Warren Harrington

Born October 20, 1929

Warren Harrington, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 1, 2014, after a ten year battle with cancer.

Warren was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 20, 1929, and was the son of the late Harry H. Harrington and Rhoda Brittingham Harrington. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. After his honorable discharge from the military, Warren would go on to make his career as a steel fabricator with Newarc Welding, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

Warren enjoyed woodworking and golf in his leisure time. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who adored spending time with his beloved family.

Warren is survived by his wife of 65 years, Merle M. Harrington; son, W. David Harrington (Joyce) of Bear, DE; daughter, Bonnie King (Peter) of Hockessin, DE; 4 grandchildren, Kimberly Hartzell, Tara Schad (Brian), Jennifer King and Courtney King (fiancée, Brett Bigler); 5 great grandchildren, Meghan, Joshua , Jordan, Logan and Taylor.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Christiana Care for the exceptional care given to Warren during his illness.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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9 Condolences for Warren Harrington

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. You can find much comfort in the Holy Scriptures which assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  • Chuck and I will miss Warren’s gentle smile and quiet spirit. The love for his family was very special. Even thought we were not members of his family he made us feel as if we were. He was a very special man. God Bless.

  • Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will miss his big warm smile.
    Peace and Grace,
    Amy, Doug, Joel and Daniel

  • Grandpa,

    You were such a wonderful example and inspiration in my life. I will always cherish the years I had with you…Sunday dinners, coins in my piggy bank, listening to your stories, taking your advice about so many things in life especially driving and cutting the grass. You made a mark on so many lives and I am so honored to call you grandpa. I love you so much and not a day will go by that I won’t think about you…I will miss you but never ever forget you…Love, Kimberly

  • To our best neighbor ever. Our thoughts are with you Meryl and your entire family. Warren was our 2nd father to us. I will never forget our cutting grass together every Thursday it was our weekly routine. We also had so much fun on our wine days. The topics of conversations we had in my kitchen between Richard, Dutch & Warren….WOW! We had a blast. I wonder who was right most of the time? There was so many times Richard walked out of there fuming. We loved it. I am so glad that we have these great memories of such a warm, caring and so considerate man. He was always there for us and we are here for you Meryl. Thank you for letting us come over to see him and if you need anything at all we are here. We love you.

  • To Merle:
    My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband of 65 years. As your friend from Shue School, I always think of you with the fondest memories, and I hold you dear to my heart as you endure this loss.

  • Merle,
    This is Dean A Boshart from the administration of Shue School that you served so faithfully the entire time I was at Shue School. My wife and I are right behind you in years married this is our 55th and counting. I will be praying for you in your loss and praying that God will continue to bless and care for you in the absence of your beloved husband, Warren.

  • Merle, I’m sorry to hear of the death of Warren, your husband. I remember several stories that included Warren during our many years together at Shue. Keep the faith. You had 65 wonderful years. Wow!

  • Dear Harrington Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. I remember, as a kid and neighbor, how handsome Warren was. I have fond memories of your family as I was growing up in Brookside. My thoughts are with you.