Bayhealth surgeon dies suddenly in Florida

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Dr. Trinity Pilkington, a popular Bayhealth orthopedic surgeon, passed away last week while attending a conference in Florida. Pilkington was 49 years old. “In a solemn moment for the medical community and the residents of Milford, DE, we mourn the passing of the esteemed orthopedic surgery specialist, Dr. Trinity Pilkington,” a statement released after his death read. “At the age …

Services planned for Robert “Bobby” Walls

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Robert B. “Bobby”  Walls, 75, of Milford, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. Bobby was born in Milford, DE, the son of the late James L. and Mildred (Megee) Walls. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, Bobby went to work for UPS …

Local family practitioner passes away

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Charles “Chuck” Wagner, MD., who operated Milton Family Practice as well as Wagner and Prigg in Milton, passed away on October 8 after a long illness. Dr. Wagner served the Milford and Milton areas as a family practice physician for almost 40 years. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, in December 1944, Wagner was the second of nine children born to …

Former School Board President passes away

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Marvin Schelhouse, who served as Milford School District Board of Education for many years, passed away last week in the Delaware Veteran’s Home. He was 84 years old. Schelhouse was born in the Milford Emergency Hospital which was then located on Northwest Front Street on November 10, 1937. He graduated from Milford in 1955 and enlisted in the United States …

Former Mayor Ham McNatt passes away

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Former Milford Mayor Herman “Ham” McNatt passed away on July 15, 2021. His death was recently announced along with the death of his wife, Dorothy Kathryn “Dottie” Watson McNatt, who passed away July 20, 2022. The McNatt’s requested that services be delayed until they could have one together, according to the obituary. McNatt was born August 7, 1924, and his …

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Milford School Board seeks public comment on renaming MHS auditorium

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With the permission of his wife, Colleen, Paula Bragg submitted a request to rename the Milford High School auditorium The Dr. Gerald W. Thompson Center for Performing Arts. Dr. Thompson, who passed away in September 2021, served as band director and music teacher in the district. “Just honestly, I expected there to be public comment on this tonight, based on …

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Family raising scholarship funds to honor Warren

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by Terry Rogers     The family of Dr. Bill Warren has set up a scholarship fund in his name Beloved teacher, Dr. William Evan “Bill” Warren passed away on January 22. The outpouring of sympathy and remembrances from former students was overwhelming, his wife of 57 years, Joanne, and his children, Kevin, Karen and Adam, said. For this reason, …

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Milford’s political star:  John M. Clayton

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by Terry Rogers     John M. Clayton, who grew up in Milford, served as Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor A statue of John M. Clayton stands at the United States Capital, donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection in 1934, stands today, yet very few are aware that his political career began in Delaware and that he …

Former Governor Minner passes away

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Ruth Ann Minner. Photo courtesy of Delaware Public Archives. Former Governor Ruth Ann Minner, who served two terms as Delaware’s only female governor, died on Thursday, November 4. Minner overcame significant obstacles before being sworn in as governor and she was known for her toughness and strength. “She was a leader who had a real common touch,” Governor John Carney, …

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Remembering Jerry Thompson

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Dr. Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Thompson passes away Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Thompson, a beloved educator and band director, passed away on Tuesday, September 28. The news devastated many in Milford who remember him leading the band at Milford High School for many years. Memories of Thompson were shared across social media platforms as the news spread that a Milford icon had …