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Francis L. Sill
“Les”

September 13, 1939 – August 31, 2014

Francis L. Sill, known fondly as “Les”, age 74, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 13, 1939, Les was a son of the late Frank L. Sill and Mary Elizabeth Tucker Sill. He made his career as a pipefitter with William D. Shellady Mechanical and in 1995, founded Christiana Mechanical. Les was an exceptionally hardworking man and dedicated not only to the success of his business, but providing his customers with excellent service.

Well known for his giving and compassionate nature, he was happy to help anyone in need. He adored family gatherings and spending time with his loved ones. Les was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John. Les is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Lorraine Poist Sill; children, Jeffrey A. Sill (Terri) of Middletown, M. Angela Everett (Clarence) of Townsend, Gregory P. Sill of Galena, MD and Tricia A. McGee (Gregory) of Powell, OH; sisters, Helen Jackson (Ed) of Millsboro and Ann Herrin (Woody) of Hockessin; 8 grandchildren, Beth, Jeff Jr., Kelsey, Ben, Quinn, Owen, Noah and Macklin; and his great grandson, Ryan.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the entire staff of the Seasons Hospice In-Patient Unit at Christiana Hospital and the occupational and physical therapists at Bayada, especially Stephanie Duke, OT and Mamie Doyle, PT, for the exceptional care they provided to Les.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, September 5, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Helen Jackson, September 1, 2014

    Hey brother, will miss you very much. Especially the phone conversations we use to have. You will now be reunited with Mom, Pop and John.
    Your older sister, Helen

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  2. Barbara J. Gruwell, September 2, 2014

    Dear Lorraine and families,
    So very sorry to read of your husband’s passing. It is so very hard to
    lose a loved one, but God leaves a gift of memories in exchange.
    Even if it takes a while to be able to remember and smile.
    Know you are in my prayers and thoughts. May God give you
    peace of mind, comfort and strength in the difficult day ahead.
    In Christ’s Love,
    Barbara Gruwell

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  3. Dee Holden, September 2, 2014

    Lorraine and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Les. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Dee Holden

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  4. Bill & Lois Eisenbrey, September 2, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Sills Family. I will miss him everyday and know what a loss we have here on Earth but what an asset to Heaven. I cried this morning when I learned of his passing but I am smiling tonight thinking of his witty smile when he came to visit me at Carl King! I am blessed to have have him in my life as I know all of you are and he will last in my memories forever. I am grateful he isn’t suffering and has peace in his life. As for us need to think of him and smile and remember Matthews: “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” My arms are wide open for each and everyone of you even though I can’t be there which breaks my heart. Love, Bill & Lois Eisenbrey

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  5. Robert Griffin, September 2, 2014

    Sorry to here of Les passing I new him from living in rose hill Bob Griffin

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  6. Ann & Woodie Herrin, September 3, 2014

    To my Brother Les; As my older brother whenever I had a problem I could always count on you to give me the right advice. We will miss you and we know that you are with God today

    Love, Ann & Woodie

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  7. Elana jackson, September 3, 2014

    Jeff Terri and Family , I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers .

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  8. Cheri Minix, September 3, 2014

    I am so sorry to hear about your tremendous loss. You were a dear, caring and wonderful wife to Les.
    God Bless You.
    Love, Cheri

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  9. Skip and Mary Loessner, September 4, 2014

    Dear Lorraine and family,

    Our hearts are heavy with the news of Les’ death. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you have peace in your hearts. With deepest sympathy, Skip and Mary

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  10. Bill & Donna Forrest, September 4, 2014

    To the entire Sill family, please accept our condolences on the passing of Les. I’ve known and worked with Les for many years and he was always ready to lend a hand or give some sage advice. This world will be a little sadder without his smile and wit.
    God bless you all.

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  11. Nadine Burroughs, September 4, 2014

    Lorraine, Angie, and family,

    May the love of family and strength from friends comfort you at this sorrowful time.

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  12. Vernon & Marie Foraker, September 5, 2014

    To the family of Les Sill:

    Please know we care and are remembering all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Les was a special
    person..I remember him from working on equipment at the Delaware Trust Company in Middletown. He
    was always so thoughtful and did not want to interfere with our work. His wonderful wife and family are
    a tribute to him and his teaching. May God bless you with His peace that only He can.

    Sincerely, Vernon & Marie Foraker

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  13. Cheri Minix, September 5, 2014

    Lorraine and family,
    We are all thinking of you at this very difficult time. I’m sure Les will be sorely missed. Stay strong and know that you are in the hearts and minds of so many.

    Cheri, Gina, Joanne, Norm, Amy
    and the whole SAS Health Center crew

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  14. pauline lanci, February 4, 2015

    Dear Lorraine, I am very sorry to learn of Les’s death. God be with you!

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