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William T. “Billy” Miko

March 29, 1988 - July 5, 2020

William T. “Billy” Miko, age 32, of Monroe, MI, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Born in Newark, DE, on March 29, 1988, he was a son of John B. and Beverly B. (Hughes) Miko. After graduating from John Dickinson High School, Billy attended Siena Heights University where he received his bachelor’s degree in communications. For the past five years, he was fortunate to have job he loved working as a digital marketing manager for Sunshine Behavioral Health.

Billy loved all sports and was a huge fan of the Phillies, Raiders, and 76ers and played basketball at an early age. He had a special place in his heart for all animals, especially dogs. Billy was a very outgoing and social man who never met a stranger.

Most of all, anyone who knew Billy knows how much he loved his family. He enjoyed going to the beach with his family and friends whenever he returned to Delaware. Billy will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to know him. He will never know how many lives he has touched during his 32 years here with us.

In addition to his parents, Billy is survived by his brother, Chris Miko (Amy); sisters, Emily and Valerie Miko; paternal grandmother, Clara E. Miko; maternal grandmother, Louenette “Jerry” Hughes; step-siblings, Amanda Hajek (Erik) and Cole Beehn; step-mother, Valerie Miko; step-father, David Birchard; cousin, Brian Foskey; second cousin, Kyle Foskey; and several aunts, uncles, cousins & many dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. The family requests guests to wear casual clothing. Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy’s memory to atTAck Addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE 19701.

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46 Guestbook messages for William T. “Billy” Miko

  • You already knew this, but we all love you Bill. We’re gonna miss the hell out of you.

  • Miko Family,

    I am so very sorry for your sudden loss. I did not know William, but I enjoyed seeing his comments on facebook, banter back and forth between Chris and friends, and then reading the wonderful memories a lot of people were sharing. Much love and prayers to you all from a distant friend in Ohio.

  • Rest in paradise brother

  • For the short time Billy and I were friends I felt like I knew him for many years. He always had a smile and could make anyone feel welcome. I will never forget the many times Billy made me laugh and will greatly miss him.

  • You will be forever missed Bill. I got a hug waiting for you when I see you again. 💖

  • I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Bev,
    It’s been 30 years since we’ve seen each other. Our children grew up together in the same neighborhood Glenville.
    And they remain friends to this day. Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your son.
    May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
    Sincerely
    Lana ( Jennifer and Sarah Perrine’s mother)

  • With deepest Sympathy to the family of William T “Billy” Milo. You will be missed. Sleep on until that great resurection morning.

  • With deepest Sympathy to the family of William T “Billy” Miko. You will be missed. Sleep on until that great resurection morning. Beverly Miko so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and all the family.

  • Val and John,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sonia Afifi

  • John & Val
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • John and Val, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Try to remember all of the good times you shared.
    Deb Monter – Black & Veatch

  • Dear Miko Family, We were so sorry to hear of William’s unexpected passing. Love & prayers, Sharon & Dave Cetnar

  • So Sorry for your loss.

  • JB, Valerie, and family, we are so sad to hear of your devastating loss. Our sincere condolences to your family. Ron Sr, Ron Jr., Connie, Debbie Linskey

  • We are so saddened to hear of Billy’s passing. The loving tributes left by so many online is testament to the kind and loving individual he was. We have all of you in our prayers during this trying time. We love you all.

  • We love and miss you so much Bill. Rest in peace my brother

  • Bev, I am so so sorry for the pain you must be going through. Billy sounds like a special person who will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. KHD

  • I don’t even know the words to say how very, very sorry I am for the sudden loss of a young man. Billy you are an awesome person and I am so lucky to have had the pleasure of watching you grow into a young man. Your whole family has such a special place in my heart. Your aunt feels so blessed to be right by your side. I love you Billy.

  • Dear Miko and Hughes families. I am sorry to hear about Billy. I know it’s not easy to lose family. My mom told me and i know she is very sad. I wish you all peace and lots of love Bev and Dave and Chris. With love and respect, Deb Wooters

  • Billy, you were an amazing young man always making everyone laugh. We all will miss you greatly. My thoughts go out to the Miko family.

  • Drafts are never going to be the same without you. It was so nice when you were able to make it back to Delaware for them and even when you weren’t I was able to imagine your banter over the phone. Peace be with you and your family.

  • Dear JB,Bev and the whole family, my deepest sympathies and condolences to you all I’m so sorry for your loss of your precious son Billy. May God rest his soul.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every family member and friend of this incredible young man. There are simply no words that can appropriately express how truly sorry we are for your tragic loss. Our hope is that you are provided with a supernatural abundance of comfort and peace directly from our Father in heaven. May the all powerful strength and love available to faithful servants of Jesus Christ sustain us through even the most difficult trials. May our thoughts and prayers bring you daily comfort ! God Bless You !

  • John and Val,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Know we are thinking of you and praying for you and all the lives Billy touched.

  • Billy, you really knew how to make us laugh. I’ll miss that smiling face and bright personality. It was a joy to know you and you made us feel like apart of your family. Love you!
    Angie & Brianna

  • My prayers are for the family of dearest Billy.

  • Bev and Dave so shocked by this news. I didn’t know Billy, but my dad Art talked about him all the time. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you and your family. Love

  • Bev – so impressed by your son’s life I read about here. Truly he was one of Bev’s boys. He looks so happy in all the pictures he was in, especially the main photo. He really made good out of his life and the wonderful job he had. We don’t know yet why sad things happen to good people, but please be comforted by this: Jesus loves your son even more than you do – he is in the safest and best embrace possible.
    Love to you.
    Elisabeth

  • Val & Miko family,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I will keep the whole family in my prayers. Praying for your strength and peace.

  • I don’t know what else to say, or how to feel.
    My dad’s favorite hymn helped a bit. Until we meet again, Vilhelm:

    God be with you till we meet again;
    By his counsels guide, uphold you;
    With his sheep securely fold you.
    God be with you till we meet again.

    God be with you till we meet again;
    When life’s perils thick confound you,
    Put his arms unfailing round you.
    God be with you till we meet again.

  • OMG Bev I just saw this. I’m in tears, I can’t even imagine what you, JB and your entire family must be going through right now. This is so sad beyond words. My thoughts and heart felt sympathies to you and everyone as you go through this heartbreak. My biggest hugs I send to you ❤ love , Rhonda Cibrian Murphy, New Jersey

  • I am very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers during this time.

  • Chris and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time. Many of us were lucky enough to know Bill personally. Those of us that didn’t, were able to appreciate him through Chris’s stories. He touched so many through the years without knowing, and he will live on through all of the great memories. Rest in Peace Bill.

    Sincerely,
    Pax Inc Family

  • John and Val, I’m so saddened and sorry to read of Billy’s unexpected passing. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish you peace and comfort in this time of grief.

  • Jb Bev the entire Miko & Hughes family it’s been a long time since I broke down in tears. I don’t know what to say. Billy may you rest in peace. Love Ron.

  • Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved William. May you find comfort in all of the special memories shared.

  • Bev, I don’t know what to say. I am so sorry. This is a mother’s worst nightmare. I am thinking and praying for you.

  • So sorry about Billy. He had a great family. I feel their pain. I know he is safe in the arms of the angels. God bless all of the family. I will keep you in my prayers. Love Sue and family.

  • Word.
    We had some deep conversations.
    I ain’t no physicists but..
    I know what matter is.
    and
    We know what matters.
    and
    we know “What” matters.
    You got me and I got you. It was special.
    Who do I talk to now about the depth of the living universe?
    God keep you Bill. Liz and I love you.
    Prayers to our family.
    Hey Bill,
    I don’t know why, and don’t know why not. We can discuss this one later. You are the most intrepid seeker of life that I knew and know now. Rest well.
    See you later.

  • Bev, remember the good times, because those memories will get you through all your pain and sorrow. Take comfort in knowing that your family and friends will help you get through this difficult time. Please know that I will be praying for you and thinking about you and will be there if you need anything as you were there for me when I needed you. God Bless

  • Bev, Chris, and Dave,
    It has been quite a few years since you all came to Pleasant Hills bowling alley on Sunday nights with Billy and bowled together as a family. You quickly became my regulars as I worked the snack bar. Before I knew it your family welcomed me into your home. I spent a few special holidays and memories with you all that I have always cherished. Halloween always being my favorite. You all surly knew how to party and knew how to keep this girl laughing no matter what I had going on at the time. Billy was always a riot with his overly active hyper self. Forever doing something off the wall but forever making everyone laugh. From what I hear he never changed throughout the years. I pray that you all hold tight to the happy memories and hold tight to each other. I know he will forever be the young boy who would innocently flirt and crack jokes with me as he waited for his French fries.
    Your family will remain my thoughts and prayers.
    My Deepest Sympathies
    Love,
    Shanon

  • So sorry for your loss John and Val. Seek comfort in the memories you made and the life he lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of this. I worked across the hall from Bill. He would come over and say hello sometimes. Always super friendly. Polite. He talked highly of his family in Delaware. Truly one of a kind. Love to all of you. 💗

  • I will never forget that summer in the Buick. 50 Cent was all we could hear. Stuck in the tape deck. See you on the other side.