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William I. Brumbaugh III  

William I. Brumbaugh III

April 23, 1949 – January 9, 2017

William I. “Boomer” Brumbaugh III, age 67, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Bill was born in Wilmington, DE, on April 23, 1949, and was a son of the late William I. “Boomer” Brumbaugh, Jr. and Joan V. (Smith) Brumbaugh. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Bill made his career with the State of Delaware, retiring after 30 years of dedicated employment.

He enjoyed trapshooting and was an avid golfer. Boomer enjoyed trips to the golf course and riding in his Corvette to the valley. He spent many years dancing on the Jerry Blavat Show and Chavu. Bill was a longtime member of the Eastern Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club, where he made many friends. Above all else, he was a devoted family man who adored spending time with his loved ones. His time spent with his grandchildren was a plus in his life as he acted as a candy man.

Bill is survived by his wife, Olive J. (Currinder) Brumbaugh; daughters, Olivia M. Petrovich (Eric) of Souderton, PA and Randi N. Brumbaugh (Chuck) of Wilmington; brothers, David A. Brumbaugh (Fran) of Wilmington and Clifford Brumbaugh (Traci) of Florida; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Adrianah, Dylan and Julianah.

Olive would like to thank Dave and Fran Brumbaugh, Marla Lawhorn and Crissy “Kissy” Finch family for all of their love and support. Special thanks to Zina and Rich Twardus; close friends, Wally, Brownie, Mooney, Huey and DP; Butch and Betsy who are the best neighbors anyone could ask for, as well as, Carol Heinold for the love and support for many years. Boomer’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the VA Hospital, Christiana Care and Manor Care for their assistance through all of his years in pain.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 10:00 am on Friday morning, January 20, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a funeral service will be held at at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Rick Scherer, January 12, 2017

    RIP my friend. God bless

  2. Clifford (Chip) Brumbaugh, January 12, 2017

    Rip Big Brother

  3. Gene Emmell, January 12, 2017

    God Bless you my Friend….My Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family….

  4. Amy Lefebvre-Matheus, January 12, 2017

    May you rest peacefully “dad”. You were loved by so many and adored by all. We will miss u greatly, n will be in our hearts forever!

  5. Bruce and Joy Hunter, January 12, 2017

    To olive , Olivia and Randy Bruce and I are so so sorry for your loss, Billy was one of the good guys we will miss him dearly God bless you all may the Lord give you comfort at this time

  6. Carol Miller, January 12, 2017

    So sorry to hear about your loss. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

  7. Cathy Toy, January 13, 2017

    You are a wonderful person .that has made a difference in my life . Please be a peace.

  8. SYLVIA H. CROUSE, January 13, 2017

    RIP my friend, God bless.

  9. Donna Ouellette, January 13, 2017

    Olive, Randi & Nick I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Kerri Coates, January 13, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the passing of you father.

  11. Charles Meritt, January 14, 2017

    May God bless you and welcome you into the kingdom of heaven. You are missed and loved dearly.

  12. Maryellen Lewandowski, January 15, 2017

    Olive, Randi & Olivia,
    Sincere condolences over the loss of your husband & father. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. He will always be watching over you as your very own guardian angel.

  13. john shiner and isabel, January 15, 2017

    we are so sorry to hear about billy what a shock I will miss my golf buddy.our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Shiner and Isabel

  14. Joe McWilliams, January 15, 2017

    Gone way too young cousin . My condolences to all of the family .

  15. Sheila Peck, January 18, 2017

    Went to school with Billy back in the day . We always had parties in my basement in Collins Park great dancer always a lot of fun. So sorry for his family. RIP my friend

  16. Frank Oberly, January 19, 2017

    Billy (aka Jesse James and Bumpy). My road partner, I will always remember the days we spent dancing on the Jerry Blavit TV Show and going to all the dances. Also, going to the Night Club Memories in Margate, NJ, for Jerry’s birthday party. He nicknamed us Jesse James and Frank James, the James gang from Wilmington. We also had great times riding our Harley Davidson Motorcycles together everywhere. Going to miss you Bro. Frank James Oberly

  17. Linda Oberly, January 19, 2017

    Olive, Olivia, and Randi and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. I know he will be sadly missed. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you all,
    LInda and Frank Oberly

  18. Jeff and Renee Smith, January 20, 2017

    Olive, we are really sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed Boomers company and he is already missed. This came as a shock to us and its still hard to believe he’s really gone!
    If you need anything please call any time.
    God Bless you all
    Renee and Jeff

  19. Cheryl Palmer Richards, January 23, 2017

    Dear Olive, Sorry for you and your families loss. God bless you. Cheryl Palmer

  20. Ty Nelson, February 6, 2017

    Just heard about Boomer’s passing. So sorry to hear this. He was a good friend. We worked together for many years in the Newport Lab at The State of Delaware. My deepest sympathy to the family.

    Ty Nelson


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