Sergei Dickey - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Sergei Dickey

July 20, 1945 - October 4, 2023

Sergei Dickey, age 78, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Sewickley, PA on July 20, 1945, he was the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Langel) Dickey. Sergei was a star athlete at Paulsboro High School in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and earned a scholarship to attend Glassboro State College in New Jersey.

Sergei proudly served his country as a member of the Army’s 1st Infantry during the Vietnam War. He later worked many years in various positions at an oil refinery in Delaware City, Delaware.

Sergei enjoyed collecting various items including stamps, coins, and baseball cards. He loved music and was a talented percussionist. Sergei also had a huge heart for animals. Above all, he will always be remembered for his sense of humor and generosity.

Sergei is survived by his loving wife of over 27 years, Sharon A. (Cooper) Dickey; children, Karen Loper (Rich), Crissy Hutchinson (Tim “Hutch”), Arnie Dunn, and Sheila Kinzel (Kris); and 8 grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacob, Weldin, Jackson, Carson, Matthew, Abigail, and Levi.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sergei’s memory to Doggone Happy Animal Rescue, PO Box 596, Greenwood, DE 19950.


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  • Deepest sympathy and condolences to Sergei’s family. Eternal be your memory Sergei. May your memory be eternal. As a friend, Sergei was a real American hero, a veteran who served on the line in Vietnam, a patriot, fisherman, sailor, family man, musician, and a smart, kind, honorable man with a keen, dry wit. We are all privileged to have known Sergei and all that he was – from his humble, quiet demeanor, his integrity, credibility, discretion, reflections, observations, dry humor to his love for his family, you will be sorely missed my friend. But your influence never forgotten. You always earned the respect of those of us you touched. There is a special place in our hearts for you and for having known you as we celebrate your life and who you are and your accomplishments. God bless you and keep you Sergei! Selah, Everett Sparks

  • Our hearts are broken for your family. We’re so honored to have known you. Rest in peace friend.

  • Sergei will be missed. Glad to have had him as a step father. Prayers during this hard time mom, Karen, and Chrissy.

  • I am so sorry for you, Krissy and family. I hold onto some great memories with your dad and us as kids on the softball field and sleepovers at your house.

  • I am so sorry for your families loss. Sergio was a great person. He will be missed. Sally SOBELMAN-Austin

  • Sharon and family. My deepest condolences for the loss of Sergei. May your memories of him bring you comfort and peace.

  • I was devastated to learn about the passing of your beloved husband. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this incredibly difficult period.

    I can only imagine the pain and emptiness you must be feeling right now. Please remember that you are not alone in this journey of grief. Lean on your loved ones, friends, and community for support. Allow yourself to grieve and process your emotions at your own pace.

    Your husband was an extraordinary person, and his presence will be deeply missed. I hope you find solace in the cherished memories you shared together. Remember that his love will always remain with you, guiding and comforting you through the days ahead.

    If there’s anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Whether it’s running errands, providing a listening ear, or simply being there for you, know that I am here to support you in any way I can.

    Wishing you strength, peace, and healing during this challenging time.

    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Sarah Saxberg

  • My sincerest condolences to Sharon and all of Sergei’s family on his passing.
    Sergei was a good high school friend and valued competitor during our days at PHS.
    He will be surely missed by all who ever had any contact with him.
    Our days go back 60+ yrs starting with his dad taking us to Woodbury to play tennis and continued throughout high school while competing with each other for javelin throwing supremacy (I believe we ended up as draw).
    Rest in Peace and the Hands of the Lord my old friend.

  • Karen and Crissy,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have very good memories of my family attending Greek festivities with your family. Wishing you peace during this time.❤️
    Shannon Dickey

  • Beautiful tribute video!! Sharon, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Find memories of Sergei performing with the Chesapeake Brass Band of which Joe is a member. He was always a true gentleman. Sharon, Sergei will always remain in your heart. Our sympathies to the family.

  • Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kind words. A huge piece of my heart missing. My life will never be the same without my soulmate. We had only a short 27 1/2 years married but we’re grateful we had that time. His girls, Karen and Crissy meat the world to him as well as their kids. My kids and grandkids also loved him and he them. We all are grieving for a special man. Thank you from us all!

  • I am so sorry to hear of Sergei’s passing. I so enjoyed playing with him in the Newark Symphony Orchestra. Not only was he a talented percussion/musician, but he had a heart and generosity of spirit to match that talent! God bless you Sharon and your family. It has been my pleasure and honor to have know him. My love and prayers are with you.

  • Sergei, along with Jimmy Carney, Russ Miller, and I grew up together in Paulsboro. We all attended Paulsboro High School. I have fond memories of all of us playing “in the fields”, football, baseball, and “just hanging out”. Sergei was a great friend and classmate. May you RIP, my friend.