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Thomas D. Riggs  

Thomas D. Riggs

October 3, 1957 ~ March 1, 2015

Thomas D. Riggs, 57, of New Castle, Delaware passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Born on October 3, 1957 in Wilmington, DE, he was a son of the late James I. Riggs and Rosa L. (Street) Riggs.

Thomas worked as a salesperson for Earles Tire Sales, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

As an avid sports fan, he loved watching his favorite teams, Eagles and Phillies, and especially enjoyed NASCAR. He enjoyed fishing and possessed a strong passion for astronomy.

Thomas will be remembered for his love for all animals and the loving care he shared with each and every pet he met. The love of his life was his faithful black lab, Bella, who he loved dearly. He will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle and dear friend to many.

Thomas is survived by a brother, James D. Riggs (Shellie) of Elkton, MD; two sisters, Brenda F. Moore (Christopher) of Bear, DE and Barbara L. Riggs of New Castle, DE; two nephews, Michael J. Riggs (Sarah) and Adam C. Moore (Nicole); four nieces, Kathryn E. Moore-Nigg (Anthony), Jamie L. Senn (Bradley), Elizabeth L. Sorg (Islam) and Devon M. Riggs; as well as by a host of great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 am on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may visit with Thomas’ family from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In memory of Thomas’ love for animals, memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.

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  1. cfo shelley, March 3, 2015

    barb, please accept my condolences on your loss may he rip. doug

  2. Richard Goodman, March 3, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss.

  3. Bill Baird, March 3, 2015

    So very saddened to learn of Tommy’s passing. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  4. Stephen H. Smyk (DSP RET), March 3, 2015

    Jimmy, I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother Tom.
    Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
    Steve Smyk (

  5. Lisa Van Vechten, March 3, 2015

    To a great family, so sorry for your loss!

  6. Jim and Sue Tobin, March 3, 2015

    Brenda……and family……we are so very sorry to read this! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  7. Fred Morsberger, March 3, 2015

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Rip Tom

  8. Angelo Fiumara, March 3, 2015

    I was very sad to read about your brother’s passing. May God bless you and your family in this time of great loss.

    Ange (Fugi) Fiumara

  9. Kevin, March 3, 2015

    please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother Tommy. Words do not come to me, I hope that you know that you are in my thoughts, Kevin

  10. Tali Villanueva, March 5, 2015

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother.
    Our condolences to you & your family.
    May he RIP.
    Tali & Lollie Villanueva

  11. Tressa Capano, March 5, 2015

    Dearest Jimmy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. He had such a short time here on
    earth but he will have eternity with our Lord God in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers
    are with you all.
    Love, Tressa

  12. Lucy Hitchcock, March 5, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort during this challenging time.

  13. donna (Toner) Painter, March 7, 2015

    Dear Barbara, Brenda, and J.D. and family, I am truly sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. Even though many years have passed, I have such fond memories of him and your entire family. My prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. God Bless, Donna(Toner) Painter


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