Rafael Tirado - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Rafael Tirado

September 30, 1948 - September 5, 2023

Rafael Tirado, age 74, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Bushkill, PA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 30, 1948, he was a son of the late Rafael Tirado and Marcelina Tirado-Serrano. Rafael worked as a track repairman for the New York Transit Authority for many years. A true outdoorsman, he loved to go deer and bear hunting. Above all, Rafael cherished his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Rafael was preceded in death by his son, David Tirado; 3 brothers; and 1 sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara A. (Blair) Tirado; son, Richard Tirado (Stephanie); grandchildren, Richie Tirado, Ava Rose Tirado, and David Tirado; great-grandson, Joseph Tirado; 3 brothers; 1 sister; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A second visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm, following the first visitation, at the funeral home, where a memorial service will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be held privately.


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15 Condolences for Rafael Tirado

  • Ralphie was such a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss and your family’s loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sending our love and deepest condolences to you Barbara and your family. We will miss Ralph, Rest in Peace my dear friend Ralph.

  • Condolences for the Family
    Rest In Peace

  • Brother Rich I sincerely offer my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. You are in our prayers.

  • My deepest condolences to the whole Tirado family. I’m so sorry for loss, may God bless you all! 🙏

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Ralphie will be missed so much. He has shared so much love and memories to last a life-time. He will now live in our hearts.

  • Descansa en paz tio. Te amare por siempre. ♥️

  • Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Ralph was a lovely person who will be deeply missed.

  • To my uncle. Thank you for the laughs and amazing memories. You ment so much to me growing up and I am so happy you got to meet my husband. It was amazing to see you both bond and to know how great of an uncle you were to me. Thank you for everything. You will be loved and missed dearly. Thank you for watching over us and giving your kind love and advice. You are truly loved and missed.

  • Descansa en Paz Tío Ralphie te extrañaremos mucho, fuiste un tío especial.
    Te amaremos por siempre Michael y Madeline 🕊️🙏

  • Ralphie was a very lovely uncle, and it was nice meeting him and spending time with him when he was alive. Rest in peace, and my condolences to Aunt Barbara. I will miss Uncle Ralphie very much.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I was his next door neighbor and we would always greet each other with a smile when I would come back from school, he was always very sweet to me. I’m sending my prayers and condolences to the family!

  • My deepest condolences to you Barbara and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss, may God bless you all.
    Que Descanse en Paz!🙏🏻