Cecilia Teresa “Ceci” Escobar Duplan

October 1, 1995 - August 22, 2021

Cecilia Teresa “Ceci” Escobar Duplan, age 25, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Born in Toluca, Mexico on October 1, 1995, she was a daughter of Sergio Escobar and Mirian Duplan. Ceci received an Associate degree in Criminal Justice at Delaware Technical Community College. She worked as a security officer for West Chester University for the past four years, where she was continuing her education in criminal justice.

In addition to her education in criminal justice, she received firefighting and basic medical training and was actively riding as an apprentice on the ambulance. Ceci was very involved in her community, and was a member of the Network Delaware, Safe Communities Coalition, and the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Sergio Escobar, Jr., Mirian Escobar, William Escobar, and Charly Escobar; long term partner, Amilear Danilo Gil; paternal grandfather, Arturo Escobar; maternal grandmother, Rafaela Sotelo; and canine companions, Sol, Luna, Lucy, and Cielo.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE 19720. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the church. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ceci’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or to Holy Spirit R.C. Church, at the address listed above.


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10 Condolences for Cecilia Teresa “Ceci” Escobar Duplan

  • Mis más sentido pésame para la familia Escobar Duplan y que dios te reciba a ti ceci con los brazos abiertos descansa en paz Cecilia Escobar Duplan.

  • Condolences love n prayers going out to the family at this sad time of sorrow .

  • Thank you for your service to our community. May you find peace and rest in Our Lord’s house.

  • I didnt know you, however I just read about you in the newspaper, and wow, what a life well lived in just 25 years. God bless you and your family Cici!

  • My deepest condolences. RIP Ceceila, thoughts and prayers for her family .

  • Cecilia and I knew each other for a very long time and me knowing this breaks my heart . I remember how much of an amazing beautiful person she was …. Is …. And she had such an amazing heart . She was such an easy person to talk to . She was always there for anyone who needed help . She is my best friend and always will be . I will remember all the memories we have made together. Love you ceci ❤️

    Sending my love and prayers to the family .
    they are such amazing people.

  • My heart aches for her family …there is an emptiness that will forever be there , and also in my life ..she touched your heart …
    I was so blessed to have had her be in my life her strength ..and power of feelings of caring for so much came through in every word she spoke …we must take up her battles and continue on doing them in her name …it was important to her as we loved her we need to honor what she stood for and that was for anything we see wrong …have a voice and fix it ! God bless , let’s keep her legacy alive …

  • I had Ceci in my high school English class. She and I had many conversations about her life, her challenges and her goals. I continued to see her when she worked at a nail salon where she kept me updated about her life. She was an amazing young woman, a beautiful soul, one of those students I will never forget. My deepest sympathy to her family on the loss of such a bright light.

  • King and I are extremely saddened to hear about the loss of this amazing young lady. Ceci, we always knew you were bound for greatness. You died a hero. You will always be remembered! May you rest peacefully!

  • It’s been a few weeks now …and I look over at your beautiful home that lived in …I keep wishing I would see your beautiful smile saying hello to me just one more time …I miss you so …my dear friend ..But God had you with me for that short season of your life …and what I’ve learned from you in the short season with you was the love you had for your self first …and the love you had for anything or anyone who was in need of anything …your heart was bigger than anyone’s I’ve ever met …but I will cherish in my mind the many times we talked about life and people and you will never be forgotten …I do believe that I will be with you in heaven ….. so till then dear friend ….I’ll see you there …xx