Timothy J. Dooley - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Timothy J. Dooley

Born October 17, 1997

Timothy J. Dooley, age 19, of New Castle, DE, passed in his sleep on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Timmy was born in Newark on October 17, 1997, and was the son of Raymond L. Dooley and Barbara S. (Matushefske) Dooley Kraft. He graduated in June of this year from William Penn High School and was a proud alumnus who bled Cherry and Black. He was a talented athlete who excelled at football and as a heavy weight wrestler while at William Penn.

While attending elementary school, Timmy won several awards for his artistic ability and also played the saxophone. In his younger years, he was a standout baseball player in the New Castle Little League. Timmy loved to sing and knew the lyrics to any song from blue grass to rap and loved to dance to every one. His impersonations of Elvis, Elmo and the Cowardly Lion were fantastic and could put a smile on anyone’s face. A diehard Colts and Alabama football fan, he began following both teams at an early age. Timmy loved being outdoors and enjoyed camping at Frontier Town in Ocean City, MD and fishing. He never met a stranger, and knew so many people both young and old, that everyone immediately became a friend. He was a great friend and loved to give a good haircut or a tattoo. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, heart of gold, as the class clown, as the life of every party, and for being a hardworker. Timmy will be desperately missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin and Sue Ann Dooley and John and Lois Matushefske; and his Aunt T, Teri Matushefske. Timmy is survived by his father, Raymond L. Dooley of New Castle; mother, Barbara Dooley Kraft and husband, Michael of Elkton, MD, with whom he resided; grandfather, David Goodman and wife, Debbie of Rockville, MD; siblings include his best friend and other half, twin brother, Todd Dooley of New Castle and Elkton, MD, brother, John Buchanan of New Castle and sister, Missy Buchanan of New Castle; step-sister, Samantha Kraft of Elkton, MD; foster grandmother, Rose Rigdon of Wilmington; aunt, Malinda Dooley of New Castle; uncle, Marvin Dooley and wife, Barbara of Newark; love of his life, Andrea Hudak; 2 nephews, Marc Cathcart, Jr. and Jaydon Buchanan; 1 niece, Karlee Cathcart; a host of cousins; and the Kraft Family of Elkton, MD.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 1pm on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses may be sent to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address listed above.


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31 Condolences for Timothy J. Dooley

  • When you stopped by our shop on pay day, you were always so pleasant and respectful to everyone.It was a pleasure knowing you and your family. God Bless

  • Timmy you will forever live on in my heart. You were there for me when I lost my nephew Goog. I can’t believe this isn’t a bad dream I can wake up from. I will never forget the many laughs you have shared with me and my family. Your memories will always live on in my heart. …. To the Dooley Family if there is any kind of help Todd or anyone of you need don’t hesitate to call my mothers or contact me through Todd. I am here for anything you may need I am truly sorry for your lost and truly know the pain of losing a loved one so young. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything at all With Love Goog’s Aunt Jenn

  • I miss you and love you so much our lives will never be the same I love you little big bro

  • To the Family, Prayers and blessings and may God comfort and keep you in your time of need.God Bless you. Love from, Helen and Family

  • Our hearts are heavy with sorrow. The only explanation is that God has a bigger task for you in heaven and needed you with him. Although you will be missed greatly we will all carry you with us each day. Your smile, your joking, your compassion for sports and the love you had for your family will never be forgotten. God bless you Timmy and watch over us all and keep us safe. You are the brightest star shinning in the sky! Love, Grandpop & Debbie

  • Barbara and family you have our sincere condolences. May you cherish the memories of your loved one! Keeping you all in prayer during this difficult time.
    From Michelle and Thomas Jackson

  • Hugs and much Love going out to you all. Growing up with you all. I know this is a heartbreaking loss. I remember how happy Ray and Barbara were coming to mommie eunice’s house when they found out Barbara was pregnant with the twins. My heart goes out to you all.. Much love, Ruth Ann

    God Bless

  • Barb Missy John and Todd and family I am so deeply sorry for your loss my heart is very heavy and you are all in my prayers that you find the strength to get through this horrific time love to you all god bless Rest In Peace Timmy

  • May God Bless and Keep all of you. May you find comfort in knowing how very much you always loved each other and always will. Love lives on and reaches between worlds. Prayers for all who knew and loved him too.

  • Barbara and family,
    Words could never express how sorry I am for your loss. May memories of happy times sustain you during this most difficult time.

  • We will always be here for your family…love and prayers to you all…Timmy will be dearly missed by our family and everyone he ever met.

    Peace, Love and Heartfelt Sympathy

    Lynne, Mark & Family (Jeremie, Erin, Cari, John, Josh and Ashley)

  • So very sorry for yur loss remember the good times he is no longer suffering n wondering why me praying for yur family Betty n bobby hudson

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your Son.
    Love and Prayers to you and your Family
    Russell and Donna Brooks
    Old Friends

  • Our deepest condolences for you and your Family.
    You are in our Prayers.
    Russell and Donna Brooks

  • My sincere condolences. Timmy was a great kid. I’ll miss his smile. RIP young man.

  • I am really sorry for your loss, I will always remember Timmy’s smile and his good nature, he always made me laugh. I always enjoyed seeing him and Todd at wrestling tournaments when they were younger. He will be missed.

    John Garcia

  • I did not know Timmy personality but he sounds like a wonderful person! My sincere Condolences to his family, girlfriend and all that knew him. May he rest in peace!

  • Dearest Barbara and family:

    Words cannot express how heartbreaking was this news! Our condolences to you and your family. You will be in our prayers!

    Uncle Jim, Aunt Joni and family

  • My entire family sends their prayers and sympathies to the entire Dooley family. Our hearts are heavy during your most difficult time.

  • To the entire Dooley family,
    We send our most heartfelt condolences to all of you.
    Although we knew you only thru wrestling, it was plain to see you had drive, motivation and always kept your spirits high. You were encouraging and passionate, to which nobody could ever deny. Within so many hearts, you will never die. In God’s arms is where you now lie, may he give you your wings so you can fly, fly, fly. (Poem written by Ashley)

    Our deepest sympathies,
    Paul Jr., Ashley, Pauly III & Chris

  • Ray so sorry to hear the loss of your son. Always remember the good times that you shared together. You are in are thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • We send our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to the Dooley and Kraft family our Tim Dooley will be missed!
    Your Kingswood Acdemy Family

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for the unexpected loss. You will always have your love and memories of your son that will keep you going through life.

    Diane Edwards and Family

  • Rest In Peace Bro I love you and u will always be in my mind

  • I can’t express in words how sorry we are for your loss. Having known Timmy since early grade school, through wrestling, was always pure entertainment. The rivalry/friendship Riley and Timmy shared was the best. Timmy was always beating the crap out of Riley on the wrestling Mat. We used to say to riley “your gonna have to get mad at him if you wanna win”. Riley would say, “but he’s my friend and he’s good”. We literally would try to find ways to make Riley mad at Timmy before he went out on the Mat. It took forever but, I’ll never forget the day Riley pinned Timmy. Timmy got up, hugged riley and who knows what words were exchanged, but the two boys who grew up on the Mat, battling for a pin, had an understanding. They had become the same on the Mat and it was emotional for both. Timmy always showed our family respect and gratitude for having been part of his circle of friends. As bad ass as he was, we got to see the softer side of Timmy. God bless your family in this time of loss.I can’t say enough good about this young man and I know when we meet again he will be there to introduce us to all his new friends in heaven. He will be missed for all the love and laughter he brought to this world and to out home. All our ❤️ the montgomery family

  • Barb,
    I am so sorry to hear about Timmy. He was a vary talented boy! Our thoughts are with you.
    Rest easyTimmy and watch over your family.

    Lots of love,
    Megan & Tim

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for strength to get through this devestating time.

  • Barbara, Rose,Todd & the rest of the family…I am deeply saddened by your loss of Timmy. My heart goes out to all of you, but it gives me some comfort that Terry is with him, his Aunt “T”…for she loved those boys to the Moon & back…My sincerest condolances to you all, especially you Barbara. Todd, especially you too, for Timmy was your other half, your best friend and not just your brother.. My love to y’all!!!!

  • Ray,i am very sorry to hear about the loss of your son Timmy.I know it is really tough right now ,so hang in there and try and think of the great times you had with him.I know you were a great father to him.

  • Barb and Family,
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. I ask God to give you Comfort, Strength and Love during this difficult time. May your fond and loving memories sustain you here on Earth until at last you are reunited with Timmy. May he soar among our Angels resting in the Arms of our Lord. GOD SPEED

  • Barbara so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Just know it’s never goodbye it’s I will see you in just a little while.
    Love you,
    Mark and Steph