Obituaries


Donald ‘Rol’ Tubbs Jr., 58

Donald “Rol” Tubbs Jr., 58, of Dagsboro Del., passed away in the presence of his loved ones on Thursday, May 31, 2018. He was born on Oct. 5, 1959, son of Donald Tubbs Sr. and Joyce Tubbs, in Lewes, Del.

Tubbs enjoyed hunting, camping,...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:02pm

Debra ‘Debbie’ (Mulrooney) Vickers, 63

Debra “Debbie” (Mulrooney) Vickers, 63, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of Jeanne (Orga) Mulrooney and Martin J. Mulrooney III.

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Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:02pm

Marilee Miller Backus, 90

Marilee Miller Backus, 90, of Millsboro, Del., born Jan. 13, 1928, in West Virginia, and wife of Rev. Dr. Arthur Backus, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, as peacefully and quietly as she lived her life.

She was the daughter of John...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:14pm

Mary Ann Willging Bernier, 82

Mary Ann Willging Bernier, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Bernier was the beloved wife of the late Deacon Bernard Bernier Jr.; mother of Ann Rogers...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:13pm

Howard Louis Heim, 99

Howard Louis Heim, 99, of Millsboro, Del., and Lakeland, Fla., died May 11, 2018, in Florida. Born on March 13, 1920, in Hoboken, N.J., he was the only child of Florence and Howard Heim.

After graduating from Syracuse University in 1941,...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:12pm

David P. Lathbury, 58

David P. Lathbury, 58, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born in Lewes, Del., on June 10, 1959, son of the late Robert W. Lathbury and the late Ethel Mae (Smith)...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:12pm

Rosalie Grehofsky Monahan, 81

Rosalie Grehofsky Monahan, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and left this world peacefully, holding her family’s hands and touching their hearts with a caress that will last eternally. She was born Rosalie Jane Reis, the third of four sisters...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:11pm

John A. Naguski, 80

John A. Naguski, 80, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Hershey, Pa., passed away in the care of his daughter Janice and Delaware Hospice, on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was the son of Mary A. (Kochanek) Naguski and Joseph J. Naguski Sr. of...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:11pm

Anthony M. Sturgis Jr., 34

Anthony M. Sturgis Jr., 34, of Wilmington, Del., departed this life on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his residence. Born in Lewes, Del., he was the son of Anthony M. Sturgis Sr. and Yvonne E. West Sturgis.

Sturgis received a bachelor’s degree...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:09pm

Charles M. Troublefield, 81

Charles M. Troublefield, 81, formerly of New Carrollton, Md., passed away at his home in Ocean View, Del., on Thursday, May 25, 2018, after a brief struggle with cancer. He was born on June 29, 1936, in Blacksburg, S.C.

Troublefield...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:09pm

David Michael Woody, 50

David Michael Woody, 50, of Ocean City, Del., died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of Kathleen (Button) Woody and the late Edward R. Woody.

Woody was a cook for Shotti’s Point Restaurant in Ocean...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:08pm

Alfred L. ‘Al’ Yergey III, 76

Alfred L. “Al” Yergey III, 76, passed away in the presence of his wife and children on Sunday, May 27, 2018. He was an avid cyclist and an advocate for safe riding, but he was fatally struck by a car in Ocean View, Del., while cycling on May 26,...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:07pm

Doris J. Burkett, 82

Doris J. Burkett, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her home. She was born in Frederica, Del., on Aug. 1, 1935, daughter of the late Carl Baker and Althea (Melvin) Baker.

Burkett retired...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:21pm

Joan Marie Dalphon, 86

Joan Marie Dalphon, 86, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully in her home on May 21, 2018, after a long illness.

Born Sept. 5, 1931, Dalphon grew up in Wilmington, Del., and graduated from Pierre S. duPont High School in 1949. She...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:20pm

Jean Andrea (Pigott) Roche, 77

Jean Andrea (Pigott) Roche, 77, of South Bethany, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Sunday, May 13, 2018, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Washington, D.C., the only child of Columbia M. “Dutch” (...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:17pm

Pauline A. Scott, 92

Pauline A. Scott, 92, of Bethany Beach, Del., died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late John Allen and Letitia (Matthews) Allen.

Scott retired from...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:16pm

Tammy K. Smith, 50

Tammy K. Smith, 50, of Seaford, Del., passed away at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Sunday, May 20, 2018. She was born on Sept. 6, 1967, to the late Leslie Smith and to Darlene Joy Truitt Smith, who survives her.

Smith graduated from...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:16pm

Florence R. ‘Flossie’ Vogel, 89

 

Florence R. “Miss Flossie” Vogel, 89, was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Lima, Pa., to Alan C. and Florence A. Read.

The eldest of three daughters, she and her sisters, Doris (Read) Pagesy and Janet Sue (Read) Speaker, were to become...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:15pm

Jo Carolyn Holmes Caldwell, 86

Jo Carolyn Holmes Caldwell, 86, lost her determined battle with pulmonary fibrosis and passed away on May 4, 2018. She was born June 16, 1931, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Dorothea (Seiss) Holmes and Horace C. Holmes.

Caldwell grew up in...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:14pm

Myrtle R. Hudson, 95

Myrtle R. Hudson, 95, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Gumboro, Del., on March 5, 1923, daughter of the late George...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:12pm

Janice Elaine Johnson, 74

Janice Elaine Johnson, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at her home in Millsboro, Del., after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Milford, Del., on Sept. 24, 1943.

Johnson worked for Solo Cup as a trainer. She...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:11pm

Ollie Mae Toomey, 72

Ollie Mae Toomey, 72, of Laurel, Del., and formerly of Sparta, Tenn., passed away at home, in the care of her family, on Monday, May 7, 2018. She was born Oct. 23, 1945, to the late Herman and Mary Conley Dilldine in Sparta, Tenn.

She...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:11pm

Deborah L. ‘Debbie’ Ward, 67

Deborah L. “Debbie” Ward, 67, of Georgetown, Del., passed away while a patient at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Lewes, Del., on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born in Milford, Del., on Dec. 4, 1950, to the late Norman E. and Barbara A...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:10pm

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Wright, 94

Dorothy “Dot” Wright, 94, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 5, 2018. She was born a leap-year baby and grew up as a farm girl in the Easton, Md., area. She often joked that since she only had a birthday every four...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:09pm

Melissa Mae Johnson Burton Armstrong, 49

Melissa B. Armstrong, 49, of Schwenksville, Pa., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018, in the Neighborhood Hospice, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born May 21, 1968, in Lewes, Del., daughter of...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:41pm

Carol S. Chahine, 70

Carol S. Chahine, 70, of West Fenwick Island, Del., passed away suddenly on April 28, 2018. Born to the late Vincent Smedira and Elsie (Brill) Smedira in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 22, 1947, she was a native of New York City. Her independent spirit...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:40pm

Albert Arnold Farley Sr., 76

Albert Arnold Farley Sr., 76, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 27, 2018, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. He was born Aug. 9, 1942, in Burlington, N.J., to the late...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:39pm

John P. Green Jr., 77

John P. Green Jr., 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of his loving family and Delaware Hospice, on Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Milford, Del., to the late J. Phillip Green Sr. and D. Maxine Luzier...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:38pm

Virginia Lee Hickman, 71

Virginia Lee Hickman, 71, of Pittsville, Md., died Friday, May 4, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Bridgeville, Del., daughter of the late Norman Messick and Hannah (Mitchell) Messick.

Hickman...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:38pm

John Roy ‘Mickey’ McIntosh, 85

John Roy “Mickey” McIntosh, 85, born April 20, 1933, passed away on April 29, 2018, in a peaceful, loving environment.

McIntosh grew up in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Roosevelt University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:37pm

Margaret Frances Simpson, 99

Margaret Frances Simpson, 99, of Millsboro, Del. formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on May 6, 2018. Born on Aug. 28, 1918, in Stockton, Md., this was her 100th year.

Simpson was a woman of strong faith. After raising her...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:36pm

Andrew ‘Jay’ Willey, 56

Andrew “Jay” Willey, 56, of Millsboro, Del. passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, April 30, 2018, at his home.

Willey graduated from Sussex Central High School, in the Class of 1980. He was a talented cabinet maker with...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:08pm

Grace Milishie Andrews, 89

Grace Milishie Andrews, 89, of Frankford, Del., departed this life on April 21, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born on May 9, 1928, in Wattsville in Accomack County, Va., daughter of John Lee Broughton and Annie...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:31pm

Milton T. Ayers, 78

Milton T. Ayers, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Belle Haven, Va., on Jan., 23, 1940, to the late Isaac Ayers and Rachel West Ayers.

Ayers retired...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:30pm

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Baird, 93

Margaret Mary “Peggy” Stephens Brittingham Baird, 93, passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 26, 2018, in Bellingham, Wash. She was born on Nov. 23, 1924, to Elijah Washington Stephens and Florence Anna Stephens, near...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:30pm

Virginia M. ‘Ginger’ Budness, 75

Virginia M. “Ginger” Budness, 75, of Ocean View, Del., daughter of the late William Robertson and Rita (Dugré) Robertson, died peacefully in her home on April 22, 2018, surrounded by her three children, Lynn, Keith and Gretchen.

Budness...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:29pm

Janice L. Dotterer, 77

Janice L. Dotterer, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Reading, Pa., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Reading on April 23, 1941, daughter of the late John Henry Adamski and the late Helen...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:29pm

David Newlin Evans, 69

David N. Evans, 69 of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Del., on Monday, April 30, 2018. He was born to H. Newlin Evans and Elizabeth Evans of Doylestown, Pa., on Sept. 18, 1948.

Evans graduated...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:28pm

Joyce E. Jones, 87

Joyce E. Jones, 87, of Laurel, Del., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., and Wilmington, Del., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Laurel on Aug. 23, 1930, to the late...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:27pm

Susan Spaffod Turci, 57

Susan Spaffod Turci, 57, of Selbyville, Del., passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 22, 2018. She was born in New York, N.Y., on June 28, 1960.

Turci graduated in 1978 from Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. In 2017...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:27pm

George E. Chandler, 79

George E. Chandler, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He retired in 2000 from the Mountaire feed mill in Frankford, Del., where he worked in the maintenance...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:14pm

Gladys LaCourt Foskey, 87

Gladys LaCourt Foskey, 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on April 18, 2018, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. She was born on Nov. 15, 1930, to John and Sarah Gillman, and grew up in Pine Hill, N.J., with her brothers and sisters,...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:12pm

Mabel Elizabeth Layton, 94

Mabel Elizabeth Layton, 94, of Frankford, Del., died Sunday, April 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Born in Selbyville, Del., on May 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William F. Hudson and...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:09pm

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Kuehnle Lazzaro, 94

Elizabeth “Betty” Kuehnle Lazzaro, 94, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of North Wales, Pa., passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018, at her home in Bethany Beach. She was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Sylvan and...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:06pm

Mary ‘Alice’ Bradberry Lester, 90

Mary “Alice” Bradberry Lester, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Frederick, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Hinton, W.Va., to the late Clyde and Mary Alice...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:03pm

Constance M. ‘Connie’ Paller, 75

Constance M. “Connie” Paller, 75, of Lewes, Del., passed away at home, in the presence of loved-ones, on Friday, April 20, 2018, after a years-long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Bayonne, N.J., to Julian and Julia Kusel....

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:01pm

James Davis ‘Jim’ ‘Jimmy’ Rickards, 45

James Davis “Jim” “Jimmy” Rickards, 45, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Tennova Physicians Regional Medical Center after a long battle against colorectal cancer.

Rickards grew up in...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:57pm

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Stevens, 81

Robert J. “Bob” Stevens, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 1936, son of the late George and...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:51pm

Eugene ‘Buck’ Davis, 77

Eugene “Buck” Davis was 77 years old when he passed away on April 13, 2018, receiving an unexpected call from Jesus that it was time to come home to Heaven. He is now able to resume his previous church choir singing career as part of the most...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:58pm

Members of the Millville Volunteer Fire Co. responded to school bus on fire in the parking lot of the Millville Town Center on Tuesday, April 17. The driver was reportedly making his afternoon stop at the shopping center, transporting students from Southern Delaware School of the Arts, when he noticed smoke coming from the engine and evacuated the students off the bus. There were no reported injuries, and responders noted the bus driver’s quick thinking helped avert a much-worse situation.

John William ‘Jack’ Hall Jr., 87

John William “Jack” Hall Jr., 87, died of congestive heart failure at the Salem (Va.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born July 28, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late John W. Hall Sr. and Marjorie R...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:37pm