massey, 68

Barbara Jean Massey, 68, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on June 6, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born Nov. 18, 1950.

Massey enjoyed watching the soap operas “The Young & the Restless” and “The Bold...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:30am

William Christopher ‘Chris’ Hobgood, 82

The Rev. Dr. William Christopher “Chris” Hobgood, 82, of Berlin, Md., died Friday, May 31, 2019, at home. He was born in Lotumbe, Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa, and was the son of the late Henry C. Hobgood and Tabitha L. (Alderson)...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:29am

Sandy Lee Hallman, 77

A beloved, loving mother and adored, devoted wife, Sandy Lee Hallman, 77, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, June 5, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born in Norristown, Pa., the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the first child of...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:28am

Nancy M. Goll, 76

Nancy M. Goll, 76, of Fenwick Island died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late David C. Moore and Helen (Blackard) Moore.

She was a graduate of the...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:27am

Shirley J. Emerson, 67

Shirley J. Emerson, 67, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, June 7, 2019, at her home. She was born in Ocean View, Del., on July 6, 1951, daughter of the late Donald Cooper and Jean (Bertrand)...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:27am

Caroline S. ‘Candy’ Duer, 95

Caroline S. “Candy” Duer, 95, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Dagsboro, Del., and Tipp City, Ohio, passed away and peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe in Rehoboth Beach...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:26am

Elias H. ‘Bud’ Tingle Jr., 81

Elias H. “Bud” Tingle Jr., 81, passed away May 26, 2019. He has lifted off this mortal coil and gone to explore the universe. He is certain to report any discoveries in a tale well told. Stay tuned.

Tingle graduated from the University of...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:26am

Patricia A. ‘Patti’ Olive, 77

Patricia A. “Patti” Olive, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. She was born June 30, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:25am

Helen H. Murray, 97

Helen H. Murray, 97, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at Berlin (Md.) Nursing Center Thursday, May 30, 2019. She was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Mordecai Hudson and Helen (Edwards) Hudson.

Murray worked for the Delaware...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:25am

Helen M. Morgan, 95

Helen M. Morgan, 95, of Frankford, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born March 4, 1924, in Laurel, Del., daughter of the late Albert Daisey...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:23am

John Gurn Kelbaugh Jr., 88

John Gurn Kelbaugh Jr., 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away on May 6, 2019, in his home with his loving daughters beside him until his last breath. He went onto his new home that God gloriously prepared for him to spend eternity with his Savior...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:22am

Phyllis Hoenen, 90

Phyllis Hoenen, 90, beloved family matriarch and Lewes Doo-Dah Parade grand-marshal, passed away and marched through the Pearly Gates on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Born in Phillipsburg, Pa., on Aug. 8, 1928, she and her family moved to Lewes, Del.,...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:21am

Donald Bachman ‘Don’ Herr, 92

Donald Bachman “Don” Herr, 92, of Selbyville, Del., loving husband and father, passed away and peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. He was born in Wilmington in 1927, son of Ivan Witmer Herr and Addie Tanger Bachman...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:20am

Betty L. DiGuiseppe, 92

Betty L. DiGuiseppe, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Elmer P. McIntosh and Anna (Ramsey) McIntosh.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:59am

Victoria Shanea ‘Wikkii’ Cannon, 34

Victoria Shanea “Wikkii” Cannon, 34, passed away on May 30, 2019. She was born Aug. 6, 1984, in Lewes, Del.

She was well-loved by everyone. She had a slew of talents and hobbies, including crafts and praise dancing. She was also a...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:58am

Hilda Mae Brinkley, 84

Hilda Mae Brinkley, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 24, 2019. She was born April 10, 1935, daughter of the late Milton and Bernice Harmon Toy.

Brinkley received her education in the...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:57am

Barbara Ann Jackson Booker, 84

Barbara Ann Jackson Booker, 84, of Seaford, Del., passed away in the care of the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del., on June 1, 2019. She was born Oct. 20, 1934, in Frankford, Del., to the late William P. Shockley and Emma Pearl Lewes Shockley...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:56am

George A. Tralka, 92

George A. Tralka, 92, passed away Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019, at his home in Vienna, Va. He was born in Erie, Pa., earned his medical degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and practiced as a specialist in internal medicine in...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:39am

Clare C. Smiertka, 76

Clare C. Smiertka, 76, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at home on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, surrounded by love, with her beloved dog, Ally. She was born in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Timothy and Agnes (Grimm) O’Connell.

She...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:39am

Rachel Mary Adda Hudson Pusey, 83

Rachel Mary Adda Hudson Pusey, 83, “Rachel” as everyone knew her, passed away in the care of her family, hospice and the staff of Bayhealth Sussex Medical Center in Milford, Del., on May 22, 2019. She was known as a talented, well-loved woman who...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:37am

Stephen E. Pratt, 38

Stephen E. Pratt, 38, of Millsboro, Del. passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was a truly loving father to two sons and a daughter, Caden, Isaac and Alanna. He enjoyed fishing, music, playing guitar and being with his family.

Pratt...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:36am

Bessie A Lathbury, 89

Bessie A Lathbury, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 24, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 1, 1930, to the late William H Magee Sr. and Louella Hall.

Lathbury retired from work as a...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:36am