Herbert Albert "Herb" Torterotot, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Herbert Albert “Herb” Torterotot, Sr.

September 29, 1937 - February 16, 2020

Herbert Albert “Herb” Torterotot, Sr., age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Born and raised in Newton Square, PA on September 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Herbert Alphonso and Theresa Torterotot. Herb retired from Teamsters, Local 326 where he dedicated many years of service. He enjoyed racing stockcars and drag cars with his son, David. Herb loved traveling, camping, buying and selling at flea markets and attending various auctions. Herb especially enjoyed the Fourth of July, where everyone would come at night to enjoy his fireworks display. Dedicated to his community, he was a life member of Minquadale Fire Company.

In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Carolyn J. (Swain) Torterotot; and son, David M. Torterotot. He is survived by his children, Herbert A. Torterotot, Jr., Diane T. Torterotot (Gus) and Sharon L. Torterotot; 8 grandchildren, including Paul Torterotot; and 16 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herb’s memory to Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.


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27 Condolences for Herbert Albert “Herb” Torterotot, Sr.

  • Gonna miss U even though we did not see eye to eye I always & Still Love U no matter what. I idolised u growing up. Always will Remember the Good & Funs time we Had especially at 4th of july & at Cecil county Dragway always will remember u coming over to Your Uncle Arts house on a motorcycle when I was growing up. Give the Family Waiting for U in Heaven a Hug & Kiss from me tell them I MISS THEM ALL.Will Miss U Too & WILL ALWAYS LOVE U ….. R.I.P.

  • Your long journey in life is over now . Rest in Peace Herb . Your with your wife and son again.

  • R.I.P. My Good Friend. You are up there with your family and your old partner in crime. You and him can talk about old times. You will be missed my brother. Love you

  • Sending prayers to everyone in the family

  • Rest in peace Herb,my condolences to your family

  • To my Torterotot family…I am so deeply saddened by the loss of your Pop…I have so many fond memories of the 4th of July parties and the races you guys turned me on to at Harrington and Cecil County Dragway…you will be missed Mr. Torterotot! Rip 🙏

  • So sorry to hear about Herbie. Thoughts and prayer are with you all.

  • Sorry for your lost. Yous will be in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • My prayers go to the family. God be with you. Look to God for comfort and peace.

  • R.I.P. Herbie, always loved you. Give mommy and daddy and Michael my love. Rejoice, you finally made it home.

  • My condolences to the Torterotot Family,,,Herb was a great guy, fun to be with and a great person to work with at the Port of Wilmington at VW,,,lots of fun stories,,Will miss you Herbie,,,,Mario Roman

  • Rest In Peace Herb You are now with your One True Love Carolyn. You always made me laugh

  • Sorry to hear about your Father, I remember my first day at the port as a 19 yr. old, your Dad was the Shop Stuart at the time, very nice guy, he’ll be missed (trust me).

  • Rest In Peace Herb your now with your One True Love Carolyn. Herb you always made me smile even in the most trying times. Rest Easy

  • Herb became a friend to me when I met his late wife Carolyn when we started working together at Almart which is now Kohl’s, so that was over 40 years ago. He was anxiously waiting for his first grandchild to be born Paul at the time.. Herb loved anything with speed, drag racing on the streets of Philly, to his own purple dragster which was a passion he enjoyed with his late son David, any car he raced bared the proud name of TRUST ME. He loved cruise night at the orginal Dunkin Donut on Kirkwood Hwy, Flea markets everywhere he went, camping in many states with his family, I had the pleasure to accompany him and Carolyn many times to Rehoboth De at 3 Seasons camp ground normally in Oct near Halloween people would decorate their RV’s for the holiday lots of friendly competition, of course with Herb’s fear of height I was the wing man to climb on top of the RV to hang the witch from the front. After the passing of his wife Carolyn, Herb took a slower approach to life and spent more time just at home visiting with family and many friends or at his favorite hangout the Minquadale Firehouse or The Farmer’s Market that he lovingly called the Minquadale Mall.
    Anyone who met him once and heard the deep gravelly voice will never forget him. He will be deeply missed, but many funny stories will be told of his antics and he would love that.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
    He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May God be with you at
    this time to ease you pain and fill that void with loving memories.

  • The Lord took another Great. Man from us her was a good guy. Always helping people out. If you needed something he was there. He told me a lot of stuff when I was in the fire department. He gave me the opportunity to drive the trucks. It wasn’t for Herbie. I want to be where I’m at today. I’m going to miss you herb. Rest in peace my brother. Should we see you again. Minquadale Fire Company Station 22 will always be your home.

  • So sorry for your loss. Blessing to the family .

  • Herb, You will be missed. You are with your loving wife and son. Rest In Peace!

  • You will join happily with your wife and Partner in crime, your son David,, god bless you and your family

  • Diane, Sharon and Herbie I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I am sure gonna miss seeing him at the car shows. Pops is going to be missed by all. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I feel like I lost my extra Dad. I know I am and appreciate being a part of the Torterotot family. I will miss you Dad. My heart goes out to everyone. My prayers are with you. He is at rest now.

  • Herb we go way back 1970 when I moved here from Columbus,Ohio my backyard neighbor. I will always hold the good, fun and crazy (in a good way) memories dear to my heart. RIP Herb I will miss you and that big smile on your face every time I seen you.
    Say Hello for me to Carol and David

  • I used to love watching you go around in circles at Bridgeport Speedway or straight at Cecil County Dragway. I’m sure you and your old neighbor Tommy Ford are working on a motor in the sky and trying to make something go faster. Time to rest my friend, you’ve earned it. We’ll all miss ya!

  • Rest in Peace Herb you will be missed my friend

  • Of all the people I’ve ever met I couldn’t have ask for a better neighbor.
    Gonna miss hearing the calls from him.

  • Only met you a few times but u welcomed me into your home and family during the holiday seasons. You were such a kind hearted man and im glad I had the pleasure of meeting you. My prayers go out to the family during this time. Rip pop pop tote you will be missed by many people.