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.