Obituaries


Oscar Lee Bundick Jr., 81

Oscar Lee Bundick Jr., 81, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Atlantic Shores, Millsboro, Del. He worked many years doing maintenance work for Clifton Brasure and most recently worked as a foreman at King Cole in Milton...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:59am

Kathleen L. Chandler, 68

Kathleen L. Chandler, 68, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the Renaissance Health Center, Millsboro, Del., surrounded by her loving family.
Before her retirement, she worked in the Credit Department at M&T...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:58am

Mary M. Davis, 99

Mary M. Davis, 99, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Salisbury, Md., passed away Monday, April 20, 2009, at Atlantic Shores, Millsboro, Del.

Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Isaiah Curtis and Eva Kate (Hearn) Mumford; her husband...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:58am

R. Victor Evans Jr., 80

R. Victor Evans Jr., 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

He had been a poultry farmer for many years and also a bus driver for the Indian River School District...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:57am

Katherine White Fischer, 83

Katherine White Fischer, 83, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, April 13, 2009, in Milford, Del. She had recently relocated to Georgetown from New Jersey with her daughter.
Fischer was preceded in death by her husband, James H....

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:56am

Evelyn D. Godwin, 80

Evelyn D. Godwin, 80, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville and a former member of the Bishopville...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:56am

Shirley H. Hudson, 76

Shirley H. Hudson, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Beltsville, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford., Del. She had been a management analyst for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 16 years...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:55am

Willie Paul Mumford Sr.

Willie Paul Mumford Sr., of Berlin, Md., passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. He was a retired nursery man from Bunting’s Nursery in Selbyville, Del., and was a member of Curtis United Methodist Church,...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:54am

Katherine J. Reed, 86

Katherine J. Reed, 86, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a homemaker and attended Carey’s U.M. Church, Millsboro, Del. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the CHEER...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:52am

John Joseph Rowan, 83

John Joseph Rowan, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II for eight years, and then worked as a machinist for Westinghouse. He...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:52am

Charles W. ‘Shorty’ Slagle IV, 87

Charles W. “Shorty” Slagle IV, 87, Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in his home on Monday, April 20, 2009, of natural causes.

Slagle was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Glory P. Slagle. He was the devoted father of Charles W. Slagle...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:51am

Charles W. ‘Shorty’ Slagle IV, 87

Charles W. “Shorty” Slagle IV, 87, Bethany Beach, Del., passed away in his home on Monday, April 20, 2009, of natural causes.

Slagle was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Glory P. Slagle. He was the devoted father of Charles W. Slagle...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:51am

Irene J. ‘Babcie’ (Malinowski) Strep, 87

Irene J. “Babcie” (Malinowski) Strep, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, surrounded by her loved ones. For 25 years, she worked for Donnelly Advertising Agency in Philadelphia, retiring in...

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:50am

Joseph E. Ezekiel, 82

Joseph E. Ezekiel, 82, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Friday, April 10, 2009, in Brandywine Assisted Living in Selbyville. He was a retired lithographer for the CIA and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:35am

Joanne D. Helferstay, 73

Joanne D. Helferstay, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

Helferstay was preceded in death by her parents, Cal and Bessie Dingus. She is survived by her husband, Jack F. Helferstay Sr., of Dagsboro; her son, Robert...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:35am

Kathleen Anne ‘Kate’ Holland, 57

Kathleen Anne “Kate” Holland, 57, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Towson, Md., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. She had also previously resided in Long Island, N.Y., Belleville, Mich., and Key West,...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:34am

Mildred L. Parsons, 98

Mildred L. Parsons, 98, of Berlin, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Atlantic Rehabilitation Center in Berlin.

Parsons was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anne Quillen Elliott; her husband, George Elwood Parsons; a...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:33am

JoAnn C. (Clements) Ray, 59

JoAnn C. (Clements) Ray, 59, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. Previously of Silver Spring, Md. and the Washington, D.C., area, she has been a full-time Delaware resident since 1997...

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:32am

Freda Duncan Timmons, 67

Freda Duncan Timmons, 67, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bealeton, Va., passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was deeply devoted to her family and enjoyed sewing, stained-glass work and gardening....

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 6:31am

Joseph Francis Finocchiaro, 67

Joseph Francis Finocchiaro, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009.

Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford, DE 19963....

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:50am

Ravi Chand Ganesh, 65

Ravi Chand Ganesh, DDS, PA, 65, of Hyattsville, Md., and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident Tuesday evening in Bridgeville, Del.

He was born in British Guyana,...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:50am

Sheila A. Hickman, 51

Sheila A. Hickman, 51, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Monday, March 30, 2009, at home. She had been a production assistant for Intervet in Millsboro, Del., for nine years and was a member of Cross Point Church of the Nazarene, Salisbury, Md.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:49am

Leona S. (Perdew) Knepp, 86

Leona S. (Perdew) Knepp, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, in Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Millsboro, Del. Previously of Hyattsville, Md., she moved to Delaware in 1981. She was a longtime...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:47am

Paul B. McCabe Jr., 70

Paul B. McCabe Jr., 70, of Dagsboro, Del., died peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Sunday, April 5, 2009, after a lengthy battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and esophageal cancer.

He attended Lord Baltimore...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:46am

Madelyn M. Mitchell, 87

Madelyn M. Mitchell, 87, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, in the Berlin Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, Md. She lived on the family farm in Frankford and loved farming and gardening with her husband and children. She was well...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:44am

Kenneth A. Roberge, 73

Kenneth A. Roberge, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, April 3, 2009. A retired self-employed contractor, he loved to build things, work on projects and working with wood.

Roberge was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:43am

Brenda L. Williams Smallwood, 68

Brenda L. Williams Smallwood, 68, of Milton, Del., passed away suddenly, at home, on Sunday, April 5, 2009. She worked for Wilgus Dry Cleaners on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Del., for more than 20 years and was a devoted employee until her...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:43am

Donald W. Tebo Sr., 79

Donald W. Tebo Sr., 79, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at home. He retired in 1988 after spending 43 years as a lithographer for CSX Transportation Co. He was a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:42am

Betty J. West, 79

Betty J. West, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009. A homemaker, her interests revolved around her family, which was her main concern. She adored her family and they were her world. She enjoyed mystery shows and crossword...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:41am

William Emmett Yost, 77

William Emmett Yost, 77, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Ownings, Md., and Sun Rise, Fla., passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, in Englewood Community Hospital, Venice, Fla. He retired as a pressman for the Washington Star and Ft. Lauderdale Sun...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:41am

Carole Yuschak Boris, 62

Carole Yuschak Boris, 62, of West Fenwick, Del., formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at her home. She had earned her bachelor’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in education from...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:27am

Virginia R. Fenick, 84

Virginia R. Fenick, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She had been the owner and operator of Mother Goose Dairyland in Leighton, Pa., for 12 years, retiring in 1986. She and her...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:27am

Gerald Lee Hitchens, 65

Gerald Lee Hitchens, 65, of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2009.He retired with 42 years of service from the Local 2012 Union, working as a carpenter. He was a faithful man, serving the Lord as a past board...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:26am

Betty J. Miller, 75

Betty J. Miller, 75, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at home. She was a member of Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown, Del.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Edith Street Harmon; and...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:25am

Margie W. Palmer, 61

Margie W. Palmer, 61, of Willards, Md., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 23, 2009, after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. After raising her two sons, she began her business career in 1986 as a...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:24am

Paul J. Taylor, 54

Paul J. Taylor, 54, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at his home. He was a graduate of Indian River High School, Frankford, Del., and was a Master Electrician. He enjoyed building model airplanes, going to air shows,...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:23am

Alesia M. Tomassetti, 57

Alesia M. Tomassetti, 57, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She had been a nursing-home administrator until her disability.

Tomassetti is survived by her...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:23am

Barbara Ann Brown

Barbara Ann Brown of Frankford, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a retired registered nurse and also had worked for Wheaton Glass Co. She was always in good spirits and loved her family...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:27pm

Rodney J. Campbell Jr., 64

Rodney J. Campbell Jr., 64, of Horntown, Va., passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, in the Wilmington VA Medical Center, Elsmere, Del. He was employed as a mechanic with Boulevard Motors and was a member of the American Legion Post #19 of Laurel,...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:26pm

Daniel J. Gill Jr., 75

Daniel J. Gill Jr., 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Deptford, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at home. He was a veteran, faithfully serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:25pm

Thomas P. Lynch, 98

Thomas P. Lynch, 98, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Seaford, Del., passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. A three-letter star athlete, he graduated from Selbyville High School in 1928 and attended...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:25pm

Hilda H. Toomey, 84

Hilda H. Toomey, 84, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She attended Gumboro Wesleyan Church. She loved her family and friends, including her great-grandkids. She enjoyed...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:24pm

Joseph J. Vicere, 75

Joseph J. Vicere, 75, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Penns Grove, N.J., passed away at home, with his wife holding his hand, on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. He was a member of the American Legion Squadron 28, where he was chaplain for three years...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:24pm

John Jehu Walter Sr., 67

John Jehu Walter Sr., 67, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a retired DuPont employee and was a self-employed plumber for 20 years. He was a member of the Selbyville Elks Lodge No...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:23pm

Preston L. Carmean Sr., 90

Preston L. Carmean Sr., 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at home. He was a member of Millsboro Wesleyan Church, where he served on the board, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Wesleyan Men. An Army Infantry...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:18pm

Evelyn A. Evans, 90

Evelyn A. Evans, 90, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville. From 1940 to 1947, she and her husband owned...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:18pm

Shirley A. Johnson, 69

Shirley A. Johnson, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009.

Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen Elizabeth (Whirlow) Ziegler; and her husband, Samuel A. Johnson. She is...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:17pm

Mary J. McGee, 90

Mary J. McGee, 90, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in the home of her son. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Ocean City, Md.; the Ocean City Ladies Auxiliary Elks Lodge 2645 and...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:17pm

James W. ‘Jim’ Mears

James W. “Jim” Mears, of Laurel, Del., passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. He had been a nurse at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md., for 12 years. He was a comedian...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:16pm

Thomas G. Meisten Jr., 42

Thomas G. Meisten Jr., 42, of Ocean View, Del., previously of Dover, Del., and New Jersey, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at home. He was a U.S. postal clerk for many years.

Meisten was preceded in death by his father, Thomas G....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:15pm