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Floyd Thomas Gartley

September 23, 1946 - January 31, 2021

Floyd Thomas Gartley, age 74, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Born in Upper Darby, PA on September 23, 1946, he was a son of the late George Cliffard and Mable (Hall) Gartley. Floyd served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He made a living as a steel worker for Helmark Steel after marrying the girl next door, his wife, Joan. Floyd enjoyed fishing, casinos and rooting for the New England Patriots as well as Jimmie Johnson of NASCAR. Most of all, he cherished family gatherings and spending time with his friends.

In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Ann Gartley. He is survived by his dear wife of 50 years, Joan (Wiseley) Gartley; children, Joan M. Lindsay (Mike) of Landenburg, PA and Thomas A. Gartley of New Castle; siblings, Patricia Graziano of Pot-Nets, Elizabeth Welch (George) and Gail Carkin, both of Darby, PA and Norman Gartley (Patricia) of Scituate, MA; grandchildren, Taylor, TJ, Cameron, Kelly, Ayva, Michael (Shannon) and Matthew; and great grandsons, Liam, Logan and Lucas. Floyd was loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

In the near future, the family will have a celebration of life service when it’s safer to gather.

In lieu flowers, donations may be made in Floyd’s memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Delaware Chapter, 100 West 10th Street, Suite 209, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  • Sending my thoughts and prayers to the entire Gartley family rest in peace Pops

  • Such a very sad & heart broken for the loss of my not only brother, but feeling the loss of a great friend. Always there for me, I will truly miss all our texting which we did every day. R.I.P. Floyd I miss you so very much already, one day we will meet again in heaven. Love ❤️ you Floyd forever 😢❤️💔

  • Sorry for you loss. He will be missed by family and friends. Doug & Pat

  • Sending my condolences to the family he was so loved RIP ❤️

  • Such a great man! So many great memories at the pool and lots of laughs! My heart goes out to you all! RIP Pops!

  • Sending condolences to the family RIP

  • MY HEART IS SO HEAVY LOSING MY BIG BROTHER–YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE WHEN I NEEDED YOU–I WILL MISS ALL YOUR TEXT MESSAGES
    & SILLY QUOTES—AND ”THANK YOU” SO MUCH FOR THAT BOLONGA SANDWHICH!!!!!! RIP BIG BROTHER!!!!

  • Prayers for your family.

  • Dear folks,
    I am an old friend from our Phoenix Steel days Floyd and I both worked as White Hats together for many years. He was a soft spoken wonderful man . I learned a lot from him. Everyone who knew Floyd loved him. I was thinking of Floyd tonight and started to search for him online in hopes of a reunion . I regretfully found he had passed. To Floyd’s family I send my deepest sympathies .I will miss him very much. Joe