Roger T. Spinden

November 12, 1947 - October 9, 2020

Roger T. Spinden, age 72, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 12, 1947, he was a son of the late Alfred and Ginny Spinden. Roger retired after 50 years from Wilmington Valve & Fitting/Penn Fluid System where he worked as an Inside Sales Representative. After retiring, he enjoyed his work and interaction with his customers at the Airport News and Tobacco in New Castle. In his spare time, Roger was an avid golfer. Above all, he cherished time spent with his family, most especially his beloved grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. Spinden; and son, Matthew M. Rydlewski, Sr. He is survived by his children, Mark A. Spinden (Ashley) of New Castle, Amy L. Rydlewski (Anthony Piech) of New Castle and Stacey L. Slover (Scott) of Townsend; siblings, Alfred Spinden (Carol) of Banning, CA and Sharon Bienicewicz (Michael) of Ocean View; grandchildren, Ryan (Taylor), Sonny, Matthew, Jr., Joshua, Emma, Haley and Cody; niece and nephew, Jill Middleton (Patrick) and Steve Spinden (Cindy); and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Delaney.

Family and friends may gather from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger’s memory to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.


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30 Condolences for Roger T. Spinden

  • So very sorry for your families loss. Please know you family is in all of our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. Have many great memories of spending time with Roger and Pat. Keeping you in our prayers

  • Know that all of Roger’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Thoughts and prayers for all of Roger’s family. Very sad to hear of his passing. Will miss you my friend R.I.P. Spank🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️☮️☮️☮️☮️

  • I am so sorry for your families loss. Prayers are offered for all of you. Roger wa a special person. He is now reunited with the Love of his life. May the memories you hold close in your heart help you thru this difficult time.

  • My heart goes out to family and friends. RIP, Roger

  • I’m sorry for the entire family’s loss. Spank was a good person and a dear friend. I’m still in shock. May he rest in heavenly peace 🙏

  • My prayers for the children and family members. Roger was a kind and decent man and will be truly missed by all.

  • The Spinden family has my deepest sympathy in the passing of Roger, We had been friends since 1972. We considered each other brothers in spirit, This a sad day for me and the rest of his family. (Proverbs 23:24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.🙏🏾

  • Stacey,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Spank, You’ll be greatly missed! I’ve known you all my life & you always made me smile! What an awesome person you are & will always be in my heart! Now is your time to be with the Lord! Your family will be in my heart and prayers! Love, Donna Squires-Rigney

  • Sorry to hear family was close as kids

  • My sincere sympathy to the entire Spinden family !!
    A very kind man who will be greatly missed!
    Now he’s dancing to “cheek to cheek” music
    with the love of his life !! 💕🎼
    His friend Eileen 😘

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to the Spinden family. Rest In Peace Roger.

  • Sharon and family, so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and comfort for you all.
    Sincere condolences,

  • Thinking of all of you and wishing you comfort and peace. Roger was a fun guy and we always enjoyed talking with him. Rest In Peace, Roger.

  • Sorry for your loss.Roge was a good person.

  • I don’t know how to find the word to express my utter sadness at the loss of Roger. He was a great guy and will be missed so much.
    Peg Scarpitti

  • sorry to hear of you passing,will always cherish the times you road around with me on shuttle at de.park.h ave you and family in my prayers

  • My sincerest condolences for your family’s loss. Roger was an amazing person in so many ways and I will be forever grateful to have been a part of his life. I was always happy to see him and Pat when they made their daily visit at Airport News. They were such a joy and always greeted us with “hello good people!” To me they were more than customers, they were my friends. When Pat passed and Roger worked at the store I could always depend on him to make me laugh and to ask me a million questions (he was always so inquisitive). He never missed a birthday, never forgot a name or a face, treated every person with so much respect, and knew EVERYONE in Delaware! I appreciate the phone conversation we shared just before his passing where we were able to have one last laugh and he knew how much he was cared for. Rest easy Roger. Send Pat my love.

  • Bob and I are so sorry for your loss Spank was a dear friend to both of us we just can’t believe he’s gone he was a great man and will be missed love and prayers to your entire family

  • Bob and I are so so sorry for your loss love and prayers to your family Spank was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many

  • It is with a heavy and broken heart that we are writing this. Our deepest condolences to Rogers family on there lost to such a wonderful man. Roger was by far the perfect gentleman to everyone. We are so shocked of his passing beyond words. Going in and seeing Roger he would brighten up the day and make us forget any of your own problems. He was always so much fun to talk to and joke around with. His positive energy rubbed off on you where you didn’t want to leave. We all truly feel as Roger was part of our family not the great friend he was to us. We will truly miss him and miss all the fun stories the we exchanged and his contagious smile he always had on his face. It will not be the same in the store without him. R.I.P Roger we love you. Tell our Mom and sister we said hi and please send down 0999❤️🙏


    The Toto family

  • Stacey, our deepest condolences and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Sending my condolences to the entire Spinden family. I am so sorry for your loss and will always hold Roger dear to my heart! Sitting here smiling thinking about how he used to say ” do you ever stop talking” love you all! Rest in peace Pop Pop…

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Spinden family. We have such woderful
    Memories of Spank. He was a good friend, always made us laugh, such a swell guy.May you rest in peace my friend.


  • Roger, you will be missed. You always made customers feel great because you treated everyone with love. You and your lovely wife are together again in heaven. We will always remember both of you.

  • Sharon, Mike, Alfred, Carol, Mark & Stacey my heart breaks for all of you. So very sorry for your loss. The world has loss a good man, husband, father, brother, uncle & friend. Roger was such a jokester, & loved to tease. He had an infectious smile & he knew no stranger. May God wrap his loving arms of peace and comfort around each & every one of you. Love, Fran Deeney

  • To Mark, Stacey, and Amy and all of your family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Roger (and Pat) was always so nice to me. I still remember his smile and laugh, and how welcoming he always was to me. I am sure his grandchildren will remember the same thing. I wish for all of you that the wonderful memories you have will outweigh the sorry of his passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I knew Roger from visiting the News and Tobacco store and Delaware Park. Roger was always nice and cordial. Roger, you will be missed.