Robert M. “Bob” Brereton
October 29, 1923 – June 3, 2018
Robert M. “Bob” Brereton, age 94, of Hockessin, DE, and formerly of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Born in Ligonier, PA on October 29, 1923, he was the son of the late Francis M. And Sarah (Oyler) Brereton. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during both WWII and the Korean War. Following his service he dedicated his career as an office manager for American Restaurant Association in Wilmington, retiring in 1985 after 24 years. After retirement, Bob worked part time for 15 years as a bus driver for the Colonial School District and retired in 2001.
In his early years, Bob enjoyed flying sea planes. He loved boating and was a former Commander with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he volunteered with his wife for 35 years. Bob volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He was also a member of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green in New Castle. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and dear friend to many.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sisters, Suzanne Miller and Jane Watkin; and son-in-law, Joseph E. Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jane (Geyer) Brereton; children, Marshal H. (Susan) of Parker, CO, Sara B. Miller of Chadds Ford, PA, Andrew T. (Carrie) of Clayton, and John F. (Kathryn) of New Castle; grandchildren, Jason, Jared (Aiza), Kristina, Michael, Tyler (Kaitlyn), Tessa (James), Ava (Andrew) and Greer; great grandchildren, Ian, Hayley and Maggie; and canine companion, Oscar.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, 50 Market Street, New Castle, DE. Interment will immediately follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, 100 Harmony Street, New Castle, DE 19720.