December 28, 1925 - February 9, 2019
Peter DeCesare, age 93, of Oxford, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Born in New York, NY, on December 28, 1925, he was the son of the late Anthony and Frances (Nardiello) DeCesare. Peter proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. After his service, he worked as an engineer for DuPont in Newark, Delaware, and retired after many dedicated years.
Peter had a life-long love of airplanes and enjoyed making large, intricately detailed models of WWII fighter planes. Although he grew up in the Bronx, as a boy he became a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan, and he remained one all his life. Peter liked taking trips and cruises, exploring places from Italy to Alaska. And he loved to cook. Peter was also an accomplished woodworker, building furniture and other treasures for his friends and family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel M. DeCesare. Peter is survived by his children, Patricia Baxter (Les), Lynda DeCesare and Peter DeCesare (Dottie); sister, Marion Ross (Lewis); eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE.