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Robert L. Wiley
“Bob”

August 16, 1940 – July 11, 2014

Robert L. Wiley, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014.

Born in Kimball, WV on August 16, 1940, Bob was the son of the late Paul B. Wiley and Helen K. Coffey Edmanson. He was a member of the Newark High School graduating class of 1958. Bob proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps. He made his career as a dispatcher with the former Leaseway Transportation in Wilmington, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service.

Bob will be remembered for his tender heart and love of animals. He adored spending time with his family and looked forward to his monthly luncheons with his longtime high school classmates. Bob was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Barbara A. Rowe Wiley; daughter, Gina L. Marra (Mark) of Newark; and grandson, Steven Jamison.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.

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  1. Sherry Reynolds-Macauley, July 14, 2014

    Barbie / Gina – So sorry for your lost!!! In my thoughts and prayers Love Sherry

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  2. David Gray, July 15, 2014

    I have wonderful memories of Bob and our high school days in Newark. He was fun and generous having lent me his beautiful, black convertible for my senior prom date in May of 1960. My condolences, Barbara.

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  3. Sandra(Petrilli)Gefre, July 15, 2014

    I remember Bob as a quiet spoken guy.

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  4. Donna Lindeman Lilly, July 15, 2014

    Barbara and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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  5. Guy Johnson III, July 15, 2014

    I am very sad and just wanted to say how much Bob will be missed. My father always spoke very highly of Bob.

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  6. Susan Shields, July 15, 2014

    To Bob’s family, I send my compassionate understanding of your sorrow over Bob’s departure. The sweet nature of Bob, however, resides within his soul; and his presence will surely be felt among you for time to come. I remember Bob as a kind person, unassuming and gentle. May all of you experience a sense of peace with his passing from body to spirit.

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  7. Bob Frank, July 16, 2014

    Barbara, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. As one of Bob’s ’58’ class mates it was great to reconnect with him at our monthly luncheons and relive times gone by. He will be missed.

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  8. Sandie Coffey-Carroll, July 17, 2014

    Barbara / Gina,
    I am so sorry to hear about Bob passing. He was a kind and caring man… he’ll be missed by all that had the pleasure of being in his life.
    I pray you will both find some comfort in the thoughts and prayers of family and friends.
    With fond memories and love,
    Sandie (cousin)

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  9. Diana and Wayne Weimer, July 20, 2014

    Wayne and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and
    Gina in our prayers.

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  10. Diana and Wayne Weimer, July 20, 2014

    Barbara – Wayne and I were very sorry to hear about your loss! We will
    keep you and Gina in our prayers and thoughts.

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  11. ginny vaughan, July 20, 2014

    barbara, i am so sorry for your loss. i remember bob as a really nice guy and am thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. ginny furness vaughan

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