Timothy J. Dooley
October 17, 1997 – December 17, 2016
Timothy J. Dooley, age 19, of New Castle, DE, passed in his sleep on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
Timmy was born in Newark on October 17, 1997, and was the son of Raymond L. Dooley and Barbara S. (Matushefske) Dooley Kraft. He graduated in June of this year from William Penn High School and was a proud alumnus who bled Cherry and Black. He was a talented athlete who excelled at football and as a heavy weight wrestler while at William Penn.
While attending elementary school, Timmy won several awards for his artistic ability and also played the saxophone. In his younger years, he was a standout baseball player in the New Castle Little League. Timmy loved to sing and knew the lyrics to any song from blue grass to rap and loved to dance to every one. His impersonations of Elvis, Elmo and the Cowardly Lion were fantastic and could put a smile on anyone’s face. A diehard Colts and Alabama football fan, he began following both teams at an early age. Timmy loved being outdoors and enjoyed camping at Frontier Town in Ocean City, MD and fishing. He never met a stranger, and knew so many people both young and old, that everyone immediately became a friend. He was a great friend and loved to give a good haircut or a tattoo. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, heart of gold, as the class clown, as the life of every party, and for being a hardworker. Timmy will be desperately missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin and Sue Ann Dooley and John and Lois Matushefske; and his “Aunt T,” Teri Matushefske. Timmy is survived by his father, Raymond L. Dooley of New Castle; mother, Barbara Dooley Kraft and husband, Michael of Elkton, MD, with whom he resided; grandfather, David Goodman and wife, Debbie of Rockville, MD; siblings include his best friend and other half, twin brother, Todd Dooley of New Castle and Elkton, MD, brother, John Buchanan of New Castle and sister, Missy Buchanan of New Castle; step-sister, Samantha Kraft of Elkton, MD; foster grandmother, Rose Rigdon of Wilmington; aunt, Malinda Dooley of New Castle; uncle, Marvin Dooley and wife, Barbara of Newark; love of his life, Andrea Hudak; 2 nephews, Marc Cathcart, Jr. and Jaydon Buchanan; 1 niece, Karlee Cathcart; a host of cousins; and the Kraft Family of Elkton, MD.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 1pm on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses may be sent to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address listed above.