A photo of Samuel E. Conner, Sr.

Samuel E. Conner, Sr.

April 10, 1927 - January 17, 2022

Samuel E. Conner, Sr., age 94, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Born in New Jersey, on April 10 1927, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ruth Conner. Later the family moved to the DuPont Estate on Marsh Road where his father farmed. Then they moved to Townsend. Samuel proudly served his country in the United States Navy Seabees during WWII and the United States Air National Guard during the Korean War. He was employed at General Motors for over 30 years, retiring in 1985.

Samuel enjoyed working in his garage on cars. He loved growing many types of vegetables which he shared with family and friends.

His loving wife of 77 years, Frieda, died on January 28, 2022. In addition to his parents, Samuel was preceded in death by his brother, John Conner; and sisters, Dorothy Meyers, and Betty Italia. He is survived by sons, Samuel E. Conner, Jr. of Florida, and Ray T. Conner (Connie) of Middletown; grandchildren, John (Colleen) of Middletown, Ryan (Melissa) of Middletown; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Abigail, Emma, and Zachary.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Memorial Service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Samuel’s memory may be made to, VFW Post 8801, 4941 Wheatley’s Pond Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.

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