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Amos W. Aiken  

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.

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  1. Sally Aiken, June 24, 2016

    So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful, caring man. May he rest in peace.

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  2. MSG (RET) Francis Zaborowski Sr., June 26, 2016

    So very sorry for your loss. CSM Aiken was my very first First Sergeant in 1966 in the 1049th Transportation Company. He molded my 41 year military career and was a very fair but stern leader. He will be missed by all. May He Rest In Peace!

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  3. Stephan G. Murphy, June 27, 2016

    One of the finest men I knew. Be Thou at Peace.

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  4. Janelle, June 29, 2016

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I never met Amos, but it sounds like he lived a full and wonderful life and was able to accomplish so much in the pursuit of helping others. I am sure that he has left wonderful memories for you to look back on. As you reflect on your loss, please take comfort in the scripture at Psalms 94:17-19. May God strengthen you and bring you comfort during this difficult time. Be sure to share your memories with those who surround you, for the memories shared are the ones most truly cherished, may they bring you a sense of peace and joy to your hearts as you begin to heal.

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  5. James Brown VFW Post 615, July 1, 2016

    The loss of another veteran who cared for all VETS. He will be missed. God bless this man.

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  6. Bill Treible, July 26, 2016

    Amos was loyal in his service to the Country and his Community. He will be missed. They just do not make them like this today.

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