FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Joseph H. Crowley

Joseph H. Crowley, age 69 of Middletown, DE passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 28, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Mary (Kelly) and Earl Crowley. Joseph graduated from Wilmington High School and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked and retired from the United States Postal Service in Newport, where he worked as a Window Technician for 35 years. After retiring from the postal service, he worked in security for 11 ½ years at Governor Bacon Health Center. In his spare time, Joseph served as a Boy Scout Leader and owned and operated A. Greenware Shoppe in Wilmington. He also collected knives, loved to fish, enjoyed Rock ‘n’ Roll from the 1950s-60s and country music, and took great pride in mowing his lawn. Joe also loved to travel, recently visiting Ireland with his wife. He was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Delaware City. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Jonathan Crowley in 1990.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wilma “Bea” Crowley; his son, Joseph H. Crowley, II and his wife, Michelle of Clayton, DE; and his grandchildren, Jessica, Drake, Onna, and Russell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Delaware City at 1 P.M., where friends may call after 11:30 A.M. Burial will be held on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 10 A.M. at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Port Penn Volunteer Fire Company, 26 W Market St, Port Penn, DE 19731.

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Submitted by Erin Bradigan on
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I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I worked for many years at Gov. Bacon with Joe, as well as his wife Bea & son Joe. I remember Joe fondly. He had a lot of fishing stories he would share. It was very apparent that his wife, son, & grandchildren brought him a lot of joy. My thoughts & prayers for Bea & Joe Jr. Sincerely, Erin Bradigan

Submitted by Rose Amadio on
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Bea, So sorry to hear about Joe. I remember all the fun we had doing ceramics and our late nite sessions. Thoughts and prayers your way. Ron and Rose Amadio

Submitted by Christina Morris on
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I knew Joe from working together for many years t GBHC He was a great fit, always had stories to tell and got along with everyone. His wife Bea and his family especially his grandchildren were his pride and joy. My deepest condolences to his wife Bea and his family on their loss.

Submitted by RETIRED POSTAL ... on
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JOE FAMILY/FRIENDS-SINCERE CONDOLENCES-LIKED TATOOS ON EACH FIST-WORKED W/ JOE PART TIME DRIVING LAUNDRY TRUCK AND POST OFFICE-BIG HEART AND CARING-RETIRED POSTAL WORKERS ENJOYED JOE'S COMPANY BOTH ON/OFF THE JOB. JOE LIKED RATTLESNAKE HUNTING IN TEXAS YEARS AGO. RIP JOE.

Submitted by Jean & Bill Davis on
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Bea & Joseph, So sorry for your loss of Joe / Joe-boy as my Bill still refers to him! He was a good man. Glad he has reunited with Jonathan.Remembering you all fondly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jean & Bill Davis (formerly of W. 19th St.)

Submitted by Jean & Bill Davis on
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Bea & Joseph, So sorry for your loss of Joe / Joe-boy as my Bill still refers to him! He was a good man. Glad he has reunited with Jonathan.Remembering you all fondly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jean & Bill Davis (formerly of W. 19th St.)

Submitted by sue gutowski on
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Bea, so sorry for the loss of your husband.. Prayers and thoughts, Sue and Christina

Submitted by shelley thawley on
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Bea and Joe I send my deepest condolences for the loss of Joe. I have many memories of Joe from working at GBHC. Shelley