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Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011 12:00 am

Vernon Artz

Vernon E. Artz, 89, of Newark, died at his home Saturday, October 1.
Born on November 26, 1921 in Hegins, PA, Vernon was the son of the late Harry and Hannah Smeltz Artz. Vernon worked in the coal mines in Pennsylvania, proudly served in Europe in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and moved to Delaware in 1952. He worked for James Julian for 12 years and started his own construction business, retiring in 1980. He then worked for Park and Shop Liquors well into his 80’s for over 12 years. Vernon was an active Mason and Past Master of Hiram Lodge #25, Nur Temple and Shrine Club, the American Legion, VFW and a life member of Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder.               
He is survived by daughters Carol Teal and her husband Jim of Hockessin, DE, and Virginia Artz of Elkton, MD; grandchildren Tom Eastburn and Wendy C. Eastburn-Teal and great grandchildren Henry and Nolan Witman. He also leaves behind his brother Franklin and his wife Ruth Ann. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Caroline G. Artz, who died in 2006.
A service honoring his life and a Masonic Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday October 6, 2011 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711. Friends and family may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Head of Christiana Cemetery. Charitable contributions in Vernon’s name may be made to Aetna Fire Company c/o the funeral home.
 
Martha Brown
Martha E. Brown, 69, of Newark, died peacefully on Monday, September 26. She was predeceased by her husband, Donaghey Brown this past July, and by her grandson, Anthony Dalbello.

She is survived by; her children, Mark Dunn, Krista Schulte, her stepdaughters, Holly Walsh and Paige DeSantis, her sister, Dorothy Dickey, her grandchildren, Suzanne DeSantis Young, Anna and Alex Dalbello, Kayla Gardner and Max & Morgan Dunn, her great-grandchildren, Evander Keenen and Wesley Young.

A memorial service was held at the Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Road Wilmington, on Saturday, October 1. A luncheon followed the service in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Martha may be sent to the Silverside Church.

To send condolences, visit http://www.dohertyfh.com">www.dohertyfh.com.

 

Suching Chen
Suching Chen, 52, of Newark, died on September 29, surrounded by family and friends at St. Francis Hospital after a four-year battle with lung cancer.

Suching was born in Taiwan in 1959 and moved to New York in 1985. She was a CPA working as a Trust Tax Accountant with J.P. Morgan Chase for the past six years until her illness. She received her M.B.A from Baruch School of Business at City University in New York City and was a member of A.I.C.P.A.

She is survived by her husband, Junghuei Chen; her son, Henry Chen; and her daughter, Karen Chen of Newark, DE.

There was a public viewing on Monday, October 3, at R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main Street, Newark. Burial was private at the request of the family.

To send condolences visit http://www.rtfoard.com">www.rtfoard.com.

 

Howard Creswell
Mr. Howard G. Creswell, known fondly as "Cres," 87, of Newark, died on Thursday, September 29.

A native Delawarean, Mr. Creswell was born in Wilmington on August 28, 1924, son of the late Howard Elmer Creswell and Ethel Sarah Baldwin Creswell. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army's 116th Anti-Aircraft Group. In civilian life, he made his career with the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, where he worked as an electrician and in maintenance for 36 years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ellen F. "Billie" Creswell; son, Howard G. "Jerry" Creswell, Jr. and wife, Stephanie, of Newark, DE; daughter, Jane Creswell of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Cheryl, Brian, and Bradley; and great grandchildren, Deja, Gerald, Cali, and Eliot.

Visitation was held on Sunday, October 2, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. A funeral service was held on Monday, October 3, at Elkton United Methodist Church, 219 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD. Interment followed in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Creswell may be made to Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ochletree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808; or to Elkton United Methodist Church, 219 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921.

To sign guest book, visit http://spicermullikin.com">spicermullikin.com.

 

Jeanne DiMaio
Jeanne M. DiMaio, 65, of Lewes, formerly of Newark, died on Sunday, September 25, at Christiana Hospital in Newark.

A native Delawarean, Jeanne was born in Wilmington on June 27, 1946, daughter of the late Ross Sylvanus and Margaret Hopton Sylvanus. She was a talented homemaker throughout her life and delighted in spending time with her beloved family.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 46 years, Joseph M. DiMaio; children, David R. DiMaio (Kimberly), Deborah J. Cooke (Jim), and Brian J. DiMaio (Lisa), all of Newark; brothers, Bob Sylvanus of Manheim, PA, and Rick Sylvanus of Rehoboth Beach; and grandchildren, Jack, Kelly, Amy, Anthony, and Shannon.

A memorial service was held on Friday, September 30, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark.

 
Craig Dowlin
Craig Orian Dowlin, 59, of Bear, died on Saturday, September 24, at Christiana Hospital with his wife, Debra, by his side.

Craig graduated from Henderson High School in West Chester, PA. He has been in the automotive industry all his life, with his most recent position being Service Manager at JV Auto in Newport, DE.

Craig is survived by his wife of 20 years, Debra Fowser Dowlin; son, Joshua; daughter, Alexandra; mother, Bettie Dowlin of Quarryville, PA; sister, Linda Rummell of Coatesville, PA; nephew, Chris Rummell; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Craig was predeceased by his father, William Orian Dowlin.

A viewing was held on Friday morning, September 30, at the Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark,. His funeral service immediately followed. Burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Craig Dowlin Memorial Fund, for the benefit of the Dowlin children or mail to WSFS Fox Run Banking Office, 210 Fox Hunt Drive, Bear, Delaware 19701, Attn: Brian DiBattista or in person at any WSFS location.

David Fedele

David J. Fedele, of Newark, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, died on Tuesday, September 27, at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 46.

David was born October 28, 1964 in Wilmington, DE, the son of Louis and Cassy Fedele of Smyrna, DE. He had a passion for costume design and his talents led him to Hollywood, where he worked for 25 years on countless films and TV shows.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by Justin Ditter; two brothers, Louis Fedele and his wife Esther and Mark Fedele and his wife Julie; three nieces, Tori, Bray, and Shelby; and one nephew, Louis.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, October 1, in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 South Main Street in Smyrna.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702-B Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19805.

Condolence letters may be sent by visiting http://www.fariesfuneralhome.com">www.fariesfuneralhome.com.

 

Mary Lou Fraze
Mary Lou Fraze, 82, died Thursday, September 22, at Christiana Hospital. Formerly of Newark, Mary Lou resided at Broadmeadow Healthcare in Middletown, for the past three years.

Mary Lou was born on February 17, 1929 to Robert O. and Grace Sullivan of Oxford, PA. After her marriage to Eugene L. Fraze in 1951, she moved to Newark, where she worked as an administrative assistant for Avon Products of Newark for many years.

Mary Lou is survived by her two sons, Gary and his wife Jane, Kevin and his wife Kathy; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Norma Shoop of Glenmoore, PA.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 1, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 40 Old Newark Road, Newark.

Arrangements by Cremation Service of Delaware.

 

Lydia Gatling
Lydia M. Gatling, 57, of Newark, died at the Heartland Hospice Home on September 25.

Lydia was born in Morton, PA to the late Norvel and Estelle Lewis. She worked for PECO Energy for over 12 years. She later started a home healthcare service, Always Gentle Care, in memory of her favored companion Arthur G. Connolly.

She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 34 years and attended the Kingdom Hall in Newark.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Irvin Gatling; stepchildren Karyn (Melvin) Paul and Jordan (Marie) Gatling; sister Viola (Ralph) Carlton; nieces Crystal (Raheim) King and Anita Lewis; nephews Lamont (Quanda) Lewis and Ralph Carlton, Jr.; and a host of many loyal family and friends.

 
Susan Lee
Susan Clark Lee, 63, died on September 24.

Susan was born May 17, 1948, to Mildred and Rodney Clark. A 1966 graduate of Brandywine High School, Susan attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and graduated from Widener University May 1969. She began her career at the University of Delaware in 1969 where she met her future husband, Michael E. Lee. In May of this year, 2011, Susan retired from the University of Delaware's Office of International Students and Scholars as its director.

Susan is predeceased by her husband, Michael E. Lee, her parents, and her in-laws. She is survived by her long-time friend, Elrod Ferreira, several cousins and close friends.

Visitors were received on Tuesday, October 4, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th Street, Wilmington. A memorial service followed. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Michael E. Lee Scholarship Fund, Development Office, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A St., Wilmington, DE 19801, to Forgotten Cats, http://www.forgottencats.org/">www.forgottencats.org, or to Faithful Friends (http://faithfulfriends.us/donations.php">faithfulfriends.us/donations.php) 302-427-8514.

To send condolences, visit http://www.dohertyfh.com">www.dohertyfh.com.

 

Susan Lilley

Susan Lilley, 31, of Newark, died Wednesday, September 28. Born on December 5, 1979, in Wilmington, she was the daughter of William R. and Ellen Crowe Lilley of Newark.

Ms. Lilley had been employed as a baker.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her siblings, Sharon Lilley, Newark, DE, and Robert Lilley and wife, Liz, Elkton, MD, and their children, Morgan and Alyssa; and maternal grandmother, Glenna Merchant, Elkton, MD.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 1, at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD. Interment was private.

Esther Loftis
Esther Oakley Loftis (Murray), 87, of Newark, formerly of South Boston, VA, died on Saturday, September 24. Mrs. Loftis was a faithful member of Limestone Presbyterian Church. She was employed for 15 years by the Red Clay School District.

Mrs. Loftis is survived by her sons, John Adams Murray Jr. and wife Carolyn, and Thomas C. Loftis Jr. and wife Debra; daughter, Dianne L. Smith and husband Brad; brother, Walter S. Oakley; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Adams Murray, Sr.; and her husband of 55 years, Thomas Carlton Loftis Sr.; three brothers; and six sisters.

A visitation was held on Thursday evening September 29, in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, and also on Friday, Sept. 30, followed by a service in celebration of Mrs. Loftis's life. Burial was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.

To express an online condolence please visit http://www.strano-feeley.com">www.strano-feeley.com.

 

John McCall
John K. “Jack” McCall, 74, of Newark, died on Friday, September 30, at Christiana Hospital in Newark.

Mr. McCall was born in Trainer, PA, on January 17, 1937, son of the late Charles and Catherine Greenhalgh McCall. He graduated from Eddystone High School in Eddystone, PA, and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, receiving the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. Later, he was employed by AstraZeneca.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McCall was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sumiko Monden McCall, who died on March 9, 2005; brothers, Charles, Jr., William, Albert and Francis; sisters, Agnes and Dolores. He is survived by his daughter, Irene K. McCall of Newark; son, Jeffrey J. McCall (Dawn) of Riverside, NJ; sister, Grace McCall of Trainer, PA; grandchildren, Brynn (and her mother, Donna Gettis), Abigail and Grace; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will host a gathering for friends from 9-10 a.m., on Friday, October 7 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. Entombment will take place at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801 or the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

 
Paul Mezzatesta
Paul W. Mezzatesta, 65, of Ocean View and formerly of Newark, died on September 30, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

Mr. Mezzatesta moved to Ocean View after retiring from the Boeing Corporation in Philadelphia, where he managed helicopter parts contracts for the company's top domestic and overseas clients.

He served in the Delaware Air National Guard and was a member of the http://www.legacy.com/memorial-sites/vfw/?personid=153951549&affiliateID=2869"> VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View and many other military and service organizations in Delaware and Maryland. His wife of 35 years, Mary R. Mezzatesta, died in 2004.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Beth Mezzatesta, and a grandson, Ryan Mezzatesta, all of Bear, DE; two brothers, F. James Mezzatesta of Newark and Jeffrey Mezzatesta of Spring Hill, TN; and a sister, Donna J. Falkowski of Wilmington. Also surviving are six nephews and nieces and many in-laws and close friends.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 5, at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Rd., Ocean View. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or the Delaware Food Bank, 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting http://www.melsonfuneralservices.com">www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Maurice Park
Mr. Maurice E. Park, 77, of Calvin, PA, formerly of Newark, died on Wednesday, September 28, in Huntingdon, PA.

Born in Huntindgon, PA, on December 4, 1933, Mr. Park made his career as a chemical engineer and was employed with General Chemical in Claymont, DE, until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Chester Park, son, Edward D. Park, and siblings, Paul Park, Betty Stever, Helen Glunt, and Edwin Park. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rachel A. Taylor Park; children, Janice A. Bonsall (John) of Calvin, PA, Eunice L. Rhoades of Newark, DE, Jackie L. Cox (Clarence) of Elkton, MD, Jeff P. Park (Cindy) of Hockessin, DE, James M. Park (Patricia) of Newark, DE, Tom M. Park of Calvin, PA, and Debbie E. Edwards (Gordon) of Newark, DE; 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; siblings, Mary Quarry of Mapleton, PA, Jesse Park of Mapleton Depot, PA, Beatrice Carson of Hagerstown, MD, William Park of Orrstown, PA, Robert Park of Doylestown, PA, and Peggy Waite of Mapleton Depot, PA; sister-in-law, Barbara Park of Huntingdon, PA; brother-in-law, John Stever of Altoona, PA; brother-in-law, Dale Glunt of Shade Gap, PA; and sister-in-law, Marie Park of New Castle, DE.

Visitation was held on Monday, October 3, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 4, at the funeral home. Interment followed in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

 
Joy Pellicciaro
Mrs. Helen Joyce Wiley Pellicciaro, 85, of Newark, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 23, at Christiana Hospital. Born in Valliant, OK on Nov. 13, 1925, Mrs. Pellicciaro was the daughter of the late Howard Wiley and Louise Rye. She grew up in Dierks, AK, where she was Valedictorian of her Dierks High School graduating class.

During World War II she served as head of personnel at the Ordinance Depot in Texarkana where she met her husband-to-be Edward at a U.S.O. dance. Following the war they married and moved to Brooklyn, NY, and Joy was hired as head of personnel at Bloomingdale's. In 1953 they moved to Newark where she was first and foremost a devoted mother and homemaker. She was an active P.T.A. member and a Den Mother for her sons' Cub Scout troop. In addition, Joy worked for Newark Mayor Handloff, and served as an executive assistant for Delaware Governor Tribbett throughout his administration. She subsequently received a Master's Degree in Gerontology from the University of Delaware and worked as Long-term Care Ombudsman for the Delaware Division of Aging.

In her later years she was active in several community organizations including the University of Delaware's Academy of Lifelong Learning, and the Newark Senior Center.

Her beloved husband of 58 years, UD professor Dr. Edward J. Pellicciaro, died in 2005. She is survived by her children, Karen Elena of New York City, Mark of Wilmington, and Richard Sr. of Newark; brother, Howard Wiley of Mena, AK, and sister Hazel Akimoto of Medford, MA; and grandchildren, Richard Jr., Julia Rose, and Nicholas.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, Doctors Without Borders, The Council of Indian Nations, Operation Smile, and The Newark Senior Center of Newark, DE.

To sign guest book, visit http://spicermullikin.com">spicermullikin.com.

 

James Prophet
James Matthew Prophet, 68, of Newark, died peacefully at home September 27.

Born in Norfolk, VA on December 19, 1942, Jim was the son of the late Thomas Matthew and Mary Madelaine Prophet. He was a tractor trailer driver.

He is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn J. Prophet; stepchildren Charles L. and Felicia L. Cooke; nephew Sean Prophet and niece Coleen Prophet.

Friends and family gathered for a celebration of Jim's life on Saturday October 1, at 70 Maple Drive, Newark.

 
Catharine Schealer
Mrs. Catharine Elizabeth Griesemer Schealer, of Newark, died on Saturday, September 24, from complications of congestive heart failure.

Mrs. Schealer was born in Reading, PA and moved to Newark in 1940 from Boyertown, PA with her husband, Franklin B. "Kelly" Schealer. She was retired from the University of Delaware Bookstore.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1973 and her sister, Virginia Burger in 1990. She is survived by her daughter, Beth Over, and husband, Russ; grandson, Michael Over, and wife, Deanna; and her great-grandson, Alexander; all of Newark.

Services and burial were held privately. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Mrs. Schealer's name be sent to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.

To sign guest book, visit http://spicermullikin.com">spicermullikin.com.

 

James Smith, Sr. 
James D. “Jim” Smith, Sr., 69, of Townsend, and formerly of Newark, died in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 28.
Born on February 18, 1942 in Harrington, DE, he was the son of the late Ralph B. and Pearl (Carlisle) Smith.
Jim retired in 1981 from Motor Wheel in Newark, where he devoted 17 years of dedicated service. Later he went to work for Camdel Metals Corporation in Camden, DE where he continued to work for another 23 years.
Jim leaves many wonderful memories to his loving wife of 46 years, Kathi (Krautter) Smith of Townsend; daughter, Tamara L. Poorman of Smyrna, DE; son, James D. Smith, Jr. and his fiancée, Ginger Gardner of Clayton, DE; two sisters, Ethel Rosson and her husband, Jim, of Boaz, AL and Regina Beamer of Elkton, MD; a brother, George C. Smith and his wife, Rosa, of Greensboro, NC; three grandchildren, Savannah, Jeffrey and Jaydn; eight nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 1 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street in Middletown. Interment followed in Townsend Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
 
William Smith
William D. Smith, 86 of Newark, died on September 26.

He was born September 6, 1925 in Cape Charles, VA. His family moved to Wilmington, DE in 1927. After graduating from Henry C. Conrad High School in 1943, Mr. Smith trained as a Pharmacist's Mate. He was stationed at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Base in Texas for three years. On completing his service, Mr. Smith attended the University of Delaware for two years and graduated from Beacom College with a degree in Accounting. He retired from Delmarva Power & Light after 34 years of service and was a charter member of the Seranader's Band where he played the trumpet for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly F. Smith; his children, Debra Dewald of Laurel, MD, William D. Smith Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Arnold, MD, Linda Duckworth and husband Michael of Lewes, DE and Jody Ann Rossi & husband Gary of Port Charlotte, FL. 10 grandchildren, Paul Dewald, Lisa Stoll, Melissa Esham, Sara Smith, Heather Smith, Joshua Smith, Annie Duckworth, John Duckworth, Travis Hicks and William Rossi; 8 great-grandchildren and his sister Patti Jean Moler of Naples, FL.

A visitation was held on Friday, September 30, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1700 Limestone Rd. Wilmington. A memorial service followed. Burial was held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mark's Church.

For online condolence visit http://www.mccreryandharra.com">www.mccreryandharra.com.

 

Ricky Stelzig
Ricky N. Stelzig, 54, of Newark, died on Thursday, September 22.

Mr. Stelzig is survived by his brother, Gary G. Stelzig and wife Lacinda. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister.

A visitation for family and friends was held on Thursday, September 29, in Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, followed by a service in celebration of Ricky's life. Burial was private.

To express an online condolence, visit http://www.strano-feeley.com">www.strano-feeley.com.

 

Howard Widdoes, Sr. 
Howard C. Widdoes, Sr., 62, died suddenly at Christiana Hospital on Thursday, September 29.  Howard was born on May 6, 1949 in Media, PA to the late Frank and Sara (Parsons) Widdoes.  
Howard was the owner of H.C. Landscaping for over 20 years.  He also worked part-time at the University of Delaware Horticultural Department. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jo Ann Widdoes of Elkton, MD; sons, Howard C. Widdoes, Jr. and his partner, Jim Bennett of Dover, DE and Randy Widdoes and his wife, Erica of Townsend, DE; daughter, Amy Jean Carney and her husband, Brian of Elkton, MD; and four grandchildren, Colleen Carney, Annabel Carney, Sara Widdoes and Bradley Widdoes.  Howard is also survived by his sisters, Kathryn Ann Evans and her husband, David and Lois Mae Rosa; and his brother, Frank Widdoes Jr.   
Services were held on Tuesday, October 4, at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD.  Burial followed at Edgewood Memorial Park in Glen Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the University of Delaware Botanical Gardens, c/o the funeral home.  To send condolences visit http://www.rtfoard.com">www.rtfoard.com.
 
David Wilson
Mr. David H. Wilson, 56, of Bear, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.

Born on May 12, 1955, Dave grew up in New Castle. He was an Eagle Scout and attended William Penn High School, Wilmington College, and Salem County Community College. He retired from DuPont Chambers Works after a 35-year career.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean, his father, Clyde, and his brother, Steve. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Helen, his son, Chuck, his sister, Gini, and a host of nieces and nephews.

In honor of Dave's last wishes, his services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 (302-427-8514 / http://faithfulfriends.us/">faithfulfriends.us).

To sign guest book, visit http://spicermullikin.com">spicermullikin.com.

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