A photo of Bernard Ray “Buddy” Rash

Bernard Ray “Buddy” Rash

June 4, 1944 - June 2, 2022

Bernard Ray “Buddy” Rash, age 77, of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on June 4, 1944, he was a son of the late Tilghman Arthur and Helen Marie (Stranahan) Rash.  Buddy enjoyed boating and fishing in his spare time.  A Mason, he was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 2 A.F.&A.M., Nur Shrine, and Scottish Rite of Delaware.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Krause; and niece, Kimberly Krause.  He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Theresa V. (Siejack) Rash; sons, Frederick Rash, and Greg Rash (Beverly); grandchildren, Justin, Lauren, Carlee, Peyton, and Allison; and nephew, Steven Krause.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 am until 12:15 pm on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Masonic service will begin at 12:15 pm and a funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

The family suggests flowers or donations in Buddy’s name to Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn.: Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • Dear family what a beautiful tribute to a great man . I remember all the good times we were neighbors in Jefferson farms buddy was always a great friend and loved his family. Rest In Peace

  • So sad hearing that Buddy passed away. Such a wonderful person. He was loved by many. Rest In Peace Buddy.

  • RIP I remember when we were little guys down in North East MD boating Your Mom & Dad and Sister.

  • Terry, I saw the obituary today. I am so sorry for your loss, Buddy was a good man. The video is touching, and you are blessed to have those beautiful granddaughters. Take care, Cathy

  • Theresa, what a great reflection of Buddy’s life. He will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.
    Love, George and Janet

  • Dear Terry, Fred, Greg and Family,
    I am beyond sad to hear this news.
    MY DEEPEST DEEPEST HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES.
    There are so many memories of this Wonderful Man growing up. One I remember vividly, Buddy taking me to pick up our German Shepard Pepper that I found through an ad for $15 as that was Dads max price. I was so excited to go get this puppy but Dad was still at work so Buddy said he’d drive me. There are so many beautiful memories of our families together. Sending LOVE,HUGE HUGS and PRAYERS.
    RIP Buddy XOXO

  • Buddy was a great man, mason and Shriner and will truly be missed by all.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. May God’s blessings comfort you with cherished memories of all life allowed you to share together.
    Our love and prayers
    Sandy and Buddy

  • Such a sweet video … I know you all are going to miss him! He was such a kind man! My prayers and thoughts are with all of you💙