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Sheila A. Rohm

May 4, 1944 - June 28, 2021

Sheila A. Rohm, affectionately known as “Ma”, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on May 4, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Marie E. (Hueber) Chapman. Sheila worked as a billing clerk for Marine Equipment and Supply Co. in New Jersey, retiring after 30 years of service. She enjoyed watching PBA bull riding on TV, playing cards, working puzzle books, and spending time with her beloved family, especially her grandkids.

In addition to her parents, Sheila was preceded in death by her sisters Eileen Dignam and Joan Chapman; and her grandson, Nicholas Rohm. She is survived by her daughter Marie E. Smith (J.R., Sr.) of Newark; her stepsons, William D. Rohm (Valerie) of Chestertown, NY, Michael J. Rohm, Sr. of Albany, NY, Karl B. Rohm (Lisa) of Thorofare, NJ, Donald J. Rohm, Jr. of Delaware, and David F. Rohm (Maureen) of Jim Thorpe, PA; siblings, Clare Readinger of Philadelphia, PA, Francis Chapman of Indiana, Diane Chapman of Philadelphia, PA, Marie Sejda of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, J. Smith, Jr. (Amber), Beth, Danielle, Leeann, Michael, Jr., Val, and Cody; and great grandchildren, Will, Taylor, Shane, Hunter, Abby, Audrey, Chance, and Benjamin.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 3 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sheila’s memory to the American Cancer Association, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or online by clicking here.


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  • Love you Ma❤️

  • When we were young children we visited your house more then any other cousins. I loved you for always being attentive to your little cousins and your infectious smile. I pray you are now at peace. Love you.

  • Sorry for your loss!

  • I am a Hueber 2nd cousin once removed from Sheila and grew up on Kirkbride street in Bridesburg not far from where Joan, Eileen and Sheila grew up. My mother was Marie Bernadette Hueber, daughter of William Charles Hueber and Rose Ann Coyle Hueber. William was the brother of Joseph Hueber, their grandfather. I know Joan Chapman the most for two reasons, one I delivered newspapers to her when she lived on 4600 block of Emery Street. The second reason is she saved my life when I was only 7 years old on 2 November 1962, All Souls Day. She found me collapsed and very sick lying on the pavement in Front of Joe Heim’s grocery store at Ash and Edgemont streets. Joan knew who I was and carried me for about 4 or 5 blocks home. That night I was operated on with a bursted appendix where the surgeon removed my appendix and found cancer of my small intestine where 10 feet was removed, I was told, I stopped breathing for all most 5 minutes when they first got me on the operating table. I had to tell that story to show our lives matter. I have 3 beautiful children and 5 grandkids because of Joan and my dad…She never knew where those free newspapers came from. Love you and know many others will miss you all too.