John Earl Pennington
November 23, 1951 - April 15, 2023
John Earl Pennington, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Born in Chester, PA on November 23, 1951, he was a son of the late John E. and Mildred (Porter) Pennington. John dedicated many years as an electrician with National Vulcanized Fiber. Following his retirement, he worked as a bus driver for Christina School District. He was also a proud longtime member of Assateague Mobile Sportfishermen’s Association. John, more than anything, cherished the memories he made with his family at their beach house and time spent on his boat.
John is survived by his loving wife, Debra List Pennington; his son, John Pennington, Jr.; daughter, Brianne Maffett (Daniel); grandchildren, Jordan Whitt, Linda Pennington, and Jacob Pennington; and 1 great-granddaughter.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 4 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a celebration of life will begin at 4 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to Autism of Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201, Newark, DE, 19713 or online by clicking here.
38 Condolences for John Earl Pennington
The greatest gift god blessed the Maffett family and the Pennington family was a father worthy of remembrance. Through John P came a new bond between two houses and purpose to hold true the things we value the most, the love for one another. Our condolences to both families.
Charles & Marlene McAllister
We are so sorry for the passing of John. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Marlene & Charlie.
I am so sorry for your loss Deb. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Deb have been friends of mine for 26 years where their Summer home resides. I care so much for John and his friendship, his kindness, his loyality, all the atrributes that make a worthy man. “…cut his name out in little stars, and he will make the face of Heaven so fine, that all the World will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun…”
I will miss you dear friend, always.
My heart breaks all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Dear Deb, so sorry to learn from Suzann of the death if your dear husband. I send love to you and I am lifting you in prayer so you and your family know peace over these difficult days.
Deb and family,
Janet and I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
John & Janet Shaw
Willette & Derrick
To the Pennington Family, we are heartbroken for your loss and we offer you our sincerest condolences during this time. We’re sending you prayers of strength to help you to cope with devastating news. I’m confident that John Earl is with you and will continue to be with you always. Brianne and Dan, we love you and your family and we are here for you.
Deb- deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband . My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie so sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for you and the family. Love Sharon & Dick❤️
So sorry for your loss, Deb. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..
So sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts.
Sending love and prayers for your comfort during this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss – my heart goes out to you and your family.
Deb, and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you❤️🙏🙏🙏
Deb, I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray you are comforted by many beautiful memories you had together.🥰
We are so saddened to hear of John’s passing. We just spoke recently, and he was hoping to be on the road to recovery. We’ll miss our good neighbor. Rest in peace. Our condolences to John’s family.
Dearest Deb and family.
Condolences for the loss of your husband and dad and grandpa.
Prayers for all of you at this time of need. Much love…
I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you Deb, during this very difficult time.
Deb and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am very sorry to read of the loss of John. Try to be grateful for the time that you shared together and for the love you all continue to share with one another.
Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Wendy Chadwick
Bonnie & Keith Adkins
Bless your hearts. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has another Angel and he will always be with you and the family within. (((Hugs)))
Vivian Ann Allison
””””’deb: so sorry for your loss.Have talked to John a lot on the phone per Judy. So sorry. Aunt Viv
Dave and Susan Fye
Deb, we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Deb and Brianne
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Vanessa (McCall) Flemings
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband.
In sympathy and friendship,
We are so sorry for your loss . Prayers with you and family 🙏🙏
Dan and Maryanne Campbell
Was our neighbor for 21 years in Bay Vista MD. Every time I came to my beach house and John was there he made it a point to come over and speak to me. He has given me help whenever he saw me struggling. One time he and Deb came to my rescue when my car broke down in the Route 51 mall. He did it without hesitation.
John was a kind, generous, helpful, great neighbor. I’m going to miss him. So sad about him passing but I know he had all the attributes to easily make it into heaven! God bless you John!!
Dan and Maryanne
Terri Nicholaou Francino
I am so very saddened to read this. I knew John was ill but was hoping and praying all would turn out ok. Deepest sympathies to Deb and to his children and surviving family. I’m so sorry, Deb! So sorry. I wish I could be there to pay respects. No words are sufficient but know I am thinking and praying for you and your family.
Dear Deb and Brianne,
We are saddened to hear the news. We are praying for your family. Sending love and hugs.
The Priem Family
So sorry to hear about John’s passing. Just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deb, so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Chuck and Lou Ann
We are very sorry to hear the news of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of John. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family!
Barbara Myers Holman
Debbie, I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. There are no words that will take away the heartache. My heart also hurts for you. Please know that there are a lot of people who have your family in their hearts and prayers, and although it may be hard to believe at this moment in time, time does ease the pain. You will probably always feel that part of your heart is missing, but the pain will be eased. Call me if you need to talk…..we are members of the same hurtful club.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Deb and your family as you grieve and heal. He had a beautiful life and created a beautiful family. May those memories sustain you, always and forever.
Dear Deb and Family, I am so very sorry to hear about John’s passing. I remember meeting him at Bonnie (Beasley) Rumbold’s wedding. I’m very happy to have met this very special man in your life. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.
david john mikolajewski
Sorry to hear about your loss. My dearest sympathy to you and your family