Michael G. Schirling, Jr.

October 18, 1940 - April 9, 2019

          Michael G. Schirling, Jr., age 78, of New Castle, DE, and formerly of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

          Born in Bear, DE on October 18, 1940, he was a son of the late Michael G. and Marie (Manning) Schirling, Sr.  Michael worked for the former Boyer & Cruchley, Inc. in Delaware City for more than 20 years, retiring in 1999.  He also worked concurrently for Seaways in Delaware City for over 20 years.

          An avid sports fan, you could always find Michael cheering on his beloved Phillies and Redskins.  He had a deep affection for animals and enjoyed fishing trips with his friends.  Michael’s fondest memories were made during time spent with his family.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Doris M. (Hall) Schirling and brother, David Schirling.  Michael is survived by his children, Rhonda K. Pfarner (Jim) of New Castle, Michael G. Schirling III of Townsend, Elizabeth Leon (Donato) of Delaware City, Patty Lou Schirling of Chesapeake City, MD and Douglas L. Schirling of New Castle; siblings, Emma Jane Holm Menton (Rich) of Newark, Shirley “Bunny” Devonshire of Elkton, MD, Terry Schirling (Jodi) of Boothwyn, PA and John “Jack” Schirling of Atlanta, GA; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to Newark Elks Lodge #2281 – Care for Cancer, 42 Elks Trail, New Castle, DE 19720.


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9 Condolences for Michael G. Schirling, Jr.

  • I’m heartbroken. I’ve lost the most Wonderful Dad. He was my rock, always there for me. The only thought that helps is knowing he went to Heaven and is back with his Beautiful wife, my sweet Mom and his parents, brother and his Angel Granddaughter Stephanie. I will always miss and cherish his Love. God Bless you Dad. I LOVE YOU

  • My Big Brother. I will truly miss you it was always wonderful spending time with you. We were 16 years apart but you always took time for your little brother when I was growing up. I loved you so much 😪

  • I will always miss your teasing manner! You always made me smile. Rest In Peace brother.

  • Uncle Mike you will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Give Aunt Doris abig hug and kiss. Love you always your Myrtle the turttle

  • Borther Mike, I we’ll always remember that special, That caring heart,that warm embrace, you alway gave us. You was always quick and so funny like no one else.you’ll truly be missed. Lovr you. Baby Huey

  • I will never forget the times we spent together. Love you and miss you brother.

  • Rhonda. Our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. May the memories of your dad surround you always.

  • I will miss u pop pop fly high with them beautiful wings I wish I could seen you before u left but it be okay cause I no u right beside me at all times

  • Dear Rhonda and family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know how close you were to him. You, Timothy and Trevor are in my thoughts. I am glad you have a supportive husband to care for you during these heartbreaking times. Love, Kathy and Walt