Richard S. “Rick” Mueller
April 19, 1939 - September 14, 2022
Richard S. “Rick” Mueller, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
Born in New Haven, CT on April 19, 1939, he was a son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Macaulay) Mueller. Rick proudly served his country in the United States Air Force under the department of the Strategic Air Command as a B-47 bomber mechanic. He went on to make his career as a commercial painter.
Rick was dedicated to the Lord and a long-time member of Bible Fellowship Church of Newark. He valued friendships made at church, and he especially looked forward to “Thursday morning men’s breakfast” at Friendly’s with the guys. He also enjoyed nature and bow hunting. Woodworking, painting, and writing short stories happily occupied his time as well.
In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence Mueller and Neil Mueller. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Elaine J. (Studzinski) Mueller; loving daughter, Marlene Bonn (Jason); step-son, Allen Tibbitts (Darlene); grandchildren, Jaden Bonn, Kaitlynne Bonn, and Paige Burrows; brother, Gary Mueller (Sonja); and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Bible Fellowship Church of Newark, 808 South Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE, where a celebration of life will begin at 12 pm. Burial will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick’s memory to Bible Fellowship Church of Newark, Attention Benevolence, 808 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 or by clicking here.