Obituaries


John F. Thornton Jr., 85

John F. Thornton Jr., 85, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late John F. Thornton Sr. and Alice A. Phillips Thornton.

Thornton was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:55am

Halton ‘Glen’ Timmons, 59

Halton “Glen” Timmons, 59 of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 26, 2017, while at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant nine-year battle with cancer. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 20, 1958, to...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 8:53am

Gary R. ‘Pete’ Aldridge, 72

Gary R. “Pete” Aldridge, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Cumberland, Md., and was the son of the late Charles H. Aldridge and Ruth (Pitzer) Aldridge.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:29am

John F. Carl, 84

John F. Carl, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late John H. and Edith Attix Carl.

Carl graduated from Brown Vocational, in the Class of 1952. He continued his...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:27am

Martha Camilla (Schneider) Gano, 63

Martha Camilla (Schneider) Gano, 63, of Ocean View, Del., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 12, 1953, in Baltimore, Md., to Robert J. Schneider and Norma R....

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:23am

Virginia C. Henderson, 90

Virginia C. Henderson, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born May 23, 1927, in Alderson, W.Va., daughter of the late Clarence Mason Keeney...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:22am

Joshua C. ‘Josh’ Hoffer, 33

Joshua C. “Josh” Hoffer, 33, of Greenwood, Del., passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on May 10, 1984, to the late John Clinton Hoffer and to Lynne Shaak Hoffer, who survives him...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:19am

Susan J. Hoffner, 86

Susan J. Hoffner, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Service were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:19am

John Henry Jackson, 83

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, God called John H. Jackson, 83, from his earthly home to his eternal resting place. He was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Laurel, Del., son of Ida Jackson and Harley Hickman. He was a native of Laurel until moving to Millsboro,...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:15am

H. Ralph Lewis, 86

H. Ralph Lewis, 86, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Showell, Md., son of the late Ray Lewis and Margie (...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:14am

Walter Linford ‘Peanut’ Norwood, 65

Walter L. “Peanut” Norwood, 65, departed this life on Friday, June 9, 2017, at home, in Millsboro, Del. He was born June 26, 1951. His employment was as a live-haul driver for Townsends Inc., which later became Mountaire, followed by his most...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:12am

Gregory A. Page, 60

Gregory A. Page, 60, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Milford, Del., son of the late James E. Page and the late Virginia (Collins) Wright.

Page and his wife,...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:11am

George Edward Snow Sr., 94

George Edward Snow Sr., 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Dover, Del., to the late George F. Snow and Airrener Allen Snow.

Snow was a U.S. Army veteran,...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:10am

Shirley Y. Thompson, 78

Shirley Y. Thompson, 78, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Joseph H. Prettyman and Ethaleene (Steele) Prettyman....

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:07am

George John Valiska, 88

George John Valiska, 88, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Glen Burnie, Md., passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home.

He was the beloved husband of Joan Valiska for 33 years. He enjoyed a long career as a high school teacher and...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:59am

John C. ‘Jack’ Foreman, 85

John C. “Jack” Foreman, 85, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Friday, Oct. 2, 1931, in Marianna, Ark., son of the late John and Christine (Eck) Foreman.

Foreman...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:12am

Andrew Scott ‘Drew’ Foxwell, 28

Andrew Scott “Drew” Foxwell, 28, passed away and began his forever journey on June 8, 2017, after a short illness, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom Foxwell had...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:09am

Laverne Harmon, 77

Laverne Harmon, 77, of Frankford, Del., or “Plunk,” as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was born on Dec. 26, 1939, to the late Edward K. Atkins and Essie Lee Walker Atkins.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:09am

James J. Hickman, 71

James J. Hickman, 71, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Monday, Nov. 12, 1945, in Lewes, son of the late John A. Hickman and Edda M. (Long) Hickman.

He grew up in...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:07am

Margery D. Hickman, 93

Margery DeChant Hickman, 93, of Berlin, Md., and formerly of Millville, Del., and Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on June 6, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Hickman grew up in Philadelphia. She met her future husband...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:07am

Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70

On June 9, 2017, Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70, lost her two-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. She passed peacefully at her home in Ocean View, Del., surrounded by her family.

Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up as an “...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 9:00am

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 9, 2017, in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on July 31, 1948 in Dagsboro, Del., to the late Harley Bentley and Evelyn Louise Kruger Bentley.

She...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:45am

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60, of Selbyville, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., on June 5, 2017. She was born on Jan. 22, 1957, to the late Lorenzo L. and Jeanette Collins Boyce in Seaford, Del.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:40am

Robert ‘Rob’ Wriston, 49

Robert “Rob” Wriston, 49, formerly of Lewes, Del., and Ocean City, Md., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home in Ocean City.

Wriston was a server for Nantucket’s restaurant in Fenwick Island, Del., for more than 10...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:36am

James George ‘Jim’ Vardoulakis, 88

James George “Jim” Vardoulakis, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 12, 1929, son of the late George...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:34am

Charles E. "Chuck" Aldrich, 82

Charles E. “Chuck” Aldrich, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Westbrook, Conn., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:38am

James ‘Jay’ Warren Baker Jr., 43

James “Jay” Warren Baker Jr., 43, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 22, 1973, son of James Warren Baker Sr. and Cynthia A. (Towers) Baker.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:37am

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Dec. 20, 1951, son of the late Clincle Bullis and Juanita (Beauchamp) Bullis.

Bullis...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:35am

Charles Earl ‘Bobby’ Compton, 78

Charles Earl “Bobby” Compton, 78, died suddenly May 30, 2017, at his home in Georgetown, Del. He was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C., to the late Earl and Mable Leapley Compton.

He worked for 32 years for District Government...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:34am

Ruth Amy Hiner, 74

Ruth Amy Hiner, 74, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, with her family at her side. She was born in 1943 in Baltimore, Md., the only daughter of Bertram and Ruth Rill.

Hiner was a...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:33am

Rita Faye Bortness Hudson, 61

Rita Faye Bortness Hudson, 61, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of her family and the staff at the Delaware Hospice Center, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born in Vulga, S.D., to the late Oliver Bortness and Shirley...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:29am

Claudia Sien McClenny, 73

Claudia Sien McClenny, 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away and went to be with her Lord on June 2, 2017, following a struggle with cancer.

As the beloved wife of the late Anthony “Tony” Burnell McClenny Sr., the mayor of Bethany Beach...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:27am

Joseph ‘Bruce’ Richardson, 67

Joseph “Bruce” Richardson, 67, of Ocean View, Del. and formerly of Montgomery County, Md., and Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Known to many as “Bruce,” he was born in Washington, D.C.,...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:23am

Joseph C. Russell Jr., 74

Joseph C. Russell Jr., 74, or Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 16, 1943, to the late Joseph C. Russell Sr. and Bernice Windsor Russell.

Russell graduated from John Dickinson...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:21am

Christopher Brian Simmons, 31

Christopher Brian Simmons, 31, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 26, 1986, to Brian Simmons and Denise Richardson Laris, who survive him.

Simmons was a graduate of WyoTech...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:17am

Thelma G. Wells, 95

Thelma G. Wells, 95, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2017. She was born Dec. 11, 1921, daughter of Raymond and Stella Rickards.

She was a member of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:17am

Eric A. Rickards Sr., 51

Eric A. Rickards Sr., 51, known to some as “Rick” or “Lil Dog,” passed away and received his angel wings on Monday, May 29, 2017, while at Select Specialty Hospital in Wilmington, Del., after a long illness. His high school sweetheart, Tonoa...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:15am

Donna Kay Olson, 44

Donna Kay Olson, 44, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 2, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a long and tough battle with illness.

Although Olson was little in stature, she was a very strong woman. She had been in and...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:14am

Bertha Van Vlierden Lasher, 90

Bertha Van Vlierden Lasher, 90, passed away peacefully, in Lutz, Fla., on May 5, 2017, surrounded by her daughters, after a full and fruitful life. She was born in Saugerties, N.Y., to the late Leroy and Helen Luhrs Van Vlierden.

Except...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:11am

Eleanor J. Baker, 91

Eleanor J. Baker, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. Baker was born in Marcus Hook, Pa., on Jan. 28, 1926, daughter of the late William Warren and Mabel L. (Vincent) Warren...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:58am

William G. ‘Chuck’ Frazier, 83

William G. “Chuck” Frazier, 83, of Ocean View, Del., and Oakland Park, Fla., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home. He was a native Washingtonian, born on Oct....

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:54am

Delmus Hickman, 86

Delmus Hickman, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on April 15, 1931, son of the late Ollie Hickman and Mattie (Bishop) Hickman....

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:51am

Janet E. Jamerson, 84

Janet E. Jamerson, 84, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Howard S. Garrett and Arnetta M. (Mathias) Garrett.

Jamerson is...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:49am

Donna Marie Remo, 58

Donna Marie Remo, 58, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her home. She was born in Queens, N.Y., on May 23, 1958, daughter of the late Harold Zwick and Anna (Brackett) Zwick.

Remo was a homemaker and caregiver to...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:48am

David Breckenridge Springer, 87

David Breckenridge Springer, 87, passed away on May 19, 2017. He was born in Garwin, Iowa, on March 5, 1930, to Fred Springer and Bess (Ferguson) Springer.

Springer received a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, a master’s degree...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:41am

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75, passed away on Feb. 10, 2017, in Aiken, S.C. Born on March 19, 1941, in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of Clarence MacNeal Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Griffith. After age 6, when her mother remarried, she was raised by...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:45am

Edward J. ‘Ed’ Gossett Sr., 70

Edward J. “Ed” Gossett Sr., 70, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Gossett was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Chester Perry Gossett and Catherine Rita (Mank) Gossett.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:44am

Lisa W. Moore, 56

Lisa W. Moore, 56, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in her home. She was born March 3, 1961, in Berlin, Md., a daughter of Thomas R. Williams and Brenda (Smallwood) Williams.

Moore was the former owner of Flats Shore...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:42am

Timothy J. ‘Tim’ Munro, 68

Timothy J. “Tim” Munro, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at home. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., son of the late Sterling S. Munro and Dorothea (Spears) Munro.

Munro started a home repair business in 1973 and then...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:36am

Vernon S. ‘Smitty’ Murray, 79

Vernon S. “Smitty” Murray, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on July 3, 1937, son of the late Vernon O. Murray and Bertha (Hudson) Murray....

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:27am