Obituaries

William G. ‘Chuck’ Frazier, 83

William G. “Chuck” Frazier, 83, of Ocean View, Del., and Oakland Park, Fla., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home. He was a native Washingtonian, born on Oct. 20, 1933, son of the late Raymond T. Frazier and Lillian J. (Panholzer) Frazier.

Delmus Hickman, 86

Delmus Hickman, 86, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on April 15, 1931, son of the late Ollie Hickman and Mattie (Bishop) Hickman. He was a lifelong farmer and also raised chickens. Hickman
lived a simple life and was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening.

Janet E. Jamerson, 84

Janet E. Jamerson, 84, of Selbyville, Del., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Howard S. Garrett and Arnetta M. (Mathias) Garrett.

Donna Marie Remo, 58

Donna Marie Remo, 58, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her home. She was born in Queens, N.Y., on May 23, 1958, daughter of the late Harold Zwick and Anna (Brackett) Zwick.

Remo was a homemaker and caregiver to her family. She loved spending as much time with her family as she could.

David Breckenridge Springer, 87

David Breckenridge Springer, 87, passed away on May 19, 2017. He was born in Garwin, Iowa, on March 5, 1930, to Fred Springer and Bess (Ferguson) Springer.

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75

Mary Ann Flickinger, 75, passed away on Feb. 10, 2017, in Aiken, S.C. Born on March 19, 1941, in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of Clarence MacNeal Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Griffith. After age 6, when her mother remarried, she was raised by her stepfather, William Scott Roberts, and Mary Roberts in Sudlersville, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Edward J. ‘Ed’ Gossett Sr., 70

Edward J. “Ed” Gossett Sr., 70, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Gossett was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Chester Perry Gossett and Catherine Rita (Mank) Gossett.

Lisa W. Moore, 56

Lisa W. Moore, 56, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in her home. She was born March 3, 1961, in Berlin, Md., a daughter of Thomas R. Williams and Brenda (Smallwood) Williams.

Moore was the former owner of Flats Shore Store in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Timothy J. ‘Tim’ Munro, 68

Timothy J. “Tim” Munro, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at home. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., son of the late Sterling S. Munro and Dorothea (Spears) Munro.

Vernon S. ‘Smitty’ Murray, 79

Vernon S. “Smitty” Murray, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Renaissance Healthcare in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Frankford, Del., on July 3, 1937, son of the late Vernon O. Murray and Bertha (Hudson) Murray.

Jack Ralph Barrett, 97

Jack Ralph Barrett, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 28, 1919, he was the son of Harvey Earl Barrett and Ellen Sophia (Johnson) Barrett.

Mildred Irene Esham, 88

Mildred Irene Esham, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away, in the care of her family and the Delaware Hospice, at her residence on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017. She was born in Selbyville, Del., on June 19, 1928, to the late James Shockley and Hattie Bunting Shockley.

Gerald A. ‘Jerry’ Goodwin, 73

Gerald A. “Jerry” Goodwin, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Las Cruses, N.M., and Exeter, N.H., passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, at his home. He was born in Dover, N.H., on April 22, 1944, son of the late Franklin Goodwin and Pearl (Cross) Goodwin.

Anna Ruth (Long) Hickman, 92

Anna Ruth (Long) Hickman, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at home, surrounded by family. She was born in Bishopville, Md., on April 23, 1925, to Elisha D. Long and Edna (Hudson) Long.

Frank James Harrison, 88

Frank James Harrison, 88, of Whaleyville, Md., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in White Hall, Ala., on April 4, 1929, son of the late William Harrison and Queenie V. (Mills) Harrison.

Irene Kwasnik, 81

Irene Kwasnik, 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on May 6, 2017, after a long illness. She was born on Sept. 20, 1935, in Saddle Brook, N.J., daughter of the late Martin and Frances (Pierog) Serafin.

F. Jack Luzzi, 102

F. Jack Luzzi, 102, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017, at his home, with his loving family by his side. A longtime resident of Lewes, Del., he was born on March 28, 1915, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Angelo and Philomina Luzzi.

Margaret H. Smith, 85

Margaret H. Smith, 85, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Port Republic, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, 1932, daughter of the late Francis Hall and Jessie D. (Farrell) Hall.

Helen G. Steele, 92

Helen G. Steele, 92, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Harrison House in Georgetown. She was born in Laurel, Del., on Feb. 26, 1925, to the late Emory and Sally Dorman Foskey.

Lawrence Emmett ‘Larry’ Stein, 91

Lawrence Emmett “Larry” Stein, 91, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Dec. 24, 1925, to the late Samuel “Pop” Stein and Jessie “Jim” (Goodman) Stein.

Thomas Bruce Warner, 83

Thomas Bruce Warner, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Gates, N.Y., on June 9, 1933, son of the late William J. Warner and Matilda E. (Ehmann) Warner.

Donald F. Weisbrod, 80

Donald F. Weisbrod, 80, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Francis Weisbrod and Mary (Flanagan) Weisbrod.

Timothy J. Munro, 68

Timothy J. Munro, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at home. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., and was the son of the late Sterling S. Munro and Dorothea (Spears) Munro.

Carlton Ray Adams Jr., 55

Carlton Ray Adams Jr., 55, of Georgetown, Del., passed away May 3, 2017, at his home. He was born in Milford, Del., on Jan. 29, 1962, to Carlton Ray Adams Sr. and Clara Louise (Swain) Wootten.

Ronald W. Benton, 63

Ronald W. Benton, 63, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bear, Del., passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 2, 1954, son of the late William R. Benton and Audrey (Richardson) Benton.

Frederick James ‘Fred’ Downs

Frederick James “Fred” Downs, 57, of Lewes, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born Sept. 28, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Frederick James Downs and Nancy Pinto Downs.

Charles Edward Graves, 89

Charles Edward Graves, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Florida, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, May 5, 2017. He was born in Ashland, Del., on Feb. 3, 1928, to the late Lemuel and Viola Edler Graves.

Nancy J. Hobbes, 85

Nancy Jersin Hobbes, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and in the care of Compassionate Care Hospice. She was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Harold E. and Helen Kathryn Watson Jersin.

Raymond A. Hughes, 72

Raymond A. Hughes, 72, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., a son of the late Carroll Hughes and Helen Davis Hughes.

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91

Janis Elizabeth McKinney, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

She is survived by two sons, Stevan Mark McKinney and Randall Wade McKinney; a sister, Anna Tyser; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Services and burial were private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

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