Obituaries

Mildred Edna Cullen, 92

Mildred Edna Cullen, 92, of Roxana, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved-ones, on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Cullen was born in Campbelltown, Md., on July 1, 1922, to the late Herman Campbell and Edna (Trader) Campbell. She was a graduate of Buckingham High School’s Class of 1939 in Berlin, Md.

Asher E. Hammond Sr., 82

Asher E. Hammond Sr., 82, of Frankford, Del., passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at home, with his loving family by his side.

Hammond served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and fought in the Korean War, prior to working as a poultry farmer for many years. He later went to work for the Raymond Banks farm before he retired.

Thomas Emory ‘Tommy’ Lewis, 66

Thomas Emory “Tommy” Lewis, 66, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del. Lewis was born in Lewes to the late Thomas and Marjorie Littleton Lewis on Apr. 24, 1948.

Evelyn Virginia Revel, 83

Evelyn Virginia Revel, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. Revel was born Apr. 15, 1931, in Millsboro, to the late Harley Collins and Emily Parsons Collins.

Preston Lee Rogers Jr., 67

Preston Lee Rogers Jr., 67, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Rogers was born March 3, 1948, in Millsboro to the late Preston Lee Rogers Sr. and Nettie McGinnis Rogers.

Katherine M. ‘Kit’ Smith, 64

Katherine M. “Kit” Smith, 64, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes Del. Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Eugene Slevin and Mary Harkins Slevin.

Casimir Theodore ‘Cas’ Urbanski, 90

Casimir Theodore “Cas” Urbanski, 90, of Harbeson, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his son’s home in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by his loving children. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to Felix and Aniela Urbanski and spent much of his working life in New Castle, Del.

Casimir Theodore ‘Cas’ Urbanski, 90

Casimir Theodore “Cas” Urbanski, 90, of Harbeson, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his son’s home in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by his loving children. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to Felix and Aniela Urbanski and spent much of his working life in New Castle, Del.

Gary Lee Aurand, 80

Gary Lee Aurand, 80, of Frankford, Del., and formerly of Crofton, Md., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 29, 1935, son of the late Charles Fern Aurand and Elsie Mae (Fadley) Aurand.

Jerome Beckett, 64

Jerome Beckett, 64, of Frankford, Del., died suddenly Friday, March 13, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Born May 18, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of William H. Beckett Sr. and Anna Andrews Beckett of Frankford.

Cornelius Vreeland Cadmus, 74

Cornelius Vreeland Cadmus, 74, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. He was born in New Brunswick, N.J., to the late Cornelius V. Cadmus Sr. and Lucy Pearl Latham Cadmus.

George ‘Everett’ Dukes, 87

George “Everett” Dukes, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Dukes was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Frankford, Del., to the late Horace J. Dukes and Edna Franklin Dukes.

Dukes retired from Townsend’s Inc., after 42 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a past member of American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro, Del.

Maxine L. ‘Mickey’ Madigan, 90

Maxine L. “Mickey” Madigan, 90, of Whites Creek Manor in Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015. She was born Dec. 9, 1924, in Winona, Minn., daughter of the late Frederick and Lillian Milke.

Daniel Joseph ‘Dan’ McLaughlin, 84

Daniel Joseph “Dan” McLaughlin, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Cadbury of Lewes, Del., from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. McLaughlin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 18, 1930, the oldest of five children of the late John McLaughlin and Susan (McCann) McLaughlin of County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.

Albert Merrill Stumpfel, 90

Albert Merrill Stumpfel, 90, of Bethany Beach, Del., died on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Beebe Healthcare. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1924, son of the late Joseph Stumpfel and Amelia (Quasny) Stumpfel.

Glenn Michael Bisogno

Former Brewster, N.Y., resident Glenn Michael Bisogno passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home in Selbyville, Del., following an extended battle with cancer.

Thomas W. Evans, 65

Thomas W. Evans, 65, of Ocean View, Del., devoted husband, father and “pop-pop,” passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 7, 2015, surrounded by family.

He was a devoted employee of Beebe Healthcare for 38 years.

Jane Wright Gott, 90

Jane Wright Gott, 90 — beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and the heart of her family — lived an eventful, rich, giving and loving life, which she shared with all her family. She left us to meet God and her husband, Richard F. Gott, in heaven on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Mildred B. Harmon, 87

Mildred B. Harmon “Indian Pride,” 87, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was born in Millsboro, Del., on June 18, 1927, to the late Joseph and Elsie Davis Clark.

James Jay Keenan, 61

James Jay “Jim” Keenan, 61, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Keenan was born July 2, 1953, in Providence, R.I., to the late Samuel and Irene David Keenan.

Virginia J. Lakin, 87

Virginia J. Lakin, 87, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Rockville, Md., died Friday, March 6, 2015, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born in Washington, D.C., and daughter of the late William S. Jones and Mildred (Chapin) Jones.

Evelyn Louise Long, 93

Evelyn Louise Long, 93, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Dames Quarter and Anne Arundel County, Md., died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., She was born in Dames Quarter on Feb. 13, 1922, a daughter of the late John R. Bozman and Ada Grace (White) Bozman.

Brice H. Morris, 77

Brice H. Morris, 77, of Federalsburg, Md., passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md. He was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Trappe, Md., son of the late Harvey A. Morris and Naomi Poyner Morris.

John O. Williams, 73

John O. Williams, 73, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Williams was born in Washington, D.C., and was the son of the late Richard M. and Evelyn C. (Ward) Williams.

Frances “June” Voit, 85

Frances “June” Voit, 85, of Milton, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 21, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late Wilmot and Frances (Burke) Frech.

Amanda “Mandie” Talley Vaughn, 38

Amanda “Mandie” Talley Vaughn, 38, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at home of a heart attack. Vaughn is the daughter of Marion Tuman Taylor and Jerry Taylor of Dagsboro, Del., and has a brother, Jason Taylor, and sister, Linda Taylor Potts, both of Seaford. She leaves behind numerous aunts, cousins, and friends. Her husband, David Vaughn, passed away in 2012.

Eric G. Widen Jr., 82

Eric G. Widen Jr., 82, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Capitol Health Rehabilitation Center in Dover, Del. He was born July 26, 1932, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

Rev. Mark J. Connelly, Ph.D., 63

Rev. Mark J. Connelly, Ph.D., 63, a Catholic priest who was serving as part-time associate pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes, Del., since 2008, died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

Kathleen T. Cooper, 66

Kathleen T. Cooper, 66, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away at home on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 6, 1948 in Milford, Del., daughter of the late Wallace P. and June E. Townsend.

Doris Jane Foster, 88

Doris Jane Foster, 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at home. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., to the late Karl William and Emma (Strickler) Asendorf.
Foster had been a registered nurse and had formerly volunteered at Lord Baltimore Elementary School and St. Lucie Library. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach for 40 years and was a member of F.I.S.H.

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