Obituaries


Nellie Fraser, 85

Nellie Fraser, 85, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Reisterstown, Md., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. Born in England, she was a retired housekeeper and nanny. She enjoyed...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:33am

Arthur H. ‘Butch’ Griffin Jr.

Arthur H. “Butch” Griffin Jr. of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He had been a press operator for Webcraft Printers in Salisbury, Md., and was a deliveryman for Ocean City Services...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:32am

Kathryn McCabe Hickman, 70

Kathryn McCabe Hickman, 70, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at her home. She was a member of Roxana United Methodist Church.

Hickman was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lettie Bauer; her first husband,...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:31am

Rada M. Lewis, 99

Rada M. Lewis, 99, of Berlin, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, Md. She had been a seamstress for the former Berlin Shirt Factory and was a poultry grower. She was a member of Whaleyville...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:30am

Charles ‘Dale’ Lingo Jr., 83

Charles “Dale” Lingo Jr., 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009. He was the founder and owner of Lingo Marine and the Lingo Bus Service. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II and guarded POWs at a camp in...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:30am

Grace D. Long, 91

Grace D. Long, 91, of Selbyville, Del., and Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in the Genesis Elder Care Center, Seaford, Del. She attended Goldey Business College and worked as a secretary for John M. Clayton High School...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:29am

Nilton D. ‘Mac’ McIntyre, 77

Nilton D. “Mac” McIntyre, 77, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Clinton, Md., and Estero, Fla., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was a Local Union #368 painter, retiring after 30 years of...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:29am

Beatrice Bunting Megee, 88

Beatrice Bunting Megee, 88, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in Harrison Senior Living, Georgetown, Del. She was a homemaker and had been involved with the family farm for many years. Over the years she had also worked at...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:28am

Garnetta H. Mee Maw” Phillips, 86

Garnetta H. “Mee Maw” Phillips, 86, of near Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She was a member of the Joshua House in Gumboro, Del., and the East Sussex Moose Lodge #2542, where she achieved many offices working up through the...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:27am

Oscar Russell White, 72

Oscar Russell White, 72, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in Delaware Hospice.

White was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Beatrice Baker White; and a sister, Jean Ennis. He is survived by his wife, Martha...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:26am

George W. Thomas, 91

George W. Thomas, 91, of Middletown, Del., passed away peacefully in Renaissance Health Care Center, Millsboro, Del., where he was a resident for the past year. He was formerly a house painting contractor in the Salisbury, Md., area. He and his...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:26am

Dowell Hoover Anders, 88

Dowell Hoover Anders, U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Ret.), 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away suddenly Friday, Dec. 26, 2008.

Anders was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mariestes Hanson Anders; and a son, Stephen H. Anders. He is...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:24am

Barbara Ann Apfl, 59

Barbara Ann Apfl, 59, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2008, in her home. She was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church. An avid doll and bear collector, she also loved spoiling her dogs, crafting and dancing to oldies...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:23am

Joseph J. Cane, 77

Joseph J. Cane, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Silver Spring, Md., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, in Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the United States Air...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:22am

Kathryn E. Coffin, 89

Kathryn E. Coffin, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in the Renaissance Center, Millsboro. She had worked as a basket weaver for Houston White Co. and retail clerk for Food Rite and IGA. She was a member of St. Mark’s...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:22am

Enoch R. ‘Sonny’ Gale III, 81

Enoch R. “Sonny” Gale III, 81, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at home, surrounded by his family and friends. He retired from Sun Oil Transport in 1982, after traveling all over the world as a navigational officer for 32...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:21am

Joy M. Hornyak, 31

Joy M. Hornyak, 31, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of South Point near Assateague Island, Md., passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She enjoyed writing, caring for animals, being outdoors and was a loving...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:20am

Elizabeth P. (Callahan) Miller, 85

Elizabeth P. (Callahan) Miller, 85, of Long Neck, Del., formerly of Colonie, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a brief illness. She proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:19am

James R. Ponzio, 68

James R. Ponzio, 68, of Dagsboro, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center. He earned an associate’s degree in agricultural science from the State University of New York-Delhi and spent 31 years with the New York State...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:19am

Betty Lou Calvert Thornberg, 74

Betty Lou Calvert Thornberg, 74, of Lewes, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. She was retired as the secretary to a four-star general at Air Force Headquarters, Andrews Air Force Base. Well-known as an excellent dancer, she loved to dance...

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:18am

Danny C. Wharton, 70

Danny C. Wharton, 70, of Millville, Del., passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He worked at DuPont Co. in Seaford, Del., for 35 years.
Wharton is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lonnette L....

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 8:17am

John J. Griffin, 75

John J. Griffin, 75, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Del. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:51am

Ruth P. Brittingham, 86

Ruth P. Brittingham, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. She was a retired bookkeeper and part owner of Parker Block Company in Millsboro. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Brittingham was preceded...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:50am

J. Franklin ‘Frank’ Barrett, 73

J. Franklin “Frank” Barrett, 73, of Frankford, Del., peacefully entered into Heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. He had worked as a special serviceman for the Washington Gas Company, retiring...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:49am

Bertha W. ‘Bebe’ Parker, 84

Bertha W. “Bebe” Parker, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at her daughter’s home. She was a retired secretary and served in the United States Coast Guard. She was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:23am

Janet R. Petrashune, 76

Janet R. Petrashune, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Ivyland, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She had been a secretary for the Council Rock School District in Newtowne, Pa. She was a member of...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:22am

John Joseph Ricci Jr., 78

John Joseph Ricci Jr., 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He will be deeply missed by his family.

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

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:22am

Katherine W. Salisbury, 69

Katherine W. Salisbury, 69, of Lewes, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was the secretary and administrator for former U.S. Sen. and Vice President of the United States Hubert H. Humphrey.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:21am

Joseph A. Sekcienski Sr., 80

Joseph A. Sekcienski Sr., 80, of Herring Creek, near Millsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at home. He worked at the Chrysler Newark Assembly Plant as an auto-body metal finisher and served as a supervisor for a short time, retiring...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:21am

Barbara Ann Zimmerman, 70

Barbara Ann Zimmerman, 70, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. She spent a long career in blood-banking, first training in St. Joseph Hospital in Lancaster, Pa., and later moving to Kingston, N.Y.; Greenville, S.C.; and to...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:19am

Diane W. Brans, 65

Diane W. Brans, 65, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Hockessin and Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at her home, with her husband and sister, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. A graduate of West...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:31am

Doris A. Donovan, 66

Doris A. Donovan, 66, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She owned and operated a cleaning service for 15 years before having to retire due to health issues. She was a devoted wife, mother,...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:30am

Helen Ruth Downing, 87

Helen Ruth Downing, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, in Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. She was a member of St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Del.

Downing was...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:29am

Alice May McCready, 76

Alice May McCready, 76, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at home. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md., and The Women of the Elks, also in Ocean City.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:29am

Joseph D. ‘Bud’ Schroen, 79

Joseph D. “Bud” Schroen, 79, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He worked for the Baltimore Gas & Electric Company for 13 years before retiring in 1994....

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:26am

Grace M. Taylor, 78

Grace M. Taylor, 78, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, in Renaissance Center Nursing Home, Millsboro, Del. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Selbyville, where she was very active as a “member of the Ray...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:26am

Louise S. Wharton, 94

Louise S. Wharton, 94, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, in the Harrison House Nursing Home, Georgetown, Del. She was a life member of Ocean View Church of Christ.

Wharton was preceded in death by her husband,...

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 3:25am

George E. Bender, 93

George E. Bender, 93, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del.

Bender was preceded in death by his son, Robert Bender; and his daughter, Sally Ann Zeisloft. He is survived by his wife...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:26pm

Dr. Asher B. Carey Jr., 89

Dr. Asher B. Carey Jr., 89, formerly of Selbyville, Del., passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. A graduate of Selbyville High School, he enrolled at Washington College and at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:26pm

Everett R. Clark, 71

Everett R. Clark, 71, of York, Pa., also of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, in York Hospital. After attending several photography schools, he worked as a professional photographer. Following retirement, he worked in...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:23pm

Doris Jane ‘D.J.’ Davidson, 78

Doris Jane Davidson, 78, of Pot Nets Park, Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She loved the lower Delaware area and entertained her children with stories of growing up in Bethany...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:23pm

John F. Guntow III, 36

John F. Guntow III, 36, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of College Park, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at home.

Guntow is survived by his parents, John and Judy Guntow, of Ocean City, Md.; a daughter, Addison P. Cook, of Ocean...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:22pm

Gladys Jean Husted, 85

Gladys Jean Husted, 85, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. She was born in Harbeson, Del., to the late Lloyd and Dorothy Dorman.

In addition to her parents, Husted was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Husted...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:22pm

Edna M. Englehart, 101

Edna M. Englehart, 101, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, in Renaissance Health Center, Millsboro. She worked for Boscov’s, in retail sales, for many years. She was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church and was...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:21pm

Joseph J. ‘Joe’ Korab, 84

Joseph J. “Joe” Korab, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Flemington, N.J., passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Air Force. H was a retired...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:20pm

Dorothy L. O’Neill, 96

Dorothy L. O’Neill, 96, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in Hilton Head, S.C., while on vacation with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:19pm

Dr. E. James “Doc” “Siggie” Sigler Jr., 71

Dr. E. James “Doc” “Siggie” Sigler Jr., 71, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Frostburg, Md., and Ocean City, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Brandywine Assisted Living, Selbyville, Del. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a...

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 3:19pm

Mary L. Miller

Mary L. Miller, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a retired insurance consultant and a member of the Millsboro VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to bowl and travel.

Miller...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:34pm

Hazel M. Hudson

Hazel M. Hudson, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, in Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro. She worked for many years as a waitress for Sam’s & Floyd’s Restaurants in Millsboro. She attended Millsboro...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:33pm

David Lee ‘Dave’ Harmon, 74

David Lee “Dave” Harmon, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was a retired printer and salesman. An avid Redskins fan, he also loved riding Harleys, working in his yard,...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 4:32pm