Patricia Jean Marvel - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patricia Jean Marvel

March 17, 1954 – September 25, 2017

Patricia Jean Marvel, age 63, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Patty was born in Wilmington, DE on March 17, 1954, and was a daughter of the late John L. and Eleanor R. (Jeandell) Marvel. A devoted homemaker, she made her career as a professional school bus driver for many years, employed with Davis Bus Company and the Red Clay Consolidated School District.

Creative beyond compare, Patty was a gifted crocheter and loved decorating for the holidays “ her home resembling a department store display. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, visiting the beach and sunbathing, and singing karaoke. Fondly referred to as Aunt Pat by her neighbors, Patty was loved by all. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and dear friend to many and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, Patty was preceded in death by her brother, John Marvel. She is survived by her children, Christine M. Wierzbicki (Donovan) of New Castle, Nicole L. Powell of Wilmington, and Ronald S. Rybicki, Jr. of Smyrna; sister, Jacqueline Ward; brother, Jeff Marvel (Joanne); grandchildren, Kylie, Tristan, Ethan, Miranda, Taylor, and Logan; and former husband and companion, Ronald S. Rybicki, Sr.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, September 30, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Patty’s memory may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.


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  • I love you so much MomMom. Dance with the angels…❤️

  • Dear Patty,
    We are just so heartbroken that you are not here in the physical sense, but finding solace that you are not suffering any longer, and in the arms of Our Lord! May God guide you, comfort you, and keep you in his loving arms! You are loved by so many! I am sure that you are joined by the many others that have ceased before us, the babies that were lost, your mom and dad, my mom, my step mom and dad, Mike, Tracey, Ethel, Ricky, the list is endless, and well, you have a whole damn party up there with you, and am also sure that they were all there to greet you into a new world, a world of peace, joy, painless and worry free. Just always know, that we will forever love you, as well as your children, grandchildren, sister, brother, nieces, nephews and friends!
    I am at a complete loss, you were such a big part and impact of my life! 48 years worth, and I do not take that lightly! Your presence will be greatly missed, and somehow, someway, I will find peace from within myself in knowing that you are safe and in the best care!
    To The Families And Friends Of Patty, you have our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences!
    Rest Easy Patty (Rish), And Keep On Smiling! ❤️

  • Nicole Powell and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. She is up in heaven now and not suffering anymore, looking down on y’all.
    Nicole and Ethan love you guys dearly.

    Love always,
    Kristin Bowden

  • Patty and I became grandmothers for the very first time together. It was a great bond between us. Patty was always fun to be with at any family gatherings. I will miss her so much. To her children, I know this is the hardest thing you have ever gone through so I am not going to tell what it will be like or how you should handle it. Everyone does what they have to do in their own way and that is fine. Your Mom was an incredible woman who passed through really tough hurdles in her lifetime but she always came out smiling. Patty the world is going to miss you but Heaven is blessed to have you. I will keep Patty’s family in my prayers. God Bless You All!!!! Love you….

  • I am truly sorry for your loss but she is in a much greater place and she will always be with you GOD BLESS HER SOUL

  • My dear friend you carry a part of my heart.I am so sorry you are the one who had the horrible thing called cancer,but you carried it with such grace.
    You are the reason Tim and I are together.,and even though we grew apart due to distance and getting though the things thrown at us in life we always picked up like it had only been a day. I envisioned you being met by my sweet Tyler and your brother and everyone who loved you on the other side. You were always there for every family member and every person down on their luck. You had the best laugh and were so pretty even though you never quite believed it( I know this from the many hours I watched you get every hair perfect and your make-up just right!) There will never be another you and I loved every crazy and fun moment you allowed me to share with you.I will miss you but never forget you. Your clam casino was the best ever made( plus all your other delious dishes. The world has lost a special light – every yellow Iris will make me think of you,every black bathing suit will remind me of you, and every time I walk bare foot I will think of you. There is too much to say but you know my words they are for us alone. Rest my dear friend and run my dear friend and be pain free my dear friend.To all your grand children and to Chrissy- Nicky and Ronnie all my love

  • Nicole Powell and family,

    My sincere condolences. Hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Chrisy, I am so sorry for your families loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.
    Deepest Empathy,

  • Aunt Pat,
    I love you. I know you’re not suffering any more. I can still hear you all the way from my house, on your kareoke signing. I wish i could be there. Its killing me that i wont be. We were like peanutbutter and jelly. We were with each other ever day just about. Just always remember your Becca love you. ALWAYS & FOREVER

  • Nicole Powell and Family
    Nicole, so sorry for your loss, prayers go out to you and your family.
    My deepest Sympathy.

  • Chrissy, I’m so sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You know if there is any thing you need we are here don’t hesitate to call.

  • Donovan and Christine,
    On behalf of everyone at Spacecon, please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

    Again, our deepest sympathy.

    Bob Yelinski and your Spacecon Family.

  • Nicole and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers for you all!
    – Rosemary Bell

  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. May the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.