Obituaries

Raymond ‘Ray’ Frank Cubbler, 88

Raymond ‘Ray’
Frank Cubbler, 88

Raymond “Ray” Frank Cubbler, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Montgomery County, Pa., and had previously resided in Pennsauken, N.J., and Frankford, Del.

Phyllis Long Donaway, 72

Phyllis Long Donaway, 72, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at her home. She was born in Dagsboro, Del., on July 21, 1944, daughter of the late Everett Lewis Gray Sr. and Lettie (Timmons) Gray.

George D. Doxzen Jr., 67

George D. Doxzen Jr., 67, of Dagsboro, Del., died Monday, March 27, 2017, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late George D. Doxzen Sr. and Violet R. (Brooks) Doxzen.

Marie R. Fulton, 79

Marie R. Fulton, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Ridley Township, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Del.

Elizabeth R. ‘Bette’ (Bamburger) Brosnahan Hartman, 86

Elizabeth R. “Bette” (Bamburger) Brosnahan Hartman, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Maximilian Bamburger and Ruth Viola (Vinyard) Bamburger.

Denny Layton, 70

Denny Lee Layton, 70, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of his long-time companion, Clara Wootten, and the Delaware Hospice, at his home. He was born on Dec. 2, 1946, to the late Jacob Layton and Florence Ellen Jones Layton.

Layton was a truck driver for Mountaire Farms before retiring and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served for six years in both Korea and Vietnam.

Ondera Jerome ‘O.J.’ Johnson Jr., 32

Ondera Jerome “O.J.” Johnson Jr., 32, was born on Sept. 12, 1984, to Tammy Maddox and Ondera Johnson Sr. He peacefully entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Margaret Ellen Massey, 85

Margaret Ellen Massey, also known as “Sis,” departed her life on March 24, 2017, at the age of 85, in her home in Frankford, Del.

In her younger days, Massey did a lot of fieldwork, working for Bob Gray and Ellen McGee. She was also employed at Bunting’s Nursery, Budget Inn and Hampton Inn until she retired at 65 in 1997.

Frank Preston Marshall, 93

Frank Preston Marshall, 93, son of the late Emory C. Marshall and Mary Bell (Murphy) Richardson, was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Pollocksville, N.C. He departed this life on March 25, 2017.

Helen M. Murray, 95

Helen Ilona Magyari Murray, 95, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 31, 2017. She was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Yorkville, Ohio, to Hungarian parents Mary Bogas Magyari and Alex (Sandor) Magyari. The family originated from the Transylvanian region of Hungary, now part of modern Romania.

Michaelina ‘Mickey’ Price, 80

Michaelina “Mickey” Price, 80, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2017, at her home in Lewes, Del., surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1936, to the late Michael Bachle and Julia (Spanier) Bachle.

Nomeersar Singh, 81

Nomeersar Singh, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loved ones, on Monday, March 27, 2017. He was born in Georgetown, Guyana, on Sept. 4, 1935, to the late Mahase and Sookrajie Singh.

Margaret J. (Jones) Steele, 89

Margaret J. (Jones) Steele, 89, of Milton, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 27, 2017.

She was a member of East Gate Presbyterian Church, PCA, Long Neck, Del., where she was Sunday-school treasurer from 1994 to 2006; was member of the choir; and held an Encouragement Ministry in her home from 1994 to 1998, for the widows of the church.

Terry L. Stumbaugh, 69

Terry L. Stumbaugh, 69, of Millsboro, Del., died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Seibert Stumbaugh and Phyllis (Ensminger) Stumbaugh.

He was a retired auto mechanic and teacher, and had served in the U.S. Army.

Veccy E. Sharp Warrington, 87

Veccy E. Sharp Warrington, 87, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2017, and went to be with the Lord and her son, Robert F. Succarotte.

Jay Wayne Bestpitch, 72

Jay Wayne Bestpitch, 72, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, March 24, 2017, at his home. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 7, 1945, son of the late Charles Bestpitch and Anna (Cole) Bestpitch. He retired from the DuPont Company as an industrial hygiene specialist with 31 years of service.

Susan A. Chadwick, 66

Susan Ann Chadwick, 66, of Millville, Del., passed away at home on Friday, March 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on March 17, 1951, to the late William C. Bond and Rose E. (Wallen) Bond.

Dianne E. Custance, 76

Dianne E. Custance, 76, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. She was born Friday, Jan. 31, 1941, in Manhattan, N.Y., daughter of the late William LeRoy Hedley and Kate Elizabeth (Bodnar) Hedley.

Sonja F. Damico, 71

Sonja F. Damico, 71, of Ocean City, Md., and Ocean View, Del., formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Rebecca J. Everett, 79

Rebecca J. Everett, 79, of Laurel, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on July 2, 1937, to the late Harry Neave and Annie E. Fulton Neave.

Frank M. ‘Jiggs’ Holloway, 88

Frank M. “Jiggs” Holloway, 88, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, March 20, 2017, at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, Md. He was born in Selbyville, son of the late Elmer Holloway and Eva (Murray) Holloway.

Beatrice S. Hunter, 85

Beatrice Street Hunter, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury, Md. She was born Dec. 13, 1931, to the late Carlos and Myrtle Street.

Warren M. Rex, 93

Warren M. Rex, 93, of Dagsboro, Del., died Friday, March 17, 2017, at home. He was born in Slatington, Pa., son of the late Malcolm S. Rex and Mary E. (Schuck) Rex.

Billy L. Taylor, 84

Billy L. Taylor, 84, of Berlin, Md., died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Newark, Md., son of the late Cyrus Taylor and Louella (Bowden) Taylor.

Harry P. Tingle

On Monday, March 20, 2017, God called Harry P. Tingle from his earthly home to his eternal resting place. He was born on July 29, 1950, in Selbyville, Del., son of Mary Sue Tingle and Harry Tingle Sr.

Joseph D. Zolik, 85

Joseph D. "Joe" Zolik, 85, of Milford, DE, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2017 at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Aug. 23, 1931, to Polish immigrant parents.

Frank L. Bach, 88

Frank L. Bach, 88, of Millsboro, Del., widower of Lillian J. (O’Connell) Bach, passed away suddenly on March 13, 2017. Born on Oct. 10, 1928, in Royersford, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. Bach and Myrtle V. (Page) Bach.

JoAnn C. Balonis, 77

JoAnn C. Balonis, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Scranton, Pa., on Feb. 5, 1940, daughter of the late Paul Walsh and Dorothy (Mawn) Walsh.

Frank E. “Lefty” Grabowski, 73

Frank E. “Lefty” Grabowski, 73, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Quakertown, Pa., passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 15, 1943, son of the late Stanley Edward Grabowski and Marie Madeline (Mostowa) Grabowski.

Lonnie E. Hopkins, 57

Lonnie E. Hopkins, 57, of Millsboro, Del., departed this life on March 14, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del. He was born to Paul Clifton Hopkins and Laura Snead-Hopkins on Feb. 6, 1960.

Hopkins attended Sussex Central High School, Georgetown, Del. He was a former employee of Allen’s Poultry Plant in Harbeson, Del., and Parker Block Co. in Millsboro.

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