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Marcia Lee (Warwick) Ottinger

December 30, 1935 – May 13, 2017

Marcia Lee (Warwick) Ottinger, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Marcia was born in Wilmington on December 30, 1935, and was the daughter of the late William J. and Audrey (Adams) Warwick. She was a member of the Newark High School graduating class of 1953, and would later attend the Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia. Upon graduation, Marcia worked with her father, William, in his funeral home. She retired from Hewlett-Packard in 1999, after a long career.

Active in her community, she was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Delaware and hosted a number of foreign exchange students over the years. Marcia enjoyed spending time at the Newark Senior Center, where she was a member. In her leisure time, she looked forward to relaxing at her beach home in Ocean View and loved flower gardening, cooking and decorating. Above all else, Marcia was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend to many who will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Steven Dale Warwick (Eileen) of Lansdale, PA and Tracy Lee Blaier (Jeffrey) of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Gregory W. Warwick (Erin) of Galloway, NJ, CAPT Allison L. Warwick, USMC, of Okinawa, Japan, William Blaier of Wilmington and James Blaier of Wilmington.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday morning, May 19, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marcia’s memory may be made to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A St.,Wilmington, DE 19801 or to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. Brenda Millar, May 15, 2017

    Tracy and family,
    Sending love and strength and wishing you peace.. take care of each other!

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  2. Patrigtcia Pezzuoli, May 15, 2017

    Tracy and Jeff: My prayers are with you during this time of your loss. May God’s strength comfort you.

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  3. Nancy and Caiti, May 15, 2017

    My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Marcia was a very special person to me as is Tracy. She will be dearly missed.

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  4. Linda Bernhardt, May 16, 2017

    Marcia was a wonderful neighbor, but more importantly a great friend.
    There wasn’t a time when I reached out, that she wasn’t there.
    Even when I didn’t reach out, if she thought I needed her, she was there.
    Marcia was an amazing friend to me for 20 years.
    Her very quick wit, and her no nonsense advice will stay in my mind and my heart forever.
    She also remembered Newark -way back- and I knew some of the ‘old ones’ that she talked about.
    She had an amazing memory.
    You all are such a wonderful family.
    I am so glad I know you.
    Marcia will be missed every day.
    Love to all of you.
    L:)

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  5. Kathy Sharpe, May 17, 2017

    Omg, what a beautiful tribute to your mom! I remember her as a great cook and loved staying st her house in Bethany beach! A very nice lady and a good mom! You were both so close and I’m happy you were with her during her transformation. Til you meet her again…

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  6. Gene Heck, May 18, 2017

    Marcia was a wonderful lady. I worked with her for about 20 years until she retired. She was always pleasant to be around. She always seemed to know just what to do to make things happen. A small group of us got to have lunch together with her not to long ago and I’m glad I got to see her again. I know she will be missed.

    Gene

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