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William H. Jewell, Jr.

“Bill-Maaco”

William H. Jewell, Jr., age 65, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, surrounded and strengthened by the love of his greatest source of pride, his family.

Although born in Radford, VA, Bill considered himself a Delaware native, having been raised in Brandywine Hundred and a graduate of Brandywine High School, class of 1973.

Known in the Newark community as “Bill-Maaco”, Bill owned and operated Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting for over 35 years before retiring in 2017.  He built a reputable business from the ground up by treating his customers, vendors and employees alike with the same honesty and respect he showed all people throughout his life. He was annually honored by his peers for his successful operation of his Maaco center. 

Bill’s greatest joy was always his family and taking care of them. He loved the outdoors; fishing and playing golf were both interests he enjoyed doing with his father. Bill also loved to travel; he could often be found studying a map or atlas just for his own entertainment. Reading was a favorite pastime; he retired his business but never his mind.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth G. Jewell; and father, William H. Jewell, Sr. Living on through his example and treasuring his memory are his wife, Cindy (Baldwin); son, Adam (Jamie); and daughters, Lindsay and Laura (Bruce).  He considered the title “Pop” by his four grandchildren, Paige, Kabry, Jaxon and Olivia, to be one of his greatest blessings. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister, Debbye Kauffman; and brother, Tom Jewell. The outpouring of love and support offered by family and friends spoke to the impact Bill had on all their lives.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services will be held privately.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Delaware Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion, and suggests donations in lieu of flowers to Delaware Hospice at 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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33 Guestbook messages for William H. Jewell, Jr.

  • We are so surprised and saddened upon hearing of Bill’s death. The happy memories of our families interactions over the years has been our focus since hearing of it.

    Our sincerest condolences

  • So sorry for our friend and family man. 😇🙏

  • My sincere sympathy to Cindy, and the rest of Bill’s family.
    May he rest, in the Everlasting Arms of our Lord.
    And may you all have many little “hellos”, from Heaven.

  • Prayers and sincere condolences to the family. I had great respect for Bill. He was a great guy and will be missed. I will remember him with the fondest memories.

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  • RIP my Maaco Brother

  • My heart is saddened to see this news. Our family has known your family all of our lives. Keeping up after my brother past, was difficult. Now they are in Heaven together ,having more great times. Bill always made us laugh. His kindnesses will always be remembered. W e are blessed to have had him in our family as another brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cindy and the entire Jewell family. He will be in my heart forever. Much love to all at this sad time.

  • I’m so saddened to hear of the pass of Bill. He was always a kind and loving father and husband. I’ll never forget the good times had during our many hockey games on the road or the kindness Bill showed to Daniel throughout the year. My heart breaks for all of you and you have my prayers and positive thoughts to get through this tough time.

  • The world has truly lost a gentle soul. May he rest in peace.

  • Cindy and family, words cannot express the total sadness I feel with the loss of your husband and father and grandfather. I have a lot of fond memories of Bill from our high school years and he truly was a very caring loving guy. God bless you all and God bless Bill. May he Rest In Peace.

  • I have so many fond memories of time spent with Bill. Basketball, golf, walks in the woods with his dog Sam, concerts, and of course trips to Vermont. Words are hard to find that describe the influence our youthful friendship had on me. I can still hear his laugh and will always cherish the times and conversations we shared.

    My condolences to the Jewell family. I know he will be greatly missed.

    Best wishes,

    Tom

  • Cindy, Sending my condolences to you, Adam, Lindsay and Laura as well as Tom and Debbye and all the grandchildren. He loved you all and Cindy, you and your kids were the pride of his life. He was sweet and generous and he will be greatly missed! Love you, Faith

  • Our sincere condolences to the Jewel family. Bill will always be remembered as one of those special “MAACO family”members.
    Sincerely,
    Ron and Maryann Wuchko

  • Wow this is a hard loss. I worked for bill for about 8 years. Awesome guy to work for very understanding of any situation. I was a giants fan and he was an eagles fan, but that kept our relationship churning if you know what I mean! Bill you will always be remebered. Also my condolences to the family sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers please stay strong.

    -Felix

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope your wonderful memories will ease your grief with the passing of time.

  • Cindy,Adam,Laura,Linsay,Debbye,and Tom,
    Our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family. We loved Bill,and our fondest memories will remain in our hearts. He will be saddly missed.The love for his family will live on,and the love of others during this time will help ease your pain. Our love and prayers at this time to all. Rest in peace Bill
    Carol and Len

  • This breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes. Bill gave me my first job at 18 yrs old and I enjoyed many years with the Marco family. He was an amazing leader, mentor and man. Cindy, my deepest condolences to you and your family

  • My heart is heavy learning this news. I have such fond memories of times spent with my brother Bill, Bill Jewell and their crew on trips to Vermont back in the day. I’m sure they are smiling down on us. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Cindy and the family. 💞💞

  • Sad and shocked to hear of Bill’s death. My deepest condolences. Fond memories of him as we were growing up in Fairfax. My thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏

  • Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Cindy. It is wonderful to have such a large family for support.

  • I was very saddened by the news of Bill’s death. I remember him fondly. Always a good friend and loyal companion to his school community, Bill will be remembered for his warm smile, benevolent disposition, and light-hearted sense of humor. So sorry for your loss at such a young age. He will be dearly missed. Thinking of you all during this time with sincerest sympathy.

  • Bill was a lover of life and family and friends. Our condolences to Cindy, Adam, Lauren and Lindsey. We send our love during this sad time.

  • Sending my deepest condolences! Keeping all of you close to my heart and in my prayers!
    XoXo

  • We are so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Our sincerest condolences with many prayers for the Jewell family.

  • Dear Cindy, Debbye and family,
    I just learned of Bill’s passing. I send my deepest condolences.
    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Debbie

  • Cindy,

    I was so saddened by the news of your loss. Please know that Evern and I are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Tasha and Evern

  • Bill was my best friend for years and we always stayed close. His friendship is irreplaceable.
    My condolences to Cindy and the family. God bless you all and find peace in that he is painfree and in heaven with loved ones.

  • Please except our deepest condolences from our family to yours. Bill was a great man. Will miss talking to him down the club and at meetings. A true outdoors man. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you.
    Donna & Ronnie Lee

  • My dear Cindy & Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Just watching the video made me realize that Bill is now at peace. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult and sad time.
    Love, Mary

  • I was so sorry to hear about Bill’s illness and his passing. A great guy. Smitty’s best friend, a frequent and welcome visitor to our house when they were kids. We all loved Bill. My condolences to Cindy, Adam, Laura & Lindsay. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to Cindy and the family. I worked for Bill more than thirteen years. after working at his shop for a few years I was promoted to Painter. He gave me the opportunity to become the professional I am today in this industry. He was definitely one of my best employers and friends over that time and even after leaving the shop. I watched his kids grow up over the years and become great young people, whom he cherished. Bill was the type of employer who celebrated his employees. Every year he took his employees and their spouses out around Christmas for dinner to show his appreciation! I became a husband, father and a professional while working for Bill. I Thank him for giving me the opportunity and for believing in me. May you rest in Eternity with God.

  • Cindy, we were so saddened to hear this news. Bill was one of a kind….so much fun to be around and gracious. We’ll always remember his million dollar smile and chuckle. He always called us before convention to make sure we were going. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.