Obituaries


Kenneth H. Jobes, 85

Kenneth H. Jobes, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He had been a self-employed demolition technician and was known as the “gentle wrecker” by his business associates. He was a...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:16am

Katie Mae Holland, 6

Katie Mae Holland, 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked at Showell Poultry Plant for 32 years. She was a member of Victory Pentecostal Church, Selbyville, Del. She loved...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:15am

Alwyn B. Colwell, 95

Alwyn B. Colwell, 95, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at her residence. Since moving from Canada, she had made her home with her daughter, Marie, in Selbyville. She was a...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:14am

Arthur J. ‘Art’ DiDomenico, 40

Arthur J. “Art” DiDomenico, 40, of Newark, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in the Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. He enjoyed music, dancing, shooting pool, and he loved his dog.

DiDomenico is...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:13am

Joseph Emory Downs, 60

Joseph Emory Downs, 60, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at his home. He enjoyed camping, playing horseshoes and country music. He was quick to help if you needed a hand and he loved being with his family more than anything...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:13am

Ronald Louis Fabiani

Ronald Louis Fabiani, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a member of St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, Georgetown, Del., Post 28 American Legion and the Marine Corp League...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:12am

Dorothy A. Gill, 75

Dorothy A. Gill, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Deptford, N.J., passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, in the Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pa. She was employed with Sears & Roebuck in their accounting department for 15 years before...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:12am

Raynor N. Grant, 96

Raynor N. Grant, 96, of Millville, Del., formerly of Victor, Mt., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in the Harbor Healthcare Nursing Home, Lewes, Del.
Grant was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha (Pemberton)...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:11am

John J. Klink, 42

John J. Klink, 42, of Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. A 1984 graduate of Indian River High School, he then served in the United State Army...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:10am

Samuel A. Magee Sr., 64

Samuel A. Magee Sr., 64, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

Magee was preceded in death by his parents, William and Louella (Hall) Magee; and two brothers, Johnny and Billy...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:09am

L. Madeline Mumford, 72

L. Madeline Mumford, 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at home, surrounded by her family. She lived in North Carolina for 14 years but resided in Delaware the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker, school bus driver and caregiver to...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:09am

Raymond Joseph ‘Rick’ Rickards Jr., 71

Raymond Joseph “Rick” Rickards Jr., 71, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He retired in 1991 as a supervisor after working 34 years at the DuPont plant, Seaford,...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:08am

Nelda H. Theis, 88

Nelda H. Theis, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Coastal Hospice by the Lake, Salisbury, Md. She was a retired secretary from Ametek Corporations. She was a member of Lisbon United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, Md...

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 2:07am

Charles Andrew Coles Jr.

Charles Andrew Coles Jr., of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Dundalk, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. A United States Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired steel worker with...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:04pm

Herbert L. Jenkins, 73

Herbert L. Jenkins, 73, of Millsboro, Del., went to his eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a lengthy illness. A faithful member and servant of God until the end, he attended Apostolic Church of...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:03pm

Anita E. Keller, 60

Anita E. Keller, 60, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a quality assurance supervisor for Mountaire Farms, Selbyville, Del., for 11 years and...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:02pm

Ruth M. Lloyd, 65

Ruth M. Lloyd, 65, of Millville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was a homemaker and a life member and past president of the Millville Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Lloyd was...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:02pm

Mildred D. Lawrance Turner, 98

Mildred D. Lawrance Turner, 98, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Drexel Hill, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired operator for the Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania.
Turner was...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:01pm

Greta VanAalten, 93

Greta (Park) VanAalten, 93, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Born in Amsterdam, Holland, she survived the Holocaust in France and came to the United States in 1946. She was the president of Hadassah from 1980-1985. She was...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:01pm

Christine Godfrey Whaley, 57

Christine Godfrey Whaley, 57, of Dagsboro, Del., fought a long and courageous battle with breast cancer and passed away peacefully in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. She joined Perdue Farms Inc. in...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:00pm

Robert J. ‘Biff’ Baker, 81

Robert J. “Biff” Baker, 81, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas. Born in Wilmington,...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:33pm

Payton A. Campbell, 18

Payton A. Campbell, 18, of Ocean View, Del., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He had attended Indian River High School. He loved to hunt, fish and ride go-carts and dirt bikes. He will be...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:33pm

Doris M. Clark, 79

Doris M. Clark, 79, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del.

Clark was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Hulda (Mitchell) Joseph. She is survived by her nephew...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:32pm

David Barry Givens Jr.

David Barry Givens Jr. passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He was a construction worker and a proud member of the local Carpenters Union. He loved hunting and fishing and was a huge Giants fan. He enjoyed stock car racing and going to the local...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:32pm

Beatrice M. Moore, 87

Beatrice M. Moore, 87, of Oak Orchard, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired orthopedic shoemaker and a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of the Indian River Ladies...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:31pm

Mabel L. Hudson, 84

Mabel L. Hudson, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., went to her final resting place on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in the Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md., after surviving breast cancer and fighting a hard battle with diabetes.

Hudson retired...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:30pm

Herschel Henry Quillen Jr., 80

Herschel Henry Quillen Jr., 80, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He graduated from the Valley Forge Military Academy, Class of 1947, and returned home to work on the family farm and harness racing business with his father. He...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:30pm

Robert J. Stanaitis, 82

Robert J. Stanaitis, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Aston, Pa., passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Renaissance Health Care Center, Millsboro. He was a retired carpenter and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:29pm

Dorothy L. Willis, 75

Dorothy L. Willis, 75, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at home.

Willis was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Fay and Nellie Gladie (Ice) Harbert; her beloved son, John Paul Green...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:29pm

James F. Windsor, 73

James F. Windsor, 73, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Bethesda, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at home. He was retired from the Montgomery County, Md., Liquor Board.

Windsor was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:28pm

Phyllis L. Daly, 66

Phyllis Louise (Williams) Daly, 66, of Reisterstown, Md., formerly of Newark, Del, died Jan. 15, 2009 at Gilchrist Hospice. Born April 28, 1942, in Delaware, she was the daughter of Evelyn L. Taylor Williams of Newark, Del., and the late Stephen...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 2:28pm

Louise C. Crawford, 73

Louise C. Crawford, 73, of Millville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a retired real estate office manager.

Crawford was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Robert Heigold...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:08am

James E. ‘Slow Machine’ Hopkins, 55

James E. “Slow Machine” Hopkins, 55, of Salisbury, Md., was called to rest on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a truck driver, employed over the years by Reed Trucking, Rodney Harmon Trucking,...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:07am

Kathryn A. LeCates, 94

Kathryn A. LeCates, 94, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in the Life Care at Lofland Park Nursing Home, Seaford, Del.

LeCates was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Linda (Long) Adkins; her husband, Rodney L...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:07am

Carey D. Maddox, 53

Carey D. Maddox, 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a maintenance mechanic for Allen’s Poultry. He loved car shows, basketball and bowling; and owned a trophy-...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:05am

William Loftland Marvel, 92

William Loftland Marvel, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Renaissance Health Center in Millsboro, Del. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He retired as chief of police in Rehoboth Beach,...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:05am

Agnes K. Melson, 86

Agnes K. Melson, 86, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was a whole-hearted Christian woman who was deeply devoted to her family. She attended Millville...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:04am

Josephine M. ‘Jerri’ Schofield, 76

Josephine M. “Jerri” Schofield, 76, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, after a long illness. Formerly of Newark, Del. and Delaware County, Pa., she retired from the Christina School District as a...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:03am

David R. Keifer, 71

David R. Keifer, of Dover, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 71. Keifer was born May 12, 1937, in Reading, Pa., to the late Eugene and Dorothy Keifer. He was an economist and planner and served as city...

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:02am

Donald F. Carlson, 78

Donald F. Carlson, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lewisburg, Pa., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a retired home salesman. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Sunbury, Pa. In...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:04am

Elsie Howard, 84

Elsie Howard, 84, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., surrounded by her loving family. She was a retired cashier and worked in the Meat Dept....

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:04am

Elma (Mitchell) Leedom

Elma (Mitchell) Leedom, of Puyallup, Wash., went home to the Lord on Dec. 19, 2008. She will be deeply missed and her love will forever live in her loved ones’ hearts. She was born and raised in Millville, Del., before moving out west.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:03am

Michael G. Moore, 54

Michael G. Moore, 54, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Marshallton, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a facility manager for the State of Delaware, retiring in 2008 after 25 years of...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:03am

Gregory Alan Morris, 42

Gregory Alan Morris, 42, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at home. He worked in construction for over 15 years, owning his own business. He was a perfectionist, always “wanting the job done right”. A loving father and a...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:02am

Frances Myers, 65

Frances Myers, 65, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Elks. In addition to traveling, she loved the beach, but most of all loved her family and was a fantastic mother, gracious and...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:00am

Jane V. Ramone, 75

Jane V. Ramone, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She had worked as a secretary for the DuPont Co. She was a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del....

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:00am

John Lynn Jack” Wilkins, 78

John Lynn “Jack” Wilkins, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del., after an extended illness. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a telephone technician at Ft. Marmouth, N.J...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 4:59am

Lewis M. Brumberg Sr., 87

Lewis M. Brumberg Sr., 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Salisbury Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Salisbury, Md. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A graduate of Temple University, he taught music at...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:35am

John R. ‘Jack’ Dick Jr., 85

John R. “Jack” Dick Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 85. He was a graduate of Rehoboth High School and the University of Delaware. He attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Millsboro and was a member of the...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:34am

Rosalie H. Downes, 77

Rosalie H. Downes, 77, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Coastal Hospice by the Lake, Salisbury, Md. She had worked as a clerk for the Roy Campbell’s store and as a Bank Collector for Omni Bank (now known as MT Bank). She was...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:34am