Obituaries

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.

Peggy E. Ford, 86

Peggy E. Ford, 86, of Millsboro Del., formerly of Baltimore Md., peacefully went home on June 9, 2015, to be with the Lord and loved ones who met her there. At the time, she had been resting comfortably and receiving friends and family at Delaware Hospice.

William Stewart ‘Bill’ Gross, 62

William Stewart “Bill” Gross, 62, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Gross was born on Dec. 21, 1952, in York, Pa., to the late Ralph M. Gross and Reba Mae Lieb Gross.

Billie L.H. Lawson, 54

Billie L.H. Lawson, 54, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away to be with her Lord on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., surrounded by her family. Lawson was born in Salisbury, Md., the second child of William Hitchens and the late Della McCabe Hitchens. She was a 1978 graduate of Sussex Central High School.

Raymond A. ‘Bud’ Lynch, 69

Raymond A. “Bud” Lynch, 69, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.

Lynch was born in North Hampton, Va. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a retired maintenance man for Perdue Farms Inc.

Marion L. Morris, 88

Marion L. Morris, 88, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Christiana Care in Newark, Del., surrounded by her loving family. Morris was born May 17, 1927, in Bridgeville, Del., daughter of the late Narvel Parsons and Edna Florence Parsons.

Judith B. Murray

Judith B. Murray passed away peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2015. She touched many lives in her too short time on this earth.

Stewart David Quillen Sr., 87

Stewart David Quillen Sr., 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 19, 2015, his breath of life returning to his creator for eternity. He was 31,854 days old.

Janet Morgan Tingle, 70

Janet Morgan Tingle, 70, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Lewes on July 30, 1944, to the late George F. and Bertie Banks Morgan.

Susan Blair Wilkins, 71

Susan Blair Wilkins, 71, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at her home in Lewes, Del., with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Raleigh, N.C., daughter of the late Kenneth Dunton Phillips and Martha Blair (Bass) Phillips.

Oliver S. Alexander, 85

Oliver S. Alexander, 85, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Wallingford, Pa., passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. He was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Parkside, Pa., son of the late Amos Alexander and Mabel (Ferguson) Alexander.

John W. ‘Jack’ Cooper, 70

John W. “Jack” Cooper, 70, of Millville, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford, Del. Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Milton Cooper and Ruth (Hart) Cooper. He was a graduate of Lord Baltimore High School and Delaware Technical & Community College.

Constance Mary ‘Connie’ (Gallagher) Donovan, 80

Constance Mary “Connie” (Gallagher) Donovan, 80, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. She had suffered a major stroke on Thursday, June, 18, 2015. She was born Aug. 1, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Thomas Gallagher and Dorothy Leslie Gallagher.

Daniel J. ‘Danny’ Flynn Jr., 51

Daniel J. “Danny” Flynn Jr., 51, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015. He was born Nov. 26, 1963 in Chester, Pa., to Daniel J. Flynn Sr. and Eileen A. White Flynn, who survive him.

He was a fun-loving, crazy man. Flynn had a great sense personality. His motto was, “Live free and die hard.”

Betty Jane (MacBride) Gifford, 92

Betty Jane (MacBride) Gifford passed away on June 11, 2015, surrounded by her children: sons, Joseph and Paul Roberts, daughter, Linda Brosnahan, and son-in-law, Kevin Brosnahan. Born May 26, 1923, she lived her life to the fullest for all of her 92 years.

Gerald B. Hickman, 72

Gerald B. Hickman, 72, of Dagsboro, Del., passed on June 18, 2015, while surrounded by family.

Hickman was a life-long resident of Whites Neck, Del., where he farmed and operated a fill-dirt, topsoil and stone business for several years. He was known as a businessman whose word and handshake could always be counted on. He was a straight shooter with a heart of gold.

Ricky Lord, 38

Ricky Lord, 38, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at home, after a long fight with pain. He was born April 20, 1977, in Wilmington, Del., son of Nancy McMahon of Lewes, Del., and the late Thomas J. Lord III.

Stewart David Quillen Sr., 87

Stewart David Quillen Sr., 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on June 19, 2015, his breath of life returning to his creator for eternity. He was 31,854 days old.

Barbara Lucille Bolton Smith, 84

Barbara Lucille Bolton Smith, 84, but seemingly ageless, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, peacefully in her home in Ocean View, Del. Born in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late Eva Williams Bolton and Harvey Benjamin Bolton.

Marie Morris Bunting Stephens, 87

Marie Morris Bunting Stephens, 87, of Millsboro, Del., died peacefully at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from renal failure and lung complications. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred Morris, born May 30, 1928, in Bishopville, Md.

Lou Jean Marie Symons, 72

Lou Jean Marie Symons, 72, passed away peacefully after a battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. She was recently reunited with members of her family and is now at peace and in heaven, surrounded by those who have gone before her. She was preceded in death by both her parents.

Andrew Stasny, 82

Andrew Stasny, 82, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at his Dagsboro, Del., home. He was born in September of 1932 in Breckenridge, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh, to Andrew and Agnes Stasny, immigrants from Slovakia. Brother to siblings Mary, Margaret, Joseph, John and Steve, they were raised in the shadow of the glow from the Allegheny Ludlum Steel mill furnaces in Natrona, Pa.

Margaret S. Davis, 90

Margaret S. Davis, 90, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Davis was born in Millsboro on Dec. 8, 1924, to the late Leo Schroeder and Flossie M. Moore Schroeder.

Seymore T. Hays, 92

Cmdr. Seymore T. Hays, U.S. Navy (Ret.), 92, of Ocean Pines, Md., died on Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, 2015. He was born May 26, 1923, son of the late Seymore T. Hays and Mable (Thomason) Hays, and reared in Mammoth Spring, Ark.

Thomas Brock Killeen, 74

Thomas Brock Killeen, 74, a Scranton, Pa., native, died on June 11, 2015, in Selbyville, Del., following a long illness.

Hilda L. Littleton, 94

Hilda L. Littleton, 94, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Frankford, daughter of the late Alfred Long and Sallie (Gray) Long.

Littleton was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking, and she loved traveling and the beach.

Donna K. Lowe, 92

Donna K. Lowe, 92, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, in the comfort of her son’s home in Bridgeville, Del. Lowe was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Laurel, Del., daughter of the late Ralph and Lorain Kludy.

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