Obituaries


Ginger Lee Kollock, 45

Ginger Lee Kollock, 45, of Millsboro, Del. passed away in the care of Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 23, 2019. She was born April 20, 1974, in Lewes, Del., to Charles R. Cordrey Jr. and Trudy Mitchell.

Kollock was...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:35am

Albert D. ‘Al’ Holliday, 84

Albert D. “Al” Holliday, 84 of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Blackwood, N.J., passed away and entered in God’s eternal rest on May 20, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 15, 1935, son of the...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:34am

George A. Esham, 77

George A. Esham, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born in Parsonsburg, Md., to the late Russell W. Esham and Marjorie Hutchinson Esham.

Esham retired from...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:33am

M. Gloria Christian, 88

M. Gloria Christian, 88, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Charles B. Jr. and Mildred (Lenz) Campbell.

She was a homemaker and...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:33am

Randy S. Betts, 62

Randy S. Betts, 62, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1956, to Norman and Alice Betts.

Betts was a graduate of Sussex Central High School who enjoyed music, especially playing the...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:56am

Darlene R. Wright, 81

Darlene R. Wright, 81, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in York, Pa., one of 16 children of the late Russell H. and Evelyn V. (Fair) Seigman.

She was an avid...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:56am

Paul Christopher Woodward, 82

Paul Christopher Woodward, 82, of Millsboro, Del., died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.  He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Charles and Edith (Davis) Woodward.  

He retired as a conductor with Septa....

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:56am

William T. “Tom” Travers Jr., 63

William T. “Tom” Travers Jr., 63, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born Sept. 9, 1955, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late William T. “Bill”...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:55am

Harvey E. Roberts Jr., 94

Harvey E. Roberts Jr., 94, of Sussex County, Del., died on Friday, May 17, 2019, after a brief illness.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1924, in Georgetown, Del., to Harvey and Pearl (Heiner) Roberts.

The family lived on a remote farm near...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:54am

Cynthia M. Nicastro, 78

Cynthia M. “Cindy” Nicastro, 78, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away surrounded by her loving family at home on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Nicastro was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:54am

William Reynolds “Bill” Hamilton, 79

William Reynolds “Bill” Hamilton, 79, of South Bethany, Del., and Melbourne Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at home on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Hamilton was born Oct. 14, 1939, in Washington, D.C., son of...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:53am

Vernon J. Hitchens, 81

Vernon J. Hitchens, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was born March 5, 1938, to the late James H. and Jerdie E. Oliphant Hitchens. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:53am

Jalen S. Griffin, 23

Jalen S. Griffin, 23, of Dagsboro, Del., departed this life on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Born July 12, 1995, in Lewes, Del., he was the son of Kimberly Griffin-McCray (and her husband, Fabian...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:52am

John R. Donohue III, 57

John R. Donohue III, 57, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 22, 1961, son of John “Jack” Donohue Jr. and Betty J. (Meeley) Donohue. He was a graduate of...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:52am

Ann W. Berry, 79

Ann W. Berry, 79, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Camp Springs, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

She was born in Keyser, W.Va., on April 14, 1940, daughter of the late,...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:51am

Charles Thomas Lynch, 81

Charles Thomas Lynch, 81, of Millville, Del., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., he was the son of the late George Lewis and Esther Wise Lynch and the brother of the late Lewis Lynch.

Lynch...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:09pm

Tyler Jordan Givans, 26

Tyler Jordan Givans, 26, of Laurel, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born on Oct. 31, 1992, in Milford, Del., to Gary D. Givans Jr. and Tango L. Decker Rogers.

Givans was employed at Brass Sales Inc. as a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:09pm

Gary Atwood Fowler, 67

Gary Atwood Fowler, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of his family and Delaware Hospice on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born on Jan. 12, 1952, in Baltimore, Md., to the late William and Denise Seville Fowler.

He was a...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:07pm

Joseph D. ‘Joe’ Stewart, 77

Joseph D. “Joe” Stewart, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Great Neck, N.Y., and Severna Park, Md., passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, after a five-year fight with melanoma.

A retired major-general, Stewart was born in Baltimore,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:51am

Irene Swiderski, 58

Irene Swiderski, 58, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away April 18, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on April 19, 1960, in Wilmington, Del., to the late William Kahn and Ann Blasciewicz Kahn.

Before her retirement, she...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:50am

John H. Morrill, 89

John H. Morrill, 89, passed away peacefully and was called home to the Lord on May 1, 2019. His life was well-lived and well-loved.

Morrill was born in 1929. After serving in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, he was honorably discharged...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:50am

Bernard P. Lynch, 91

Bernard P. Lynch, 91, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home. He was born in Frankford, Del., on May 26, 1927, son of the late Atwood F. Lynch Sr. and the late Hazel C. (...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:49am

Lucien Thomas Lenhart Jr., 75

Lucien Thomas Lenhart Jr., 75, of Middletown, Del., and formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., on April 24, 2019. He was born in 1944 in Milford, Del., to the late Lucien T. Lenhart Sr. and...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:48am

Catherine Bernice ‘Kitty’ (Taylor) Hall, 66

Catherine Bernice “Kitty” (Taylor) Hall, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born at home in Millsboro on April 14, 1953, to the late...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:46am

Helen J. (Winchester) Domozych

Helen J. (Winchester) Domozych passed away peacefully and returned to her Lord on May 2, 2019, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born and raised in Gloucester, Mass., and spent much of her life there with her family,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Richard J. Dadurka, 79

Richard J. Dadurka, 79, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, May 3, 2019, at home. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., son of the late Joseph Dadurka and Mary (Humurka) Dadurka.

Dadurka was a police officer and retired from the Washington, D.C.,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Dieter Martin Bender, 90

The Rev. Dieter Martin Bender, 90, passed away in the care of Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del., on May 4, 2019. He was born to the late Karl and Irmgard Schneider in Stuttgart, Germany, on April 12, 1929.

Bender led an interesting and...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:35am

James E. Wright Sr., 83

James Elwood Wright Sr., 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice at his home on April 20, 2019. He was born June 12, 1935, in Harrington, Del., to the late Elwood R. and Rhoda Leona Donovan Wright....

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:04am

Betty White, 87

Surrounded by family and friends, Betty White, 87, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed peacefully from this life on April 22, 2019.

She was a beach-loving resident for more than 50 years, a member of the Fenwick Island Methodist church and the...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:04am

Eckhardt “Eck” S. Smink Jr., 66

Eckhardt “Eck” S. Smink Jr., 66, of Berlin, Md., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Eckhardt S. and Mary Catherine Smink.

He is survived by his loving spouse, Linda B. Smink...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:03am

Joseph Byron Sheare

Joseph Byron Sheare, D.Ed., passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019, at his home in Ocean Pines, Md., after a battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He was born in 1946 in Kearny, N.J., to Mae and Byron Sheare.

“Joe” started his...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:03am

Robert “Bobby” T. Parker, 78

Robert “Bobby” T. Parker, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in Lewes on Sept. 30, 1940, son of the late Walter B. Parker and the...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:01am

Margaret M. Losink, 65

Margaret M. Losink, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Croydon, Pa., passed away from a broken heart on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 21, 1953. She stayed home...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:00am

Steve A. Hickman, 61

Steve A. Hickman, 61, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Millville, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the loving care of his wife and Delaware Hospice.

He was born on May 3, 1957 in Lewes, Del., to his late father, Robert...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:59am

Mary P. Fisher, 100

Mary P. Fisher, 100, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Fisher was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Aldan, Pa., to the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth Godfrey...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:58am

Mary P. Fisher, 100

Mary P. Fisher, 100, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Fisher was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Aldan, Pa., to the late John H. and Mary Elizabeth Godfrey...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:58am

Vincent T. Durkin, 88

Vincent T. Durkin, 88, of South Bethany, Del., passed away on April 25, 2019. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from St. John’s College High School and the University of Maryland. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:57am

Jo-Ann M. Drennan, 62

Jo-Ann M. Drennan, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends at Christiana Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1956, in Perth Amboy, N.J., grew up in Woodbridge, N.J., and lived the past 12 years in...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:57am

Ray Allan Bunting, 71

Ray Allan Bunting, 71, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully on April 25, 2019, at the Milford Hospice Center.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1947, in Lewes, Del. Bunting graduated as a member of the Class of 1965 from Millsboro High...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:56am

Deborah A. Vardoulakis, 63

Deborah A. “Debbie” Vardoulakis, 63, of Essex, Md., and Millville, Del., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home in Millville.

She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 10, 1955, daughter of Christopher George...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:48am

Lillian “Lil” E. Sneddon, 83

Lillian “Lil” E. Sneddon, 83, of Frankford, Del., formerly of West Deptford, N.J., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

She was born Oct. 4, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:48am

Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis, 69

Richard “Rick” Allen Lewis, 69, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

He was born June 23, 1949, in Lewes, Del., to the late Henry and Hilda Truitt Lewis....

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:47am

Robert G. Kelley

Robert G. Kelley of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 16, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in 1934 in King William County, Va., and resided in Montgomery County, Md., where he was a plant manager...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:46am

Gene F. Jordin, 85

Gene F. Jordin, 85, of Mt. Cuba and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

The only son of Raymond and Sarah (Fredrick) Jordin, Jordin was a graduate of A. I. DuPont High School. He lived his entire...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:45am

Paul M. Cooper, 75

Paul M. Cooper, 75, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Feb. 17, 1944, son of the late George H. Cooper Jr. and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:44am

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