Joseph F. Marcin - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joseph F. Marcin

Born November 27, 1925

Joseph F. Marcin, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Born in Essington, PA, on November 27, 1925, Joseph was the son of the late Frederick and Anna Marczysin. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army Air Corps. Joseph was the longtime owner of the Red Lion Inn located in Bear, DE.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, crabbing, boating and hunting. Joseph loved bowling, shooting pool and Old Milwaukee beer. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who adored spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Florence J. Sally (Kocinska) Marcin; sons, Mark Marcin (Lisa) of Bear, DE and David Marcin (Sharon) of Middletown, DE; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Thursday morning, March 19, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


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7 Condolences for Joseph F. Marcin

  • Sorry to hear about Pop’s passing. He was a great friend, hunting buddy and crabbing partner. He was also a pretty fair barkeeper. My sincere condolences to family and friends. He will be missed!

  • Mark and Lisa,
    Although I never met Joe, the obituary speaks to a full and wonderful life lived by a great man. I guess you had him for a long time, but it is still hard to let go. Please ccept my sympathy for your loss.

  • The Marcin family
    We are very sorry for your loss. Shared lots of great times at the Redlion with pops. He’ll be greatly missed

  • Dear Dave and family, So sorry for your loss.Hope to see you soon.Mike

  • Dave
    My condolences to you and your family;
    “Pops” was a nice man he could make me laugh within 5 minutes of being in his presence may the Lord comfort your mother and yourfamily during these dark hrs.After awhile the sun will start peeping through the clouds again and the storm will be gone my brother. Peace


  • Dear Sally and family. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Joe. I have fond memories of spending many a Saturday with my dad and Joe going crabbing. I also remember babysitting your boys and also the fun times we (mom, dad and I) had with you and Joe. I wish you comfort and peace in your sorrow. With Much Sympathy, Margaret Butera (Hawkins)

  • So sorry to hear of “Pop’s” passing. He was a wonderful man and a good friend to many. He always treated me with kindness knowing I was his friend Bill Steele’s daughter. My sincere condolences to the family and all his loved ones. I’ll never forget him or the good times spent at Red Lion Inn.