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Henry C. DeHoyos

September 3, 1930 - June 23, 2018


Henry C. DeHoyos, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Phoenix, AZ on September 3, 1930, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary (Pettruto) DeHoyos. Henry dedicated his career as an assemblyman with General Motors and retired in 1984 after 35 and a half years of service. He was a devout Catholic and longtime member of Holy Spirit Parish. Henry was a proud lifetime volunteer fireman with Minquadale Fire Company and Fire Police.

In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his first wife of 58 years, Marie DeHoyos; grandson, Henry “Boot” DeHoyos and wife, Tammy; granddaughter, Angela Dennis; and great grandson, Brian Sapp. He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Mary DeHoyos; children, Rosanna “Ro” Dennis (Gene) of Newark, Henry W. DeHoyos (Sandra) of New Castle, Deborah Collins (Robert) of New Castle, Barbara Sapp (Daniel) of New Castle, William DeHoyos (Cammy) of Wilmington and Joseph DeHoyos of Kansas City, MO; stepchildren, Joseph Magner, Theresa Phippin, Thomas Magner and James Magner; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand child.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held inAll Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry’s name to Minquadale Fire Company, 129 E. Hazeldell Ave, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • My condolences to the DeHoyos family. You are all in my thoughts

  • Our heartfelt condolences to Henry & Sandy, and all of the DeHoyos family. He was a jovial and caring person. Peace n Love…
    Rob, Eddi n family

  • The Staff of Heartland Hospice is wishing you comfort at this time of sorrow.
    Yolanda Brown Bereavement Coordinator

  • I knew Henry & his Family from Being a Member of Minquadale Fire Company. Henry was a Great Man who I Am Glad to have known Henry was always lending a helping Hand & was Dedicated to His Family & His Fire House Family too. I will always Remember The Good times With Henry at the Fire House Meetings he Always Made me Laugh. Henry will Be Dearly Missed By Everyone that Knew Him. This is not Goodbye Its Till We Meet Again Rest Easy my Friend…

  • To all of my DeHoyos family, may you all find comfort during this difficult time. I have so many awesome memories of “Hen Hen” ones I will never forget….especially my birthday spankings! Every year on my birthday I think of him and laugh silently as I picture myself running from him and how he always caught me, ALWAYS! Next week, I will again recall those times and blow a kiss up to heaven. I will miss him dearly. Love and prayers, Kelly

  • To the Dehoyos family I’m sorry for the Lost of family member . Henery was a dear man.i will miss he always had s way to make me feel. As though I was always welcomed to be part of the family. He will be cherished dearly.

  • to my favorite uncle that always made room for me in his home may God be with you

  • Thoughts &prayers are with the whole Family whole your going through this difficult time
    We love you all

  • Thoughts and prayers to your family

  • No words can ever change the feeling of a loss in someone’s life. We can only hope that they find comfort in the days ahead. Please know that I am here for you Debbie and Barbara if you need me. I would have attended the service, but just found when I looked on this site. I can honestly say life gets harder not easier. Please know that you are all in my prayers, and may God Bess you!

  • I connected with Henry through Ancestry.Com in 2015. I was looking for my uncle Henry (Sr) and his family. Henry responded to me and we exchanged a few messages. I only learned of his death when I went back to see if he ha replied to my latest message. I regret that I did not meet him earlier. It sounds like he was a really great person who was loved by many. I am from San Antonio, TX, and am the son of Joe De Hoyos, Henry Sr’s brother. I hope to connect with other family members of Henry Sr (husband of Mary Pettruto). My deepest condolences to my cousin Henry C De Hoyos’ family.