~ Remembrance and In Memoriam ~
Debra Lynn Sipple 12/24/58 - 1/31/04
"When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, YOU are the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying."
DEBRA LYNN SIPPLE, 45 - WYOMING, DE - Debra Lynn Sipple of Wyoming died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, in her home.
Ms. Sipple was born Dec. 24, 1958 in Milford, daughter of Nathan Sipple Jr. and Thelma Mae Sipple.
She was a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School. After graduation, she worked for 3 - B's in Wyoming. For 13 years, she worked for Corporation Trust on the Green in Dover, she also worked for Tan U in Dover. She has worked for the past 13 years for Merle Norman Cosmetics as a Beauty Consultant in the Gateway West Shopping Center, Dover.
She loved the sun and fixing things. She was very passionate about all animals, especially her four cats, Lucie, Luvie, Cookie and Spookie and her two turtles, Hoss and Ricky.
Ms. Sipple was a member of the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge.
She is survived by her mother, Thelma Sipple of Wyoming; her father, Nathan "JR" Sipple and his wife, Linda of Wyoming; three half brothers, David Sipple, Wayne Sipple and Nathan Edward Sipple all of Wyoming; her companion, James Woodland of Milford; her closest friends, Hope Caldwell of Hartly, Karen Barnes of Dover, Janice Wyatt of Camden and Sue Long of Wyoming; and many other friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Del. 10), Dover, where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Instead of flowers the family has set up a memorial fund in her honor. Contributions may be sent to The Debbie Sipple Memorial
, c/o Felton Bank, 698A N. duPont Highway, Milford, DE 19963.
Bryan L. Schilling 2/21/69 - 1/21/05
Bryan Lewis Schilling of New Castle, died at Christiana Hospital on Friday, January 21, 2005 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 35.
He was a 1987 graduate of McKean High School in Wilmington. He worked for The Company Store in Milton, The DuPont Company in Wilmington, and NVF in Yorklyn. Since 2003 he has managed his own business, BZ Feet Lawns, Inc in New Castle.
Bryan enjoyed his pets, Sebastian and Snowball, coaching his son and the neighborhood kids in sports and talking football with anyone. He was an avid Eagles fan.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Lewis Schilling, and his grandparents Marvin Schilling, Francis Schlor, and Veronica E. Schlor.
His wife and companion of 17 years, Deborah A. Wilson-Schilling and their son, Christopher Lewis Schilling, survive him.
He also is survived by his mother, Frances Schilling, his sister, Kellie Bailey and her husband, Kenny and his niece and nephew Ashley and J.C. of Greenwood, his stepmother Linda Schilling, and stepsister Alicia Hamons and a nephew Anthony, of Millsboro. In addition, his survivors include his grandmother, Florence B. Schilling, of Hawthorne, Fl, his uncle Charles Schlor, of Coatesville, Pa, his mother-in-law Beverly Wilson, brother-in-law Michael Wilson and his wife Debbie of Georgetown, his sister-in-law Donna Quillen and her companion Dr. Douglas Allen of Lewis, his nephews, Mike & Mark Wilson and Kevin Quillen and two great grand nieces Kirsten and Haley Wilson.
Instead of flowers, donations to Debbie's Fund was requested.
Marsha P. Potenzano 2/14/49 - 9/26/06
We mourn the passing of our friend and associate, Marsha Potenzano. Marsha worked on a number of DLSM events and donated a significant amount of goods for our yard sales.
We have donated in Marsha's name a large metal kennel/cage and $150 to the Sussex County Animal Association Inc. The cash will be used for their "Cricket project". Cricket is a year old filly that was rescued and needs surgery.
Marsha's daughters, Gia and Ashley, helped make the presentation, on November 24th. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Robbins, Mrs. Eileen Woodland, Mrs. Cindy Georgantas, Mr. Donald Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Scott White and Mrs. Delema Harrington for donating to this effort in Marsha's name.
Ira R. "Jim" Woodland 11/7/22 - 1/16/07
Ira R. "Jim" Woodland peacefully passed away the evening of January 16th, at age 84. Born to the late Evelena and Raymond Woodland, on Hooper's Island, Maryland, he was a building contractor in lower Delaware for more than 50 years.
He resided in or near Frederica most of his life and was a former city councilman. During WWII he worked for the Arundel Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland, building liberty ships. Through out his life he maintained a passion for hunting and his dogs.
In his later years he was a well-known woodworker and furniture maker.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen, his children Janice Webb and husband Bob of Frederica, James Woodland of Milford, Jeff Rothermel, David Rothermel and wife Tonya, Dan Rothermel, and wife Dawn, all of Milford, Donna Semans and Husband Ed of Magnolia, and grand children, Amber Burgin and her husband Steve of Hawthorne, Florida, Kyle, Morgan, Taylor, Chase, Kane, Mckenna, Zoe and Bay Rothermel of Milford, and Clay and Cortney Semans of Magnolia.
A visitation was held 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday January 20 at the Roger's Funeral Home in Milford with a service immediately following. Interment will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the "Debbie's Fund" can be sent to the Felton Bank.
A total of $2525 was donated in Jim's name to establish a continuing yearly In Memoriam donation to an animal care group designated by the family. Donations were received from Herbert Robbins, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Robbins, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. Scott White, Mr. & Mrs Louis Starkey, Mr. and Mrs. David Tarburton, Ms.Thelma Sipple, Mr. & Mrs. William Ruark, Virgil Ruark, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ruark, Thomas Manaraze, Mr. & Mrs. Wilber Jones, The Dickerson Family, Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Webb, Mr.& Mrs. Kenneth Ryder, Dr. Danne Smith, Rev. & Mrs. Brent Rector, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Dickerson, Mr. & Mrs. Alden Murray, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Beebe, Mr. & Mrs. George Welsh, Virginia Sheridan, Dr. James Woodland and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Webb.
Edward F. Plucenik Jr. 7/17/28 - 3/19/07
MILFORD - Edward F. Plucenik Jr. of Milford died Monday, March 19, 2007, at home. He was 78.
Mr. Plucenik was born on July 17, 1928, in Bloomfield, N.J., son of the late Edward F. and Edna J. (Mianecki) Plucenik.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Plucenik was employed as a purchasing manager with General Foods for 30 years, working primarily in their White Plains, N.Y., location and lastly in their Dover facility for several years from where he retired in 1984. He was the first person in the history of the company to be honored with the distinguished Chairman's Award after leaving.
He cherished winters spent for many years in Marco Island, Fla. and was a master gardener, an avid fisherman and also enjoyed golf, bowling, duck carving, painting and photography.
Mr. Plucenik was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Harrington.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Plucenik was preceded in death by his wife, Doris H. Plucenik in 1998.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark E. and Susan Plucenik of Dover, Paul J. Plucenik and his girlfriend, Judy Gsell of Dover and Robert and Michelle Plucenik of Brooklyn, Conn.; two grandchildren, Alex Plucenik and Andrea Plucenik; and a special companion, his dog Babe.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 2 p.m. on Friday in St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington.
Burial was held in the Milford Community Cemetery, Milford.
Instead of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to DLSM Animal Fund; or St. John"s Catholic Church.
Arrangements were made by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.
Elizabeth S. "Libby" Donovan 4/1/07
Elizabeth S. "Libby" Donovan of Milford died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Courtland Manor Nursing Home in Dover.
Interment was in Barratt's Chapel.
Phillip "Butch" Elliott 5/11/50 - 9/23/07
MILFORD - Phillip B. "Butch" Elliott of Milford died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, in Christiana Care-Christiana Hospital, Newark, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 57.
Mr. Elliott was born May 11, 1950, in Milford, son of Bessie (Passwaters) Elliott Gonzalez and the late Emory Elliott.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Elliott spent several years as a self-employed truck driver before taking employment with R.A.M. Construction in Frederica.
He left the construction company to accept a position with the state of Delaware in physical plant maintenance for DelDOT in Magnolia, where he had been employed for the last 14 years.
Mr. Elliott was also a co-owner with his wife, Bonnie, of the Shawnee Kennels in Milford and formerly of Elliott"s Game Birds.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He enjoyed bass fishing as well as salt water fishing and had recently become involved with racing homing pigeons.
Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife of 30 years, Bonnie G. Elliott; a brother, William "Billy" Elliott of Houston; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Marie Green; a sister-in-law, Shirley Miller and her husband, Larry; a niece, Cindy Wootten, her husband, Drew and their son, Conner, all of Milford; and two sons, Timothy Elliott and Bryan Elliott, both of Milford.
Services and burial was private at Mr. Elliott"s request before his death.
Instead of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to Debbie's Fund; or to the Kent County S.P.C.A.
Arrangements were handled by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.
Susie G. Remus 3/19/24 - 7/23/08
WYOMING - Susie G. Remus, of Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in the Milford Center. She was 84.
She was born on March 19, 1924, in Woodside, daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha (Wright) Rash. Susie enjoyed life as a homemaker. Her hobbies included cooking, housekeeping, upholstering, sewing and canning the fruits of her labor from her garden.
Susie loved spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Wyoming United Methodist Church and also attended Woodside United Methodist Church.
Susie enjoyed volunteering during fundraisers for the American Heart Association.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Carl S. Remus in 1994.
She is survived by two sons, Carl S. "Bud" Remus and his wife Barbara of Camden, and Thomas W. Remus and his wife Rene of Wyoming; two daughters, Patsy Ann VandeVrede and her husband Kent of Hutsonville, Mich., and Karen R. Barnes of Dover; a sister, Pauline Watson of Dover; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Services were at the Pipin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Instead of flowers, the family suggested contributions to Debbie Sipple Fund for Animals.
Michael B. Baynum 2/12/61 - 7/29/08
BOWERS BEACH - Michael B. Baynum, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 47. He was born on Feb. 12, 1961, to a young Virginia Baynum, now Metzler in Lewes.
Captain Mike and lifelong companion, Karen, ran the Tradewinds out of Bowers Beach for 25 years. He was a self employed carpenter and general contractor.
Captain Mike was a member of the American Legion Walter L. Fox Post 2 in Dover.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Karen A. Rogers Baynum of Bowers Beach; his mother, Virginia Metzler and her husband Bill of Bridgeville; son, Shaun Baynum and his wife Tina; grandson, Daniel Michael of Milford; daughter, Amy Baynum Conroy and her husband Patrick of Milton; and brother, Billy Metzler of Oceanview.
Captain Mike and his wife Karen have been supporters of Debbie's Fund, donating trip tickets abord the Tradewinds III for our raffles. He was a friend to animals and we will miss him.
Raye E. Moore 9/9/45 - 8/1/08
MILFORD - It is with great sadness that the family of Raye Ellen Moore, of Milford, announces her passing on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford after a long battle with cancer.
She was 62. Mrs. Moore was born in Salisbury, Md., the daughter of the late Raymond Clarence and Thelma (Pilchard) Dayton. She was a homemaker and took great pride in taking care of her family and home.
Mrs. Moore was an avid animal lover. In her later years, her mission was to care for stray animals. She enjoyed painting and stenciling.
Her pride and joy, were her grandchildren, for she loved them very much. She will forever be remembered and missed by all that knew her for her generosity, loving and caring spirit.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Thomas W. Moore; three daughters, Tonya and David Rothermel and their children Kyle, Morgan, Taylor and Kane, of Milford, Kristin Moore of Lewes, Deena and Scott Day and their children Aaron, Keegan, Aashton, Kaaden, Lauren - Ashlee, Kaitlin and Aadisyn, all of Mt. Airy, N.C.; five brothers, James Thomas Stant and his wife Betty of Snow Hill, Md., Jim Dayton and his wife Marion of Milton, Donald Dayton and his wife Annie of Salisbury, Bobby Dayton and his wife Shirley and Fred Dayton, all of Cambridge, Md.; one sister, Joyce McAllister; her close and cherished friends, Eileen Woodland, Dwayne Mousley and Alfred Mousley Jr.; her little Yorkshire Terrier, Hope; and her three grandpuppies, Ava, Aldin and Nadia.
Memorial services were in the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggested contributions to either Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County, or the Debbie Sipple Fund For Animals.
Albert "Jack" Christensen 6/4/33 - 8/11/08
MILFORD - Albert Jensen Christensen, of Milford, affectionately known as "Jack" to his many friends in the area, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Genesis Health Care, Seaford Center.
He was 75. Mr. Christensen was born on June 4, 1933, in Houston, son of the late George D. "Jack" and Ella (Walton) Christensen. Jack lived his entire life in Milford.
He will be remembered as a gentle and peaceful man who loved animals and enjoyed visiting with family and friends, old cars and trucks, country music and television game shows.
Instead of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to Debbie's Fund for Animals, c/o The Felton Bank, 698A N. DuPont Blvd., Milford, DE 19963.
William "Bill" C. Quillan 8/31/25 - 2/17/09
MILFORD - William C. Quillen, of Milford, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was 83.
Mr. Quillen was born in Selbyville, the son of the late William H. and Elizabeth Cullen Quillen. He was a veteran of the Delaware National Guard. He was an electrician for LaVere Electric. He was a member of the Delaware Bay Fisherman and the Milford Skating Senior Walk Club.
He enjoyed stock car and go-kart racing and was also a NASCAR Fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Harrington Quillen.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie LaVere and her husband Ron of Milford; adopted daughters, Zee Imhof of Greenwood and Faith Reed of Houston; brother, Ray Quillen of Felton; one grandson, Jason LaVere and his wife Kathy; adopted grandchildren, Thomas Clayton and Joanna Clayton, Jordan Reed and Taylor Reed; niece, Diane Camper of Milford.
Funeral Services were Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in the chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front St., Milford.
Donations to Debbie Fund, 794 Canterbury Rd., Milford, DE 19963.
Michael George Schifferer 3/11/81 - 5/22/09
WILMINGTON - Michael George Schifferer, of Wilmington, formerly of Milford, died Friday, May 22, 2009, in Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford from injuries sustained in an off road accident.
He was 28. Michael was born on March 11, 1981, in Milford, son of George Joseph Schifferer and Sharon Amos. He was employed with MBNA in Wilmington for 6 years, leaving to accept a position as a loan analyst with Barclay in Wilmington where he had been working for the past year. Michael was a sports enthusiast.
He was an especially dedicated fan of his local Philadelphia teams, the Phillies and the Eagles. He was a member of the Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford.
Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George John and Mary Grace Schifferer and his maternal grandmother, Wanda Amos. He is survived by his father, George J. Schifferer and his wife Jodi and his mother, Sharon "Sherry" Amos, all of Milford; a brother, Lance Perkins of Milford; a sister, Amanda C. Schifferer of Milford; his maternal grandfather, Sam Amos of Baltimore, Md.; and his girlfriend, Nehal Patel of Newark.
A memorial service was on Monday, May 25, at the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford, where friends may call one hour prior.
Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to Debbie's Fund.
Beverly Saunders 2/15/32 - 12/9/09
MILFORD - Beverly Saunders passed away Wednesday December 9,2009 at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 77.
Mrs. Saunders was born on February 15,1932 in Long Island, NY, daughter of the late Harry C., and Alice Eypel.
She was a homemaker and also handled bookkeeping for her husbands business, H.S. Saunders Jewelers, for the many years it was in operation in Milford.
Bev had a simple, kind and compassionate nature and an abounding love for animals.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Henry S, Saunders.
Services were Sunday December, 13 at the Rogers Funeral Home and burial was in Milford Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to Debbies Fund, Milford, or to the Kent County SPCA in Camden.
Neil Essick 5/6/33 - 5/24/10
MILTON - Neil R. Essick,77 of Milton passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Essick was born May 6, 1933, in Cleveland, OH, son of the late Robert and Anne Mae Essick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea. Neil was director of corporate planning with the US Silica Corp, in Berkeley Springs, WV, retiring in 1990. He was director of the Milford Housing Development Corp. from 1992 to 2005.
He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Milford where he served over the years as a deacon, trustee and elder
He is survived by his wife Margaret " Peggy" Essick; a daughter and a son-in-law. Lauren and Ray Jenkins of Greensboro, MD; a son, Mathew Essick of Harpers Ferry, VA, two grandsons, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, May 27 at the First Presbyterian Church, Milford. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions to Debbie's Fund.
Nathan Sipple Jr. 11/6/34 - 7/24/10
WYOMING - Nathan Sipple Jr. 75 died Saturday July 24, 2010 at home with his loving family by his side. Nathan was born on November 6, 1934 in Kent General Hospital, Dover, the son of the late Nathan Sipple Sr. and Beatrice Sipple.
He owned and operated Sipple's Used Cars since 1949 and Sipples Auto Sales in Harrington since 1997. His three sons worked by his side.
Nathan was preceeded in death by two childern, Wayne Sipple in 2007 and Debra Sipple in 2004, and also by his special aunt Florence Melvin in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 29 years Linda, his two sons David Sipple and Nathan E. Sipple, His step daughter Allison Hemphill of Dover, brother -in-law Warren Peti of Dover, two grandchildren Lauren and Nathan H. Sipple and his three loving dogs, Misty, Angel and Rascal.
Services: 2PM Wednesday, July 28 at the Pippin Funeral Home in Camden. Burial was in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggested contributions to Debbie's Fund, c/o Felton Bank, 698A N. DuPont Hwy., Milford, DE 19963
William D. "Bill" Webb 2/10/47 - 12/10/10
FREDERICA - Billy Webb passed away on Dec. 10, 2010 at his home. He was born to the late Derrickson and Virginia Webb.
Mr. Webb was a self employed painter and belonged to the Painters Union Local 100. Mr. Webb also belonged to the American Legion and the Harrington Moose #534. He enjoyed going to the slots and being around his friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Strong of Chestertown, MD; sisters Polly Robbins of Frederica, Libby Kelly of Felton; brothers Jack Webb of Frederica, Gerald Webb of Harrington, Hoss Webb of Frederica; and his beloved aunt, Jane Brown of Frederica.
Services were at 7 pm on Wed. Dec 15, at the Mevin Funeral home 15522 S. DuPont Hwy, Harrington, DE . In Lieu of flowers, family requests donations in Billy's memory to: Debbie Sipple Memorial Fund.
Send donations to: Debbie's Fund for Animals, c/o Felton Bank, 698 A N. Dupont Blvd., Milford, DE 19963
Richard J. Baker 7/19/60 - 1/11/11
GEORGETOWN - Richard J. Baker of Georgetown, died Tuesday January 11, 2011, from injuries sustained from an auto accident. He was 50. Mr. Baker was born July 19, 1960 in Newark, NJ, to Jacqueline Wolf Baker and the late Richard H. Baker.
He served in the US Army from 1978 to 1980. After the service he owned and operated the Collectors Corner Antique Shop in Georgetown. He enjoyed playing poker as well as buying and selling jewerly and antiques. Rich was an animal lover and enjoyed his dogs.
Mr. Baker was proceed in death by his father and a sister, Debra Munoz. He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Giovia of Ripon, CA; stepmother Thelma Baker of Millsboro; his companion, Joyce Talley of Dover and Rehoboth, and sister Laura Wagner of Wake Forest, NC.
Furneral services were Monday, January 17 at Torbert Funeral Chapel, South 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Debbie's Fund for Animals whose purpose is to support local animal shelters.
Debbie's Fund, CND Bank, 698A N. DuPont Blvd, Milford, DE 19963
David E. Forbes 7/27/26 - 7/10/11
BEAR - David E. Forbes, age 85 passed on July 10,2011. He was a US Navy veteren of WW II. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
Mary M. Palmer 7/7/21 - 9/22/11
FREDERICA - Mary M. Palmer passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 90. Mary was born on July 7, 1921, in Denton, Md., daughter of the late Fisher and Alice (Cartwright) Sutherland. She was the last of nine children.
She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and an occasional outing to the Harrington Slots.
Mary was a life time member of the Frederica Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, George "Mel" Palmer. Mary is survived by four children, Patricia Arsenault and her husband Jack of Rehoboth, Sandra Tracy of Frederica, Gail Reed and her husband Ronnie of Magnolia, and George "Mel" Palmer Jr. of Frederica; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Services were private.
Barbara A. Remus 6/20/41 - 10/19/11
CAMDEN - Barbara A. Remus, 70, of Camden, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.
Barbara was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 20, 1941, to the late Sallie and Francis Woolson. She grew up in Philadelphia among many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
She moved to Delaware in 1955 with her parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters. A graduate of Dover High School and a former Miss Dover and contestant in Miss Delaware pageant, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University.
She started her career as a Clerk of Court for Kent County and subsequently received a professional designation as a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Specialists and the Wharton School of Business.
She was a senior benefits consultant with Brokerage Concepts.
She was a member of the Delaware and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and a fellow of the International Foundation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists.
Her community service includes: Board member and Vice President, Camden Wyoming Sewer and Water Authority; former appointee to the State Small Employers' Reinsurance Board; and member, Delaware State and Central Delaware Chambers of Commerce. She served as Secretary, Dover Century Club; Vice President, Kent County Democrat Committee; Commissioner, State Public Integrity Commission; member, 34th District Democrat Committee and a member of the Dover Art League and the Dover Century Club.
She was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church and was a parish member of Holy Cross in Dover.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by step-father, Willard Hagey; a brother, Willard Hagey; and sister, Catherine Felty. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Carl ("Bud") Remus II; children, Wendy Wagner of Dover, Sallie Kingsley and husband James of Chicago, Ill., Dawn Channer and husband Douglas of Charlestown, S.C., Edie Toolan and husband Matthew of Needham, Mass., Donald Weller and wife Gina of Cleveland, Ohio, Kimberly Blake and husband David of Austin, Texas, and William Weller and wife Tracey of Middletown; siblings, Robert Woolson and wife Linda, Robert Hagey and wife Carol, Eddie Hagey, Rosemary Leager, Cynthia Sumpter, Suzanne Shaffer and husband Jeff; two aunts, Bernice Dymek and Frances Janus; 23 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Torbert Funeral Chapel South. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested contributions to Debbie's Fund for Animals.
Clara M. Harrington 8/19/23 - 1/12/12
LINCOLN - Clara M. Harrington, a resident of Lincoln, Del. since 1942, died January 12, 2012, at home. Mrs. Harrington was born August 19, 1923, in Milford, daughter of the late Clara (Calloway) Lyons and William W. Lyons II.
Mrs. Harrington worked 34 ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ years at the A&P Supermarket in Milford, retiring April 1, 1983. For many years she operated Cee & Kay Ceramic Studio both on Route 1 and at her home in Lincoln.
She belonged to the Milford Senior Center, Harrington Senior Center, Milford Historical Society, and for over 25 years was a member of the Mary C. Pyle Rebekah Lodge #17 in Milford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Solomon 'Sammy' Harrington in 1973; and by an infant son in 1950; two sisters; and one brother.
She is survived by one sister, Alverta Purcell; many nieces and nephews. A viewing was held January 18 and funeral service on the 19th, at Berry-Short Funeral Home. Interment was in the Milford Community Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Debbie's Fund
Thelma Mae Sipple 2/16/38 - 2/25/12
CAMDEN - Thelma Mae Sipple went home to be with her Lord and reunited with her daughter, Debbie, on February 25, 2012. She was born on February 16, 1938 in Milford daughter of the late Willis and Ava (Sparks) Sipple. Thelma was employed with Bell Tone Hearing Center as a receptionist and slao was a founder and trustee of Debbie's Fund in honor of her daughter. She enjoyed phone calls to her friends, country music, clothes, jewerly, wild birds, doing word puzzles, TV soaps and game shows.
In addition to her daughter, Debra lynn Sipple, she was proceded in death by her former husband, Nathan "Junior" Sipple in 2010 and her step son Nathan Wayne Sipple in 2007.
She is survived by her stepson David Sipple of Camden, a sister Betty Rifenburg and her husband Ralph of DeLang Fl, Nephew Larry Rifenburg of FL, niece Lisa Frie of Smyrna, Special friend and caregiver Karen Barnes, extended family of friends Loretta poore, Gloria ivory, Dustin ressler,Leah barnes, Mike Newnam, Hope and Dave Caldwell, Jim Woodland and her cats, Fluffy and Kitty-Doe.
Services were 1pm on Thursday, March 1 at the Pippin Funeral Home. Burial was in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,the family requests donations to Debbie's Fund.
Lee K. Stubbs 8/30/53 - 3/12/12
FREDERICA - Lee Kevin Stubbs, 58, passed away on March 12, 2012, following complications from a stroke. Lee was born on Aug. 30, 1953, and grew up in Frederica. He was preceded in death by parents, Charles J., Sr. and Elsie S. Stubbs.
He is survived by his wife, Susan J.; a son, Lee Douglas (Michelle); a daughter, Kristen (Neal); three grandchildren, Jaelynn Stubbs, Kaiya Jenkins and Logan Stubbs, a brother, Charles J. (Kay) Stubbs Jr.; two sisters, Anne Showell (Gene) and Dottie (Randy) Hopkins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Jean Bailey; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Friday, March 16, 2012, at Barratts Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory with a donation to Palmyra Nursing Home, 341 N. Railroad St., Palmyra, PA 17078; or Debbie's Fund For Animals, c/o CNB Bank, 698A N. DuPont Hwy., Milford, DE 19963, Attn: D. Andrews. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., Lebanon, Pa., was entrusted with the arrangements.
John E. Arsenault 11/4/38 - 10/8/12
FLORIDA - Mr. John Arsenault, 73, of Santa Rosa Beach, passed away Oct. 8, 2012. He was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Brewer, Maine to John Elmer Arsenault and Lindel Smith Arsenault.
He was originally from Delaware and Christian by faith. He graduated from the University of Maine where he received his bachelor of arts degree. He worked as general manager of 92.7 WGMD in Lewes, Del. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mr. Arsenault is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pat Arsenault of Delaware; sons, John Arsenault and wife Uta, J.R. Arsenault and Gina Chisko, and Jeff Arsenault; and grandchildren, Scott Arsenault and Devin Arsenault.
Margaret B. Carey 3/1/20 - 2/15/13
LEWES - Margaret Barnes Carey died on February 15, 2013, at the age of 93. She was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, daughter of John Lumsden and Margaret Perry Barnes.
She is preceded in death by her four siblings: Silas W. Barnes, Harold G. Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes Forman, and Carl F. Barnes.
Mrs. Carey attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles D. Carey, Jr. of Cheyenne, Wyoming, where they lived for many years prior to moving to Amherst, New Hampshire in 1968, and then Dover and Lewes in 1981.
She is survived by a son, Charles D. Carey, III (Dave); his wife Rebecca L. Geiger and an only grandchild, her beloved Rachel G. Carey of Lewes. Mrs. Carey is also survived by two daughters, Ellison M. Carey of Dover, and Elizabeth B. Carey of Lexington, Massachusetts, and many devoted cousins, nieces, nephews, and many lifelong friends.
Funeral services and interment were held on Saturday, February 23, at St. George's Chapel, Harbeson, DE.
Corporal Brandon M. Craig 3/11/82 - 7/19/07
IRAQ - Brandon M. Craig, Corporal US Army, killed in action while serving in Iraq, July 19, 2007. Remembered lovingly by his grandparents, Nancy J. and Reginald J. Craig and his parents, Janie and Danny Craig of Earlville, MD.
Robert "Bobby" E. Moore, Jr 2/1/53 - 7/17/14
MILFORD - Robert "Bobby" E. Moore, Jr., 61, 547 Bay Ave., Milford, passed away suddenly Thursday July 17, 2014 at KGH Bay Health Dover.
He was born on February 1, 1953 in Dover, DE to the late Robert and Dolores Walls Moore, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah S. Becker Moore.
and his beloved dog, "Dolly." Burial was at the Barretts Chapel Cemetery Frederica, DE
Ralph Thomas Bell 5/24/43 - 2/12/15
MILFORD - Ralph Thomas Bell passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Ralph was born in Dover, the son of the late Ralph I. and Susie (Holden) Bell.
He worked as an electrician and estimator from 1961 until his retirement after becoming ill in Dec. 2013. He worked a majority of his career as an estimator for H & A Electric in Dover. He was an avid quail hunter, loved fishing and enjoyed taking his two Brittany Spaniels for a ride twice a day, every day.
Ralph was a member of the N.R.A and Quail Forever. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Lee Ellen; two daughters, Darlene Workman and her husband Raymond of Lincoln and Debra Bell, of Athens, Ga.; one step-son, Walter Mills and his wife Roxanna, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; one brother, Glen Bell and his wife Debbie, of Camden; one brother-in-law, Elmer Briggs of Georgetown; eight grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins and nephews, and his two Brittany Spaniels, who he dearly loved, Gunner and Marcy.
Burial was in Milford Community Cemetery, Rt. 113, Milford. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Debbie's Fund for Animals,
William Michael Newnam 3/16/51 - 6/9/15
LEWES- Wm. Michael “Mike” Newnam of Lewes, DE, formerly of Chestertown, MD, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at his home. He was 64.
Born on March 16, 1951 in Chestertown, MD, he was the son of the late John “Blimp” and Audrey Parsons Newnam. Mr. Newnam was a graduate of Chestertown High School, class of 1969 and later attended Chesapeake College. He married Dee Mathews in 1972. They resided in Chestertown, where he worked at A&P and Bell Atlantic. He worked for over 25 years with Verizon and also worked for Tidewater Utilities in Dover, DE, for seven years. He later worked as a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Rehoboth, DE.
While in Chestertown, he coached youth football and little league baseball, served two terms as Kent County Commissioner, he was appointed as Maryland State Delegate serving for a year. He was a Past President and board member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club, member of the Chestertown Lions Club, Trustee of Debbie’s Fund for Animals, and was a registered lobbyist for Verizon and Tidewater Utilities. Throughout his life, he enjoyed golfing and Baltimore Sports. With his gregarious personality, he truly never met a stranger.
He was predeceased by Dee Matthews Newnam in 2001.
Mr. Newnam is survived by his daughter, Kristin Harper and husband Justin of Church Hill, MD; brothers, Tom Hill of Charleston, SC, Jack Newnam of Drexel Hill, PA, and Jimmy Newnam of Summerfield, FL; his longtime companion, Karen Barnes; her children, Dustin Ressler and Leah Barnes and her grandchildren, Kylie Ressler and Kaden Ressler. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road Chestertown, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Debbie’s Fund for Animals, 794 Milford Canterbury Road, Milford, DE 19963
John "Capt. Jack" Donovan 7/5/34 - 6-15-15
BOWERS BEACH - John P. Donovan, Jr. "Capt. Jack", of Frederica passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford. A.k.a. "Big Jack" Mr. Donovan was born July 5, 1934 in Dover, Del. to the late John Phillip Donovan, Sr. and Mabel Estelle Sutherlon Donovan. Jack is survived by his loving wife Shirley A Donovan, son, John P. Donovan III of Fla., Daughter, Michele D. Domino of Hartly and Sister, Alice J. Smith of Milford. Jack retired from Diamond State Telephone after 21 years. He also served 10 years in the National Guard. He was a past member of the Delaware Waterman's Association & Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge. Jack was a well respected commercial waterman and boat captain who owned and operated his own headboat the "Reliable II" from Donovan's Dock at Bowers Beach. Jack dearly loved his grand cats and especially loved his black lab "Susie". Burial was private.
Betty Dill 1954 - 9-1-15
HARRINGTON - Betty M. Dill, 61, of Harrington, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Koontz) Robbins.
Betty worked at Jen- Mor Florist, in Dover, as a FTD Senior Floral Designer. Her father Joe and brother Jay preceded her in death. She enjoyed collecting Longaberger Baskets and scrap booking. She graduated from Lake Forest High School Class of 1973. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Robbins; husband of 41 years, John Dill; one son, Garrett and his wife Brooklyn; one grandson, Tyler; and seven siblings, Joanne, Kathy, Sam, Connie, Tina, Theresa and Kevin. Interment was in Mt Olive Cemetery, Sandtown.
Michael McCusker 7-20-42 - 9-18-15
SMYRNA- Michael D. McCusker died Friday, September 18, 2015, surrounded by his family, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia after a brief illness.
He was born in West Chester, PA on July 20, 1942 to the late Hugh McCusker and Jean (Curtin) Glanden. In addition to his parents and step-father, James Glanden, he was pre-deceased by his first wife, Charlotte "Jo" McCusker and brother, Hugh McCusker. Mike graduated from Corpus Christi High School, Elsmere, DE in 1961.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1961-1965. He trained at the U.S. Army Language School in Monterey, CA as an Arabic Linguist and then stationed in Cypress. He later transferred to the NSA at Fr. Meade, MD as a Communications Technician. He was employed at DuPont Company and then became a police officer with the Dover Police Department.
After being injured on the job, he retired and worked briefly at Bayhealth Medical Center. He was Executive VP of Incorporating Services and became a Realtor and Broker for Re/Max 1st Choice until his retirement in 2013.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Helen (Siegel), son Greg (Kris) of Smyrna, and daughter, Denise of Bowie, MD, along with grandchildren, Kylie and Sean of Smyrna, and Logan of Bowie, MD.
Alice Lee Brittingham 1925 - 11-11-15
MILFORD - Alice Lee Brittingham, 90, of Felton, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Milford Center surrounded by her loving family. Alice Lee was born in Salisbury, MD the daughter of the late
Charles and Ora Elizabeth (Adkins) Powell. She was the go to person at Kershaw's Hardware in Rodney Village for many years. Alice Lee was a member of the Harrington Baptist Church, the Avon Club of Felton, the Felton Historical Society and was a charter member of the Friends of Killens Pond. She enjoyed antiquing, shopping, bird watching, feeding and caring for wildlife, gardening, reading, working puzzles and do not bother calling when Jeopardy is on.
Alice Lee was a NASCAR fan and an avid fan of Richard Petty. She had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. Alice Lee could strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime. She was a kind, generous, thoughtful person and always enjoyed giving more than receiving. Christmas was her most favorite time of the year and she was always the happiest when the family would all be together for Christmas Dinner. Most importantly she was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, instilling lasting values her family will forever cherish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Brittingham in 1985; two brothers Frank Powell and William Powell; one sister Helen Bennett, a special nephew Johnny Powell and two sons-in-law Del Glanden and Steven Oldham.
She is survived by her children Joyce Welsh, Shirley Glanden, Pat Robinson and her husband Jim, and Bill Brittingham and his wife Lisa; four grandchildren Mark Glanden and his wife Annie, Matt Glanden and his wife Amy, Billy Brittingham and Ashley Brittingham; one great granddaughter Payten Garcia; and several nieces and nephews.
A viewing was held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue, Milford and Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, DE. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the First State Animal Center and S.P.C.A., 32 Shelter Circle, Camden, DE 19934 or to Debbie's Fund for Animals, 794 Canterbury Road, Milford, DE 19963.
Donald "Hoss" Webb 3-26-61 - 11-16-15
FREDERICA - Donald V. "Hoss" Webb passed away on Nov. 16, 2015 at his home. He was the son of the late Derrickson and Virginia Webb. Hoss was the co-owner of Diamond Painting LLC. He was a painter for over 30 years including his time as a Union painter. He was also a member of the Frederica Fire Company, station 49. Hoss loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and trapping muskrats. He enjoyed watching Nascar races and loved his dogs. Hoss was a private, kind, tender hearted person who would give you the shirt off his back. He will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Hoss is preceeded in death by his brother William D. "Billy" Webb. Survived by his brothers, Jack Webb of Frederica, Gerald (Deborah) Webb of Harrington; sisters, Polly (Frank) Robbins of Frederica, and Libby (David) Kelley of Felton; two sons, Zachary Lonergan, Doug Coppock; close friend, Kevin Evans of Frederica; special friend, Holly Johnson of Felton and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was Nov. 20, 2015 at Melvin Funeral Home. Family requests donations be made to Debbie's Fund.
Kathlyn (Kathy) M. Swift 5-7-38 - 12-28-15
Kathlyn M. Swift Passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 in Temple Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She was 77. Kathy was born on May 7, 1938 in Oneonta, NY, Daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Osterhout) Story.
She had owned and operated Kathy's kitchen and later worked for Dover Downs as a food and beverage supervisor for 17 years. Kathy is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert Swift, in December of 2007.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra Swift Eashum, and her husband Richard of Dover, grandson Kyle Eashum and his wife Laura of Fort Worth, TX, granddaughter Stacy Martin and her husband Ryan of fort Worth, TX, great granddaughters Kyra Eashum and Olivia Martin, sister Linda Werlau and her husband Dennis of Kennewick, WA, brothers and sisters-in-law Don and Patricia (Swift) Post , Don and Vicky Swift, Ron Swift and Ken Stolich, several nieces and nephews and an extended family of friends.
Service was Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Wyoming United Methodist Church and burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers the family requested donations to Debbie's Fund.
Trisha Reed 5-7-63 - 7-15-17
Trisha Reed of Magnolia passed away, Saturday, July 15 at Kent General Hospital. She was 54. Trisha was born in Milford to J. Ronald Reed and G. Gail Palmer Reed. She worked in several supermarkets as a clerk. Trisha was a groomer for many years at local racetracks. She loved all animals, especially horses, and her horse "Spyder". Trisha served in the United States Army. She is survived by her parents, her sister Terri Glanden, and her husband Charles of Wyoming: nephew, Cameron,and a host of cousins, ants and uncles and her long time companion, Melvin Walls Jr.,"Wilber", of Henderson, MD. Service was private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Debbie's Fund, 794 Canterbury Road, Milford, DE 19963.
Charles W. "Butch" Warren 12-3-45 - 8-8-17
LINCOLN - Charles W. "Butch" Warren passed away at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Md. surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Charles was born on Dec. 3, 1945 in Milford to Frederick J. and Margaret (Barrett) Warren.
Butch was a business agent with LIUNA Local 199 Newark for 38 years. He maintained membership for 49 years, after retiring in 2006. He was a Past Governor and Youth Director of Milford Moose Lodge 2316. Butch was Past President of Milford Minor Little League, and coached the White Sox team for 15 years. He enjoyed daily coffee at Dolce Bakery and Coffee Shop with friends to discuss and solve the world's problems.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Melinda Haines.
Butch is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rose (Messick) Warren; his children, John and Lisa Warren of Milford, Robert and Suzanne Warren of Lincoln; his grandchildren, Brooke Haass and husband Jeffrey, Christopher Warren and wife Emily, Cara Warren, Spencer Warren and Nickolas Warren; great-grandchildren, Tyson Gomez and Ryder Gomez.
Funeral Services were held in the chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 Interment was in the Lincoln Cemetery.
John "Jack" Webb 0-0-56 - 3-20-20
John “Jack” Webb, of Frederica, passed away at Delaware Hospice in Milford, Friday, March 20, 2020, surrounded by his family, at the age of 64. He was the son of the late Derrickson and Virginia Webb.
Jack worked for Kent County for 20 years as an Environmental Tech II. He also proudly served with the Frederica Fire Company for 45 years.
Jack was a great Eagle and Phillies fan.
Jack is survived by his brother, Gerry Webb (Debbie); sisters, Polly Robbins (Frank), and Libby Kelley (Dave); and a numberof nieces and nephews, Due to the recommendations imposed by the CDC and the State of Delaware concerning gatherings, services for Jack will be private and for the immediate family only.
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