Obituaries


Doris H. Quillen, 77

Doris H. Quillen, 77, of Ocean City, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was born in Whaleyville, Md., daughter of the late Eddie Norton and Pauline F. (Donaway) Hall.

She retired from Mountaire...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:40pm

Thomas W. Dennis, 60

Thomas W. “Tommy” Dennis, 60, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at his home. He was born in Milford, Del., on Oct. 8, 1958, son of the late Aubrey Dennis and Carrie (Truitt) Dennis.

Dennis worked at Perdue for...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:38pm

Charles R. Cordrey Sr., 89

Charles R. Cordrey Sr., 89, passed away in the care of his family, at his daughter’s home in Georgetown, Del., on Dec. 14, 2018. He was born on March 16, 1929, to the late Franklin W. Cordrey and Margaret B. Rogers Cordrey, in Millsboro, Del....

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:35pm

Anthony Benito ‘Tony’ Capone, 83

Anthony Benito “Tony” Capone, 83, passed away on the evening of Dec. 6, 2018, at home in Dagsboro, Del. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and lived in Seat Pleasant and then Clinton, Md., for 33 years, where he and his wife, Joan,...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:34pm

Blaine Preston Banks, 73

Blaine Preston Banks, 73, of Horntown, Va., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Va. He was born in Frankford, Del., on Aug. 19, 1945, son of the late Preston Lee...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:33pm

Esther Roulain Orton, 75

Esther Roulain Orton, 75, a native of Lewes, Del., passed away on Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was born on July 23, 1943, daughter of the late Capt. George Herbert Orton Jr. and Dr. Evelyn Gettys Orton, both of Lewes...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:53pm

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2018.

Miles was a wonderful woman and a warm, giving person, with an ever-ready spirit. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend and will be...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:52pm

Joyce M. Malanka, 77

Joyce M. Malanka, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Clinton and Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 1941, daughter of the...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:52pm

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home. She was born in Willards, Md., and was the daughter of the late Maurice Lewis and Jenny Irene (Dennis) Lewis.

In addition to her parents, Magee was...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:51pm

C. Sanford Justice, 84

C. Sanford Justice, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Ocean View on Feb. 9, 1934, son of the late Royal Justice and Mary (Murray)...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:50pm

Avery Grace Hudson, 2 months

“Our little princess, turtle, unicorn, peanut and bird,” Avery Grace Hudson, left this earth too soon, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Hudson was born at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Sept. 25, 2018, into the arms of her loving parents, Chris and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:49pm

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84, affectionately called “Mom Mom” and “Aunt Ann” by many, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on Sept. 4, 1934, to the late John and Mary Spicer.

In 1952, Hudson graduated from Georgetown High...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:48pm

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81, of Georgetown, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. She was born on July 18, 1937 in Whaleyville, Md., to the late Frank T. West and Myrtle S. Collins West.

Fisher worked in her later...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:46pm

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24, of Laurel, Del., and Federalsburg, Md., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2018, while visiting friends in Arizona. He was born on April 26, 1994, in Easton, Md., the son of Gerald Lee Dukes Sr. and Connie L. Smith...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:45pm

Joan Desiderio, 81

Joan Desiderio, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lester, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her home. She was born in Lester, Pa., on July 13, 1937, daughter of the late Albert Barr and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:44pm

Anna T. ‘Ann’ Callahan, 88

Anna T. “Ann” Callahan, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on May 5, 1930...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:43pm

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. He was born on June 16, 1942, to the late Jesse Colpo and Viola Hassen Colpo, in Williamsport, Pa.

Colpo was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked as a...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:41pm

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76

John Anthony Colpo Sr., 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. He was born on June 16, 1942, to the late Jesse Colpo and Viola Hassen Colpo, in Williamsport, Pa.

Colpo was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked as a...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:52am

Anna T. ‘Ann’ Callahan, 88

Anna T. “Ann” Callahan, 88, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on May 5, 1930...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:52am

Joan Desiderio, 81

Joan Desiderio, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lester, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her home. She was born in Lester, Pa., on July 13, 1937, daughter of the late Albert Barr and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:51am

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24

Gerald Lee Dukes Jr., 24, of Laurel, Del., and Federalsburg, Md., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2018, while visiting friends in Arizona. He was born on April 26, 1994, in Easton, Md., the son of Gerald Lee Dukes Sr. and Connie L. Smith...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:51am

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81

Wanda Lee Fisher, 81, of Georgetown, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. She was born on July 18, 1937 in Whaleyville, Md., to the late Frank T. West and Myrtle S. Collins West.

Fisher worked in her later...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:51am

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84

Ann Jeanette Hudson, 84, affectionately called “Mom Mom” and “Aunt Ann” by many, passed peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on Sept. 4, 1934, to the late John and Mary Spicer.

In 1952, Hudson graduated from Georgetown High...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:50am

Avery Grace Hudson, 2 months

“Our little princess, turtle, unicorn, peanut and bird,” Avery Grace Hudson, left this earth too soon, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Hudson was born at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Sept. 25, 2018, into the arms of her loving parents, Chris and...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:49am

C. Sanford Justice, 84

C. Sanford Justice, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his daughter’s home. He was born in Ocean View on Feb. 9, 1934, son of the late Royal Justice and Mary (Murray)...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:49am

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78

Maureen Lewis Magee, 78, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home. She was born in Willards, Md., and was the daughter of the late Maurice Lewis and Jenny Irene (Dennis) Lewis.

In addition to her parents, Magee was...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:48am

Joyce M. Malanka, 77

Joyce M. Malanka, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Clinton and Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 1941, daughter of the...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:48am

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88

Joan A. (O’Hare) Miles, 88, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2018.

Miles was a wonderful woman and a warm, giving person, with an ever-ready spirit. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend and will be...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:48am

Esther Roulain Orton, 75

Esther Roulain Orton, 75, a native of Lewes, Del., passed away on Dec. 4, 2018, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was born on July 23, 1943, daughter of the late Capt. George Herbert Orton Jr. and Dr. Evelyn Gettys Orton, both of Lewes...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:47am

Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92

Grace Dukes Wolfe, 92, of Millville, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at her home. She was born in Millville on July 15, 1926, daughter...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:40pm

Charles E. Werle, 83

Charles E. Werle, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Francis B. Werle and Evelyn M. (Case) Werle.

He had been an...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:39pm

Dicky Dean Quillen Jr., 41

Dicky Dean Quillen Jr., 41, passed away at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Nov. 30, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends.

It took a village to support Quillen with his many medical challenges and, in return, he gave back in...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:37pm

Delphos Eugene ‘Pop’ ‘Del’ Price Sr., 87

Delphos Eugene “Pop” “Del” Price Sr., 87 of Lewes, Del., passed away in the loving company of family and friends on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Aug. 25, 1931, in Chester, Pa., son of the late Benjamin...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:35pm

Eleanor E. Blades Littleton, 84

Eleanor E. Blades Littleton, 84, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at her home. She was born in East New Market, Md., on July 3, 1934, to the late Herry Blades and Blanch Hurley Blades Littleton.

Littleton worked at the...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:34pm

Gertrude Hall, 88

Gertrude Hall, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. She was born on Dec. 5, 1929, daughter of the late James Henry Bailey and Rosie Bailey.

She was a factory worker at Showell...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:33pm

Chauncey Sylvester ‘Chuck’ Draine, 80

Chauncey Sylvester “Chuck” Draine, 80, passed away in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Dec. 1, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. He was born on July 7, 1938, in Millsboro, Del., son of late Robert N. and Eunice Harmon.

Draine spent 30...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:31pm

Robert M. ‘Bob’ Becker, 86

Robert M. “Bob” Becker, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of New Brunswick, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Mount Carmel, Pa., on Aug. 13,...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:28pm

Joan L. Bartels, 71

Joan L. Bartels, 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Westminster, Md., passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Pasadena, Md., after a five-year journey with cancer. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 15, 1947, daughter of the late Joseph...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:27pm

Mable E. Toomey, 90

Mable E. Toomey, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Cadia Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Millville, Del., on July 15, 1928, daughter of the late William...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:19pm

William K. ‘Bill’ Scott Jr., 89

William K. “Bill” Scott Jr., 89, of Millville, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2018. He was born on May 31, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of William K. Scott Sr. and Freida Scott.

Scott graduated from John...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:18pm

Earl Sinclair ‘Billy’ (Clark) Norwood, 88

Earl Sinclair “Billy” (Clark) Norwood, 88, passed away while at home and was called from earth to glory Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. He was born on Jan. 11, 1930, to William Augustus Clark and Adeline Clark in Camden, N.J., where he lived until...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:18pm

Jennifer Rae ‘Jen’ Baull Nabokin, 34

Jennifer Rae “Jen” Baull Nabokin, 34, of Frankford, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Wilmington, Del. She was born in Lewes, Del. on Oct. 21, 1984, to Nancy Baull and Lockie Ray Richardson.

She was a graduate of...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:16pm

Rudolph Lucian ‘Rudy’ Milutin III, 58

Rudolph Lucian “Rudy” Milutin III passed away on Nov. 5, 2018. He was born Dec. 5, 1959, in Lewes, Del., to Olive Ann Dukes Milutin and the late Rudolph Lucian Milutin Jr.

Milutin grew up in Frankford, Del., and worked at the family toy...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:15pm

Aaron A. King, 33

Aaron A. King, 33, of Ocean View, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on April 3, 1985, to Daniel King and Diane (Oakley) King. He was a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, in the Class of...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:15pm

Michele A. Grabowski, 65

Michele A. Grabowski, 65, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. She was born Aug. 23, 1953, daughter of the late Frank and Rita Kowalski.

Grabowski enjoyed country line-...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:14pm

Charles Edward Duvall, 75

Charles Edward Duvall, 75, of Dagsboro died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Olney, Md., and was the son of the late William Lacy Duvall and Adeline Ruth (Phebos) Duvall.

He retired from work for...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:13pm

Lucille ‘Maxine’ Oakley Bennett, 88

Lucille “Maxine” Oakley Bennett, 88, of Roxana, Del., passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Richmond, Va., daughter of the late Arthur A. Oakley and Lillie (Nuckles) Oakley, and moved to...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:09pm

Dorothy K. Barrett, 98

Dorothy K. Barrett, 98, of Bethany Beach, Del., died peacefully in her home on Nov. 14, 2018. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on April 13, 1920, daughter of the late John F. Kidd and Madeline R. Kidd.

As her husband’s employment required...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:08pm

Nancy E. Trosky, 85

Nancy E. Trosky, 85, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of New Carrollton, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Trosky had worked as a federal government employee with the U.S. Department...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:14pm

Fred Donald ‘Don’ Olsen, 84

Fred Donald “Don” Olsen, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, from glioblastoma. He was born in Statesville, N.C., on Aug. 26, 1934, son of the late Fred Combs Olsen and Sadie (Lowtharp) Olsen.

Olsen...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:13pm