December 6, 1932 – August 10, 2014
John Schofield, age 81, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 10, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on December 6, 1932, Mr. Schofield was one of fourteen children of the late George C. Schofield Sr. and Sophronie Chambers Schofield. He was a graduate of Chesapeake City High School, where he excelled at sports and was offered a soccer scholarship to attend Salisbury College. He went on to serve his country in the US Army at the end of the Korean War. Mr. Schofield made his career as a dispatcher and weighmaster for both Petrillo and Saienni Brothers and retired after 50 years of dedicated service.
Active in his community and giving of his time and talents, he was a passionate volunteer and longtime member of the Lions Club. Mr. Schofield possessed a wonderful sense of humor that drew people in and instantly made them feel like a friend. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching baseball, football and hockey. He held a special place in his heart for animals, and adored his two faithful feline companions, Molly and Charlotte. Mr. Schofield was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and friend who will dearly missed by many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna and 4 siblings, Eva Darlington, Louise Walling, Marvin Schofield and Thomas Murz. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara Gicker Schofield; daughter, Linda Schofield (Gordon); siblings, George C. Schofield, Jr., Mary J. Russell, Lorretta Schofield, Mildred George, Edward Schofield, Ernest Schofield, Lisa Maichle, Samuel Schofield and Leonard Dvorak.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday morning, August 15, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will be held privately in St. Georges Cemetery, St. Georges, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.