Lawrence H. “Larry” DuHadaway, Jr.

July 20, 1947 - July 16, 2018

Lawrence H. “Larry” DuHadaway, Jr., age 70, of Millsboro, DE and formerly of Christiana, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 20, 1947, he was a son of the late Lawrence H. and Aileen (Thomas) DuHadaway, Sr. Larry attended Christiana High School. Following graduation he enrolled in the U.S. Army and proudly served in the Vietnam conflict from 1966 ““ 1968. Throughout his career, Larry worked for Wilmington Fire Department as a chief engineer, A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital as a transportation director, J.J.I.D Construction as a welder and Delaware State Police as a dispatcher.

Larry was an honored lifetime member of the Christiana Fire Company, dedicating 51 ½ years of service. He was also a member of the Mason Hiram Lodge No. 25, A.F & A.M. in Newark. Larry enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, boating and crabbing. Often called “The Mayor of Pot Nets Bayside,” you could always find him helping his friends. His fondest memories are the moments spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy DuHadaway and sister, Sandy Faulls. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth A. (Davis) DuHadaway; daughter, Kelly Maniscalco (Mark Sporay); son, Larry “Bub” DuHadaway, III (Kristy); son-in-law, Frank Maniscalco; grandchildren, Madison and Matthew Maniscalco and Koryn and Shane DuHadaway; sisters, Nancy McConnell and Holly Sharp; goddaughter, Amanda Faulls; godson, Donny Reyburn; 26 nieces and nephews; 4 brothers-in-law; and 5 sisters-in-law.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Christiana Fire Company, Station 12, 2 E. Main Street, Christiana, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Christiana Fire Company, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at 2 pm in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018, where family and friends may gather from 4 pm until 7 pm, at Pot Nets Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Millsboro, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to Christiana Fire Company, Building Fund, Station 12, 2 E. Main Street, Christiana, DE, 19702 (donations will be allocated for the museum expenses).


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35 Condolences for Lawrence H. “Larry” DuHadaway, Jr.

  • Larry was a good person always great with and loved too tell stories about his fire service experiences.

  • You were a very sweet and funny person. You will be missed by so many. Sending hugs to the family.

  • So many of my fond memories to count. I believe the sky has opened up and is crying ( rain ) because you are joining so many other loved ones who missed you. Until we meet again.

  • You will be so missed my friend!! Prayers &
    Love to the family, who he loved so dearly.
    Until we meet again….❤️

  • Rest in peace Larry. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

  • A real true delaware legend has gone to the big station up above. Larry was a good friend, always enjoyed being around him. Great person and enjoyed driving the ALF from Christiana. Always willing to help anyone with anything. When Five Points recovered our 1932 Howe/Gramm, Larry came to the station to see if he could help us get the old girl running, and that he did!!!!! squirell hairs, bunny hairs, acorns and all came out of the exhaust. Thanks Larry. He will be missed by not only his family but the entire fire service famlies that he touched. Larry go rest in peace, we’ll take it from here. God bless the family.

  • Only met him a few times his father Captain Larry worked for me a few years as a welder at my machine shop in Clayton and was a close friend as well. Rest in peace and God bless

  • Rest in peace BUDDY May the GOOD LORD Take a Liking Too You As I Have

  • God Bless you Larry. Rest In Peace!

  • Libby, Joe and I loved Larry and his many jokes and light hearted spirit. Our prayers go out to you now. Larry will be remembered by so many because he touched so many hearts. Rest in peace, Larry.

  • A lot of great memory’s with Larry on the fire ground. I will miss him. God bless

  • RIP Larry. Always found laughter in our talks. Rest well old timer

  • May you rest in peace Larry. You will be dearly missed, I will miss all of your jokes and your great sense of humor. Sending prayers to your family that you always held so dear to your heart.

  • Larry was a great person and friend. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. I’ll especially miss all his jokes. Rest in peace Larry. Thoghts and prayers to the family.

  • Going to miss all your helpful advice and silly jokes when you would drive by my house and stop and chat! You will be missed my friend. Love and prayers to all the family.

  • My condolences to my fire company family. My heart is broken for you all! I remember your dad/husband fondly. My parents cherished him as a friend and I can only be sure of the fact that they’re all in heaven together causing one hell of a ruckus and celebration!

  • Your passing is leaving a big void because you gave so much to others, your family, and the community. You’ve left us with great memories and stories to tell (no b/s!) Rest easy, Larry. We’ll take it from here.

  • So sorry for your loss, God bless you. Larry it was always a blast either at the firehouse, your house or a parade I will miss those moments but charish them as well ,MISS YOU BUDDY.

  • Rest in peace Cousin Buddy.. You will Be sadly Missed♡ & NEVER forgotten.. God Bless ♥️♥️

  • Larry , so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like your mentor and you have really followed in his footsteps.

  • You will be missed …rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers going to Libby and family and your extended community of friends. Until we meet again.

  • Libby and family
    My heart is broken for you as i consider larry to be part of our family also and it breaks my heart to know such a beautiful caring soul has left us there are far too little of them left in this world. I hope you can find comfort in the fact that he is at rest and with god and his aliments are healed. I looked forward to him greetiing me within my arrival at mom and dads. He could always make you smile or laugh when theres wasnt anything left in your world to do so about!! Pot nets will not ever be the same again and i will miss him dearly . Praying for peace and comfort int the upcoming days and weeks.

  • Larry was a great guy glad to have the honor to know him Chris Mike and berny amoroso

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing…he certainly was one of a kind! Always willing to lend a hand…and always able to make me laugh…just a great guy. I am in Colorado and will miss his memorial service…but please know that I will be thinking of all of you. Deepest sympathy and fond memories…take care…rest in peace my friend…

  • Libby,please except our condolences to you, your Children and Grand Children.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will continue praying for your entire family
    in this time of sorrow. Rest In Peace Bud.

    Frances and Ramona

  • I’m so glad I moved back to the beach.. you coming over and we would talk about anything and everything..just you and I..I will cherish that time together..I will miss you forever❤️❤️your heartbroken sister

  • Our thoughts are prayers are with you all. Praying that God will give you comfort and that you will find peace in Him.

  • Libby,

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. We Go back a long time and spent many nights at Christiana Fire Company over the last 47 years.

    Will miss you an all the Good Times we had. {REST IN PEACE BUD}

  • From Richard Alvey – Past Chief, Reva Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co.16. The DuHadaway family,which we fondly called “Our Delaware Connection” is one of the reasons that our station stands today, In our early days Larry & Libby , along with many other wonderful Delaware Firefighters “Adopted Reva” and supplied us with Engines,an ambulance,turn out gear, nozzles and all types of needed equipment. Our “Bay Doors” on our building TODAY came from Brandywine Hundred Fire Co. Larry, Libby and many others made numerous trips to Virginia , always bearing gifts! It was like Christmas, never knowing what was in the trunk or in the back of their vehicles. And when they called,we hit the road to Delaware,always taking time to break bread together and enjoy a Philly steak,Crab Omelet or a plate of fried Smelts!! I can never thank the many people & Delaware Fire departments for all the hard work,caring,love and devotion to help our department get off the ground.. Today Reva Fire & Rescue is one of Culpeper County’s finest departments because of the dedicated, caring work of those amazing men and women from the Great State of Delaware.

    To the DuHadaway Family, May God comfort you at this time and know that Larry is with God. Our Station and Our Home is always open to you. Richard and Donna Alvey

  • Larry, you were one of a kind. Friend, father, humorist and community servant. Your generosity reached beyond yourself in helping those you knew and those you didn’t. You never stopped giving and your departure to the next life has left a very large gap here on earth. To Libby, Kelly and Bub, I can’t tell you how sad I and many in the fire service family are by Larry’s passing. I first met Larry in 1976 and we’ve been friends ever since. His family devotion, commitment to public service, his humor and sometimes his ornery side are what I’ll miss the most…and of course the stories he would tell. No one told a good story the way Larry did. Larry was a fire service legend of the old school, the irreplaceable type.

  • Libby and family,
    Kenny and I are so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love always, Joan

  • Libby, so sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. May you have God’s peace as you face the future.

  • To our great friends and our firefighter family from Delaware – we were so fortunate to have met so many of you in the time we were starting Reva Fire and Rescue, Larry was one of the first we met, his personality and quick wit made us feel like we had known him forever. Such a great and generous man who would lead us to attending the Delaware state firefighter parade with the Mack Eng 113 from Christiana. Our hearts are sad but knowing that Larry is in heaven and teaching everyone the chicken dance as he and Libby did at our station. A true Blue Hen from Delaware, God has received a wonderful person. God bless Libby and his family and friends. Bob Wallach Past Chief Reva Fire and Rescue

  • Libby,
    I was so saddened to hear of Buddy’s passing, we were away until yesterday when Judy told me about it, otherwise we would have been at the services. He was a great cousin and always happy go lucky with the infelicitous laugh. I am sure he will be missed by many.
    If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to let us know.
    Bill & Terry

  • The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away and the Lord certainly did giveth one humdinger. Larry was one of the funniest most pleasant individuals I ever knew. He also had one of the kindest most gentle spirits God ever created. Their are 7 billion people on this planet and I thank God for having Larry and I cross paths. Even though the time we had as friends and brothers was short I will always cherish the time we had. I love you Mr. Clean. I’ll miss you. Remember, Death is just the beginning of life eternal.