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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.

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12 Condolences for Howard Richard “Rich” Lyttle

  • Uncle Richard you will be missed. I love you. Till we meet again.

  • Sorry for your family’s loss.

  • I was shocked to see Richards obituary in the paper today. I have a lot of fond memories of Richard he was a great person. Its a shame we didn’t spend more time together. As the older generation passes away families drift apart. So sad.

  • We will miss you, my friend!
    Condolences to the family.

  • I worked with Rich for many years…..he was always a good guy….rest in peace

  • Rich was a bonafide brother mason. I never heard him speak unkindly about anyone.

  • I am sorry for your loss. He was a dear friend of my father, Marvin Goad. I have many fond memories of the two of them enjoying each others company.

  • Joanne & I are so saddened to hear of Rich’s passing. So many friends are gone during the last difficult years. Our sincere sympathy to Rich’s family and friends. Gene & Joanne Small

  • Mr. Richard was always smiling and so happy when he would work with us at Ritchie Bros. Always willing to do whatever and help. I’m so sad to hear about his loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • I was so sorry to see Richard’s obituary in the paper. I have wonderful memories of him growing up when Aunt Cora would come to see my grandmother, Mary Snyder, who was Aunt Cora’s sister. He was such a nice person and cousin. Our prayers goes out to his family.

  • Sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.

  • I just learned of Richard’s passing. He was a sweet heart, like a brother to me. Richard and I grew up together (Uncle Howard and Aunt Cora were my parents best friends from the time they were very young). I know Richard is in heaven with Aunt Cora and Uncle Howard. I have so many happy memories of him…..oh that laugh. I love you Richard and will miss you terribly.