Obituaries


Roberta D. ‘Bert’ Savage, 79

Roberta D. “Bert” Savage, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Lititz, Pa., on June 7, 1939, to the late Warren Decker and Elva (Schrieber...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:33pm

Eugene ‘Gene’ Bunting, 90, and Mary Gray Bunting, 90

Eugene “Gene” Bunting and Mary Gray Bunting, lifelong residents of Selbyville, Del., crossed over the river into the arms of their Savior within 10 hours of each other last week. They were both 90. Mary Bunting passed on the evening of June 12,...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:07pm

Albert C. ‘Al’ Hillegas, 81

Albert C. “Al” Hillegas, 81, of South Bethany, Del., formerly of Lanham, Md., passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home. He was born in Johnstown, Pa., on Nov. 13, 1936, son of the late Eugene Hillegas and Mary (Baka) Hillegas.

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:06pm

William Merle ‘Bill’ Hitchens Sr., 70

William Merle “Bill” Hitchens Sr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., peacefully passed away on June 12, 2018, at home, with his wife, Marabella Hitchens, at his side. He was born on Oct. 14, 1947, in Milford, Del., to the late William T. “Bill” Hitchens...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:06pm

Willard R. ‘Bill’ Kelley, 72

Willard R. “Bill” Kelley, 72, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Ferndale, Md., and Arlington, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was born in Ferndale on April 19, 1946, son of the late Willard Rex Kelley and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:05pm

Leonard ‘Lenny’ Lesniowski, 71

Leonard “Lenny” Lesniowski, 71, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Tabernacle, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Lesniowski was born...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:05pm

Thomas John Madigan, 77

Thomas John Madigan, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Potomac, Md., died on June 12, 2018. He was born on June 28, 1940, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Madigan practiced dentistry by serving with the U.S. Army, stationed in Qui Nhon,...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:05pm

Mary Alice Voorhees, 72

Mary Alice Voorhees, 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born on June 21, 1945, in Lakewood, N.J., daughter of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:04pm

James P. ‘Jim’ West, 76

James P. “Jim” West, 76, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Snow Hill, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Lakeland, Fla., on March 28, 1942, son of the late...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:04pm

Frances Mae Calhoun, 80

Frances Mae Calhoun, 80, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Millsboro, Del. She was the beloved wife of the late Dewey L. Calhoun Sr. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Stephen F. Shean and Beatrice M (Ditlow) Shean...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:01pm

Loretta Michael Cykosky, 59

Loretta Michael Cykosky, 59, died suddenly at home on Tuesday June 5, 2018. Born on Oct. 22, 1958, in Baltimore, Md., she lived in Millsboro, Del., and was a homemaker after several years in retail.

Cykosky loved spending time with her...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Iva B. Dennis, 83

Iva B. Dennis, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at home. She was born in Selbyville, daughter of the late Elisha Alvin Bunting and Florence Anna (Townsend) Bunting.

Dennis was a poultry grower and homemaker. She was a...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Ralph Lewis Holloway, 92

Ralph Lewis Holloway, 92, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, after valiantly fighting Alzheimer’s disease for more than 15 years. Born in Selbyville, Del., he had resided in Frankford since his marriage to Eunice...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:59pm

John J. Leyanna, 90

John J. Leyanna, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home. He was born in Milmont Park, Pa., on April 24, 1928, son of the late Clarence A. Leyanna and the late Florence (Eckert)...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:59pm

Mary Lu McCabe, 67

Mary Lu McCabe, 67, of Frankford, Del., passed away on April 27, 2018. She was born Oct. 27, 1950, daughter of Wilson O. “Sonny” and Bettye Tingle McCabe, who preceded her in death. 

McCabe graduated from John M. Clayton High School in...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

Amy Hogan Reiner, 59

Amy Hogan Reiner, 59, of Frankford, Del., died Friday, June 1, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but had made Sussex County, Del., her home for more than 20 years. She loved the ocean and often...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:58pm

Leroy Gerald ‘Jerry’ Rolfes, 57

Leroy Gerald “Jerry” Rolfes, 57, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Ocean City, Md., passed away at home, with his wife by his side, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 8, 1960, son of the late Gerald Gregory Rolfes...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:57pm

Paul Wesley Saneholtz, 76

Paul W. Saneholtz, 76, of Ocean View, Del., died Sunday June 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born March 7, 1942, in Sunbury, Pa.

Saneholtz’s family moved to Herndon, Pa., where he helped...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:54pm

Daniel H. Shirley, 98

Daniel H. Shirley, 98, of Ocean View, Del., and Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Clinton, Md., passed away on Saturday, June 9 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 14, 1920, son of the late Otis G...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:49pm

Noble F. Simpson, 92

Noble F. Simpson, 92, of Millville, Del., peacefully entered eternal life on June 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on May 9, 1926, in Takoma Park, Md., son of the late Noble F....

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:48pm

Barbara Jean Atkins, 66

Barbara Jean Atkins, 66, of Georgetown, Del., passed away as the results of an automobile accident on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was born in Lewes, Del., on Feb. 1, 1952, daughter of the late Wallace Truitt Sr. and the late Marian (Mills)...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:03pm

Alvin B. Conaway, 90

Alvin B. Conaway, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 25, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born in Laurel, Del., on May 13, 1928, to the late Raymond L. Conaway and Verdie...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:03pm

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