Emma Elizabeth Marquart

January 24, 1941 - April 18, 2020

Emma Elizabeth Marquart, age 79, of Bear, DE passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Alan and Marie (Maneely) Washburn. Emma was a 1958 graduate of Dobbins High School in Philadelphia. She worked as a telephone operator at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia for over 20 years.

In addition to her parents, Emma was preceded in death by her son, George Marquart; brother, Butch Washburn; and daughter-in-law, Melissa. She is survived by her children, Joseph, Patrick (Candase), Kenny (Diana) and Tracie (Mike); sister, Marie O’Gorman (William); 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Emma’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


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12 Condolences for Emma Elizabeth Marquart

  • My sincerest condolences to the Marquart family. Joe has told us many loving stories about your mother. She sounds like a beautiful, loving woman. I am thankful to her for having brought Joe into this world and given me a dear friend and part of my family. Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time of sadness. God Bless your mom🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤

  • Rest In Peace, Emma. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Just want to say thank you and my brother and Emma for the home you gave me in my youth. I know it wasn’t easy. Also thanks to all my nephews and niece. Please keep the remainder of our family together.

  • Joe, I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom, but knowing the kind of man you are speaks volumes of the woman and mother she was, she raised a kind, considerate, warm hearted, caring gentleman, I’m sure she was extremely proud of you. May God keep your family in his hand at this most difficult time. God Bless

  • Sorry for your loss. Prayers going out to the family.

  • My condolences on the loss of your mom. When I was little Emma was the only one I would let take my splinters out. She was always very gentle.

  • Joe sorry for you lost my friend my condolences and prayers go out to you and your family

  • I never met Emma, but I thank her for her son Pat, who is a real asset to our community and our local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Rest in peace, Emma.

  • It is times such as these that are so hard on those you left behind. The fond memories of you will keep them afloat and help them through. You are not gone but will be with them forever.

  • My prayers 🙏 are with the family. She’s not suffering anymore

  • Just 2 short weeks ago, I heard, “hiya sweetheart” in that clear, distinct Eastern accent when we talked on the phone. We hit it off right away over 30 years ago and she welcomed me with open arms, no questions asked. I love and miss you, Mom. Thank you for everything, especially trusting me to love your son, Patrick.

  • Well its been a week since we lost you mommy my best friend. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think about you and how much I miss you. I know that you are not in pain or suffering anymore. My heart aches and I have so much saddness. I miss our phone conversations. I miss hearing your voice. I miss not being able to jump in the car and come down to visit you. I miss the i love yous that we would say to each other. I miss your kisses and your hugs. But i know you are in heaven watching over me and the family. I am sending you many hugs and kisses up to you in heaven. I love you always and forever. RIP my dear sweet mommy! I will always miss you