Milford’s Prominent Families: The Vale Family

By Terry Rogers   On December 28, 1952, the beautiful Vale Mansion, located on the corner of South Walnut and Southeast Second Street, burned while the Vale’s were away. That night, sub-freezing temperatures made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the flames. According to reports of the fire at the time, nozzles froze and winds […]

Former MSD Administrator Passes Away

On October 13, Dr. Gary Annett, longtime administrator at Milford School District, passed away after a long illness in Memphis, TN. Dr. Annett was 72 years old, survived by his wife, Sue and his son, Luke. Dr. Annett was born in Rayland, Ohio, the son of Emma and George Annett, on December 9, 1944. He […]

Milford Mourns Loss of Cancer Activist

By Terry Rogers On Saturday, September 30, Cynthia Canevari lost her battle with cancer, leaving behind many friends and family members who spoke of her dedication to eliminating the disease forever. Ms. Canevari was the keynote speaker at this year’s Relay for Life event in Milford. In September 2013, Ms. Canevari traveled to Washington D.C. […]

Navy Swimmer Succumbs to Accident Injuries

By Terry Rogers On September 21, 2017, Jason Rodriguez, who graduated from Milford High School in 2008, passed away from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident earlier in the month. Mr. Rodriguez was 28 years old and served as a Search and Rescue Swimmer in the United States Navy. At the time of his […]

Pedro T White, Sr.

Pedro T. White, Sr., 65, of Milford passed away September 12, 2017 at home. Mr. White had worked in human services and had served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a fan of the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat. Mr. White is survived by his wife, Darlyn M. (Dotson) White; six children: Carlos O. […]

Delmarva Mourns Loss of Tom Draper

On Friday, September 8, Tom Draper, owner of WBOC, passed away from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 AM. Mr. Draper, who was an avid bicyclist, was struck by a pickup on Slaughter Neck Road near Wells Road. The driver immediately stopped after the collision and called 911. Mr. […]

Edward L. Cohee Richardson

    Edward L. Cohee Richardson, 57, of Milford passed away on July 10, 2017 at home.      Eddie had been a music teacher in the Caesar Rodney School District.  He enjoyed reading, cooking, antique shopping, attending paper shows in Allentown, PA and attending Broadway Shows.  He was a member of the Kent County Theater Guild.  […]

Francis J. Arthurs, retired mail carrier

Francis J. Arthurs, 79, of Milford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Francis was born in Wilmington, son of the late Joseph G. and Mabel (Wooldridge) Arthurs. He was a mail carrier for the Milford Post Office for over 35 years, retiring […]

Sudden Death of MPD Officer

        Milford officials stated that they have lost a member of the Milford Police Department. The department posted the obituary of Sean Aaron Hudson on their website and Facebook page on Tuesday, June 20, along with an official statement. “The men and women of the Milford Police Department are mourning the loss […]

Jennifer Elizabeth Wiley

Jennifer Elizabeth Wiley passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at Kent General Hospital as the result of a horseback riding accident. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones. Jennifer was born on Mar. 1, 1980 in Milford to Joseph and Renate Wiley during a snowstorm. She was raised in Milford and graduated from […]

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