Howard Richard “Rich” Lyttle
September 24, 1946 - January 7, 2022
Howard Richard “Rich” Lyttle, age 75, of Earleville, MD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 7, 2022.
Born in Wilmington, DE on September 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Howard C. and Cora (Dulin) Lyttle. Rich worked as a welder for Local #74 Pipe Fitters for 27 years until his retirement in 2002.
Rich was a member of Oriental Lodge #27 in Wilmington, DE as well as the Brandywine #20 Tall Cedars of Lebanon for 50 years. Dedicated to helping others, he was also a member of the Chesapeake Fire Co. for 17 years and the Hacks Point Fire Co. for several years. Additionally, Rich spent 40 years serving in the Chapel of the Four Chaplains.
Rich is survived by his partner, Darling Marie Miller; children, Chris Miller (Karen) and Jamie Miller (April); grandchildren, Sylena Miller Lenkiewicz (Steven), James Miller (Madison), and Austin Miller; and cousin, Elaine Hoover (Jim).
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Masonic service will begin at 6 pm. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the funeral home. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich’s memory to Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City, 215 Lock Street, Chesapeake City, MD 21915, Seasons Hospice, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Ste. 100, Columbia, MD 21045, or Hacks Point Fire Company, 1185 Glebe Road, Earleville, MD 21919.