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.