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David Charles Tartaglio, Sr.  

David Charles Tartaglio, Sr.

November 12, 1963 – February 24, 2014

David Charles Tartaglio, Sr., age 50, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital.

Dave was born in Wilmington, Delaware on November 12, 1963. He graduated in 1981 from Delcastle High School. Dave made his career as an ironworker with Summitt Steel, a job he greatly loved.

An avid Phillies fan and die hard season ticket holder for the Eagles, he was an ardent supporter of both teams and enjoyed Nascar Sundays, too. Dave spent many years volunteering his time as an assistant coach with the Suburban Little League, where his son was a player. He was a passionate cook, who took great joy in creating delicious meals for his friends and family. Dave took great pride in caring for his yard and relished the time he spent there. Above all else, he will be remembered as an exceptionally kind man with a heart of gold who was willing to help anyone in need, at any time. Dave’s family, including his beloved fur babies, was his greatest love, and he will be dearly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank M. Tartaglio, Sr., brother, Frank M. Tartaglio, Jr., step-brother, James M. Gall, and father-in-law, William Cecconi. Dave is survived by his wife, Jan M. Cecconi Tartaglio; mother, Marian Donovan Gall and step-father, Richard Gall; son, David C. Tartaglio, Jr.; brother, Thomas A. Tartaglio; step-brother, Richard T. Gall (Colleen); mother-in-law, Janie Cecconi; a very special sister-in-law, Donna M. Tartaglio; brothers-in-law, William Cecconi (Robin) and Don Cecconi (GiGi); nieces and nephews, Nadia, Brenda, Mandy, Billy, Donny, Patrick, Melissa, Christopher, and K-Lee Blevins, to whom he was a very special uncle and who truly adored him; and many cousins.

Family and friends may call from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Lindsay, February 27, 2014

    Forever in our hearts Big Dave!


    Lindsay Lou

  2. Diamond, February 27, 2014

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that God is not the cause of this sadness. But He WILL soon fix it. Soon He will fulfill the promise made to us in John 5:28&29, and Revelation 21:3&4. I sincerely hope you find comfort in these scriptures about our future here in Earth…

  3. Bonnie Shisler, February 27, 2014

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tartaglio Family.

  4. Dina Tartaglio Alexander, February 28, 2014

    Always in our hearts, never forgotten. Love ya Cuz

  5. Jack Mills, March 1, 2014

    I am very sorry to hear bout Dave’s passing. Dave and I were good friends when he lived at Harmony Crest. We both hung out together in our freshman year at Christiana HS. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Dave’s family. RIP Dave.

  6. Punky Annand, March 3, 2014

    God Bless you Dave…with lots of Love..Punky, Melissa & Chaz

  7. Deb Olszewski Lemieux, March 3, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are for Dave and also the entire Tartaglio family. DOL

  8. Vicki Esch, March 4, 2014

    Dear Jan , David and family, We are so very sorry to hear of David’s passing. Words cannot express our sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. With love, the Wilps and Levandoski families.

  9. Annette Schuler, March 4, 2014

    My thoughts are with his family, son and Jan and his brother Tommy. Its been long time my friend.
    I will always remember your fantastic smile and warm heart. You had kindness bigger than anyone I ever met. I haven’t seen your son since he was a toddler, but have heard wonderful things about him over the years. I’m sure your proud. I know Jan is.
    Childhood friends can never be replaced, we will never go back to that age again, nor will we meet people that will have that bond, as your childhood friends.
    I will always cherish my times in Rambleton and you were part of those times.
    Love you always my friend

  10. Lindsay West, March 4, 2014

    Dave, I am so sorry for your loss, justin will be at the viewing tonight, I wish i could be there, but i have to stay home and watch the monster. The pain of losing a parent is irreparable. My love goes out to you and your family <3 Let us know if you need anything at all, please.

  11. Dicky Shavico, March 4, 2014

    Sorry for your loss.

  12. nadia cecconi sosa, March 7, 2014

    I will miss you so much uncle dave.

  13. Cecconi's the Texas Bunch, March 8, 2014

    We will always have you in our thoughts and HEARTS.There are so many fun loving memories that this block is to small to write them all. My family and I always enjoyed your friendship and being part of our Family. You will be missed by ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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