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Harry William Pease III

November 17, 1952 - March 23, 2021

Harry William Pease III, age 68, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Born on November 17, 1952, he was a son of the late Harry W. and Helen M. (Scattergood) Pease, Sr., both of Malaga, NJ. Harry was an itinerant barber who traveled throughout the Wilmington, Newark and South Jersey areas to cut his faithful clients’ hair. Before becoming a traveling barber, he shut down his barber shops in Newark by the University of Delaware, and Wilmington. Harry was most comfortable in his kayak or canoe on the water, and walking through the woods; he valued being a part of nature. He loved his drums, was an enthusiastic dancer and a prolific artist. Above all, Harry treasured time spent with his family and friends.

He is survived by his only brother, John T. of Greenwich, NJ; 6 sisters, Judith Hvezda (Joe) of Bridgeton, NJ, Marie Pease Lewis of Macon, GA, Catherine L. Schafer (Bill) of Millville, NJ, Ann V. Pease of Keaau, HI, Ruth A. Jenkins (Bob) of Malaga, NJ and Dolores B. Scheeler (Tom) of Elmer, NJ; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews; and countless friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.


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  • Our deepest Condolences. He will missed by many. 🙏🕯

  • Dear Ruth,
    So sadden to hear of the loss of your brother. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. It was always a pleasure to be in Harry’s company. He will be sorely missed. My heart is heavy. God bless.

  • Kayaking, canoeing, sailing
    Walking, exploring, seeking solitude
    Painting, drumming, playing keyboard
    Barbering, visiting, playing endless games of Scrabble …
    Leaving a lasting impression

  • The many hours spent with Harry over the last forty plus years will never be forgotten and leave me with regret that I never jumped at the opportunity to join him on the water. I wanted to but thought I had more time.

  • I’ve lost track of how many years Harry has been cutting my hair. I know that I was his customer through two barbershops in Newark, DE and through his “itinerant” phase when he unfailingly came to our house to cut my hair once every three weeks at 11:00 a.m. He was an extraordinary human being and a joy to know. My wife Peg and I already miss him and his loving stories about his family and his kayaking.

  • I was sorry to hear of Harry’s death. Regrettably, I haven’t seen Harry in years. But as a cousin, I well remember the always enjoyable moments I had with him at our large annual family reunions, while growing up, and afterwards. He was humorous, witty, and caring. His sister Ann and I just recently had conversations about Harry and his whereabouts. And now suddenly, he’s gone. Both my husband, John and I, wish sincere condolence to the Pease family. We will miss Harry.

  • I’m going to miss you, Uncle Harry, you were my boyfriend, my dancing partner, my pal. You brought a light into my life. We will dance again in the next life. Miss you love you Lots!!❤️😍❤️♥️❤️ Dee Brown

  • Our friend loved by so many. our Puck and happiness, you are so missed Harry! our collective condolences to all his family and friends. today we make a list of people we plan to invite to a backyard fire in June. He is on it. we feel the loss and we will always remember him.

  • Having the privilege of Harry’s friendship since 1983 there is a true sense of loss that remains.
    Many conversations and good natured ribbing were always part of the “haircut experience”. Once he became an itinerant barber that lent itself to being able to enjoy more lengthy visits. His love of his family and friends was obvious. I am certain that he is sorely missed by his family and friends and will be long remembered by all.

  • I first went to Harry’s Barber shop near the RXR tracks in Newark. My wife and I went to his painting display night at his shop. We later bought 2 of Harry’s Paintings. Then he moved to his shop on Delaware Street. Once when his was cutting my hair he told me that he just got back from a Walk-About vacation. Another time, he said that he had to move his Barber shop again. I suggested that maybe he should drive to his clients. Don’t sign any new leases yet and I’ll make up some new business cards. He liked my “The Drive About Barber” business cards and he told me he would think about that idea. I gave him my address and we set up a date for my Hair cut. Ronnie and I always had Harry stay for lunch. The last time I called to set up my appointment with Harry in March he said, he had some very bad stomach pains and could hardly breath. I told him to call for the EMT’s. Don’t put it off. The next day he called from the Hospital and said they were putting him in a room. We miss Harry so much. My hair will never look good again. Our condolences to Harry’s Family at this difficult time. Jim and Ronnie McMahon.

  • Harry Pease was a special man. Always funny, witty, seemingly care-free. He cut my hair for 30+ years, served as best man for at least a couple of my marriages, and he lightened the load of my life many times (especially after the death of my wife Jeannie in 2005) with his humor and support. He was one-of-a-kind, and that is NOT an exaggeration. He lived a SPARE life–fancy cars, big TVs, the general doo-dads we all surround ourselves with, did not attract Harry. He’d rather canoe out to an island in New Jersey and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun. He liked his “customers,” and he was an excellent barber! He had a quick sense of humor that always lightened my life, through the death of several of my wives. Every time I visited his barbershop or he cut my hair at my home, he never failed to crack me up laughing at least two or three times. He and my wife Jeannie used to spend time painting together. She was a talented artist; Harry probably was not. But he never let that slow him up–he dashed paint onto his abstract paintings with great joy. Once he created a book, a nice book, that featured art works by him and about 25 women in the Newark area. My wife Jeannie included. Oh, I should say, each work featured in the book was jointly painted by Harry AND his co-artist of that day. He was a kick. I never met anyone who didn’t like Harry. I think–I strongly believe–that Harry’s life was a good one. He certainly made a lot of people happy, with his sense of humor and his supportive friendship. We lost a Good Man, here, but he will be remembered by many people for his goodness of heart. Dennis Jackson, Vero Beach, Florida