Marvin Maxwell "Marty" Black - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Marvin Maxwell “Marty” Black

August 29, 1945 - August 23, 2022

Marvin Maxwell “Marty” Black, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Born in Lancaster, PA on August 29, 1945, he was the son of the late Lee Black and Winnie Mae (Badger) Black. Marvin, affectionately known as Marty or Pop Pop, graduated from Solanca High School in 1964. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Marty retired from Chrysler after 35 years of employment.

Marty loved baseball, he coached for many years and loved watching the Phillies (win or lose). He spent many evenings trying to guess the answers on Jeopardy. He could often be found making a trip to Wawa for his coffee. A family man, he cherished his time spent with his grandkids. Marty rarely missed a soccer game, softball game, volleyball match, or a dance recital.

In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara S. Black. He is survived by his children, Jason Black (Colleen) of Cape May, NJ, and Michelle McCullough (Kevin) of Elkton, MD; sisters, Babe Adkins, Ora Lee Moore, and Doris Bazell; and beloved grandchildren, Dakota Black, Jasmine Black, Keaton Black, Katelyn McCullough, Jordan McCullough, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.



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6 Condolences for Marvin Maxwell “Marty” Black

  • Marty a great friend who always had a smile on his face, loved his family and grandkids, will miss going to grankids sporting events with him and discussing the phillies baseball games, glad that he came our way

  • So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was loved by so many people. May his memory be a blessing! God Bless ❤️

  • Marty was a great neighbor over the back yard fence. He became known as “Farmer Brown” from one of the childrens’ books our daughters read and Marty’s extensive vegetable garden. Shelley babysat our daughters and played Barbies with them. May he rest in blessed repose and rise in glory to sing praise to God with all the heavenly host. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding pervade the lives of family and friends at this time.

  • Sending love and prayers to the entire family.

  • Babe, Thinking of you and your family regarding the loss of your Brother. Prayers and our condolences.
    Larry and Robin

  • We have such good memories of Marty (and his family). He had such a love of baseball. Carroll shares that love, as you know. So sorry for your loss. Good man, good life, good family. That’s what we all try to accomplish and he did. We will be out of town while you have the service and will be sorry to miss it. God bless you all as you grieve for this wonderful man.