Robert E. Cox - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Robert E. Cox

Born February 26, 1939

Robert E. Cox, age 74, of Delaware City, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 26, 1939, Bob was the son of the late William B. Cox and Mabel Harrison Cox. He honorably served his country in the US Army. Bob made his career with the PJ Fitzpatrick Company.
An avid music enthusiast, he loved playing the guitar, singing, and was a member of several local bands. In his leisure time, Bob enjoyed gardening. He was a devoted husband and father, and was happiest in the company of his beloved family.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ziemienieski Cox; daughter, Lisa A. Tanielian and husband, Michael of Camden, DE; and son, Robert E. Cox, Jr.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to their close friends, Ann and Bruce Kitchen, for the continued love and support they offered during Bob’s illness.
Friends may call from 6 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday evening, October 29, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A committal service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at The Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (


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  • Dear Cioci, Lisa, Bob, and Mike,
    We are sending our deepest thoughts and prayers from Colorado. We wish we were closer and could be there for you in person. You are on our minds and in our hearts. I will always remember Uncle Bob’s love of music, the stories he liked to tell (even the LONG ones), how much he was always interested in what was going on with me when we visited, his first visit to Colorado when John and I were married (AKA…western Nebraska) his many questions about Loveland that I couldn’t answer when you visited, and his obsession with his hair! (Sorry…couldn’t resist that one!). May your many memories give you peace in the days ahead. Rest assured that he is in a better place and is watching over all of you. Like I said when I called, I know a great party planner in Heaven! I’m sure she was a part of his welcoming committee! Love you all!

  • We are so lucky to have known Bob! He was a dedicated musician and a world class talent, always passionate about his music (as well as political views, etc). He was a mentor and friend to many of us. The most fun we ever had playing music was with Bob playing country! We are grateful that our daughter Melissa had a chance to learn and play music with him.
    He was a true artist. We’re sure they’re rejoicing in heaven to have such a great musician join them, and we can imagine how beautiful that music must be! His talent will live on through his inspiration to others.

    With our deepest sympathy to you and your family,
    Bruce, Ann, and Melissa

  • Aunt Phillis,
    I was very sad to hear Uncle Bob passed away. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you, Lisa, Bobby and all your loved ones. Uncle Bob….. what a wonderful talented singer and musician. I will always remember the whole band practicing at mom and dads house way back when. I am sure Uncle Bob was met by dad, a supply of hair care products and don’t forget a LARGE MIRROR as he passed through the gates of heaven! He will never be missed. My love to you all, Cindy

  • My message should say he will FOREVER be missed not never!!! I am sooo sorry for the typo. Cindy

  • Phyllis and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was an amazing man and musician. It was our privilege to have known him and been able to perform along side him. I will never forget all his stories about his family, music, and yes-even politics. We will surely miss him.
    Sincerely, Larry and Joey

  • Our deepest sympathy, he was the nicest person and the best neighbor our family has known.
    JFP and Diane

  • Dearest Lisa and Family,
    Audrey and I offer our deepest sympathy to you and your.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless you and the Family,
    John, Audrey, Joshua And Alicia