Obituaries


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

Emily C. Pachuta, 84

Emily C. Pachuta, 84, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., and Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Harrison House in Georgetown, on Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was deeply devoted to her family...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:48am

Margaret Mary (Beck) Calabrese, 70

Margaret Mary (Beck) Calabrese, 70, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2009, at home with her loving family by her side. Prior to moving to Delaware in 1994, the family resided in Farmingdale, N.Y., where she was...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:20am

William ‘Bill’ Thomas Ennis Jr., 64

William “Bill” Thomas Ennis Jr., 64, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was a federal employee for 38 years, most spent with...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:19am

Michael F. Kordek, 94

Michael F. Kordek, 94, of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, at Harbor Healthcare, Lewes. He had been a supervisor for Archer’s Laundry in Baltimore, Md., until his retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:18am

Joseph F. O’Neill Jr., 75

Joseph F. O’Neill Jr., 75, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009, at home. He was a sales representative for eastern Sussex County for Standard Distributors in Wilmington, Del., retiring in 1995...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:17am

Thomas A. Reis, 72

Thomas A. Reis, 72, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Monday, June 8, 2009, at home. He was a graduate of Fordham University and was a retired accountant and had worked for Hercules Inc. and Himont USA, both in...

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 6:15am

Don A. Bennett, 82

Don A. Bennett, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 29, 2009. He was a retired electrician, a member of American Legion Post #24 and loved working on the computer.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents, Mark W. and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:08pm

Ethel M. Breasure, 83

Ethel M. Breasure, 83, of near Laurel, Del., passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford, Del. She was a poultry farmer for more than 40 years, mostly growing for Tyson Foods. She was a member of St. Paul’s United...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:08pm

Richard N. Crone, 76

Richard N. Crone, 76, of Bay Colony, Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. Born in Nebraska, he taught physics in Nebraska and Virginia before joining NASA. He was the public affairs officer at...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:07pm

Donald J. Doutt, 79

Donald J. Doutt, 79, of The Pines of Long Neck, Millsboro, Del., and Clearwater, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Florida. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War. He retired from...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:07pm

William B. Holman, 91

William B. Holman, 91, of Lewes, Del., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. He had attended the Iowa Success School, Parsons College, George Washington University and the Cockran Art Gallery...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:06pm

Gaylen Richardson Johnson, 84

Gaylen Richardson Johnson, 84, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. During World War II, she worked as a “Rosie...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:05pm

Marshall Donoway Lewis, 76

Marshall Donoway Lewis, 76, a lifelong resident of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a retired grain and poultry farmer and was a member of the Bridgeville Gun and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:05pm

Anthony P. “Tony” Mammarella, 76

Anthony P. “Tony” Mammarella, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

Mammarella is survived by his loving wife, Harriet A. (McEnaney) Mammarella; three children, Cathy...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:04pm

Frederick Thomas ‘Tom’ Shunick, 68

Frederick Thomas “Tom” Shunick, 68, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Westminster, Md. and the Baltimore Inner Harbor area, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center. He relocated to Delaware in 2005 after 25 years in nursing and...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:03pm

Michael Robert Monahan, 57

Michael Robert Monahan, 57, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Ellenville, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He had moved to Lewes in 1981 to work with his lifelong friend, John Dileo, at Casa...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:02pm

Charles J. ‘Charlie’ Simpson, 71

Charles J. “Charlie” Simpson, 71, of Lewes, Del., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Del. He was a man of great honor, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He always had a smile on his face for all who...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:01pm

Helen Burgess Terrill

Helen Burgess Terrill, of Falls Church, Va., formerly of South Bethany, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2009. For 65 years she was the beloved wife of Col. Robert S. Terrill, USAF (Ret.). She was a graduate of Lock Haven...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:01pm

Birdine E. Banks, 84

Birdine E. Banks, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at home. She earned an LPN in 1944 from the Franklin School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a lifetime member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:55am

Shirley E. Hults, 74

Shirley E. Hults, 74, of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at home. She was a former nurse’s aide for the Visiting Nurse Association. She had attended Beth’el Tabernacle Church near Frankford and enjoyed crabbing, fishing and...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:54am

Ella Mary Hall Jewell, 78

Ella Mary Hall Jewell, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, after a long illness. She worked for many years as a medical claims approver for Met Life, retiring early. She loved karaoke, dancing, her children, grandchildren...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:54am

Edward H. Long, 86

Edward H. Long, 86, of Roxana, Del., passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, at home. He had been a grain and poultry farmer for many years and was a member of Sound U.M. Church in Williamsville, Del. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:54am

Edgar Gregory Moran Jr., 77

Edgar Gregory Moran Jr., 77, of Lewes, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center, Millsboro, Del. He had resided in the Edgewater and Greenbelt areas of Maryland prior to moving to Delaware 10...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:53am

Jacklyn Rose Berner-Smith, 26

Jacklyn Rose Berner-Smith, 26, of Laurel, Del., passed away unexpectedly at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del., on Friday, May 22, 2009. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister; she was a beautiful young woman with a lot to offer but...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:53am

Dallas E. Sparpaglione, 71

Dallas E. Sparpaglione, 71, of Roxana, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Berlin Nursing & Rehab Center, Berlin, Md.

Sparpaglione was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Margaret Donovan Sparpaglione. He is survived...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:52am

Louise Thrall Trussell, 87

Louise Thrall Trussell, 87, of Milton, Del., passed peacefully at her daughter’s home, surrounded by family members and her card buddies, on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Married to her husband in 1941, World War II kept them apart for most of four...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:52am

Charlotte Brown Turner, 86

Charlotte Brown Turner, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., as a result of a stroke. After high school, she studied at Stetson University, Fla. She then...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:48am

Michele N. Arvey, 31

Michele N. Arvey, 31, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009. She was a registered nurse, working for FMC Dialysis Center, Milford, Del. A caring nurse and loving mother, she was thoughtful, outgoing and beautiful. She was always...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:00am

Leo E. Brady, 77

Leo E. Brady, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh, Pa., died at home Thursday, May 14, 2009. He was a U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Austria where he served with the 10th Mountain Division and was a former...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 8:00am

Seymour ‘Cy’ Fink, 84

Seymour “Cy” Fink, 84, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Bayport, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a veteran of World War II and worked with planes at Pan Am and Republic Aircraft....

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:59am

Katherine W. Harker, 79

Katherine W. Harker, 79, of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, (just shy of her 80th birthday), at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. Born in New Jersey, she spent her childhood summers visiting with family and friends in Lewes, Del...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:58am

Ruth A. Mather, 64

Ruth A. Mather, 64, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, in the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. She attended St. Matthew’s-by-the-Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick Island, Del., and was an avid lover of horses and...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:58am

Hilda E. Murray, 78

Hilda E. Murray, 78, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She had been employed by the Adkins Company in Berlin for 45 years, retiring in 1994. She was devoted to her family and to her...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:57am

Mary Louise O’Brien, 78

Mary Louise O’Brien, 78, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by family.

After retiring from Sea Colony West as head of the maintenance department, she...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:57am

Charlie Chaplin ‘Little Charlie’ Sammons, 66

Charlie Chaplin “Little Charlie” Sammons, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association in Millsboro and attended Indian Mission U.M...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:56am

George Coulter Truitt, 61

George Coulter Truitt, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, May 18, 2009. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a retired corrections officer with 30 years of service. He served on the Millsboro Town Council for seven years and...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:55am

Maria D’Orazio, 96

Maria D’Orazio, 96, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. Born in Cansano, in the Abruzzi region of Italy, she married in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in 1936. She had...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:35pm

Shirley Ann Clegg Hornyak

Shirley Ann Clegg Hornyak of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, where she graduated high school and worked as a dance instructor, she moved to...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:34pm

George ‘Baby Roo’ Jenkins Jr.

George “Baby Roo” Jenkins Jr., born Aug. 24, 2008, of Millsboro, Del., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2009. He is survived by his parents, George and Pam Jenkins; paternal grandparents, Robert and Diana Jenkins; maternal...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:33pm

Kevin Terry Lynch, 52

Kevin Terry Lynch, 52, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at his brother’s residence in Bridgeville, Del., with his family at his side. He retired after 30 years from the Waste Water Treatment Plant of Ocean City, Md.,...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:32pm

Shirley V. Moran, 80

Shirley V. Moran, 80, of Eldersburg, Md., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Betty Jeanne O’Neill, Selbyville, Del. She was a homemaker and was a member of Nell’s Acres Condo Association, where she had held many offices...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:31pm

Betty Jane Norman, 72

Betty Jane Norman, 72, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was retired from the Stockley Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a loving parent and enjoyed knitting and crocheting....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:30pm

Lynda L. Phillips, 65

Lynda L. Phillips, 65, of Delmar, Md., passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. She was the retired owner of Gateway Mobile Home Sales.

Phillips is survived by her husband, Wayne; her son, Scott O’...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:30pm

Terry T. Trinkley, 59

Terry T. Trinkley, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Cheverly, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 8, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a systems analyst. He was deeply devoted to...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:28pm

Betty R. West, 82

Betty R. West, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, in Seaford Genesis Center, Seaford, Del. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and watching baseball games. She was a member of the Bayshore...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:28pm