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John Macey  

John Macey

July 29, 1940 – April 9, 2014

John Macey, age 73, of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

John was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 29, 1940, and was a son of the late Onufrey Macey and Mary Dzunek Macey. A proud veteran of the US Army, he bravely served during the Vietnam War. John was employed as a meat cutter with Acme Markets and retired after 40 years of dedicated service.

He was a longtime member of the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church where he was an active volunteer. An avid outdoorsman, John enjoyed hunting and fishing. He relished time spent in his garden and tending to his yard and was an excellent bread baker. He liked a good game of horseshoes and enjoyed playing at the Delaware City Recreational Center. John’s happiest times were spent in the company of his beloved family, whom he adored.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Max, Michael and Nicholas; and sisters, Ann and Katherine. John is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Barbara Ann (Trush) Macey; daughter, Kristin Mary Macey of Middletown, DE; and sisters, Mary Crystal and Doris Scully both of Wilmington, DE.

A visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Monday evening, April 14, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10 am on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014 at the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809, where a funeral service will be held at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, at the address listed above.

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  1. Sonny McCarter, April 10, 2014

    John I will miss you. your buddy Sonny.

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  2. The Edwards, April 11, 2014

    Barb and Kristin,

    Our deepest sympathies to you both. If we can do anything to help you out please do not hesitate to ask. We are just a walk across the street.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Rick and Vikki Edwards

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  3. Ray McCarter, April 11, 2014

    John sorry to lose a good friend. your buddy Ray

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  4. Ray McCarter, April 12, 2014

    We are so sorry for your lose, our prayers are with your family. the McCarters Ray and Elizabeth

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  5. Lynne Spence Betts, April 12, 2014

    I can remember Macey being an extension of our family from the time I was a kid. Lots of horseshoe competitions with Macey, Dad, Sonny, Uncles Jim, Jack, & Ralph. Good memories. RIP John.

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  6. Tara Clarke, April 13, 2014

    Mr. Macey, you’ll be missed greatly! You definitely had your hands full putting up with me and Kristin’s shenanigans. So many memories! Kristin and Mrs. Macey, you can always call me for anything. I love you all like family.

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  7. Jill, April 14, 2014

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I too have experienced that deep pain of loss. So, I look for ways to comfort others. I hope that you may find comfort in Job 14:14,15, which assures us that Almighty God has not only the power, but the desire to resurrect our dear loved ones.

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  8. Gerry Maynes, April 14, 2014

    I worked with John for ten years at the Acme in Bear. He was a good man, with a big heart. May god bless him. Gerry Maynes and family

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