Obituaries


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

Pecita Minunette Norwood Lonewolf, 82

Pecita Minunette Norwood Lonewolf, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Harbor Healthcare on April 7, 2018. She was an accomplished advocate and servant of the Native American tribes. She was born in Millsboro on Jan. 17, 1936, to...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:36pm

Myrtle C. Mitchell, 97

 

Myrtle C. Mitchell, 97, of Lewes, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Milford, Del., on...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:35pm

John E. ‘Jack’ Meehan Jr., 83

John E. “Jack” Meehan Jr., 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in the care of his family. He was born on Aug. 5, 1934, in Bristol, Pa., to the late John E. Meehan Sr. and Teresa Marie Mosteller Meehan.

Meehan...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:30pm

Delores ‘Dee’ (Shriver) Perticari, 81

Delores “Dee” (Shriver) Perticari, 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on March 25, 2018. She was born in and spent her early years in Washington, D.C.

Perticari was married to her husband, Antonio T. Perticari, for 54 years. They...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:27pm

Laszlo Jozsef Pinter, 76

Laszlo Jozsef Pinter, 76, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at home, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born Thursday, June 5, 1941, in Eger, Hungary, son of the late Jozsef L. Pinter and Madeline Pinter.

...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

Jacquelyn R. ‘Jackie’ Savage, 84

 Jacquelyn R. “Jackie” Savage, 84, of Bishopville, Md., died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at home. She was born in Bishopville, daughter of the late John Steele and Olda Myrtle (Esham) Steele.

Savage was a member of Salem United Methodist...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

Lois Radcliffe, 80

 

Lois Radcliffe, 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2018.

Radcliffe had a passion for children, the elderly and the “gift of gab.” She would befriend and help anybody. She...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:24pm

Patricia O’Neil, 74

Patricia O’Neil, 74, of Millville, Del., passed away April 10, 2018, in her home.

She is survived by her husband, Michael O’Neil; son, Sean Corona; and brother, Crede Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held April 16, 2018,...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:32am

Hugh J. Dolan, 89

The Hon. Hugh J. Dolan, 89, of Millville, Del., formerly of Springfield, Va., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8 2017. He was born in New York City in 1928.

Dolan graduated from St. John’s University of Law in 1952, and received a master’s degree...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:24am

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94

Mary E. (Zelesky) Hercker, 94, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., and originally of Frackville, Pa., passed peacefully into heaven on Aug. 7, 2017.

She was the mother of four children, Tina Borek, Sandy Ferrara, Frank...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:24am

Mark L. Metzler, 72

Mark L. Metzler, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Louis Metzler and Dorothy (Morris) Metzler.

Metzler retired from Greater...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:22am

Samuel R. Mitchell, 66

Samuel R. Mitchell, 66, of Delmar, Del., passed away in the care of his family and Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Millsboro, Del., to the late John H. Mitchell Sr. and Effie M. Dickerson Mitchell.

Mitchell was...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:21am

Bert M. West, 75

Bert M. West, 75, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and formerly of Laurel, Del., passed away on Aug. 1, 2017, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born in Laurel, Del., on Dec. 1, 1941, son of the late I. Lee West and Sara (McGee) West.

West...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:12am

Donald Eugene Clement Jr., 50

Donald Eugene Clement Jr., 50, died at his home on July 30, 2017. He was born Jan. 1, 1967, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Mary Lou Clement.

Clement is survived by his father, Donald Eugene Clement Sr.; a son, Tyler Meli; three half-...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:21am

Jane E. Duvall, 74

Jane E. Duvall, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Allen Arnold and Margaret (Kreig) Arnold.

She retired from work as an...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:20am

Freda F. Hudson, 96

Freda F. Hudson, 96, of Lewes, Del., passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, in her home. She was born July 27, 1921, in Chester, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry B. Wilson and Bertha (Bowden) Wilson.

She was...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:19am

Gary Lee Meredith, 80

Gary Lee Meredith, 80, of Ocean View, Del., passed away in the comfort of his home on Thursday, July 27, 2017, with his family present. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday, July 24. Meredith had fought a brave fight with pulmonary...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:15am

Jackie L. Shockley, 73

Jackie L. Shockley, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Galestown, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at her home. She was born May 28, 1944, in Seaford, Del., daughter of the late John...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:10am

Michael G. ‘Mike’ Pratt, 60

Michael G. “Mike” Pratt, 60, of Baltimore, Md., and Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on April 28, 1957, son...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:07am

Barbara Ann Bittenbender, 89

Barbara Ann Bittenbender, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Wilmington, Del. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of the late William B. and Lillian (Divokey) Larson.

She retired...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:11am

William John ‘Bill’ Boyle Jr., 67

William John “Bill” Boyle Jr., 67, passed away on July 22, 2017. He was born Dec. 6, 1949, and is remembered as a kind and precious man who was a champion for the elderly and small children.

Boyle loved the Lord with all of his heart, and...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:10am

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Collins, 80

Robert J. “Bob” Collins, 80, of Gumboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Gumboro, to the late James N. and Georgia Anna Daisey Collins.

Collins worked as a general contractor alongside...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:05am

Mary Frances (Zorn) Culver, 82

Mary Frances (Zorn) Culver, 82, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her home in Selbyville, Del. She was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Baltimore County, Md.

Culver married the love of her life, Leonard Eugene Culver, in 1952....

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:03am

William Leroy ‘Lee’ King Sr., 84

William Leroy “Lee” King Sr., 84, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Pikesville, Md., passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on March 21, 1933, son of the late James Henry King and Nina Mae (McFarland) King....

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00am

Shirley Marker Oliphant, 69

Shirley Marker Oliphant, 69, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Cora Marker. She was married to Vaughn Oliphant for 45 years.

Oliphant loved spending time with her loved ones. She...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00am

Louis Arthur Schoenle IV, 63

Louis Arthur Schoenle IV, 63, passed away on July 11, 2017, in hospice care.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Long Schoenle, and many family members and friends.

Interment with military honors was scheduled for Aug. 2, 2017, at...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:58am

Edward L. Swierczewski, 86

Edward L. Swierczewski, 86, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington and Clayton, Del., passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wilmington on Jan. 9, 1931, son of the late Leopold...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:57am

Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Vitalo, 29

Elizabeth “Betsy” Vitalo (known as “Nell” to her mother) of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away at age 29 on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Her passions were anime, drawing, tattoos, dance and music. For years, Vitalo...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:52am