Wilbert G. Meyer
March 18, 1929 – June 20, 2017
Wilbert G. Meyer, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Born in Rochester, NY on March 18, 1929, Wilbert was a son of the late Clarence and Eleanor (Spragur) Meyer. He proudly served his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy from 1948 until his honorable discharge in 1970, after a tour of duty in Vietnam. A talented mechanic, Wilbert made his career with Anchor Motor Freight, retiring in 1992 after 20 years of employment. He also worked briefly as a service manager with Firestone.
Wilbert was a longtime member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle. He was a devoted and loving father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be very dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Wilbert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy L. (Conner) Meyer. He is survived by his children, William Meyer, of New Castle, Ruth Vido (Vic) of Oxnard, CA, and Jill Moran (Carl) of Fredericksburg, VA; brother, Clarence Meyer of Salisbury, MD; grandchildren, Carl Moran of Omaha, NE and Tiffany Retchless (Matt) of Bellevue, NE; great grandchildren, Tyler, Olivia, and Alyssa Moran, Kiernan McKown, and Jaxson Retchless; and companion, Mildred West.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 9:30 am on Friday morning, June 23, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wilbert’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.