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.