Smyrna/Clayton Sun Times Obituaries

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September 27, 2018

Rev. Dr. George "Paapa Daddy P." Class-Peters

Rev. Dr. George "Paapa Daddy P." Class-Peters

The Bishop Elect Rev. Dr. George Class-Peters aka Paapa, Daddy P., 56, of Smyrna, Delaware, formerly of Queens, New York, who hailed from Cape Coast Ghana, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Rev. Dr. Class-Peters was born on Sept. 23, 1961 in Takoradi,...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Sep. 18 to Sep. 27, 2018.

September 20, 2018

June 29, 2018

Bruce Douglas Nygard

Bruce Douglas Nygard

Bruce Douglas Nygard, of Dover, Delaware, the longtime owner of DEL-MAR APPLIANCE lost his battle with cancer on June 8, 2018 surrounded by family. Bruce is survived by his mother JoAnn Nygard Mandarano, wife Elizabeth, children Eric Nygard, Laura (Casey) Lewis, and Dougla...

June 22, 2018

June 15, 2018

Robert Martin "Bob" Spencer

Robert Martin "Bob" Spencer

Robert "Bob" Martin Spencer, a dedicated husband, family man, friend and mentor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the age of 78, surrounded by his family and close friends. Born April 15, 1940 in Clayton, Delaware to John Francis Spencer and Mary Beatrice...

June 14, 2018

May 17, 2018

Joan Fenimore Parker (Storey)

Joan Fenimore Parker (Storey)

Joan Fenimore Storey Parker, of Leipsic, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 86. Mrs. Parker was born June 24, 1931 in Dover, to the late William C. Storey and Nan Slaughter Storey. She had worked for the Delaware Division of...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from May 16 to May 17, 2018.

April 20, 2018

Irene Caley (Moffitt)

Irene Caley (Moffitt)

Irene M. Caley, of Smyrna, passed away on April 5, 2018. She was 90. She was born on September 21, 1927 in Elkton, MD, the daughter of the late Arthur T. and M. Etta Hobson Moffitt. She was a 1945 graduate of John Bassett Moore High School, Smyrna, and graduated from...

Mary Alice Koehler (née Holman)

Mary Alice Koehler (née Holman)

Mary Alice Koehler (née Holman) of Smyrna, Delaware, died peacefully in her sleep while under the care of Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Delaware on March 30th, 2018 at the age of 70. Mary is survived by her husband; Larry, and daughter Michelle Bearstop (Marti) of Capitol...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Apr. 11 to Apr. 20, 2018.

Willie Patterson

Willie Patterson

Willie Patterson, born Aug. 5, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama, son of the late Rev. James H. (Grant) Patterson and Georgia Bailey Patterson and the husband of Mildred Patterson of Smyrna, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 30, 2018, after a lengthy stay at Tuskagee...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Apr. 11 to Apr. 20, 2018.

Irvin Rothenberg

Irvin Rothenberg

Irvin Rothenberg of Dover, DE passed away peacefully on April 5, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. He was 63. Irv was born September 26, 1954 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Mary and William Rothenberg. He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1972 and West Chester...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Apr. 11 to Apr. 20, 2018.

March 30, 2018

Katharyn B. "Kay" Vaughn (Boehmler)

Katharyn B. "Kay" Vaughn (Boehmler)

Katharyn B. Vaughn, also known as Kay, Purple Kay and Dragon Lady (to her children and grandchildren), age 89 of Westminster Village in Dover, DE, passed away on March 2, 2018. Born in Wilmington, DE on March 26, 1928, to George and Hazel Boehmler, she was raised in Smyrna,...

March 23, 2018

William H. Bullock

William H. Bullock

William H. Bullock, 78, Blackbird, Delaware passed March 7, 2018. He was born September 15, 1939 in Dover, son of William L. and Freda H. Bullock. Bill grew up in Smyrna and graduated from Smyrna High School in 1957. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in January 1958 and served for...

February 22, 2018

Myrtle Marie Piser (Blendt)

Myrtle Marie Piser (Blendt)

Myrtle Marie Blendt Piser, of Newark, and formerly of Smyrna, passed away on February 3, 2018 at Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 93. She was born in Smyrna on August 9, 1924, the daughter of the late George M. Blendt and Hazel F. Blendt. She was a graduate of Smyrna...

February 15, 2018

Ethel Marie Craig (Bendler)

Ethel Marie Craig (Bendler)

Ethel Marie Bendler Craig, age 94, of Smyrna, Delaware, peacefully passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Westminster Health Center Dover, Delaware surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 28, 1923 in Wilmington, Delaware, the oldest of four children of the...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Feb. 6 to Feb. 15, 2018.

January 26, 2018

Doris M.V. Carrow (Virdin)

Doris M.V. Carrow (Virdin)

Doris M.V. Carrow (Virdin), age 85, of Smyrna, Delaware, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Doris was a native Delawarean, born on December 31, 1932 in Smyrna Landing. She is the daughter of the late Harry F. and Elizabeth (Bennett)...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Jan. 17 to Jan. 26, 2018.

January 19, 2018

Rodney Aaron Reynolds

Rodney Aaron Reynolds

Rodney Aaron Reynolds of Smyrna, DE, died on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his home. He was 79. Born on October 28, 1938 in Elkton, Maryland, he was the son of the late James Corbit Reynolds, II and Gladys Insolo Reynolds. In his younger years, he worked on the family farm until...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Jan. 10 to Jan. 19, 2018.

January 11, 2018

E. Deloris Reynolds

E. Deloris Reynolds

E. Deloris Reynolds of Smyrna, DE, died on Monday, December 25, 2017 at her home. She was 81. Born on December 22, 1936 in Dover, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. O'Neal and Maxine M. Legar. In her younger years, she was a 4-H Club Leader for many years...

James E. Turner III

James E. Turner III

James E. Turner, III, age 66, of Smyrna, Delaware, passed away at home on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Delaware is a safer and better place thanks to the life and work of Jamie Turner. As a firefighter, as the calm voice in the middle of years of hurricanes, floods and...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Jan. 2 to Jan. 11, 2018.

December 21, 2017

Ronald Lynn "Ronnie" Brown

Ronald Lynn "Ronnie" Brown

Ronald "Ronnie" Brown passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California from complications following heart surgery. Ron, a longtime resident of Anderson, California, was born on October 18, 1946 in Smyrna, Delaware to Victor and...

Published in the Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times from Dec. 12 to Dec. 21, 2017.

Benjamin Earl "Mr. Ben" Jones

Benjamin Earl "Mr. Ben" Jones

Benjamin E. "Mr. Ben" Jones of Smyrna, DE, died quietly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was 98 years old. Mr. Jones was born in Millington, MD, the son of the late George B. and Sarah Duling Jones. Mr. Jones had a long career with...

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