Peter DeCesare

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.


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8 Condolences for Peter DeCesare

  • Always in our hearts…

  • I could not help but be profoundly moved by the beautiful video of Uncle Peter. Mom’s birthday just passed, and she and dad were everywhere. I am sure they are all together : Uncle Peter,Aunt Ray, Justina and Chet…toasting each other and the exceptional lives they led. lots of love, Debbie Craig and doggies

  • Sorry you were unable to return to your apartment on the 2nd floor of Vista Ridge West. You were such a gentleman and we have missed you. My sincere sympathy to your family.

  • To Pete and all of your family, I offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your father…a great man. I am truly sorry for your loss. Keith Berry

  • Thinking of you with deepest sympathy for your loss. Thank you for sharing the lovely video with so many poignant memories.

  • What a beautiful pictorial tribute to a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time. I was blessed to have known Pete for over 50 years and have many great memories. We shared many nice visits over the years. He was a very talented guy with some interesting hobbies. Thanks for serving our country, Pete. Rest in peace in your heavenly home, my friend. I’ll miss you.

    Sincerely, Terry Daily

  • What a wonderful tribute for a life well lived. Love to my good friends Les & Patti and their entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Growing up across the street from you guys in Windy Hills was the happiest of times for all of us. I watched your dad’s tribute several times, each time moved to tears. They’re all together again watching over us.