Obituaries

Ricky Scott Stone, 72

Ricky Scott Stone, 72, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017, in his home surrounded by family.

Stone had moved from West Virginia to Laurel, Del., when he was 8. He attended Laurel High School. He was a retired member of...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:34am

Sylvia A. Williams, 93

Sylvia A. Williams, 93, departed this life on July 6, 2017. She was born in Middlesex, N.C. on May, 1, 1924, to Sandy and Lenda Williams.

Williams came to Delaware in June of 1948. She worked at several factories for years and retired in...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:32am

C. Coleman Bunting Sr., 89

C. Coleman Bunting Sr., 89, died peacefully, with family at his side, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., on Sunday June 25, 2017. He was born June 10, 1928, in Selbyville, Del., son of the late Chester F. Bunting and Marion (...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:42am

Elizabeth “Betty-O” Creadick, 86

Elizabeth “Betty-O” Creadick, 86, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at her residence. She was born Thursday, April 30, 1931, in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Charles Collins and Mary (Perry...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:41am

Joyce M. Creamer, 74

Joyce M. Creamer, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at home in the loving care of her family and the Delaware Hospice. She was born Dec. 22, 1942, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Joseph J. Malanafy and Eunice Lane Malanafy.

On Nov. 22,...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:36am

Martha Ann Clogg, 80

Martha Ann Clogg, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away in the comfort of her home, with family members by her side, on Thursday, June 29, 2017. She was born in Dagsboro on Aug. 20, 1936, to the late Chester Lee and Cordelia Brumbley Clogg.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:16am

Betty Johnson, 85

Betty Johnson, 85, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born July 6, 1931, daughter of the late Arthur Thomas Williams and Daisey Virginia (Dennis) Williams....

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:15am

Karen B. Kegley, 72

Karen B. Kegley, 72, of Ocean View, Del., died Monday, June 26, 2017, in her home and surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 6, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Herbert C. Schafer and Rosamond (Bertin) Schafer.

Kegley...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:14am

Robert ‘Bobby’ Marker, 76

Robert “Bobby” Marker, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

Marker was preceded in death by his father, Clarence “Boots” Marker. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Graham Marker; his mother...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:08am

Eleanor Anderson McLaughlin, 86

Eleanor Anderson McLaughlin, 86, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Wilmington and Clarksville, Del., departed this life on Friday, June 30, 2017.

She loved music and delighted in playing the piano. She had the ability to hear a song and then...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:08am

F. William Simpson, 86

F. William Simpson, 86, of Bishopville, Md., died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at home. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late Carroll W. Simpson and Mariah (Adams) Simpson.

Simpson retired after 20 years at Public Service Electric...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:04am

Raymond W. Thibeault, 78

Raymond W. Thibeault, 78, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Glen Burnie, Md., passed away peacefully, on Friday, June 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at his home. He was born March 6, 1939, in Central Falls, R.I., son of the late...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:03am

Donald Howard ‘Don’ Tipton, 78

Donald Howard “Don” Tipton, 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, after a very brief, courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Washington, D.C., son of the late Oliver Tipton and...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:00am

Barbara Ann Wilson, 72

Barbara Ann Wilson, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of her family and the Delaware Hospice Center, on Monday, June 26, 2017. She was born Aug. 19, 1944, in Nassau, Del., to the late Roland and Frances Fleetwood...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 5:59am

Ralph W. Yost Jr., 84

Ralph W. Yost Jr., 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Limerick, Pa., died Monday, June 26, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del. He was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Pottstown, Pa., son of the late Ralph W. Yost Sr. and Grace (Eschbach) Yost.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 5:58am

Margaret Roseanne ‘Rose’ Brocato, 58

Margaret Roseanne “Rose” Brocato, 58, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at home, from a battle with triple negative breast cancer. She was born on Sept. 18, 1958, in Washington, D.C., to...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:13am

Katherine M. ‘Kas’ George, 82

Katherine M. “Kas” George, 82, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at her home in Millsboro, Del. She was born June 14, 1935, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Harold and Katherine McCord.

George was a devout Christian and...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:04am

Richard ‘Dick’ F. Kahn Sr., 89

Richard “Dick” F. Kahn Sr., 89, of Ocean City, Md., died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., He was born in Baltimore, Md., and was the son of the late William Joseph Kahn and Margaret Catherine (Necesson) Kahn....

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:02am

Gary W. Law, 74

Gary W. Law, 74, of Selbyville, Del., went to his heavenly home on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Salisbury, Md., son of the late William A. Law and Virginia Mae (Long) Law and brother of the...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:01am

Richard L. Perry, 91

Richard L. Perry, 91, formerly of Evans Road, Sussex Shores, Bethany Beach, Del., died June 17, 2017, at his home in Austin, Texas.

Perry was a graduate of Harvard Medical School, in the Class of 1949. He was a doctor, radiologist and a...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:59am

Harry Edwards Simmons Jr., 92

Harry Edwards Simmons Jr., 92, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at his home. He was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late Harry E. Simmons Sr. and Helen G. (McEntee) Simmons.

A resident of Hyattsville Md., for 37 years,...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:56am

John F. Thornton Jr., 85

John F. Thornton Jr., 85, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late John F. Thornton Sr. and Alice A. Phillips Thornton.

Thornton was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:55am

Halton ‘Glen’ Timmons, 59

Halton “Glen” Timmons, 59 of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 26, 2017, while at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant nine-year battle with cancer. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 20, 1958, to...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:53am

Gary R. ‘Pete’ Aldridge, 72

Gary R. “Pete” Aldridge, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Cumberland, Md., and was the son of the late Charles H. Aldridge and Ruth (Pitzer) Aldridge.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:29am

John F. Carl, 84

John F. Carl, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late John H. and Edith Attix Carl.

Carl graduated from Brown Vocational, in the Class of 1952. He continued his...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:27am

Martha Camilla (Schneider) Gano, 63

Martha Camilla (Schneider) Gano, 63, of Ocean View, Del., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 12, 1953, in Baltimore, Md., to Robert J. Schneider and Norma R....

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:23am

Virginia C. Henderson, 90

Virginia C. Henderson, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born May 23, 1927, in Alderson, W.Va., daughter of the late Clarence Mason Keeney...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:22am

Joshua C. ‘Josh’ Hoffer, 33

Joshua C. “Josh” Hoffer, 33, of Greenwood, Del., passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on May 10, 1984, to the late John Clinton Hoffer and to Lynne Shaak Hoffer, who survives him...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:19am

Susan J. Hoffner, 86

Susan J. Hoffner, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Service were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:19am

John Henry Jackson, 83

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, God called John H. Jackson, 83, from his earthly home to his eternal resting place. He was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Laurel, Del., son of Ida Jackson and Harley Hickman. He was a native of Laurel until moving to Millsboro,...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:15am

H. Ralph Lewis, 86

H. Ralph Lewis, 86, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Showell, Md., son of the late Ray Lewis and Margie (...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:14am

Walter Linford ‘Peanut’ Norwood, 65

Walter L. “Peanut” Norwood, 65, departed this life on Friday, June 9, 2017, at home, in Millsboro, Del. He was born June 26, 1951. His employment was as a live-haul driver for Townsends Inc., which later became Mountaire, followed by his most...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:12am

Gregory A. Page, 60

Gregory A. Page, 60, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Milford, Del., son of the late James E. Page and the late Virginia (Collins) Wright.

Page and his wife,...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:11am

George Edward Snow Sr., 94

George Edward Snow Sr., 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Dover, Del., to the late George F. Snow and Airrener Allen Snow.

Snow was a U.S. Army veteran,...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:10am

Shirley Y. Thompson, 78

Shirley Y. Thompson, 78, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Joseph H. Prettyman and Ethaleene (Steele) Prettyman....

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:07am

George John Valiska, 88

George John Valiska, 88, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Glen Burnie, Md., passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home.

He was the beloved husband of Joan Valiska for 33 years. He enjoyed a long career as a high school teacher and...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:59am

John C. ‘Jack’ Foreman, 85

John C. “Jack” Foreman, 85, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Friday, Oct. 2, 1931, in Marianna, Ark., son of the late John and Christine (Eck) Foreman.

Foreman...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:12am

Andrew Scott ‘Drew’ Foxwell, 28

Andrew Scott “Drew” Foxwell, 28, passed away and began his forever journey on June 8, 2017, after a short illness, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom Foxwell had...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:09am

Laverne Harmon, 77

Laverne Harmon, 77, of Frankford, Del., or “Plunk,” as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was born on Dec. 26, 1939, to the late Edward K. Atkins and Essie Lee Walker Atkins.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:09am

James J. Hickman, 71

James J. Hickman, 71, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Monday, Nov. 12, 1945, in Lewes, son of the late John A. Hickman and Edda M. (Long) Hickman.

He grew up in...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:07am

Margery D. Hickman, 93

Margery DeChant Hickman, 93, of Berlin, Md., and formerly of Millville, Del., and Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on June 6, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Hickman grew up in Philadelphia. She met her future husband...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:07am

Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70

On June 9, 2017, Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70, lost her two-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. She passed peacefully at her home in Ocean View, Del., surrounded by her family.

Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up as an “...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:00am

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 9, 2017, in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on July 31, 1948 in Dagsboro, Del., to the late Harley Bentley and Evelyn Louise Kruger Bentley.

She...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:45am

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60, of Selbyville, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., on June 5, 2017. She was born on Jan. 22, 1957, to the late Lorenzo L. and Jeanette Collins Boyce in Seaford, Del.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:40am

Robert ‘Rob’ Wriston, 49

Robert “Rob” Wriston, 49, formerly of Lewes, Del., and Ocean City, Md., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home in Ocean City.

Wriston was a server for Nantucket’s restaurant in Fenwick Island, Del., for more than 10...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:36am

James George ‘Jim’ Vardoulakis, 88

James George “Jim” Vardoulakis, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 12, 1929, son of the late George...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:34am

Charles E. "Chuck" Aldrich, 82

Charles E. “Chuck” Aldrich, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Westbrook, Conn., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:38am

James ‘Jay’ Warren Baker Jr., 43

James “Jay” Warren Baker Jr., 43, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 22, 1973, son of James Warren Baker Sr. and Cynthia A. (Towers) Baker.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:37am

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Dec. 20, 1951, son of the late Clincle Bullis and Juanita (Beauchamp) Bullis.

Bullis...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:35am

Charles Earl ‘Bobby’ Compton, 78

Charles Earl “Bobby” Compton, 78, died suddenly May 30, 2017, at his home in Georgetown, Del. He was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C., to the late Earl and Mable Leapley Compton.

He worked for 32 years for District Government...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:34am