John P. Denham, Sr.

November 4, 1966 - June 18, 2021

John P. Denham, Sr., age 54, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 4, 1966, he was a son of Nancy Marie (Slaughter) Gabel and the late James Calvin Denham, Sr. John worked for 33 years at Boeing Defense and Space as an aircraft technician and was a member of UAW Local 1069. He enjoyed helicopters, trains, airplanes and traveling. John was a talented cook and liked to spend his spare time gardening. He loved fixing things around the house and considered himself a Jack of all trades. 

In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Denham. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Kristina M. (Hamilton) Denham; mother, Nancy Gabel; children, John P. Denham, Jr. (Mollie) and Stephen A.  Denham (Katelyn); grandchildren, Rylind Denham, Savannah Denham, Mason Denham, Charlotte Denham and Weston Denham; brother, James Calvin; nieces, Faren Milligan and Kassie Denham; nephews, James Calvin and Anthony Denham; and mother-in-law, Janet Husted.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Monday, June 28, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, Attn: Jeanette Hayes.


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6 Condolences for John P. Denham, Sr.

  • So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace John and fly high with the Angels.

  • In a moment like this, words fall short. So many feel the loss. And many memories will be precious.

  • Thank you John,
    Your presence in my life has been a blessing that I will forever be grateful for. When obstacles of life were thrown my way, you offered a shoulder to cry on. A parental love during my illness, you assisted in nurturing me back to health. Guided by your wisdom, I have become a better person. My Dads best friend, and a second father to Carisa and myself. Our lives will never been the same. Thank you John.
    I love you!

  • John the memories of you will always live on in our hearts.

  • Uncle John you have always held a special place in my heart. You always looked out for me when you looked after we. I’ll never forget the memories and fun times we made with u. Me and johnny and Stephen and you had fun when we were kids. You were the best uncle a girl could ever have. I’ll always love ya uncle John. Your now a rockstar in the heavens and a diamond in the night sky. R.i.p uncle John love ya

  • John you will always have a place in my heart. You always live in my hear