Blair W. “Bill” Stroup

May 15, 1943 - June 18, 2019

          Blair W. “Bill” Stroup, age 76, of New Castle, DE, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on May 15, 1943, he was the son of the late John H. and Dolores M. (Evans) Stroup.  Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  He continued his service working as a food server and nurse’s assistant at the VA Hospital in Elsmere, retiring after 21 years.

          Active in his community, Bill was a life member of Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company, Christiana Masonic Lodge #35, A.F. & A.M. and the Scottish Rite of Delaware.  He enjoyed building model airplanes and was an avid fresh water fisherman.  His fondest memories were made during time spent with his family.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Jeffery L. Dennison, Jr.  Bill is survived by his daughter, Deanna L. Dennison (Jeff); sister, Marie Romero; grandchildren, Paige N. Dennison and Samantha L. Dennison; and former wife, Johanne Riddell.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am.  Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company – Station 28, 301 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720.


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    We had some good times. You will be missed. Until we meet again.SEMPER FI

  • We are so sorry for the loss our our nephew Bill Stroup. He faced the trials of his life with fortitude and courage and served his country and his community with valor and dedication. Bill was a caring and generous father and grandfather who especially doted on his grandchildren. We appreciated Bill’s frequent calls with the latest news and to check on us. The telephone was his lifeline to friends and family and we will miss his calls.

    Uncle Bud and Aunt Opal

  • I am so sorry to hear that my cousin Bill had recently passed. He was such a nice man, and I enjoyed being in touch with him over the years. I will miss Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Our deepest condolences to you…What a remarkable man! He was a faithful next-door neighbor to our church and we had the privilege of caring for him in these past few years when his mobility was limited. We salute this Vietnam Veteran…a Marine always. Semper Fi, sir!