Obituaries


Jeanne M. Thomas, 78

Jeanne M. Thomas, 78, of Millville, Del., formerly of Ridley, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a retired bank teller.

Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ida (...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:19am

Kenneth R. ‘Bud’ Corby, 89

Kenneth R. “Bud” Corby, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died at home with his family on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, after a long illness. Although he was born near Herbert, Saskatchewan, in Canada, the family moved to a farm near Selbyville, Del. in 1929...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 4:18am

Clara E. Banks, 93

Clara E. Banks, 93, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at home. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion U.M.

Church in Bishopville, Md. She had enjoyed spending time at her summer house with her family, eating crabs...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:56am

William Alfred Hammond Sr., 78

William Alfred Hammond Sr., 78, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Blades, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He owned and operated several businesses, including Keep Kool Air, an HVAC company, and...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:56am

Joseph Clarence Parker, 79

Joseph Clarence Parker, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He served 33 years with J.C. Penney’s as an advertising manager; he was a skilled display manager who created excellent...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:55am

Dorothy M. Skinner, 95

Dorothy M. Skinner, 95, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Country Rest Home, Greenwood, Del.

Skinner was preceded in death by her parents, Elisha B. and Elta Pauline Tindall; her husband, Richard Benson Skinner Sr...

Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:54am

Francis A. Dalecki, 78

Francis A. Dalecki, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away suddenly on Friday, July 31, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after being diagnosed with cancer. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1950 and was...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:41am

William J. “Joe” Dempsey, 57

William J. “Joe” Dempsey, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. A Vietnam War Veteran, he served with the Navy Seabee’s. He was a retired Warehouse Supervisor for...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:37am

Isaac K. Feather Jr., 91

A Committal Service with Military Honors for Isaac K. Feather Jr., of Ocean View, Del., will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, Del. Mr. Feather passed away Tuesday,...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:36am

Walter G. Howard, 78

Walter G. Howard, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Queenstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A Korean War Veteran, he served with the U.S. Air Force. He was the former owner of Howard’s...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:35am

Christine McCabe Hudson, 85

Christine McCabe Hudson, 85, of Seaford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She graduated from Selbyville High School in 1942. She was a homemaker,...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:34am

Wilhelmina M. “Billie” Kent, 70

Wilhelmina M. “Billie” Kent, 70, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, June 19, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was a retired Registered Nurse, working most recently at Atlantic Shores, formerly Millsboro Nursing &...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:32am

George D. Moore Jr., 73

George D. Moore Jr., 73, of Pot-Nets, Millsboro, Del., formerly of Mohnton, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a baker with Maires Bakery in Reading for 32 years. He was a member of the VFW...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:31am

Shirley Ann Krixer Sheridan, 81

Shirley Ann Krixer Sheridan, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at home. She was a homemaker and was well known as an Avon Rep. She previously worked for Monumental Book Bindery, Aid Drug Pharmacy and Maryland Casualty Co...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 4:31am

Alfred Joseph ‘Buddy’ Bailey Jr., 78

Alfred Joseph “Buddy” Bailey Jr., 78, of Harbeson, Del., departed this life Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was employed for 53 years at Townsend’s Inc. A loving and kind person, he always kept something going...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:55am

Harold Bogie, 92

Harold Bogie, 92, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at home. He was a retired entrepreneur and business owner in the manufacturing industry. He was a graduate of Boston University and was a distinguished World War II veteran...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:54am

Daniel L. Casey, 72

Daniel L. Casey, 72, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, July 20, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he worked...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:54am

Charles E. Davis, 81

Charles E. Davis, 81, of Harbeson, Del., passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was owner and operator of his own electrical and plumbing business. He was a Mason, past member of Millsboro Fire Company,...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:53am

Robert V. Layfield, 88

Robert V. Layfield, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del., after a long illness. He was co-owner of Mitchell & Sons, Inc. in Millsboro. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:52am

Joyce E. White LeCates, 86

Joyce E. White LeCates, 86, of Laurel, Del., passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, at Lofland Park, Seaford, Del., where she was a patient the past two and a half years. She worked for Oliver Jones Country Store for many years until she retired. A...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:52am

William W. ‘Bill’ Rogers, 92

William W. “Bill” Rogers, 92, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at home. He retired from the Wilmington Trust Co., Georgetown Branch, as a treasurer. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he landed at...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:51am

Alvin L. Smith, 87

Alvin L. Smith, 87, of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A graduate of Thompson College, he then served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army, earning five bronze medals, the...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:51am

William C. Winstead, 81

William C. Winstead, 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009, at his home, of an apparent heart attack. He joined the Navy in 1945 and served in the Philippines. He lived in Washington and...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:50am

Ruth M. Cawley, 88

Ruth M. Cawley, 88, of Greeley, Colo., passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the North Colorado Medical Center Hospice Inpatient Unit. She married Gerard T. Cawley in Scranton, Pa., in 1947 and the family moved to Maryland in the mid 1950’s....

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:04am

Isaac K. Feather Jr., 91

Isaac K. Feather Jr., 91, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He had lived in Ocean View for the past 27 years, having formerly lived in Ocean City, Md. He was a life...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:04am

William E. ‘Bill’ Manning, 69

William E. “Bill” Manning, 69, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del. He was an accomplished law-enforcement officer whose career took him from the ATF to the Secret Service to being...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:03am

Joyce A. Mullins, 69

Joyce A. Mullins, 69, of Milford, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2009. A veteran journalist, she worked for newspapers for more than 45 years. She covered and wrote everything from hard news to features, including stories on theater and dance in...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:01am

Avery T. Taylor Jr., 64

Avery T. Taylor Jr., 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at home. He was a retired mechanic from the Delmarva Power and Light Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a past member...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 6:00am

Charlotte White, 68

Charlotte R. White, 68, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Mechanicsville, Md., passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She had worked for the NRA in Washington, D.C., for eight years and was president...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 5:59am

Kenneth V. Bara, 66

Kenneth V. Bara, 66, of Bishopville, Md., formerly of Hamilton Township, N.J., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at home. He had been a manager with Verizon, retiring in 1993, and was a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of the...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:49am

James Benton ‘Jack’ Childers, 82

James Benton “Jack” Childers, 82, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Friday, June 19, 2009, of pneumonia in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He lived for many years in South Florida and the Florida Keys, attending Miami High School, Fork...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:49am

Connie M. Houston, 64

Connie M. Houston, 64, of Vienna, Va., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at her home.

She was the loving wife of Jim Houston; and devoted mother of Ashlie and her husband, Steve Strackbein. She is also survived by her sister Elaine McCabe...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:47am

Cheryl Brice Moore, 47

Cheryl Brice Moore, 47, of Ocean City, Md., was welcomed into Heaven by Nana and the Lord on Sunday, July 5, 2009. For over 22 years, she was an office manager for Phillips Crab House at 141st St., Ocean City. Kind in spirit, dedicated to the...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:46am

Thomas E. Newell, 57

Thomas E. Newell, 57, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Parkesburg, Pa., passed away suddenly on Friday, July 3, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He had previously been employed with Crystal Springs as an installer of water purification...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:46am

Ted Shandor, 82

Ted Shandor, 82, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. He retired as a driver and physical education teacher at Everett High School in Lansing, Mich., after 30 years of employment. He...

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 4:44am

Vincent C. Beardsley, 16

Vincent C. Beardsley, 16, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009. He enjoyed football, fishing, surfing, MySpace, vacationing in North Carolina and hanging out with his friends. He was loved and respected by all.

Beardsley...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:42am

Katherine Louise Blades, 84

Katherine Louise (Wolf) Blades, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was the past...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:42am

Juliana E. Carter, 73

Juliana E. Carter, 73, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes, Del. She had worked in sales for Hess Apparel in Ocean City, Md., from 1978 to 1996.

Carter was preceded...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:41am

Georgetta W. Pepper, 92

Georgetta W. Pepper, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Salisbury Center Genesis Healthcare, Salisbury, Md. She had been a homemaker. She was a member of Sound U.M. Church, Williamsville, Del., and had attended...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:40am

Debbie J. Wilson, 54

Debbie J. Wilson, 54, of Delmar, Md., passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. A 1975 graduate of Goldey Beacom College, she worked for the Mid Atlantic Farm Credit in Salisbury as a real estate...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 5:40am

Barbara Mary Decker, 80

Barbara Mary Decker, 80, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Ridley Township, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at home. She retired as a bookkeeper from Collingdale Millwork, where she was...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:11am

John A. Engler, 82

John A. Engler, DDS, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. Following Engler’s graduation from Bucknell University and Temple University School of Dentistry, he taught for two years in...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:09am

Donald R. Feltenberger, 90

Donald R. Feltenberger, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at home. A veteran, he had served his country during both World War II and the Korean War. He was an active member of Roxanna...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:08am

Janet Marie Ireland, 69

Janet Marie Ireland, 69, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. A homemaker for most of her life, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:07am

Fred R. Lucas, 57

Fred R. Lucas, 57, of Dover, Del., passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, at home, surrounded by family. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era. He was a truck driver for many years and loved to travel, fish and deer hunt, and enjoyed...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:07am

Hugh Revell, 69

Hugh Revell, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in the comfort of his home. He was a retired self-employed contractor and painter for most of his life.

Revell was preceded in death by his parents, Wilford and...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:06am

David H. Slayback III, 76

David H. Slayback III, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, at his daughter’s home in Davidsonville, Md. He received an associate’s degree in animal husbandry from Alfred State College and completed training at the...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:05am

John Edward Somerville, 85

John Edward Somerville, 85, of Clarksville, Del., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009, at home, surrounded by his family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ohio, he was instilled with the Midwest-farmer work ethic and deep...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:03am

Paul Jerrold-Jones, 85

Paul Jerrold-Jones, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, after the war he attended college in Phoenix, Ariz., where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:49am

Madeline E. MeGee, 89

Madeline E. MeGee, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired production line worker for Arrow Safety Device in Georgetown, Del., and was a member of the VFW Post #7234...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:49am