Gregory Garland “Greg” Gaden - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Gregory Garland “Greg” Gaden

May 23, 1933 - August 5, 2023

Gregory Garland “Greg” Gaden, age 90, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Smithtown, NY, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 5, 2023.

Born in Coal Creek, TN on May 23, 1933, he was the son of the late Garland and Mary Camile (Benham) Gaden. Greg’s passion for aviation began while proudly serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Following his service, he started his 50 year career beginning with United Airlines and later the Garrett Corporation. Greg earned the Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award for 50 Years of Dedicated Service in Aviation Safety in 2016 From the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.

A man of faith, Greg was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Parish for 20 years. He enjoyed serving his community as a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, Greg could often be found reading his favorite aircraft magazines. More than anything, he loved his family and treasured his moments spent with them. Greg will always be remembered for having a smile on his face and bringing a smile to others.

In addition to his parents, Greg was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Fuzie. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Helen Larsen Gaden; daughters, Theresa Joy, Patricia Bartoszak, and Pamela Denehan (Stephen); sons, Robert Gaden (Kathy), Thomas Gaden (Jocelyn), and Gregory Gaden (Cynthia); 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 12 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 pm, following the visitation, at St. Joseph Parish, 319 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.


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15 Condolences for Gregory Garland “Greg” Gaden

  • Gaden family,
    What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. So sorry for the loss of your beloved patriarch. We’re keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss

  • Since my father passed away at a young age, Dad was a true example of what a father should be. Kind, generous, supportive, and appreciative of any invitation for dinner or a party at our home. He offered me a father daughter dance at our wedding in 1987 and I have spent most of our marriage loving him. Dad, you will be surely missed and may you rest in Eternal Peace.

  • What a beautiful tribute to a life well lived. May God smile upon you.

  • So sorry for your loss. My Dad also passed 2 weeks ago. 90 years old Born 1933 also. Wishing you and your family the best.

  • So sorry to hear of his passing. When you were with him you could see how much he loved his family and how much they loved him. Condolences to you all.

  • Helen and family, sorry to hear about the passing of Greg. Will remember him at Mass and in my prayers. Also you and the family. May he rest in Peace. Brother. Joe.

  • So sorry for your loss, our family is thinking of all of you.

  • Bob I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our Dads were the same age.
    Now they are together again talking
    Prayers and hugs to you and your family. Donna Cupaiolo (Vic’s daughter)

  • So sorry Terry and family, praying you find peace and comfort in your hearts. Losing a parent is heart breaking.

  • Farewell Mr. Gaden I never had the honor of meeting you but I’m sure you were a wonderful person, friend, husband, father and grandfather. My thoughts are with your family as they go through this difficult time.

  • Uncle Greg will be greatly missed. Love when we would visit and he would have great stories for us all. Give mom a hug for me. Love and prayers

  • Just found out today that Greg had passed. Helen, Linda and I are so sorry to hear this. You and the family are in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort.

  • We are saddened by Uncle Greg’s passing but rejoice that he has entered the church triumphant- at peace. We keep you, Aunt Helen, and the entire family, in our prayers. May God’s love and peace enfold you; a good memories comfort you. We loved Uncle Greg!!

  • God bless all of you and rest in peace dear man. I am happy to have known you and am proud of all your accomplishments as well as beautiful family. Sending love and prayers. Xxoo