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Joseph E. Reardon  

 Joseph E. Reardon

August 2, 1940 – September 20, 2013

Mr. Joseph E. Reardon, 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013.

A native Delawarean, Joe was born August 2, 1940, the son of Joseph F. and Jean Marchlewski Reardon. A graduate of Salesianum class of 1958, Joe attended Pennsylvania Military College (currently Widener University), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Joe devoted his first 30+ years to aerospace and developed/managed/marketed solid propellant rocket motors for Thiokol. He spent many great years working with the military testing sea-launched ICBMs. After retiring from Thiokol he devoted his talents to the family advertising business, Remline Corp, as CFO where he joined his wife and daughter, and helped the company flourish with his talents and abilities.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Sandra Marcozzi Reardon, son, Jeffrey S. Reardon (Laura), daughter, Stephanie Petrella (Tom), and grandchildren, Jordan, Jack and Shannon Reardon, and Anna Petrella, all of Newark.
Joe Reardon was devoted to his wife and family in every way. Joe was a man of great integrity. An Eagle Scout, a patriot, he always made you believe you could accomplish anything if you worked hard. He loved his family and would do anything to make them happy. He was generous to a fault and his motto was… “do the right thing.”
Joe had a genuine passion for technology and an understanding of how things worked and he loved to tinker. Joe understood the true meaning of loyalty and friendship and compassion for others. He was a strong, steady gentleman in every sense of the word and he truly cared about others.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, September 26th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, with services following at 11 am.

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  1. ObitManager, September 30, 2013

    Name: Linda Moreland
    Message: Joe has been such a blessing in my life. What a wonderful, caring man. He was our rock here at Remline and we miss him so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Name: John and Chris Sadowski
    Message: Although it has been almost 50 years since we last saw Joe, we do remember him fondly. Sadly, we lost touch.
    Our condolences to his family.

    Name: Kay Tommer
    Message: To the entire Reardon family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. It is so difficult to lose someone so precious to you when they are still so vibrant and an integral part of your lives. God bless you and let you keep the happy memories close to get you through this difficult time.

    Name: Michael Klezaras
    Message: So sorry for your loss Sandy, Stephanie, and family. I met him years ago when you were still on Chestnut Hill Road and he was always supportive of your efforts, starting at Powerline. May his memory be eternal!

    Name: E. E. Hackman, III
    Message: Comments: Joe Reardon was a wonderful man I worked with in the rocket plant at Elkton, Md.(Thiokol). He was always helpful good natured, knowledgeable and a great team member. I’ll never forget him. E. Ellsworth Hackman,III,PhD,PE, “Bus”.

    Name: Ed Olivere
    Message: Sandy and Stephanie, I read this morning of your loss and wanted to express my sorrow for your loss. Thru you both, I met Joe and found him to be a bright and enterprising man. God Bless and keep him, my prayers are with you both.

    Name: Roger Stanley
    Message: To the Reardon family:
    Going way back, Joe and I carpooled to Thiokol. I lived in Alban Park, just off Maryland Ave. Joe was such an easy going guy with a kind word and smile. My condolences to each of you.
    Roger Stanley, Rehoboth Beach

    Name: Alex Wisniewski
    Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Name: Melody Johnson
    Message: So sorry to hear the news of Joe. I read his obituary and it is so well written for the true person he really was, and the person I remember when I worked with him on our account here at Wilmington Trust years ago. My thoughts go out to your entire family.

    Name: Kathy Ruck
    Message: Dear Sandy, Stephanie, Jeff and Family, My deepest sympathies on the passing of Joe. He was a great guy and I know he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you,
    Kathy Ruck

    Name: Don Bitner
    Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.

    Don and
    Staff at WhiteMink Hair Salon.

    Name: Scot Larrimore
    Message: I was very sorry to read of Joe’s passing. My condolences to the Reardon and Petrella families.

    Reply
  2. George and Patricia Gothot, October 3, 2013

    Dear Sandy,
    We are so deeply sorry about Joe. We wish to extend our condolences to you and your family. Needless to say we were shocked and saddened to learn of Joe’s passing.

    Reply
    • George and Patricia Gothot, October 3, 2013

      Dear Sandy,
      We are so deeply sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. We wish to extend our condolences to you and your family. You have our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. God love you Sandy.

      Reply
  3. Bryan Daus, October 3, 2013

    It is with great sadness that I express my condolences to Mr. Reardon’s family. He was always a kind gentleman to me here at his Florida residence. He will be missed.

    Reply
  4. Yota Cadice, October 3, 2013

    I did not know Joe. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Yota Cadice Montenero.

    Reply
  5. Dale & Richard Cullen, October 3, 2013

    Sandy;
    Our condolences to you and your family at this sad time.
    Dale & Richard (The Montenero)

    Reply
  6. Gerri and Bill Bair, Oct.3, 2013, October 4, 2013

    This sad news has affected us very deeply. We counted on visiting with Joe and hearing how he felt about…well, almost everything! We will miss him terribly.
    Gerri and Bill (The Montenero, Naples, FL)

    Reply
  7. Michele & Ed Massaglia, October 7, 2013

    Dear Sandy,
    Ed and I were so shocked when we received Heather’s email regarding Joe’s death. We had been on a family vacation at the time the obituary was printed in the News Journal. We extend to you our deepest sympathies on your loss. We will miss Joe’s warmth and smiles that so often greeted us as we rode the elevator together. Our thoughts are with you.
    Michele & Ed Massaglia

    Reply

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