Obituaries


Michael Tracey White, 39

Michael Tracey White, 39, of Salisbury, Md., died at Atlantic General Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006. Born in Salisbury, White was known throughout the area as a professional musician, performing solo, or with saxophonist Joe Smooth or...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Stanley J. Babiarz Jr., 73

Stanley J. Babiarz Jr., 73, of Lewes, Del., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

Babiarz was a retired pharmacist in Wilmington; he moved to Lewes in 1994. He was a member of St. Judes the Apostle Roman Catholic...

Friday, August 25, 2006 - 8:00pm

James L. Smith, 75

James L. Smith, 75, of Dagsboro, formerly of Potomac, Md., died in Georgetown on Monday, July 10, 2006. He was a retired deputy administrator for the Packers and Stockyards Administration of the USDA with over 30 years of service.

He is...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Mark W. Faulkner, 41

Mark W. Faulkner, 41, of Georgetown, Del., died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford.

Mark loved fishing and hunting. He was an avid bass fisherman; he fished in tournaments with his son Justin. He was a wonderful...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Sarah A. Tyler, 79

Sarah A. Tyler, 79, of Frankford, Del., died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro. Tyler was a missionary with her church. She loved to go to the Pyle Center and loved to go to church.

She is survived by her friends...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

James L. Smith, 75

James L. Smith of Dagsboro, and formerly of Potomac, Md., died July 10, 2006, at Harrison House in Georgetown. He was a retired deputy administrator for the Packers and Stockyards Administration of the USDA.

He served as a first lieutenant...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thurman J. Bodley Jr., 82

Thurman J. Bodley Jr., 82, of Whaleyville, Md., died July 21, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was a retired district manager for Coca Cola.

He was a member of Masons, the Scottish Rite, the Valley of Salisbury and VFW Post...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Robert James Hudson Sr., 62

Robert James “Bob” Hudson Sr., 62, a resident for 10 years of Lexington Park and Mechanicsville, Md., died July 21, 2006.

Master Chief Robert Hudson joined the U.S. Navy in 1960, and served on active duty for 29 years. He served with honor...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Burton W. Toomey, Jr. 66

Burton W. Toomey Jr., 66, of Millville, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

Toomey retired in September 2005 as a maintenance supervisor for Coastal Resort. He was an Army veteran with two years of foreign service...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Marie E. Laws, 87

Marie E. Laws, 87, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

“Marie was a mother to many, every ethnicity. It was just natural to her to be a mother. She was the matriarch of the family. If you told...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Susannah I. Butz, 87

Susannah I. Butz, 87, of Lewes, died on July 30, 2006, at home.

In Lewes, Butz enjoyed many classes at the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning and was interested in a worldwide correspondence, bridge, literature, music, nature...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Anga Lee ‘Angie’ Brittingham, 64

Anga Lee “Angie” Brittingham, 64, of Dagsboro, formerly of Gaston, S.C., died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was a retail clerk serving in retail sales and grocery stores.

She loved to play cards, to read and...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Mary M. Joyner, 62

Mary M. Joyner, 62, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at home. She was a customer-service representative, having worked her life in the banking industry, and retired from Nationsbank after many years of...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

James R. Derickson, 77

James R. Derickson, 77, of Selbyville and Naples, Fla., died July 30, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

He retired from Dupont Company as a payroll supervisor. He was a member of St. Matthews-by-the-Sea United...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Blaine Atkins, 62

Blaine Adkins, 62 of Millsboro, Del., died Friday, July 21, 2006, at home.

Atkins was retired from Melvin Joseph Inc. He was a life member of the Mid Sussex Ambulance Squad. He loved fishing, hunting, and his grandchildren.

He is...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thurman J. ‘T’ Bodley, 82

Thurman J. “T” Bodley, 82, of Whaleyville, Md., died July 21, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

During World War II, Bodley served in the United States Navy. After the war, he served in the Merchant Marines and the...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

William S. Cropper IV, 24

William S. Cropper IV, 24, of Roxana, died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Cropper was the son of the late William S. Cropper III, who died in 2003. He was an apprentice electrician with Royal Plus Electric in...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Preston Lee Hudson, 82

Preston Lee Hudson, 82 of Gumboro, Del., died Monday July 17, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical, Center Salisbury, Md.

Hudson was a Navy Veteran of World War II, awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received aboard the LCS L353 on D-...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Edward McGue, 70

Edward McGue, 70, formerly of Laurel, Md., died June 25, 2006, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.

McGue was a floral designer for the Baltimore-Washington area.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Charlie Webb;...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Larry K. Pruett, 43

Larry K. Pruett, 43 of Millsboro, Del., died Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Beebe Hospital, Lewes.

Larry was a splicing tech for Verizon for the past nine years. He has been a field contractor since 1988. Pruett was a member of the Coweeta...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Mauricelene D. ‘Penny’ Mondell, 65

Mauricelene D. “Penny” Mondell, 65, of Millsboro died Sunday, July 16, 2006 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

Mondell had been a cosmetician manager for Happy Harry’s in Georgetown. She also was a certified Diamondologist. Penny was a member...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

S. Margery Jarmon, 90

S. Margery Jarmon, 90 of Millsboro, Del., died on Friday, July 14, 2006 at home.

Jarmon was a lifetime member of the Brandywiners. She served as the executive director of the Delaware Board of Nursing; she was a graduate of the University...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ronald J. Carrara, 62

Ronald J. Carrara, 62, of Selbyville, died Monday, July 17, 2006 at home.

He had been Verizon technician for many years.

He had been a member of St. Lukes Catholic Church in Ocean City and a member of the Ocean City American Legion...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

James B. ‘Jim’ Caine Jr., 83

James B. “Jim” Caine Jr., 83, died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was a graduate if Delaware City High School, Washington College (with a bachelor’s degree in accounting) and University of Chicago, where he...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Peter B. Milloy, 80

Peter B. Milloy, 80, died on Saturday, July 8, 2006. He was a former automobile dealer and lease company owner. He was nationally recognized for used car expertise. He served on the National Advisory Board for the Red Book for many years. He was...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thelma Cropper Gault, 90

Thelma Cropper Gault, 90, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at home. She was a retired assistant vice president from Maryland State Bank after having started at the original Bishopville Bank. She was as appreciated by her co-workers as well as the many...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Lambert P. Ayres, 83

Lambert P. Ayres, 83, of Lewes died Sunday, July 2, 2006 at Beebe Medical Center. He was a graduate of Millsboro High School Class of 1949 and he furthered his education at the City College of New York and Providence College. He was a civilian...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Demmy O. Merritt, 64

Demmy O. Merritt, 64, of Dagsboro, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

A self-made businessman, Merritt founded Merritt Marine Construction in Selbyville in 1964. At the time of his death he...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Josephat A. ‘Joe’ Dextras, 89

Josephat A. “Joe” Dextras, 89, of Selbyville, formerly of College Park, Md., died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He had been a truck driver for many years.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Nicholas G. ‘Nick’ Cotsaris, 76

Nicholas G. “Nick” Cotsaris, 76, of Selbyville, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He owned and operated Nick’s Barbershop in Baltimore.

He was a member of St. George Greek...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

MaryCollette Smith, 73

MaryCollette Smith, 73, of Selbyville, formerly of Landover Hills, Md., died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. She had been a registered nurse for many years.

She was a member of St. John Neumann...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Paul R. Prato, 74

Paul R. Prato, 74, of Millsboro, died Wednesday June 14, 2006, at home.

He was a graduate of Manhattan School of Printing in New York City. He was an Army veteran. He had been a member of the New York Typographical Union #6 and Atlantic...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Brenda L. Shockley, 38

Brenda L. Shockley, 38 of Bridgeville, formally of Millsboro, died Thursday June 15, 2006, at home after a long illness. She was a loving wife and mother. She was an assistant manager of the County Bank in Georgetown. She enjoyed camping, going...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Roger Street

Roger Street, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Iowa, died June 15, 2006, at home, surrounded by family and friends.

Street had been valiantly fighting cancer for two and a half years and was a source of inspiration in good humor, faith and...

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 8:00pm

Virginia W. Rossy, 85

Virginia W. Rossy, 85, of Selbyville, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She had been in banking and real estate.

She was a member of St. Matthews by the Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Alton E. Spicer, 73

Alton E. Spicer, 73, of Princess Anne, Md., died on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the home of his son, Greg. He was a meat cutter working for Acme Markets and Meatland for many years; he retired from Meatland in 2000.

He was a U.S. Army...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Jay Stevenson, 67

Jay Stevenson, 67, of Dagsboro, died on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He worked for Delmarva Power, Indian River Plant, for 34 years, starting as a lineman and retiring as the maintenance foreman in 1995.

He...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph G. Camiel, 77

Joseph G. Camiel, 77, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. died on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at home. He had been an auditor for the state of Pennsylvania and also a partner in the Camiel Beverage Co. in Philadelphia. He was a veteran...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Laila Alana Carrero, 1 month

Laila Alana Carrero, 1 month, of Millsboro, died June 8, 2006, at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Family said she was a precious daughter that filled her parents’ hearts with so much love.

She is survived by her parents, Norberto...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Shaun E. Wilkerson, 16

Shaun E. Wilkerson, 16, of Millsboro, died Monday June 5, 2006.

Shaun attended Millsboro Wesleyan Church with his family. He loved basketball, baseball, fishing, cars, motorcycles and just riding. He had played baseball for the Millsboro...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Doris R. Fisher, 68

Doris R. Fisher, 68, of Gumboro, died on Friday June 2, 2006, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. Fisher was a retired supervisor at the Allen Family Foods Hatchery outside of Dagsboro.

She was an active member of the...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Christina Lynne ‘Chrissie’ Callahan, 40

Christina Lynne “Chrissie” Callahan, 40, of Frankford, died on May 30, 2006.

Callahan attended Claymont High School and Weidner College. After a brief financial career, she relocated to Frankford, where she worked for Wawa food markets for...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Brian Robbins Villalon, 46

Brian Robbins Villalon, 46, of Ocean City, Md., died on Monday, May 29, 2006 at home. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean City and a graduate of Weidner College School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

He is...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ruth Ann Kowalski, 59

Ruth Ann Kowalski, 59 of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, May 22, 2006, at home.

She is survived by her mother, Hazel Toomey Spicer; husband, Michael Kowalski; brothers and sisters Donald Spicer, Charles Spicer, Violet Rust and Edward...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thomas M. Andes, 86

Thomas M. Andes, 86 of Millsboro, formerly of East Northport Long Island, N.Y., died on Friday, May 26, 2006 at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home. He retired as a foreman from the Paper Cup Co. in New York.

He was a veteran of World War II...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Alice M. Grabey, 79

Alice M. Grabey, 79, of Millsboro, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., died on Friday, May 26, 2006, at home. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church in Millsboro, the Unity Chapter 16 Order of Eastern...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Edward C. Hensler, 69

Edward C. Hensler, 69, of Dagsboro, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at home. He was a retired printer from Baltimore’s The Sun newspaper, where he was employed for 38 years. Hensler was a member of the Moose Lodge in...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Merritt W. Whitney, 60

Merritt W. Whitney, 60, of Roxana, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was a retired mason working for Whaley Masonry Construction.

He was a member of Faith Hope & Love Church of Milford.

He is...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Julia W. Gogarty, 73

Julia “Jule” Wierzbowski Gogarty, 73, of Millsboro and formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was a retired unit secretary at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes and an active member of Mary Mother of...

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Barbara H. Johnson, 75

Barbara H. Johnson, 75, of Millsboro, died on Monday, May 15, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She loved to cook, shop, paint and do yard work.

She is survived by her companion of 43 years, Raymond C. Moore; three sons, Leon S...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm