Doris L. Kayser
Doris (Dorie) L. Kayser, 95, of Lewes, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023, of congestive heart failure. She was born November 20, 1927, in Rochester, Pennsylvania.
As a young woman, Dorie lived in California, attending San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed her master’s in social work. Dorie was involved in several major child welfare projects throughout her career, and in her later years was a leader in medical social work at Los Angeles General Hospital. She was a pioneer in the field of social work, developing structures that would influence the profession on a national level.
Dorie moved to Long Neck, Delaware in 2002 and married her loving partner, Jean Houck (deceased), May 15, 2015.
Dorie was a champion for social justice and was delighted by the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community. She was an avid reader and bridge player and was a member of St. George’s Chapel in Harbeson. Her quick wit and extraordinary generosity of spirit were made obvious by the twinkle in her eye, which will be missed by all who knew her.
Dorie is survived by two nephews, Allan and Brook. She considered her loving family of friends her true survivors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at delawarehospice.org/donate. ▼
Michael Raymond Cockey
Michael “Mike” Cockey, 73, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware transitioned from this life on December 3, 2022. He was born in March, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Michael had a contagious, positive spirit with a calming demeanor that attracted you to him. He always greeted you with his enigmatic smile and a warm hug. He had that spark of energy with an infectious smile and laugh that made every gathering memorable. Mike was a spirited light that was put out too soon. He was a gifted teacher and mentor who possessed a loyal and loving heart. His time with us will live on forever in the hearts and memories of his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his partner, Ron, and his mother, Irene, for whom he was caregiver till her transition in 2018. He is survived by his cousins Denise, Sheila, and Larry, and their families.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Michael’s numerous friends for their support during his brief illness.
The family suggests donations in Michael’s memory to CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 (camprehoboth.com). ▼
Stanley Walter Marks
Stanley Walter Marks, 73, of Milford, Delaware passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Bayhealth Hospital. He was born November 7, 1949, in Baltimore City, Maryland.
Stan was an avid collector of Mickey Mouse memorabilia, Fiestaware, and tin cans. Many of these were on display at The Kannery Sub Shop which he both owned and operated for many years in Rehoboth Beach. He loved Christmas, his three dogs (AJ, Sam, and Lucy), and cooking for family and friends. He could frequently be spotted treasure hunting at local thrift stores.
He is survived by his partner of 36 years, Gregory Williams; his loving sister, Stephanie Palacio; and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gwendolyn Vanscoy; his father, John Marks; and his sister, Denise Roe. ▼