Edwin S. Carlisle - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Edwin S. Carlisle

May 31, 1948 - April 19, 2019

Edwin S. Carlisle, age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Born on May 31, 1948 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late William H. and Harriet L. (Pyle) Carlisle. Edwin proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Upon discharge from the Navy he joined the Army National Guard of DE and also served in the Air National Guard.  He retired from the 287th Army Band in 1991.  He was a volunteer EMT before being hired by New Castle County as an EMT.  He then transferred to the Special Services Warehouse for New Castle County retiring from there as Acting Supervisor.

Active in fire service throughout his life, Edwin was a lifetime member of Holloway Terrace Fire Company where he held several offices, including Financial Secretary, Rescue Lieutenant, Rescue Captain, and Fire Police 209 Unit. He also held offices with the NCC Fire Police Association as 2nd Vice President from 2013-2014, 1st Vice President from 2014-2015, President from 2015-2016, and most recently as the first Liaison Officer to the NCC Sheriff’s Office since 2018. During his dedicated career, Edwin was awarded the 2013 New Castle County Fire Police Officer of the Year presented by the New Castle County Police and the DE State Police; Chief’s Award presented by the Fire Chief of Holloway Terrace Vol. Fire Company on April 12, 2014, and the first annual Col. Cheryl A. Kelly Volunteer Service Award presented by the NCC Fire Police Association in December 2018.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Margaret (Mansell) Carlisle; sister, Thelma Kempista (William); nephews, Michael (Suzanne), Brian, and Kevin (Pamela) Kempista; and great nieces, Mackenzie and Zoey Kempista.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a funeral service will follow at 2:30 pm. Interment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.    

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Holloway Terrace Fire Company, P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720.


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  • I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry i will not be able to make it to viewing i am in Florida.

  • We will miss your laughter, smile, and jokes. RIP Ed and behave yourself up there! Love you Marge!

  • Ed was a very nice person. He and Marge visited me in Virginia and here in New York . I was glad I had the chance to meet Ed
    and Marge. May he rest in peace.

  • Ed was one of those guys who would give you the shirt off his back. I’m going to miss seeing him at the station. Sincere condolences on the passing of a truly good man.

  • Ed will be missed by all who were blessed to meet him. He was always onery but had a heart of gold and would do anything to help. I will never forget him and our talks. Always with a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Love Ya Ed. Don’t cause to much chaos up there. <3

  • I knew Ed from the Fire Service also knew he when I was Fire 🔥 Polce. Ed was a Great Guy Who I am glad to have gotten to know. Sending prayers to the family during this difficult time. R.I.P ED Till We Meet Again My Friend…..

  • Dear Marge, My heart goes out to you and Ed’s family. It’s so hard losing a husband, I know. One day at a time and with the love and memories you and Ed shared will get you by. I pray the hard days are few and the happy ones are many. I will be thinking of you.
    All my thoughts and prayers, Sandy

  • So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. God bless\

  • Another Angel has recieved his wings. God Bless!

  • Dear
    margie My deepest symapathy to you and your family love Marie [Meloni] Cichocki

  • Dotty, will be missed, Bob & Jeri Riley

  • To the Carlisle family my condolences
    Edwin thank you for your Years of service.
    Rest In Peace Edwin.

  • I am sorry for your loss my family pray for your family god bless

  • RIP my friend

  • Marge, my heart and soul reach out to you at this time of such great loss. Ed was a dear man, I absolutely loved the guy! He was a devoted and loving husband to you and he was a great friend to the rest of the world, as he encountered it every single day. …He was just that lovely a fella. I will dearly miss my friend, “Chip” and forever remember the many fun and happy and laughter-filled times I spent in his company.
    God Bless you both. My love always – as always. ~Judy

  • Marge, we are so sorry for your loss. I am sure Ed will be dearly missed.

  • To a great man and good friend may God Bless the family during this time of brevement and bring them peace and comfort.
    God Bless Eddie….

  • So sorry for the loss of this quiet, gentle Man. Though we were not close as adults, we were very much so as children. Ed rarely had top billing with two little girls as competition. Very close in age, Thelma, Eddy, and Donna were the Three Musketeers of the family. Cousins sharing a little niche in a Large Family. RIP Eddy.

  • Friend and Colleague- you will need sorely missed, your smile upon every greeting, your passion for NCC – both at work and the Fire Service- and those pleasant and deep seated conversations! Sorry for not being able to make the service next week.
    Dave Carpenter Jr.

  • Our thoughts are with the whole family at this sad time.
    David and Alix and family x

  • Thoughts and prayers from the Delaware State Firepolice Association

  • So sorry for your loss – prayers to family members! He was a great guy – kept me in step when we were in band so many years ago!

  • Dear Carlisle Family:
    I had the distinct honor of presenting your loved one with the Fire Police Officer of the Year Award. Mr. Carlisle was a true hero for all his selfless public service. I hope that your family is doing as well as possible during this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand and offer you comfort. I am now in South Carolina, so I will be unable to attend services.
    Most respectfully,
    Lt. Colonel Matthew Jamison (Ret.)
    New Castle County Police

  • To all members of Ed’s family. I’m truly sorry for your loss. He was someone you never forgot.

  • Holloway Terrace Fire Company Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Having know Mr. Carlisle through the Delaware Fire Service as well as a Fellow Colleague of the NCCEMS Divison of Public Safety. Mr. Carlisle provided excellent patient care to the Sick and Injured in their time of need. I will have Mr. Carlisle and his Family in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless!

  • Margaret and family, I am deeply saddened to read about Ed’s passing. I worked with Ed back in the early 80s. He was a dedicated EMT and also someone who took interest in his Co-workers. He made us laugh with his mischievous ways and was a pleasure to know. May your hearts be comforted with your memories of a truly good man. My sincere condolences,

  • Mr. ED Was my next door neighbor throughout my teenage years . I remember so many times he would be on his step having a cig and relaxing. We would always speak, I would say “how ya doing” and he would reply ” how you doing”. I’m sad for his passing.

  • Sorry for your family loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • My dear precious friend,
    My heart goes out to you. My only wish is that I could be of more assistance to you during this very difficult time. I draw peace and comfort knowing that Ed’s suffering is done. He was a good and decent man and he loved you with all that he was. He was one of the best.
    With All my love, Judy ❤️

  • My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all three families here that lost a brother . His family at home his family at Holloway Terrace and his family at NCCEMS! You served New Castle County well! Rest Easy friend God Speed.

  • So Sorry for the loss. He is back home with his Father and Mother.

  • My dear Marge,
    Bruce, Becky and I are so filled with sorrow for you with Ed’s passing. It was such a pleasure getting to know Ed and having you visit us here on Johns Island and having fun at our mini- reunions. Our thoughts and prayers are for comfort and peace for you my dear friend. For I know Ed is free from all pain and illness and is watching over his beloved. May God Bless you and hold you in the palm of his hand.

    All our love,

    Bruce, Jane & Becky Quillen

  • It was the honor for me to serve with Ed in the 287th iArmy Band he was a great man who had many duties with the unit as a drummer and a great bus driver he will be dearly missed on behalf of the 287th Army band rest in peace my brother until we meet again.

  • Sorry for your loss Marge ..Ed you have fun with the Angles
    RIP my friend…Barbara Sutton

  • From labor to reward! What a beautiful life of volunteering and serving others. I know he will be missed but I pray he trained others to follow in his footsteps.