Joseph C. DeHoyos

September 26, 1965 - August 15, 2021

Joseph C. DeHoyos, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Kansas City, MO.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 26, 1965, he was the son of the late Henry and Marie DeHoyos.

He grew up and lived most of his life in New Castle where he was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and a devoted lifetime member of the Minquadale Fire Company. Joe retired from General Motors after 30+ years. In his free time, he enjoyed shooting guns and spending time with his family and friends.

Joe was an amazing father to his only child, Sara. He was there through every important occasion and provided loving support. The loss of Joe was completely unexpected, and the family is shocked and deeply saddened by his passing.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his siblings, Henry (Sandy). He is survived by his daughter, Sara; siblings, Ro Dennis (Gene), Bill (Cammy), Debbie Collins (Bob), and Barbara Sapp (Dan); fiancé Kristi Flack and many extended family members.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. 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 Joseph’s memory to Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.


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12 Condolences for Joseph C. DeHoyos

  • He is and always will be my hero
    I love you daddy

  • Gone but never forgotten… I will continue to do what I told you I would always do…

  • Joe, you left us way to soon. Make sure to say hi to ReRe , your dad and your brother for us. Don’t worry about anything here, our daughter is a strong woman and will get thru this hard time. I have Sara’s back all the way. Since you passed, we believe you have sent signs to us already. Like,how you liked them nasty beets? Well, you threw one on my salad the others day, that wasn’t nice, but I’ll forgive ya. Oh, and we are already receiving them “ pennies from heaven.” Enjoy you’re everlasting, pain free after life. We will all miss you here

  • I knew Joe & His Family I am a member of minquadale fire company. That’s where I knew Joe’s family from Joe was a great guy always willing to lend a helping hand. Joe was a friend too still in shock hearing this news. Joe will be dearly missed by Friends & Family. Till we meet again my Friend…….

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your fathers passing.
    Daniel Norvell

  • My thoughts and prayers to the DeHoyos family Joe was taken way too soon 🙏

  • Barbara and family , I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Prayers for you all as you move forward into the days ahead. May God bless you with peace. Dale Roberts

  • Sending condolences and prayers of comfort during this time of loss to Joe’s family as well as our brothers and sisters at the Minquadale Fire Company. Joe was a good man. I am still in shock to hear of his untimely passing. May God’s grace
    provide comfort.

  • Sara
    So sorry. Hold on to all those beautiful memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you
    Leslie and Len Williams

  • Sara, my thoughts and prayers are with and your family. Sending you hugs and prayers.

    Liz & Juan

  • I am very sorry to read Joe died last year. I still can’t believe it. To Roe and Gene, I am very, very sorry. To Sara, you were always his pride and joy and he loved you very much. To the rest of the family God bless.

    He was a good man with the best of intentions at heart.

    Very Sorry
    Dawn Bartholf
    I hope he sees Baron

  • RIP Mr. Dehoyos 🇺🇸✝️
    I never knew but thanks for your life’s work for GM and the fire services. My condolences to the Dehoyos family for your loss.
    Joe Vealger DeHoyos
    Carlsbad, Tx – Sanatorium, Tx
    USA !