John David Raughley, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John David Raughley, Jr.

Born February 26, 1949

John David Raughley, Jr. , age 65, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 26, 1949, John was a son of the late John David Raughley, Sr. and Delores K.(Oberly) Raughley. He bravely served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

John epitomized the word family. He was a devoted caregiver to his wife, Lorraine and adored bringing his family and friends together for gatherings, especially on Christmas Eve. A superb cook, John relished preparing delicious meals for his loved ones and was happy to share his recipes for his personal specialties which included his famous beer dogs, potato salad and his secrets for preparing hard shell crabs. Outgoing and charismatic, he had a smile for anyone he met, was always jovial and had the most contagious, hardy laugh. John was a man of many interests and in his leisure time spent many happy hours fishing and boating, which was truly his passion. He loved antiquing, setting up at flea markets and furniture refinishing. John was exceptionally creative and had a distinctive knack for ingenuity. He went out of his way to help anyone in need, whether he was offering his home as a place to stay or preparing meals for the homeless. He will be remembered as a man guided by his strong Lutheran faith who had the biggest of hearts. A loving and thoughtful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, John will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Scott Raughley, Sr. John is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine S. (Gurczenski) Raughley; children, Polly Black, Katie Beaudet, John D. Raughley III, Wendy Wooters, Kevin Sczubelek and Dawn Sczubelek; sister, Lilly West; brother, Tom Raughley; and many grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, January 30, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.


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  • Thank you for being a wonderful dad to my husband and showing him what it means to be a wonderful man, husband and father. Thank you for being my father in law and sharing our love of creative cooking and family. Thank you so much for being Pop Pop to my babies, Jeremy and Sadie. May you rest peacefully with my angels Hopey and Justin and with all your loved ones who were called home before you! We will all miss you! God Bless❤️

  • Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all the friends and family of John David Raughley!!!! Being the sister in law of his son, John David Raughley Jr., I know that he is a beloved father that will be missed immensely. I also know that his grand babies, Jeremy and Sadie love their pop-pop so very much!!!! Although this is a very hard time for all, know that this special soul will forever be with you!!! All my blessings, Wendy McLeod and Family

  • Johnny.

    I miss you like crazy. I am so glad I got to see you on my last visit I can still see you eating that homemade veggie soup and raving on how good it was. Sorry I did not get to bring you your kielbasa. We will cook it and enjoy it as much as you would have

  • My deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones. Such a great sounding man and very well put together obituary.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • My sincere, grievances for immediate family,and passing of John.I personally have a lot of fond memories, fishing and spending family time with family. ( you all know,who i am talking about). I am, sincerely, grateful for the dedication of immediate family for his comfort and peace, you are angels.

  • We are very sad to learn that Johnny has passed away. We know he will be missed by all his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult time. Love from Canada.

  • Sending my deepest condolences to John’s Family and extended Family of Friends. May God Bless you all. John was always an outstanding person even as a child. He was always kind, and friendly. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Thank you he always spoke very highly of you guys .. John D Raughley III