Obituaries


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

Ronald ‘Leon’ Wise, 61

Ronald “Leon” Wise, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a lifelong resident of Millsboro and attended the Dagsboro Church of God.

Wise was preceded in death by his parents,...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:27pm

Craig Steven Wood, 24

Craig Steven Wood, 24, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. He suffered from a very rare, seriously debilitating skin condition that required daily medical care...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:26pm

Jean B. “Jenny” Baker, 92

Jean B. “Jenny” Baker, 92, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Marshallton, Del., passed from this earth to be with her Savior and with her beloved husband, “Biff”, on Monday, April 27, 2009, in Ocean View, Del. She had been a longtime member of Our...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:27am

Judith J. (Beck) Birmingham, 67

Judith J. (Beck) Birmingham, 67, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, in Neighborhood Hospice Center, West Chester, Pa. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing. She had...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:26am

Frank Dukes Bunting, 91

Frank Dukes Bunting, 91,of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He was one of twelve children. He was a retired maintenance man for the Indian River High School and loved to...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:25am

Doris B. Jones

Doris B. Jones, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Bayhealth/MMH, Milford, Del. She was a charge attendant at Stockley Center, near Georgetown, retiring after 30 years of service. She also owned and operated the Holly Oak...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:24am

Beulah Pitts, 95

Beulah Pitts, 95, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehab Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a self-employed housekeeper for many families in the area over the years and was a member of the...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:23am

Roy Arthur Seichepine, 63

Roy Arthur Seichepine, 63, of Felton, Del., passed away at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He was employed as a water operator/manager and a wastewater operator/manager with the city of Milford, Del. He was a devoted...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:22am

Jack L. Strayer, 76

Jack L. Strayer, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Felton, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, at his home. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and held the rank of Staff Sergeant upon his discharge. He was a retired...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:21am

Gerald M. Traylor, 57

Gerald M. Traylor, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of District Heights, Md., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, at home. He was employed at Coastal Supply Company in Dagsboro as a yard supervisor.

Traylor was the devoted father of Lindsey...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 6:19am

Emma C. Bender, 77

Emma C. Bender, 77, of Milton, Del., formerly of Edgewood, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, April 24, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. Born in Panama City, Panama, she was able to visit her...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:22pm

Viola P. ‘Vicki’ Cahill, 74

Viola P. “Vicki” Cahill, 74, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She had been a registered nurse for Christiana Care...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:22pm

Dorothy Hidalgo Clinch, 93

Dorothy Hidalgo Clinch, 93, of Easton, Md., passed away Friday, April 17, 2009. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and master’s degree from the University of Southern California. She spent 28 years as a teacher,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:21pm

Uliana A. "Julie” DeMino, 71

Uliana A. “Julie” DeMino, 71, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, April 20, 2009, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

DeMino is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, John A. DeMino; her beloved children, Johnny, Maria,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:20pm

Jessie Marie Donovan, 71

Jessie Marie Donovan, 71, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del. She was a waitress at Doyle’s Restaurant in Selbyville, Del., for 29 years. She was a loving wife, mother,...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:20pm

Naomi J. Harmon, 76

Naomi J. Harmon, 76, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Ocean City, Md., the Ocean City Elks...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:18pm

Nancy Ellen Timmons, 38

Nancy Ellen Timmons, 38, of Millville, Del., passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, in Bayhealth/MMH, Milford, Del. She was employed by MBNA as a credit auditor and a member of Aetna Hook & Ladder Fire Co. She loved reading, loved animals and...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 2:18pm