Bruce R. Ashworth - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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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11 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.

  • Shirley, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I just got your Christmas card with the message of his passing. Love ❤️ and peace ☮️ and may Bruce rest in peace.
    My prayers are with you.
    Love, Louise

  • Shirley & family, we just received your card with the sad news of Bruce passing. Our sympathies are with you, your family & friends. He is missed, the world is a little more empty without him. Thank you for thinking of us at this time. I hope someday we’ll meet again in a better place & remember our years in Master Gardeners with happiness.

  • Bruce was definitely a special person. He was a good friend and coworker and had a sense of humor that was truly unique. I worked with him for many years and following his retirement he often would send notes with humorous antidotes that brightened my day and the days of the people I shared them with. He had a passion for life that was contagious. He often spoke of his family and how special they were to him. Learning of his passing from Shirley today is saddening. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

  • I will always remember Bruce fondly–his quirky humor, his generous service, his compassionate heart, and his adoration of his wife and family. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.