Obituaries

Francis Paul ‘Frank’ Bryson, 94

Francis Paul “Frank” Bryson, 94, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at home. He was born on Feb. 4, 1923, in Wilmington, Del., and was a graduate of Salesianum High School.

Brent ‘Kevin’ Greenwood, 54

Brent “Kevin” Greenwood, 54, of Salisbury, Md., passed away suddenly on Jan. 1, 2018. Born in Milford, Del., he was the son of Woodrow Arthur Greenwood and Babette Ritter Greenwood.

He had lived in Georgetown, Dover, Magnolia, Millsboro, Del., and in his last years, at Holly Center in Salisbury, Md., where he went to work each day at Dove Point.

Helen Louise (Sierer) Gunderman, 85

Helen Louise (Sierer) Gunderman, 85, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lykens, Pa., passed away on Jan 2, 2018, at the Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Sept, 15, 1932, in Wiconisco, Pa.

Robert ‘Bob’ Hollamon

Robert “Bob” Hollamon, 77, originally from Baltimore, Md., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at home in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Baltimore, son of the late Vassie Hollamon and Hannah (Pollack) Hollamon.

He retired from work as the information technology operations vice president for M&T Bank (formerly First National Bank of Maryland).

Dorothy L. ‘Dot’ Pritchett, 94

Dorothy “Dot” (Lock) Pritchett, formerly of South Bethany, Del., and Dagsboro, Del., passed away early on Christmas morning in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the late Harry Lock and Helen (Lambert) Lock.

Dolores S. ‘Snookie’ Saunders, 88

Dolores S. “Snookie” Saunders, 88, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, while surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 30, 1929, daughter of the late Wilmer Sutherlan and Loretta (Cregg) Sutherlan. She graduated from Wilmington High School and from Goldey-Beacom College, where she was a member of several sororities.

James Bryan ‘Jim’ Smallwood, 77

James Bryan “Jim” Smallwood, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in his home on Jan. 2, 2018. He had been diagnosed with metastatic small-cell lung cancer less than three weeks prior. He was born Nov. 2, 1940, to Elmer Smallwood and Elsie (Bryan) Smallwood in Wilmington, Del.

Vivian Stotler, 66

Vivian Stotler, 66, of Harbeson, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Delaware Hospice Center early on Jan. 2, 2018, after a spirited and determined two-year battle with cancer. Born in Washington D.C. to Elio and Mary Serra, she was the second daughter of three children. With her older sister, Evelyn, and younger brother, David, she grew up in Hyattsville Md.

Mary Joan Capone, 83

Joan Capone, 83, passed away on Jan. 1, 2018, at home in Dagsboro, Del.

Janet B. Davidson, 84

Janet B. Davidson, 84 of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Frankford, Del., on April 1, 1933, daughter of the late Clifton Brasure and Claudia (Lynch) Brasure.

Mary Edith Farlow, 99

Mary Edith Farlow, 99, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Showell, Md., daughter of the late Calvin D. Gumm Sr. and Mary A. (Murray) Gumm.

Barry McBurney, 84

Barry McBurney, 84, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home. He was born in 1933 in Newark, N.J., and spent his early years in South Orange/Maplewood, N.J.

Mildred A. Pecoraro, 90

Mildred A. Pecoraro, 90, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Nov. 28, 1927, in Keansburg, N.J., daughter of the late Carmine and Mary Pacelli.

Paul L. Von Kleeck, 77

Paul L. Von Kleeck, 77, of Millville, Del., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at his home.

He is survived by three children, Lisa Weisbein of North Wales, Pa., Kevin Von Kleeck of Frankford, Del., and Lynda Reardon of West Chester, Pa.; four grandchildren; a sister, Caroline Beard of Wilmington, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

Edith G. Baker, 79

Edith G. Baker, 79, of Selbyville, Del., passed away in the care of Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Dec. 21, 2017. She was born in Goldsboro, N.C., to the late John Thomas Goff and Gladys Vail Goff.

Achsah D. Brasure, 83

Achsah D. Brasure, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at home. Brasure was born in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Ward Collins and Beatrice (Lynch) Collins.

D. Kathryn ‘Cassie’ Bryson, 88

D. Kathryn “Cassie” Bryson, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, with her loving family at her side.

Deborah A. ‘Debbie’ Denike, 66

Deborah A. “Debbie” Denike, 66, passed away at home unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 2017. She was born June 27, 1951 in Wilmington, Del., to the late Robert and Rita Abbott.

Iona M. Derrickson, 86

Iona M. Derrickson, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. She was born in Ocean View, Del., on May 29, 1931, daughter of the late Ulysses Hickman and Manie (Tyre) Hickman. She was a member of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church and a member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Suzanne Marie McKaskill, 75

During a blustery snowstorm the night of Dec. 13, 2017, Suzanne Marie McKaskill, 75, of Millsboro, Del., fondly known as “Nana,” left this Earth with the angels to be reunited with her beloved husband of 42 years, Donald “Pappy” McKaskill.

Donald Ray Garrison, 63

Donald Ray Garrison, 63, departed this life on Dec. 9, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Frankford, Del., son of the late Yvonne V. Garrison and Kenneth L. Wescott.

Garrison received his education through the Indian River School District and was later employed by Mountaire Farms as an agricultural worker who was dedicated to his work.

David Grant Holsopple, 78

David Grant Holsopple, 78, of Harbeson, Del., formerly of College Park, Md., passed away on Dec. 13, 2017, in the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Windber, Pa., son of the late Grant Holsopple and Elsie (Gasper) Holsopple.

Willie Hughes, 75

Willie Hughes, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Dec. 15, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. He was born on May 20, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late William Hughes and Ella Mae Hammond Hughes.

Edna S. Insley, 94

Edna S. Insley, 94, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Virgil Duncan Smoak and Letitia C. (Johnston) Smoak.

She retired from the U.S. Government Publishing Office and was a member of Ocean City Baptist Church.

Richard J. Marsh Sr., 93

Richard J. Marsh Sr., 93, of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Lewes. He was born in Lewes on June 4, 1924, son of the late Joseph Marsh and Ethel (Joseph) Marsh.

Marsh was the owner of Marsh’s Getty Station outside of Lewes for many years. During World War II, he had served in the Merchant Marines, transporting troops and war material.

Richard C. ‘Rick’ Strohm Jr., 53

Richard C. “Rick” Strohm Jr., 53, of Lewes, Del., passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 25, 1964, to Margaret Strohm and Richard C. Strohm Sr.

Joyce D. Taylor, 86

Joyce D. Taylor, 86, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Delmar Nursing Home, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in the United Kingdom on Aug. 6, 1931, daughter of the late Frank Devine and the late Mary Alice (Morgan) Devine.

Thomas M. ‘Tom’ Albert Sr., 85

Thomas M. “Tom” Albert Sr., 85, of Millville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Dec. 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Frank and Anna Albert.

Frances M. ‘Fran’ Hurd, 74

Frances M. “Fran” Hurd, 74, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Seattle, Wash. She was born in Wilmington, Del., the daughter of the late Charles A. Dougherty and Mary (Slattery) Dougherty.

She retired from work as a manager for Verizon. She was member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del.

Brian E. Matthias, 59

Brian E. Matthias, 59, businessman, musician and a loving, thoughtful and kind husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Dec. 7, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

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