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Obituaries

Donald R. Hartwig

Donald R. Hartwig

March 25, 1927 — September 25, 2019
Service: October 3, 2019

Donald R. Hartwig, age 92, of Newark, DE passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born on March 25, 1927 in Tamaqua, PA to the late Robert A. Hartwig and Catherine Elizabeth (Rosenberger) Hartwig. Donald graduated in 1944 from Tamaqua High School. After high school he proudly served in the US Navy during the World War ll and was in the South Pacific Theater. He worked as the Supervisor of building and grounds for the New Castle...

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Franklin Eugene Holtman, Jr.

Franklin Eugene Holtman, Jr.

January 27, 1960 — September 24, 2019
Service: October 5, 2019

Franklin, "Frank" Eugene Holtman, Jr., age 59 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was born on January 27, 1960 in Baltimore, MD to the late Franklin Eugene Holtman, Sr. and Janice Ann (Yeager) Holtman. Frank was very diverse in his range of activities. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, shooting guns with his sons, collecting antiques, and spending time in nature. Frank recently joined Kung Fu, which he started in his...

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William  "Bill" Louis Kirn, Jr.

William "Bill" Louis Kirn, Jr.

December 8, 1956 — September 23, 2019
Service: No Services

William, "Bill" Louis Kirn, Jr., age 62 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was born on December 08, 1956 in Wilmington, DE to the late William Louis Kirn, Sr. and Evelyn Elizabeth (Thompson) Kirn. Bill was highly skilled in welding and will always be remembered for how hard he worked. He was very outgoing, straightforward, and good hearted. Bill enjoyed hunting rabbit, duck, goose, and deer. He also enjoyed fishing...

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Lucille I. Wilson

Lucille I. Wilson

June 10, 1921 — September 23, 2019
Service: No Services

Lucille I. Wilson, age 98 of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. She was born in Tuscaloosa, AL on June 10, 1921 to the late Thomas Ingram and Stevie (Thompson) Ingram. Lucille was an honor student (Summa Cum Laude).. She achieved a Master's Degree in English Literature, a Master's in Education and Bachelor Degree in Human Resources. She was a substitute teacher and later became the Director of Personnel at DuPont's Water...

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Willie Samuel Lyle

Willie Samuel Lyle

June 13, 1953 — September 20, 2019
Service: October 4, 2019

Willie Samuel Lyle, age 66 of Newark, DE passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 13, 1953 to the late Walter Lyle, Sr. and Daisy Rebecca (Brown) Lyle. Willie served his country in the Army and later became a mechanic in the National Guard. He was an avid fisherman and a passionate fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He was very close with his family and had a special bond with them all. He was a loving brother, a...

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Michael Doll, Sr.

Michael Doll, Sr.

November 15, 1958 — September 16, 2019
Service: No Services

Michael "Mike" David Doll Sr., of Rising Sun, MD, age 60, passed away on Monday September 16, 2019. He was born on November 15, 1958 in Baltimore, MD to the late Warren T. Doll and Ida W. (Warfield) Doll. Mike worked for the Norfolk Southern Rail Road. for 30 years as a Train Inspector. His hobbies included fishing and boating throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Chincoteague. He had a passion for building and even designed his own home and...

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Robert Ragan

Robert Ragan

January 15, 1929 — September 15, 2019
Service: September 20, 2019

Robert C. Ragan, of Middletown, DE passed away September 15, 2019 at the age of 90. Son of the late W. Curtis and Hazel Ragan, Robert grew up in Conowingo, Maryland with surviving brothers, Lawrence and Donald. After time in the U.S. Army, attending the University of Delaware and Goldey-Beacom College – he went on to marry the love of his life, Agnes A. Stopyra (also surviving). Together, they enjoyed 59 years of constant devotion...

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Charles Smith, Jr.

Charles Smith, Jr.

October 16, 1918 — September 15, 2019
Service: September 24, 2019

Charles "Charley" E. Smith, Jr. of Newark, DE, age 100, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019. The son of Charles E. Smith and Violet M. (Roberts) Smith, he was born in Ilion, NY on October 16, 1918. Charley proudly served in the US Navy for 4.5 years, earning the rank of Lt. Commander, then spent 7 years in the US Reserves. He retired from Gaylord Container in 1981 after 32 years of service. Charley served on the City of Newark Board of...

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Rudolph "Skip" Johnson, Jr.

Rudolph "Skip" Johnson, Jr.

July 11, 1935 — September 12, 2019
Service: No Services

Rudolph "Skip" S. Johnson, Jr., of Middletown, DE, age 84 passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born on July 11, 1935 in Wilmington, DE to the late Rudolph S. Johnson, Sr. and Gladys Marie (Campbell) Foraker. A hard worker, Skip spent his over 30 year career with Imperial Chemical Industries working as a chemical engineer and later as a forklift driver until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of Newark United Methodist...

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Anne Sill

Anne Sill

February 11, 1945 — September 12, 2019
Service: No Services

Anne Hayes Sill of Chesapeake City, MD, age 74, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. She was born in Philadelphia County, PA on February 11, 1945 to the late Thomas Hayes and Catherine (Campbell) Hayes. Anne worked for Sun Transport for over twenty years before going on to work as a medical coder and teaching medical coding for ten years. An avid reader of non-fiction, she would often enjoy a book with her beloved cats by her side. ...

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