Obituaries


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

Dorothy W. Messick, 88

Dorothy W. Messick, 88, of Millsboro died on Tuesday, May 9, in Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home in Millsboro. She worked for NCR before becoming a foster grandparent for the state of Delaware.

She was a member of Conley’s United...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph D. Gipe, 76

Joseph D. Gipe, 76, of Millsboro, formerly of Delaware County, Pa., died on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was an automobile mechanic.

Gipe was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Leroy E. Mitchell Jr., 78

Leroy E. Mitchell, 78, of Georgetown, died on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford.

He enjoyed bowling, and watching wrestling and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline C. “Lewis” Mitchell;...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Eva Virginia Chandler, 85

Eva Virginia Chandler, 85, of Dagsboro, died on Sunday May 14, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking.

Chandler was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Homer A. McMahon, 78

Homer A. McMahon, 78, of Millsboro died on Friday, May 12, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was a photographer.

McMahon was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Robert Ezra Williams, 86

Robert Ezra Williams, 86, of Rehoboth Beach, died on Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Brandywine Assisted Living.

He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a conservationist in 1975.

His hobbies and activities were family,...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Charles N. Hyatt, 76

Charles N. Hyatt, 76, of Ocean View, formerly of Lanham, Md., died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md.

He was a retired salesman with the American Greetings Company.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean...

Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Medford Clyde Franklin Sr., 69

Medford Clyde Franklin Sr., 69, of Bishopville, Md., died at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for American Paving Company.

He was a 31-year member of the Selbyville Elk’s Lodge.

He is...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Catharine L. Conaway, 89

Catharine L. Conaway, 89, of Georgetown, died at Milford Center on Friday, May 5, 2006. She was an assembly-line worker for Arrow Safety Device, Georgetown, retiring in 1979 after 20 years.

She attended Georgetown Wesleyan Church and loved...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Stephen J. Vargo, 60

Stephen J. Vargo, 60, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Millersville, Md., died at home on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. He had been a correctional officer for the Maryland Department of Corrections and retired as a captain.

He was a member of St....

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Charles C. Waters, 79

Charles C. Waters, 79, of Bishopville, Md., died at Peninsula Medical Center, Salisbury, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. He had been a truck driver for Perdue Farms for many years.

He was a member of St. Johns 2nd Baptist Church, near Millsboro,...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm