Obituaries


Gloria B. Barrentine, 88

Gloria B. Barrentine, 88, passed away peacefully at her residence in Millsboro, Del., on Sunday, April 21, 2019, with her loving husband at her side. She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Lewes, Del.

A public viewing will be held on Thursday,...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:43am

David James Brant, 61

David James Brant, 61 of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Del. He was born on Aug. 15, 1957, in York, Pa., son of the late James W. Brant and Erma Brant.

Brant proudly...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:22pm

Nettie Wootten Ellingsworth, 90

Nettie Wootten Ellingsworth, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019. She was born in Whitesville, Del., to the late Herman S. Wootten and Carrie Scott Wootten.

She retired from work for Diamond State...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:22pm

Asher Lee Rogers Jr., 72

Asher Lee Rogers Jr., 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born in Milford, Del., to the late Asher Lee Rogers Sr. and Betty Louise Davis Rogers.

Rogers retired from...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:21pm

Virgil A. ‘Virg’ Romito, 81

Virgil A. “Virg” Romito, 81, of Ocean View, Del., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, surrounded by his family, in Naples, Fla. He was born April 14, 1937, in Newell, Pa., son of the late Virgil A. Romito and Marie Sweitzer Romito.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:21pm

Violet Pittman Snyder, 84

Violet Pittman Snyder, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born on Nov. 26, 1934, in Glen White, W.Va., to the late Dempsey S. Pittman and Myrtle Sanger Pittman.

Snyder retired in 1977...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:20pm

Sandi Christine Whaley, 70

Sandi Christine Whaley, 70, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away at the Englewood Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Wayne on April 10, 2019. She was born on March 20, 1949, in Delaware, to the late Johnny and Joyce Rayne Jones...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:20pm

Thomas John Walker Jr., 65

Thomas John Walker Jr., 65, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Camden, N.J., on Jan. 16, 1954, son of the late Thomas J. Walker Sr. and Rose Theresa...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:59am

Virginia Ann ‘Ginger’ Thomas, 81

Virginia Ann “Ginger” Thomas, 81, Third Order of St. Dominic, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Media, Pa., passed away at home on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ferdinand and Lillian Noel.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:58am

Angeline Agnes ‘Angie’ Maccarone Suozzi, 97

Angeline Agnes ‘Angie’ Maccarone Suozzi, 97, a longtime resident of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019, in Windsor Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care, Beachwood, Ohio. She was born April 25, 1921, in Glen Cove, N.Y...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:57am

Jayne F. Sewell, 79

Jayne F. Sewell, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Dr. Albert F. Parker and Elizabeth (Bradshaw) Parker.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:56am

Betty Anne Bruso Neary, 83

Betty Anne Bruso Neary, 83, passed away and went to heaven on April 3, 2019, with her children by her side. She was originally from Schuyler Falls, N.Y., where she was born on Jan. 11, 1936, to Robert Supernaw Sr. and Dorothy Supernaw.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:56am

John R. Mitchell Sr., 79

John R. Mitchell Sr., 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Lancaster, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Lancaster, Pa., on Jan. 10, 1940, son of the late Edward...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:55am

Janie E. ‘Peggy’ McCartney, 96

Janie E. “Peggy” McCartney, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, surrounded by her grandchildren, Sonny Martin, Kelly Martin-Rosa and Allison Dobyski. She was born on Dec. 9, 1922, in Lebanon, Tenn. Although she was named Janie...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:54am

Ethel K. Jones, 88

Ethel K. Jones, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was born in Salem, N.J., to the late Harry Keen and Blanche Moncrief Keen.

Jones was a retired school bus contractor who drove for the Woodbridge School...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:53am

Marie Hodges, 60

Marie Hodges, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Lewes, Del., to the late Robert Fassett and Margaret Massey.

Hodges worked in housekeeping at the Francis Scott Key...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:52am

Gary W. Foskey, 72

Gary W. Foskey, 72, of Pittsville, Md., passed away peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was the son of the late George Vincent Foskey and Wilsie Mae (Lewis) Foskey of Powellville, Md.

“Cancer may have taken his...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:52am

Sara P. ‘Sal’ Fitzgerald, 93

Sara P. “Sal” Fitzgerald, 93, left this world peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on April 4, 2019. She was raised in Philadelphia, Pa., where she was born Aug. 13, 1925.

Fitzgerald attended Girls High School in Philadelphia before...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:51am

Carole Ann Clipperton, 81

Carole Ann Clipperton, 81, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Rockaway, N.J., passed away at home, in the loving care of her family, on April 4, 2019. She was born in Summit, N.J., on Nov. 15, 1937, to the late Leonard Stonewall Johnsen and his...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:50am

James L. ‘Jim’ Brasure Jr., 76

James L. “Jim” Brasure Jr., 76, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Williamsville, Del., son of the late James L. Brasure and Cecil (Hudson) Brasure.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:50am

Charles M. ‘Chuck’ Ungerbuehler Jr., 81

Charles M. “Chuck” Ungerbuehler Jr., 81, left his family and friends, and passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Wilmington, Del., to Evelyn Sturgis and Charles Marsden Ungerbuehler Sr.

Ungerbuehler...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:24am

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