Obituaries

Robert Walter ‘Bob’ Oggenfuss, 83

Robert Walter “Bob” Oggenfuss, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at home, following a brief illness. He was born May 6, 1933, in Fairfield, Conn., to Dorothy Elisabeth (Heidrich) Oggenfuss and Herman Walter Oggenfuss.

John T. ‘Johnny’ Rogers Jr., 87

John T. “Johnny” Rogers Jr., 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. He was born May 16, 1929, in Millsboro, Del., son of the late John T. and Mable Downs Rogers Sr.

John R. ‘Bob’ ‘B.S.’ Shanahan, 77

John R. “Bob” “B.S.” Shanahan, 77, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in his home. He was born April 26, 1939, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Joseph William Shanahan and Catherine (D’Anthony) Shanahan.

Fred S. Burton, 71

Fred S. Burton, 71, of Harbeson, Del., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., with his loving family by his side. He was born on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1945, in Lewes, Del., son of the late Samuel J. Burton and Amelia A. (Dutton) Burton.

Neil W. Cooley, 90

Neil W. Cooley, 90, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del.

Henrietta Daisey, 91

Henrietta Daisey, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. She was born in Williamsville, Del., on Aug. 26, 1925, daughter of the late Albert Hudson and Florence (McCabe) Hudson.

Marshall F. Hall, 80

Marshall F. Hall, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Willards, Md., on Dec. 21, 1936, son of the late Frederick M. Hall Jr. and Emma (Hudson) Hall.

Jennie M. ‘Sacred Heart’ Hargett, 71

Jennie M. “Sacred Heart” Hargett, 71, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2017, at her residence in Millsboro, Del. She was born to the late Donald Hitchens Sr. and Isabelle Johnson Hitchens on Aug. 22, 1945.

Raymond E. ‘Fuzzy’ Mitchell, 89

Raymond E. “Fuzzy” Mitchell, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Jan. 24, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Millville, Del., on Sept. 20, 1927, son of the late John and Della Mitchell.

Becky Murray, 77

Becky Murray, 77, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. She was born April 25, 1940, in Millville, Del., a daughter of the late Edwin O. Murray Sr. and Gladys Campbell Murray.

Murray is survived by a brother, Robert Murray, and his wife, Sharon.

Veronica I. ‘Peggy’ Shifflett, 89

Veronica “Peggy” I. Shifflett, 89, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and her late beloved husband, Wallace H. Shifflett Sr., celebrating their life together with Christ. They would have celebrated 72 years of marriage on Feb. 3, 2017.

Martin John ‘Marty’ Vari Jr., 59

Martin John “Marty” Vari Jr., 59, of Harbeson, Del., passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2017, surrounded by many of his loving family and friends. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to Martin “Tino” Vari and Nancy (Grello) Vari on Dec. 8, 1957.

Doris E. Ward, 89

Doris E. Ward, 89, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Russell Breneman and Bertha (Thomas) Breneman.

Richard Alan Wooden, 60

Richard Alan Wooden, 60, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Beebe Healthcare. He was born Oct. 10, 1956, in Mt. Holly, N.J., a son of Edward Wooden and Mildred Deal Wooden.

Wooden had lived in Delanco, N.J., and came to Delaware 16 years prior to his death. He had worked as a cement finisher in New Jersey before working for several years at Superfresh.

Phillip J. Anthony, 70

Phillip J. Anthony, 70, of Bishopville, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and was the son of the late Dorris L. Anthony and Dorothy (Stoll) Anthony.

Ralph ‘Kenny D.’ Doughty, 82

Ralph “Kenny D.” Doughty, 82, of Sandy Landing, Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Jan. 21, 2017. He was in death, as he was in life, singing praises to the Lord.

Marion C. Graves, 88

Marion C. Graves, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Florida passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. She was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Newark, Del., to the late Frank Morris and Elizabeth Higgins Morris.

Susan O. ‘Suzie’ McConnell, 62

Susan O. “Suzie” (Orr) McConnell, 62, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2017, at home, in Millsboro, Del., surrounded by her husband of 39 years, Bob, and their three children, Megan, Robert and John Claude. McConnell, formerly of Downingtown, Pa., and Sea Isle City, N.J., was born on Nov. 5, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Mabel Neilson and John “Jack” Orr.

Muriel T. Smith, 89

What she said the family was allowed to say: Muriel Smith died today.

What the family would have said, if they had been allowed to: Muriel T. Smith died on Jan. 11, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She lived a long and interesting life. She was born on Feb. 12, 1927, and grew up in Wilmington, Del., and lived the last 16 years of her life in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Harvey Lee Atkins

Harvey Lee Atkins departed this life on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, peacefully, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Robert H. Bertram, 91

Robert H. “Bob” Bertram, 91, of West Fenwick, Del., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from advanced Alzheimer’s disease, which he had been struggling with for several years. He was born on March 24, 1925, in Marshallberg, N.C., to Frederick de Maurville Bertram and Mareita Alpha (de Ogburn) Bertram.

Anita Paige Briddell, 83

Anita Paige Briddell, 83, known to many as “Bitsy or Mom-Bitsy,” of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Berlin, Md., on July 18, 1933, to the late Otha Henry and Clara Briddell.

Steven V. Brummell, 63

Steven V. Brummell, 63, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Jan. 16, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1953.

Joyce Elaine Dravk, 73

Joyce Elaine Dravk, 73, of Frankford, Del., passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in her home. She was born April 8, 1943, in York, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Householder Krafft.

Dravk is survived by her husband, Stephen E. Dravk, and two daughters, Jeanette Lee and Stephanie Dravk.

Kevin R. Fisher, 58

Kevin R. Fisher, 58, of Millsboro, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 10, 2017. He was born Sept. 5, 1958, in Lewes, Del., to the late Oliver R. and Nettie Carey Fisher.

Shirley A. Gabriel, 80

Shirley A. Gabriel, 80, of Millington, Md., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Chestertown, Md. She was born in New Jersey on May 4, 1936, daughter of the late Oscar Thomas Faucett and Beatrice (Haines) Faucett.

James Allen Giles, 66

James Allen Giles, 66, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1950, in Chester, Pa. He lived in Claymont, Del., for most his life and was a dedicated steelworker until his retirement in 2013.

He was a diehard Eagles fan, and he practically bled green. He will be deeply missed by all.

David Joseph Hall

David Joseph Hall passed away peacefully in Lake City, Minn., with his parents by his side.

He loved his family and church. Hall enjoyed listening to Elton John’s music and watching the Vikings football team. He lived in Minnesota, a place he loved. He will be sadly missed.

Allan Joseph Richmond, 81

Allan Joseph Richmond, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Jan. 13, 2017. Richmond was born in Becket, Mass. on Sept. 19, 1935, to the late Allan J. Richmond and Leona C. Thompson Richmond.

Viola Mae Atkins, 93

Viola Mae Atkins, 93, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Harrison House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Georgetown, Del., on Jan. 2, 2017. She was born June 17, 1923, in Millville, Del., to the late Carl and Leona Morgan.

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