Michael Roussell, a former Rehoboth Beach resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida, on August 23, 2021 at the age of 72.
Michael and his husband, Ben Killebrew, were well-known in Rehoboth Beach. They owned the Shore Inn from 1995 to 2000. Ben was the auctioneer and emcee at many Sundance events for CAMP Rehoboth. (His death in 2014 ended a relationship that lasted more than 30 years.) Michael worked at the Beebe Hospital Thrift Shop on Route 1 as Assistant Manager, and did additional volunteering for the hospital as a patient intake assistant.
After Ben’s death, Michael moved to South Florida, where he also was a volunteer, working in the thrift store and food bank at Povarello’s, a community center that supports the LGBTQ community and others in Wilton Manors. He also worked at the Port of Fort Lauderdale, greeting and checking in cruise passengers. He loved reading and going to theater events.
Michael will be remembered for his energy, his good humor, his love for his dogs, and his kindness. He never turned down the opportunity to be of assistance. He is survived by his brothers, John and Steven, and sisters Deb and Barbara, as well as Ben’s son Justin and daughter Shelly, plus nieces and nephews. Burial will be alongside Ben at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, at a date to be determined. ▼
Michael (Mickey) McGraw
Michael (Mickey) McGraw passed away in his Rehoboth Beach home on August 22, 2021. The son of the late Jeanette and Richard McGraw, Jr., Mickey was born October 30, 1958 in Annapolis, Maryland. His is survived by his husband and partner of 30 years, Greg Grevera, and his three children with Robbi Ward: Sean McGraw, Jessi McGraw Linder, and Logan McGraw. He has three loving grandchildren, Kayla, Luc, and Penelope.
Mickey attended St. Mary’s elementary and high schools in Annapolis and became a successful banker. In retirement he studied for, and became, a licensed barber. Mickey was a proud co-owner of Big Sissies Bar & Grill in Rehoboth Beach.
His dream was to retire to the beach, which he accomplished 12 years ago. He loved to cook and bake, hang out at Gordon’s Pond, read, spend time with family and friends, and do Sunday brunch.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cape Henlopen State Park (friendsofcapehenlopen.org/donate) and to CAMP Rehoboth (camp-rehoboth.myshopify.com/products/camp-rehoboth-donations).
A celebration of life will be held in the Annapolis area at a time in the near future. Details will be posted on dignitymemorial.com.
With permission of our grandson, Luc Linder, August 2021:
Big Daddy’s Next Adventure
- Game show host on the Price is Right - #1 horse racer
- Judge on Westminster Dog Show - Biggest jokester
- Have a lot of naked lady pics - He can sit at the beach all day
- Drive any car he wants - Beat all of us in bowling ▼
- Top game show contestant
Tracy Dean Limmer
Tracy Dean Limmer, 60, of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Washington, DC, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, after a two-month battle with pancreatitis. Tracy was born May 7, 1961, son of the late Ted Limmer and the late Lavere Limmer.
Tracy was the lead account technician for Citicorp for the past 13 years. He loved being part of the Rehoboth Beach community, enjoying all the wonderful restaurants and entertainment venues the town has to offer, and being a supporter of Sundance. He could be seen regularly in the off-season walking on the beach with his partner, Wayne, and their dog, Max.
Tracey is survived by his loving partner of 13 years, Wayne Hodge; his brother David Limmer and his wife, Meg, of Midlothian, Virginia; his brother Mark Limmer and his wife, Cathy, of Buford, Georgia; along with two nephews, one niece, and five great-nieces/nephews. ▼