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Thomas F. “Tom” Toppin, Jr.

September 26, 1963 - December 23, 2020

Thomas F. “Tom” Toppin, Jr. (also known as “Little Tommy”), age 57, of Newark, DE, passed away due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 26, 1963, he was the son of Thomas F. Toppin, Sr. and the late Patricia (Hobbs) Toppin. Tom made a career out of being a union electrician for IBEW Local 313 in New Castle for 30 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, canoeing, camping, and doing magic tricks. Tom also took trips to Indonesia. He never missed an outing or activity that involved his son, and would often include his son’s friends. Tom was also a dedicated step-father. He will always be remembered for putting his family first.

Tom is survived by his only son, Tyler, for whom he was a loving and reliable father and marvelous wife of 5 years, Lydia.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

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21 Condolences for Thomas F. “Tom” Toppin, Jr.

  • My reliable, sweet, Uncle Tom will be missed greatly! I know you are with Mommom in Heaven! You may be gone but your presence is with us. ❤️

  • RIP. You were a good union man and all around good guy.

  • I love you , Honey ❤️ , Thank you for the love and life , we shared together. I love you & always miss you . You are always in my heart ♥️. Rest In Peace my beloved husband.

  • Thinking of you all! My heart breaks for you. 💔

  • RIP.you were a good friend and family man.
    I will cherish the memories.

  • Love you dad. I will keep your memory alive. You are the best man I have ever known. RIP

  • Tom may have been small in stature but he had a huge kind heart

  • I love and miss you so much. Rest in peace my kind hearted brother. I have some peace knowing you are with our mother in heaven. Now you both have your angel wings!

  • Tommy was a great classmate and brother. One of the nicest people who I ever met, so sorry to hear this and prayers for his family and friends. Gone way too soon.

  • Tom was a great guy and I am honored to have known him.

  • I will miss Tommy he was always cheerful down at the refinery and a good friend I enjoyed his magic tricks.

  • Rest well brother!

  • Tommy. Was a classmate ,a friend, and great tool buddy. We worked together in in coal shoot at the powerhouse. We got dirty. But had fun. You will be missed. By many🥲

  • it’s a shame Tommy’s loved ones and local members couldn’t pay respects together good guy

  • Tommy was a great classmate and local brother. Great guy to be around. So sorry to hear of his loss, prayers for comfort to the family.

  • Tommy was a one of a kind guy. I always enjoyed working with him. His smile was infectious.

  • Tom, a great guy and a union brother. I will always think of you as my friend. Rest in peace.

  • A great man. RIP brother Toppin.

  • RIP Tommy, I remember fondly working together with you, one of the nicest guys I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the Local. RIP Brother

  • My sincere condolences to all of the family. It is at times like this that we have to rely on our faith in God and in an here after. I truly apologize that I was not there at the service. I didn’t think that there was going to be a public service because of Covid otherwise I would have been there. Pat and Mark where there for me when my son passed away and I will never forget it. My thoughts and prayers have been and are with you at this time.

  • I just finished watching the beautiful video. I am so glad to see how your loved ones surrounded you in life. You were blessed with your son Tyler, and the love of your life, Lydia. You were so loved by your step children and the rest of your family. You were always so kind, sweet and pleasant to everybody. You wouldn’t hurt a fly!!!! I miss you. Aunt Bette across the miles in San Diego.