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Robert H. Czerny  

Robert H. Czerny

October 20, 1942 – July 7, 2015

Robert H. Czerny, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

A lifelong Delawarean, Robert was born in Wilmington on October 20, 1942, and was a son of the late Edward E. Czerny and Dorothy A. (Holden) Czerny. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. A self-employed truck driver, Robert retired in 2000 after many years in the industry. He also worked for the University of Delaware as a bus driver for the athletic department where he was primarily responsible for transporting the women’s basketball team.

Robert was a 30 year member of New Castle Moose Lodge No. 1578. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, boating and camping with family and friends. He will be remembered by all as a loving and devoted family man and will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine M. Jones; sister, Joan Blunt; brother, James Czerny; and grandson, Shane F. Jones. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jo (Gullion) Price; daughter, Dawn A. Akozer of Sykesville, MD; stepdaughters, Deborah K. Bello of Hockessin, Elizabeth Ann Smith of Berryville, VA and Delores S. Lynch of Laurel; stepsons, Bobby K. Price of Laurel and Jesse C. Price of Smyrna; sister, Zella Lewis of Nottingham, PA; brothers, Edward Czerny of New Castle and George Czerny of Milford; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren; and 1 step great great granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Kelly Penix, July 9, 2015

    So sorry for the families loss. My husband tells me he was a good man. Dawn so sorry, sending prayers.

  2. Bryan Merryman, July 9, 2015

    While I never had the pleasure to meet your dad Dawn, I have had time to get to know you. He must have done something right for you to turn out as amazing as you are. From what I read sounds like he lived a good life. Very sorry for you loss.

  3. Kimberly Jones, July 11, 2015

    So sorry to hear of the loss of this great man. Our prayers go out to his family, friends and all those he called his own. May the God of the Universe comfort all who feel his loss deeply. -Hollis, Kimberly, Ray and Lillie Jones

  4. John &Debbie Bello, July 12, 2015

    We miss and love you very much, this family has lost a wonderful man.

  5. Ernie and Pauline Perefege, July 14, 2015

    Bob was a good friend to us and especially to our daughter Nikki. He was always there for her and helped her in so many ways. She will miss him as will we. Our sympathy to you and rest in peace Bob.

    Ernie and Pauline Perefege

  6. Janice squibb, July 28, 2015

    My sincere condolences go out to Bob’s family. He was our beloved “Santa” for many years and volunteered his services to the motel ministry at st. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish. He brought countless joy to children in need and we will be forever grateful for his support of this program. Joyce,”the singing group”, and myself have lost a great friend.


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