Governor Markell Orders Flags Lowered

DOVER – With the passing of former State Representative C. Leslie Ridings Jr. on Monday, August 18, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday, September 2 until the close of business on Thursday, September 4 as a mark of respect for Representative Ridings and his service to Delaware. Representative Ridings served in the Delaware House from 1975-1978. He also proudly served in the US Navy as a quarter master and signalman on the tanker Aucilla in the Pacific Fleet during World War II. A celebration of life will be held for Representative Ridings on Thursday, September 4th at Chandler Funeral Home in Wilmington.


Governor Markell Orders Flags Lowered

DOVER – With the passing of retired Delaware Supreme Court Justice Joseph Walsh on Friday, August 15, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning immediately as a mark of respect for Justice Walsh and his service to Delaware. Justice Walsh was appointed to Superior Court in 1972 and Chancery Court in 1984, serving a year before being appointed to the Delaware Supreme Court in 1985. He retired in 2003. A funeral mass is planned for next week at St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Greenville.


Governor Markell Orders Flags Lowered

DOVER – With the passing of former State Representative and Superior Court Judge Vincent A. Bifferato on Friday, July 25, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff today (Wednesday, July 30) as a mark of respect for Judge Bifferato and his service to Delaware.

Judge Bifferato served in the House of Representatives from 1964-1966. While a member of the House, he was the driving force behind the creation of Delcastle Park. After his time serving in the General Assembly, he chaired the State Alcohol Control Commission. In 1968, he was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, a position he held for the next 32 years.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wilmington.


Governor Markell Orders Flags Lowered on June 17

DOVER – With the passing of former State Representative Thomas E. Brady Jr. on Tuesday, June 10, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, June 17, as a mark of respect for Representative Brady and his service to Delaware.

Representative Brady served in the Delaware House from 1979-1985, representing the 6th district. While serving in the General Assembly, he had several signature achievements including securing funding for the Augustine Cutoff bridge repairs and passage of the Financial Center for Development Act which led to the expansion of the credit card banking industry in Delaware.

Representative Brady was interred in All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington on Saturday, June 14.


Governor Markell Orders Flags Lowered on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day

DOVER – Everyday across Delaware, thousands of police officers put their lives on the line to protect the citizens of the First State. In honor of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving and protecting us, in recognition of Police Week and in concurrence with an order from President Obama, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day, Thursday, May 15.