John J. “JJ” Maichle, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John J. “JJ” Maichle, Sr.

Died August 9, 2019

          John J. “JJ” Maichle, Sr., age 87, of Hacks Point, MD, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019.

          John was born and raised in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry and Elizabeth (Getshall) Maichle.  He was proud to be an Army veteran and served in Korea from 1951 – 1952, being honorably discharged as a sergeant.  After being discharged from the military, John returned to work at General Motors, where he worked for more than 41 years.  Following retirement, he got to enjoy his wife, Martha, 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren to the fullest.

          John enjoyed to travel and anything outdoors, especially fishing, family picnics and crabbing with this brother, sons and his best friend, Les Carlton.  John, “JJ”, to his friends and family was the life of all gatherings and enjoyed the company of family and friends more than anything else.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Vincent) Maichle; siblings, Harry, Paul, James, Robert, Francis, Ralph, Catherine and Marie; granddaughter, Caitlyn; and great grandson, Grayson.  JJ is survived by his brothers, Thomas and Richard; children, Deniece, John (Sherrie), Stephen (Mary Alice), Larry (Lorraine), Peggy (Mark) and Roger (Margaret); and his friend and travel companion, Gail Lamb.

          The family would like to thank the staff at Broad Meadow, located in Middletown, DE, for their compassionate care and comfort during his stay.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE.  A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11:45 am on Friday, August 16, 2019, at St. Joseph Parish, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon.  Interment will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in JJ’s memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.


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16 Condolences for John J. “JJ” Maichle, Sr.

  • Peggy & Family
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. God Bless you all.
    Kathy (Phillips) Deitrick & Family

  • Sending Heartfelt Sympathy to the entire Family. JJ was a very special Guy and I am so very blessed to have been able to know him. Hold tight to all your Memories, they will help you all to heal. Sending Love and Prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss

  • Jj I always loved you and respected uu and will miss uu love uu and until we meet again rest easy

  • Jj u were a awesome man caring kind and funny .always the smile to light the room u will be missed and never forgotten

  • Redman and Family,
    Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow; please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
    Jim & Emma Barlow

  • Prayers for the family. So sorry for your lost.

  • Uncle JJ you will be missed you where as they say the life of the party. Hope you and Jerry don’t drink to much up there but have one hell of a party you and all your brothers.

  • Very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a good man, a good neighbor and a GREAT guy to have a beer with. He will be missed.

  • Sorry for your loss

  • JJ life in Hacks Point will never be the same. You were definitely the comedian of the clan!

  • Steve and Mary Alice, we are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Know we are sending love, prayers and strength your way.

    We love you

    Karen and Jeff

  • Sending my deepest sympathy to Cousin John’s family. He and his brother Harry were my favorite
    babysitters when I was a little girl. They would let my stroller go racing down the hill and run and catch it before it went in the street. I loved it but they told me not to tell Aunt Kat. Great memories! With sympathy, love and prayrers, Cousin Mary

  • My sincere condolences for your loss. JJ was an awesome person, I clearly remember him doing several push ups on his 55 birthday.

  • Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.

  • Thinking of all of you. Sorry for your loss.