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John Joseph “Hollywood” Hargan, Sr.

December 9, 1956 - August 7, 2021

John Joseph “Hollywood” Hargan, Sr., age 64, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on December 9, 1956, he was a son of Jacqueline M. (Jeandell) Hargan and the late Howard E. “Biggie” Hargan. Hollywood retired from Chrysler as an automaker.

He loved music, cars, and riding his Harley Davidson. Hollywood loved being around the water, especially the beach. He enjoyed fishing at White Clay Creek, and would go crabbing anywhere he could drop a pot. He was excellent in the kitchen, and enjoyed cooking for his large family.

In addition to his father, Hollywood was preceded in death by his sons, John J. Hargan, Jr. and Michael W. Prang; and brother, William N. Hargan. He is survived by his daughter, Kira A. Wood (James); grandchildren, Keirsten M. Hargan, Nick Blankenship, John J. Hargan III, Kaidence A. Wood, Jaelyn M. Wood, and Kinzley G. Wood; great-granddaughter, Leila Hargan; siblings, Howard E. Hargan (Patty), Anthony M. Hargan, Kenneth R. Hargan, Steven R. Hargan, and Donna M. Zink (Dennis); fiancé, Sandra K. O’Dell; step-daughters, Angela D. Zito and Jessica L. Rivera; 8 step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 4 pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 4 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hollywood’s memory to Faithful Friends, Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or online by clicking here.


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26 Condolences for John Joseph “Hollywood” Hargan, Sr.

  • John was a great neighbor and friend he will be missed deeply

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you!

  • You were always the best, will miss your friendship and humor. RIP brother.

  • The loss of your loving, caring smile and sense of humor will be missed dearly by myself and many others. Rest In Peace John, ❤️

  • Hollywood RIP you will be truly missed. You were awesome friend and coworker. Would give the shirt off your back. Thoughts and prayers to family.

  • So deeply sorry to hear about John he was a good friend I will miss him, my sincere condolences to his family.

  • Good Times John.
    We grew up together
    You in Fox Chase and Me in Tanglewood.
    We both were employed at Chrysler and retired together.
    Good Times Hollywood🙏

  • Take care of our Son 😞❤️

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Hollywood was a great guy, had a great sense of humor, funny, always there to cheer someone up, would bend over backwards to help anyone. Just an all around GREAT guy! He will be missed dearly. Prayers coming your way. God Bless!

  • Steve……so sorry for your loss I will keep ur family in my prayers ,sounds like he was a true family man and those are hard to come by

  • R.I.P. to a sweet and gentle soul, you will be missed

  • RIP John, what a good person you were, going to be missed

  • My prayers and condolences for the family and friends of Hollywood my friend you will be missed.

  • I will miss you..deepest condolences to the Hargan family and friends. Peace and blessings to you!
    My husband was a CHS 74 graduate too. Surely missed & I’ll never forget your kindness & humor!
    Hollywood, you were one of a kind! Rest Easy with God, Jesus & the angels dear friend!

  • RIP my friend! Its been a minute since we last talked, and I already missed that! Knowing that we will never talk again is painful! But you will be with your son and Kenny. Will catch you on tthe flip, my friend! Save me a spot!

  • Rip John

  • Rest In Peace my friend….Your smile will be missed.

  • He was always happy when we talked no matter what problems he faced. He was also a good neighbor. you will be missed.

  • Johnny was a great friend and coworker . We worked together for over 30 yrs. He was always smiling and laughing. RIP ” Hollywood “

  • RIP John

  • John sure loved his recipes, music etc … Sincere condolences to his friends & family ( so sorry Kenny ) !!! He worked with my Dad at Chrysler too … I lost my only child recently and he was one of the first ones to contact me !!! He will be missed – especially on Facebook … Christiana HS 74 – Go Vikings !!! Til we meet again John … Ed & Patsy Peace Wyant & Teresa Peace

  • So sorry for your loss….sending prayers out to his family and friends. Hollywood will be deeply missed.

  • A friend who always had a great smile and a warm welcome!

  • Rest In Peace Hollywood. Had a blast working with you all those years. You will be missed!

  • Hollywood, you will be missed. You’ve been a great friend over the past ten or twelve years. You’ve always been there for me anytime I needed you. I’m going to miss our Friday night’s together. We’ve had some great conversations. You were a true friend 😢

  • I loved you so much my very dear brother friend. You will always be
    in my heart! My deepest sympathies to the Hargan family! ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻