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Richard “Rick” C. Stoops

February 10, 1955 - March 27, 2018

Richard Rick C. Stoops, age 63, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 10, 1955, he was a son of the late Coleman Stoops and Virginia (Abrams) Zanleoni.  Rick spent his career as a talented auto mechanic and proudly owned R & S Automotive.

Rick loved to be outside, whether riding his Harley Davidson or boating.  He was an avid sports fan, especially cheering on his beloved Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Orioles.  Rick cherished the times socializing and seeing local friends.  Above all he will be remembered as a loving father, companion, grandfather, brother and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Stoops.  He is survived by his daughter, Annmarie Reynolds (Brian) of Milford; companion of 14 years, Brenda Frederick of Newark; brothers, Coleman Stoops (Cathy) and Bruce Stoops (Oakley); sisters, Karen McCall (Ralph), Maureen Brown (Rod) and Denise Woosley (Scott); and granddaughter, Brianna Reynolds.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick’s name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 701 N Clayton St. Wilmington, DE 19805.

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  • Sorry to hear about his passing. Rick, hope that heaven has all the tools you need to keep the heavenly fleet up and running. Will miss you.

  • My beloved brother may you rest in peace as you join mom,dad and Johnny in heaven as we will all be reunited one day, so until then my brother you will be missed. With all my love – I will see you one day in heavens garage

  • So sorry to hear about Rick. Just spoke to him a few weeks ago. He was a great mechanic and a genuinely nice guy. Rip

  • So sorry for the loss of your brother.

  • Brenda it’s so hard to believe it’s been close to two years I MISS HIS HAY GIRL OR HAY FAITH WHTS GOING ON HOPE UR DOING OK HAVNT BEEN TO THE PUB MUCH THE NEEW GBABY KEEPS ME BUSY HOPE TO C YA SOON .N Too the family prayers r w u all :-\ Faith