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Thomas Walter Nilan

April 10, 1936 - October 30, 2022

Thomas Walter Nilan, age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 10, 1936, he was the son of the late James and Miriam (Broomall) Nilan. Thomas proudly served his country in the United States Army and was retired from Hercules after 47 years of dedicated service.

Thomas is survived by his loving sons, Thomas W. Nilan, Jr.; and Timothy Nilan (Rosemarie); grandchildren, Katherine Oyster, Allison Markey, Sean Nilan and Miranda Nilan; great- grandchildren, Cambrie Markey, and Chase Markey; and longtime companion, Luci Still.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 460 North Union Street, Kennett Square, PA.

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  • Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I miss him so much . We talked about the eagles and just talking about life in general. We had dialysis together. He sat by me every treatment. So rest on my Eagles partner

  • We will dearly miss Tom! He was such a great friend and neighbor!
    He will always be in our hearts!❤️

  • Tom and my dad, Ray Smolka, were very good friends from Hercules. Tom kept in touch with me after my dad passed in 2014. I always appreciated his calls. So very sorry for your loss.