Obituaries

David L. ‘Dave’ Bauerle Sr., 74

David L. “Dave” Bauerle Sr., 74, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 26, 1940, to the late John Bauerle and Florence Mahon Bauerle in Joliet, Ill.

Mable Bailey, 77

Mable Bailey, 77, of Harbeson, Del., daughter of the late Rev. George Bailey and Harriet Bailey, was born on May 22, 1937, in Jamesville, Va. She departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

George Burke, 78

George Burke, 78, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. He was born in Stubenville, Ohio.

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Craig, 83

Robert D. “Bob” Craig, 83, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Bowie, Md., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1931 in Cecilton, Md., son of the late Ervin Craig and Martha (Taylor) Craig. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War.

Mabel Marie Downs, 89

Mabel Marie Downs, 89, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

Downs was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Georgetown, Del., to the late Leroy E. and Estella M. Moore Mitchell.

Lorna Somentha Harmon, 67

Lorna Somentha Harmon, 67, of Lewes, Del. passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Oct. 15, 1947, to the late Joseph and Radia Hall Morris.

Harmon worked in health care and was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.

Kenneth E. ‘Ken’ McIlvain, 88

Kenneth E. “Ken” McIlvain, 88, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, to his heavenly home. He was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Luther and Mary McIlvain.

Frederick Luther ‘Porky’ Norwood Jr., 58

Frederick Luther “Porky” Norwood Jr., 58, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loved ones and friends. Norwood was born July 14, 1956, in Lewes, Del., to the late Frederick Luther Norwood Sr. and Mildred Hitchens Norwood.

David ‘Jack’ Bottinelli, 68

David “Jack” Bottinelli, 68, passed away at his home in Millsboro, Del., on Oct. 13, 2014.

Louis Ross Brown, 81

Louis Ross Brown, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. He was born in Camden, N.J., on Aug. 9, 1933, to the late James S. and Winifred W. Brown.

Elmer M. Cox, 86

Elmer M. Cox, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Trainer, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at his son’s home in Ocean View. Cox was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late Martin Cox and Caroline (Helpa) Cox.

Darlene Hodgson Dolan, 77

Darlene Hodgson Dolan, 77, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Nov. 11, 1936, in Spokane, Wash., daughter of the late Jane and Lloyd Hodgson.

Clarence H. Handy, 65

On Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, Clarence H. Handy of Frankford, Del., went to sleep in death at his home. He was cared for by his loving wife, Lois, for many years. Handy was born on Oct. 14, 1948, in Lewes, Del., the youngest of four children and son of the late Lenford C Handy Sr. and Elsie Mae Handy.

M. Elaine Horn, 99

M. Elaine Horn, 99, loving wife of the late Alvin F. Horn, of Ocean View, Del., and most recently of Brandywine Senior Living near Fenwick Island, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Ada E. Hudson, 81

Ada E. Hudson, 81, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at her home. She was born in Frankford on April 9, 1933, daughter of the late Orville Long and Margaret (Campbell) Long Sr.

William Thomas Kellam, 81

William Thomas Kellam, 81, of Dagsboro, Del. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at his home. He was born on Jan. 3, 1933, in Onley, Va., son of the late Ralph Downing Kellam and Margaret Susan (Copes) Kellam. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Army.

Barbara Wilkinson, 86

Barbara Wilkinson, 86, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown. Wilkinson was born in Georgetown on June 25, 1928, to the late Frank and Ida Spicer Jewell.

Alfred S. Wiltbank Jr., 73

Alfred S. Wiltbank Jr., 73, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Darby, Pa., son of the late Alfred and Mary Wiltbank.

Nelson Wright Jr., 77

Nelson Wright Jr., 77, of Bishopville, Md., departed this earth on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Sept. of 1937 to the late Nelson Wright Sr. and Iris Mae (Morris) Wright of Lewes, Del.

Grace Arvey

Grace Arvey of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare. Arvey was born in Dagsboro, Del., to the late George Mitchell and Margaret Leggs Mitchell.

Charles J. Bauer (Colonel USA Ret.)

Col. Charles J. Bauer, U.S. Army, Ret., passed away on June 4, 2014, at 6 a.m.

John Peter Brennan Jr., 53

John Peter Brennan Jr., 53, of Milton, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, after a long illness, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Oct. 14, 1960, in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late John P. Brennan Sr. and Marie E. (Bergeron) Brennan.

Alfred ‘Fred’ Goeller, 80

Alfred “Fred” Goeller, 80, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1934, in New York, N.Y., son of the late Alfred Goeller and Claire (Hull) Goeller.

Grace B. Manuel

Grace B. Manuel, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Temple Hills, Md., passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.

Manuel was the beloved sister of the late Frank, Ralph and Joseph Manuel; and aunt of Barbara M. Blindauer, Ralph A. Manuel and Sallie A. Loughery. She is also survived by several great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Ralph H. West, 94

Ralph H. West, 94, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Atlanitc Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del. West was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Millville, Del., son of the late Harry and Stella West. He built and ran the Ocean View Hardware Store until 1970. West was also employed at the South Coastal Wastewater Treatment plant in Ocean View.

Margaret E. Downes Whaley, 91

Margaret E. Downes Whaley, 91, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro.

Alice Virginia Tanner Woodruff, 89

Alice Virginia Tanner Woodruff, 89, of South Bethany, Del., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. She was born to the late William and Ada Tanner on March 15, 1925, in North Granville, N.Y.

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