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Donald L. “Buddy” Loveland  

Donald L. “Buddy” Loveland

March 22, 1955 – December 31, 2018

Donald L. “Buddy” Loveland, age 63, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Born in Chester, PA, on March 22, 1955, he was the son of the late Frank and Donna (Rhoades) Cooper.  Buddy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Following his term, he worked as a chemical operator for Formosa Plastics in Delaware City, DE.

A talent for music, Buddy loved playing guitar and singing in his band “The Homestead Band.”  He enjoyed writing poems and songs.  Buddy enjoyed time spent in his camper at the beach with his wife and family.  His fondest memories were playing with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Poppy.”

“He flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels.  By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees.  And he walks with Jesus and his loved ones waiting.   And I know he’s smiling saying.  Don’t worry ’bout me.”

Buddy is survived by his wife of 30 years, Eleanor “Ellie” (Garvine) Loveland; children, John Javorsky, William Javorsky, Duane Loveland (Lisa), Keith Loveland and Britney Loveland; sisters, Donna Yuscavage (John), Patti LaRue (Marty), Karen Phillips (Michael); sister-in-laws, Doris Donahue (Richard), Marion Krone and Donna Miller; grandchildren, Kayla, Kacey, Jake, Bret, Emily and Brody; great grandson, J.J.; and many nieces and nephews.

A committal service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE

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  1. Dianna Chisenhall Allen, January 2, 2019

    Buddy was a great person! Sorry to hear of his passing! He will be missed! Thinking of Ellie, Britney and his entire family during this difficult time.

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  2. Dee Englehart, January 2, 2019

    I’m so sorry to hear of Buds passing. He was such a nice man that made me laugh with his stories. I’m just sorry I only got the chance to really get to know him this past summer. Homestead won’t be the same without him around. My thoughts and prayers are with Ellie and the entire family. Take care

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  3. Robin watts, January 2, 2019

    I am so very sorry too All of you!! Prayers you all will be able to overcome this pain Love to all RIP Bud your going to be so missed and loved xoxo

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  4. Debbie Spinelli, January 2, 2019

    So very sorry for the loss of Bud…my prayers and thoughts go out to you Ellie and your family!

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  5. Patty Weismiller, January 2, 2019

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you Ellie and your family.

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  6. Sheree Sciavicco, January 2, 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a truly special man and I have such fond memories of him, with the last one at the Homestead pool! Just he and I were there with the kiddos! He will truly be missed! Love to all and prayers for healing!

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  7. Don and jean. Weaver, January 2, 2019

    Rip buddy were gonna miss ya alot keep playing your music up there.

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  8. Debra and Rene Dugan, January 2, 2019

    It was really great being able to spend the summer at Homestead with you and your family. You were always ready to help anyone that needed you. May you rest in peace

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  9. Joyce Eldreth, January 2, 2019

    So sorry for your loss, Bud will be miss, he is loved by many, my prayers are with your family.❤️❤️❤️

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  10. Jeana Simon, January 2, 2019

    Uncle Bud, you were loved and will be missed by many. You were a caring and loving Uncle, father and brother and husband. I have such fond memories of you. You were so musically talented. I remember you played at Poppop’ s funeral and what a beautiful tribute that was. Now you are in heaven with your parents. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May you rest in peace Uncle Bud.

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  11. Natalie Greene, January 2, 2019

    Bud, You are one of the best men I know. You & the family have always treated me as part of your family, you were always like another father to me & Ellie like a second mom, you sure will be missed, you were such a fun loving guy, and very entertaining! You will never be forgotten and will remain in our hearts and memories forever!! RIP Poppy!!!

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  12. Monika Webster, January 2, 2019

    So sorry love you guys be strong you can get they this

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  13. Addie Ecret, January 2, 2019

    May you Rest in Peace Bud. You were loved unconditionally

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  14. Marcie Gland, January 2, 2019

    My prayers are with you Ellie. Stay strong, you are an amazing lady.

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  15. Faith Jewell, January 2, 2019

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. ♥️

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  16. Patti LaRue, January 2, 2019

    Rest in peace, Buddy. Love you.

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  17. Dan Lucas, January 3, 2019

    Ellie, I can’t imagine what you are going through now. Bud was a great and fun loving guy. I used to look forward to hearing him sing on the deck. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Britney and the rest of your family. I will miss him dearly until I hear him singing in Heaven one day.

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  18. Bud King, January 3, 2019

    Heaven gained another Angel, you will be missed my friend.You are one of a kind Gods speed my brother.

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  19. Sandy and Bob Senft, January 3, 2019

    So sorry to hear this sad news. We pray for strength for the family. Hugs and prayers

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  20. Peggy Poppe, January 3, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Bud & Bill always chatting across the fence. Always willing to help each other out. You will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Prayers to the family that they may get through this difficult time. RIP Bud, you will be missed.

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  21. Linda Byus, January 3, 2019

    RIP Buddy you were a good friend and neighbor. Many people will miss you.

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  22. Bernadette Davis, January 3, 2019

    For a man who brought a lot of happiness to this Earth, you will be dearly missed♥️

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  23. Maryann and Jack Welkey, January 3, 2019

    Ellie, I was shocked to hear of Bud’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  24. Rose Bruckner, January 3, 2019

    RIP Buddy! You will be greatly missed.

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  25. Karen Phillips, January 3, 2019

    I’ve no words

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  26. Lisa McLeod, January 3, 2019

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Ellie and your entire family.

    Scott & Lisa McLeod

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  27. Terry Gommer, January 3, 2019

    My deepest sympathy El, to you and your family. Sending “Hugs” and “Prayers” to you all. Love you!

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  28. doc and tina hall, January 3, 2019

    Ellie , Tina and I are still in shock Buddy was a wonderful person and a true friend and a fellow Veteran. Rest in Peace my friend and God Bless YOU

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  29. Bill collum fom childhod, January 4, 2019

    We had
    Some good times I knew him since I was in 5th grade we grew up together we’ve been through the good and bad together. Anybody knows whose nickname was peach

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  30. Donna Yuscavage, January 4, 2019

    You are singing with the angels now. Have a blast dear brother.

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  31. Deborah Baltrush Loar, January 4, 2019

    Ellie, I cant imagine what you are going through. But I know of a strong woman from many years back who weathered many a storm. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and God rest his soul.

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  32. Gail DIerolf, January 5, 2019

    Again I’m so so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. You and your family are in my prayers. His smile will be missed. We are here for you if you need anything. Hugs.

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  33. Denise Reedy, January 5, 2019

    Kayla and Kacey, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  34. Louise Kreer, January 5, 2019

    My heart will ache everytime I sit on my porch and not hear or see Buddy. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP my friend.

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  35. Annette Long, January 6, 2019

    I’m so sorry for your families loss! Bud was one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Thinking of your family during this difficult time.

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  36. Bill Murray, January 6, 2019

    Worked with Buddy for many years at Formosa Plastics ,he always had a big smile every time I saw him no matter how bad his day was .He will be missed .Rest in peace my brother.

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  37. Lee & Duff Allison, January 6, 2019

    So sorry

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  38. Lynne Mullins, January 7, 2019

    My dear, dear friend, Bud. You were our good friend, and fellow camper @ homestead. Peter adored you and your family. And you will be missed. God’s speed, my friend. We lost a friend, heaven gained an Angel. God bless you, and your beautiful family. Love you !!!!

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  39. Dottie Yanacek, January 7, 2019

    So sorry to hear of bud’s passing.

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  40. Jane Turner, January 7, 2019

    We will miss you Buddy.

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  41. Dotti Christeson, January 8, 2019

    To all of the Loveland family our sincere condolences cherish all of your memories
    With deepest sympathy Dotti Christeson and Bob Brisentine

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  42. Lorraine Cooper, January 9, 2019

    Our deepest condolences on your tremendous loss. Bud will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  43. Brad Schmidt, January 11, 2019

    My deepest condolences to you and your family!

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