William Martin "Will" Shahan, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William Martin “Will” Shahan, Jr.

September 4, 1974 - April 12, 2022

William Martin “Will” Shahan, Jr., age 47, of Bear, DE, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 4, 1974, he was a son of Sheila and Walter Krauss and the late William Martin Shahan, Sr. Will graduated from William Penn High School in 1992. On October 3, 1998 he married the love of his life, Amy Carter. Together they raised their 4 beautiful children. As a stay-at-home dad, he loved his family and enjoyed spending many hours with them. He will always be remembered as the best husband, loving dad and dear friend. Will enjoyed life and loved making others smile and laugh. He was such a giving individual, always putting others first. Will’s favorite quote to his children was, “We all have to stick together and have each other’s back, no matter what.”

An avid Eagles fan, he enjoyed watching the Flyers, Phillies, 76ers, and Jimmy Johnson #48. As a competitive individual he loved playing horseshoes and enjoyed traveling to Hollywood, FL with his best friend, Amy. Will took great pride in watching his son play baseball. He loved his children immensely and was looking forward to the weddings of Allysa and Felicia later this year.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Hazel Hardy, and grandfather, James Hardy, who Will enjoyed taking his “Pop” for his spa days. He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Amy Nicole (Carter) Shahan; loving children, Allysa Shahan (Nick), Felicia Shahan (Robby), Alexis Shahan (Jarod), and William Shahan; siblings, Anne Hollerman (Kevin), Angel Estep (Doug), Alyssa Thomas (Justin), Bud Krauss; aunt and uncle, Donna and Mark Wright; dear friend, Uncle Lew; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

A visitation for family friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow in  Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE.


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38 Condolences for William Martin “Will” Shahan, Jr.

  • Will you left such an impact on so many!! You will never be forgotten! Fly high❤️

  • This is so devastating… my sincere condolences to all of the family. Willie was so full of life. I can’t believe this… Rest In Peace Brenda and Steve Radziewicz

  • Amy and his kids- I am so sorry to hear of Will’s passing. Always enjoyed talking baseball with Will and about the next adventures he and Amy were coming back from or planning. Sunday Fundays won’t be the same. Will be missed.


  • My heart hurts…my deepest condolences to Wills family. Hold on to each other your love will help get you through this horrible ordeal. Keeping you in my prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time. Will and I went to high school together and my daughter Madison is friends with Felicia.

  • So sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏🙏 that God Grant you peace and comfort your family as you go through this difficult time. R.I.P. Will

  • Amy, my condolences and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • My condolences and love go out to the family. I am so sorry to hear of Will’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I won’t be able make the service. I love you all. Aunt Jeanie

  • Thoughts and prayers to all family and friends. I was Felicia and Alexis’ teacher. I remember Mr Shahan coming to school with little Will. Always a smile on his face for the girls he was so proud of everyday. Keep those happy memories in your heart. He will always be with you.

  • We are at a loss for words. We are thinking of you all.
    The Ritchie’s

  • Praying God will bless and watch over the loved ones he left behind 🙏✝️

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I remember growing up next to sis and the kids and babysitting willy and annie. I also remember watching my dad coach will and my brother franks little league baseball team, castle hills reds. He will be greatly missed. Rip willy.

  • Amy words cannot express how sorry I was to hear about Will, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know I am here for you anytime or anything you need ❤

  • I am soo sorry to my extended family…I know the loss of any family member is hard. Losing my nephew and brother in the past two years just doesn’t get any easier with the days….. I will continue to keep u all in my prayers??

  • I am so sorry for this immeasurable loss. Sending so much love to the entire family during this time. Love, Julie Clark

  • Will,
    You became my friend when I was six years old. You then became of my best friends. A brother, actually. You never knew it (and would have probably hated hearing it) but you were my hero, and someone I looked up to, although we are the same age. Really hard to know what to write on here Will. I still can’t believe this. I guess because I know you loved life and getting up everyday and getting after it with the competitive streak only you could bring. Been thinking of you, Amy & the kids, and all your family and friends all week. I will do anything for your family now and forever as they would have done anything for me when we were growing up together. This is real hard for everyone because in my opinion we seemed to orbit around you, not the other way around. It’s because you are a great person and an even better family man. I love you man and miss you already. Rest easy my friend. E – A -G – L – E -S EAGLES!!!

    Jerry M. McClure

  • So sorry for your lost. You are in our prayers. God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

  • This is just unbelievable! I am so so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the whole family!

  • Amy and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss..My heart hurts for you! You are in my thoughts.❤

  • We’ll miss you Will, I’m so glad I got to see you one last time at Bud’s 30th Birthday. My one small piece of comfort that I helps is knowing what a huge and loving family you have. They will certainly stick together and watch each others backs in the midst of such a tragedy. I’m always available if any of the Shahans, Krauss’s, or anyone dealing with this grief wants to talk ❤️

  • Amy and family my thoughts and prayers to you all

  • Amy
    I am sorry for your loss. Will was such a great man. I enjoyed Coaching you son Little Will. Please know I have you in our prayers.

    Marvin Dooley

  • Sorry to hear of his loss. We grew up together as kids. He was a good guy

  • Willy was a great pitcher in HS at William Penn, a great teammate and friend, always kind to others and supportive, a genuine guy-

    Very sad to hear of his passing, my condolences to his family

    Joe Huffman
    WP Class of 1992

  • Willie you will be missed my friend (Buddy) I have known you since you were a teenager we played softball together you hung with all my sisters growing up,you were a great guy an will be missed. Go Eagles!!!

  • I am so very sorry to hear of this Sad News of Willy. We grew up all running the streets of Castle Hills. My heartfelt prayers for his wife and children, sister Anne and parents. Lord comfort them during this most difficult time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🕊

  • My condolences to you and your family
    God Bless

  • To the Krauss and Shahan families. I was so sorry to hear about Will. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • Words cannot express the loss your family is enduring. May he Rest In Peace with his family that went before him. May some of the burden be lessened by happy memories. Thoughts and prayers for all that his life has touched.

  • Shelia and family, I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  • So sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Shahan family from the William Penn baseball family. He was a fine young man and a very important member of the varsity baseball program from 1990-1992.

  • Will
    Man where do I start I remember a 8 year old handshake and a introduction from you that turned into a 40 year friendship and what a great ride it was from castlehills greens reds and babe Ruth baseball from elementary to middle school and high school we was joined at the hip from the gobble gobble bowls to ching chows and everything else in between to graduation and trips to the beach I know without a dought I did all that and more with the greatest friend a person could ask for it is with a heavy heart I give my condolences to Amy and your 4 kids to Annie Angel Alyssa and Bud And to Sheila and Walt Krauss rest easy my friend and we will see each other again

  • I didn’t know Will as an adult. Life took us in different directions but as a kid Willie was one of my best friends. So many memories with Willie and Annie growing up. Playing little league and running the streets of Castle Hills. He was a great guy even then. So nice to see how many lives he touched. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children as well as his Mom and Sister and everyone’s who’s life he touched. Thanks for some great memories Will. May you Rest In Peace.

  • Shelia, Walt and the entire Krauss/Shahan family. The loss is still unfathomable. I still cannot find words to express the sorrow we feel for you regarding Will’s passing. What an amazing life, individual and soul he was! And by the example he set by the life he led; he leaves a huge void in the wake of departing this world. Our prayer is that God Blesses and guides you all through this saddest of journeys. We pray that you will find Peace and comfort in the many wonderful memories of him that you each share. God Bless, Scott and Catherine Kelly

  • My heart breaks for all of you. I am so very sorry. I pray you all have the strength to get through this devastation, I also pray you find comfort in knowing you are loved.

  • Will was an amazing person!!
    Such a beautiful person gone too soon. My deepest condolences to the family. 🕊️🙏🏻❤️

  • Dear Amy & Family, We are heartbroken to hear of Will passing away. We are thankful we were able to see Will & you, when we were back there in December. With our heartfelt condolences.

  • Where to start, It’s hard to fathom that you’re no longer with us. We didn’t talk as much as we use to life kinda took over. Whenever we’d see each other it was like we never skipped a beat. Thank you for being a great friend. You’ll definitely be missed, rest easy Will.