Obituaries


Anna Mae Givens, 80

Anna Mae Givens, 80, of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved-ones, on July 13, 2018, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Vero Beach, Fla. She was born in Lewes, Del., on Dec. 8, 1937, to the late Jacob M. Moore and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:27pm

Helen Alberta Harris, 70

Helen Alberta Harris, 70, of Dagsboro Del., departed this life on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Medstar Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was born to the late Hort Valentina Millberry and Bessie Elizabeth Proctor on July 2, 1948, in Fredrick, Md....

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:26pm

Johnnie S. Jernigan, 88

Johnnie S. Jernigan, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away in the care of his family on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. He was born in Midway, Ala., on Jan. 29, 1930, to the late Timothy Jernigan and Susan Moore Jernigan.

Jernigan worked for...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:25pm

Martin F. ‘Marty’ Horton, 82

Martin F. “Marty” Horton, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Carmel, N.Y., passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, surrounded by loving family, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on Sept. 6, 1935, son of the late...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:24pm

Sandra Ann Long, 74

Sandra Ann Long, 74, of Laurel, Del., passed away peacefully on July 13, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, after a 43-year battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born on Oct. 20, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late George E. II, and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:22pm

Sharon Hill Melson

Sharon Hill Melson passed away at her home in Frankford, Del., on July 18, 2018, while surrounded by her family, after a valiant fight against progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). She was born in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Henry Hill and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:20pm

Grace V. Meyers, 92

Grace V. Meyers, 92, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born in Pomeroy, Pa., to the late Joseph Lovell and Catherine Miller Lovell.

Meyers retired from work at Pillsbury/General Mills after 30 years of...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:19pm

James Leo ‘Jim’ Overtoom, 88

James Leo “Jim” Overtoom, 88, passed away in his home in South Bethany, Del., on May 24, 2018. He was born on Sept. 20, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Cyrilla H. Overtoom and the late Leo Joseph Overtoom.

Overtoom graduated from...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:17pm

Glen R. Densmore, 79

Glen R. Densmore, 79, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born April 30, 1939, in Piedmont, Va., to Vincent and Ada Densmore.

Densmore served in the Delaware Air National Guard for 40 years, retiring in 1999...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:21pm

Ronald Walter Hall Sr., 77

Ronald Walter Hall Sr., 77 of Frankford, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del., on July 7, 2018. He was born on Nov. 10, 1940, in Clarksville, Del., to the late Clarence Williams...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:20pm

Joseph L. ‘Joe’ LeDoux, 76

Joseph L. “Joe” LeDoux, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Point Pleasant Borough, N.J., passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his home. He was born in Brainard, Minn., on Feb. 15, 1942, son of the late Wilfred LeDoux and Rose (Smith) LeDoux...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:20pm

Joan E. McNulty, 78

Joan E. McNulty, 78, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of northern New Jersey, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Teaneck, N.J., on Oct. 10, 1939, daughter of the...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:19pm

James A. ‘Jim’ Powell, 72

James A. “Jim” Powell, 72, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late John E. Powell and Caroline DiGiacomo Powell-Arcaro.

Powell had retired from...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:18pm

Bonnie Ann Savino, 67

Bonnie Ann Savino, 67, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., passed away at home on July 15, 2018.

Born in Peekskill, N.Y., to the late Edgar Nathanael Davey and Doris May Gaudinier Davey, she earned a technical...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:17pm

Pauline Wampler Shortridge, 88

Pauline Wampler Shortridge, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Manassas, Va., passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, after a brief illness, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Shortridge was born July 30, 1929, in Buchanan...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:16pm

Wayne Paul Toomey, 70

Wayne Paul Toomey, 70, of Laurel, Del., passed away in the care of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., on July 11, 2018. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 18, 1948, to the late Oliver Toomey and Esther Short Toomey.

Toomey was...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:14pm

George Thomas Draper Jr., 84

George Thomas Draper Jr., 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly of heart failure at his home on June 29, 2018. He was born Jan. 19, 1934, to the late George T. Draper Sr., and Mary Lodge Bird Draper in Wilmington, Del. He was a veteran of...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:18pm

Melvin Ebberts, 87

Melvin Ebberts passed away on June 17, 2018, at the age of 87.

He was the beloved husband to Ruth; stepfather to Norman Pete Pucci; dearest father-in-law to Mary Pucci; and grandfather to Michele and Michael Pucci.

He will be...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:17pm

John Clifford Huffman, 80

John Clifford Huffman, 80, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del.

Huffman was born in Piney Creek, N.C., on March 13, 1938, to the late Luther Hoke...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:17pm

Pamela Lynn Izzo King, 54

Pamela Lynn Izzo King, 54, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born in Laurel, Del., on March 10, 1964, daughter of the late Fred and Louise Izzo....

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:17pm

Joseph R. Lafollette, 73

Joseph R. “Joe” Lafollette, 73, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his home.

He was born in Wilmington on Oct. 19, 1944, and proudly served his...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:16pm

Robert Perry ‘Bob’ McClellan of Selbyville, Del.

With heavy hearts and deep regret, the family of Robert Perry “Bob” McClellan of Selbyville, Del., announced his passing away on Friday, June 22, 2018, after a valiant struggle with heart disease.

Born in Wilson, N.Y., he was the son of...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:16pm

Mary McKeown Melson, 77

Mary McKeown Melson, 77, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Newport, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

She was born in Newport on Aug. 15, 1940, daughter of the late Edward McKeown and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:15pm

Samuel ‘Burton’ Mitchell

Samuel “Burton” Mitchell passed away on June 23, 2018. He was born in Dagsboro, Del., and was a longtime resident of Salisbury, Md.

He attended John M. Clayton School in Dagsboro, Del., for grades 1 to 12. After high school, he entered the...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:15pm

Timothy A. Munro, 40

Timothy A. Munro, 40, of Selbyville died Friday, June 29, 2018, at home. He was born in Lewes, Del., son of the late Timothy J. Munro and Claire J. (Miranda) Munro and grandson of the late Dr. S. Sterling and Dorothea Munro and Angelo “Frank” and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:15pm

Gerald ‘Jerry’ V. Myers, 60

Gerald “Jerry” V. Myers, 60, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Perry Hall, Md., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at his home, after a battle with cancer.

Myers was born in Baltimore, Md., to Gerald C. Myers...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:14pm

Herman D. Rotsch, 78

Herman D. Rotsch, 78, of Lewes, Del., passed away in his sleep after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 7, 2018. He was born on April 5, 1940, in Austin, Texas, son of the late Cecil and Jennie Rotsch.

He was a student at both...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:14pm

Daniel E. Schooley

Daniel E. Schooley of Frankford, Del., formerly of Michigan and Claymont, Del., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Schooley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and was raised in...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:14pm

Beatrice M. ‘Bea’ Brasure, 86

Beatrice M. “Bea” Brasure, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. She born in Millsboro, Del., on June 25, 1932, one of eight children, to the late Roy W. Brasure and Blanche A. (Wootten)...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:57pm

Joshua N. Brenneman, 24,

Joshua N. Brenneman, 24, of Delmar, Del., lost his battle and passed away on June 21, 2018. Born on April 5, 1994, in York, Pa., he was the son of Andrew Brenneman and Rae Nelson.

He had a kind heart and a smile that could light up the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:57pm

Viola Mary Carver, 85

Viola Mary Carver, 85, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. She was born on Sunday, April 30, 1933, in Elkton, Md., daughter of the late Samuel and Viola (Kiker) Aro...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:57pm

Charles L. Clark Jr., 70

Charles L. Clark Jr., 70, of Laurel, Del., passed away on June 25, 2018, in the care of Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was born Oct. 9, 1947, to the late Charles L. Clark Sr. and Sylvia Johnson Clark.

As a child, Clark loved...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:56pm

John Dennis Greene Jr., 76

John Dennis Greene Jr., 76, of Millville, Del., affectionately known as “Big John,” passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Monday, March 16, 1942, in Hampton, Tenn., son of the late John Dennis...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:55pm

Granville Leroy ‘Bozie’ Holston, 91

Granville Leroy “Bozie” Holston, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 28, 2018. He was born on Aug. 2, 1926, to the late William and Sadie Holston in Lewes, Del. He was the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:54pm

Agnes Geoghegan ‘Granny’ Hurley, 86

Agnes G. “Granny” Hurley passed away on June 22, 2018. Born on Nov. 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Hansel A. Geoghegan and Mabel Airey Geoghegan.

After graduating from Cambridge (Md.) High School in 1948, she attended Easton...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:54pm

Ercole O. Iacchetta, 88

Ercole O. Iacchetta, 88, of Bishopville, Md., died Friday, June 29, 2018, at home. He was born in Abruzzi, Italy, son of the late Ottavio Iacchetta and Settimia (Tiburzi) Iacchetta.

Iacchetta was a stone mason for many years. He enjoyed...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:53pm

Barbara Elaine (Stradley) Lindinger, 82

Barbara Elaine (Stradley) Lindinger, 82, of Wilmington, Del., and Ocean View, Del., passed away on June 28, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends, at her home at State Street Assisted Living in Dover, Del. She was born on Aug. 12, 1935, in...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:53pm

Loretta May Rickards, 76

Loretta May Rickards, 76, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Hockessin, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 31, 1941, daughter of the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:52pm

Charles Thomas ‘Junior’ Sample Jr., 49

Charles Thomas “Junior” Sample Jr., 49, was born on Nov. 2, 1968, in Lewes, Del., to the late Charles Thomas Sample Sr. and to Frances Purnell Sample, who survives him. He was unexpectedly called to rest on June 24, 2018, while at home in...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:52pm

Marjorie D. (Small) Schaefer, 83

Marjorie D. (Small) Schaefer, 83, of South Bethany, Del., passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018, after a brief illness.

Schaefer was an avid gardener who tended to seemingly hundreds of plants she grew from seed each spring. She was also...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:52pm

Richard M. ‘Richie’ Talbot, 32

Richard M. “Richie” Talbot, 32, of Milton, Del., formerly of Maple Shade, N.J., passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 27, 1985.

He was a gifted artist and a talented tattoo artist as well.

...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:51pm

Thelma Louise (Mitchell) Walraven

Thelma Louise (Mitchell) Walraven passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 28, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

Walraven graduated from Wilmington (Del.) High School in 1936 and attended Wilmington Business College. She married...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:51pm

Elise Curry Brownell, 98

Elise Curry Brownell, 98, formerly of Kensington, Md., died Monday, June 25, 2018, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center in Millsboro, Del. She had been a resident of Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island, near Selbyville, Del.,...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:36pm

Donald Lee Carmean, 62

Donald Lee Carmean, 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018, at home in the care of his family. He was born Feb. 19, 1956, to the late Donaldson P. “Firpo” Carmean and Kathryn “Kitty” Beebe Carmean.

Carmean retired...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:35pm

Julie L. Eckler

The beloved Julie Eckler passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. Her battle with cancer and pain is over. She loved life and was such a joy to be with. Her world was centered around her only daughter, Brandi, who lit up her life. They shared so...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:35pm

Ricky Preston Foskey, 59

Ricky Preston Foskey, 59, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 30, 1958, to the late Preston H. Foskey and to Dianna Sanders, who survives him....

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:35pm

Tullis ‘Jim’ Gerald, 79

Tullis “Jim” Gerald, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Salem, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on June 21, 2018.

Gerald had retired in 1999 from Public Service Electric & Gas Company after 25 years of...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:34pm

Jane T. Leja, 70

Jane T. Leja, 70, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018.

Leja retired from work for the State of Delaware, having worked as a cafeteria aid for many years.

Services were to be private. Condolences may be sent...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:34pm

Michael Anthony ‘Mike’ Neary, 60

Michael Anthony “Mike” Neary, 60, of Frankford, Del. formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 13, 1957, son of the late Thomas Neary...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:33pm

Milton E. ‘Bill’ Phillips, 83

Milton E. “Bill” Phillips, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born on April 3, 1935, in Gumboro, Del., to the late Norman A. Phillips and Beatrice G. White Phillips.

Phillips was a truck driver and also...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:33pm