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George Henry Lee Herron  

George Henry Lee “Charlie Brown” Herron

 April 25, 1938 ~ September 21, 2014

George Henry Lee “Charlie Brown” Herron, age 76, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on April 25, 1938 in Brownsville, PA, he was the son of the late Anna L. Herron and Lee Herron. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Herron.

Lee attended California High School in California, Pennsylvania and later attended Cleveland State College in Ohio. He then enlisted in the Army Reserves.

Lee worked for Cleveland Frog and Crossing Company in Ohio and in 1975 relocated to Delaware where he worked for Pettibone as regional manager. He later started his own company, Herron R.O.I. Supply.

Lee absolutely loved swimming in his pool and spending time with his four grandchildren. He enjoyed watching football and his family is curious to see how the Eagles will perform without Lee yelling at them through the television.

He was a member of the Newark County Club for 20 years, the Cleveland Romers, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, N.Y. Railroad Club, Metropolitan R.R. Club and Holy Angels R.C. Church.

Lee leaves many cherished memories to his loving wife of 57 years, Michelle Herron; daughters, Lesa Olivere and Vicki Pelletier; a sister, Margret Ann Blazus; grandchildren, Jade and Nolan Olivere and Grayson and Liana Pelletier, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday morning, September 25, 2014 at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE. Friends may visit with Lee’s family from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday evening, September 24, 2014 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Marikka and Bob Beach, September 22, 2014

    The Beach Family sends loving thoughts and prayers.
    May God keep you in his arms during your difficult time.

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  2. Cindy Heron Van Wagner, September 22, 2014

    So sorry for your loss! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers….

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  3. Eric Linscott, September 23, 2014

    With Lee’s passing my wife Sheila and I have lost an exceptionally close friend who we will sorely miss. As regular golf mates Lee and I played literally hundreds of rounds of golf together at NCC and a host of other courses in the tri-state area over the last twenty-five plus years. We watched many an Eagles’ game together and shared many experiences and memories. We offer our condolences to Michelle, Leesa, and Vicki who we consider to be an extension of our own family. – Eric (and Sheila) –

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  4. Kim Raff, September 23, 2014

    Lesa and Vicki,

    It is with much sadness that I learn of the loss of your Dad. You are both amazing women — he and your Mom have much to be proud of and I am sure that they are. I have so many fond memories of hanging out at your parents’ house– your Dad always with a joke or showing his great sense of humor in other ways. I will miss him ladies, and I will always remember him with a smile on my face. I wish you both peace and happiness as you cherish in his loving memories.

    With Love,
    Kim Raff

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  5. Jim and Lorraine Andrews, September 23, 2014

    Michelle and Family,
    Jim and I are so sorry to hear about Lee’s passing.
    We spend many fun years golfing on the the Tee Birdies Twilight at Newark Country Club and socializing there. We have missed those days.
    We know no words can comfort you at this time. He is in heaven now where there is no pain or suffering. From heaven he will watch over and guide you and your family.
    Remember all the good times and those memories will comfort you and always keep Lee close in your hearts.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of great sorrow.

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  6. Harlan and Mary Williams, September 23, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Michelle, as we send our deepest sympathy.

    Love to you and your family,

    Mary and Harley

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  7. Jim Di Marco, September 23, 2014

    Michelle, Lesa & Vickie
    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lee was a wonderful man. Many people are much better off because they encountered Lee in their life. Please accept my deepest sympathy

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  8. Kate Jenkins, September 23, 2014

    Michelle, Less, and Vicki,
    My thoughts, prayers, and love, are sent to you. Mike, Steve and Jessica send much love to you, and to sweet “Charlie Brown”. Our heartfelt sympathy to you.

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  9. Pat Patterson, September 23, 2014

    Prayers and warm thoughts of comfort for Lee’s family . I haven’t seen Lee since 1956, and I think his glowing smile I remember continued through life. God Bless you Lee, and your family.

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  10. Ed Mihalik, September 23, 2014

    Michelle, and family, sorry we couldn’t be there with you. Aunt Anna May, Lynn and myself, along with Sis, Dave and our families have you in our thoughts and prayers.

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    • Rosemary Ellsworth Robertson, September 25, 2014

      Cousins Michelle, Lesa, Vicki and Family,
      Words can not express how sad I am about Lee’s passing. He always put a smile on my face and was fun to be around. I’m so very happy that I was able to visit him and you all in August. I will treasure that time always. All of our worlds will be a little bit smaller and emptier without him.
      Blessings and Love,
      Rosemary and Dennis

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  11. Freda Pete Gates, September 23, 2014

    Sincere sympathies to your entire family and especial You.
    Hope all your fond memories will carry you through this difficult time. We are here for you anytime. Freda & Pete

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  12. Tara Dowling, September 23, 2014

    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Mr. Herron was the most gentle giant. As long as I have known him he was always smiling and laughing. Always happy to see you when you came over. Always laughing and smiling, no matter what we were up to. He was an amazing person who did so much with his life. He will be missed. xo

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  13. Fritz and Jacque Land, September 24, 2014

    Our sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family
    Fritz and Jacque Land

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  14. Barbara Jo Apichella, September 27, 2014

    I feel I have lost a member of my family. I will miss Lee so very much. May he rest in peace in the arms of his Savior, and may God grant peace and comfort to his family.

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