Gerard Vincent “Jerry” Fortmuller - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Gerard Vincent “Jerry” Fortmuller

September 15, 1950 - March 18, 2024

Gerard Vincent “Jerry” Fortmuller, age 73, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Born in Staten Island, NY on September 15, 1950, he was the son of the late Vincent and Grace (Fabiszak) Fortmuller. Jerry was a graduate of Tottenville High School in Staten Island, NY, with the class of 1969. He later earned his associates degree from Goldey-Beacom College. In 1970, Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force, proudly serving until 1974. He also enlisted in the Delaware Air National Guard as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in October of 2006. Jerry made his career as a chemical operator and maintenance mechanic at Croda Atlas Point, formerly ICI and SPI, where he retired in February of 2013. In his spare time, Jerry could often be found playing golf or shooting pool.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret DeMarco. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Arlene Marie Fortmuller; children, Maureen Haut (Shawn), Christopher Fortmuller (Kristine), and Stephanie Fortmuller (Michael Sadlowski, Jr.); siblings, Donald Fortmuller and Karen Mangual; grandchildren, Christopher N. Fortmuller, Christopher G. Fortmuller, Jr., Matthew Fortmuller, Shawn Haut, Jr., and Madelynn Stonebraker; and great-granddaughter, Briar Fortmuller.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. A committal service will follow in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 630 Churchmans Road, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19702 or online by clicking here.


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6 Condolences for Gerard Vincent “Jerry” Fortmuller

  • Deepest sympathy to the family

  • I am very saddened by the passing of Jerry. He will be missed very much. A great guy like his dad. My condolences to the Fortmuller family, Karen and Donald and the kids.

  • Arlene and Family, I’m Soo sorry to hear bout Jerry. He was super nice guy. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sandi Perry ♥️

  • Bless you Gerry. I have not seen you for awhile due to health problems. You were always a true friend at work and at home.

  • I am sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I worked with Jerry in maintenance at Croda and served my apprenticeship under him. He was a good man and a hard worker. He will be dearly missed. My condolences.

  • So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing, we worked together at Atlas Point since the 70’s and became great friends, my condolences to Arlene and family