Frederick “Rick” Herbert Rees - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Frederick “Rick” Herbert Rees

April 23, 1954 - November 8, 2019

Frederick “Rick” Herbert Rees, age 65, of New Castle, DE, passed away at his home on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 23, 1954, he was the son of the late Scott Wiles Rees, Jr. and Martha Adele (Drendall) Rees.  He graduated from William Penn High School in 1972.  Following graduation, Rick earned his Associates degree in Communications.  He worked at DuPont Chamber Works, first as an operator then a training coordinator and finally retiring after 43 years as an area manager.

He was a beloved Philadelphia Eagles fan. As an avid fan, he and his brother Scotty, attended Superbowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, FL and Rick was thrilled when they won Super Bowl LII.  He loved being with his wife and dogs, Max and Junie.  In his spare time, he practiced and taught 23 years in Kempo Karate where he was a 4th degree black belt.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his brother, Scott W. Rees, Jr.  He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, Sharon DonnaKay Rees of New Castle; daughters, Kathy Chrisbacher, her husband Peter of Kennett Square and Stephanie Rees and Jim Rice of New Castle; grandchildren, Kandice, Randy Jr. and Shannon Dill and Claire Chrisbacher; brother, Christopher Rees; and nieces and nephews.

All services will be held privately.

Donations in his name may be made to: Faithful Friends Animal Society of Delaware, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.


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24 Condolences for Frederick “Rick” Herbert Rees

  • Kathy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Dear Kathy and family: I am 71 and think of your dad as still so young….May he have eternal rest. My
    deepest sympathy to your mom ……I pray he did not suffer. God Bless….Helen

  • I’m so very sorry for your families loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  • Thinking of your family at this difficult time! Heaven is real and Rick has reunited with his brother now but it still doesn’t make it easier for his loved ones on this side of eternity! We’re praying for peace and comfort for you all. Love you my best friend Kathy!
    Sharon and Bryan Lancaster

  • I will miss my dad forever……
    He’s a star man waiting in the sky….
    We will be together again one day, just not yet

  • Donna I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort & peace to you & your family!

  • I’m sad for the loss of your dad, husband, grandpa. My heart goes out to your family. Hold each other close and share your sweet memories. Hugs and prayers.

  • I love you so much. You were the coolest man in the universe. I will forever look up to you.

  • We are so saddened to hear of your loss! Our Deepest Sympathy to you and the family. Rick was a great colleague and friend for many years. We had so many enjoyable and fun moments together.
    John and Karen

  • Dear Donna and Family, sincere condolences to you and your entire family . We are so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. May you find peace in the coming days in your family, friends and faith. We will keep you in our prayers.
    In Sympathy,
    Chip and Pat Reinbold

  • Donna I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kathy and family I am thinking of you and have felt the pain your are experiencing. Sending love and prayers to you all.
    Kristen and Carter

  • I remember,when he work for me in the nursing home,all the patients loved him.He would shave the men, spent time talking to them about ball long ago,and feel like yesterday.Rick was a great father,hard worker,and will be missed.visiting me now in this nursing home.

  • My heartfelt sympathies to you, Donna, and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this most difficult time.

  • Donna so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family. May God Bless you.

  • Kathy.I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad..I know it’s a tuff lost..God will help ease some of the grief and pain.And he will always be with you in your heart .and watching over you..if there anything I can do dont hesitate to ask..Give your Mom my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Take care..

  • To the love of my life, Frederick yh. Rees. (Ricky). I can remember you from the 4th grade to the day you passed away. And for the rest of my life too we meet again. You have always been there for me as I was for you during all the great times and there during all the ruff times of our life. We could have written a book about our life. The title would of been. Getting married young,and all the changes that happens. Love you for everything you did for me. Love you and I can’t wait to see you again. Love dink bugs.

  • Sorry For your Loss! RIP Rick.
    Donna prayers for Your Family.

  • Our sincere condolences to Rick’s family and friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    New Castle HS DE Alumni Association ☀️

  • Very sorry for your loss….

  • Mrs.Rees, Kathy and Stephanie
    My Heart goes out to each and every one of you . I know Mr.Rees (Rick) (Dad) is in a happier place… There are no words anyone could say to make the pain go away … I will say what has helped me is to Remember the good times and only the good times . Knowing he is in a better place is priceless.
    He loved each and every one of you !!
    I am so grateful Kathy that I have been your best friend since the 3rd grade and I had the privilege of growing up with your father . He is very proud of you and your family.. I love you and your family.

  • I’m truly sorry for your loss, I wish we could have got together again but we never did and that makes me so sad. I will pray for the family for peace again my deepest condolences love your cousin and family

  • Just heard this very sad news. What a great guy. Will always remember the concert we went to. We had such a great time. Love you Rick.