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Obituaries

Grace Elizabeth Vargas Everson

Ocean Pines–Grace Elizabeth Vargas Everson, age 82, died on Aug. 29, 2014 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Peters Hazleton. She is survived by her husband, John G. Everson, and four children, Sharon Vargas Elliott and her husband, Dick; Sonia Vargas… Read more »

Anson Freeman Wilcox

Ocean Pines–Anson Freeman Wilcox, age 90, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   Born in Norfolk, Va. he was the son of the late William and Janie Briggs Wilcox. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara S. Wilcox, and daughters, Susan Rosenthal and her husband, Scott… Read more »

Donald L. Selway

Dagsboro, Del.–Donald L. Selway, 90, of Dagsboro, Del. and formerly of Wilmington died Friday, June 27, 2014 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.   He was born in Wilmington and was the son of the late John L. and Mary C. (Voorhees) Selway. Don owned and operated the Salty Sands Motel in Ocean City for… Read more »

James “Jim” W. East

Berlin–James “Jim” W. East passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 16, 1942 in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Donald East and Margaret Flood East Vrazsity. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis East in 2012. He leaves behind his… Read more »

Paul K. “Pudge” Ruppert

Ocean City–Paul K. “Pudge” Ruppert, Jr., 64, of Ocean City died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.   He was born in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late Paul K. and Ethel Ruppert Sr. Pudge dedicated many years to the food and beverage industry, most notably serving… Read more »

Lester Joseph Struble, Sr.

Berlin–Lester Joseph Struble, Sr., 80, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in West Milford, N.J., he was the son of the late Lester Aloysius Struble and Cecelia Tintle Struble. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann Mackin Struble and children, Carol Lebedz and her husband, Glenn… Read more »

Regina Elena Moran

Berlin–Regina Elena Moran, 54, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her home in Berlin.   Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Adolph Smallwood and Joan Tomarchis Smallwood. She is survived by her husband, Steven Michael Moran and her two children, Christina Marie Truitt and her husband, Dell of Berlin, and Christopher… Read more »

John Chester Rayne

Powellville–John Chester Rayne, 62, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his home.   Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Chester West Rayne and Hazel Powell Rayne. He is survived by his brother, David Powell Rayne and his girlfriend, Terry Koshi. Also surviving is a niece, Megan Rayne Flick of Harrisonburg, Va…. Read more »

Lena Mildred Powell

Berlin–Lena Mildred Powell, 92, died peacefully with her daughter by her side, on Sunday March 9, 2014 at their home in Salisbury. Born in Gilmer County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy Burl Martin and Comellow L. Post Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Powell, Jr. in… Read more »

Gail Marie Pinney Farrell

Lansdale–Gail Marie Pinney Farrell, 77, of Lansdale and formerly of Ocean Pines, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Brittany Pointe Estates. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Farrell, Jr. Born May 11, 1936 in Bridgeport, Conn., she was a daughter of the late George H. and Josephine M. (Hicks) Goddu. Mrs. Farrell graduated… Read more »