302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Clyde Edward Bishop

Clyde Edward Bishop of Hockessin, Delaware, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 79.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, “Ed” earned his Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Bellarmine College. He went on to earn a Master’s degree from Clemson University and his Doctorate Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Georgia. He was the foremost expert in ozonolysis and spent a 25 year career working in the chemical industry. He was the Director of Research and Development for Basell before retiring. In that time, he developed several new technologies and holds over six patents. In his retirement, Ed taught ethics at Wilmington University and found joy in imparting his wisdom to students.

Ed was an active member of St. Mary’s of Assumption parish, where he was known for serving Wednesday mass and being a valued contributor to Patricians. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus where he held a rank of Knight of the Third Degree. His other memberships included the American Chemical Society, and a donor member to the University of Georgia Alumni Association, the Clemson University Alumni Association, and the Bellarmine University Alumni Association.

Ed was a beloved husband and father. He loved to read and golf. In his golfing prime, he was very proud of his golf score of 82. Ed was happiest surrounded by the chaos of his family. Those who knew Ed knew him to be friendly and talkative and to always have a story to tell.

He is preceded in death by his sons, John and Phillip; his sister, Patricia Crabtree; his parents, Clyde and Ruth; and his beloved German Shepherd Dog, Fawn. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; his sons Richard and Michael (Annie Lester); his daughters Sophia (Tait Pollard) and Liesbeth Webster (Paul); his granddaughter Elizabeth; his grandson Phillip Webster; and several siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Salesianum School, Phillip A. Bishop Scholarship Fund, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802.


Funeral Services

Funeral mass to be held at 10:30am, Monday, May 13 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm Sunday, May 12 at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE.


    Freddie and Terri Foster writes,
    Johanna, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    05/09/2019 09:23 pm
    Billie J. Ballard writes,
    Hugs to my Bishop family. You have my deepest condolences. I loved Eddie and our brilliant conversations.
    05/09/2019 09:40 pm
    Billie J Ballard lit a candle
    05/09/2019 09:48 pm
    Judi Gladstone writes,
    My deepest condolences to Johanna, her children & grandchild. I know he is with his son . May he Rest In Peace.
    05/09/2019 10:08 pm
    Judi & Alissa Gladstone lit a candle and writes,
    Our most sincere condolences to Johanna, her children, & grandchildren. May Ed Rest In Peace.
    05/09/2019 10:15 pm
    Linda Rinaldi writes,
    Johanna - I was so very sorry to hear this today. I am at a loss for words. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do - anything at all - please just let me know. I am here to help you in any way that I can. Linda
    05/09/2019 10:34 pm
    Laurie Guinard lit a candle and writes,
    I am so sorry for your loss, Johanna. If there is anything I can do for you or your family, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
    05/10/2019 08:34 am
    Romy and ZIta AQUINO Newark, DE lit a candle and writes,
    We are very saddened by the passing of Ed. A brilliant, but humble man....most importantly, a faithful Christian. We already miss him at the daily mass at St. Mary. He truly was a blessing to all who knew him. May God grant him eternal rest. Johanna and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and strength in His loving arms, and the warm embraces of friends. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    05/10/2019 07:41 pm
    Billie J. Ballard lit a candle and writes,
    So, so, very sorry!
    05/12/2019 03:17 pm
    Dr. Robert L. Jones Jr writes,
    I cannot begin to convey the loss: a very distant light, someone from whom I gained so much: knowledge, information, insight from, once upon that time. The years I spent working for and with Dr. Bishop were sometimes tumultuous, but always teaching: life situations and chemistry. He was very giving, always with an answer, always helpful. A very bright spirit. I still tell his stories and hear him sometimes, in the back of my mind. I was sure he would live forever.
    05/13/2019 11:33 am
    Miles Dearth lit a candle and writes,
    Deepest condolences to Ed's family. Just out of school in Columbus Ohio, I worked under Ed. He was a great mentor and friend. So capable and excruciatingly frank. His insights inspired always. The rarest of chemical technologists. I bragged on him and his impact on me to many in my closest circles giving thanks for having known him. I have often thought of Ed, and usually applied the question, "What would Ed have done in my shoes?" God, please usher in this great servant and thank you for bringing him to the many people he touched including me while he was among us. Amen. Rest in peace.
    05/15/2019 10:58 am
    Janice Colvin lit a candle and writes,
    Johanna, I wanted to say how sorry and sad I am to hear of the passing of your husband. My deepest condolences to you and your family. It's obvious from the write up that he was really great guy, and an active participant in many aspects of life, touching many with his kindness. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, at this time, and in the future. Janice
    05/16/2019 10:42 am

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