Obituaries


Katherine Elizabeth Cress, 94

Katherine Elizabeth Cress, 94, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Aug. 25, 2018, in her home.

Cress and her husband, Eldred, who preceded her in death, operated a dairy farm in Frankford, Del.

She is survived by two sons, Eldred Cress...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:48pm

Elaine M. Fogg, 88

Elaine M. Fogg, 88, of Harbeson, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Aug. 22, 2018, in the loving care of her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. She was born in Minnesota and raised in Canton, N.J., moved to Pennsylvania to work and...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:46pm

Michael Joseph Friello, 91

Michael Joseph Friello, 91, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Camp Springs, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at his devoted niece and caregiver’s home in Ocean View, Del.

Friello...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:42pm

Donald Edward Oliphant Sr., 77

Donald Edward Oliphant Sr., 77, passed away in the care of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., on Aug. 21, 2018. He was born on March 12, 1941, in Millsboro, Del., to the late Edward E. Oliphant and Delaphine Mitchell Oliphant.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:39pm

Victor ‘Yuito’ Agosto Rios, 70

Victor “Yuito” Agosto Rios, 70, passed away on Aug. 21, 2018, in the care of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 1, 1947, the son of Ellias and Adella Rios Agosto.

He was a drywall and...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:35pm

Ethel M. ‘June’ (Pote) Vogt, 68

Ethel M. “June” (Pote) Vogt, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newtown, Pa., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at her home, after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was born...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:34pm

Mary E. Walls, 72

Mary E. Walls, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at home. She was born in Winchester, Va., daughter of the late John Clark and Elizabeth (Emonds) Clark.

She had been a receptionist for Sands Motel in Fenwick Island,...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:22pm

John Gilbert ‘Jack’ Barrett, 79

John Gilbert “Jack” Barrett, 79, of Berlin, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at his home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he spent his early childhood in Richmond and Roanoke, Va., and in Baltimore, Md.

Barrett moved to...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:49pm

Patricia Mary ‘Pat’ Hayes, 86

Patricia Mary “Pat” Hayes, 86, of Millville, Del., recently of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at her home.

Hayes was the wife of G. Deryck Hayes, who preceded her in death, as did...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:48pm

Frederick ‘Rick’ Sabin III, 73

Frederick “Rick” Sabin III, 73, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 1944, son of the late Frederick Sabin II...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:44pm

Antoinette Kasparian, 82

Antoinette Kasparian, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at her home, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. She was born in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 1936, and immigrated to the...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:40pm

Janet B. Lyons, 85

Janet B. Lyons, 85, of Fenwick Island, Del., died July 4, 2018, at home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Roxana, Del., daughter of the late Ernest Bunting and Florence Lekites Ewell, and her step-father, Robert Wilson Ewell....

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:34pm

Marian Hannan Middendorf, 93

Marian Hannan Middendorf, 93, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Aug. 14, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William B. Middendorf Sr. She is survived by 12 children, Sue...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:33pm

Jean Elizabeth (Berner) Mitchell, 60

Jean Elizabeth (Berner) Mitchell, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. She was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late Robert Joseph Berner Sr. and Mary Joyce Weikel Berner.

Mitchell was...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:32pm

Lawrence H. ‘Larry’ Wood, 76

Lawrence H. “Larry” Wood, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Centreville, Va., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at his home. He was born in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 16, 1942, son of the late Joseph Wood and...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:30pm

Sonya M. Ambrose

Sonya M. Ambrose of South Bethany, Del., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Mahanoy, Pa., the youngest daughter among the eight children of the late Very Rev. Basil J. Macknik and Mary (Tokay) Macknik...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:11pm

Annette F. Azud, 89

Annette F. Azud, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Easton, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Pluckemin, N.J., on June 1, 1929, daughter of the late Raymond Farley and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:10pm

Carolyn M. Brunner, 93

Carolyn M. Brunner, 93, of Newark, Del., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Christiana Care Health Systems. She was born in East Lansdowne, Pa., on Dec. 28, 1924, and raised in Sussex County, Del., daughter of the late William E. Powell and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:08pm

Voneita Y. Burton, 58

Voneita Y. Burton, 58, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. She was born March 19, 1960, in Lewes, Del., to the late Harlan Jackson and Bernice Wright Jackson.

Burton was a member of Israel United Methodist Church in Lewes...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:07pm

John P. ‘Jack’ Carey, 83

John P. “Jack” Carey, 83, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the Samaritan Hospice Center at Voorhees in New Jersey. He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1934, son of the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

Callie Marie (Lawson) Cook, 33

Callie Marie (Lawson) Cook, 33, of Bridgeville, Del., formally of Myersville, Md., passed away and “became a bright star” on Aug. 1, 2018. She is shining on, watching over her husband, Brian and her “Little Man,” Declan; her parents, Kenny and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:02pm

George A. LeCates Sr., 80

George A. LeCates Sr., 80, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. He was born in Laurel on Jan. 25, 1938, to the late Granville W. LeCates and Mary Louise Long LeCates.

LeCates was a truck driver for Perdue Farms for 24...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:38pm

Carolyn Diana Lewis, 86

Carolyn Diana Lewis, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Greenwood (Del.) Country Rest Home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 8, 1931, daughter of the late John and Lillian Lewis.

Lewis grew up in...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:29pm

Dyann B. Lynch, 65

Dyann B. Lynch, 65, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Salisbury, Md., daughter of the late Mabel Bowden Quillen.

She was very creative and enjoyed designing...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:27pm

Anthony D. ‘Tony’ Mattox, 81

Anthony D. “Tony” Mattox, 81, of West Fenwick Island, Del., passed peacefully on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at home, surrounded by family. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 9, 1936, son of the late Baldwin and Alice Mattox.

Mattox...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:25pm

Mary Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Nichols, 81

Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Nichols, Ph.D., 81, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Md., by her parents, the late...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:24pm

Labarron Scott, 73

Labarron Scott, 73, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. He was born on Jan. 22, 1945 in Atmore, Ala., to the late Jimmy and Helen Lambert Scott.

Scott had retired from...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:23pm

Michael Richard Truitt, 59

Michael Richard Truitt, 59, of Berlin, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Salisbury, Md., and raised on the Riddle Farm. He was the son of the late Robert William Truitt and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:22pm

Donald C. White, 78

Donald C. White, 78, born June 7, 1940, passed away on Aug. 7, 2018, in a peaceful environment at his home. He was born in Arcade, N.Y.

White graduated from the University of Buffalo, and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:21pm

Margaret M. Amelia, 87

Margaret M. Amelia, 87, died July 24, 2018, from cancer, at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del. She was a former secretary, homemaker, longtime Bolton Hill resident in Baltimore and an active member of her church community.

The former...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:17pm

George Wallace ‘Wally’ Coleburn, 87

George Wallace “Wally” Coleburn, 87, of Ocean Pines, Md., passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late George and Hermine Coleburn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:15pm

Joseph G. Cherone, 92

Joseph G. Cherone, 92, of College Park, Md., died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the home of his daughter Susan in Selbyville, Del. He was born in Pittston, Pa., son of the late Samuel Cherone and Mary (Venetz) Cherone. 

Cherone retired from...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:11pm

Mary Louise Hack, 75

Mary Louise Hack, 75, passed away July 23, 2018. She was born Nov. 3, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of Doris and Russell Spoerl.

Hack graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1960 and from Thomas Jefferson Hospital...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:09pm

Jervone Rakeem Hall, 33

Jervone Rakeem Hall, 33, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, after a traffic accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Friday, July 27, 2018. He was born on Sept. 27, 1984, to Willie Johnson and Tyann Hall Collick,...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:07pm

Barbara Lynn Long, 71

Barbara Lynn Long, 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in her home, with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 7, 1946, in Chester, Pa., to the late Clement Terry and Dorothy K. May Terry.

Long was raised in...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:06pm

Mary Teresa McCarron, 78

Mary Teresa McCarron, 78, passed away peacefully, at home, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Millsboro, Del., with her husband, Edward, by her side. One of 11 children, she was born in County Galway, Ireland, on Aug. 30, 1939.

McCarron...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:05pm

Dolores Antoinette ‘Dee’ (Herman) Robson, 90

Dolores Antoinette “Dee” (Herman) Robson, 90, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Aug. 5, 2018. Born March 24, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., she moved to the Washington, D.C., area as a child.

Robson worked for many years as a...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:02pm

Joseph F. Sweeney, 90

Joseph F. Sweeney, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Clifton Heights, Pa., passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 6, 1928, son of the late George and Henrietta Sweeney....

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:54pm

Phyllis K. Torrack, 92

Phyllis K. Torrack, 92, of Millsboro, Del., peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Torrack was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Frank A. Torrack Jr., and a daughter, Dorothy Zell. She is survived by her...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:48pm

Marvin Edward ‘Buddy’ Dukes, 72

Marvin Edward “Buddy” Dukes, 72, of Wausau, Fla., passed away at home, with his family by his side, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was born May 14, 1947, in Lewes, Del., to Louise C. Dukes (Penza) and the late Marvin L. Dukes.

Dukes was a...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:37pm

Richard Carl Hanewinckel, 64

With great sadness, the family of Richard Carl Hanewinckel, 64, of Dewey Beach, Del., and Delray Beach, Fla., this week announced his passing on July 28, 2018, with family and close friends at his side, after a brief illness.

Hanewinckel...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:36pm

James Wesley ‘Jim’ Minnich, 74

James Wesley “Jim” Minnich, 74, of Ocean View, Del., passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on July 21, 2018, with family by his side. Born on July 25, 1943 in Danville, Pa., he lived a full and active life until July 17, 2018, when he suffered an...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:34pm

Linwood O. Nocks Sr., 70

Linwood O. Nocks Sr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was born on Aug. 4, 1947, to the late George L. Nock and Mary E. Dennis Nock.

Nocks was educated in the Public School Millsboro 204 and then Jason...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:33pm

Norma Lee Steele, 50

Norma Lee Steele, 50, passed away at home, with her family by her side, on Monday, July 23, 2018. She was born on Dec., 31, 1967, in Milford, Del., to the late Emory B. Wright and Norma V. Melson Wright.

Steele worked as a cook in the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:32pm

Martha J. Tutak, 86

Martha J. Tutak, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Delaware County, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born in Lyndwood, Pa., on Feb. 2, 1932, daughter of the late...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:31pm

Stephan L. Wode, 73

Stephan L. Wode, 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Nov. 12, 2017, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 28, 1943, in Washington, D.C., raised in East New Market, Md., by his grandmother Lena Hildenbrand, and...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:30pm

Donald Edward ‘Ed’ Bennett, 72

Donald Edward “Ed” Bennett, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Sparks, Md., passed away on July 16, 2018. He was born in Reisterstown, Md., to the late Donald Newton Bennett and Anna Kathryn Garman Bennett.

After graduation from Franklin...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:34pm

Charlotte R. Clark, 73

Charlotte R. Clark, 73, of Gumboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Omar, Del., on Nov. 1, 1944, daughter of the late Charles...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:33pm

Marjorie Toors Dutt, 77

Marjorie Toors Dutt, 77, passed away on July 18, 2018. She was born June 3, 1941, at Brooklyn Hospital in New York City and grew up in Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y.

Dutt was a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Pennsylvania and Florida. She...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:31pm

Doris E. Filbey, 92

Doris E. Filbey, 92, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at her home. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 2, 1925, daughter of the late Ralph Perry and Bertha (Henry) Perry.

Filbey was a budget analyst for...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:28pm