Donald Samuel “Don” Scarfone - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Donald Samuel “Don” Scarfone

November 26, 1943 - June 3, 2023

Donald Samuel “Don” Scarfone, age 79, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 26, 1943, he was a son of the late Anthony and Elsie Mae (Fisher) Scarfone, Sr. Don proudly served in the United States Army and Navy. He worked as an FAA Inspector until his retirement.

Don loved to work with his hands and could often be found working on his car. When he wanted to relax, he enjoyed fishing or spending time with his beloved dogs. Don also had a passion for airplanes as well as karate.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Scarfone; and daughter, Susan. He is survived by his fiancée, Susie Ortiz; children, Richard, Ricardo, and Donald; stepchildren, Angel, Jose, Danielle, and David Wright; and grandchildren, Renee, Richard, Mickey, Andrea, Dustin, Josh, Jada, Joslynn, Maya, Rosie, and Charlie.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm on Friday, June 9, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will begin at 11 am on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately.


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6 Condolences for Donald Samuel “Don” Scarfone

  • My deepest condolences to Susie Ortiz and her family. We really appreciate you guys for taking care of Don and loving him all these years. He was very blessed to have you guys in his life <3

  • Liane and Ricardo so sorry for your loss my prayers for you and your fsmily

  • Don was married to my Mum Patricia for nearly 30 years, unfortunately she passed away 8 years ago. Don gave her the best 30 years of her life, he was also the Best Man at mine and Claire’s wedding and given me lots of good advice over the years. I can honestly say he was the kindest caring man you could wish to meet and myself and Claire were proud to call him Dad and Rosie and Charlie loved him as a Grandad as he was in their lives since they were born. He will be greatly missed, hopefully he is now in heaven with Mum and the dogs they both adored. Goodbye Dad/Grandad hopefully we’ll meet again so we can all be together 💔💔💔💔

  • Our dearest Don you will be sadly missed you was one of the most kindest gentlest men I had the fortune to call my step father. I take comfort in knowing you will now be with mum again in heaven, you were the most loving husband to my mother who you adored and you had my total respect for the love you gave her. Much love Jeanette & your grandchildren Stacy & Monique. R.I.P Don.

  • My deepest sympathy for the family. Uncle Don was in to see his sister Alva before she passed at cousin Kenny Sutton and his wife Christine’s home. It was nice to converse with him. He will be missed by my brother Paul and myself. Go with god that is where you belong say hello to mom, June and my aunt and uncles . Love Amanda Lee your niece.

  • It’s a blessing to share the gospel to Don and he was able to understand it and received Jesus Christ into his heart! Our sympathy to Suzzie and to the whole family!