John Joseph James Haller - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John Joseph James Haller

August 9, 1962 - November 1, 2019

          John Joseph James Haller, age 57, of Bear, DE, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019, after years of battling cancer.

          Born in North Philadelphia, PA on August 9, 1962, he was a son of Marian (Garvey) Haller-Bacon and the late John Haller.

          John was raised in South Jersey and attended Kean University. After graduation, he moved to Brooklyn, NY and married his teenage sweetheart. They later moved to Northern Delaware and raised their two boys. John was always most appreciative of his family and friends. Most of all, he was incredibly proud of his children and their accomplishments. John enjoyed being a member of the Knights of Columbus and was very active with Boy Scout Troop 274.

          In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, by whom he will be dearly missed, Esther (Koster) Haller; sons, John Patrick and Thomas Haller; brother, Jeff Haller; sister, Meg Kennedy; and step-father, John Bacon.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am. Interment will be held privately in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church at the address listed above or to Boy Scout Troop 274, c/o Stephanie John, 304 2nd Street, Newark, DE 19711.


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  • Ester & Family, we will miss John and his help, and info from Troop 274 & the KoC. He was a good friend. We keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • John is a great friend and a great man, he will be missed. My condolences for you loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Esther, Johnny, and Tommy,

    We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Haller. He was so kind and thoughtful. Always willing to help anyone with anything. We’ll always remember the good times we had at Fatima with him, especially decorating with him during the holidays, and we will miss him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim, Tina & Jimmy Ramsey

  • My condolences to the whole family. You always have another family of support Esther at All Saints. My wishes for the best to all in this time of sorrow.


    Brandon Dougherty

  • John was the most engaged father. He could always be found at school helping with all the kids activities. Such a nice, friendly, sweet man. You are greatly missed.

  • My sincere condolences to the Haller family. John and I had many good times playing football in our backyards and ping-pong in our basement growing up in Cinnaminson.

  • Esther, Johnnie and Tommie,
    We were very sorry to hear of Mr. Haller’s passing. Our memories of Mr. Haller are so vivid seeing him always smiling and helping others. He was very kind, gentle and loved his family. He always supported his children in their activities. Mr. Haller was a wonderful person and he is at peace with our Lord and Savior. God Bless your family and we will keep you in our prayers.

  • Meg – I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. Please know our family is praying for you and sending our love.
    Carolyn, Sheldon and Lara

  • John was a humble servant of the Lord’s who passed away much too soon. He always had a kind word or a complement for you. I know he was very proud of his sons and loved his wife dearly. He will be missed by many but his memory lives on in the lives he touched. I was fortunate to have known him these many years at Our Lady of Fatima.

  • I was fortunate to get to know John through his sons’ activities. He was a friendly, engaging, and humble man as well as a devoted father. My condolences to the family on this untimely loss.

  • We mourn with you and are holding all of you “In The Light”.

  • It was my pleasure to serve with John in the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Fatima. Dedicated to his faith and family, he was an example on how to live one’s life. A man of reason and a keen sense of humor is how he will be remembered by me. He will be missed by many.

  • John, so glad you were part of our family, it was easy to see why my sister loved you. My hope is now that you will Rest In Peace after the last few years of struggle. Like my parents, I too will hold you “In the Light”. Peace Bro.

  • Oh John, you were my seat mate when I first joined the bank oh so many years ago. Your light was so bright and you made me laugh all the time.

    May your family and friends find the comfort they need and may your light forever shine forth my friend.

    Rest Easy,

  • John was a great guy. We were in several home rooms together. Prayers for his family.

  • I remember the days long ago, when we hung out at times. John was always a treat to be around. He will surely be missed. Rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family and close friends.

  • John worked for me for several years at HSBC/Household/Beneficial. As an employee he was one of the best. As a person he was even better. Over the years as I came to know him better I gained a great appreciation for him in terms of his professionalism and the way he conducted himself in all facets of his life. RIP John.