Obituaries

Betty June Grubb, 87

Betty June Grubb, 87, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Monday evening, Aug. 11, 2014. She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Nowata, Okla.

Marvin Issac McCabe, 77

Marvin Issac McCabe, 77, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was the son of the late William “Bill” and Eva McCabe.

Richard H. McCabe Sr., 86

Richard H. McCabe Sr., 86, of Bishopville, Md., passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at home, after a short illness with cancer.

Maureen Anne (Timmons) Pilot, 61

Maureen Anne (Timmons) Pilot, 61, of Ocean View, Del., formerly Doylestown, Pa., passed away peacefully Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

William Joseph ‘Bill’ Ruffing, 94

William Joseph “Bill” Ruffing, 94, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Locust Gap, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Emma Ruffing.

June L. Showalter, 85

June L. Showalter, 85, of Selbyville, Del., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug.16, 2014, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del. She was born in Lancaster, Pa., daughter of the late Charles S. and Mary A. (Scheid) Groh. She was a homemaker.

Nancy A. Taylor, 64

Nancy A. Taylor, 64, of Ocean Pines, Md., and formerly of Bel Air, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Newburgh, N.Y., daughter of Dorothy E. Potts Taylor and the late Wallace Goodwin Taylor.

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Tracy, 77

Deacon Robert J. “Bob” Tracy, 77, of Warminster, Pa., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Waterbury, Conn., son of the late William V. and Stephanie (Sliz) Tracy.

Barbara Anne Young, 86

Barbara Anne (Copenhaver) Young, 86, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Atlantic Shores in Millsboro, Del.

Eddie R. Berger, 70

Eddie R. Berger, 70, of Wernersville, Pa., and Dagsboro, Del. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Aug.8, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

He was born June 8, 1944, in Danville, Pa., son of the late Edwin Berger and Priscilla (Lupold) Berger. Berger retired as a foreman for the Lentz Milling Company in Reading, Pa., in 1999.

Janet L. (Baull) Dettbarn, 71

Janet L. (Baull) Dettbarn, 71, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center.

Ruth M. Lamastra, 85

Ruth M. Lamastra, 85, of South Bethany, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away Friday, Aug.1, 2014 at her home.

Lamastra was born in Vienna, Va., daughter of the late William Pettitt and Ruth Lee (Cook) Pettitt. She was the chief of travel with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Bethesda, Md., retiring after 29 years of service.

Thomas Earl ‘Thom’ Lewis, 56

Thomas Earl “Thom” Lewis, 56, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away Friday, Aug.8, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1957, in Salisbury, Md., son of Peggy H. (Hastings) Lewis of Pocomoke, Md., and the late Earl E. Lewis.

Marie E. Littleton, 75

Marie E. Littleton, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Thursday, Aug.7, 2014, at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del.

Garry ‘Flick’ Oliver, 62

Garry Oliver, affectionately known as “Flick,” was born on May 21, 1952, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Doris McCoy Rhodes Turnage and Mordecai Rhodes. On Monday, Aug.4, 2014, he departed this earthly life at the tender age of 62.

John W. Rischitelli, 61

John W. Rischitelli, 61, of Lewes, Del., passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. He was born Aug.28, 1952, in Charleroi, Pa., to the late Dominic and Dorothy Rischitelli.

Arlene A. Taglienti, 82

Arlene A. Taglienti, 82, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Cedar Grove, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Isaiah ‘Ike’ Weaver Jr., 77

Isaiah “Ike” Weaver Jr., 77, died at home, with family, on Friday, Aug.8, 2014.

Born July 21, 1937, in Johnston, S.C., Weaver was the eldest son of the late Isaah Weaver and Lela (Pope) Weaver. Raised by his sharecropping grandparents, he moved to Washington, D.C., at age 12.

Joseph H. Creamer, 81

Joseph H. Creamer of Milton, Del., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was 81 years old.

Services and burial were to be held privately. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

Joyce A. Edelen, 76

Joyce A. Edelen of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was 76 years old.

Service and burial were to be held privately at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, Md. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

Timothy Russell Fowler, 67

Timothy Russell “Tim” Fowler, 67, of South Bethany, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., surrounded by family.

Joseph W. ‘Joe’ Vance Jr., 72

Joseph “Joe” W. Vance Jr., 72, of Lewes, Del., formerly of King of Prussia, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his home.

Vance was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Joseph W. Vance Sr. and Georgianna (Campbell) Vance. He retired as a supervisor with T-Thermal in Conshohocken, Pa., after 23 years of service.

Jermaine P. Harris Sr., 41

Jermaine P. Harris Sr., of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Harris was born Sept. 28, 1972, in Rochester, N.Y., to the late Randall L. Harris and Joanne Bailey Harris, who survives him.

Aja Henderson

Aja Henderson of Nelsonia, Va., and formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Va., surrounded by friends and family.

Herbert Burton ‘Herb’ Kennell III, 67

Herbert Burton “Herb” Kennell III, 67, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of Mildred (Stewart) Kennell and the late Herbert Burton Kennell Jr. He was a carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran.

Eileen Miller Phillips, 79

Eileen Miller Phillips, 79, of Ocean View, Del., peacefully passed away in her sleep in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

William F. ‘Bill’ Ruback, 81

William F. “Bill” Ruback, 81, Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of College Park, Md., passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Joe C. Shourd, 70

Joe C. Shourd, 70, of Parsonsburg, Md., passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Almyra, Ark., son of the late Olen C. and Edna (Donaldson) Shourd.

He retired as a communications terminal operator with the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of the American Legion in Oak Orchard and the VFW.

Minh V. Tran, 54

Minh V. Tran, 54, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Kien Giang, Vietnam, and was the son of the late Binh V. Tran and the late Thien Thi Bui. He was a mechanic for Perdue in Georgetown, Del.

Elizabeth D. Travalini, 91

Elizabeth D. Travalini, 91, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Travalini was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Dominick Mazza and Lucrezia (Vavala) Mazza. She was an endlessly loving and devoted mother and homemaker. She found joy in playing Bingo.

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