David Leon Heller - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

David Leon Heller

November 22, 1952 - June 30, 2024

David Leon Heller, age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 22, 1952, he was a son of the late Leon W. “Chick” and Mary Gertrude (McGrellis) Heller. David was a graduate of De La Warr High School. He always enjoyed working, especially in the automotive industry. For many years, David worked as an automobile wholesaler.

From a young age, David was passionate about the Catholic church, and enrolled himself in Catholic School. Wherever he lived, he attended the Catholic church in that area. Dave grew up loving the beach and passed that love on to his daughter, Ashley. He loved camping and surf fishing at the beach and made many cherished memories there with Ashley. Dave also loved his years of boating on the Susquehanna River. Dave’s love for music and joy riding in his car will always be remembered. He was a sociable person, who made friends everywhere he went. Dave had a spark for life and his light was still on all the way until the end. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his siblings, Roy W. Davis and Esther Quillen. He is survived by his children, Ashley Angeloni (Mike), Brian Heller, and Christy Francart (James); sisters, Carolyn Poswinski (Robert), Linda McKelvey, and Joan A. Heller; 5 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

David’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Martha Hosford and the staff at Christiana Care Hematology Oncology office, and the nurses and staff of Laurelwood Nursing Home, and Amedisys Hospice, who all became a special part of his family because of their exceptional care.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses. Please make checks payable to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home and mail to 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, or call (302) 328-2213.


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  • My deepest condolences and prayers for the family! Dave sure did fight the battle against cancer! RIP😇🙏🏻❤️

  • I’m so sorry to see this. I just asked you how he was doing. I am sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss, in a time like this it draws family closer, an I am sending prayers by of healing. God Bless you all🙏❣️

  • My Condolences and prayers Rest in Peace David 🙏🏼

  • Uncle Dave thank you for my childhood memories, I’ll cherish them forever! One thing i always admired about you was your zest of happiness always and how you loved to reminisce about the good ol days! You’ll be deeply missed but now it’s time to be at peace and rest! Always in my thoughts and prayers! Love You Uncle! Love, – Square 💙

  • Hey chicky, hope you are at peace. I won’t forget the times we had as kids growing up from 10 years old !!We did some crazy things that nobody would believe lol, from hitch-hiking to the beach to working at Harry’s pool hall,, we were like peas and carrots. I can’t write all the things we did because no one would believe us lol,, but we had some great times that will never be forgotten. live in peace and i will see you soon somewhere. Love you man!! Steve

  • To Joanie and the entire Heller family my sincerest condolences to you all. May he rest in peace.

  • Rest In Peace friend & classmate.

  • I pray your family finds peace and remembers the good times you guys had. The video was beautiful and reminded me of some of our memories as children and going to your grandma’s house. Prayers for you and your family ❤️