Obituaries

Francis J. Hudson, 91

Francis J. Hudson, 91, of Laurel, Del., passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Genesis Health Care in Seaford, Del. Hudson was born in Millsboro, Del., on April 20, 1925, to the late Ollie Hudson and Amelia Lowe Hudson.

Joyce A. Morris, 76

Joyce A. Morris, 76, of Delmar, Md., and formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., from complications due to an auto accident.

William H. ‘Bill’ Prettyman, 86

William H. “Bill” Prettyman, 86, passed away March 15, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his two loving daughters. He was born May 12, 1930, in Millsboro, Del., to the late William Walter Prettyman and Mary Hester Stevenson Prettyman.

Gregory A. Smith, 56

Gregory A. Smith, 56, of Millsboro, Del., passed away suddenly on Monday, March 13, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Jan. 13, 1961, to the late Joshua William Smith and Mary Lou Wooten Smith, who survives him.

George D. ‘Denny’ Stetz, 69

George D. “Denny” Stetz, 69, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in his home. He was born May 11, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late George Stetz and Bernadette (Bach) Stetz.

Donald C. Wingard Jr., 83

Donald C. Wingard Jr., 83, of Dover, Del., passed away, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Dover, to the late Donald C. Wingard Sr. and Kathryn Mocko Wingard.

Wenona Lee Trumbo Weaber, 92

Wenona Weaber, 92, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2017. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Brandywine, W.Va., to Homer and Minnie Trumbo.

They moved to Illinois, Ohio and then to Chester County, Pa., where she spent her school years.

Jeffrey T. ‘Jeff’ Bailor, 24

Jeffrey T. “Jeff” Bailor, 24, of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Bailor was a polite, helpful young man who was always there for whoever needed a helping hand. He cherished his parents, brother and sister, and had a special relationship with his cousins.

Wayne A. Fuller, 84

Wayne A. Fuller, 84, of Seaford, Del., and formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Allen K. Fuller and Helen E. Fuller.

Marjorie K. Keener, 90

Marjorie K. Keener, 90, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Waynesburg, Pa., to the late Stanley Kuhn and Minnie Isabel Phillips Kuhn.

Steven L. ‘Steve’ Hudson, 55

Steven L. “Steve” Hudson, 55, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born July 28, 1961, in Salisbury, Md., to the late George Hudson and Delores Welch, who survives him.

Angelo J. ‘Angie’ Massino, 92

Angelo J. “Angie” Massino, 92, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 6, 2017. He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Washington, D.C., son of the late August Ralph Massino and Jane Catherine (Maggio) Massino.

Joan Paroni Neff, 84

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Joan Paroni Neff, 84, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away, surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 6, 1932, to the late Francis and Regina (O’Lone) Paroni.

In 1956, she married John W. Neff, with whom she had five children before John died tragically in 1963.

William H. ‘Billy’ Reeves Jr., 72

William H. ‘Billy’ Reeves Jr., 72, of Selbyville, Del., died peacefully Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late William H. Reeves and Rose (Panella) Reeves.

Bruce Schoonover, 73

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, Bruce Schoonover, 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., died at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his family. He was born in 1944, to the late Robert and Mae Schoonover, in New York City.

Schoonover was highly respected in the telecommunications industry his entire career and enjoyed almost 20 years of retirement. In retirement, he and his wife, Sharon, loved to travel.

Claire (Kaelin) Sileo, 74

Claire (Kaelin) Sileo, 74, passed away on Feb. 21, 2017. She was born Jan. 26, 1943.

Byron Jay ‘B.J.’ Wright, 29

Byron Jay “B.J.” Wright, 29, the only son of Byron L. Wright and Vicky L. Norwood, was born on Aug. 21, 1987, and departed this life on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, surrounded by his family and friends.

Robert P. ‘Bob’ Craig Jr., 67

Robert P. “Bob” Craig Jr., 67, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Drexel Hill, Pa., passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 22, 1950, son of the late Robert P. Craig Sr. and Josephine (Schaffer) Craig. He had worked in property maintenance and construction before his illness.

Helen Dane, 90

Helen Dane, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. She was born in Hungary in 1926 and arrived in the United States in 1957 with her late husband, Andrew, and their young son, Andy. She and her family settled in Dagsboro soon thereafter, when Andrew Dane was hired by Delmarva Power.

Joseph C. Diehl, 85

Joseph C. Diehl, 85, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in New Jersey, son of the late Joseph and Annie Diehl.

Diehl had been a truck driver for Yellow Freight Company for many years and was a member of the Fenwick Island Lions Club and Seaside Railroad Club. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Mary C. ‘Cathy’ Knaggs, 86

Mary Catherine “Cathy” Knaggs, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bladensburg, Md., passed away on Feb. 22, 2017.

Knaggs was married to John, who preceded her in death in 2008. She was a mother to Susan Wilson and her husband, Rodger; John “Jack” Knaggs Jr.; Kathy Henderson; Elaine; and Steven and his wife, Cindy; and grandmother to Jason, Lisa, Brian and Jennifer.

Kathleen Lawler-Grimm, 69

Kathleen Lawler-Grimm, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Norristown, Pa., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1947, daughter of the late Thomas and Pauline Lawler.

Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Prettyman Lednum, 79

Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Prettyman Lednum, 79, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Lednum was born in Easton, Md., on April 15, 1937, daughter of the late Robert Davidson Prettyman and Elmyra (Porter) Prettyman.

Ruth Geneva Doxzon Lingenfelder, 87

Ruth Geneva Doxzon Lingenfelder, 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 14, 1929, daughter of the late Roy and Nettie Doxzon.

Marilyn D. Lockfeld, 74

Marilyn D. Lockfeld, 74, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of Chadds Ford, Pa., passed away on Feb. 26, 2017, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

Gary Arthur McCormick, 72

Gary Arthur McCormick, 72, of Ocean View, Del., passed away, Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was born Oct. 12, 1944, in Rochester, N.Y., to the late Arthur F. McCormick and Alberta Berry McCormick.

Janet Speirs Sprague, 79

Janet Speirs Sprague, 79, of Medford, N.J., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Diane Doris Weis, 72

Diane Doris Weis, 72, of Lewes, Del., passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Nov. 23, 2016. She was born July 30, 1944, in Orange, N.J., to the late Daniel and Doris De Finis.

Hunter L. Spillan, 90

Hunter L. Spillan, 90, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Annandale, Va., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Lexington, Va., on Oct. 9, 1926, son of the late Thomas Spillan and Frances (Wilhelm) Spillan. Spillan proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

David Kline, 58

David Kline, 58, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family and friends he loved, on Feb. 20, 2017, in Ocean View, Del. He was born Sept. 4, 1958, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Rita and Edgar Kline.

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