Obituaries


Cynthia G. Morrell, 68

Cynthia G. Morrell, 68, Millsboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at home. She was very grateful for the friendships she made through the Girl Scout’s.

Morrell was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Dorothy (Reynolds) Morrell. She...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 2:37am

Sue Ann Meadows, 54

Sue Ann Meadows, 54, of Ocean City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker.

Meadows was preceded in death by her parents John H. and Janet C. Phillips Martin. She is survived by her...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 2:17am

Doris P. Lally, 82

Doris P. Lally, 82, of Dagsboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, at her home. She was an executive secretary at Eastern Airlines and was also one of the founding members of Palisades Swimming Pool Association in Bethesda, Md. She was a business...

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:39am

Karen D. Sterling, 61

Karen D. Sterling, 61, of the Millsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a member of the United States Army, where she became an accounting clerk. Sterling also fulfilled her career with an...

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 10:44am

Rose M. Gerace, 69

Rose M. Gerace, 69, of the Georgetown area, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, at her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the American Legion Post #24 Auxiliary in Dagsboro, and a charter member of the Eagles of the Ocean View Elks Lodge.
...

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 5:02am

Herman F. “Bill” Megee, 85

Herman F. “Bill” Megee, 85, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, at home. He was a World War II Veteran having served his country in the Merchant Marines and later the U.S. Coast Guard. He was employed and retired from Dupont Corporation...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 9:20am

Sgt. Donald R. “Donnie” Long, 64

Sgt. Donald R. “Donnie” Long, 64
Sgt. Donald R. “Donnie” Long, 64, of Dagsboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, at home. He served with the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War and was a retired sergeant with the Delaware State...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 6:38am

Annetta Stuart Thorns, 73

Annetta Stuart Thorns, 73, of Frankford, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, at home. She loved sewing, crocheting, flower gardening, fundraising for the American Heart Association and making and designing clothing for the handicapped, for which she won...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 1:45am

John W. Sporek, 75

John W. Sporek, 75, of Frankford, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He retired from Lucent Technologies after 30 years of service in 1989.
Sporek was preceded in death by his parents, John and Caroline (...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:11am

Thomas E. Smith, 77

Thomas E. Smith, 77, of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He worked over 30 years at the great Atlantic & Pacific Tea company in Baltimore, Md. retiring as a production manager. Mr. Smith was a...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:09am

Reginald Harley Roberts

Reginald Harley Roberts, of Frankford, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, at home. He is a retired member of the United States Marine Corp. He retired from the Washington, Gas Light Co. in 1989 after 42 years of employment.
Roberts is survived by...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:06am

Rose M. Mumford, 76

Rose M. Mumford, 76, of Millsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at home. She was a member of Long Neck United Methodist Church; American Legion Post#28 of Oak Orchard; Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540; Loyal Order of Moose and AM VETS Post #2....

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:05am

Kenneth J. Hartenstine, 62

Kenneth J. Hartenstine, 62, of Frankford, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, at home. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He retired in 2004 from Verizon as a splicer after 38 years of service.
Hartenstine was preceded in death by...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:02am

Evelyn Mae Conaway, 77

Evelyn Mae Conaway, 77, of Millsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at at home. She retired from Stockley Center, State of Delaware in 1989 after 32 years of service and then she drove the van helping with the Foster Grandparents Program at...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 5:59am

Jennie Mae (West) Chisholm, 87

Jennie Mae (West) Chisholm, 87, of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, at her home. She loved the beach, her garden and summers with her three grandsons. A member since she was 12 years old, Jennie served St. George’s Methodist Church,...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 5:56am

Dianne O’Connor, 54

Dianne O’Connor, 54, of Ocean View, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, at Beebe Medical Center. She had been employed as an occupational registered nurse. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, going to the beach and spending time with her son.
O'...

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:55am

Doris Rose Dugent, 75

Doris Rose Dugent, 75, of Dagsboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, at Beebe Medical Center. She was employed as a property book officer at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds retiring after 29 years of service. After retiring and moving to Dagsboro,...

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:55am

Robin D. Polite, 49

Robin D. Polite, 49, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, at home. He was a heavy equipment operator for George E. Lynch & Co. He enjoyed boating, fishing , motorcycling and spending time with his family and his side kick, Smokey. He...

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:54am

Mary Jo Griffiths, 66

Mary Jo Griffiths, 66, of Ocean View, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, at Beebe Medical Center. She taught in the Baltimore Country Public Schools system for 23 years.
Griffiths is survived by her husband, Robert W. Griffiths; son, Zeyn, and his...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:54am

Patricia ‘Pat’ Reed, 51

Patricia “Pat” Reed, 51, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a graduate of Sussex Central High School’s Class of 1976. She enjoyed freshwater fishing.
Reed was preceded in...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:52am

Janet Long Moore Redzig, 68

Janet Long Moore Redzig, 68, of Roxana, Del., passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. She was retired from the United States Navy. She was a member of the Fenwick Island Baptist Church, Lower Sussex County TRIAD, SALT Council of Sussex County,...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:52am

Catherine E. ‘Kitty’ Lyons, 67

Catherine E. “Kitty” Lyons, 67, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at home. She devoted her life to her husband, their children and grandchildren. Lyons was preceded in death by her parents, J. Alfred Ellis Sr. and Dorothy...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:51am

Joan Auldridge Kesler, 82

Joan Auldridge Kesler, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Raleigh, N.C. She was a loan officer with Sandy Spring National Bank in Olney, Md. She was a member of the Bethany Beach Watercolor...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:50am

Edward R. ‘Eddie’ Jones, 69

Edward R. “Eddie” Jones, 69, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was a carpenter for many years and retired from the Peninsula Oil Company. Jones was a member of the American...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:50am

William M. ‘Chick’ Harris, 88

William M. “Chick” Harris, 88, of Dover, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. Harris worked at the Seaford DuPont Nylon Plant before retiring after many years of service. He was a U.S. Army...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:49am

Pauline E. Coulter, 78

Pauline E. Coulter, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Christiana Care Health Center in Newark, Del. She was a retired customer service representative for Sussex Trust Bank in Georgetown. Coulter was preceded in death by...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:47am

Vivian ‘Nee’ Petrowski Barry, 72

Vivian “Nee” Petrowski Barry, 72, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center, after fighting a valiant yearlong battle against cancer. Barry was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:02am

Steven Paul Lynch, 46

Steven Paul Lynch, 46, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Lynch was born with an immunodeficiency that left him susceptible to illness. He overcame some of life’s obstacles and...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:02am

Edwin Bentley Mowen, 76

Edwin Bentley Mowen, 76, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at home. Mowen retired from the U.S. government as an analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA) after 38 years of service and was an U.S. Army veteran of the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:01am

Jane Marie Ponton, 72

Jane Marie Ponton, 72, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Ponton was a loan officer for many years and was a member of the Red Hats, Keenwick...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:00am

Charles Wayne ‘Sparky’ Sparks, 75

Charles Wayne “Sparky” Sparks, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at home. Sparks retired from Stockley Center after working in the maintenance department for many years. He loved fishing, boating, motorcycling and...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 6:00am

Regina L. Taylor, 48

Regina L. Taylor, 48, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Bayhealth/Milford Memorial after a long illness. Taylor was a food-service dietician at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was a member of the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 5:59am

K. Jean Coffin, 72

K. Jean Coffin, 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at home. She had been a cashier for many years at the former Rayne Brothers Food Rite in Selbyville.

Coffin was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Norton...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:23am

Walter Leroy ‘Lee’ Monroe, 89

Walter Leroy “Lee” Monroe, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, in the family home where he was born. He was owner and manager of the family retail clothing store, Monroe Apparel, which started in Millsboro and was a...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:22am

John W. Morgan, 78

John W. Morgan, 78, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at home. He was retired from the University of Delaware in Georgetown, Del., after 25 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Morgan was preceded in...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:22am

George J. Whitworth, 73

George J. Whitworth, 73, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He worked 18 years as a milk truck driver for Clayton Exner in Exton, Pa....

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:21am

David Vernon Wible, 68

David Vernon Wible, 68, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of the Ocean City Elks Club and the East...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:20am

Carl Henry Blackburn, 68

Carl Henry Blackburn, 68, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of West Chester, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. He retired, after 39 years in research and development, from Sun Company in Marcus Hook in 2001 and moved to the shore with his wife...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:23am

Peter F. Brown, 81

Peter F. Brown, 81, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a retired building maintenance worker.

Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel and Mary...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:22am

Bradford James Donovan, 53

Bradford James Donovan, 53, of Bridgeville, Del., passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He worked for Mundy of Seaford, Del., in the maintenance department. He was a veteran of the U...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:22am

Mary Ellen Donaway, 79

Mary Ellen Donaway, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. A homemaker, she was a devoted dog lover and dedicated to her beloved “Skipper.” She had a great sense of humor. A...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:21am

George W. Hudson, 71

George W. Hudson, “N3ZFM,” 71, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at home. He had retired as a mechanic from Hitchen’s Auto Supply in Millsboro, Del. He was a Baptist and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown, Del. He...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:20am

Ernest C. ‘Butch’ Long Jr., 59

Ernest C. “Butch” Long Jr., 59, of Laurel, Del., passed away after a long illness on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Del. He was a career police officer with a distinguished record, having received a citation for...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:20am

Amelia J. Garrison, 90

Amelia J. (Poulakis) Garrison, 90, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She had been a certified property manager in the Washington, D.C., area for many years, retiring to...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:18am

Courtland R. McCabe, 81

Courtland R. McCabe, 81, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He worked for Murray’s Feed in Frankford and continued employment there under different ownerships until retiring as...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:18am

Frank H. Sampson, 89

Frank H. Sampson, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, in Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, Del. He was a retired accountant for CSX Railroad, formerly B&O Railroad Company of Baltimore, Md. He was...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:17am

Cornelia D. ‘Connie’ Bradshaw, 75

Cornelia D. “Connie” Bradshaw, 75, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was a member of the Fenwick Women’s Club, Keenwick Women’s Club,...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:31am

Kimberly G. ‘Kim’ Esham, 50

Kimberly G. “Kim” Esham, 50, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was retired as a beautician from Stockley Center after 25 years of service. She was an auxiliary member of Gideons...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:30am

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Benton, 77

Robert J. “Bob” Benton, 77, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Growing up in South Baltimore, he attended Southern High School, where he was an All-American and...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:26am

Arthur Gilbert Collison Jr., 66

Arthur Gilbert Collison Jr., 66, of Frankford, Del., went home to bask in the glory of our Lord on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. He was lovingly called “Junior” by his family. He suffered a short illness but he suffers no more. He enjoyed a trucking...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 6:25am