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Richard T. “Rick” Reusch, Jr.

June 27, 1971 - September 30, 2021

Richard T. “Rick” Reusch, Jr., age 50, of New Castle, DE, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 27, 1971, he was a son of Sharon (MacCord) and Richard T. Reusch, Sr. Rick loved the Special Olympics and participated in every event since he was 8 years old. He competed in 3 world game events, partaking in skating, swimming, downhill skiing, and many more events. Rick’s family and friends lovingly teased him that he needed another room for all of his medals.

He enjoyed listening to country music and lived for the Country Music Awards. Rick loved going on cruises and enjoyed all things Disney. He would have married Minnie Mouse if he was able to. An avid sports fan, Rick was known for mixing his sports teams, he supported the New England Patriots while donning a sweatshirt or other clothing that had Miami Dolphins on it. At any given time, he could be seen wearing articles of clothing from both teams at once. Rick had a smile that would draw you in. Unless he knew you, Rick was usually quiet but he will be fondly remembered for his laugh that was both melodious and genuine.

He was preceded in death by his Godparents, Sandra Stewart and Philip MacCord. In addition to his parents, Rick will be dearly missed by his sister, Cheryl Lynn Dunbar (Robert); brother, Robert Reusch (January); nephews, Robert Reusch, Jr. and Joshua Edgerton (Susan); Godparents, John Stewart and Geraldine Martin; foster sister, Elizabeth Chalifoux; foster niece, Sharon Samantha Chalifoux; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

 A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11am until 1 pm, on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rick’s memory may be made to Special Olympics Delaware c/o Wilmington Wizards, 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716.

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25 Guestbook messages for Richard T. “Rick” Reusch, Jr.

  • To all my dear family, Tiffany and I send you much love many hugs and prayers. We send our very deepest condolences. Ricky was a great guy and we enjoyed watching him
    Participate in Special Olympics. We have a huge hole in our hearts at his passing. We love y’all! May God Bless you and bring you comfort and peace ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏
    Tiffany Ann and Julie Ann MacCord Miller

  • Richard & Sharon sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. Another special person gone to early…Thinking about you & the family at this time..Brenda

  • My cousin u will be missed dearly,
    Not a soul could ever say anything bad about u, I’ll celebrate ur life knowing u got to go home…. I love u ricky

  • Rip Rick! May the dolphins win the Super Bowl in Heaven and you get to go. Say hello to my Mom.. You will be missed

  • To The Reusch family
    I am so heartbroken for all you
    Rick was one of my dearest friends I will remember our trips to disney world and cruises together and special Olympics .
    Rest In Peace my friend
    Love you .

  • The world has lost another of their shining lights. Rick was a bright, cheerful, loving person who will be greatly missef.

  • So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Rick!
    He was a good man and loved by many!
    Rip Rick!

  • Ricky I remember when we in 1983 in elementary school at Richardson Park and and went to the special Olympics with George, betly,and Scott m.we had the same room together in the Delaware state university in Dover, DE. We had a great time and a blast competing for the gold Metal I will always miss you and I remember that we enjoyed our time together in high school together your one of my best friends I had in my life and it’s very difficult for me even to let you go for the rest of my life.
    Sincerely,
    Robert Bolton

  • I am in total shock and deeply saddened at you passing Ricky. I know the size of the hole in my heart. I can’t even begin to imagine the depth of the hole your passing has left in your parents and siblings hearts. I pray that you are at peace and that the entirety of your loved ones will reach peace as they move forward with out you. You meant the world to me. I pray you will be able to spend time with your grandparents and aunt and uncle’s while praising God our Father in heaven.

  • To Rick’s family,We are so sorry to hear about Rick.We have a lot of good and funny memories of him. We will miss him.May God give you comfort and peace.
    Sharon McDaniel

  • My condolences to the Reusch family. God is calling Rick to come to heaven.

  • I am so so sorry for your loss! My heart breaks for you and your family!!!!

  • Remembering Ricky in the Special Olympics and cheering him and all the others on. Kathy and I became volunteers because of Sharon and Ricky. We enjoyed seeing them all cheering for each other. It is a very sad time now but heaven has him now. A wonderful angel smiling down to all those that loved him. Sharing all the pictures of him was a good remembrance, thank you. Condolences to the family.

  • Sharon and family you have our sincere sympathy in the passing of Ricky. We still talk of his good work ethic as an employee. Prayers are with you.

  • To the Reusch family. Sorry for the loss of Ricky. I know how you feel. I lost my mom back in July. May God comfort you. I worked with Ricky at MBNA/ Bank of America in Support Services.

  • My Heart Brakes for My Brother and My Sister in law and My Nephew and Niece HUGS N LOVE TO YOU ALL
    Ricky YOU WILL BE MISS SO SO MUCH I LOVE YOU
    R.I.P RICK and watch over all of us TILL we meet again

  • Hello Richard and family, I send my condolences to you all upon hearing of the loss of your son. I’ll be keeping you all in my prayers asking God to give you comfort. May God Rest His Soul In Perfect Peace, AMEN.

  • My prayers go out to the family God loves you and I love you thank you for all that you’ve done for me Ricky was a good friend he will be well missed I am going to miss talking to him on the phone about football and the music awards he was a great person to be around keep your head up God is looking down on the family I love you guys always and God loves you too your friend Sharohn howard

  • Words could not describe how profoundly saddened and shocked I was at hearing of Rick’s passing. My heart is broken. My sincere condolences to you Sharon, Dick, Cheryl, Rob and all of your extended family. The world as we knew it will never be the same without Ricky in it. I’m grateful for all the many wonderful memories I have to hold on to. Love you Rick.

  • I am just getting around to look at Sunday’s paper and was shocked to hear about your son. Can’t imagine the sorrow you are going through. Glad to have gotten to speak to you and Rick at the fishing tournament. You are in our prayers.

  • Rich and family my deepest sympathies on the loss of your son. May he RIP. Always Doug

  • Ricky I love and miss you he was a wonderful person inside and out.

  • I love u sooo much, so sorry I’m not there …… I love u all

  • I’ll always remember his laugh and the kind and generous person he was RiP Ricky I’ll miss you

  • Rickey was a great guy always said hello to everyone everyday I miss his smile good sense of humor and friendly.