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Sean Michael Locke

August 6, 1994 - July 18, 2018


Sean Michael Locke, age 23, of Newark, DE, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Born in Newark, DE on August 6, 1994, he was a son of Pamela (Reach) Diksa and Christopher Locke. Sean was a graduate of Mt. Aviat Academy in 2008, St. Mark’s High School in 2012 and a 2016 graduate of UD with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Sports Management. He was employed by Buccini/Pollin Group in their Commercial Real Estate Department.

Sean was an amazing person and though his life was short, he lived it to the fullest. He was a success in any endeavor he took on. Sean was a 7-time Little League All-Star, winning a State Championship for Elkton Little League. He was also part of the 2012 St. Mark’s State Championship baseball team. Sean was the first freshman in St. Mark’s history to start on the varsity basketball team and was one of the school’s all-time scorers. One of Sean’s proudest sports moments was with the UD basketball team as a member of the 2013-2014 CAA Conference Champions that played in March Madness.

A true friend to the community, Sean always gave back. He coached hundreds of kids, participated in food drives, participated with Blue/Gold Special Olympics and provided a helping hand to whoever needed it. Sean was an amazing son, devoted brother, beloved grandson and treasured friend. He displayed an unending love and joy to his family and friends. Everybody was always so happy when Sean entered a room.

Sean loved the beach, golfing with his friends, watching the Yankees, beating everyone at family game night and doing puzzles and football pools with his grandfather.

Sean was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ronald Locke and his maternal grandparents, Paul and Tina Reach. He is survived by his parents, Christopher (Norma) Locke of Newark and Pamela A. (Paul) Diksa of Newark; siblings, Kathryn (Nick) Locke-Jones of Baltimore, MD, Kevin Locke of Washington D.C., Haley Diksa and Hunter Diksa both of Salt Lake City, UT, Victor Anderson, Aedan Locke, Patricia Locke and Everett Brown, all of Newark; and paternal grandmother, Virginia Locke of Rehoboth Beach.

A visitation of family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 9 pm on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am the following morning, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Holy Family R.C. Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Oblate Sisters Cemetery, 399 Childs Road, Childs, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sean’s memory to the Mount Aviat Endowment Foundation, 399 Childs Road, Childs, MD 21916 or the St. Mark’s Scholarship Fund, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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  • There is a better place out there. A place called heaven. I have no doubt in my mind that you have found your peace and your soul is in heaven with God, your grandparents and all the gaurdian angels. Although it is difficult to make sense of your passing at this time, I do believe that leaving this earth after 23 years is truly part of God’s plan.

    23 is a very powerful number my teammate, classmate, roommate and bestfriend.

    Forever in our hearts.

    I love you Sean.

    Sincerely,

    Lance T. Frati

  • Our deepest sympathy to all family and friends of Sean. A new star shines bright in the sky and will be there for all of us to see and remember Sean’s bright smile and kind heart. Pam, you are an amazing woman. Be strong in the Lord and He will guide your way. I love you! Mary

  • Pam, so, so sorry to hear of the terrible loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  • Our deepest sympathies on Sean’s passing. We know he was loved and will be missed.

  • You will be missed Sean. I love you Lance & Sean.

  • May Sean Rest In Peace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.

  • Dearest Pam,
    we have no words to express what we are feeling for your loss.
    May the Lord keep you in in His lap. You are going to need it.
    May Sean rest in peace!
    Our prayer to you and you family.

  • Dear Mr. Chris Locke and family:
    May you find peace in knowing that your son, and member of your family is with our Lord and will be always shining as one of God’s many stars to guide all of us through rough times and good times.
    Please remember that you all need to carry on and make him proud that he came from such a wonderful father and family. I never knew him but in knowing all you do for Mount Aviat and having you coach my daughter I know what a wonderful family he came from. Always in our prayers.

  • I have so many memories of Sean. We had many discussions about Notre Dame football while Sean was at MAA. Sean never walked past my office without a smile and a hello. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • V+J
    Sean, I pray you have found your peace, in our Holy Father’s arms.
    Please know to Sean’s parents, siblings, grandparents, family & friends, you are in my thoughts & prayers. May your faith in God help you all though this unbearable, sadness & grief.
    Remember Sean’s smile, and all the great memories that you, his family & his friends, have shared with him.
    My family’s deepest condolences. Mount Aviat Academy strong in faith!

  • Sean

    You will always live on in everyone you touched! You are an amazing young man. Rest easy my friend. Prayers and love to family and friends .

    Saul Frankel

  • My fondest memory of Sean is when he and Coby were in 3rd grade. I was in the classroom to tell Judy Baker that Coby had a bad fall and would not be in class that day. Sean immediately ran up to me, with a worried look, to ask if he was going to be OK. He never changed. He had such a loving heart. Words cannot express my sorrow.

  • We wish that we could express the sorrow that we feel just knowing that you are bearing a loss so profound. May it comfort you to know that we care. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Pam, I offer you my sympathies for the loss of your son, Sean. He was a good man with a big heart. He made everyone feel important, and he was always ready to give a helping hand, even to strangers. I pray to God for your strength and courage to cope with this loss. You are in my prayers, and just remember that I’m here for you no matter what. Love Karen

  • Sean, thank you for making all of my friends so happy. You are such a bright light and we were all so lucky to have experienced your soul on earth. Thank you for bringing our community closer and starting a larger conversation about mental health. I’m proud to have known you. You will be so so missed. Rest in peace Sean.

  • Chris…..It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I know we had not crossed paths in many years until Alex and Megan’s open house. When I talked with you that day, it seemed like we were back at Central Middle or Newark High School. Words cannot describe my emotions and heart broken feelings that I am experiencing for you and your family. I have been and will continue to pray for you and your family with the hopes that someday, your memories will overpower the loss. May the Lord enter your heart and give you strength, comfort and a loving embrace. Please know you are not alone and if you need a friend, a shoulder, or just someone to talk with or share a prayer, I am here for you!

    Jon

  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family. May you feel God’s presence and find comfort in your communities love and support. We are here for you during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Bill, Dawn, Aubrey, and Michael Preske

  • To the Family of Sean Locke,

    It was our honor and privilege to have known Sean, he was truly an amazing young man. Although he was only here with us for a short time, he left a memorable impact on everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. We are fortunate to have been a part of his journey and will fondly remember him always.

    We are praying for your strength and peace during this difficult time.

    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Coach Cheeks, Mona & Lauren

    “He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
    He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.
    Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    his understanding has no limit.”
    (Psalm 147:3-5, NIV)

  • Chris….I am so sorry for your loss. This is a difficult time in your life. If there is anything I can do for your family at this time please feel free to contact. May God give you have the strength and comfort to find your way through. Greg Russell

  • Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Pam, I am so sorry for this trouble and that you have lost your boy. May God grant him rest and you and your loved ones peace. Remember the bird. Love, Starr

  • Pam, my prayers are constant for you and your family to somehow find the strength to navigate through this. As members of the Mount Aviat, St. Mark’s and UD Basketball families, we will always have a connection and the comfort of their support. Please know that so many people care about you and knew Sean for the kind and special young man that he was. He truly was. May he rest in peace.

  • Words cannot convey the sadness Robert and I had on hearing about Sean. God bless you all and help you through this difficult time.

  • Pam, Paul, Kathryn and Kevin and all family members–There are no words to express my sadness for the loss of Sean. I will never forget his smile and how he would give me a hug just as if I were part of his family. He was a very special person and I will miss him dearly. May God give you the strength to see your way through this life changing time. Pam aka “Sean’s Mom”….hugs to you.

    Teresa

  • Sincere Condolences, may The Lord wrap his arms around you, and allow you to find comfort and peace knowing there is another angel watching over you. Sean made a huge impact on all who knew him. He will be missed by so many. Prayers for your family and loved ones during this difficult time. Love and God bless!

  • We just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts. The Reinhold Family

  • With deepest sympathy at the tremendous loss of Sean. May my prayers offer some comfort to his family and dear friends as many aching hearts become healed. Your sorrow is my sorrow. Many Blessings,
    Marianne Oratorio

  • Sean Locke; kind and friendly a breath of freshness, always pleasant and genuine, You will never be forgotten.
    Rest in Peace

  • ♡ PAM, So sorry for your loss. Can’t imagine what feelings you are having. Know that God has opened his door for Sean and is in a happy ever after life now. Kathy H-D

  • Pam, My heart is broken for you! In reading all the posts, your son seemed like an absolutely incredible person with a very kind soul. My prayers go out to you and your family and may you find strength in the Lord at this very difficult time.

  • To the entire Locke Family & friends. You are all in my prayers. I pray that God wrap His arms around you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories Sean made with each of you to help get you through. Remember his contagious smile, genuine heart & quick wit! Also remember to sincerely ask people how they are & take the time to wait for the reply. Sean had a heart as big as Delaware. Honor him by sharing your heart with someone. Love you all!

  • Chris and Family,

    My deepest condolences to you all. Sending you Love and Light in this difficult time.

    Will

  • Chris and Family. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Sending you sincere condolences. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Sean’s family and friends.

  • This is heartbreaking and we are so sorry for your family. We are praying for you to have the strength to deal with all of this and peace. This is just so sad and we are so sad for you.

    Mary

  • Dear Pam, Chris, Kathryn, Kevin and family,

    Reading all about your Sean depicted a talented and wonderful young man. Keep those amazing memories close and be proud of who he was. I wish for you the strength to get through this painful time. God bless you all.

  • Dear Pam, Chris, Kathryn, Kevin and family,

    Reading all about your Sean certainly depicted a talented and wonderful young man. Keep those amazing memories close and be proud of who he was. I wish for you the strength to get through this painful time. God bless you all.