Robert Ellis Methvin “Bob”, 83 of Newark passed away peacefully at home on July 3, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Bob was born in Riverside, NJ, the son of the late Ella Mae (Schock) and John Luther Methvin. He graduated from Bartram High School in Philadelphia and worked as a crew chief for Boeing, Inc. He served as a union leader for the UAW and enjoyed playing volleyball. His first wife, Janice passed away in 1984.
Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years, Catharine (Coursey) Methvin; his children and spouses, Robert E. Methvin, Jr. and Jeanne of Newark, Linda and John Eklund of Lewes and Donna and Robert Smith of Kennett Square, PA; his step-children and spouses, John and Karen Shahadi of Oxford, PA, Catherine and Drew Mariani of Green Bay, WI and Greta and Matt Savage of Wilmington; his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Frank Goushas of Lewes; his 20 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 11 AM at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where friends may call after 9 AM. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the National Association of American Veterans, 1725 I St NW #300, Washington, DC 20006.Mealeyfuneralhomes.com