Wayne C. Whalen, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Wayne C. Whalen, Jr.

June 7, 1977 - March 3, 2023

Wayne C. Whalen, Jr. age 45, of Millsboro, DE, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 7, 1977, he was a son of Cecilia M. (Ferris) and Wayne C. Whalen, Sr.

Wayne was previously employed by Mountaire, DelDOT, and Laidlaw Corp., but most recently worked as an operator at SPI Pharma, Inc. He was a member of Long Neck United Methodist Church.  Wayne was very proud of his previous service as a volunteer firefighter at Holloway Terrace Fire Company, Station 20 for many years.

He was happiest spending time with his family and friends, whether it was crabbing, playing horseshoes and cornhole, relaxing at Paradise Grill, or cheering on the Eagles and Phillies. Wayne also enjoyed cooking and was known as the family grill master.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Michelle Whalen (Katie) of Wilmington, DE, Timothy Whalen of Millsboro, DE, and Toni Wright (Chris) of Akron, OH; children, Theresa Whalen, Alexis Whalen, Kyle Marsh, Lauren Montgomery, and Madison Whalen; fiancée, Tammy Orta; grandchildren, Zayden and Prudence; and 6 nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to, atTAcK Addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE 19701 or by clicking here or to Holloway Terrace Fire Company, Station 20, 700 West Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.


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25 Condolences for Wayne C. Whalen, Jr.

  • I miss you so much Wayne. You will always be in my heart. I will forever love you. Until we meet again ❤️

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Comfort and love. Rest easy .

  • Cele and Wayne , Sorry to hear , Chuck

  • Wayne, Ceil and family, so very sorry for your loss. Saying prayers and sending condolences.

  • I knew him when he was in diapers and always called him Waynie. Whenever he and Douglas were together as children you had to keep a close eye on them since they were a little awnry, lol. Time and remembrance will heal your broken hearts. I am deeply sorry for the whole family’s loss.

    With much love and Sympathy,
    Aunt Christine

  • My heart breaks for the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Wayne, Cecil, and family my sincere condolences to your family. May he rest in peace.
    Claire Noble

  • To the Whalen Family and Tammy, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God’s hands guide you through this difficult time. RIP Wayne

  • My condolences to the family and close friends of Wayne. He was a good guy. I knew him from living in the neighborhood and going to some colonial schools together.

  • My deepest condolences to your family Wayne was a great guy. I know he will be missed greatly. Prayers to the family

  • So sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family

  • I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news for his family and friends. Such a great guy that remember growing up with in the neighborhood together. I remember many bike rodes in the terrace. God bless you all and I hope you cling on to wonderful memories and I pray the healing begins.

  • Wayne and Cecilia we are saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Cele, Wayne and family,
    we were so saddened to hear about the recent passing of young Wayne. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Mark and Marge Gott

  • Ceil and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. May Wayne rest in peace and comfort. He will always be with you in spirit. ❤️

  • Our sincere condolences to Wayne and Cecilia and the family. We are thinking of you Jerry and LInda Harrison

  • Our condolences to his family and friends, may he Rest Easy. Thoughts and prayers to all ❤️

  • Sending my condolences to Tammy and his entire family. Tammy was the love of his life. Every time my husband and I would run into Wayne; all he would talk about is Tammy and how thankful he was of her. Tammy, continue to lean on God and he will pull you through this.

  • So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family and friends.

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!!!

  • So sorry for your loss and prayers to you and family. ❤️🙏

  • Sending my condolences to Tammy and her daughters during this difficult time. Tammy and Wayne shared a special bond. Seeing them together, so happy, and so loving always made me smile. Wayne would constantly tell me how much he loved Tammy and her girls. May you find peace knowing he is resting in paradise.

  • We are so so sorry for your loss, it is never easy, and we hope that with time you will all feel a little lighter. We love and are thinking of you. — Bonnie, Joe Cosner-Yost & boys, — Caroline & Spencer Cosner & Family, and — Joan Cosner

  • Very sorry to learn about your loss. We go way back and I have many good memories of my old friend . I’ll see you soon on the other side my brother, I love you

  • Just found out about Wayne and I’m hurting. I worked with Wayne at Laidlaw, played baseball with him and enjoyed time together at my place in Holloway Terrace. My hearts goes out to family. I’ll keep you in prayer, dam I’m at a loss……