Roger P. Bellamy
April 19, 1941 - October 27, 2022
Roger P. Bellamy, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Born in North Arlington, NJ on April 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Harold Bellamy and Edna (Turhune) Kropenski. Roger was also a graduate of William Penn High School. He made his career for more than 40 years as a retail manager for Strawbridge & Clothier.
Roger was a huge Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, and NASCAR fan. He spent several years volunteering with the William Penn Marching Band and their pit crew. He loved marching band music and enjoyed watching the bands play. During Roger’s leisure time, he enjoyed doing counted cross-stitch, LEGO’s, and other arts and crafts projects. Roger was a family man, as his family meant the most to him and supporting the family in their endeavors. He was most proud of his grandchildren. He loved watching his grandchildren participate in their sporting activities and spending the holidays with them.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Nancy. He is survived by his loving daughter, Debra Marchlik (Joe) of Claymont; sister, Linda Rodriguez of New Castle; grandchildren, Lillian, Joey, and Catie; and his cat, Violet.
Funeral services will be a private event for the family.
5 Condolences for Roger P. Bellamy
I had the pleasure of knowing Roger during my time as a Wm Penn Marching Band Booster Parent. In fact, I just recalled the night I had to lead a Booster meeting, so sick with a cold and Roger came to my rescue and took over for me. I was so thankful. He was a nice man and I am so sorry for the family’s loss.
Harold & Jo Ann Neely
Deb and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. I loved your pictures. Didn’t really know your dad, but the pictures gave me a glimpse of your life with your family. Wonderful to see photos of your mom too.
Prayers for you and your family.
Roger you are in a place where there is no more pain and suffering and finally with Nancy once again. Thank you for giving us Debra
VIRGINIA GARRETT FARROW (GINGER)
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ROGERS FAMILY FRIENDS AND FELLOW CLASSMATES FR WPHS FR AN ALUMNI WP 58
My condolences to the Bellamy Family,
I was exceedingly honored in knowing “Aunt Nancy and Uncle Roger” in a couple of facets, including through the marching band and through his family. To Lindsay and Meredith, I’m so sorry.