Obituaries

John E. ‘Jack’ Bare, 79

John E. “Jack” Bare, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Washington, D.C., son of the late James Bare and Iva (Gordy) Bare.

Bob S. Burton, 77

Bob S. Burton, 77, of Georgetown, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home, with his loving wife of 53 years by his side. He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where he grew up and attended school. Burton was son of the late Samuel J. Burton and Amelia (Dutton) Burton.

Earnest E. ‘Billy’ Cook, 76

Earnest E. “Billy” Cook, 76, of Millville, Del., passed away at his home on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., son of the late Earnest and Estelle Cook.

Cook was a retired maintenance worker and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #453 in College Park, Md.

Ruth Ann Calhoun Kersey, 89

Ruth Ann Calhoun Kersey, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2015. She was born Sept. 21, 1925 in Millville, Del., daughter of Ward and Elizabeth Calhoun.

Katherine M. Kirby, 88

Katherine M. Kirby, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Elmer L. and Hazel V. (Lewis) Kirby.

She had been an operator with AT&T for many years.

Phyllis F. Kusiak, 96

Phyllis F. Kusiak, 96, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, April 25, 2015. Kusiak was born in Everson, Pa., daughter of the late Herman and Stella (Marciniak) Winzek.

Kusiak was a homemaker and a member of St. Lukes Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md.

Christopher M. Perry, 56

Christopher M. Perry, 56, of Georgetown, Del., and formerly of Forked River, N.J., passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was born in Teaneck, N.J., son of the late John Perry and Anne (Havlicek) Perry.

Perry was employed by Hoban’s Service Center in Selbyville, Del., as an auto diagnostic technician.

Chester A. Reeves, 85

Chester A. Reeves, 85, of Bishopville, Md., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at home. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., son of the late Chester Arthur Reeves and Effie F. (Gibbons) Reeves.

Michael Evelyn Remy, 76

Michael Evelyn Remy, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Bethany Beach, Del., died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of the late Nolan Downs and Erin (Littlejohn) Downs.

Rodney J. Short, 62

Rodney J. Short, 62, passed away Thursday April 16, 2015, at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Short was born Feb. 28, 1953, at Ft. Benning, Ga., son of the late William P. Short Jr. and Mary E. (Haverland) Short.

Rodney J. Short, 62

Rodney J. Short, 62, passed away Thursday April 16, 2015, at his home in Sarasota, Fla. Short was born Feb. 28, 1953, at Ft. Benning, Ga., son of the late William P. Short Jr. and Mary E. (Haverland) Short.

Charles D. ‘Charlie’ Lee, 73

Charles D. “Charlie” Lee, 73, of Milton, Del., passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1941, in Trenton, N.J., son of the late Harry H. Lee Jr. and Margaret J. (Erwin) Lee.

Charles K. ‘Chuck’ Brewster, 91

Charles K. “Chuck” Brewster, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Pasadena, Md., passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 19, 1923, son of the late James Brewster and Anna (Stromer) Brewster.

Glenda E. Cline, 76

Glenda E. Cline, 76, of Frankford, Del. passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015. She was born in Gumboro, Del., on April 6, 1939, to the late Norman Mitchell and Minnie Phillips Mitchell.

Mary Elizabeth ‘Mitzi’ Miltner Collins, 79

Mary Elizabeth “Mitzi” Miltner Collins, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away April 13, 2015, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Ralph Evans, 87

Ralph Evans, 87, of Ocean View and Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Mendham, N.J., passed away suddenly Thursday, April 16, 2015, after a short illness. Evans was the son of the late J. Linwood Evans and Nellie (Daisy) Evans.

Mary Elizabeth Hoffman, 93

Mary Elizabeth Hoffman, 93, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Crozer Medical Center in Chester, Pa. She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Chester to the late Morris Whitehead and Catherine (Dever) LaRue.

Margie Elizabeth Mumford, 77

Margie Elizabeth Mumford, 77, of Selbyville, Del., passed away to be with the Lord on April 13, 2015. She was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Bishop, Md., to the late Walter Tunnel and Janie Rayne.

William R. ‘Bill’ Rogers Jr., 72

William R. “Bill” Rogers Jr., 72, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Rogers was born Aug. 10, 1942, in Selbyville, to the late William R. Rogers Sr. and Pearl Hitchens Rogers.

Lyle M. Simons, 86

Lyle M. Simons, 86, of Millville, Del., passed away at home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was born March 24, 1929, in Oil City, Pa., to the late Clyde and Minnie Simons.

Jane Murray Swartz, 87

Jane Murray Swartz, 87, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., went home to her Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Swartz was born in Baltimore on April 30, 1927, to the late John Valentine Horn Murray and Mildred Lloyd Murray.

Frank M. Franz Jr.73

Frank M. Franz Jr., DDS, 73, died in Lewes, Del., on March 31, 2015, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of Frank M. Franz Sr. and Anna B. Franz.

Franz graduated from Frankford High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1953, and in 1958 earned a DDS from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry.

Mildred A. ‘Midge’ (Durham Anderson) Killinger, 86

Mildred A. “Midge” (Durham Anderson) Killinger, 86, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Gordon Francis and Iva (Connor) Durham.

Esther M. Lentz, 90

Esther M. Lentz, 90, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born on Sept. 18, 1924, in Ridgway, Pa., daughter of the late John William Frederick and Alma H. (Yonkie) Frederick.

Dalton R. Spencer, 83

Dalton R. Spencer, 83, of Selbyville, Del., died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Barre, Vt., son of the late Stephen Spencer and Violet (Jaycox) Spencer.

Spencer retired from C&P Telephone Co. in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Ocean City (Md.) VFW and the Ocean City Elks, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Milton C. Toomey, 79

Milton C. Toomey, 79, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. Toomey was born in Gumboro, Del., son of the late William and Bessie (Nibblet) Toomey. He was a retired auto mechanic and truck driver.

Jean C. Wells, 88

Jean C. Wells, 88, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was born in Frankford, Del., on Oct. 11, 1926, to Helen Hudson (West) Chandler and Norman E. Chandler.

George Dolin West, 94

George Dolin West, 94, passed away peacefully at his home in Roxana, Del., with his son at his side, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. West was born in Millville, Del., on Jan. 12, 1921, to the late Isaac West and Hattie McCabe West.

Irene Carlotta Wohrna, 93

Irene Carlotta Wohrna, 93, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2015. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 12, 1922. A native of Baltimore, Wohrna lived in Millsboro, Del., where she was active in the community.

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