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Arthur P. Waite  

Arthur P. Waite

 September 19, 1931 – July 2, 2014

*****IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Due to a complete power failure at Holy Angels R.C. Church,  the Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Waite will be held at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, East Main and Chapel Streets, Newark, DE  19711, at 11:30 am.  Visitation remains at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark.

Arthur P. Waite, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Arthur was born in Ogdensburg, New York on September 19, 1931 and was the son of the late Arthur Waite and Vivian Edna Phelps Waite. He was raised in North Philadelphia and upon completing his education, would proudly serve his country in the US Air Force. After his honorable discharge from the military, Arthur would make his career as a pipe designer with the DuPont Company where he worked for many years until his retirement.

He was a longtime member of VFW Post #475 in Newark and enjoyed visting there and the many friendships he made. In his leisure time, Arthur liked reading, golfing and vactioning at the beach. He was very fortunate and thankful for the many kind neighbors who watched over him and lent their assistance whenever needed. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of Griswold Home Care for the exceptional care they provided to Arthur.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary A. McCarthy Waite. Arthur is survived by his children, Arthur J. Waite (Ronda E.) of Bear, Marie V. Stidham (David G.) of Newark and Christina M. Howe (Russell P.) of Wilmington; sister, Joanna Chacho (Edward) of VA; special friend, Gail Daly; 6 grandchildren, Arthur H. Waite, Nathaniel A. Waite, Kyle D. Waite, Sarah L. Stidham, R. Paul Howe and Katie M. Howe; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Arthur’s name may be made to the J. Allison O’Daniel VFW Post #475, 100 Veterans Lane, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. Chrissy, July 4, 2014

    Sorry you had to leave us the way you did. Wish I could’ve helped you. As you know, I love you & always will. I will miss our talks & the many laughs we shared. You were, without a doubt, THE BEST DAD EVER.. Give Mom a hug from me… Love, your baby, Chrissy

  2. Earl / Norma burns, July 5, 2014

    We are thankful to have known you and treasure our friendship. You will always be remembered as a special friend. I am glad I was able to spend some time with you.

  3. Janet Connell, July 5, 2014

    I spent most of my childhood in your house, with your girls. And when I think back I am so grateful to have had that time with this family. Thank you Mr. Waite for all of the love and all of the memories. Your family was then and will always be very special to me.

    Artie, Chrissy, Marie…my heart is with you now and always. I love you guys. And I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Gail Berry, July 5, 2014


    Gail&Bill Berry
    Rebecca Hamilton

  5. Ed and Jo Anna Waite Chacho, July 7, 2014

    My big brother; always there when needed, watching over me while I grew up. I am eternally grateful for the closeness we shared. Your passing has left a hole in my heart.

    To my nieces and nephew and their children: Your Dad was incredibly proud of each of you and appreciated your love and the way you watched over him. You are all in our prayers.

  6. Patrick ryan, July 7, 2014

    Art sorry for your loss.miss working with you bro..Patrick..

  7. Catherine DeFoney, July 8, 2014

    Many great memories with Joe & I and you & Mary. Happy times from teenage years till senior time. Will miss you.

  8. Kathy Cochran Telkowski, July 8, 2014

    Artie, Marie, and Chrissy, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a wonderful man, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  9. Betty Cochran, July 8, 2014

    Artie, Marie & Chrissy So sorry to hear of your fathers death. He was a great friend & helped me many times. He will be missed. Love to all of you.

  10. MAXINE, July 9, 2014

    My condolences to the family. May you find comfort from God’s word recorded at Revelation 21:4, regarding the loss of your dear love one.


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