Amos W. Aiken
February 22, 1927-Thursday, June 23, 2016
Amos W. Aiken, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 23, 2016.
Born in Warwick, MD on February 22, 1927, Mr. Aiken was a son of the late Richard Delbert and Anna (Degnan) Aiken. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army for 6 years of active duty and would later serve in the Army Reserve and the Delaware National Guard, retiring at the rank of Command Sergeant Major after 39 years. In 2012, he was inducted into the Delaware National Guard Hall of Fame. Mr. Aiken made his career as an environmental technician at the Delaware City Refinery, retiring after 36 years of dedicated employment.
He was a life member of Lt. J. Allison O’Daniel VFW Post 475 where he was a proud member of the honor guard unit and also served as past vice president of the OCAW Local No. 8898. Active in his community, Mr. Aiken gave of his time and talents by serving as scout master for Troop 55 in Newark. He was also a member of the Geologist Board of Delaware and the Board of Surveyors. A devoted and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, Mr. Aiken will be very dearly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Justine (Nagowski) Aiken and brothers, Robert L. Aiken and Richard D. Aiken. Mr. Aiken is survived by his daughter, Barbara A. Aiken of Newark, DE; sons, Roman D. Aiken (Barbara) of Claymont, DE and Patrick A. Aiken (Vincenza) of Dover, DE; sister, Mary L. Hurtt of Galena, MD; brothers, David L. Aiken of Middletown, DE and John A. Aiken of Cecilton, MD; and grandson, Steven A. Aiken.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, July 1, 2016, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.