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Joseph Chandler Cathcart III  

Joseph Chandler Cathcart III

November 12, 1979 – July 27, 2017

Joseph Chandler Cathcart III, age 37, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Joseph was born in Wilmington on November 12, 1979, and was the son of Joseph Chandler Cathcart, Jr. and Cathy A. (Malice) Cathcart. He made his career as a professional forklift operator with the Diamond State Port Corporation, where he worked for the past 18 years.

A lifelong fitness enthusiast, Joseph enjoyed exercising regularly and especially liked boxing. He was a passionate foodie and relished creating delicious homecooked meals for others. In his leisure time, Joseph loved a good game of cards, chess or checkers, was an avid history buff, and looked forward to trips to the beach. A devout Christian, he was a man of strong faith. Joseph will be remembered by his family and friends as a total jokster and accomplished prankster, devoted father, and beloved son, brother, and uncle. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Joseph is survived by his parents, Joseph C. Cathcart, Jr. (Karen) of Wilmington and Cathy A. Cathcart (Steve Ballas) of New Castle; son, Jordan Cappalo of Chestertown, MD; brother, Marc A. Cathcart, Sr. (Missy) and nephew and nieces, Marc, Karlee, and Kayleigh, all of New Castle; loving grandmother, Ruth Malice of New Castle; and many cousins, including Nikki, with whom he shared a special bond.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Joseph’s girlfriend and loving companion, Dana.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon on Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Missy Buchanan, July 29, 2017

    Chan you will truly be missed Love you

  2. Amanda Lepore, July 29, 2017

    You will be sorely missed and may u find peace and love in heaven above. “Tiny bubbles” and “Lil’ scabuchees”. I will remember and love you forever Chan.

  3. Amy C. Vollmer, July 29, 2017

    My heart goes out to you, Jordan, Mark and the rest of your family. It has been so painful for all of you and I hope that the gathering of loved ones and the recollection of Chan’s funloving spirit will comfort each of you. Draw strength from one another and give yourselves permission to fully grieve, knowing that each person will be on a different timeline to expression their sorrow.
    Love, Amy

  4. Vinnie Novello jr, July 29, 2017

    He was one of a kind, only good memories

  5. Dooley / Buchanan Family, July 29, 2017

    Marc, Cathy, Chan and Jordan , our families thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you. Rest Easy Chan.

  6. Steve Ballas, July 29, 2017

    As your personal chauffeur it was my pleasure to know you and as your friend I will miss you and always keep you in my prayers, you we’re one of a kind and always kept us on our toes so rest in peace my friend and give them hell wherever you land and throughout your journey stop around once in awhile to let us know you’re still the man !! RIP !

  7. Melissa Danley, July 29, 2017

    Rip Chan you deff are a great father and I will always cherish my memories of you hope your flying high with those angels sadly missed but never forgotten love you blood

  8. Chubs, July 29, 2017

    You were one in a million for sure! Your infectious smile and laugh and the good in your heart and soul will live on forever in everyone you touched! We had some awesome adventures and made some amazing memories!! Talk to you next time!

  9. Matt Smolka, July 29, 2017

    My Deepest Sympathy to the entire Cathcart Family.

  10. Nancy kowalski, July 29, 2017

    Cathy so sorry for ur loss

  11. Diane Geist, July 29, 2017

    Cathy: My heart is broken for you. There is nothing I can say to ease the pain you are going through at this time. I want you to know that I am thinking of you every minute. I love you. I am keeping your family in my prayers. Love, Diane

  12. Shely Morean Tripp, July 29, 2017

    I am so sorry for this tragic loss. Chan will be greatly missed by so many. Prayers and hugs for his family.

  13. Anthony Manetti, July 29, 2017

    My deepest sympathies to you all. RIP brother.

  14. Ann Marie Ackerman, July 30, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Chan’s death. Please take care of yourself and know my thoughts and prayers are with you
    Ann Marie Ackerman

  15. Julie Paulino, July 30, 2017

    So sorry for your loss your family is in my prayer’s God Bless your family

  16. Julie Paulino, July 30, 2017

    Sending prayers

  17. Nicole Decker, July 30, 2017

    My heart is so heavy for you Cathy… I can’t express how very sorry I am for you and your family’s loss…In my thoughts and prayers…Love Nicole and Ava

  18. Bruce DiMattia, July 30, 2017

    Chan and Kathy, so sad to hear of the loss of your son. I did not know him but I heard he was a really great person. Accept my sincere condolences. Much love. Bruce

  19. Dawn Robertson, July 30, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. U will be missed by so many. Nicole, Sandy, Jamison and mom mom I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  20. Michael I.Johnson, July 30, 2017

    Just wanted to say sorry for your loss. He was a nice person and I am glad I had the chance to get to know and meet this nice young man. May GOD Bless you and your family my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all that he knew.

  21. The McHugh Family, July 30, 2017

    Our hearts go out to the entire family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers to have the strength to make it through this time of sorrow.

  22. Tamaira Pierce Rhodes, July 30, 2017

    My sincerest condolences go out to the family. It was such a pleasure watching Chan and my brother Mikey grow up to be great friends. Rest In Peace Chan!!!

  23. Ashley Christopher, July 30, 2017

    Chan.. this is so devastating for all who had the pleasure of being in your company .. you always popped up when you felt like it, joking and laughing, even on my most irritated days, you always could make me laugh. your free spirit and beautiful smile will truly be missed. my heart goes out to the Cathcart Family, may God wrap you all in his loving arms through this hard time. prayers going out

  24. Margo Reign, July 31, 2017

    Cathy, I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

  25. Meg Sweeney Miller, July 31, 2017

    Cathy, Chan, Marc, you are in my heart. Chan was the most beautiful baby EVER! Chan is waiting for all on the other side. You will all be together again!

  26. Kimberly cappalo, July 31, 2017

    Chan chan i will miss you sooo much you was always there for me bad and good times we laughed and cryed togather we made the best son any parent could ask for damn im going to miss you tell our little girl “angle” she’s loved and now she has one of us with her love you chandler chathcart always for ever You will always be my baby ” by Mariah carrie ” love you RIP

  27. Kimberly cappalo, July 31, 2017

    Cathy ” moms” im so sorry im going to miss him sooo much we have many years togather and good and bad. But was always there for one another we share a strong and bright son togather also a little girl and now she “angle” has one of us theres so many words i have to say .chan chan you are my heart and always will be im going to miss you soooo much love u RIP

  28. Maro Latavitz, July 31, 2017

    Chan-Chan Baby, I will miss you forever, you have a special place in my heart.

  29. Jacqueline May, July 31, 2017

    Too the famil
    So Sorry for Your Loss.
    Stay Blessed

  30. Marc and Debbie Hayden, August 3, 2017

    Chan & Cathy,
    Thinking of you both during this sad time. Our heart goes out to you.

  31. stephanie carter/Randy Flamer Mom, August 3, 2017

    To Cathy and Big Chan and family
    sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.
    I know my son Randy was one of Chan”s best friends, been knowing him since he was young
    we are going to mess him deeply, R.I.H Chan

  32. Debbie Hudson Fiscus, August 4, 2017

    Cathy – so sorry for your loss – saw the pictures – looked like a great guy – I know he will be missed by many – prayers coming your way for you and your family. Take care and God Bless!!!

  33. Mike Barlow, August 5, 2017

    Chan u will always be with me u really was a true friend and I will miss u

  34. Randy Flamer, August 5, 2017

    Sometimes we get the chance out of our busy lives to reflect on things that mean the let me explain the gift that I was given. I met a boy around the neighborhood 1 day, he was around the same age as me. We became as brothers as we grew into teenagers and then young men. Spending time with my BRO was nothin new. Talking about our families, girlfriends, life in general. At some point, we even talked about being fathers and husbands.
    Then one day, my world came crashing down..To a brother now gone and has left me..well, lets just say for a brief moment. I ask myself “WOW, where has all the time gone?”
    Now your gone but I have a TON of memories to keep your memory alive.
    I’ll always picture you laughing or doing something YOU in my heart to keep myself from crying or dwelling too long.
    Your torchlight is part of all of us who loved you in this world. And guess what? We’re still going to grow old together.. as you will always be in my heart and soul.

    Until we meet again, promise me BRO…that you, Walt and Steph will be at the gates waving me in. All of us reminiscing as yall show me around my new home in Heaven.
    Until then, dont do nothin crazy or have too much fun without me. See you one day soon….


  35. John savage, August 5, 2017

    Cathy, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you

  36. Mary, August 31, 2017

    God bless his family
    May this beautiful man rest in Peace ☮️


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