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Russell L. “Russ” Eaton

October 27, 1934 - January 16, 2020

Russell L. “Russ” Eaton, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Born in Burnham, PA on October 27, 1934, he was a son of the late J. Russell and Ruth (Fry) Eaton.  Russ proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He dedicated his career as an assembler with General Motors at the Boxwood Road Plant, retiring in 1987 after 34 years.  Russ also worked as a mechanic for Merganthaler Bus Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline M. (Naylor) Eaton; and sister, Cleo Bias.  Russ is survived by his daughters, Tracy L. Eaton and Amy J. Dillon, both of Newark; siblings, Maryalice Ritter, Evelyn Swartz, Richard Eaton and Stella Yingling; grandchildren, Tara B. Eaton and Jerry R. Dillon III; and great grandson, Kyair A. Little.          

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Entombment will be held privately.         

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11 Condolences for Russell L. “Russ” Eaton

  • Rest In Peace my dear friend, you served us all well. God is getting a really great guy as a new angel. You will be missed.

  • So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and his friends. He was a amazing person and will be truly missed

  • Rest In Peace, Uncle Russell.

  • My condolences to the family.

    Tracy, he was a special and wonderful person as I gathered this from all the great stories you shared with us.

    He brought up a a wonderful family and his legacy will always live in all of you.

    May he rest in peace.

    Love, Natasha

  • Deepest condolences Tracy and Amy

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. There is no grieving message that can express how much he meant to me. My heart is aching.

  • So sorry to hear of your father’s passing..he was a very good friend as was your Mother…You have my deepest sympathies and prayers… He was a good man…

  • Russell you were a true friend to me and my family . We always had a good time listening to your good stories you always made us laugh . you will be missed. my sympathy to your family..Rest in Peace cookie

  • I am so sorry Tracy and Amy for the loss of our dear Russell. He always so funny and told so many good stories and he was always there when anybody needed anything. Never had to worry about your car breaking down Russell was always there to fix it.Rest in Peace Russell you will be missed.
    cookie and the Walsh family

  • Sorry to hear about Russell. He sure was a great mechanic and personally. I knew Russell as he worked on the equipment at Log Cabin Hill camp ground and the buss company.

  • Dunkin Donuts in the morning wasn’t complete unless you got a “Good Morning” and a handshake from Russell. He was more of a regular than I was. He will be greatly missed.