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Mark Cartwright  

Mark Cartwright

January 12, 1964-June 16, 2017

Mark Cartwright, age 53, of Warwick, MD passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 12, 1964, he was a son of the late Paul Joseph Cartwright and Anita (Meloni) Cartwright. Mark made his career as a project supervisor for Del Dot, Bear office, for more than 25 years.

From the early age of 10, he began playing the drums and became an avid drummer ever since. He was very talented in many ways. A hardworking family man, Mark loved spending quiet time on his lawn mower, family game night with his wife and sons and within the past few years enjoyed wood working. In his leisure time, Mark loved reading and working on jigsaw puzzles, especially those with the smallest pieces.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Betty Joyce “B.J.” (Ferguson) Cartwright; sons, Ryan and Dylan Cartwright; brother, Michael Cartwright and his wife, Lori; sister, Tina Cartwright; sister in law, Traci Tabor and her husband, Robert; and niece Hannah Tabor. Mark will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, brother, dad, uncle and a very dear friend to many.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2017 and again from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Thursday morning, June 22, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.

Contributions may be made in Mark’s name to your local blood bank as a platelet donor as he was a 13 gallon donor.

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  1. Kelly Wilson, June 17, 2017

    Mark was a magnificent Friend and coworker he will forever be in my Heart.. I pray for Peace for BJ and the boys… May God keep them safe in his loving arms xoxo Kelly

  2. CAROLYN BLEVINS, June 17, 2017

    BJ I am so sorry for your loss, you and the boys are in my
    thoughts and prayers, I am here for you

  3. Dani Mangini, June 17, 2017

    BJ and boys: I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of Mark! I’m still in shock from the new! BJ when you are ready and need to talk you have my number! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Love you!

  4. John and Sharon Hess, June 17, 2017

    You have our deepest sympathy. If we can help you in any way please let us know.

  5. Dorie & Tom Baize, June 17, 2017

    BJ, Ryan and Dillion—we are so sorry for your loss! If there is anything we can do, PLEASE don’t hesitate to let us know! We only around the corner! With hearts filled for you all!❤️❤️

  6. Christine Bain, June 17, 2017

    Dear BJ, Dylan, Ryan,
    I am so sorry and just can’t believe Mark is gone. My heart breaks for all of you. You ae in my prayers.
    Love, Chris Bain

  7. Susan Kemether, June 17, 2017

    B. J., So sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Our condolences and prayers to you and your family. Susan & Dennis Kemether

  8. Carol Ferguson Dager, June 17, 2017

    Bj so sorry for your loss, it’s so very sad for you and the boys, my prayers are for your strength to endure and for peace, you are a wonderful mother to your twins, everyone knew
    that you and Mark were so in love and a great couple and family, I pray that you will be covered by love and help , I offer all the help you may need, and love.

  9. Rose Bowen, June 18, 2017

    So sorry for your loss, BJ, praying that the Lord will draw near and comfort you and your family. I’m a friend of Trina’s.

  10. Robin Beatty (Caldwell), June 18, 2017

    Prayers to the family I went to school with Mark he was always so nice and sweet and an amazing drummer heave has another Angel

  11. Kenneth Monroe, June 19, 2017

    I’m sorry for your loss. I worked with and for Mark building or repairing many of the roads/bridges throughout New Castle County. Mark was fair, honest, and a respected professional in the construction industry. My condolences for your loss and I wish your family the strength needed in this difficult time. Best regards, Ken

  12. Jan Tartaglio, June 19, 2017

    You and your family are in my prayers!!!! Sorry to hear about your husband’s passing.

  13. Kathy Tokash, June 19, 2017

    So sorry for your loss, B.J. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

  14. Jack Solloway, June 19, 2017

    God speed Mark.

  15. Dorothy Vicere, June 19, 2017

    Dearest BJ, Dylan and Ryan, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was shocked when Karen called me Saturday morning. I have all of you in my prayers. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call me. Love, Dorothy

  16. Gary Mascelli, June 19, 2017

    BJ, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mark in north district. Mary and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mark was a true professional, honest and fair, with a sense of humor that always made work fun.

  17. Jerry Bedwell, June 19, 2017

    I was saddened to hear of Mark’s passing and my condolences go out to his family. I knew him and his brother Mike from high school and ran into Mark years later working at DelDOT, while he was supervising numerous bridge construction projects in New Castle County.

    Mark was always a professional, just a good guy with a great sense of humor. He will truly be missed.

  18. Donna McNatt Messick, June 19, 2017

    My sincere condolences to his family. Mark was a good friend, classmate and “band buddy.”

  19. Rose (Carroll) Moore, June 19, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to help you and the family at this sad time.

  20. Dave & Carol Ludwig, June 20, 2017

    We are sorry for your loss. God Bless you and the boys.

  21. Robert and Kim Lattomus, June 20, 2017

    B.J. – You and the boys have our deepest sympathy. When I started the 8th grade, Mark was one of the first people I met after my family moved to Smyrna. He made the transition to a new school easy and we became good friends. We eventually became roommates when we started college at UD and also lived together for a short time off campus. Mark was the best man in my wedding and his loss to me is unimaginable at such a young age. He was a true professional in everything he did and will be sorely missed.

    P.S. – – He was one heck of a drummer and I always thought that he would end up in a big time rock band!

  22. John Lloyd, June 20, 2017

    We were shocked and saddened by the news. We didn’t know Mark but, knowing you, he must have been a wonderful person. You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers.
    John and Kathy

  23. Jacquie Blevins, June 20, 2017

    With deepest sympathy and condolences.
    Barbara Blevins
    Jacquie Blevins
    Joanne Blevins-Gannon

  24. Lita, June 21, 2017

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Mark’s family and friends. It seems that his bright light shined on many people and I pray that his precious memory will never fade. May God who knows our sorrow and shares our pain comfort you until the time when death and all of the other things that can affect our joy are no more. (Revelation 21:4)

  25. LISA SUGALSKI, June 21, 2017


  26. Donna and El Barak, June 21, 2017

    Dearest BJ, Ryan and Dylan,

    We send our love, prayers and deepest condolences to you and your family. As we think about our dearest friend Mark the joy of precious memories will always be in our hearts. We believe and pray for God’s gentleness and divine care to keep you, BJ, the boys and family through this time.

    Peace and Blessings Always!
    El, Donna and Family

  27. Tim green, June 21, 2017

    Bj my deepest sympathy to you and the boys if you need anything let me know mark was a great neighbor and friend my sincerest prayers for you and your family

  28. Shiela, June 21, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

  29. Linda Short, June 22, 2017

    I don’t know that I ever met Mark face to face, but we worked within the same Division of DelDOT. I have heard many good things about the kind of person he was. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they go through this very difficult time.

  30. Barbara & Larry Lockwood, June 26, 2017

    Oh how sorry we are for you and your family. Please know that we are only right across the street from you, if you or your family may need or want anything. Take care and May God Bless you all.


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