William Carl “Bill” “Dida” Stump - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William Carl “Bill” “Dida” Stump

December 9, 1938 - May 9, 2023

William Carl “Bill” “Dida” Stump, age 84, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

Born in Uniontown, PA on December 9, 1938, he was a son of the late George and Dorothy Stump. Bill married JoAnn Monica Lasko on November 30, 1957 in Cumberland, MD and settled in Newark, DE, where he and JoAnn raised their family. He worked for and retired from the Chrysler Corporation.

Bill had many passions including golf, cards, billiards, Bocci Ball and was an all-around sports enthusiast and fan – Go Blue Hens! While he was a huge Philadelphia sports team fan, he always had a soft spot in his heart for anything Pittsburgh. Bill touched many lives as a coach of baseball and football in the Newark American Little League, Newark Babe Ruth, and Capital Trail Football organizations. Bill was first and foremost a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, George; and grandson, Jason. Bill is survived by his wife, JoAnn; brother, Jim of Tazwell, VA; children, Bill (Cheryl) of Newark, DE, Jeff (Hollie) of Charlotte, NC, and Patti (Lee) of Ocean City, MD; grandchildren, Bryan of Delray Beach, FL, Cami (Wright) of Charlotte, NC, Brandon of Newark, DE and Jeffrey (Jennifer) of Concord, NC; and great-granddaughter, Lily of Newark, DE.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at St. Joseph Parish, 319 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. A private family burial will be at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online by clicking here.


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11 Condolences for William Carl “Bill” “Dida” Stump

  • Dear Jim and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack and Alice

  • My heartfelt sympathy to the Stump family♥️ Bill was an amazing man,loved by all who knew him. Love to the family,your in my thoughts and prayers🙏 Barbara Amato

  • Our deep and sincere condolences to JoAnn, Billy and Cheryl, Brandon and entire Stump family. We loved Bill and always enjoyed conversations when we all got together. Will be forever remembered and loved ❤️. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏🏻

  • Hey Bill and Jeff it’s Steve Brooks so sorry to see your dad passed. I will never forget the trio of Brooks DeStefano STUMP. 3 GREAT DADS. maybe the three will reunite. So sorry guys great man your dad

  • Joann,

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most
    difficult time. Cherish all the memories.

  • Bill and Jeff, so sorry for your loss. I have only good memories of the times involving the Stump family. My thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

  • Condolences to you all and love and support.

  • Many great memories of Mr. Stump. The grapeish color station wagon. My condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers with you.

  • So sorry to hear. I remember Mr. Stump so well from Babe Ruth baseball where I played alongside Bill and Jeff. He was always encouraging and offered great advice. Condolences to the family.

  • Bill will always be remembered as a great guy who as I understand it would do anything to help out anyone who needed his help whether in ordinary life or sports!!

  • I cannot express how saddened I was to hear the news of your fathers passing. He was truly a wonderful man. God gained a true Angel. I hope your memories will keep him alive and close to your hearts. Sueann Hall