We Remember Those We Have Lost

Randolph Allen McCabe, Sr.

HARBESON, Del. — Randolph “Randy” Allen McCabe, Sr., of Harbeson, Del. passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

He was born July 27, 1963 the son of Etta Wells Ritter of Harbeson and Ralph McCabe of Snow Hill. Randy was a hard worker for Mountaire Farms in Millsboro, Del. He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men of Delaware, Indian River Tribe #37.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sherri Parsons McCabe. Sherri is the daughter of Howard “Bud” and Jacqui Ritter of Harbeson. He is also survived by his children, Randolph Allen “Chubby” McCabe, Jr and his wife Kate, Natasha Saintil and husband Evens, David Parsons and his wife Sylvia, Eddie “Stick” Sears and Savanna Sears; his siblings, Brad Ritter and his wife Laura, Mary Baugh Ritter Beuchler and her husband Kevin, Ralph McCabe and his wife Ronda, Robert McCabe and his wife Brooke, Brenda and Eva McCabe; a brother-in-law, Michael Parsons; and a sister-in-law, Angie Hastings and her husband Jason.

Randy was very proud of his grandchildren, Deshawn McCabe, Bryce and Nayla Saintil. He was loved by his several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Randy was preceded in death by Bert Ritter.

A memorial service was held Dec. 12 at the Red Men’s Fraternal Home in Lewes, Del.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Meals on Wheels, 32409 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy, Lewes, Del. 19958.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

Michele Cheree Hogsett

MILLSBORO, Del. — Michele Cheree Hogsett (DJ Siren), age 41 of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and fought fiercely until she won her fight and claimed her reward in Heaven. “She’ll see us where the ocean meets the sky.”

She was born Feb. 9, 1974 in Richmond, Va. and lived in Lacey Spring, Va. with her parents, Wilmer and Dian Davis. She graduated from Broadway High School in Virginia in 1992 and her love and compassion for animals led her to earn a Vet Tech degree from Del-Tech in 2005.

Michele was a renowned DJ and lead singer for the band Semiblind and Dog & Butterfly acoustic duo as well as playing a stellar Kazoo. She was chosen to receive the “Delmarvelous Woman” award in 2011 and organized various benefit events, most notably the annual (Save the…) BreastFest held in Ocean City since 2009. Michele enjoyed painting, reading, dancing, camping, hoola hooping and binge watching Netflix with her husband and dogs.

She is survived by her loving husband, James; her proud mother, Dian; step father, Alan Thornberry; three dogs, Irie, Tosh and Kaya; and her brother, Chris.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main Street, Berlin, Md. 21811.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

Jean Welliver ‘Judy’ Patton

BERLIN — Jean Welliver Patton “Judy”, 78, of Berlin, died peacefully Tuesday, December 15, 2015, surrounded by family.

Born in Flushing, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Allan J. Welliver and Jean Murray Welliver.

Judy Patton

Judy Patton

Judy grew up in Wayne, Pa. and graduated from Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa. She later graduated from Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Mass. She worked as a secretary at Wyeth Laboratories where she met her future husband, Thomas J. Patton, deceased. She earned a degree for childhood education from Harcum College and taught as an assistant nursery school teacher at St. David’s Nursery School.

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Anne Patton and husband Stephen Farr, Elizabeth P. Mulholland and husband Andrew Spillard of Wayne, Pa.; sister, Joan C. Welliver of West Chester, Pa.; and grandchildren, Savanna J. Hastings of Berlin, Christina L. Mulholland and Michael M. Mulholland of Wayne, Pa. She is survived by her devoted dog, Emma.

Judy was a dedicated mother and wife and actively supported her husband, Tom, as they retired to Berlin and invested in the revitalization of Berlin. Together, they purchased and restored The Eagle Hotel and The Odd Fellows Building on Main Street, and ultimately, The Globe Theater, where she was a constant fixture and support to her daughter Kate’s business.

Judy volunteered throughout her life, beginning with Sugartown Elementary School and then Radnor Hunt Pony Club where she became a Co-District Commissioner. She was active in her support of Tom’s passion in historic preservation with St. Martins Church and the Rackliffe House. More recently she dedicated her service to Diakonia Thrift Store, Coastal Hospice Thrift Store and The Church Mouse for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

A service will be held Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md., 21802, or Lower Shore Land Trust, 9931 Old OC Blvd., Berlin, Md. 21811 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St. P.O. Box 429, Berlin, Md. 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.