Obituaries

Mary Jeanette Jacobs, 74

Mary Jeanette Jacobs, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2018, at her home in Selbyville, Del. She was born Dec. 23, 1943, in Trenton, Mo., the daughter of the late Donald Bennett Ingerslew and Phyllis (Trudeau) Ingerslew.

Michael Joseph Mahon, 48

Michael Joseph Mahon, 48, of Frankford, Del., passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. He was born Oct. 4, 1969, in Wheaton, Md., to the late Frances Motondo Mahon and Joseph M. Mahon, who survives him.

Judith Lynn Mitchell, 70

Judith Lynn Mitchell, 70, of Millsboro Del., passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, surrounded by family, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born at Beebe on May 30, 1947, to the late Edward G. Hickman and Catherine Ringler Hickman.

George W. Schwobel, 84

George W. Schwobel, 84, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully in the care of his family and Delaware Hospice, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. He was born in Queens, N.Y. on May 27, 1933.

Schwobel retired from work as a maintenance mechanic for TWA Airlines. He moved to Lewes in 2009 from North Port, Long Island, N.Y.

Robert Louis ‘Bob’ Thompson, 83

Robert Louis “Bob” Thompson, 83, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, Del. He was born on Wednesday, March 21, 1934, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Nathaniel Thompson and Evelyn (Booth) Thompson.

Eleanor Lee West, 93

Eleanor Lee West, 93, of Gumboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Delaware State Rep. Charles P. West, who preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2015.

Joyce Alta Wootten Hudson, 65

Joyce Alta Wootten Hudson, 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. She was born in Harbeson, Del., on Aug. 10, 1952, to the late Melvin Reese Wootten and Doris E. Wootten Fisher, who survives her.

Dolores L. ‘Dee’ Dorman, 83

Dolores L. “Dee” Dorman, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. She was born April 15, 1934, and bragged that she was born on Tax Day, the day the Titanic sunk and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination date. Her parents were William Lee Hudson and Alice Lavenia Hayden.

Thomas Michael Kerr Sr., 82

Thomas Michael Kerr Sr., 82, of Ocean View, Del., died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. Kerr was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Charles Carroll and Laura Josephine (Arnold) Kerr.

Hugh Joseph ‘Hughie’ McBride, 73

Hugh Joseph “Hughie” McBride, 73, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif., the eldest son of the late Hugh F. McBride and Ellen (O’Connell) McBride. He grew up and lived much of his life in the “Forty Acres” of Wilmington, Del.

Charles Hill Mitchell, 93

Charles Hill Mitchell, 93, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Feb. 9, 2018, at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford. He was a farmer and owner of Mission Farms. He dedicated his life to serving the youth of the community and making a difference.

Sean Patrick O’Brien, 39

Sean Patrick O’Brien, 39, of Ocean City, Md., died suddenly on Feb. 4, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on April 5, 1978, and grew up in Severna Park.

A member of Severna Park High School’s class of 1996, he later attended Anne Arundel Community College. A plumber by trade, at the time of his death he worked for Ocean View Plumbing.

James William ‘Billy P.’ Parramore Jr., 50

James William “Billy P.” Parramore Jr., 50, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He was born in Salisbury, Md., on Jan. 3, 1968, son of the late James William Sr. and Nancy (Kohler) Parramore.

William Wayne “Robbie” Robinson Jr., 71

Mary Catherine ‘Katie’ (Larson) Peterson, 71

Mary Catherine “Katie” (Larson) Peterson, 71, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., on Feb. 10, 2018, after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease.

Neil F. Taylor Jr., 85

Neil F. Taylor Jr., 85, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Neil Frank Taylor Sr. and Verna Loretta (Ernest) Taylor.

Taylor retired from work as a lineman for C&P Telephone and was a member of Elks Lodge 2645 in Ocean City, Md., and the American Legion. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

Betty Baker West, 83

Betty Baker West, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and Coastal Hospice, on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. She was born in Georgetown, Del., to the late Paul and Helen Hickman Elliott.

Norman Charles ‘Charlie’ Blackiston, 70

Norman Charles “Charlie” Blackiston, 70, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Dover, Del., Sudlersville, Md., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born in Chestertown, Md., on Oct. 3, 1947, son of the late Norman Blackiston and Hilda (Burris) Blackiston.

Joseph L. Donohue, 77

Joseph L. Donohue, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Joseph P. Donohue and Alice (Bettinger) Donohue.

Janet Leigh Van Wagoner Garcia, 85

Janet Leigh Van Wagoner Garcia, 85, passed away Jan. 24, 2018. Born on Dec. 3, 1932, she was a true light to all who knew her.

Nancy A. Hoeflich, 71

Nancy A. Hoeflich, 71, of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at home. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Marshall Teabo and Gloria (Carlson) Teabo.

She retired from work as an administrative secretary from Royal Plus Inc. She was an ambassador for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and was a board member with Cocktails Curing Cancer.

Agnes Agalia Mathews, 84

Agnes Agalia Mathews, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away in the care of her family and Delaware Hospice on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

Rebecca S. ‘Becky’ Munsell, 72

Rebecca S. “Becky” Munsell, 72, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Centreville, Md., and northern Baltimore County, Md., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

Cassandra M. Ooten, 25

Cassandra M. Ooten, 25, of Millsboro, Del., passed away gently at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., from a rapid-onset sudden illness. She was born on Nov. 23, 1992, to Tracey and Juanita Ooten Harris in Wichita, Kansas. She moved to Delaware at 6 months and was a lifelong Delawarean.

Marguerite E. Rickards, 87

Marguerite E. Rickards, 87, of Selbyville, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born July 11, 1930, in Selbyville, Del., daughter of the late Frank Lynch and Edna (Figgs) Lynch. She was a homemaker.

James W. Adams, 91

James W. Adams, 91, of Laurel, Del., passed away at home on Jan. 16, 2018, while in the care of his family and Delaware Hospice. He was born in Georgetown, Del., on July 3, 1926, to the late Ira Adams and Carrie Wilson Adams.

Robert W. ‘Bob’ Densmore, 51

Robert W. “Bob” Densmore, 51, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of New Castle, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on March 6, 1966, to Glen R. Densmore Sr. and Nancy (Dempsey) Densmore, and graduated from Delcastle High School in the Class of 1985.

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ (Eastham) Eakins, 69

Dorothy “Dottie” (Eastham) Eakins, 69, of Bethany Beach/Ocean View, Del., lost her very short battle with cancer on Jan. 13, 2018. She was born July 1, 1948, in Wiesbaden, Germany, to Eleanor Anna “Ella” Bohland Eastham, who passed away when Eakins was 12. She was raised by her dad and mom, Joe W. Eastham and Brigitte Eastham.

David Forney, 78

David Forney, 78, of Long Neck, Del., is at rest. He passed away and went “home,” surrounded by love, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, while his daughter Michelle reassured him with words of comfort, held his hand and rested her head next to his. His cherished son and his partner-in-life, his wife, Sandie, were just feet away.

Robert Kurten, 87

Robert Kurten passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was 87 years old.

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

William D. ‘Bill’ McCabe, 81

William D. “Bill” McCabe, 81, of Omar, Del., passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. He was born at home in Roxana, Del., on Sept. 11, 1936, to the late Merrill McCabe and Evelyn McCabe Lynch.

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