Obituaries


Dorothy L. Ambrose, 103

Dorothy L. Ambrose, 103, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Fenwick Island, Del., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Harrison House of Georgetown, Del. She was born in Hertford, N.C., daughter of the late Herman Goodman and...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:41am

John T. Zeitler, 51

John T. Zeitler, 51, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Maryland, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec. 24, 2018. He was born Sept. 2, 1967, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Tom Zeitler and to Theresa Neville Zeitler, who survives him....

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:53pm

Clinton E. Street, 92

Clinton E. Street, 92, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Dec. 23, 2018. He was born in Millsboro on Dec. 28, 1925, one of nine children of Mary and Harry Street.

Street was born with an inability to hear or speak,...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:52pm

Robert M. Olohan Sr., 66

Robert M. Olohan Sr., 66 of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., he grew up and lived in Newark, N.J., for 36 years.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:51pm

Charles R. ‘Chuck’ Nunan Sr., 90

Charles R. “Chuck” Nunan Sr., 90, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Edgewater, Md., passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Shipley Manor Nursing Home in Wilmington, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 14, 1928.

Nunan proudly...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:49pm

Helen Jane Townsend Nichols, 98

Helen Jane Townsend Nichols, 98, of Salisbury, Md., formerly of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born June 1, 1920, in Millville, Del., daughter of the late Carl Morgan and the late Leona (...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:48pm

Rebecca Jean ‘Becky’ Koch, 72

Rebecca Jean “Becky” Koch, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Dec. 30, 2018, at her home. She was born on April 1, 1946, to the late Ralph Elliott and Florence Niblett Elliott.

Koch graduated from Georgetown High School, in the Class...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:47pm

Richard James ‘Ricky’ Kapolka, 36

Richard James “Ricky” Kapolka, 36, of Selbyville, Del., passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Dec. 21, 2018. He had just moved to Denver, Colo., at the beginning of December and was returning home for Christmas.

Kapolka graduated from...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:44pm

John Joseph Glodek Jr., 74

John Joseph Glodek Jr., 74, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Chester, Pa., on April 7, 1944, to the late John Joseph Glodek Sr. and...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:43pm

Howard Robert ‘Bobby’ Dean, 77

Howard Robert “Bobby” Dean, 77, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away on Dec. 21, 2018, at his home, after a long illness.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, he was employed with Washington Gas Light Company,...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:41pm

Ella Marie Boone, 60

Ella Marie Boone, 60, of Selbyville, Del., departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1958, in Whaleyville, Md., daughter of Ella Mae Williams and Clarence Williams.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:41pm

David S. Bates, 69

David S. Bates, 69, formerly of Havertown, Pa., died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 26, 1949, the son of the late Samuel S. Bates and Doris Bates.

He was a U.S. Marine who proudly served...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:39pm

Arneva M. Wolfe, 81

Arneva M. Wolfe, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., died Dec. 20, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Lewes on Aug. 5, 1937, to the late Ralph and Helen Brasure.

Wolfe lived in Clarksville, Del., for 20 years and moved to Dagsboro...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:13am

Aliyah Christine Simms, 21 months

Aliyah Christine Simms arrived with much fanfare on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was greeted with loving arms by her parents, Alexa R. Howard and Kevin C. Simms. Her paternal grandparents, Gail and Linwood...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:12am

Charlotte Grant Sears, 70

Charlotte Grant Sears, 70, of Chevy Chase, Md., died after a courageous journey with cancer, on Dec. 18, 2018. She was born Dec. 7, 1948, to the late Tempe Haile Curry Grant and Charles Roeder Grant.

Sears was a loving mother, friend and...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:11am

Jean E. Robinson, 76

Jean E. Robinson, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Millville, Del., on April 26, 1942, daughter of the...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:10am

Lisa Ann (Pauley) Bevan, 57

Lisa Ann (Pauley) Bevan, 57, of Frankford, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Seaford, Del., on Jan. 5, 1961, to the late William C. Pauley and the late Gloria (...

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:09am

Garth B. Worrell, 77

Garth B. Worrell, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Maple Shade, N.J., passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at his home. He was born in Camden, N.J., on Oct. 1, 1941, son of the late Washington Fowler Worrell and Ruth (Schwartz) Worrell.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:42pm

Nancy W. Steele, 76

Nancy W. Steele, 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at her home. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., on Aug. 25, 1942, daughter of the late George W. Wingate Sr. and Harriett E...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:41pm

James K. Rickards, 59

James K. Rickards, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Dec. 13, 2018, at home. He was owner/operator of George Kendall Rickards Construction Company, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Graveside...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:41pm

Doris H. Quillen, 77

Doris H. Quillen, 77, of Ocean City, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was born in Whaleyville, Md., daughter of the late Eddie Norton and Pauline F. (Donaway) Hall.

She retired from Mountaire...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:40pm

Thomas W. Dennis, 60

Thomas W. “Tommy” Dennis, 60, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at his home. He was born in Milford, Del., on Oct. 8, 1958, son of the late Aubrey Dennis and Carrie (Truitt) Dennis.

Dennis worked at Perdue for...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:38pm

Charles R. Cordrey Sr., 89

Charles R. Cordrey Sr., 89, passed away in the care of his family, at his daughter’s home in Georgetown, Del., on Dec. 14, 2018. He was born on March 16, 1929, to the late Franklin W. Cordrey and Margaret B. Rogers Cordrey, in Millsboro, Del....

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:35pm

Anthony Benito ‘Tony’ Capone, 83

Anthony Benito “Tony” Capone, 83, passed away on the evening of Dec. 6, 2018, at home in Dagsboro, Del. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and lived in Seat Pleasant and then Clinton, Md., for 33 years, where he and his wife, Joan,...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:34pm

Blaine Preston Banks, 73

Blaine Preston Banks, 73, of Horntown, Va., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Va. He was born in Frankford, Del., on Aug. 19, 1945, son of the late Preston Lee...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:33pm

Esther Roulain Orton, 75

Esther Roulain Orton, 75, a native of Lewes, Del., passed away on Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was born on July 23, 1943, daughter of the late Capt. George Herbert Orton Jr. and Dr. Evelyn Gettys Orton, both of Lewes...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:53pm

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2018.

Miles was a wonderful woman and a warm, giving person, with an ever-ready spirit. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend and will be...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:52pm

Joyce M. Malanka, 77

Joyce M. Malanka, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Clinton and Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 1941, daughter of the...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:52pm

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home. She was born in Willards, Md., and was the daughter of the late Maurice Lewis and Jenny Irene (Dennis) Lewis.

In addition to her parents, Magee was...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:51pm

C. Sanford Justice, 84

C. Sanford Justice, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Ocean View on Feb. 9, 1934, son of the late Royal Justice and Mary (Murray)...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:50pm

Avery Grace Hudson, 2 months

“Our little princess, turtle, unicorn, peanut and bird,” Avery Grace Hudson, left this earth too soon, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Hudson was born at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Sept. 25, 2018, into the arms of her loving parents, Chris and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:49pm

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84, affectionately called “Mom Mom” and “Aunt Ann” by many, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on Sept. 4, 1934, to the late John and Mary Spicer.

In 1952, Hudson graduated from Georgetown High...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:48pm

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81, of Georgetown, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. She was born on July 18, 1937 in Whaleyville, Md., to the late Frank T. West and Myrtle S. Collins West.

Fisher worked in her later...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:46pm

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24, of Laurel, Del., and Federalsburg, Md., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2018, while visiting friends in Arizona. He was born on April 26, 1994, in Easton, Md., the son of Gerald Lee Dukes Sr. and Connie L. Smith...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:45pm

Joan Desiderio, 81

Joan Desiderio, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lester, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her home. She was born in Lester, Pa., on July 13, 1937, daughter of the late Albert Barr and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:44pm

Anna T. ‘Ann’ Callahan, 88

Anna T. “Ann” Callahan, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on May 5, 1930...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:43pm

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. He was born on June 16, 1942, to the late Jesse Colpo and Viola Hassen Colpo, in Williamsport, Pa.

Colpo was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked as a...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:41pm

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. He was born on June 16, 1942, to the late Jesse Colpo and Viola Hassen Colpo, in Williamsport, Pa.

Colpo was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked as a...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:52am

Anna T. ‘Ann’ Callahan, 88

Anna T. “Ann” Callahan, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on May 5, 1930...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:52am

Joan Desiderio, 81

Joan Desiderio, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lester, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her home. She was born in Lester, Pa., on July 13, 1937, daughter of the late Albert Barr and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:51am

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24, of Laurel, Del., and Federalsburg, Md., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2018, while visiting friends in Arizona. He was born on April 26, 1994, in Easton, Md., the son of Gerald Lee Dukes Sr. and Connie L. Smith...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:51am

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81, of Georgetown, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. She was born on July 18, 1937 in Whaleyville, Md., to the late Frank T. West and Myrtle S. Collins West.

Fisher worked in her later...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:51am

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84, affectionately called “Mom Mom” and “Aunt Ann” by many, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on Sept. 4, 1934, to the late John and Mary Spicer.

In 1952, Hudson graduated from Georgetown High...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:50am

Avery Grace Hudson, 2 months

“Our little princess, turtle, unicorn, peanut and bird,” Avery Grace Hudson, left this earth too soon, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Hudson was born at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Sept. 25, 2018, into the arms of her loving parents, Chris and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:49am

C. Sanford Justice, 84

C. Sanford Justice, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Ocean View on Feb. 9, 1934, son of the late Royal Justice and Mary (Murray)...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:49am

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home. She was born in Willards, Md., and was the daughter of the late Maurice Lewis and Jenny Irene (Dennis) Lewis.

In addition to her parents, Magee was...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:48am

Joyce M. Malanka, 77

Joyce M. Malanka, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Clinton and Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 1941, daughter of the...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:48am

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2018.

Miles was a wonderful woman and a warm, giving person, with an ever-ready spirit. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend and will be...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:48am

Esther Roulain Orton, 75

Esther Roulain Orton, 75, a native of Lewes, Del., passed away on Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was born on July 23, 1943, daughter of the late Capt. George Herbert Orton Jr. and Dr. Evelyn Gettys Orton, both of Lewes...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:47am

Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92

Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92, of Millville, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born in Millville on July 15, 1926, daughter...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:40pm