Marcia Margaret (Gillespie) Schreiber - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Marcia Margaret (Gillespie) Schreiber

October 23, 1938 - August 7, 2023

Marcia Margaret (Gillespie) Schreiber, age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2023.

Born in Chester, PA on October 23, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Griffin Clyde Gillespie and Constance Marie (Cooney) Gillespie Diksa. Marica made her career at International Reading Association for 35 years.

In addition to her parents, Marcia was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert E. Schreiber, Sr.; brother, Kenneth Gillespie; and stepfather, Frank Diksa. She is survived by her daughter, Marybeth Schreiber, with whom she lived; sons, Robert Schreiber, Jr. (Gina) and Michael Schreiber (Robin Foraker); brother, John Gillespie (Barbara); sister-in-law, Diane Gillespie; half-sister, Joan Good (David); stepsister, Linda Llanso (Steve); stepchildren, Joyce Garland, Vicki Baughman (Larry), Jim Schreiber (Peggy), and Matthew Schreiber; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

The family of Marcia would like to extend a special thank you to AccentCare Hospice for their excellent care as well as Marcia’s granddaughter’s, Kate and Colleen.

All services will be held privately.


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15 Condolences for Marcia Margaret (Gillespie) Schreiber

  • Rob and family:
    Keeping you and yours in our prayers as you mourn and remember the passing of your mom. May fond memories help to soften the loss.
    John Lodge – NCCPD Ret.

  • Marsha was a great person. Worked with her for many years. IRA was never the same when she left. She made IRA a great place to work. Enjoyed many years going to the conventions she was in charge of. She took care of the people who worked and cared about them. Rest in peace
    Iona Muscella

  • It was such a pleasure working with you and your team at IRA. You taught all of us so much! May you rest in peace.

  • So sorry for your loss. Lovely lady!

  • Marcia led the Conferences Division at the International Reading Association so well for so many years. I have lots of fond memories of working with her at conferences across the world. Rest in peace!

  • Marcia hired me at IRA and was my greatest mentor, supporter, and friend. She gave me so many opportunities to advance and grow in my job. Marcia knew it all with conference planning. We had great times traveling to conferences throughout the states as well as internationally. It’s true, that the day she left, things were never the same. She fought hard for all the staff. Marcia will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend❤️

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.
    Marcia was a kind and caring person. We worked many years together. I have many fond memories of our travels together.
    It was such a pleasure to know her. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Bobbie, Marybeth, and Michael,
    I was very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was very special to me as a teenager. She showed me she could take care of a family and be an exceptional mom and wife. I always thought she was beautiful and dressed so well. I know she was such a great role model for me. I wish i had told her. However, I am telling you now. I loved her and your dad like family. And I loved you kids so much. God Bless you all! Love, Patsi (your best babysitter lol . Don’t tell my sisters)


  • MaryBeth, I’m so sorry reading the loss of your mother. Very beautiful tribute to her, with the slideshow of pictures and memories. You can always contact me, through the Messenger area; may you know the heartfelt sympathy and fellow feeling in you loss. Take care. Love, Charlene (Mark Barry’s sister)

  • My condolences especially to Marybeth, Robert , and Michael.
    Sid and I as neighbors had many good times with the Schreiber family through the years.

  • Dear Bob, Gina and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I’m sure she and all of your family made many happy memories together. May you and your family know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you. With deepest sympathies. Curt, Lisa and Curt Jr.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. What great memories I have of our families getting together on our treks to Florida.

  • My deepest condolences to Marybeth and her whole family.

  • Sincere condolences. I worked with Marcia on a number of record-setting IRA NW Regional Conferences and learned so much from her. She made hard work fun!