Palma Ann “Pam” Quillen, 57, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, at home. She was a homemaker and a partner in Kenneth Copeland Ministries. She attended Beth’El Tabernacle Church of God in Clarksville, Del.
Quillen was preceded in death by her parents, William T. and Palma Murray Sullivan. She is survived by her husband, Larry S. Quillen; a son, Marcus B. Quillen of Frankford; two daughters, Kelly Q. Birch of Salisbury, Md. and Shannan L. Powell of Georgetown, Del.; a brother, Thomas W. Sullivan of Westminster, Md.; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 2008, with interment in Redmen’s Cemetery, Selbyville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her memory to Beth’El Tabernacle Church of God, 34180 Omar Rd., Frankford, DE 19945.
Miriam R. Mundorf, 82, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at home. She was a teacher’s aide at East Millsboro Elementary School, in Millsboro. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro. She loved lighthouses and collected many models of them.
Mundorf was preceded in death by her parents, John D. and Mabel A. Dobson Gray; her husband, James Grier Mundorf; and a son, Gary Brice Mundorf. She is survived by two sons, Charles Blair Mundorf Sr. and his wife, Shirley, of Dover, Del. and John D. “Jack” Mundorf of Millsboro; three daughters, Pat Rust and her husband, Fred, of Georgetown, Del., Greer Elizabeth Dietrich and her husband, Brad, of Wrightsville, Pa. and Tracy Moore and her husband, Richard, of Millsboro; a brother, Donald F. Gray of Seaford, Del.; two sisters, Mary Jane Rohlfing and her husband, Ed, of Millsboro and Pat Johnson and her husband, Richard, also of Millsboro; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service was scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Edith Mae Holston, born Edith Mae West, 99, passed away peacefully at the Seaford Retirement and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, July 21, 2008. An avid lover of music, she enjoyed singing and playing the piano, organ and other musical instruments in her younger years. She and her late husband were farmers for many years, retiring in 1972. They were members of Providence United Methodist Church, Georgetown, Del.
Holston was preceded in death by her husband, Larry E. Holston; two grandchildren, Neal C. Willey and Jeffrey Donaway; four siblings, Margaret Hitchens, Florence Hitchens, Huey West and Edward West; two sons-in-law, Russell Willey and Lawrence P. Malloy; and a daughter-in-law, Anna Mae Holston. She is survived by her children, Margaret L. Willey of Milton, Del., William Elwood Holston, Reese L. Holston, Charles Ray Holston and his wife, Pat, all of Georgetown, and Virginia H. Molloy of Indian Trail, N.C.; her grandchildren, Wayne E. Holston, Michael A. Holston, Alvin K. Holston, Karen S. Franklin, Wade W. Willey, Gregory Donaway and Sean P. Malloy; she was also blessed with ten great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2008, with interment in the Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.
The family would like to thank the nurses, certified nurse’s assistants, aides and all other staff at the Seaford Center for all their excellent care for the past 18 years.
Orin Dale “Sonny” Womack, 48, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Kutztown, Pa., passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 21, 2008. He was currently employed by the City of Rehoboth Beach as part of the Building and Grounds crew. He was formerly employed by Tilcon, George & Lynch Inc. of Del. and Schlouch Inc. of Pennsylvania. He served as a Merchant Marine and was a lifetime member of the Perry Township Game Association. He enjoyed his American Indian heritage as he was part Narragansett and also part Cherokee Indian. He also enjoyed his family and friends, sport-fishing, hunting, beachcombing, boating and wood carving.
Womack was preceded in death by his parents, Mora D. and Anita (Attaway) Womack. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Ann M. Womack; his brother, Robert Scott of Bell, Fla.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Miriam M. and Richard D. Kline of Shoemakersville, Pa.
Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963; the Tunnell Cancer Center, 18941 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971; or the Nanticoke Indian Assoc., 27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966.
Blonnie Vera (Sammons) McCall, 83, of Lewes, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008.
McCall was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; her husband, John McCall; one daughter, Sandra Kaye Sammons; one sister and three brothers. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Fern (Sammons) Bliss-Morgan of Camden, N.J.; her granddaughter, Stacey (Bliss) Rickets; three great-grandchildren, Stacia, Galya and Craig of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Rochelle Nock and Vivian Johnson; two brothers; Crawford and Harlin Johnson; and an adopted son, David Tull of Millsboro; as well as her extended family – the staff and residents of the former Lewes Convalescent Center and the Millsboro Renaissance Nursing Rehabilitation Center – and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, July 24, 2008, with interment in Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Johnson Stanton Collins Jr., 94, of Millsboro, Del., departed his mortal life peacefully on Monday, July 21, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was a truck driver for Parker Block Co. in Millsboro for 40 years. Although unable to attend trade school, he taught himself how to do plumbing and electrical wiring that was applauded by professionals who checked his work. After retirement from Parker Block Co., he worked as a handyman at Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes.
As a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Millsboro, he served on the trustee board and had been the church lay leader, as well as a lay speaker. Nevertheless, his greatest joy was serving Jesus Christ.
Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Johnson S. Collins Sr. and Alice B. Shockley Collins; and a sister, Doris McCreary. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Irene A. Collins; a loving and devoted son, James J. Collins and his wife, Ernestine, of Camden, Del.; a granddaughter, Sheri L. Humphrey and her husband, Shaun D., of Schwenksville, Pa.; a precious great-granddaughter, McKenzie L. Humphrey; two sisters, Hortense Collins and Aldermae Tindley of Dover, Del.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were to be held 11 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2008, at the Friendship U.M. Church, Friendship Road, Millsboro. Interment will be in Friendship U.M. Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Michael James Cline, 24, of Georgetown, Del., passed away Monday, July 14, 2008, in Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, Del. He was a construction worker for Thompson and Son. An avid sword collector, he also loved playing Nintendo and fishing with his father. He was a quick-witted comedian, was always happy and had a joke for every occasion. “Don’t worry, be happy” was his philosophy of life.
Cline is survived by his parents, Richard and Cynthia Maslin Cline of Millsboro, Del.; twin brother, Thomas Cline, and his wife, Brandi, of Dagsboro, Del.; paternal grandmother, Doris Cline of Laurel, Del.; maternal grandparents, Jim and Connie Maslin of Townsend, Del.; and his favorite cat, Scully.
Services were to be held Friday, July 18, 2008. Interment was private.
Walter Linford “Lenny” Clark Jr., 70, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He spent most of his life as a truck driver. In his early years, he worked with his first cousin, Clarence “Gib” Johnson, in timbering. Later he went to work for Townsends Inc. He spent many years working for Collins & Ryan, which later became Suburban Propane, in Millsboro, retiring in 1994. He later went back to work at Townsends Inc. and Melvin Joseph’s Construction Co. He finally called it quits, and retired once and for all in 2007.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. Clark Sr. and Arzie Morris Clark; a brother, Norman Clark; a sister, Loretta Mumford; his second wife, Bessie Wright Clark; and a step-daughter, Cheryl Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Lulu Sample Clark; a brother, Roger Clark; three sisters, Doreen Jackson, Yvonne Street and Joyce Clark, all of Millsboro; his step-children, Brady Sample, Clayton Sample, Katina Sample, Byron Wright and Bonnie Hall; his grandchildren, Darris Sample, Casharra Sample, B.J. Wright, Candida Jackson, Brian Hall and Leia Nichols; and a great-granddaughter, Tatyana Jackson. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and a host of friends.
Services will be held Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the Harmony United Methodist Church, 27270 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, Del., at 2 p.m., with visitation starting at 1 p.m. The Rev. Claudia Waters will officiate the service. Interment will be in the Harmony U.M. Church Cemetery.
Paul A. Potter, 74, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Germantown, Md., passed away Monday, July 8, 2008, of lung cancer. He had been a construction manager with the Morauer and Hartzell Construction Co. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, as a paratrooper with the 101st Airbourne Division.
Potter was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nancy Lee Stocksdale Potter; and a brother, Charles Potter Jr. He is survived by two daughters, Jackie Wildman of Darnestown, Md., and Shari Conlon of Frederick, Md.; a sister, Nancy L. Potter of Arlington, Va.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date.
Ruth Bernice Smith Holsinger, 89, formerly Dobson, passed away Friday, July 11, 2008, at Homestead Manor in Denton, Md., an assisted-living facility, where she had lived for the past several years.
She was a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduation, she worked in Baltimore, Md. as a social worker and playground supervisor. She later worked as a long-term substitute teacher in Denton, Md., before entering a career with the Department of Social Services as a foster care caseworker in Caroline County, Md.
She was a formidable presence if the need arose and was fiercely loyal to her family. At the same time, she also served as a 4-H leader, a Cub Scout den mother, Sunday school teacher and organizer of “sock-hop” for local youth featuring the Baltimore TV personality Buddy Deane. She was also a member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Denton, the Caroline County Library Board and the Women’s Club of Denton.
Holsinger was preceded in death by her parents, Charles H. and Jeanette Brown Smith of Federalsburg, Md.; her first husband, C. Emory Dobson; and her second husband, Francis L. Holsinger. She was especially proud of and extremely close to her brother, the Hon. Marvin H. Smith, 91, of Easton, Md., a former judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals. In addition to her brother, she is survived by her children, Marsha D. Poole of Somerset, Va., Stewart Dobson of Ocean City, Md., John C. Dobson of Ocean City; a step-daughter, Mary Linda Bleinberger, of Towson, Md.; a step-son, Mark Holsinger, of Ocean Pines, Md., six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, July 15, 2008, with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1505 Emerson Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801.
David L. Brady, 35, of Frankford, Del., passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He was employed by Treasure Beach RV Park, Fenwick Island, Del. He was a soccer coach and loved to play with his kids. At one time he had been a lead singer in a band.
Brady is survived by his wife, Christine Houser Brady, with whom he had been together 19 years; two children, Zain and Alexa Brady at home; his parents, Marion Thomas and Margaret Marshall Brady of Georgetown, Del.; a brother, Marion Thomas Brady Jr. of Va.; and a sister, Helen Isdell and her husband, Eddie, also of Va.
Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, 2008, with interment in Carey’s Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.
Michael Paul Joseph, 49, of Greensboro, Md., passed away on July 3, 2008, at the Caroline Home for Hospice in Denton, Md. Joseph was born on Feb 2, 1959, to the late Ronald L. Joseph Sr., and Reba Elliott Joseph Evans, who survives him.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Shelley Jump Joseph, and two daughters: Krista Nichole Davis, 16, and Kendall Brooke Davis, 12. He is also survived by his in-laws, Alice and Edwin Jump, of Denton, Md., and two brothers: James “Tony” Joseph and his wife April, of Laurel, Del., and Keith Patrick Joseph, and his wife Kathy, of Gumboro, Del.
He was preceded by a brother, Ronald L. Joseph Jr., in 1993. Also surviving him are three nieces and a nephew whom he adored: Brittany, Tara and Chelsea Joseph, and Ethan Joseph. Two other loves in his life were his dog, “Yoshie,” and his cat, “Sir Charles von Cat.”
Services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 South Washington St. in Millsboro, Del., at 1 p.m., where friends may call for a visitation one-hour prior. The Rev. Jerry Hughes will officiate. Interment will be at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro.
The family welcomes floral contributions.
Letters of condolences may be e-mailed via watsonfh.com or delmarvaobits.com.
Elva M. Wells, 75, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del.
Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, July 8, 2008, with interment in Carey’s Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.
Elijah B. Tyre, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former member of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club and worked at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Del., until his illness. He enjoyed taking long drives on the many back country roads of Sussex County.
Tyre was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Thelma (Bennett) Tyre. He is survived by his son, Steven Tyre and his wife, Denise, of Dagsboro, Del.; a daughter, Krystal McCoy and her husband, Keith, of Bridgeville; a brother, Lemuel Tyre of Ocean View, Del.; a sister, Carol Elliott of Bridgeville, Del.; a granddaughter, Dakota Tyre; grandson, Trevor Timmons; several nieces and nephews.
Services were private.
Helen P. Smith, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at home. She worked for the State of Delaware at Stockley Center, retiring in 1990 after many years of service. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro. An unconditional giver of love to her family, she enjoyed reading, gardening and bird-watching.
Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, July 5, 2008, with interment in Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Evelyn D. Parsons, 86, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Adkins many years ago. She was a 70-year member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro and loved to participate in many church related activities. She was also a member of the Delaware Dental Association.
Parsons was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alice Coffin Donaway; her husband, Robert J. Parsons Sr.; and a sister, Margaret Pearl Hall. She is survived by her son, Robert J. Parsons II of Baltimore, Md.
Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2008, with interment in Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may by made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, the Salvation Army or to the American Heart Association.
Helen T. Lynch, 86, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Patricia. She worked as a clerk at the former Wilgus Dry Cleaners in Selbyville. She also did private-duty home health care. She was a member of Selbyville Assembly of God Church.
Lynch was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel T. and Mary Elizabeth Morse Myers. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Simpler of Selbyville and Brenda Herring of Marysville, Wash.; a sister, Rosa Morse of Selbyville; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Chapel services were scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2008, with interment in Delaware Veteran’s Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 530, Selbyville, DE 19975; or Selbyville Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 88, Selbyville, DE 19975.
Nellie Jean Daisey, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. She worked at Seawatch International in Milford, Del., working in the personnel department and later in the security department, retiring in 1995 after many years of service. She was a member of the VFW Post 7422 Ladies Auxiliary in Millsboro. Her favorite hobby was crocheting, which she did for many years.
Daisey was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Elizabeth Cooper Dennis; her husband, Leroy; and her son, Donald. She is survived by her son, Terry Daisey and his wife, Carolyn, of Dagsboro, Del; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S Washington Street, Millsboro, where friends may call at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Carey’s Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Roland W. Chandler, 72, of Frankford, Del., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by his loving family. He worked for Mountaire Poultry for numerous years, retiring in 1998. He was a special husband, father and grandfather, and loved his family, especially his great-grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. He enjoyed camping, bike riding and taking vacations.
Chandler was preceded in death by his father, Ben Chandler; mother, Catherine (Banks) Chandler; brother, Preston Chandler; and sister, Ruth Gum. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elizabeth (Teeny) Chandler; two daughters, Denise Tripp and her husband, Dennis, of Dagsboro, Del., and Linda Toomey and her husband, Marty, of Laurel, Del.; grandchildren, Marcy Robbins and her husband, Kevin, Heidi Roytas and her husband, Rob, Faith Brian and her husband, Brandon, Crystal BeMiller and her boyfriend, Jimmy, Dennis L. Tripp Jr. and his wife, Heather, and Kyle Tripp; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Tyler Robbins, Jocelyn Roytas, Dennis L. Tripp III, Rebecca Tripp, Dallas Mitchell, Britney and Lynn BeMiller; four sisters, Joan Jenkins and her husband, Edgar, Joyce Tubbs, Jean Robinson and her husband, George, Carolyn Moore and her husband, Clinton; two brothers, George Chandler and his wife, Chris, and Virgil Chandler and his wife, Betty Jane; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2008, with interment in Dagsboro Redmens Memorial Cemetery.
Anthony Capuano, 76, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at home. He was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard, Del. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Army. A gentle soul, he was a modest man who loved his grandchildren, fishing and horses.
Capuano was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Frances Caruso Capuano; and a brother, Louis Capuano. He is survived by his wife, Loretta M. Capuano; three sons, Anthony Joseph Capuano and his wife, Marlo, of Worthington, Ohio, Mark Stephen Capuano of Millsboro and Christopher Edward Capuano of Centerville, Md.; a brother, Phillip Capuano and his wife, Constance, of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a sister, Anna M. Curry and her husband, James D., of Dunkirk, Md.; a sister-in-law, Christine Capuano of Ocean City, Md.; and the joys of his life, six grandchildren, Vincent, Carlotta, Claire, Cecelia, Olivia and Elizabeth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Route 24, Oak Orchard, Del. A viewing will be held Monday, July 7, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro. The Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Interment will be at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.