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Richard C. Urbanavage  

Richard C. Urbanavage

May 27, 1934 – April 5, 2018

Richard C. Urbanavage, age 83, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Shenandoah, PA on May 27, 1934, he was a son of the late William and Margaret (Morgan) Urbanavage. Richard dedicated his career as a quality controller with General Motors, retiring after 40 years of service.

A true outdoors man, Richard took great pride in caring for his lawn and gardening. He enjoyed barber shop music and could fix anything. Richard was a dedicated family man and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and dear friend.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Gordon Urbanavage. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia (Neveras) Urbanavage; children, Wayne Urbanavage (Patricia) of Chambersburg, PA, William Urbanavage of New Castle, Patricia Porter (Stephen) of Middletown, Margaret Loeb (Wayne) of Newark; seven grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Casual dress for the service is appropriate.

Flowers are appreciated, however, donations are suggested in Richard’s honor to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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  1. John Ewasko, April 9, 2018

    Patsy and family. Ann and I are sorry to hear of your loss. Richie and I came to GM together in February of 1953 and he brought you down very soon after.

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  2. Kathy Evans Dowling, April 10, 2018

    Aunt Pat and Family,
    I am heart broken to hear of Uncle Cheech’s passing. I have so many memories of visiting (…and sometimes staying) with you as a child. Uncle Cheech was always pleasant… and so comfortable to be around. I remember him picking up the guitar and everyone singing… it was so cool. When i think of Uncle Cheech (and all of you) i can still feel that love.
    Love, like our spirit, is eternal. We do not pass away, we pass on. Remember God’s promise and that He is holding you close. You, all, are in my thoughts and prayers and heart. it is but a moment and we will meet again forever. God Bless you

    All my Love,
    Kathy Evans ( Dowling)

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