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Ronald L. “Pap” Shimko

March 5, 1945 - February 14, 2022

Ronald L. “Pap” Shimko, age 76, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Born in Munhall, PA, on March 5, 1945, he was a son of the late John A. and Sarah J. (Wharton) Shimko. After graduating from Munhall High School in 1963, Pap continued his education to become a mechanic. He was a master mechanic for several dealerships over the years where he made lifelong friends.

Pap was an avid football fan and loved to coach. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Always there to cheer them on, Pap was their biggest fan. He touched many lives and always made friends wherever he went. Pap will always be remembered as a beloved husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, and a dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, James Shimko and Sandra Tener. Pap will be dearly missed by his wife of 56 years, Carol Ann (Blasko); children, Christine Dillman (Mark) and Ron J. Shimko (Cris); brother, Jack Shimko (Donna); grandchildren, Alexis, Michael (Brianna), Brandon, Brian, and Eric; and great granddaughters, Emma Grace and Brinley Mae.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon on Monday, February 21 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 1 pm at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ronald’s name can be made to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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13 Condolences for Ronald L. “Pap” Shimko

  • So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. We have been friends for more than fifty years and my heart aches for the loss of Ron. His is journey is over and now he can rest.
    Rest In Peace Ronny

  • Dear Carol and family we are so sorry for your loss. Pap was one of a kind. Our deepest condolences. Prayers for all.

  • Our hearts break for your loss and for ours as well! Pap was such as a well-loved man by so many and I hope the entire family finds comfort in that and all the wonderful memories over so many great years! Love Bud and Becky

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and family

  • To the family. You have my deepest condolences. May God’s Grace be sufficient for you all at this time. Peace and Blessings.

  • So very sorry for you loss Ron was a dear friend of Gene and I since the 60’s. Sure he’s with Gene fixing everybodies cars. If you need anything or just to talk please call me 302-898-7755. Would love to hear from you.
    Please know he is suffering any longer and in a better place than 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • So sorry for your loss. Very good man. We had good times when we both worked at the Chrysler plant and after work having a few beers. I always think of him. You always welcomed me in your home. Best of luck.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Mr Shimko was a second father to my sister. Your family has filled her with so many great times and wonderful memories throughout the years and even after we all left Bellamy Dr. we still managed to keep in touch. Mr. Shim will definitely be missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carol and family My deepest sympathy to all of you. I was saddened to read of Ron’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time in your life. May the beautiful memories you hold in your heart help you through the days ahead.

  • Carol & family, So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. He was a good friend so many years ago. May he rest easy now and watch you from above.

  • Dear Carol and Family –

    So very sorry for your loss –

    I was your paperboy way back when – and I can still remember that smile that Ron always had when he saw you

    He helped me keep my first car running in his garage at home after dinners –

    Was always grateful for his help !

    Truly a nice guy!!!

    Sincerely, Joe Santo

  • Carol,so sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a good friend.Will always remember my going away party at Dick and Mary’s.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Ronnie was a great man