Obituaries


Joyce D. Sonntag, 76

Joyce D. Sonntag, 76, of Ocean View, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, surrounded by her family, at home. She retired as the executive administrative assistant to the chief judge of the United States Court of...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Yvonne C. Cobb, 83

Yvonne C. Cobb, 83, of Jensen Beach, Fla., formerly of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 3007, at the Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Fla. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Dagsboro.

Cobb was preceded in death...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Ida C. Cooper, 72

Ida C. Cooper, 72, of Ellendale, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was a mother of the church, and a devoted mother and grandmother, always putting her children’s needs ahead of her own. She loved...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Margaret L. ‘Peg’ Egan, 72

Dr. Margaret L. Egan, 72, known to her friends as “Peg,” passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, after surgery at Christiana Hospital. She had two master’s degrees and a doctorate from Harvard University. She spent her entire professional career in...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Bertha E. Hood, 81

Bertha E. Hood, 81, of Georgetown, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes. She was a life long resident, working 35 years for Draper King Cole in Milton and J.G. Townsend Inc. in Georgetown. She was a member of...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Robert K. ‘Bob’ Jones, 53

Robert K. “Bob” Jones, 53, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He worked for Verizon as a cable splicer for 28 years. Jones was an avid fisherman, and loved guitars, roller skating, boating and...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Gary Dean Leonard, 22

Gary Dean Leonard, 22, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He worked in construction and enjoyed listening to rock music.

Leonard is survived by his father and step-mother...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Deborah J. Lowe, 52

Deborah J. Lowe, 52, of near Georgetown, passed away Friday, June 8, 2007, at home. She was a certified nursing assistant for 28 years at the Green Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro.

Lowe was preceded in death by her...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Candy Jean Smawley, 48

Candy Jean Smawley, 48, of Selbyville, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007, at home. She was the food and beverage manager at Bayside in Selbyville.

Smawley is survived by her father and step-mother, Robert O. and Sue Clower Jr. of Fenwick...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Hilda Marie Warrington, 91

Hilda Marie Warrington, 91, of Georgetown, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was co-owner of Skyways Airport in Selbyville with her husband, Manaen, for more than 60 years. She was a...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Howard Dukes Jr., 75

Howard Dukes Jr., 75, of Thorofare, N.J., passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, at his home. He was born in Frankford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ethel (Hudson) Dukes; his wife, Grace Dukes; four sisters, Carrie Reighn...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Charles William ‘Bill’ Grabey, 83

Charles William “Bill” Grabey, 83, of Millsboro, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at his home.

He was a graduate of Pine Grove High School, Class of 1942, and served in the U.S. Army,...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Cora A. Hickman, 97

Cora A. Hickman, 97, of Harbeson, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, June 10, 2007. She had a great love for her family and animals. She was very generous and always was young at heart. In her earlier years, she loved playing with her...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Gloria P. ‘Glory’ Slagle, 81

Gloria P. “Glory” Slagle, 81, of Bethany Beach, passed away at her home Thursday, June 7, 2007. She was a retired professional ice skater and skated with the Ice Capades for seven years. Glory and her husband owned and operated Shorty’s...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Alton Walker, 93

Alton Walker, 93, of Frankford, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. He was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Millsboro.

Walker was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Annie Davis...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Constance A. Ellingsworth, 73

Constance A. Ellingsworth, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. She was a wonderful sister and loving mother and will be deeply missed, family members said.

Ellingsworth was preceded in...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

S. Elizabeth Hall, 96

S. Elizabeth Hall, 96, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at home. She retired as a self-employed beautician. A member for 86 years, she was the oldest member of Grace U.M. Church in Millsboro and taught Sunday School for several...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Mannie Oscar Harmon, 92

Mannie Oscar Harmon, 92, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a very hard worker and a devoted husband and father. He was a retired farmer, raising chickens, and also worked as a saw mill...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Elsie A. Harmon, 77

Elsie A. Harmon, 77, of Georgetown, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Harbor Health Care in Lewes. She had worked as a housekeeper in Rehoboth Beach for many years, as well as working in the poultry industry. She was a loving grandmother and...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Melreth L. Holladay, 88

Melreth L. Holladay, 88, of Delmar, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She loved spending time with her family and friends, sewing and cooking, gardening, the beach and fishing. She was voted “Volunteer...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

John C. Holland Jr., 66

John C. Holland Jr., 66, of Millsboro, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a retired service man for Suburban Propane of Rehoboth Beach. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Jeanne M. Mooney, 76

Jeanne M. Mooney, 76, of Long Neck, formerly of Brick, N.J., passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, at home. She loved and enjoyed her family and many friends as well as music and singing as a member of the Sweet Adelines (Jersey Shore Chapter). She...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Floyd E. Moore, 73

Floyd E. Moore, 73, of Showell, Md., passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007, at home. He had worked for Mumford Sheet Metal Works in Selbyville for more than 40 years. He was a past chief and life member of the Showell Volunteer Fire Department, for...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Anna T. Pilkington, 79

Anna T. Pilkington, 79, of Millsboro, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was a retired bank employee for Wachovia Bank. She was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church, Unity Chapter #16 Order...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Birdie B. Powell, 75

Birdie B. Powell, 75, of Berlin, Md., passed away Monday, May 28, 2007, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C. She was a health administrator for the Worcester County Health Department, retiring in 1991. She was a member of...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Catherine P. Reider, 70

Catherine P. Reider, 70, of Selbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at home. She had a residential cleaning service. She served many years as the chairperson for the Dabney Holiday Party for the patients at the Eastern Shore Hospital...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Frederick Robert Schmitt, 80

Frederick Robert Schmitt, 80, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Lewes Convalescent Center with his wife by his side. He was a 30 year veteran of the U.S. Navy; a senior chief who served in World War II, Korea and...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Pauline E. Timmons, 88

Pauline E. Timmons, 88, of Millsboro, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Millsboro, as well as the New Life in Christ Church in Palm City, Fla. She had...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Michael P. Warrington, 48

Michael P. Warrington, 48, of Harbeson, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, June 3, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. He was a mechanic for Allen Family Foods in Harbeson. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a NASCAR and...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Mary E. Weinelt, 73

Mary E. Weinelt, 73, of Selbyville, formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Ridgewood Manor in Washington, N.C. She had worked for the State of Maryland for many years.

Weinelt was preceded in death by her parents...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Jeannette E. Williams, 82

Jeannette E. Williams, 82, of Selbyville, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sound United Methodist Church in Williamsville, as well as...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Dale Milton Workman, 91

Dale Milton Workman, 91, of Georgetown, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a farmer in earlier years, and then became the owner and operator of Workman’s Store. He was a lifetime member and deacon of the Mt...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Norman D. Figgs, 76

Norman D. Figgs, 76, of Millsboro, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2007, at Coastal Hospice by the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was an appliance sales manager for Art’s T.V. & Appliances in Millsboro, worked at Collins & Ryan in Millsboro and...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

William F. German Sr., 68

William F. German Sr., 68, of Millsboro, formerly of Indian Mills and Monroeville, N.J., passed away at his home on Thursday, May 24, 2007. He was a retired foundry superintendent with Sorenson Industries in Darby, Pa., and served with the...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Richard C. Johnson, 60

Richard C. Johnson, 60, of near Georgetown, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Milford. He was an auto mechanic for many years, and he also formed and maintained a lawn care business. He loved to tinker on mechanical things and always...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Virginia L. Massey, 61

Virginia L. Massey, 61, of Bishopville, Md., passed away on Monday, May 21, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was a housekeeper. Family members said she had accepted Jesus Christ into her life and went through her illness with no...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Starling Peacock Sr., 66

Starling Peacock Sr., 66, of Millsboro, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was a retired truck driver, retiring from William B. Street Inc. after more than 20 years of service, and was a member and trustee...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Gloria E. Reed, 74

Gloria E. Reed, 74, of Selbyville, formerly of Littleton, Colo., passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She had been an administrative secretary for the city of Littleton in Colorado. She was a member of...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Elfriede ‘Effie’ Rogers, 67

Elfriede “Effie” Rogers, 67, of Dagsboro, passed away at home on Thursday, May 24, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Germany, married, and traveled for 20 years as an Army wife, with her husband, before settling in...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Virginia L. ‘Ginger’ Russell Ruback, 73

Virginia L. “Ginger” Russell Ruback, 73, of South Bethany, formerly of College Park, Md., passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was a homemaker.

Ruback was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Mattie E. Vickers, 77

Mattie E. Vickers, 77, of Selbyville, formerly of Millville, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2007, at home. She was a homemaker.

Vickers was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Emma (Banks) West; and her husband, Preston W. Vickers...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Obituaries

Walter John Brysiak, 75

Walter John Brysiak, 75, of Seaford, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was a retired welder from Sun Ship-building and Dry Dock Co. in Chester, Pa. Brysiak was a...

Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 8:00pm

Obituaries

Richard W. Backora, 83

Richard W. Backora, 83, of Fenwick Island, formerly of Kensington, Md., passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007, at home. He retired after 28 years of government service as an armament equipment branch head for the...

Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 8:00pm

Obituaries

Anna E. Abrams, 81
Anna E. Abrams, 81, of Selbyville, formerly of Riviera Beach, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker.

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

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 8:00pm

Obituaries

Anna E. Abrams, 81

Anna E. Abrams, 81, of Selbyville, formerly of Riviera Beach, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker.

Abrams was preceded in death by her husband...

Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 8:00pm

Obituaries

Anna E. Abrams, 81

Anna E. Abrams, 81, of Selbyville, formerly of Riviera Beach, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker.

Abrams was preceded in death by her husband...

Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Obituaries

Doris E. Carmean, 83

Doris E. Carmean, 83, of Millsboro, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2007. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church at Springfield Crossroads and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Obituaries

Bruce Edward McCabe, 48

Bruce Edward McCabe, 48, of Millville, died suddenly on Saturday, March 24, 2007. He was a graduate of Indian River High School and was employed with Delmarva Power and Light, where he worked as a lineman for the...

Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 8:00pm

Retha L. Kauffman Cleveland, 51

Retha L. Kauffman Cleveland, 51, of Dagsboro, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2007, at her home. She had just received her ring for 25 years of service with M&T Bank in Millsboro. She always had a smile for everyone and had an abundance of...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm

James Walker, 96

James Walker, 96, of Frankford, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2007. He was the son of the late Abraham and Annie Davis Walker.

Walker is survived by brothers, Alton Walker of Millsboro, Ernest Walker of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters,...

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:00pm