Bruce R. Ashworth

April 26, 1941 - March 5, 2023

Bruce R. Ashworth, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 26, 1941, he was a son of the late Edith and George Ashworth. Bruce retired from DuPont as a chemical engineer after many years of dedicated service.

He was a member of the Ionic Lodge No. 31, AF & AM in Newport. Bruce enjoyed his time as a master gardener at the University of Delaware.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Shirley (Hedman) Ashworth; children, Alec and Vicki Ashworth; brother, Glenn Ashworth (Patricia); and grandson, Aiden.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bruce’s memory to a charity of your choice.


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7 Condolences for Bruce R. Ashworth

  • Sending my condolences, To the whole Ashworth family.
    Doug Fisher

  • Very sorry for your loss may he rest in peace

  • Dear Shirley, Alec, and Vicki, I remember you all from St. Thomas Church in Newark. I was surprised to see Shirley and Bruce at Fischer Greenhouse one day, too, many years after St. Thomas. I just wanted to express my sympathy for Bruce’s passing.
    Never easy to lose someone so close but his spirit will live on with you. Sande Taylor

  • Wishing the family and dear friends peace to bring comfort, and memories to forever hold in your hearts. With deepest sympathy,

  • Your journey on this Earth is complete but you will live on in the memories of all your family and friends. Just being your friend has been a honor. I will miss all the good times that we had together and hopefully we will meet again somewhere in this cosmos. My prayers are with your family and everyone your life has touched.

  • Bruce had been my neighbor for over 20 years. Both he and Shirley left small gifts for the kids often. He was always concerned with the happenings on Stage Road. He will be missed terribly.

  • Bruce was a great neighbor, He spread news and cheer during the thousands of miles he walked around our neighborhood. We miss him already.