Rickie Edwin Lake
Rickie Edwin Lake
Mr. Rickie Edwin Lake, age 53, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, at his home surrounded by his beloved family.
Born in Mt. Vernon, KY, on December 14, 1957, Rickie proudly served his country in the US Navy. In civilian life, he had been employed as a professional truck driver with Leaseway Auto Carriers. He was a longtime member of American Legion Post #17, Lewes, DE.
Rickie was well known for his warm and friendly manner; he truly loved people and delighted in the company of his family and his many good friends. In his leisure hours, he greatly enjoyed traveling (especially fun “road trips”), visiting the beach, cheering for his favorite Philadelphia sports teams, collecting interesting t-shirts and hats, and listening to classic country music.
He is survived by his beloved companion, Toni Lake; children, Phillip Lake, Danielle Gravell (Shaun), and Rickie Shawn Lake; stepsons, Chad, Michael, and Todd Kuczynski; mother, Bonnie Lake; brothers, Michael Lake (Monica) and Tracy Lake; sister, Theresa Siminari (Mike); grandchildren, Sierra, Ethan, Alexis, Shawn, and Grayson; a large and devoted extended family; and his pet dogs, Lucy and Shelby. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Edward Lake, and a son, Jason Lake.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm on Friday, September 16, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 1:30 pm. Interment will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1341 North Delaware Ave., Suite 209, Philadelphia, PA 19125 (215-425-8080).