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Donald L. “Don” Strickland  

Donald L. “Don” Strickland

April 30, 1943 ~ October 20, 2014

Donald L. “Don” Strickland, age 71, of Newark, Delaware and formerly of Pennsville, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Born on April 30, 1943 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late William C. Strickland and Elizabeth Anna (Walker) Strickland.

Don proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the US Navy and later with the Delaware Seebees. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy he joined the Delaware Air National Guard, retiring as Master Sergeant following 26 years of loyal service to his country.

He spent his working career as a millwright with DuPont Company, retiring after 34 years of dedicated service.

For those who were blessed to know Don, they will always recall his gift as a great craftsman. He possessed a talent for fixing and repairing everything imaginable. More importantly, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William L. Strickland and Ronald L. Strickland.

Don leaves a legacy of wonderful memories to his loving wife of nearly 49 years, JoAnn C. (Tulini) Strickland; two children, Dena L. Crump (Lee) of New Castle and Donald L. Strickland, Jr. (Emily) of Mission Viejo, CA; one sister, Barbara Pacevich and three loving grandchildren, Haylie C. Reed, Blake M. Strickland and Brooke O. Strickland.

Friends may visit with Don’s family from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday evening, October 22, 2014 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Committal services with military honors will be held 10:00 am on Thursday morning, October 23, 2014 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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  1. Carol Weiser, October 20, 2014

    JoAnn, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. May God bless you and may Don rest in the peace he deserves.

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  2. Diane Danby, October 20, 2014

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  3. Tim Hayes, October 20, 2014

    R.I.P. … Sir …

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  4. AnnaMarie Kehnast, October 21, 2014

    Joann….Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

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  5. Ed Brady, October 21, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with Donnie at the Chambers Works. I was also in Seabee det. 0221.with him. He will be missed..

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  6. Kristina Betia, October 21, 2014

    My condolences to the Strickland Family.

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  7. Pam Twilley, October 21, 2014

    I am shocked and disappointed to learn of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful and compassionate person that I worked with at Goodeals. My heartfelt sympathy, prayers, and blessings to Joann and their family.

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  8. Judi Cross Dawson, October 21, 2014

    JoAnn, So very sorry for your families loss..I will be lifting you all in prayer.

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  9. Russell & Myrt Buoncuore, October 21, 2014

    Dear JoAnn, our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. May God’s grace and mercy give you peace during these difficult and very sad days ahead.

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  10. Doreen McKnight LPN, October 22, 2014

    My prayers and condolences go out to you JoAnn and your family. I had the pleasure of assisting Donald at Arden Cts I have to tell you that he will be truly missed. May he rest in peace and may God continue to bless you.

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  11. Carol Stanley, October 22, 2014

    I will be praying for you and your family I will truly miss Don….Your friend Carol(Arden Ct)

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  12. Linda and Rich Osiolek, October 22, 2014

    Don, Jr. and JoAnn and family,
    Don, it was a pleasure meeting you at Timothy’s the other night. We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We just saw it on line this evening after the viewing or we would have come to offer our sympathies. He is with out of his confusion now, he’s much better now. May God grant you all peace. Our sympathy and God Bless you All.
    Linda and Rich Osiolek

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  13. Paul Johnson, October 22, 2014

    So sorry about Don’s passing. What a great guy. We worked together @Chambers Works the last few years before he retired. I will never forget him. He will be missed.

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  14. Loretta Woody, October 23, 2014

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss,we were neighbors when you lived on Georgia Rd. The Dillard Woody Family.

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