John R. Killian
June 3, 1943 – December 27, 2015
John R. Killian, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 27, 2015.
Born in Queens, New York on June 3, 1943, John was a son of the late Fritz and Angela (Klee) Killian. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. John made his career as a traffic manager with R. Markey and Sons and retired after many years of dedicated service.
Proud of his German heritage, he was a longtime member of the New York Gemuetlichen Enzianer German Club. John enjoyed playing cards in his leisure time, especially his favorite game, Sevens. Above all else, he loved and adored his wife, daughter and his two beautiful granddaughters, whom he cherished. John will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Christine B. (Mueller) Killian; daughter, Michelle Passwaters and husband Jim of Bear, DE; brother, Richard Killian and wife Terry of Long Island, NY; granddaughters, Kendall and Kelsey Passwaters; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, January 7, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm. Interment with military honors will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to Friends of Karen, 21 Perry St., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 or by visiting www.friendsofkaren.org.