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William E. Guise

September 13, 1937 - January 11, 2018

William E. Mike Guise, age 80, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1937, he was the son of the late Harry and Isabella (Sandoe) Guise. Mike dedicated his career in sales and advertising with the News Journal and retired after 37 years.

Mike enjoyed golf, bowling and music. He was a former member of the Diamond State Concert Band drum section. He especially enjoyed listening to blue grass music. He was very athletic and played many sports in school and was a devout Philadelphia sports fan.

Above all, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his beloved wife Claire and brother Earl Guise of Mechanicsburg PA. He is survived by his sons, William E. Mike Guise, Jr. (Julianne) of Bolingbrook, IL and James P. Guise (Lynn) of Middletown, DE. His brother, Philip Guise lives in Crystal, MN. Mike has 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Robert, Jacob and Samuel; and 3 great grandchildren, Jackson, Bennett and Elliott.

The family wishes to say a special thank you to Manor Care Pike Creek, especially his guardian angel, Sherri Compton, LPN for all of the exceptional love, care and support that they provided. We also wish to thank Heartland Hospice of Delaware for their loving care.

A visitation of family and friends will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10am until 11 am at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes and Crematory, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in William’s honor to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue , Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.

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  • Julie & Mike
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Thoughts & Prayers are with you both & your entire family.
    Elaine & David Ayers

  • Dear Julie, Mike, and family,
    So sorry to hear of Mr. Guise passing. I fondly remember his weekly visits for advertising and looked forward to seeing him and catching up on how the all the family was doing. I miss those visits and I know that the family will miss a treasured family man. Thoughts and prayers with everyone.

  • Mike, Julie and family,
    So sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful and kind man.

  • Hi Jim, my mom sent me this sad news by email. Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope these next few days will provide you and your family and close friends an opportunity for heartfelt conversations of past memories and leaves you with a peaceful thankfulness for all that your dad contributed to your character.
    Ed

  • Dear Family, I had the pleasure of working closely with Mike at the NJ for many years. He was a great guy who I shared many laughs with. I also saw your parents perform a few times in their band and they were both such nice wonderful folks. I remember them fondly. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • It was a honor and a pleasure to work and learn from Mike during our News Journal years. Mike, it’s time to tee up with Mike! A great man and friend.

  • Dear Guise Family,
    I had the pleasure of working with your dad at the News Journal many years ago. I remember him fondly. He was always friendly and happy to all of us and of course professional at all times. I hope your memories of him help you heal during this time.
    Nancy Bailey

  • Sorry for your loss. So many sweet memories. Love and hugs to you and your family.

  • Sorry for your loss.

  • I met Mike about 10 years ago at Manor Care when I was a Heartland Hospice volunteer and I continued to see him every Tuesday afternoon as a nursing home volunteer. I read him Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. I loved both Mike and Claire. They were so happy together. After Claire passed away we mourned her loss and he eased his grief with chocolate. Now he and Claire are together. I mourn the loss of both of them.