Obituaries

Joan F. Baughman, 84

Joan F. Baughman, 84, of Milford, Del., passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Milford Center, Del. She was born Thursday, Feb. 12, 1931, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to Albert John and Margaret Elizabeth (Harbison) Frazer.

Milford Thomas ‘Mel’ Favinger Jr., 81

Milford Thomas “Mel” Favinger Jr., 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015, in his home. He was a veteran, foodie, carpenter, hobbyist, natty dresser, traveler, jokester and beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.

Christina Mae Norwood-Green, 70

Christina Mae Norwood-Green, 70, of Milford, Del., passed away May 12, 2015, with her children by her side. Norwood-Green was born Jan. 22, 1945, in Millsboro, Del., to loving parents Samuel and Thelma Norwood.

Josephine Perruzzo Hood, 84

Josephine Perruzzo Hood, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Brookhaven, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on May 13, 2015, surrounded by her family.

Donald J. Lathbury, 71

Donald J. Lathbury, 71, of Laurel, Del., passed away gently on May 16, 2015, after a long battle with illnesses caused by Agent Orange exposure. He was born Feb. 2, 1944, in Lewes, Del., to the late Harry and Naomi Hudson Lathbury.

Keith B. Pretty, 56

Keith B. Pretty, 56, of Littlestown, Pa., died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Dove House in Westminster, Md. Born Jan. 5, 1959, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Robert S. and Frances Hanson Pretty of Selbyville, Del.

Michael Arthur Weinmann, 61

Michael Arthur Weinmann, 61, of Berlin, Md., passed away in peace, surrounded by family, on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Born and raised in Newark, Del., the son of Arthur and Patricia Weinmann, he was a resident of Berlin and of Fenwick Island, Del.

Robert O. ‘Bob’ Wells, 86

Robert O. “Bob” Wells, 86, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2015, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del. He was the son of Louise Shores Wells and Robert E.T. Wells.

Meta Mae Schmierer Harper West

Meta Mae Schmierer Harper West passed away May 7, 2015. Daughter of the late Wilbert Emmanuel Schmierer and Clara Matilda Schmierer, she was born in 1927 in Lewes, Del., and shortly thereafter moved to Rehoboth Beach, where she spent the rest of her life for more than 85 years.

Robert E. Williams, 86

Robert E. Williams, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, at his home, on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. He was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Ashley, Ohio, to the late Floyd Odell Williams and Monnie Elizabeth Shelton Williams.

Sandra Lynn Baker, 65

Sandra Lynn Baker, 65, of Georgetown, Del., passed away at her home on May 9, 2015. She was born Feb. 19, 1950, in Milford, Del., to the late Dallas Shockley and Norma Wilkins Shockley Nelson, who survives her.

Carl P. Cirul Jr., 74

Carl P. Cirul Jr. passed away on April 30, 2015. He was 74 years old.

Services and burial were to be private. Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., where www.watsonfh.com.

Linda J. Draper, 59

Linda J. Draper, 59, of Millsboro, Del., passed away after a prolonged illness on May 4, 2015.

Mary Allene Hopkins-Williams, 90

Mary Allene Hopkins-Williams, 90, daughter of the late Charles E. Hopkins and Bertha Andrews-Hopkins, was born March 8, 1925, in Frankford, Del. She departed this life to live in her mansion just over the hilltop on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Harbor Nursing Home in Lewes, Del.

Margaret Keating, 95

Margaret Keating, 95, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Keating was born Dec. 7, 1919, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Harry R. Braun and Marie V. Gibison Braun.

Adela Czaczka Kulick, 93

Adela Czaczka Kulick, 93, a retired assembler for Western Electric and an accomplished seamstress, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2015, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation and Health Center in Millsboro, Del.

Sheila Jane Lopez, 50

Sheila Jane Lopez, 50, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was born in Laurel, Md., to Larry W. Mitchem and Lucille M. Belcher Mitchem, who survive her.

She was retired from Perdue Farms Inc., where she worked as a quality-assurance inspector. She was an everyday person who liked going to flea markets and yard sales and also enjoyed gardening.

Michael J. McIntire, 42

Michael J. McIntire, 42, of Seaford, Del., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born in Houston, Texas, son of James F. McIntire of Humble, Texas, and Donna G. Fuhrman of Buda, Texas.

McIntire was employed by PATS Aircraft Systems in Georgetown, Del., as an airplane technician. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Richard D. Miller, 78

Richard D. “Rich” Miller, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bellmore, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1936, in East Meadow, N.Y., and was raised in Bellmore, son of the late Harold Miller and Vera (Althegan) Miller.

Fay B. Townsend, 64

Fay B. Townsend, 64, was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Salisbury, Md., to Marion G. Briddell. She was called home to her heavenly father on April 30, 2015, for her eternal rest.

Donald ‘Doni’ Cubler, 82

Donald ‘Doni’ Cubler, 82, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Eddystone, Pa., passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Cubler was born in Parkside, Pa., to the late Edward Cubler Sr. and Ann M. Ross Cubler.

Charles P. ‘Charlie’ Downs Sr., 90

Charles P. “Charlie” Downs Sr., 90, of Middletown, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was born in Millsboro, Del., to the late Silas W. Downs and Lena Wilson Downs.

Phyllis Ann Steele Hitchens, 67

Phyllis Ann Steele Hitchens, 67, of Georgetown, Del., finished her journey and passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Milford Hospice Center after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Sept. 24, 1947, in Georgetown, Del., to Helen Foskey Steele and the late T. Elwood Steele Jr.

Adolph W. ‘Skip’ Hoffman, 86

Adolph W. “Skip” Hoffman, 86, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the Delmar Nursing Home, Del. He was the husband of Martha (Russell) Hoffman. Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late Ferdinand Mayer and Vera (Mangst) Mayer.

Hoffman graduated from West Reading High School and was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard as a lighthouse keeper.

Raymond J. ‘Ray’ Novakoski, 77

Raymond J. “Ray” Novakoski, 77, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his home. He was born March 3, 1938, in Kulpmont, Pa., son of the late Ignatius Novakoski and Anna (Bajako) Novakoski.

Marlyn E. Pietruszka, 78

Marlyn E. Pietruszka, 78, of Ocean City, Md., died Friday, May 1, 2015. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Howard Rodrick and Marie (North) Rodrick.

Pietruszka was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Ocean City Elks Ladies Auxiliary and the Ocean City Polish American Club.

Dorothy Ann Slumski, 91

Dorothy Ann Slumski, 91, of Pittsville, Md., and formerly of Deltaville, Va., died Sunday, April 26, 2015. Slumski was born in Luzerne County, Pa., daughter of the late Wasil Mushalla and Rose (Gula) Mushalla.

Slumski had been employed as a hostess at the Brentwood Inn in Deltaville and was an avid Bingo player.

Gloria Wilkerson

Gloria Wilkerson of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015, with her loved ones at her side. She was born in Frankford, Del., to the late Renat and Viola Hudson.

Wilkerson was a homemaker who enjoyed going on car rides to visit her husband’s grave, birds, watching TV Land and “The Price is Right,” ice cream, Pepsi and cooking. She enjoyed the outdoors.

Dawson Reeves Twining, 27

Dawson Reeves Twining, 27, of Bishopville, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born March 7, 1988, he was the youngest son of David and Janet Twining, owners of Nantuckets restaurant on Route 1 and the Lobster Shanty on Route 54, near Fenwick Island.

Jane M. Dodd, 83

Jane Mustard Dodd, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at her home. She was born in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 7, 1931, daughter of the late Edgar Lionel Mustard and Marion Pauline (Roberts) Mustard.

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