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Mark A. Breeding

February 20, 1957 - April 23, 2022

Mark A. Breeding, age 65, of Delaware City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on February 20, 1957 he was a son of the late Ander F. and Catherine (Pasquino) Breeding. Mark graduated from Gunning Bedford High School and proudly served his country in the United States Merchant Marines and the United States Navy, where he was awarded a DD-214. He was stationed overseas for many years, once he returned back to the States, he was stationed at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and he retired in 1995 after 20 years of service. After his retirement Mark worked for security at Dade Behring retiring in 2010 after 15 years of service.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Mark was very active in his community, and held many leadership and elected positions. He was a member of the Lions club, and very active member of the Philadelphia Navy Federal Department. He joined the Delaware City Fire Company, Station 15 in May of 1973 and over his 49 years as a loyal member he served in many capacities, including, Board of Director, Fire Police and had the distinction of serving as our first Marine Captain. He served on many committees throughout the years, Co-Chairman of the Bar Committee, serving in this capacity for close to 15 years.  He put a lot of time, effort and love into serving on the Bar Committee. In recognition to his faithful service with the Fire Police over the years, in which he would also be one of the Top Responders, Mark was bestowed with the title of Fire Police Emeritus in 2019, becoming the 2nd member to be recognized with this prestigious honor.

In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne Breeding and David Breeding. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Julita (Mangubat) Breeding; loving children, Laura Covert (Dale), and Ander F. Breeding II; granddaughters, Julieta Covert, and Paige Covert; great granddaughter, Karaline; and siblings, Ander Rick (Connie), Laura Rafine, Louise Paiper, and Robert (Tami).

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at the Delaware City Fire Company, Station 15, 815 5th Street, Delaware City, DE, where a Funeral Service will follow at 2 pm. Interment will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marks memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online by clicking here.

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  • Miss you Brother love you so much

  • I was shocked and cried when I heard about Mark’s passing. When we were in elementary school he told me he loved me and always would and he did. I know to well the heartbreak of loosing a family member. I’m so sorry and praying for the entire family. RIP Mark.

  • SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF Mark he always had a smile on his face and never did he not say hello Meay he RIP.

  • Sorry to hear of Mark passing. Prayers to his Family

  • To Mark’s family…I’m very sorry for your loss. And to Mark…may you rest in peace my friend. We have many memories that go back many years !!

  • Louise Ricky Laura Jane I’m so sorry I know Mark was a handful of times but he was I love them everybody love them I’m so sorry I send my condolences to you guys I send all my love to you guys and you will be in my prayers

  • Mark, I am so sorry you had to leave us all too soon. I will forever cherish many fond memories that we shared throughout our years together as best friends. You’ll be missed dearly. You’ll always be in my heart. I love you, Brother.

  • You were all such a big part of my life in Delaware City. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of all of you in this time of grief

  • To the Breeding Family
    Mark will be missed by all he was a good person rest in Peace my friend.
    Love Joe

  • I worked with Mark at Dade Bering a good man and friend for the 15 years. We had a lot of good times at work,made the time go buy quick. He was a good man and person, sorry for your loss. Brian T. Eide