Jeffrey Edward Leary

Born February 17, 1957

Jeffrey Edward Leary, age 60, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia after a short illness.

Jeffrey was born in Wilmington, DE on February 17, 1957 to the late Edward J. and Doris E. Leary. He attended William Penn High School and worked as a master electrician until he became disabled from a work related accident.

Jeffrey enjoyed life with family and friends, fishing and camping, NASCAR, University of Delaware football and was a recent fan of University of Alabama football. He enjoyed cooking and grilling, old John Wayne movies and the antics of the Three Stooges.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Linda Jeanne Leary, Karen Gay Leary, Brent Allen Leary, and Jerry Harold Leary. Jeffrey is survived by his children, Nicole Marie Anway (Chris) of Michigan and Kyle Jeffrey Leary of Wilmington; sisters, Gaylynne Giliberto (James J. Jr.) of Michigan and Tammy Lerch (Everett Clayton) of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Michelle Cooper Leary; grandsons, William Christopher and Noah Nicholas Anway; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 4 pm on Friday afternoon, November 3, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 4 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Jeffrey’s love for dogs, memorial contributions can be made to the Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A., 600 South Street, New Castle, Delaware 19720.


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15 Condolences for Jeffrey Edward Leary

  • We are so sorry for the loss of my cousin Jeff, Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire family.

  • Never had the privilege of knowing your brother, Jeff, Gaylynne and Tammy. And I’m deeply saddened for your loss. I pray God’s comfort and peace will abound within your hearts and you may find the grace and help you in your need. Oh, how God loves you and me!
    Praying for you as you journey, and His Spirit to speak His words through you, and be gracious to you at such a time as this.

    Much love,
    Traci Flippo

  • So sorry for your loss to the family of Jeff

  • Sally, Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Our family certainly has faced challenges. My thoughts are with you as well.

  • Traci, thank you. All we can do is go forward and knowing our strength comes from God and with others praying for us no doubt we will persevere. Love to you~

  • So sorry for your loss. I can remember Jeff, as a very caring and gentle man. So much like his Dad. Praying for your family.

  • Prayers sent to all.

  • Kyle and family —

    I hadn’t seen Jeff in years, occasionally running into him here or there back when he worked for Nixon. He always offered a hearty fair-thee-well. I’m sorry to learn of his death and pray for Kyle and his family.


  • So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a pleasure to have met Jeff and tobhave known him for the last several years, he was a nice man.

  • Gaylynne, I am so sorry to hear about Jeff my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I don’t know if you remember me but I lived across the street at 2 Marley Rd Jeff was always special to me he was a great guy!!

  • So sorry for your loss. I was a friend and neighbor of Jeff’s in the 90’s and 00’s. went to many NASCAR races with him and Kyle. I still have the table he made with pictures of the NASCAR camping group. I ran into him several months back at the Wawa in Newark. We exchanged phone numbers but neither followed up….both of our losses….life is to short.

  • Yes, Phyllis, Jeff was a caring and gentle man but not totally like daddy. I only wish Jeff knew what dad knew about life and living it. We do know he knew the same God; his redeemer.

  • Denise, I do remember you. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and I am happy he was good to you, he was kind yes.

  • Thank you Kevin for shedding memory of a good time of Jeff’s life. We hold onto good memories.

  • Sorry for your loss. Is this the Jeff Leary that grew up in Penn Acres? If so I was a close friend of Jeff growing up till I moved to Arizona when younger. I moved back and Jeff and I never reconnected but Jeff often entered my mind from time to time. I too became a master electrician and master HVAC . Again sorry for your lost.