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Anthony Thomas

Jun 03, 1974 - Nov 03, 2023

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Seaford, DE

Obituary pending A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM with a visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N Shipley St, Seaford, DE. To to the family or in memory of Anthony Q Thomas, please

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Howell L. Watkins, II

Sep 13, 1952 - Feb 21, 2024

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Seaford, DE

Howell L. Watkins, II passed away on February 21, 2024. Howell was born in Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Fort Pierce, Florida. Howell is predeceased by his parents Dr. Maltby and Gene Watkins. He is survived by his wife Valerie Matthews Watkins and their three children; William Watkins (Natalie K. Watkins), Allison Watkins, and Lillian Watkins. He is also survived by his brother Foxworthy Watkins and his sister Derby Watkins.Howell attended high school at Woodward Academy in Atlanta and received his BS degree from Mercer University. He earned a masters degree in Zoology from Florida State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University School of Law. The years spent at Mercer University helped mold him into the man he was and he was forever devoted to his alma mater. It was his honor to serve two terms as a member of the Board of Trustees. He was also a lifetime member of the Mercer President's Club, a member of the Mercer Press Board and the Mercer Athletic Foundation Board. While at Mercer he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and remained friends with his fraternity brothers throughout his life. Those friendships and the many, many others that never waivered meant the world to him and placed him amongst the luckiest alive. Howell was an avid reader and his knowledge on nearly any topic was impressive. Our country's history was important to him and his thirst for that knowledge was keen. He worked at Georgia Academy for the Blind where he was recognized as a 'Teacher of the Year'. Later he worked at Mercer University before pursuing a career in Real Estate. He handled and facilitated the most unusual deals throughout his career, one which bestowed him Bibb County's 'Most Unique Transaction of the Year' award. He later formed his own brokerage company; Howell Watkins Realty Corp. He never forgot those with whom he came into contact and those relationships turned into friendships that he fostered throughout his life.Howell was loyal, affable, and often a practical joker. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed sharing his love and knowledge of the woods with young and old alike. He impacted many lives in this way. His love and respect for nature was instilled in him at a young age. He grew up on the Indian River and spent afternoons fishing and hunting. Summers were spent working in citrus fields and working cattle on the Prescott ranch. His most enjoyable moments, later in life, were those spent at his farm in Boston, Georgia. He loved sharing the bounty and his nickname 'The Feeder' was well deserved as so many can attest to finding pecans, pears, oranges, lemons, or watermelons on their doorstep. Howell has been referred to as a 'legend' in his own right. Those who knew him well will continue to feel his presence when they take in the wonder of nature. Howell adored his family and rarely missed a day calling each of them. His legacy lives on in the many lives he impacted. To say he will be missed is a tremendous understatement, but the influence his life had on so many cannot be overstated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 3:30 at the Monahan residence. Please contact the family for details.

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Kathleen M. Blackwell

Nov 22, 1959 - Feb 03, 2024

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Seaford, DE

"Kathleen M. Blackwell of Seaford, DE passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. She was born on November 22, 1959, in Salisbury, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Linwood Lacy and Mary Catherine (Motter) Blackwell. Katie enjoyed making crafts, cooking, baking, spending time with family and hanging out with her animals (Smokey, Gerdy, Tipsy, and Kitty). She also loved going to the beach, laying out in sun, and seeing blue birds, ladybugs, and butterflies. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Evalyn and brothers Baby Ronald, Donald and Little Linwood. She is survived by her children, Jerry Baker, Terry Baker, Kevin Baker, and Samantha Liller. She is also survived by her brother, Guy Blackwell (Alice), her sister Catherine Hearne (Billy), her grandson, Jaden Baker, her nieces, Christina Andrews and Mary Andrews, her nephews, Marshall Fitzsimmons and Jeremiah Andrews, her 5 great nieces, 4 great nephews, and 1 great great niece. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her children."

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John Vandergrift Kinsley Jr.

Nov 26, 1946 - Feb 14, 2024

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Seaford, DE

"John Vandergrift Kinsley Jr. graduated to heaven on February 14, at home in Seaford, Delaware, surrounded by his family after a hard-fought battle with lymphoma. He was 77. Son of John and Iola Bardsley Kinsley, he was born in Philadelphia in 1946. He grew up in Newtown Square before moving with his parents to Florida. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Vulcan, stationed in Norfolk. In 1967 he married Carol Jean Thompson in Royal Oak, Maryland. Mr. Kinsley became a professional fire fighter in Lantana, Florida, in 1970 and became one of the first nationally registered paramedics. He continued to work as an electrician on off-duty days. In 1980, the Kinsleys moved to Tilghman Island, Maryland. Mr. Kinsley built a home next to his parents’, doing almost all the work himself. He opened an electrical contracting business and later was a paramedic at Fort Meade, Maryland. In 1990, Mr. Kinsley became one of the first paramedics in Sussex County, Delaware, relocated to Seaford and helped build the county’s Emergency Medical Services. He retired in 2008 as Division Manager. He is remembered as a generous and talented man who was able to find a solution, one step at a time, for any problem except the disease that took his life. Mr. Kinsley is pre-deceased by his parents and an infant sister, Diane. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a son, John V. Kinsley III, and daughter-in-love, Diana Kinsley; a daughter, Elisabeth “Lisa” K. Wile, and son-in-love, Andy Wile; five grandchildren: Vaughn Willenberger, Matthew Ritter, Evan and Erik Kinsley and Abigail Wile; and four great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Interment will be held later at Spring Hill Cemetery in Wagram, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Firefighter Cancer Support (firefightercancersupport.org), St. Jude Children\u0027s Research Hospital, or Tunnel to Towers Foundation. *** Florists - All floral tributes need to be delivered directly to Crossroad Community Church"

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William Norton Leverage

Dec 29, 1935 - Feb 25, 2024

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Seaford, DE

"William Norton Leverage, age 88, passed away in his home on February 25, 2024, under the loving care of the Willowbrook Court staff at Manor House in Seaford, Delaware, and Compassionate Care Hospice. His daughters surrounded him with love and fond memories as he transitioned to his heavenly home to reconnect with those who went before him. Bill was born on December 29, 1935, in Milford, Delaware, to Robert Norton Leverage and Mary A. Leverage. He attended Milford High School, where his senior high school yearbook described him as a member of the glee club, an athlete, and a “wolf in men’s clothing” (when it came to the ladies!). After a stint at the University of Delaware, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1956, where he served our great country for more than twenty years. Early in his career, after a few years of traveling the world as a naval officer, he agreed with his buddy to have a blind “double date,” where he met Miriam Storey, a high school teacher in Virginia Beach and the love of his life. They married in 1959. During his service, Bill was stationed on four aircraft carriers - the USS Constellation, the USS Kitty Hawk, the USS Independence, and the USS John F. Kennedy. Beginning his Navy career as an aviator and flight instructor - the first Navy man to graduate from the Air Force technical instructor course at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado -, he ultimately found his true passion in intelligence work. He served as the Kennedy’s intelligence officer and undertook his longest “cruise” in the Tonkin Gulf during the Vietnam War, missing 13 months of his daughters’ young lives. He always said Navy wives are the most special of all military wives, having been in awe of Miriam as she navigated raising an infant and toddler on her own and running the household during his multiple deployments. On retirement, Bill was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation with 4 Stars, the Military Unit Commendation, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He then continued his civilian career in defense contracting in the Washington, D.C. area, where he described his work vaguely as “consultant” or “analyst,” sometimes adding “management” as a qualifier, depending on who was asking. By that time, he had earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from George Washington University while working full-time. Bill and Miriam built a beautiful life together with their two daughters, mostly in Vienna, Virginia, where they moved when he was transferred to the Pentagon for what became his final tour of duty with the Defense Intelligence Agency. As a father, Bill was the epitome (usually) of patience with his girls, driving them to and from music and dance lessons, games, cheerleading practices, after-school activities, and friends’ houses, and sitting for hours patiently helping with math homework after a long day of work. Although he lived 88 years, he might have lived longer had he not taught both daughters to drive on a manual transmission car back in the late ’70s and early ’80s. If he got whiplash, he never complained, but until the day he died, he would happily tell the story of “almost eating a mailbox” when Nancy was driving a touch (!) too fast around a curve on a narrow road. He was the “starter” extraordinaire for the Shouse Village Sharks swim team, with his white shorts, white shirt, and steady “take your mark” words followed by a “bang!” becoming iconic symbols for a generation of Sharks, including his daughters. Every summer, he and Miriam took the girls to the beach at Nags Head, where the four of them shared one motel room, made in-room pimento cheese sandwiches, deposited far too much sand on the Holiday Inn carpet, and created warm and happy memories to last lifetimes. When Miriam died in 1996 after nearly 37 years of marriage, Bill retired from it all and moved to Maryland to live on the Choptank River, where he had a boat he loved to take out on lovely days. The water was always his home and his joy. He joined a barbershop quartet, got involved with the VFW and American Legion, and was a devoted volunteer worker and craftsman in constructing the reproduction of the Schooner Sultana, which launched in 2001. For many years, he enjoyed traveling and exploring with his long-time companion, Bonnie. In his final years, he lived a fulfilling life at Manor House in Seaford. There, the staff affectionately called him “the mayor” and appreciated the compassion and understanding he showed to the staff and other residents. He made good friends, coordinated coffee chats, and in his later years toured around the facility on his scooter heartily greeting everyone and sharing a big smile. Although he could be cantankerous at times, Bill will be fondly remembered for his humor, his pride in his country, his master jokesterism, his love for his family and friends, and for always having a huge, warm smile and hearty, sincere greeting for all. As the Manor House staff said, “we loved him.” Indeed, we all did. A lot. Bill is survived by his daughters, Nancy Leverage Rieckmann (Dave) of Mineral, Virginia, and Elizabeth Leverage Hilles (Scott) of Crozet, Virginia; his grandchildren: Bryan Rieckmann (Casey) of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Brittany Grabowski (Joe) of Richmond, Virginia; and a step-granddaughter, Lydia Hilles, of Charlottesville, Virginia. He was overjoyed to meet his great-grandson, Oliver, last October. Bill will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Bill’s memory to Delmarva Teen Challenge of Seaford, Delaware (delmarvateenchallenge.org) or a charity of your choice. Or celebrate Bill by enjoying a bowl of strawberry Häagen-Dazs ice cream, which made him pretty darn happy during his final weeks. Pease sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page."

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Carroll Duane Bragdon

Feb 26, 1938 - Feb 19, 2024

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Seaford, DE

"Carroll Duane Bragdon, age 85 of Seaford, DE, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. He was born on February 26, 1938, in Presque Isle, ME, son of the late Roy James and Euda Pearl (Grass) Bragdon. After completing High School, Carroll went on to become a tractor trailer driver for many years. In recent years, he enjoyed coffee with friends at McDonalds. Carroll had been attending The First Baptist Church in Seaford, where he met his close friend and spiritual mentor, Earl Towers. In addition to his parents, Carroll was preceded in death by two of his brothers, Jim, and Dale Bragdon; he was most recently predeceased by a son, Kevin Scott Bragdon of St. Augustine, FL. He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Bragdon Rose, and by his son, Vernon Joseph Jeffrey; Carroll is also survived by his three grandchildren: Charles Rose (and his wife, Erika), Emily Rose and Aaron Rose; his two great grandsons, Silas and Adrian Rose; his sister, Linda Yoder (and her husband Ronnie); and several nieces and nephews. Services and burial will be private. Please sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page."

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Leslie Diana Liberty

Sep 15, 1957 - Jan 18, 2024

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Seaford, DE

"Leslie Diana Liberty, age 66 of Seaford, DE passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at TidalHealth Nanticoke, in Seaford, DE. She was born on September 15, 1957, in Los Angeles, CA, daughter of the late John L. and Nancy E. (Garabedinn) Senter. Leslie worked at several different jobs during her career and spoke fondly of those times before settling into a lengthy career as a pyro technician, a job she loved the most. Beyond her professional endeavors, she had a wide range of passions. She enjoyed playing Pogo games and cards, watching TV, listening to music, going on outings to the beach along with country rides, enjoying a good meal somewhere, attending concerts and a trip to the slots here and there. . She resided at Genesis Seaford Center during her golden years where she met lots of friends who became her family. Leslie took great pride in being the resident council president and gave her time often to helping those in need from family to friends and even staff members at the center. Faith was a pillar in her life and her trust in God was what helped her get through the toughest of times. While at Genesis, she held Sunday School lessons and Bible studies with other residents. Leslie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Her memory will continue to bring comfort to those who were fortunate enough to know and love her. Leslie is survived by her daughters: Melissa (Daniel) Hrupsa, Bernadette (Greg) DeFord; her grandsons: Billy, Brandon (Parker); and her great grandson, Kaison. Please visit Leslie\u0027s Life Memorial Webpage at www.watsonyatesfuneralhome.com."

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Richard Alan Young

Jan 08, 1958 - Dec 17, 2023

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Seaford, DE

"Richard Alan Young, age 65 of Frankford, DE passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at TidalHealth Nanticoke , in Seaford, DE. He was born on January 8, 1958 in Washington, DC, son of the late Richard L. and Elizabeth J. (Law) Young. Mr. Young started learning the plumbing and heating trade at an early age and went on to pursue his Master Plumber license, an accomplishment that brought him great joy. He never turned down an adventure and enjoyed riding motorcycles, and was an excellent cook. A kindhearted spirit, he loved helping others and always liked to lend a helping hand to those in need. Mr. Young enjoyed the simple things in life and appreciated this beautiful Earth, living with gratitude. He was loving and devoted to his family and friends, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Young is survived by his sister, Susan Hamilton (Michael) of Frankford, DE; his niece Shaina McQueen (Jeff); his grandnieces: Natalie and Madeline McQueen; his stepson, Tony Jeter (Christen); his step daughter, Crystal Lawson (Wes); and his grandsons: Hunter and Emory Devin. Please sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page."

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Anthony Renaldo Munoz Sr.

May 21, 1943 - Jan 21, 2024

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Seaford, DE

"Anthony Renaldo Munoz Sr., 80yrs old, of Seaford, DE, formerly from Midland, PA and Calcutta, OH, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 21, 2024. Born on May 21, 1943, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Sophia (Trevino) Munoz. Anthony served proudly in the United States Army Infantry Division 2nd Med in Korea. He was a fireman for 25 years combined, retired lieutenant from Midland and volunteered in Calcutta. Before retiring he was a security guard at the East Liverpool City Hospital and Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford. He also worked at Crucible Steel, J \u0026amp; L Steel, Whemco, and Penn Power. In addition to his parents, Anthony was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas N. Quintana Sr, Leo J. Quintana, Nicholas Munoz and Rudy Munoz, his sisters Margaret Quintana, Isabelle Justice, and Rose Smith. Surviving him is his spouse of 58 years, Betty L Munoz, Seaford; daughter, Christina (Phil) Chester, Seaford; son, Anthony (Jeannie) R. Munoz Jr., Seaford; his beloved grandchildren: Shiloh Chester, Athena Sammons, Ayden, and Asher Munoz; two sisters, Tina (Will) Wical Lewes, Mona (Doug) Shrieves, Seaford, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Papa, as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren, loved to spend time with his family. They were his top priority. He enjoyed helping his son do yard work and was always ready to organize anything he could get his hands on. He enjoyed going to the beach, getting Thrasher’s Fries, sitting on the bench and “people watching” as he would call it. He supported his grandchildren in everything they did, cheering them on at numerous sporting events, riding to distant doctor’s appointments and giving them advice on life. He is going to be missed by those he left behind but will live on in every one of his family members. Anybody who met Tony will be forever touched by his kind smile and funny stories. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 6pm at 3C Church, 38238 Old Stage Rd, Delmar, DE 19940. If you can’t join us, there will be a link to live stream. It will be posted on my relatives’ Facebook. Memorial contributions, in Anthony’s name, may be made, if desired, to 3C Church. Please visit Anthony\u0027s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his virtual guestbook. Florist note please deliver to the church on Wednesday January 31, 2024 by 3:00pm to the church."

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Russell “Britt” Allen Brittingham

Apr 02, 1959 - Dec 19, 2023

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Seaford, DE

"Russell “Britt” Allen Brittingham, age 64, of Seaford, DE, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and mother by his side on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. He was born in Seaford, Delaware on April 2, 1959, son of Janice Dix (Whaley) of Seaford, DE, and the late Russell L. Brittingham. “Britt” grew up in Seaford, DE, graduating from Seaford High School. He proudly served with the United States Navy, receiving an honorable discharge. Russell then began a long career as a heavy equipment operator for over forty years. In his spare time, he could be found working on cars and trucks, riding his motorcycle, and helping Preston with his go-karts. More than anything, Russell treasured time spent with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend and his presence will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his father, Russell was preceded in death by his son, Jason L. Brittingham, and his sister Kathy Sue Fleetwood, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his wife, Susan “Sue” Brittingham (Twining) whom he married in Delmar, DE on 12/12/2012; his children: Jennifer Thompson (Michael) of Sailsbury, MD and Bobby Ballantine (Karrie) of St. Louis MS; his grandchildren: Jason Brittingham (Katie Penuel) of Georgetown, DE, Karmyn Brittingham of Magnolia, DE, Liam Brittingham of Seaford, DE, Bridgette Harmon (Chase) of Sailsbury, MD, Colin Green (Maya Barnes) of Sailsbury, DE, Reese Cuffaro of York, PA, and Gavin Fishell of York, PA; his great-grandchild, Asher Cuffaro-Molina of York, PA; his sister, Tiffany Woodall (Jason) of Greenwood, DE; aunts Jean Fleetwood (Roland) of Seaford, DE, Edna Hastings of Seaford, DE, Kitty Bledsoe of Denton, MD,; nieces: Haley McGray (Brett) and son Caden of Seaford, DE, and Emily Woodall; nephews: Hunter Slater of Greenwood, DE, and Evan Woodall of Greenwood, DE; as well as several cousins. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 1:00 PM, at Christian Church of Seaford 22581 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 1997, where friends may visit beginning at 11:00 AM. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Watson-Yates Funeral Home Seaford, DE, a Parsell Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Blades Volunteer Fire Co. 200 East 5th Street, Blades, DE 19973 Please sign the guestbook located on the tribute page."

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Kenneth Eugene Stamm Sr.

May 26, 1939 - Nov 28, 2023

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Seaford, DE

"Kenneth Eugene Stamm Sr., age 84, of Seaford, DE passed away peacefully at TidalHealth Nanticoke Hospital on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. He was born on May 26, 1939, in Bethel, PA, son of late Earl I. Stamm and Elsie K. (Bordner) Stamm. A man of many trades, Kenneth was endowed with a tinkerer’s ambition and was always swift to solve the handyman problems. Matters of carpentry, electricity, and machinery were common pass time. Whether it was a large addition for the house, or a small shelf for his children, Kenneth’s hands were always busy with crafting in the workshop. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, Kenneth embraced the elements. He camped with his family on a regular basis, and enjoyed fishing in the Delaware Bay, Indian River, and around the Chincoteague Island. Occasionally he hunted close to his mountain home in Bethel, PA. Celebrating 64 years of life together, Kenneth married his wife Loretta on December 19th, 1959. They retired and moved to Seaford, DE 21 years ago. Prior to that, they raised their family in Bethel, PA. Kenneth was an HVAC mechanic at Whitmoyer Lab for 26 years and retired from Hershey Park as an HVAC Mechanic after 14 years. He served 2 years in the United States Navy. In addition to his parents, Kenneth Is preceded by siblings: Lillian V. (Stamm) Webber, of Bethel, PA, Martin E. Stamm, of Bethel, PA, Raymond F. Stamm, of Shartlesville, PA, Richard E. Stamm, of Bethel, PA, Helen G. (Stamm) Noll, of Myerstown, PA; and grandchild Nicole Marie Stamm, of Tampa, FL. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Loretta Joan (Ernfield) Stamm, of Seaford, DE; their children: Kenneth Eugene Stamm Jr. of Tampa, FL, Wanda Ann (Stamm) Bowman, of Lebanon, PA, Kevin Earl Stamm, of Tampa, FL, and Patricia Ann (Stamm) Gerhart, of Myerstown, PA; his sister Shirley Dolores (Stamm) Behney, of Bethel, PA; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Please sign the virtual guestbook located on the tribute page."

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