302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Coleman Everett Bye, Jr.

Coleman Everett Bye, Jr., Age 89 of Wilmington, DE died Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

He graduated St. Andrew’s School 1949 and University of Virginia 1953

Coley, a nickname that he acquired, was President of The Mercantile Press, Inc. He was the third generation in the family owned business.

His hobbies included the history of the Civil War, The College of Life Long Learning, boating, bicycling, photography, researching and collecting fine wine and reading.

Coley was a member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Wilmington, a member of the Civil War Roundtable and Printing Industries of Delaware. He was a member of St. Alban’s Church where he served as a Vestryman. He is a present member of Calvary Hillcrest Episcopal Church, Wilmington.

He is preceded in death by his parents Coleman E. Bye, Sr. and Edith (Brinton) Bye and his half brother Robert W. Jeffers. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Jane (Schaller) Bye and his children, Coleman E. Bye, III of Newark, James A. Bye (Debra) of Landenberg, PA, and his daughter Julia B. Siegerman (Brad) of West Chester, PA, and four grandchildren, Tyler, Danielle, Nicole and Jacob, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10am from the Calvary Hillcrest Church, 304 Lore Ave., Wilmington, 19809. Interment will be private.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Christiana Care, Wilmington, Cadia Silverside and Seasons Hospice for their exceptional compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Hillcrest Church at the above address or to the Salvation Army, 400 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 19801.

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10am from the Calvary Hilltop Church, 304 Lore Ave., Wilmington, 19809. Interment will be private.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Christiana Care, Wilmington, Cadia Silverside and Seasons Hospice for their exceptional compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Hilltop Church at the above address or to the Salvation Army, 400 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 19801.

 

 

 

 

 

Condolences

    Catherine A Maguire writes,
    Remember Me author Unknown Remember me with smiles not tears, For all the joy through all the years. Recall the closeness that was ours, A love as "sweet" as fragrant flowers. Don't dwell on thoughts that cause you pain, We'll see each other once again. I am at peace...try to believe, It was my time...I had to leave. But "what a view", I have from here, I see your face, I feel you near, I follow you throughout the day, You're not alone along the way. And when god calls you...you will be , Right by my side...right here with me. Till then, I'll wait by heaven's door, We'll be united...evermore! May perpetual light shine upon him! Love, prayers and sympathy for your loss, Catherine
    01/04/2019 08:34 am
    Louis Aviola writes,
    To. Coley’s family: I am sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. He was a kind and gentle man who gave me a job selling printing in the early eighties. I will keep him in my prayers. May his soul Rest In Peace.
    01/05/2019 12:13 pm

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