Obituaries

Matthew Noah Collins, 32

Matthew Noah Collins, 32, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015. He was born Jan. 13, 1983, in Lewes, Del., to the late Granville Melvin Collins and Virginia Collins Layfield, who survives him.

Evelyn E. Lynch, 95

Evelyn Lynch, 95, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, at home, on July 13, 2015. Born July 2, 1920, she was the wife of the late William J. Lynch.

Lynch is survived by her daughter, Florence Scarangella, and son-in-law, Anthony Scarangella, along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Loretta L. Rollins, 75

Loretta L. (Dixon) Rollins, 75, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of late Garland Dixon and Helen (Lee) Dixon.

Rollins was known in the construction field as one of the best drywall finishers. She enjoyed collecting Barbie dolls and red glass. She cherished all the time she spent with her family and friends.

Candy F. Toomey, 56

Candy F. Toomey, 56, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1958, in Milford, Del., daughter of the late Walter J. Minner Jr. and Marguerite Minner, who survives her.

Donna Marie Truitt, 45

Donna Marie Truitt, 45, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of Rocco J. Spinelli and Lillian Goughan Pauciello.

Mabel Tyre, 90

Mabel Tyre, 90, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Bishopville, Md., daughter of the late Jesse Bloxom and Nellie (Benson) Bloxom.

Tyre was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island, Del.

Kathleen W. Young, 91

Kathleen W. Young, 91, of Georgetown, Del., died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Harrison House of Georgetown. Young was born in Laurel, Del., and daughter of the late Isiah Carey and Bertha (Wright) Carey.

Sharon Marie Biemer

Sharon Marie (Butorac) Biemer passed away on Nov. 13, 2014.

Sally A. Cordrey, 74

Sally A. Cordrey, 74, of Milton, Del., passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. She was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Dover, Del., daughter of the late Ira Cordrey and Sarah “Sally” (McDonald) Cordrey.

Robert Salvatore Cortese, 87

Robert Salvatore Cortese, 87, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

A chapel service with military honors was scheduled for July 13, 2015, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.

Philip F. ‘Phil‘ Jehle Jr., 64

Philip F. “Phil” Jehle Jr., 64, died peacefully in the Delaware Hospice Center on June 22, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 29, 1950, in Washington, D.C., and was a longtime resident of Potomac and Bethesda, Md.

Shirley Mae Latorre, 86

Shirley Mae Latorre, 86, of Selbyville, Del., died at home on Monday, June 15, 2015. She was born in Baltimore, Md.

Florence Ellen Layton, 89

Florence Ellen Layton, 89, of Seaford, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. She was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Whaleyville, Md., to the late Francis Jones and Annie Donaway Jones.

Stephen F. Monick Sr., 92

Stephen F. Monick Sr., 92, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, July 10, 2015, at home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa., son of the late John and Mary E. (Lavenda) Monick.

William ‘Rex’ Rexroth Jr., 74

William “Rex” Rexroth Jr., 74, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Severn, Md., passed away on Tuesday morning, July 7, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born July 28, 1939, in Baltimore, Md., son of William and Beulah Rexroth

Angela M. ‘Angie’ Schaech, 89

Angela M. “Angie” Schaech, 89, of Ocean City, Md., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of the late Mark Connelly and Marie (Camalier) Connelly.

James W. ‘Jim’ Smirk, 68

James W. “Jim” Smirk, 68, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on July 5, 2015, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late James and Kay Zahodnick Smirk.

Smirk and his wife, Joyce, resided in St. James, N.Y., until moving to the Point Farm Community near Dagsboro in 2004.

Lucille M. Tiro, 91

Lucille M. Tiro, 91, passed away quietly during the night of July 3, 2015, with her purring cat by her side, but she was anything but quiet during her feisty 91 years on this planet. She passed with no drama, no funeral and no margarita. “Well, you got the first two right!” is what she would have said.

Erma J. Zduriencik, 92

Erma J. Zduriencik, 92, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She was born in New Castle, Pa., daughter of the late Alphonso and Rachael L. (D’Antonio) Felix.

Zduriencik retired from the National Security Agency as an analyst with more than 25 years of service.

Nancy R. ‘Nanci’ Hoff, 66

Nancy R. “Nanci” Hoff, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Hoff was born in Glyndon, Md., on April 27, 1949, daughter of the late Charles and Beth Porter. She worked as a caseworker for the State of Delaware before her retirement.

Paul Clifton Hopkins Jr., 57

Paul Clifton Hopkins Jr., 57, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Delaware Hospice Center. Hopkins was born in Lewes, Del., on Feb. 22, 1958, to the late Paul C. Hopkins Sr. and Laura Snead Hopkins, who survives him.

John Komarnicki Jr., 71

John Komarnicki Jr., 71, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully on July 2, 2015, after his nearly four-year battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 17, 1943, in Chester, Pa., to John Komarnicki and Janet Bowman.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Martellini, 96

Joseph “Joe” Martellini, 96, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at home. He was born in Italy, son of the late John Martellini and Rose (Renzi) Martellini.

Martellini was a self-employed contractor for many years and was a member of the Ocean City (Md.) VFW and the American Legion. He attended St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Horace M. McCabe Jr., 82

Horace M. McCabe Jr., 82, passed away at his home in Houston, Del., surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Roxana, Del., on Dec. 8, 1932, to the late Horace M. McCabe Sr. and Martha Wharton McCabe.

Autumn Reneé Parsons, 13

Autumn Reneé Parsons, 13, of Millsboro, Del., left us all too soon, on June 29, 2015, after a brave battle with cancer. She was born in Seaford, Del., on March 14, 2002, into a loving household of her mother, Crystal Gail Parsons, and maternal grandparents, William and Reda Parsons.

Gary G. Piner, 45

Gary G. Piner, 45, of Long Neck, Del., passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late William and Virginia Piner.

At the time of his death, he was working for Panera Bread as a manager in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and he had formerly worked for Fager’s Island in Ocean City, Md.

Josephine S. ‘Josie’ Rinaudo, 103

Josephine S. “Josie” Rinaudo, 103, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Catonsville, Md., passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 19, 1912, in Cefalu, Italy, daughter of the late Rosario Provenza and Rose (DiFatta) Provenza.

Mariann Albitz

Marianne Albitz, a longtime resident of Lewes, Del., passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born and grew up in Minnesota.

Gerald ‘Gerry’ Barnes, 75

Gerald “Gerry” Barnes, 75, died quietly at home on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in the loving care of his wife, Cathie Barnes. He was born in 1940 in Portsmouth, Va.

John J. ‘Jack’ Cabry, 79

John J. “Jack” Cabry, 79, of Rehoboth Beach died on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at home, with his wife of 39 years, Joanne, by his side. He was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Philadelphia, son of the late John J. Cabry and Anna (Coll) Cabry.

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