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David M. Torterotot  

David M. Torterotot

March 4, 1962 – October 10, 2014

David M. Torterotot, age 52, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 4, 1962, David was a son of Herbert A. Torterotot Sr. and the late Carolyn J. Swain Torterotot. He made his career as a yardman and foreman with Local No. 326, retiring in January after many years of dedicated service.

David was a life member of the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company. He enjoyed all kinds of racing and attending Phillies games. David had a deep appreciation for life and especially liked traveling and camping. He was a wonderful grandfather and loved spending time with his family, especially his “Road Dog,” Lexi.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn. In addition to his father, Herbert, Sr., he is survived by his beloved wife of 9 years, Lynsey Rebecca Huie Torterotot; children, Matthew Boggs, Theresa Rice, Christina Torterotot, Amber Torterotot and Kimberly “Kimbers’ Torterotot; brother, Herbert Torterotot, Jr.; sisters, Diane T. Torterotot and Sharon L. Torterotot; and 9 grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday evening, October 17, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. A second visitation will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday morning, October 18, 2014 at the funeral home, where a funeral service will follow at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Danielle Truelove, October 12, 2014

    I am going to miss you Dave. you were the sweetest,most generous man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I hope you continue to Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave’s kids/grandkids…Your father/pop-pop was one of the greatest men ive ever known

    • Theresa rice (Torterotot), October 13, 2014

      Thank you Danielle… That means a lot to us!

  2. Tim frieze, October 12, 2014

    Can’t Believe I Lost My Best Friend, Cousin who was More like My Brother. RIP Dave I LOVE & MISS U REALLY BAD. Say Hi to Your Mom, My brother Mike,& My Mom & Dad.This is Not GOOD BYE IT’S TILL WE MEET AGAIN.. Love U Cuz

  3. Kathy Goode, October 12, 2014

    I worked with Dave and his brother Herb,at Kamagraph in Wilmington, Dave was a funny and likable guy! Glad we caught on Facebook if only for a little while. He will be missed.

    • Herb Torterotot Jr, October 17, 2014


  4. Paul J. Sayers, October 12, 2014

    Dave, You will be missed by many, May You R.I.P. till We meet again.

  5. JONATHAN HART, October 12, 2014

    To the family sorry for your lost he was a good friend to me R.I.P David

  6. Rachel Hutchison, October 12, 2014

    Rest in peace. You were a wonderful neighbor when you guys lived in Collins Park. It was a pleasure to know you for the time I did. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

  7. Joanna Cardenti, October 12, 2014

    Rest in Peace Dave, God Speed. my prayers go out to your dad, Kids, grandkids and siblings, along with that one special person. “Trust Me.”

  8. will noble, October 12, 2014

    going to miss you Tot you were/are one of a kind, big loss to your family and friends,

  9. Evelyn Wingate, October 13, 2014

    Herb, Herbie, Diane, Sharon, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  10. Greg Mason, October 13, 2014

    A true friend and brother , going to be missed rest easy Dave.

  11. Chris Hayden, October 13, 2014

    You will be forever missed. You were the best friend a person could ever have. Your family will always be in my thoughts.

  12. Travis & Sandi Moore, October 13, 2014

    Tote you will be sadly missed, functions at the firehouse will never be the same without you. I will miss you greatly growing up with you and Herbie at the firehall. Watch over us from heaven and visit with with your mom love you. ❤

  13. Raymond Schafferman, October 13, 2014

    In our lifetime it is truly a blessing to have the friendship that Dave and I had. Dave was the best friend I could have.He was always there for me as I was for him. I will miss him everyday til the good lord reunites us in Heaven. He was one of God’s angels here on Earth. To the Toterotot Family my deepest sympathies for your loss. I am here for you all,anytime. Just as Davey was here for me. May God Bless You All and help you thru this time of Loss. To his girls stay together ,love one another, and never forget his unconditional LOVE he had for each of you. He will always be in your hearts, as in mine. Farewell my FRIEND til we meet again!!

  14. william robinett, October 13, 2014

    Rip in peace dave you will be missed by all your brother & sisters in the fire service.

  15. Barbara & Ted Swan, October 14, 2014

    R.I.P Dave ..u will be missed an definitely not forgotten .

  16. Donna Branch-Jones, October 14, 2014

    May GOD be with you all. Thinking of and praying for all of you during and after this difficult time.
    John & Donna Jones

  17. Jasmine Willis, October 14, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  18. Richie & Mary Veid, October 14, 2014

    Rip Dave we’ll have to go fishing when we meet in heaven.Thanks for the good times we had and the laughs.Man I’m going to miss u till we meet again.

  19. Virginia, October 16, 2014

    I am sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. When I met Dave 6 years ago he welcomed me into the family with opened arms. Every year we would visit Dave at Christmas time bring a turkey and have a Thanksgiving/ Christmas dinner with him I am going to truly miss that time with him. To Matt, Chrissy, Theresa, Amber and the family you have my sincere condolences. May you R.I.P. DAVE

  20. Herb Torterotot Jr, October 16, 2014

    Thanks to all for the kind words. He is missed already. Dave was Dave and enjoyed life. A true family guy and friend. Until we meet again give them hell up there with Mom, past family, friends especially Chris Prentice your rail soldier and Frank Prentice your boss who treated the rail guys like his babies

  21. Rick Touchstone, October 16, 2014

    Rest easy my friend

  22. Barbara Sutton, October 16, 2014

    For all the Torterotot family ….so sorry for you loss of David ,watched him grow up ,he is going to be missed by all. He always made me smile he was funny. I can remember like it was yesterday talking to him about his beard trying to get him to just trim it … R.I.P DAVE. GONE TO MISS YOU

  23. jackie paul, October 17, 2014

    Dave you were and still are a great man father grandfather son brother friend you going to be missed very deeply but you will never be forgotten rest inb peace my great friend

  24. Judy Levie, October 19, 2014

    Even thinking of you now Dave it is so hard to be sad as all I can remember was all the happy and fun times we shared together! I know in my heart that you are in a good place and at peace. To Diane, Sharon, Herb Jr. & Herb Sr. my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this difficult time.


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