Deborah Lynn Reilly
BETHANY BEACH, Del. — Deborah Lynn Reilly of Delray Beach, Fla. and Bethany Beach, Del. passed away Tuesday, April 9 in Delray Beach due to complications caused by pancreatic cancer.
She was born to Robert W. and the late Carol K. Reilly on Nov. 16, 1965 in Annapolis, Md. Debbie graduated from Severn School in Severna Park, Md. in 1983. She earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. in 1987 with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics.
Debbie was a successful entrepreneur who owned and operated businesses in Palm Beach County Fla. and Sussex County Del. Most recently in Fla., she was General Manager of Pineapple Podiatry LLC, a private medical practice that she operated with her sister, Dr. Elizabeth Reilly DPM. Debbie was also the owner of the two-story Key West-inspired office building located at 10 NE 2nd Street in Delray Beach where the medical office is located. Before her family moved to South Florida, she was General Manager of Peninsula Foot and Ankle Center P.A. from August 1997 to December 2004 that operated offices in Bethany Beach, Berlin Md. and Salisbury Md.
Her business interests in Bethany Beach were as varied as they were successful. Debbie was best known for her Shore Fun Amusement Center. After the untimely passing of her mother, Carol, in September 2004, Reilly family members moved to Florida. Shore Fun Amusement Center then became Arnie’s Arcade. Before Mango’s restaurant was constructed on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, Debbie, along with sister Elizabeth, operated the Holiday House restaurant, also known as Bethany’s, for its final year.
Debbie earned the respect of her peers and those who interacted with her in her role as a general manger of multiple businesses and medical offices.
Debbie’s political career is considered to be a piece of Bethany folklore. When she ran for Bethany Beach Town Council, very few insiders thought that she would be able to actually win the 1998 council race. In previous town council meetings, she was admonished to run for election if she thought she could do a better job by getting things done more efficiently. That challenge was all it took to get the Reilly team rolling. Aided by her family and a few others, she mailed letters, pounded on door and communicated the fact that as a businessperson, she was a “fiscal conservative practitioner.” She beat the odds and won the Bethany Town elections.
Debbie was a happy, cheerful and approachable person who people instinctively trusted. On many occasions, complete strangers would share details of their life with Debbie because they believed that she was a caring, sensitive and trustworthy person. The loves of her life were her niece, her sister, her mom and her dad.
In Bethany, she was on the Board of Directors and Board Secretary of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce from 1997 to 2002. She was also a Budget Committee Member and Parking Committee Member for the Town of Bethany Beach from 1996 to1998.
In Delray Beach, Debbie was a Board Member for Pineapple Grove Main Street from 2005 to 2007. In 2004 she received the “Volunteer of the Year” award for her Christmas Program and her continued support of the Caring Kitchen, a local Outreach Program providing meals and service to needy families.
In Ocean City, Md. Debbie was a Marketing and Project Manager for East Coast Promotion & Research Group and Ocean City Advertising Agency.
She is survived by her family members living in Delray Beach including Robert, her father; Elizabeth, her sister; and Reilly Arena, her niece; life-long friend Judy Labashosky of Unionville, Pa.; and fiancé, Paul Jankovic of Bethany Beach and Boca Raton, Fla. She will be missed by her favorite dog Herbie and her companion cat Ty-Ty.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are private.
Carolyn Joy Cordial
BISHOPVILLE – Carolyn Joy Cordial, 41, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 13, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Sept. 3, 1971, the daughter of Risa and the late Bruce Hyman, she was raised in Annapolis.
Carolyn was best known for her kind heart and boundless empathy for those in need. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & History and a Master of Counseling Psychology from Salisbury University. Early in her career, Carolyn worked as a Sexual Assault Therapist and Hotline Director for Life Crisis Center. She spent the past 16 years of her professional life, serving the community as a Therapist, Assistant Director and Clinical Director of Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services. She dedicated her life to making a positive difference in the community; counseling youth and families, mentoring young adults and advocating for the less fortunate. Through her passion to help others, Carolyn was instrumental in establishing many programs at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, including the Lower Shore CASA, and the SAGES program for adolescent girls.
Carolyn is survived by William “Pipeline” Cordial; her children, William Tucker and Allison “Ally” Caroline of Bishopville; her mother, Risa Hyman of Annapolis; her brother and sister-in-law, David and Robin Hyman of Atlanta, Ga.; and her niece and nephew, Kelly and Keith Hyman of Atlanta, Ga.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a scholarship fund for Carolyn’s children. Donations may be dropped at any Bank of Ocean City location or mailed to “Tucker and Ally Cordial Scholarship Fund”, C/O Bank of Ocean City, 627 William Street, Berlin, Md. 21811.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to everyone whose kindness and support has helped them through this difficult time. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Ruby E. Lee
BERLIN — Ruby E. Lee, 80, of Hutchinson Island, Fla. passed away on April 3 at The Treasure Coast Hospice House in Fort Pierce, Fla.
She was retired and was an active volunteer for Hospice and the Humane Society.
Survivors include one son, Charles Deeds, Jr. of Manassas, Va.; two daughters, Eileen Hammond of Wallingford, Ky., and Karen Gilbreath of Ocean City and Hutchinson Island, Fla.; one brother, Conrad Hopper of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Dora Hernandez of Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James Lee; one son, Bruce Deeds; and two sisters, Norma Anderson and Muriel Fornuto.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Delmarva Cat Connection, P.O. Box 1323, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811.
Arrangement by Yates Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Fla. An online guestbook is available by visiting www.yatesfuneralhome.com.
Ruth T. Hazzard
SELBYVILLE — Ruth T. Hazzard, age 94, of Selbyville died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin.
She was born in Bishopville and was the daughter of the late Josiah E. and Frances (Bunting) Timmons.
Ruth had owned and operated the Seabonay Motel in Ocean City for 25 years. Previously she was a secretary for the former L & M Distributors in Selbyville. She was a graduate of Strayers Business School in Philadelphia, a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City and an avid bridge player.
She is survived by a son, James W. Latchum and his wife Kim of Bishopville; a daughter, Elaine Paddy and her husband Roland of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Josiah E. Timmons of Bishopville; five grandchildren, Jay Latchum and his wife Patty, Jamey Latchum and his wife Tiffany, Ryan Savage & his wife Casey, Stacey Cipollaro and Michele Refosco and her husband Tony; and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis G. Hazard, in 1996; a brother, Elton J. Timmons; a sister, Pauline T. Johnson; and a brother, George L. Timmons, who died the day after Ruth.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, Del. 19963 or to Atlantic United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 88, Ocean City, Md. 21842.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net