Robert J. “Bob” “Poppy” Malinowski, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Robert J. “Bob” “Poppy” Malinowski, Sr.

July 24, 1939 - January 2, 2022

Robert J. “Bob” “Poppy” Malinowski, Sr., age 82, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at home after a brief illness.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 24, 1939, he was a son of the late Andrew S. and Kathryn (Tyrawsky) Malinowski, Sr. Educated in Delaware schools, Bob graduated from Wilmington High School in 1957 and received his Associate degree from Del Tech in the 70’s. He retired from the Dupont Experimental Station where he worked as a chemical engineer for 30 years, taking a 7-yr. hiatus to trap muskrats in the winter and crab commercially in the summer. His love of the water knew no bounds. After retirement Bob became active in Delaware City town government, serving on Town Council and as the vice mayor. He will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Sandra (Sherman) Malinowski; and brother, Albert Malinowski. He is survived by his four children, Andrea, Robert (Madonna), Beth (Dee), and Charles; seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Robert III, Julie, Alex, Sam, Casey, and John; two great-granddaughters, Eleanor and Noor; and brother, Andrew Malinowski, DDS (Patty).

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 12 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Alcoholics Anonymous, General Service Office, P.O. Box 2407, James A Farley Station, New York, NY 10116-2407 or online by clicking here.


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  • Robert and Charlie and family, I’m am saddened by the passing of your father. I always enjoyed talking to Poppy when I seen him around town. I always looked forward to buying some of Delaware’s City’s delicacy from him in the winter time. They were always some of the best rats from him. Also enjoyed listening to him and Robert bitch about crab prices. Poppy would some times deliver for Robert and Poppy’s favorite saying was “You know what it worth” . Robert and I would laugh at that all the time. Gonna miss seeing him around!!

  • To Beth Andrea Robert and sorry to hear of the passing of your father…use to talk to dad when I drove thru del city with my dad…..I remember babysitting you guys when you lived in JF…and of course could never forget Charlie’s doll mrs Beeley and of course the family dog Henry ..sending hugs and prayers to all of you

  • My sincere condolences in this difficult time, my thoughts and heart are with all of you.


  • Charlie and Family,
    Reese and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you have our deepest sympathy.

  • Lots of love to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.❤️