Robert J. McCloskey, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Robert J. McCloskey, Jr.

August 29, 1931 - July 19, 2016

Robert J. McCloskey, Jr., fondly known as Bob, age 84, of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 29, 1931, Bob was a son of the late Robert J. and Alice (Jeffries) McCloskey. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bob worked many jobs throughout his career and later retired from the Guardian Construction Company located in Bear, DE.

Bob was proud of his Irish heritage and will fondly be remembered as an Irishman to the end. He loved to travel all of Ireland with his beloved wife, Beatrice. Bob also enjoyed trips to Florida and visiting Disney World with his family. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his loving family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was known as a man who never slowed down. Bob was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Newark, DE. He was a dedicated member of Holy Family and formerly served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, James McCloskey, Charles McCloskey, Alice Taylor, and Grace Price.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beatrice R. (Manning) McCloskey; daughters, Linda Charles (Doug), Susan Perrone (Dennis, Sr.), and Maureen McCloskey; grandchildren, Jonathan Charles (Elizabeth), Katrina Pruitt (Christopher), Ian Charles, Sean Charles, Dennis Perrone, Jr. (Amanda), and Brandon Perrone; great grandchildren, Jordan Charles-Pruitt, Savanah Pruitt, Cody Pruitt, Isabelle Charles, and Arlee Perrone.

A committal service will be held at 1:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE, 19701.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.


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  • My condolences to the family during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please find comfort and hope in God’s promise found at Revelation 21:3, 4.

  • Maureen. …so sorry to hear the news of your dad’s passing. May he be resting in peace now! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  • Maureen. …so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May he be now resting in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Maureen,
    So very sorry to hear of your dads passing. I pray that God gives you the strength & peace you need to bear this great loss. May it comfort you to know that your Dad is resting peacefully in the Lords hands, until we all meet again someday.
    With love & friendship
    Monica Mazick-Lee

  • Very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Linda,
    Your father’s obituary was very nice. I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to your mom and all the McCloskey family. Your parents were always so nice to me. My sincere sympathy to all of you.
    Mary Ann

  • Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Hugs


  • Linda, Susan, Maureen & Family: My heart felt condolences on the loss of your Dad (Uncle Bob) to us.
    He will be sorely missed. He was a great man. A very caring and fun loving man. Another angel to add to that big group up above. Gob bless you all and I pray that God gives you the strength and courage to help each one of you through it all.
    Love to all Denise