Richard M. “Michael” Cushner - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard M. “Michael” Cushner

August 22, 1965 - February 4, 2022

Richard M. “Michael” Cushner, age 56, of Dover, DE, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022, from a 11 month battle with Multiple Myeloma and COVID.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 22, 1965, he was a son of the late Richard M. Schwalb and Carolyn (Allen) Cushner. Michael worked as a mechanic. He spent countless hours restoring watches and fixing things, he loved to work with his hands. Michael was also quite artistic and loved to draw. Above all, he cherished time spent with his family.

Michael is survived by his wife, Lisa Emerson Cushner; children, Michael Wisniewski (Brittany) of Middletown and Chase Cushing of Wilmington, NC; stepchildren, Nicole Williams of Dover and Jason Ruhl of Newark; grandchildren, Kyhlie, Aubreeh, Caleb, and Carson; siblings, Jeff Cushner (Debbie) and Kim (Danny); and a host of aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Adam Binder, Dr. Chris Terry and the nursing staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, especially Meghan. They have truly been wonderful throughout this whole process.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, February 14, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to the Go Fund Me page set up to help with funeral expenses by clicking here.


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7 Condolences for Richard M. “Michael” Cushner

  • No words can express what I feel. I’m so heart broken…all he ever wanted was a family…lisa you gave that to him thank you for EVERYTHING you did for my brother we are forever grateful. I love you. RIP Mike (ditty) I love you brother. You will forever be missed ❤❤❤❤

  • Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mike. I remember him as a happy and fun guy to be around. It was many years ago, but the thoughts still linger. Rest in Peace…until we meet again. 🙏

  • God bless your loving husband. May he rest pain free and in heavenly peace 🙏🏻 May God’s arms comfort you🙏🏻 Love Bev & George

  • So sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers🙏🙏🙏
    R.I.P 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  • Mike loved being part of our family, he loved us and we loved him. He was so much in love with our daughter and he reminded her of that everyday. He would always tell her how amazing she was and how beautiful she was. He told her he could have not be able to go through his illness without her support. He didn’t want to leave Lisa but God had a different plan for them. Rest in peace Michael and know that you were loved and will be missed. Mom & Pop

  • I’ll always remember you helping me learn how to swim in mommom Allens pool. You were the best crazy, fun cousin. May you rest in peace Mike.

  • My deepest sympathy and prayers for his family. 🙏🙏🙏