Robert Ellis Methvin "Bob"

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


Submitted by Nicole on
I'm truly sorry for your loss. May you cherish those precious moments until the day you are reunited. John 5:28,29

Submitted by SY on
To the Methvin family sorry for your loss. May you draw close to the hearer of prayer Jehovah God at this difficult time. Psalms 147:3

Submitted by Barbara Jo Apichella on
To the Methvin family whom I have know for so long: sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. I did not learn of his passing until his services were over, or I most certainly would have been there. I was so sorry to miss my opportunity to express these wishes in person. I remember Bob fondly, always with a smile on his face. Remember all the good times you had with him, and may you be comforted that now he is in the loving arms of God. Perhaps the passage of time will ease your sorrow. Love to all of you, B.J. Apichella

Submitted by Rebecca on
Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My condolences to you and your family, May you find comfort in these words at Rev 21:4.