Obituaries


Edwin King Tilghman, 86

Edwin King Tilghman, 86, of Delmar, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at his home. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he went into the insurance business, and then went on to own and operate...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:05am

Elizabeth Ann Shoemaker, 18

Elizabeth Ann Shoemaker, 18, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a six-year battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She was a student at Indian River High School, where...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:04am

Richard ‘Dick’ Nelson Rollings, 81

Richard “Dick” Nelson Rollings, 81, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at his home. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as aircrewman on PBY’s. His distinguished qualities...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:03am

Charles Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Reitzel, 62

Charles Kenneth “Kenny” Reitzel, 62, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at his home. He retired as a maintenance mechanic for the Federal Communications Commission after 20 years of service. He loved...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:02am

Bettie L. Oates

Bettie L. Oates, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at her Frankford, Del., home. She retired from Microbiological Associates in Bethesda, Md., in 1980.

Oates was preceded in death by her husband, Horace (Jon) Oates....

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:02am

Ethel Merchlinski, 94

Ethel Merchlinski, 94, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at Newark Manor Nursing Home, Newark, Del. She was a homemaker.

Merchlinski was preceded in death by her parents, Jonathan and Angie Murray Savage; her husband...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:01am

Gail S. Mears, 58

Gail S. Mears, 58, of near Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at home. A homemaker, she loved to read, craft ceramics and spend time being close with her family.

Mears was preceded in death by her father, Calvin Littleton...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:01am

Joseph H. Lantz, 79

Joseph H. Lantz, 79, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of Media, Pa., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, at his home. He served during World War II as a corporal in the United States Army, stationed in Germany. A graduate of Widener University, he...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:00am

Cynthia Denise Johnson, 51

Cynthia Denise Johnson, 51, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. She was a retail store clerk for many years, as well as a homemaker. She loved crossword puzzles...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:00am

Diane Gibson, 50

Diane Gibson, 50, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Ridley Park, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008, at her home. She had previously worked for U.S. Air out of the Philadelphia, Pa., airport and also was a nursing aid at Green Valley Terrace...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 6:59am

Robert Kent Dryden, 66

Robert Kent Dryden, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was retired from Crown Cork and Seal Inc. with 37 years of service and was also a member of the United Steel Workers of America...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 6:59am

Roland L. Derrickson, 82

Roland L. Derrickson, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific as a United States Marine. After attending Goldey Beacom Business College, he returned to Sussex County, Del...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 6:58am

Walter T. DeMent, 67

Walter T. DeMent, 67, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired as a painter and glazer supervisor for the D.C. government after 28 years of service...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 6:57am

Esther Margaret Cuffee, 78

Esther Margaret Cuffee, 78, of Greenwood, Del., formerly of Dover, Del., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at home. She was a certified nursing assistant for many years. A member of Love Temple Community Outreach Center in Dover, she was an...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 6:56am

Robin Dorothy Carson, 45

Robin Dorothy Carson, formerly O’Donnell, 45, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in her home. She was employed at the Georgetown, Del., Wal-Mart since its opening. A devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and, most of all,...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 6:55am

Loretta Martin Shackle, 83

Loretta Martin Shackle, 83, of Millville, Del., beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at her home after a brief illness from pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Her parents emigrated from Austria through Ellis Island, N.Y., in...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:02am

Palma Ann “Pam” Quillen, 57

Palma Ann “Pam” Quillen, 57, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, at home. She was a homemaker and a partner in Kenneth Copeland Ministries. She attended Beth’El Tabernacle Church of God in Clarksville, Del.

Quillen was...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:00am

Miriam R. Mundorf, 82

Miriam R. Mundorf, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at home. She was a teacher’s aide at East Millsboro Elementary School, in Millsboro. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro. She loved lighthouses...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 5:59am

Edith Mae Holston, 99

Edith Mae Holston, born Edith Mae West, 99, passed away peacefully at the Seaford Retirement and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, July 21, 2008. An avid lover of music, she enjoyed singing and playing the piano, organ and other musical...

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 5:59am

Orin Dale ‘Sonny’ Womack, 48

Orin Dale “Sonny” Womack, 48, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Kutztown, Pa., passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 21, 2008. He was currently employed by the City of Rehoboth Beach as part of the Building and Grounds crew. He was...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:32am

Blonnie Vera (Sammons) McCall, 83

Blonnie Vera (Sammons) McCall, 83, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

McCall was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; her husband, John McCall; one daughter, Sandra Kaye Sammons; one sister and three...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:32am

Johnson Stanton Collins Jr., 94,

Johnson Stanton Collins Jr., 94, of Millsboro, Del., departed his mortal life peacefully on Monday, July 21, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a truck driver for Parker Block Co. in Millsboro for 40 years. Although unable to...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:31am

Michael James Cline, 24

Michael James Cline, 24, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, July 14, 2008, in Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, Del. He was a construction worker for Thompson and Son. An avid sword collector, he also loved playing Nintendo and fishing with...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:30am

Walter Linford ‘Lenny’ Clark Jr., 70

Walter Linford “Lenny” Clark Jr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He spent most of his life as a truck driver. In his early years, he worked with his first cousin,...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 6:29am

Paul A. Potter, 74

Paul A. Potter, 74, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Germantown, Md., passed away Monday, July 8, 2008, of lung cancer. He had been a construction manager with the Morauer and Hartzell Construction Co. He was a United States Army veteran of the...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:58am

Ruth Bernice Smith Holsinger, 89

Ruth Bernice Smith Holsinger, 89, formerly Dobson, passed away Friday, July 11, 2008, at Homestead Manor in Denton, Md., an assisted-living facility, where she had lived for the past several years.

She was a graduate of Washington College...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:56am

David L. Brady, 35

David L. Brady, 35, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was employed by Treasure Beach RV Park, Fenwick Island, Del. He was a soccer coach and loved to play with his kids. At one time...

Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 6:56am

Michael Paul Joseph, 49

Michael Paul Joseph, 49, of Greensboro, Md., passed away on July 3, 2008, at the Caroline Home for Hospice in Denton, Md. Joseph was born on Feb 2, 1959, to the late Ronald L. Joseph Sr., and Reba Elliott Joseph Evans, who survives him.
...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:07am

Elva M. Wells, 75

Elva M. Wells, 75, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del.
Wells was preceded in death by her parents, Turner and Brenda Wilkerson Fisher; and a sister, Evelyn Scott. She is survived by...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:06am

Elijah B. Tyre, 74

Elijah B. Tyre, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former member of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club and worked at Sea...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:05am

Helen P. Smith, 83

Helen P. Smith, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at home. She worked for the State of Delaware at Stockley Center, retiring in 1990 after many years of service. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:04am

Evelyn D. Parsons, 86

Evelyn D. Parsons, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Adkins many years ago. She was a 70-year member of Grace United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:03am

Helen T. Lynch, 86

Helen T. Lynch, 86, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Patricia. She worked as a clerk at the former Wilgus Dry Cleaners in Selbyville. She also did private-duty home health care. She was a...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:03am

Nellie Jean Daisey, 80

Nellie Jean Daisey, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked at Seawatch International in Milford, Del., working in the personnel department and later in the security department,...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:02am

Roland W. Chandler, 72

Roland W. Chandler, 72, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by his loving family. He worked for Mountaire Poultry for numerous years, retiring in 1998. He was...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 6:00am

Anthony Capuano, 76

Anthony Capuano, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at home. He was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard, Del. He was a Korean...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:06pm

Joan C. Hammond, 76

Joan C. Hammond, 76, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Blades, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a lifetime member...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:05pm

Ronald Eugene ‘Biff’ Hilliard, 32

Ronald Eugene “Biff” Hilliard, 32, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at home. He played Pop Warner football and loved playing jokes on his loved ones. He was a graduate of Indian River High School’s Class of 1995. After...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:05pm

Grace H. Lynch, 80

Grace H. Lynch, 80, of Frankford, Del., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was a long-time member of...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:04pm

Barbara Mullen McBride, 76

Barbara Mullen McBride, 76, of Millville, Del., formerly of Alexandria, Va., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She was a loving wife and mother whose greatest joy was spending time with her family. She...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:03pm

Laverne Hilda Murray, 80

Laverne Hilda Murray, 80, of Roxana, Del., passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Selbyville, Del.

Murray was predeceased by her parents, William and...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:02pm

Marcella J. Phillips, 83

Marcella J. Phillips, 83, of Ocean View, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at her home. She was a retired executive secretary.

Phillips was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lori Phillips. She is survived by her husband, John R....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:02pm

John Wesley Sappington, 55

John Wesley Sappington, 55, of Windsor Hills, Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. He died of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was a dedicated employee of more than 35...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:01pm

Daniel Alan Clark, 45

Daniel Alan Clark, 45, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Moon Township, Pa., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at home. He attended Moon Area School District and had worked as a bricklayer in Delaware.

Clark was preceded in death by his...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:24am

Elizabeth J. ‘Pixie’ Collins, 62

Elizabeth J. “Pixie” Collins, 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was a past member of the Gumboro Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and she attended the...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:23am

Richard W. Davis, 78

Richard W. Davis, 78, of Pittsville, Md., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Agnes Parsons Davis. He is survived by his companion of...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:23am

Helen Louise Erney, 92

Helen Louise Erney, 92, of Millville, Del., formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, at the Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was a long-time member of Mariner’s Bethel Methodist Church in Ocean View, Del., and was a...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:22am

Elizabeth J. Izzi, 97

Elizabeth J. Izzi, 97, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Lansdowne, Pa., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, at home. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a long-time member of Friendship Circle Senior Center in...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:21am

James E. Major Jr., 87

James E. Major Jr., 87, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Columbus, N.J., passed away Friday, June 20, 2008, at home. He was a retired major in the United States Marine Corps and a New Jersey school administrator. He was a veteran of World War II...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:20am

Laird S. Osman Jr., 67

Laird S. Osman Jr., 67, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Linthicum, Md., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 3008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was a project manager for Westinghouse/Northrup Gruman and was a member of St....

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:20am