Former State Sen. Robert Venables Has Passed Away

The late State Sen. Robert Venables (photo shared by Sen. President Pro Tempore David Sokola on Facebook)
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Former longtime Delaware State Senator Robert Venables, who represented the Laurel area, has died at age 88. Venables spent 26 years in public service, and most recently ran for reelection in 2014. During part of his tenure, he chaired the powerful bond bill committee. A Democrat but a conservative, he lost to Republican Bryant Richardson…

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UPDATED: Viewings, Funeral For Former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner

Former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (photo courtesy of De.aware.gov)
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UPDATED 12:30pm: On Wednesday, November 10, Governor John Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, Governor Minner’s family, current and past members of the Cabinet and General Assembly, former staff, and members of the community will attend Governor Minner’s memorial service. The service will be live-streamed on de.gov/live.The service will begin at 1pm in Milford. President…

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Former Del. Governor Ruth Ann Minner Has Died

Former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner (photo courtesy of De.aware.gov)
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Ruth Ann Minner, who left school to work on the family farm, became a widow early in life, obtained her GED and rose from being a receptionist in the Governor’s office to serve as Lieutenant Governor and Delaware’s first female Governor, has died. Minner served as Governor from 2001 to 2009. She also was Lieutenant…

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OC Remembers Dough Roller Patriarch Bill Gibbs

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The top Dough Roller in Ocean City has passed away. Bill Gibbs has died, leaving behind a legacy of local pizza and breakfast restaurants that are still operated by his family. Maryland Coast Dispatch reports that Gibbs started working at a pizza restaurant when he was 14. The first Dough Roller opened in 1980. Gibbs…

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Remembering Wayne Cannon

Photo of Wayne Cannon courtesy of his family
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Wayne Cannon’s family, friends and the many listeners and fans he had across Delmarva are offering fond memories of the longtime radio personality. According to Cannon’s family, he passed away Monday following an illness that developed in February. He was 72. Wayne Cannon spent 20 years at 92.7 WGMD as a host, personality and salesman.…

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Howard T. Ennis School Principal Passes Away

Kristina Perfetti, seen at a groundbreaking for the new Howard T. Ennis School. Photo provided by IRSD.
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The Principal of Howard T. Ennis School since 2009 has passed away, according to the Indian River School District. Kristina Perfetti died Tuesday, February 2nd. “We are heartbroken by the passing of Kris Perfetti,” IRSD Superintendent Dr. Jay Owens said. “Words cannot describe the profound impact she had on the Howard T. Ennis community. Under…

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In Memoriam: Dan Kramer, Government Watchdog

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Elected officials who encountered him will not soon forget him. Dan Kramer, a government watchdog who spoke up frequently at meetings of Sussex County Council, has died. His wife told the Delaware State News Kramer had been hospitalized since early August, and died after a short illness. “My name is Dan Kramer. Here we go…

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Former Del. Adjutant General Carol Timmons Has Died

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Major General Carol Timmons, who served as Delaware Adjutant General for two years, has died at age 62. The Delaware National Guard reported her passing Monday. Senator Chris Coons, D- Del., said “Carol’s quiet confidence and determination propelled her to the position of a well-respected leader of leaders. She was deeply sincere and positive, and…

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Funeral Arrangements for Former DSU President William B. DeLauder

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Delaware State University mourns the May 21 passing of Dr. William B. DeLauder, the eighth President of the Delaware State University, and celebrates his life and achievement, which figured prominently in the significant of the institution during his 1987-2003 tenure. At the time of his passing, he and wife Vermell resided in Jamestown, N.C. He…

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MD Gov Hogan Orders MD Flag to Half Staff Saturday

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective at sunrise, Saturday, January 27, 2018 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, January 27, 2018. This action is in honor of former Maryland Congresswoman Marjorie Holt, who passed away on January 7.  Holt was the first Republican woman from Maryland…

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