John Anthony Dellaquila - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John Anthony Dellaquila

October 19, 1946 - June 5, 2019

          John Anthony Dellaquila, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Christiana Hospital.

          Born in Chester, PA on October 19, 1946, he was the son of the late Anthony Vincent and Eva Mae (Culbert) Dellaquila.  John graduated from Chester High School in 1964 and attended Del Tech to study computer science.  He and his wife owned and operated Del’s Philadelphia Steaks & Hoagies for 8 years, starting in 1983.  The business is still in operation today.  He was a loving and devoted husband and best friend to his wife, who he always loved to shop for.

          John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally Ann (Drane) Dellaquila; sister, Toni Ann Walker; and many dear nieces, nephews and dear friends.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Rd, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.


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  • Sally.. Heard of your John’s passing. So very sorry about your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve.
    Love to all… ❤️🙏🏻😔

  • Dear Sally, my heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Love, Carol

  • Sally, So sorry to hear about John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you, Michael.

  • Sally, Dick and I are very saddened to hear of John’s passing. I just can’t imagine what you are going through. Please know that you and John are in our thoughts and prayers. I will pray for God to give you the strength to get through the coming days. Dick sends his love to you, also. Love you, Sal. <3

  • So very sorry to hear of Johns passing. We have had so many great memories through the years f our friendship. ❤️,peace and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Sally, so very sad in hearing of the passing of your John. It’s just so heartbreaking to lose the love of your life. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you during this very difficult time. I have such fond memories of you both and know how close you both were. May you be comforted by all your treasured memories you and John made together. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time.