Robert M. Malone - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Robert M. Malone

Born September 22, 1935

Robert M. Malone, age 82, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

A lifelong Delawarean, Robert was born in Wilmington on September 22, 1935, and was the son of the late John L. and Wanda Malone. He proudly served his country as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard. Robert was employed as a foster care worker for the State of Maryland, and then in Human Resources for the DuPont Company, Havag Industries, and Hercules, Inc. While he spent most of his career in human resources, he found his work in the foster care system to be the most rewarding.

Robert was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle. He was an avid self-taught photographer, and especially loved being outdoors while photographing nature. He donated over 1000 pictures to the Delaware Historical Society, where many are displayed for visitors to enjoy. A train enthusiast, Robert was a member of several locomotive associations. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing and looked forward to his annual trip to Ladies Lake in Medford, New Jersey, where he spent many happy hours with friends. Above all else, Robert was a devoted father, brother, and grandfather who will be lovingly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael S. Malone. Robert is survived by his children, Patrick L. Malone (Meredith Zeitler), Linda M. Malone, and Julieann Lorang (Peter); brother, Thomas Malone (Mary); sisters, Paula Sigafus and Mary Eileen Malone; and grandchildren, Andrew, Justin, and Kevin Malone and Angelique, Michael, and Nicholas Lorang.

A funeral mass will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may gather from 11:00 am until 12 Noon. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


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11 Condolences for Robert M. Malone

  • We are glad to have know this gentleman. You will be missed greatly. Godspeed Deleware Bob…

  • Sorry to see you go but you’re with pop now my condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss

  • Thank you for the years and memories and sharing the best parts of your world Bob. At the campground. We all loved you and will miss you and there will always be a place at our table for you. Rest in peace

  • The world was a better place because he was in it! Godspeed Delaware Bob, Rest easy, you went long!!

    You may be Gone, but never forgotten my friend……

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your father! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time…

    We loved him very much!!!

    Mary Beth and Martin Caporelli

  • My whole family and I will miss Bob terribly he was such a huge part of the Lady’s Lake campground with his love for nature and photography which he shared with everyone who knew him God bless you Bob and Rest In Peace

  • We are sorry for your loss. No words can ease your pain as you try to adjust to a world w/out Mr. Malone.

  • Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a generous, caring person. We always enjoyed getting together and sharing laughs with Bob. We will miss him. Mary and Tom Last

  • My condolences go out to the entire Malone family. May he rest in peace.

    Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    Romans 14:8 – For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.


    Sami Shara

  • Tommy and Mary,
    Condolences from me, Shirley, Marie and Eddie on the loss of your brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
    Nancy Dean Berry

  • Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. Thank you Bob for the 35+ years of friendship and memories. You will be greatly missed by all of your New Jersey friends at Ladies Lake. You will never be forgotten, you and Pop will remain there with us forever. Til we meet again for Happy Hour, Bonnie…

  • I found this obit while looking for someone else. Many happy childhood memories are of times spent with the Malones. Wanda was Mom’s best friend. The last time I saw Bob we danced at my brother Jim’s wedding in 1959. Good friends are never forgotten. RIP Bob.