Edward Vandever - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Edward Vandever

Born January 7, 1919

Edward Vandever, age 96, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Born in Pennsgrove, NJ on January 7, 1919, Mr. Vandever was the son of the late William H. Vandever and Mabel Russell Vandever. He bravely served his country as a member of the US Air Force during WWII. Mr. Vandever made his career with DuPont, where he worked as a painter at the company’s Chambers Works site in Deepwater, NJ, and retired in 1981 after 33 years of dedicated service.

In his youth, he loved building model airplanes and enjoyed fishing in his leisure time. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Vandever will be dearly missed by his beloved family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elva Marvel Vandever; sons, Edward A. Vandever and Richard D. Vandever; and grandson, Jason E. Vandever.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, January 26, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10:30 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Judy Marvel Charities, Inc., 555 Deer Pointe Road, West Chester, PA 19382.


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  • I got to know Mr Vandever during his stay at Arbors Rehab. I was one of his therapists. I must say that he was one of my most unforgettable patients to date. He would keep me and the other two therapists who worked with him in stitches. We would make silly faces at each other and he would say things like, ” Eww Frankenstein’s Bride!” We adored Mr. Vandever. He asked that we come visit and I tried to a few times but unfortunately never got the chance. Please accept my deepest condolences to you during your time of grief. It is my hope that you can find comfort from your cherished memories, and from the “God of all comfort” who can help us cope with such trials. – 2 Corinthians 1:3.

  • Being a caregiver it’s so hard to lose a dear one. May your family find comfort in Revelation 21:3,4. Please be assured that your family will be in my prayers.