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Alice R. Liechty  

Alice R. Liechty

August 28, 1952 – January 10, 2016

Alice R. Liechty, age 63, of Newark, DE, left this life on Sunday, January 10, 2016 after a trying illness.

She was raised in Columbia, Illinois in a festive and caring family. She excelled in school and was active in many academic and social organizations. Alice attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education. She taught mathematics for three years and then dedicated her efforts to raising her children. She was active for 20 years in Newark’s elections and served on the Board of Elections for many years. Alice had a love for life and accumulated friends with whom she was always eager to share a story or two. She was a great homemaker, wife, mother, sister and friend and will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband, Mel Liechty; children, Alison Gilefski (David) and Dr. Benjamin Liechty (Katherine Jong); siblings, Ralph Baumer, Patricia Kalert, and Don Baumer; along with loving extended families on both sides too numerous to mention here.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening, January 13, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, Delaware 19711.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to “The Krysti Bingham Cerebral Palsy Foundation”, KBCPF, 5577 South DuPont Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977. Additional information on KBCPF can be found at

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  1. Grant Lawton, January 11, 2016

    Our condolences for your loss, you and your Family will be in our prayers.

  2. Debbie Peach, January 11, 2016

    Alice will be greatly missed. She was a blessing to our family, becoming family. Love and prayers.

  3. Tom & Diane Bredahl, January 11, 2016

    You are a very dear friend that will be missed. You are in God’s hands now. We love you Tom & DIane

  4. Gordon Hendry, January 12, 2016


    We will miss you

    Newark Elections Board

  5. Ed Wirth, January 13, 2016

    My sincere condolences to the family. Alice was a wonderful, dedicated and pleasant associate/friend in serving on the Newark Board of Elections. She will be missed.

  6. Rebecca Tomasevich, January 13, 2016

    so sorry for your loss, Mel ,Ben and Alison. Alice was a dear friend for 20 years, we met working at U.D. , I enjoyed every minute we spent together. Every time I go to a casino, I will be thinking of her and our fun times. She will always be in my heart, rest in peace my friend…

  7. Dick and Karen Martel, January 13, 2016

    Our hearts are broken over the loss of such a special friend and person… We are blessed, and our lives are richer for the friendship we shared. Alice, you were so easy to love. We will never forget you. You will forever be in our thoughts and hearts. Mel, Ben, and Alison; please know we share in your loss and are sending you our love and support. We will continue to be here for you.

  8. Rudy and Joanne, January 14, 2016

    Alice, you were always a pleasure to be with, you and Mel, always happy and eager to enjoy our gatherings.We always wonder and ponder the thought of why so young,my thought is that our great Lord above was in need of another angel.Rest in peace dear angel!

  9. Norma (Diehl) Matejka, January 14, 2016

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Farewell, dear cousin.

  10. Jerry Baker, January 17, 2016

    So sorry to hear about Alice. We had just returned from vacation when we heard from Dan. Our prayers are with you.


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