Obituaries

Pamela H. Burgard, 64

Pamela H. Burgard, 64, of Ocean View, Del., passed away after her long struggle with cancer, on Saturday Oct. 7, 2017. She was born in Harford County, Md., on Dec. 23, 1952, daughter of Cooper M. Edwards and Shirley (Monk) Edwards.

Charles E. ‘Murph’ Grimes, 92

Charles E. “Murph” Grimes, 92, of Selbyville, Del., passed on to eternal life on Oct. 13, 2017. Born in Baltimore, Md., on April 6, 1925, he was the son of the late James Grimes and Anna (Luber) Grimes.

Frieda H. Gotreaux, 94

Frieda H. Gotreaux, 94, of Frankford, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at her home. She was born in Germany on Nov. 29, 1922, daughter of the late Frederick Westfal and Hilda (Golon) Westfal.

Eric Kandrashoff, 69

Eric Kandrashoff, 69, passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in his home. He was born in Daytona Beach, Fla., son of the late Edward Kandrashoff and Rita (Berggren) Kandrashoff.

Kandrashoff was retired from the Secret Service, having been appointed to Uniform Division 121899 for 28 years, and protected six former U.S. presidents.

Philip E. Lockwood, 73

Philip E. Lockwood, 73, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was the son of the late William Jerome Lockwood and Alberta Helen (Brouwer) Lockwood.

Wayne E. Reed, 56

Wayne E. Reed, 56, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1961, in Milford, Del., to the late Lemuel Reed and Mary Griffith Reed.

George H. Henderson Jr., 67

George H. Henderson Jr., 67, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at home. He was born in Chester, Pa., and was the son of the late George H. Henderson Sr. and Mary (Kupchick) Henderson.

George Buford McAlpin, 79

George Buford McAlpin, 79, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Greenbrier, W.Va., on Jan. 17, 1938, son of the late Percy Buford McAlpin and Cassie Mae (Anderson) McAlpin.

Mattie M. Outten, 85

Mattie M. Outten, 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Life Care at Lofland Park in Seaford, Del. She was born in Selbyville, Del., on May 2, 1932, to the late Walter and Travella Townsend.

Florence Ellen (Tappan) Pugh, 82

Florence Ellen (Tappan) Pugh, 82, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, following a long illness. She was born in Lewes, Del., at Beebe Hospital on Dec. 5, 1934, daughter of the late William Bruce Tappan and Florence Emma Tappan, both lifelong residents of Rehoboth Beach.

John R. Stambaugh, 85

John R. Stambaugh, 85, of Henlopen Acres, Del., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. He was born Saturday, June 11, 1932, in Lewes, Del., son of the late Ervin L. Stambaugh and Margaret (Rhodes) Stambaugh.

Diane Isabel Stuttard, 93

Diane Isabel Stuttard, 93, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Harrison House in Georgetown. She was born Saturday, Nov. 3, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of the late John Kirkpatrick and Margaret (Lang) Kirkpatrick.

Nadine B. ‘Deanie’ Townsend, 75

Nadine B. “Deanie” Townsend, 75, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Chincoteague, Va., on Wednesday, March 18, 1942, daughter of the late Norman Bunting and Norma Lee (Bloxom) Bunting.

David C. Tyre, 65

David C. Tyre, 65, of Georgetown, Del., formerly of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. He was born in Lewes, Del., on Oct. 28, 1951, son of the late Chester E. Tyre and Dorothy Marie (West) Tyre. He was a graduate of Indian River High School, in the Class of 1969.

Donald T. Vaughan Sr., 88

Donald T. Vaughan Sr., 88, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 9, 1929, in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Dudley J. Vaughan Sr. and Ruth (Galleher) Vaughan.

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Webb Sr., 65

Robert J. “Bob” Webb Sr., 65, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1951, in Chester, Pa., on to the late William H. Webb and Anna (Janusiewicz) Webb.

Webb graduated from Saint James Catholic High School, where he played basketball. He was employed by Wonder Bread and also Frito-Lay before retiring. He was an avid Eagles fan.

Conrad D. Bittenbender Jr., 82

Conrad D. “Biff, “Connie” or “Bear” Bittenbender Jr., 82, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at home. He was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Conrad D. Bittenbender Sr. and Ann Rita (Taylor) Keating, and stepson to Earl Keating and to June Bittenbender.

Albert N. Fleshman, 89

Albert N. Fleshman, 89, of Greenwood, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of his family, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. He was born in Sun, W.Va., to the late Frank P. Fleshman and Sylvia M. Wiseman Fleshman.

Grace Foulkrod, 88

Grace Foulkrod, 88, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Sept. 1, 1929, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Charles Foulkrod and Jennie Gilbert Foulkrod.

Denise Ruth (Behme) Hayden, 73

Denise Ruth (Behme) Hayden, 73, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 1, 2017.

Hayden was a history buff and enjoyed sports, gardening, sewing, decorating and sharing her love of classic TV (especially “I Love Lucy”) and movies with her grandchildren. In addition, she enjoyed doing crafts with her granddaughters.

George P. Louizes, 81

George P. Louizes, 81, of Ocean City, Md., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Pericles Louizes and Maria (Papathopdus) Louizes.

He was a retired self-employed contractor and a member of Ocean City (Md.) Elks Lodge.

Columbus A. Nacchia Jr., 83

Columbus A. Nacchia Jr., 83, of Millville, Del., passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at his home. He was born June 17, 1934, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late Columbus A. Nacchia Sr. and Anna (Russo) Nacchia.

Nacchia was a member of Pipefitters Local #74. He enjoyed time with his family and going out to eat.

Vincentia M. ‘Vinnie’ Rickards, 63

Vincentia M. “Vinnie” Rickards, 63, of Georgetown, Del., passed away in the care of her family and Seasons Hospice on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. She was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Wilmington, Del., to the late Vincent and Wanda Sarra.

Frances M. Bunting, 78

On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Frances M. Bunting, 78, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully, at home, after bravely battling leukemia.

Dorothy J. Carbone, 90

Dorothy J. Carbone, 90, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Malvern, Pa., peacefully passed away on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Berlin (Md.) Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late Harold Irvin and Gertrude (Hamacher) Irvin.

Carbone enjoyed her life as a homemaker and was a lover of animals, especially her four cats.

Raymond F. Hamm Jr., 81

Raymond F. “Ray” Hamm Jr., 81, of Bethany Beach, Del., passed away on Sept. 23, 2017, after a long illness.

John Meister, 69

John Meister, 69, of Pasadena, Md., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. He was born Aug. 4, 1948, to Edward and Jane Meister.

Meister retired from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory after 42 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1971 and then went on to serve as a staff-sergeant in the Army Reserves for 22 years.

Catherine Swierczewski, 56

Catherine “Cathy” Swierczewski, 56, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Clayton, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at her home. She was born in Wilmington on Feb. 13, 1961, a daughter of the late Edward L. Swierczewski and Mary M. (Riccio) Swierczewski.

Swierczewski had worked for KSI for more than 30 years. She loved music and dancing.

Carl J. Taylor, 83

Carl J. Taylor, 83, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born in Spring Creek, Pa., on May 21, 1934, son of the late Glenard Ike Taylor and Mae Belle (Woodard) Taylor.

Mary Louise “M.L.” Evans-Lombe Elliott, 88

Mary Louise “M.L.” (Evans-Lombe) Elliott, 88, of Laurel, Del., and a resident of the Methodist Manor House, passed away on Sept. 16, 2017, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

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