Charles E. Heckrotte, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Charles E. Heckrotte, Sr.

July 11, 1927 - April 15, 2022

Charles E. Heckrotte, Sr., age 94, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 15, 2022.

Born in Baltimore, MD on July 11, 1927, he was a son of the late Walter B. and Celeste (Cogly) Heckrotte.  Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Vickesburg CL-86.  Active in his community, he was lifetime members of Holloway Terrace Fire Company, American Legion Joseph B. Stahl Post 30, and Police, Fire, Rod and Gun Club.  He worked as a mechanic for Modern Handling Equipment for 20 years and retired in 1988.  Charles was a member of St. Anthony’s Club where he played bocce ball and also played shuffleboard and pool at St. Gabes.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Edna S. (Barnhart) Heckrotte; and siblings, Edward C. Heckrotte, Joseph Heckrotte, and Florence Klatt. He is survived by his children, Peggy Scarpitti, and Charles E. Heckrotte, Jr. (Barbara); siblings, John Heckrotte and Celeste E. Heckrotte; grandson, Charles Mistretta; and great-grandson, Logan Mistretta.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North Dupont Parkway, New Castle, Delaware. Services and interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ name to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE.


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11 Condolences for Charles E. Heckrotte, Sr.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. Everyone loved him. He will be missed.

  • Charlie’s smile, knowledge, wit and spunk will be dearly missed by us and many others at the firehouse. His energy was endless, still walking up to the station at 94 years young! We thank you for sharing him with us, for almost 59 years. Sincere condolences.

  • I knew Charlie primarily through the Holloway Terrace Fire company for the past sixty years. He will truly missed for his selfless contributions and fellowship. I’m sorry to hear of the family loss and pray that Charlie Rest In Peace.

  • Charlie was a great guy. I’m going to miss your laugh, your hugs & your wit. Your definitely going to be missed by a lot of people. Rest Easy Charlie ❤️

  • My condolences to the Heckrotte Family for their loss. Charlie was a true asset to the Holloway Terrace Fire Company. His dedication and service to the fire company will long be remembered.

  • My condolences to the Heckrotte Family for there loss.Charlie was a good friend well like by all that knew him.Charlie was a true asset to the Holloway Terrace Fire Company. Whenever the fire siren sounded day or ni

  • Charlie was a good man I knew him for a very long time I know him from Saint Anthony’s Club and had the privilege of being a good friend of his my prayers go out to him and his family at this time God bless them and may Charlie rest in peace


  • Sending condolences to the Heckrotte family. I lived down the street from Charlie when I was younger, and he always had a smile when I would see him. He was such a sweet person.

  • We offer our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the Heckrotte Family for your loss. Through the years, our family knew Charlie as a cherished personal friend, our next door neighbor, and through his dedicated and untiring service to others as a fellow Firefighter and Officer at the Holloway Terrace Fire Company. Charlie was always humble and kind to others and a true inspiration to All who knew him. Charlie, we pray for you my friend – may you rest in peace.

  • Charlie aka “ Little Charlie “. Such a good man, with many friends. Loved the game of bocce. As well as playing bingo. We always greeted one another “Always A Pleasure” But the “Pleasure was all ours”. He will sadly be missed.