Richard “Dick” A. Pyle, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard “Dick” A. Pyle, Sr.

September 28, 1938 - November 10, 2021

Richard “Dick” A. Pyle, Sr., age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Edward Madison and Ethel Marina (Buckingham) Pyle. He went by Dick, Dickie, Dad and the occasional, “Damn, you can smack that softball!” (508 ft. to be exact with one mighty historic swing–and with a wooden bat, to boot.)

After graduating Newark High School in 1959, he made it to the Philadelphia Phillies minor league team, but an injury ended his dream. He then made it to the Senior Olympic Softball Team, but old age retired him early. But as for the love of the game, well … that will never be taken from him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judith “Judy” A. (Pullin) Pyle; his hardworking sons, Richard “Rick” A. Pyle, Jr. (Debra Jo) of Middletown and Keith “Kip” A. Pyle (Kate) of Palm Harbor, FL; his loyal siblings, Lois Yoder of Newark, Kenneth Pyle (Debbie) of Bear, and Bruce Pyle (Jennifer) of Newark; and his deeply loved 7 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren.

All services were held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s memory to


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3 Condolences for Richard “Dick” A. Pyle, Sr.

  • Judy and family so sorry for your loss Dickie was my dad’s (monty) best friend

  • Judy and family I just heard the sad news yesterday on 06/28/2022. I am at a loss for words. The Pyles are like family and always will be…..Much Love……. God Bless to all. Larry & Dora Smyrna, Del.

  • A prized friend that anyone should be so lucky to be gifted with. Knew you for 53 great years. So many laughs, so much fun. In fact working with you was a blast. You were absolutely dedicated to your family, I know that for a fact. Will always miss you and think about you when I need a smile. Love to Judy, Rick, and Kip and all of your loved ones. Goodbye to a great man.