Harley V. Coulbourn - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Harley V. Coulbourn

April 2, 1928 - April 28, 2016

Harley V. Coulbourn, age 88, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Born in Galestown, MD on April 2, 1928, Harley was a son of the late Victor and Bertha (Eskridge) Coulbourn.

Harley proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and was a dedicated member of the St. John’s Lodge No. 2, A.F. & A.M. An avid Philadelphia sports fan, he looked forward to cheering on each team every season.

In addition to his parents, Harley was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rose Coulbourn; brothers, Harold Coulbourn, and Clinton Coulbourn; and sisters, Leota Kovelski and Lois Carey.

He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Coulbourn of New Castle, Vanessa Wilson (Robert) of Newark; son, Tom Coulbourn of New Castle; brothers, Jennings Coulbourn of Selbyville, Levin Coulbourn of Staunton, VA; grandchildren, Nathan Romano (Sarah), Lindsey Romano, Jason Price, Kristen Price, and Olivia Wilson; 6 great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on May 3, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


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13 Condolences for Harley V. Coulbourn

  • May you rest easy, my dear Uncle Harley, your smile, humor and stories will be missed dearly by all. Love you

  • To The Coulbourn Family, My Heart is Sad for you all. I know Personally Harley was the best a Man could be. It breaks my Heart to see all the grief that has encompassed all of your lives the last few years. I will always remember Mr. Coubourn as a vibrant Man who Loved his family Deeply. Rest with Rose now….You sure deserve it!!!

  • So sorry about your loss, you and your family are in our prayers…

  • Dear Family of Mr. Coulbourn,

    May the memories you created together carry you through the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Scott & Lisa Kiracofe

  • Dear Family of Mr. Coulbourn,

    May the memories you created together carry you through the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Scott & Lisa Kiracofe
    Bridgewater, VA

  • Tom
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May your dad rest peacefully in heaven.

    Rachel Nettleton

  • Tom I am very sorry to read of the passing of your father. May you and your family be comforted by the memories you shared of your lives with him. It’s so hard losing a parent. Please know as an old WP friend I send you my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Diane Richards Reynolds

  • Tom
    Sorry to read about your father. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Hope you are doing well.
    Mike Camacho

  • RIP Uncle Harley. I love you to the moon and back. You will be missed also. I have so many good memories to cherish. Give everyone my love. Until we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Pat, Vanessa, & Tommy

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the following will help in your time of sorrow.

    It was a privilege to have known your parents, I have so many wonderful memories of your Mother and Father, now they are together again.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Patti Starr Carello

  • Vanessa,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Deb Mancini Deveney

  • Vanessa,
    So sorry about the loss of your dad. We hope that you and your family, your brother, and sister remember all the good times you had with your dad and take some solace in those memories during this sad time. Prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Vanessa & Family,

    Sending Love & my prayers to you & all your family. So very sorry for your loss. Harley will be missed by many. So glad to have met him & I hold special times spent with him close to my heart.
    Love always, Suzanne