David H. Petrea
September 6, 1966 - December 28, 2017
David H. Petrea, age 51, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 28, 2017.
A lifelong Delawarean, David was born on September 6, 1966 to the late Dalton Pete and Josephine (Sweeney) Petrea. David was a gifted goldsmith who took great pride in designing & fabricating jewelry. He worked for various jewelers in Delaware where he had a strong following of customers.
David was a talented bass player for several local bands throughout the years and is now ready for his great gig in the sky. A nature lover and self-proclaimed environmentalist, David enjoyed canoeing and hiking. He was a kind hearted man with a gentle soul who made friends wherever he went. Most of all, David will be dearly missed by the lives he touched in his short time on earth.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Anna (D’Amato) Petrea; daughters, Brooke Carter and Alana Petrea; sisters, Melanie Nixon (Robin) and Sammy Mizenko (Joe Durso); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. An ecofriendly green burial will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, Odessa, DE to honor David’s respect for the environment.
In memory of his love for animals, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.