Obituaries

Richard L. Perry, 91

Richard L. Perry, 91, formerly of Evans Road, Sussex Shores, Bethany Beach, Del., died June 17, 2017, at his home in Austin, Texas.

Harry Edwards Simmons Jr., 92

Harry Edwards Simmons Jr., 92, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at his home. He was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late Harry E. Simmons Sr. and Helen G. (McEntee) Simmons.

John F. Thornton Jr., 85

John F. Thornton Jr., 85, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late John F. Thornton Sr. and Alice A. Phillips Thornton.

Halton ‘Glen’ Timmons, 59

Halton “Glen” Timmons, 59 of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 26, 2017, while at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant nine-year battle with cancer. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 20, 1958, to Clarence Vernon Timmons and Estella Angeline (Hudson) Timmons.

Gary R. ‘Pete’ Aldridge, 72

Gary R. “Pete” Aldridge, 72, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Cumberland, Md., and was the son of the late Charles H. Aldridge and Ruth (Pitzer) Aldridge.

John F. Carl, 84

John F. Carl, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., son of the late John H. and Edith Attix Carl.

Carl graduated from Brown Vocational, in the Class of 1952. He continued his education at Temple University for engineering and was a devoted engineer at Dupont for 34 years.

Martha Camilla (Schneider) Gano, 63

Martha Camilla (Schneider) Gano, 63, of Ocean View, Del., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 12, 1953, in Baltimore, Md., to Robert J. Schneider and Norma R. Schneider.

Virginia C. Henderson, 90

Virginia C. Henderson, 90, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born May 23, 1927, in Alderson, W.Va., daughter of the late Clarence Mason Keeney and Maude Beard (Feamster) Keeney.

Joshua C. ‘Josh’ Hoffer, 33

Joshua C. “Josh” Hoffer, 33, of Greenwood, Del., passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on May 10, 1984, to the late John Clinton Hoffer and to Lynne Shaak Hoffer, who survives him.

Susan J. Hoffner, 86

Susan J. Hoffner, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Service were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

John Henry Jackson, 83

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, God called John H. Jackson, 83, from his earthly home to his eternal resting place. He was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Laurel, Del., son of Ida Jackson and Harley Hickman. He was a native of Laurel until moving to Millsboro, Del., in 1960. He relocated to Ocean View, Del., in 2004.

H. Ralph Lewis, 86

H. Ralph Lewis, 86, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Catonsville, Md., died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Showell, Md., son of the late Ray Lewis and Margie (Adkins) Lewis.

Walter Linford ‘Peanut’ Norwood, 65

Walter L. “Peanut” Norwood, 65, departed this life on Friday, June 9, 2017, at home, in Millsboro, Del. He was born June 26, 1951. His employment was as a live-haul driver for Townsends Inc., which later became Mountaire, followed by his most recent position a heavy-equipment operator for Independent Transfer Operators.

Gregory A. Page, 60

Gregory A. Page, 60, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Milford, Del., son of the late James E. Page and the late Virginia (Collins) Wright.

Page and his wife, Nancy, owned the Wash Tub and Ricks Laundromats in Selbyville. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Selbyville Elks.

George Edward Snow Sr., 94

George Edward Snow Sr., 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Dover, Del., to the late George F. Snow and Airrener Allen Snow.

Shirley Y. Thompson, 78

Shirley Y. Thompson, 78, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Lewes, Del., daughter of the late Joseph H. Prettyman and Ethaleene (Steele) Prettyman. She was the owner of Welcome Aboard Travel in Dover, Del.

George John Valiska, 88

George John Valiska, 88, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Glen Burnie, Md., passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home.

He was the beloved husband of Joan Valiska for 33 years. He enjoyed a long career as a high school teacher and coached golf, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball. He retired in 1991. Valiska was a devoted husband and loved spending time with family.

John C. ‘Jack’ Foreman, 85

John C. “Jack” Foreman, 85, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Friday, Oct. 2, 1931, in Marianna, Ark., son of the late John and Christine (Eck) Foreman.

Andrew Scott ‘Drew’ Foxwell, 28

Andrew Scott “Drew” Foxwell, 28, passed away and began his forever journey on June 8, 2017, after a short illness, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Laverne Harmon, 77

Laverne Harmon, 77, of Frankford, Del., or “Plunk,” as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was born on Dec. 26, 1939, to the late Edward K. Atkins and Essie Lee Walker Atkins.

James J. Hickman, 71

James J. Hickman, 71, of Milton, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born on Monday, Nov. 12, 1945, in Lewes, son of the late John A. Hickman and Edda M. (Long) Hickman.

Margery D. Hickman, 93

Margery DeChant Hickman, 93, of Berlin, Md., and formerly of Millville, Del., and Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on June 6, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70

On June 9, 2017, Maureen Anne (Maloney) Jones, 70, lost her two-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. She passed peacefully at her home in Ocean View, Del., surrounded by her family.

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68

Harlene Louise Riddle, 68, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 9, 2017, in the care of Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on July 31, 1948 in Dagsboro, Del., to the late Harley Bentley and Evelyn Louise Kruger Bentley.

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60

Alice Faye Boyce Shockley, 60, of Selbyville, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., on June 5, 2017. She was born on Jan. 22, 1957, to the late Lorenzo L. and Jeanette Collins Boyce in Seaford, Del.

Robert ‘Rob’ Wriston, 49

Robert “Rob” Wriston, 49, formerly of Lewes, Del., and Ocean City, Md., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home in Ocean City.

James George ‘Jim’ Vardoulakis, 88

James George “Jim” Vardoulakis, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 12, 1929, son of the late George Vardoulakis and Agnes (Lamones) Vardoulakis.

Charles E. "Chuck" Aldrich, 82

Charles E. “Chuck” Aldrich, 82, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Westbrook, Conn., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. He was born in Springfield, Mass., on June 22, 1934, son of the late Everett Aldrich and Dorothea (Pidgeon) Aldrich.

James ‘Jay’ Warren Baker Jr., 43

James “Jay” Warren Baker Jr., 43, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Georgetown, Del., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 22, 1973, son of James Warren Baker Sr. and Cynthia A. (Towers) Baker.

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65

Virgil V. Bullis Sr., 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Dec. 20, 1951, son of the late Clincle Bullis and Juanita (Beauchamp) Bullis.

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