Obituaries

Albert N. Fleshman, 89

Albert N. Fleshman, 89, of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of his family, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. He was born in Sun, W.Va., to the late Frank P. Fleshman and Sylvia M. Wiseman Fleshman.

Grace Foulkrod, 88

Grace Foulkrod, 88, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Sept. 1, 1929, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Charles Foulkrod and Jennie Gilbert Foulkrod.

Denise Ruth (Behme) Hayden, 73

Denise Ruth (Behme) Hayden, 73, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 1, 2017.

Hayden was a history buff and enjoyed sports, gardening, sewing, decorating and sharing her love of classic TV (especially “I Love Lucy”) and movies with her grandchildren. In addition, she enjoyed doing crafts with her granddaughters.

George P. Louizes, 81

George P. Louizes, 81, of Ocean City, Md., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Pericles Louizes and Maria (Papathopdus) Louizes.

He was a retired self-employed contractor and a member of Ocean City (Md.) Elks Lodge.

Columbus A. Nacchia Jr., 83

Columbus A. Nacchia Jr., 83, of Millville, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at his home. He was born June 17, 1934, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Columbus A. Nacchia Sr. and Anna (Russo) Nacchia.

Nacchia was a member of Pipefitters Local #74. He enjoyed time with his family and going out to eat.

Vincentia M. ‘Vinnie’ Rickards, 63

Vincentia M. “Vinnie” Rickards, 63, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of her family and Seasons Hospice on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. She was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Vincent and Wanda Sarra.

Frances M. Bunting, 78

On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Frances M. Bunting, 78, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, after bravely battling leukemia.

Dorothy J. Carbone, 90

Dorothy J. Carbone, 90, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., peacefully passed away on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Harold Irvin and Gertrude (Hamacher) Irvin.

Carbone enjoyed her life as a homemaker and was a lover of animals, especially her four cats.

Raymond F. Hamm Jr., 81

Raymond F. “Ray” Hamm Jr., 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Sept. 23, 2017, after a long illness.

John Meister, 69

John Meister, 69, of Pasadena, Md., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. He was born Aug. 4, 1948, to Edward and Jane Meister.

Meister retired from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory after 42 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1971 and then went on to serve as a staff-sergeant in the Army Reserves for 22 years.

Catherine Swierczewski, 56

Catherine “Cathy” Swierczewski, 56, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Clayton, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at her home. She was born in Wilmington on Feb. 13, 1961, a daughter of the late Edward L. Swierczewski and Mary M. (Riccio) Swierczewski.

Swierczewski had worked for KSI for more than 30 years. She loved music and dancing.

Carl J. Taylor, 83

Carl J. Taylor, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born in Spring Creek, Pa., on May 21, 1934, son of the late Glenard Ike Taylor and Mae Belle (Woodard) Taylor.

Mary Louise “M.L.” Evans-Lombe Elliott, 88

Mary Louise “M.L.” (Evans-Lombe) Elliott, 88, of Laurel, Del., and a resident of the Methodist Manor House, passed away on Sept. 16, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Beverly B. Ammann, 90

Beverly B. Ammann, 90, of Ocean Pines, Md., died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Catered Living in Ocean
Pines where she resided for the past 22 months. She was born in Portland, Maine, daughter of the late Floyd and Helen (Bradbury) Barnett.

Frances S. (Lee) Beers, 87

Frances S. (Lee) Beers, 87, passed away on Monday Sept. 18, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones in Ocean View, Del.

She was the wife of the William H. Beers for 40 years. She was born Dec. 27, 1929, at Steiners Hill, Jefferson, Md., daughter of the late Francis Leo Steiner and Ruth E. Smith Steiner.

Barbara B. LaFlamme, 84

Barbara B. LaFlamme, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Betty M. Lowe, 93

Betty M. Lowe, 93, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in the care of Atlantic Shores Rehab and Health Care on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

Iris C. Thoroughgood, 87

Iris C. Thoroughgood, 87, wife of her late husband, Joseph W. Thoroughgood, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Jonathan Davis Tsimon, 36

Jonathan Davis Tsimon, 36, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. He was born in Baltimore Maryland on Aug. 31, 1981.

Tsimon studied finance at Towson University, loved video games and sports and was an excellent cook. He adored his dogs, Ruckus and Augie. He loved his family, cherished his mother and will be remembered as a loving son.

Richard David Biron, 89

Richard David Biron, 89, of Seaford, Del., and formerly of Waterford, Conn., passed away in the loving care of his family and Compassionate Care Hospice on Sept. 3, 2017. He was born Aug. 1, 1928, to the late Armand Biron and Mary Bishop Biron in Worcester, Mass.

Elizabeth L. Brown, 104

Elizabeth Leona Brown, 104, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Alloway, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 7, 2017. She was born in Penns Grove, N.J., on Dec. 19, 1912.

Darlene Alexis Cordeaux, 69

Darlene Alexis Cordeaux, 69, was called by the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, and passed away, surrounded by her family, at Beebe Medical Center, after a long struggle with COPD and cancer. She was born in McKeesport, Pa., on Jun. 23, 1948, and lived in Delaware for more than 48 years.

Oneida I. Justice, 83

Oneida I. Justice, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away, surrounded by her family, at the Delaware Hospice Center on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. She was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Williamsville, Del., to the late Flossie Jackson and Vernon Magee.

Francis E. Kline, 86

Francis E. Kline, 86, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in North East, Md., on June 8, 1931, son of the late Delbert Kline and Frances (Meekins) Kline.

David R. Lathbury, 56

David R. Lathbury, 56, passed gently from this life, surrounded by his loving family, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, after a battle with a prolonged illness.

Lathbury married his sweetheart, Paula, on Feb. 3, 1978. He loved to go camping, hunting and boating, but his favorite times were with his beloved grandchildren.

Tony Lee Phillips, 68

Tony Lee Phillips, 68, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2017. He was born on July 21, 1949, in Kinston, N.C., to the late Dorothy Phillips.

John Matthew Schneider Jr.

John Matthew Schneider Jr., of Lewes, Del., and formerly of Newburgh, N.Y., and Williamstown, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2017, in Milford, Del. He was born and raised in Atlantic City and neighboring Brigantine, N.J.

Nicholas Errol Lazarus, stillborn

Nicholas Errol Lazarus died on Aug. 22, 2017. His grieving parents are Karl Lazarus Sr. and Alicia Snead. Though he never got to know the world and its ways, there were people waiting here to meet him and to love him. “We’ll postpone that event ’til God’s Kingdom comes, and where tears are wiped away.”

Allen L. Littleton, 64

Allen L. Littleton, 64, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at his residence on Sept. 1, 2017. He was born Sept. 15, 1952, in Frankford, Del., near Bayard, to the late Herman P. and Daisey Mae Davis.

Nicholas V. Tosques, 89

Nicholas V. Tosques, 89, of Millville, Del., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., and raised in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Nicholas A. Tosques and Grace (Moser) Tosques.

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