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Walter M. “Bud” Slivar, Jr.

October 1, 1947 - November 19, 2021

Walter M. “Bud” Slivar, Jr., age 74, of Millsboro, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Born in Darby, PA, on October 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Mildred (Willis) and Walter M. Slivar, Sr. Bud grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and upon graduating from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1965, he voluntarily enlisted to serve his country with the U.S. Air Force. He proudly served as a USAF Airman from 1966 until 1970; defending his country overseas during the Vietnam War. Upon completing his enlistment, Bud continued his education by obtaining certifications from St. Joseph’s College, the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology and Temple University. Bud then began his post military career as a Postal Inspector with the USPS, assigned to protect the Philadelphia International Airport.

Years later, he began his second career, working for Delmarva Power in Newark, DE, from which he retired in 2010.  Upon his retirement, he moved permanently to the beach, where he was a proud member of AMVETS Post #2 and the American Legion Post #17. He enjoyed volunteering his time by taking retired and disabled veterans on fishing trips.  Bud was well liked within his community and was unofficially known as an honorary mayor of Bay City, where he lived post retirement, and where he and his friends hosted many annual beach parties. As a lifelong fan of Philadelphia sports teams, he was elated to finally experience an Eagles Super Bowl win in 2018.  

One of Bud’s biggest passions was being on or near the water; whether for fishing, crabbing, clamming or just boating around the Rehoboth Bay. However, he would be just as happy spending time on the beach with his beloved friends and family. Above all, he was an amazing man that will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Bud is survived by his loving wife of over 20 years, Ramona F. (Turner) Slivar; children, Renae Guthrie, John Slivar (Jen), Kerri Lynn Dionisi and Mathew Slivar; stepchildren, Angela Fongemie (Kevin) and Brian Connor (Jamie); sisters, Christine Noll (Justin) and Diane Sweigard (Brian); grandchildren, Riley, Maya, Dominic, Connor, Nicholas, Berke, Ryanne and Rowan; and great grandchildren, Anthony and Avianna.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at St. Joseph Parish, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. A committal service with military honors will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bud’s memory to American Legion Post #17, 113 American Legion Road, Lewes, DE 19958 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street #250, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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5 Guestbook messages for Walter M. “Bud” Slivar, Jr.

  • Mona I am so very sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Glad we saw you two at least on drive-bys in the Summer of 2020. May God give you peace and comfort although I know how difficult this is. I am praying for you. One day at a time. Love you.

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Slivar family. I miss Buddy as well as the entire Slivar clan. We will all meet again – in the meantime, some nice Polish/Irish partying going on in heaven. Love, your cousin Barbara

  • Bud, will definitely miss you calling us trouble and your smiling face when you do call us trouble.
    Rest in peace dear friend 🙏

  • Mona,
    So very sorry about Bud. I will not be able to attend funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how difficult loosing bud is he was a good man

  • RIP Buddy. You will be missed