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Wilbert G. Meyer

Born March 18, 1929

Wilbert G. Meyer, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Born in Rochester, NY on March 18, 1929, Wilbert was a son of the late Clarence and Eleanor (Spragur) Meyer. He proudly served his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy from 1948 until his honorable discharge in 1970, after a tour of duty in Vietnam. A talented mechanic, Wilbert made his career with Anchor Motor Freight, retiring in 1992 after 20 years of employment. He also worked briefly as a service manager with Firestone.

Wilbert was a longtime member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle. He was a devoted and loving father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be very dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Wilbert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy L. (Conner) Meyer. He is survived by his children, William Meyer, of New Castle, Ruth Vido (Vic) of Oxnard, CA, and Jill Moran (Carl) of Fredericksburg, VA; brother, Clarence Meyer of Salisbury, MD; grandchildren, Carl Moran of Omaha, NE and Tiffany Retchless (Matt) of Bellevue, NE; great grandchildren, Tyler, Olivia, and Alyssa Moran, Kiernan McKown, and Jaxson Retchless; and companion, Mildred West.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 9:30 am on Friday morning, June 23, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wilbert’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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9 Condolences for Wilbert G. Meyer

  • May Pops rest in heavenly peace with his wife Mom-mom. And now be closer to his loved ones that have passed before him. May the family be blessed during this sorrowful time. Much love, Cindy Moran

  • We Love and Miss you Pops! You truly are gone but not forgotten.

  • Jill,
    They say that every person passes away twice. Once when your heart stops beating and finally when the last living person speaks your name. Every now and then I say my parents and my sisters name out loud and it really does help keep them alive for me and helps me remember them with great joy instead of sorrow.

    May you find peace and joy in your memories

    Love
    Mike & Kim

  • PrAyers are with you, Bill

  • Jill, Carl and family,
    Please accept my condolences. Your father was a very kind, loving man. He will continue to live in your heart just like your Mom does. Take good care.
    Kate Sabrowskie

  • Dear Meyer Family,

    It is truly the end of an era with the passing of a truly great and gentle man. I have such fond memories of Bill (sorry – I HAVE to call him Mr. Meyer. I was in high school when I first met him and parents didn’t HAVE first names in our generation!) He was wise, skilled in just about anything, and always kind. He and his wife would play cards with my parents constantly; I felt as though they were my second set of parents. SO hard to lose such a dear person, but be at peace that Mr. Meyer made a huge difference in this world.

    Kay (Timko) Meade

  • Mr. Bill was a good man. Glad I got to know him just a little bit. I was fascinated by his stories from his Seabee days and appreciated my time with him.

  • We were so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our condolences are with his loving family and friends.

  • Rest in peace brother Sea Bee.