Lawrence E. “Larry” Curlett - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Lawrence E. “Larry” Curlett

August 29, 1950 - June 26, 2023

Lawrence E. “Larry” Curlett, age 72, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side on Monday, June 26, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 29, 1950, he was a son of the late Wilbur E. and Mary Ellen (Bennett) Curlett. Larry was a graduate of the class of 1968 at Gunning Bedford High School as well as Delaware Technical and Community College in 1970. He also served 4 years in the Delaware Army National Guard. Larry worked for 45 years as a field administrator accountant at several companies including, Catalytic Construction Co., Raythern, Washington Group International and spent his final years onsite at the Delaware City Refinery location. After retirement, he enjoyed working part-time at the Christiana Cabela’s from their grand opening until February of 2020.

Larry was a true outdoorsman, spending all his free time in nature. He enjoyed hunting, waterfowl hunting, fishing, crabbing, and motorcycle racing, especially with his family and friends. Larry was a dedicated member of the Delaware Wild Lands, National Turkey Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, NRA, Brandywine Rod and Gun Club, and Delaware Enduro Riders. In addition to his memberships, he was also a Boy Scout leader of Troop 123. When Larry did spend time at home, he loved to cheer on his Philadelphia Eagles and watch NASCAR. He also enjoyed traveling and taking cruises with his best friends.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Curlett Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years. Susan Citro-Curlett; sons, Christopher (Casey) of Townsend and Gregory of St. Georges; brother, Robert (Kathleen) of Smyrna; grandchildren, Tucker and Blair; and many nieces and nephews.

The Curlett family would like to extend a special thank you to Delaware Hospice, Michele, Felicia, and Elizabeth for their excellent care and compassion.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. A funeral service will begin at 10 am on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center 2nd Floor Polly Drummond Shopping Center Newark, DE 19711 or online by clicking here, or to Delaware Wild Lands, 315 Taylors Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19734 or online by clicking here.


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24 Condolences for Lawrence E. “Larry” Curlett

  • My sincere condolences to the Curlett family for your loss. He was a great friend and will be missed by many. We shared so many good times together over the years.

  • Susan and family I am very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I worked under Larry at Peach Bottom and Puerto Rico for many years. My prayers are with you and the family.

  • Susan I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dear Husband Larry prayers for You, your Sons and all of your Family for Peace and Healing.

  • Susan, George & I are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!

  • Our deepest sympathy to Susan, Chris and Greg and family. What an awesome man he was. Andy and I have good memories of Larry and hanging out at the Curlett residence..🙂 We will miss him! God bless the family..🙏

  • So sorry for your loss. Larry was a great guy.

  • Thank you Larry for all the good times in the marsh! Condolences to family and friends. Xoxoxoxo

  • Press message rest in peace Larry you will be missed.

  • Dear Susan, my sister (Janice DiEleuterio) shared this beautiful tribute that was prepared for Larry. The pictures depict a very kind and loving family man who knew how to enjoy life. I am very sorry for your loss.
    Linda Bariglio

  • Susan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless you

  • I was so sorry to hear that Larry has passed away. Guess we’ve lost touch the last few years. Where has the time gone? I miss my work and all those amazing people I meant along the way! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers❤️

  • Susan, Chris & Greg
    The video presentation of your husband and father captured the very essence of the man that I knew. It was very moving, yet uplifting. I will never forget how kind he was to me.

  • Rest In Peace Larry.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a wonderful person and a lot of fun to spend time with. We served in the Photographic Unit in the Army National Guard together. We got a big laugh when we both discovered our mother’s were in the hospital giving birth to us. Larry beat me by a few hours as I was born on August 30. We spent many hours together and had some great laughs and memories together. I will always cherish the memory of his friendship and the dedication to his family. My sincere condolences to his family!

  • I am sorry Larry passed. We will met again. I am Marge and George Townsend foster kid. I live in San Antonio , Texas.
    I have not been in Delaware since Marge died May 26, 1981.

  • So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Sending thoughts & prayers for you and your family. Cherish the great memories and special moments you all shared. He is at peace and will be forever in your hearts❤️

  • Larry was the consummate professional in his non-motorcycle life. He was admired by his colleagues and in his various career stations, was one whose advice was often sought. He was a leader. Nancy and I knew Larry through his involvement with the Delaware Enduro Riders. In this part of his life, he brought his steady and professional demeanor to making that organization the best it could be. Even long after his injuries kept him from competition, he used his four wheeler to great advantage in designing and managing Enduro and Hare Scrambles courses. Again, Larry displayed his extraordinary leadership. Aside from this major facet of his life, Larry knew how to live his life to the fullest through his love of hunting, his commitment to the Boy Scouts and the care and well-being of his growing family. In the way he lived and competed and gave of himself, Larry was an example to emulate. Nancy and I count ourselves fortunate to have known Larry and Susan for the years they have shared with us. Condolences to Susan, Chris and Greg.

  • To Susie and family…….My deepest condolences on the passing of my friend, Larry. I so enjoyed working alongside of him at Cabela’s and talking “hunting stories” with him. He enjoyed catching those big fish when he went fishing with all of us. I will truly miss seeing him and talking to him. May he rest in peace as he flies high with the angels…..until we meet again.

  • Dear Susan, I am very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Sending condolences and prayers to help during this difficult time.

  • Thinking of the family. Larry was a nice guy. I knew him from Cabela’s.

  • Susan & Family,
    No sympathy is deep enough, no words are caring enough to take away sorrow. Just know that thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Larry at Madison several years ago. Larry was a good guy, a good teacher.
    My sincerely condolences at your loss.

  • I knew Larry through his brother, Bob. We all went to Gunning Bedford. I’m sorry for your loss. His virtual memorial is beautiful, as his life appeared rewarding

  • I send my condolences to Larry’s family. It’s been ages since seeing him but as remembered he was such a nice guy. Saw him last at Cabalas which was a while ago.
    I remember visiting with uncle Wilbur & aunt Mary Ellen. Very good pictures & enjoyed them all.
    My Dad’s mother was Suzie Curlett who I never met.
    I moved away so never knew Larry had passed till looking through the obituaries.
    My brother is David Nickle.
    Sorry for your loss may he rest in peace 🙏