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Curtis Covelli

“My favorite people call me Dad.”
Curtis Raymond Covelli, age 65, of Ocean View, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at home with family.
Curt was born in Wilmington, DE in 1957, the first child of Raymond and Margaret (Knotts) Covelli. He graduated in 1975 from McKean High School, and he attended the University of Delaware. He worked at Dupont Experimental Station, where he worked for over 25 years and he met his wife, Carmen.
Curt was well-loved by family and friends. Curt’s role as a devoted father made him an avid fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions, where both his children graduated with honors. An Eagles season ticket holder, he was also a die-hard fan of the Phillies and Sixers. He was a gifted aficionado and walking almanac of all things sports. He was a passionate golfer and loved music and history. A lifelong learner who excelled at trivia, and a jack-of-all trades who could fix anything.
Anyone who started a conversation with Curt as a stranger, walked away from him as a friend. As the many people who loved him could attest, his positive energy, storytelling, quick wit, and his laugh would light up the room. He was always supportive and ready to lend a helping hand.
He was predeceased by his parents, his Uncle Jack (Knotts), and his Aunt Betty (Sobieski). He will be dearly missed by his family and friends: his wife of 32 years, Carmen, his son Curtis Jr., his daughter, Gina, and her husband, Brian, his many relations, and his countless friends.

Funeral Services

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday October 8, 2022 at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A memorial service will follow.


    The Ward Family lit a candle and writes,
    We have many fond memories of Curtis growing up. He was fun loving, caring and a great husband and father. We are wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning.
    10/01/2022 02:48 pm
    Debbie Bowden lit a candle and writes,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Curt. I've known him all my life - All the parties at Aunt Julie's and Uncle Jim's - he was part of the family - nothing but great memories he could always make you smile may he RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with you
    10/01/2022 04:52 pm
    Keith Reid and Family
    10/01/2022 05:44 pm
    Hilda Blood writes,
    L O V E
    10/01/2022 06:29 pm
    David Grewell lit a candle and writes,
    We are so sorry to hear the news of this great loss. I only met him once but new is son Curtis very well and know they were deserving very proud of each other.
    10/01/2022 08:48 pm
    John and bonnie slank lit a candle and writes,
    John and Curt worked together for years. we are so sorry for his family and this terrible loss.
    10/02/2022 07:29 am
    Morgan Family writes,
    We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Time spent with Curt would always include laughter and great stories. We were fortunate to have Curt be one our groomsmen 43 years ago and remember celebrating at his wedding as well. Even though we did not see him often, it was always great fun to be in his company ! We send our deepest sympathies and love to the family❤️❤️❤️🙏😪
    10/02/2022 02:16 pm
    Pat Coll writes,
    Deepest sympathy to Carmen and family. Curt was a wonderful man who enjoyed life and loved his family❤️
    10/03/2022 02:06 pm
    Donna, Tara, Jamie, and Patrick Johnston lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Carmen, Curtis, and Gina, I am so sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. He was a close cousin and we grew up together. He always made me laugh and our sense of humor and outlook on life were very similar. I’m so glad I had a chance to spend time with him last year at Casey’s wedding. It’s a memory I will cherish always. My heart goes out to all of you during this sorrowful time.
    10/03/2022 05:12 pm
    Craig Harrington writes,
    So very sorry to learn of Curt's passing. He was a great guy wearing a smile every time I saw him, whether at an Eagle's game or on the golf course. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to Carmen and his children. Rest in peace, brother.
    10/03/2022 05:24 pm
    Diane writes,
    I remember Curt when he went to Oak Grove Elementary School. For some reason, I never forgot him. He was a very nice boy back then. RIP Curt. Condolences to the family.
    10/04/2022 12:10 pm
    Cindy and Mark Mcfall lit a candle and writes,
    We had such a great time playing golf with him Jim introduced us and had had so much fun . Even tho we only new him for a short time it’s like we new him all our life Rest In Peace Curt .We also want to send our prayers to his family and friends .❤️🙏 Love Mark and Cindy
    10/04/2022 03:29 pm
    Kilmer writes,
    Russ and I send our sympathy to the Covelli Family at this sad time. It was always great to see Curt and his Family enjoying time together at Cedar Shores in the Summer. Thinking of you all, Kathy Kilmer
    10/04/2022 10:33 pm
    Susan and John Sivori lit a candle and writes,
    We are so sorry to hear of Curt passing. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Condolences to Carmen and family..
    10/05/2022 06:57 am
    Iris R. Craighead writes,
    My Love and Sympathy goes out to the family of the late Curt Covelli. I worked with both Curtis and Carmen at the Exp Station. Two beautiful Lovers from the Inside out. Too real to be forgotten!! Iris Craighead Matt.5:4
    10/05/2022 12:19 pm
    Drew Woodall writes,
    Dear Carmen, I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. Curt was a “guys guy”, could talk sports no matter what season and had a laugh that was infectious. He would often speak of his family….he really adored you all. I feel very fortunate to have known Curt and been able to call him my FRIEND. RIP Curt Drew Woodall
    10/05/2022 02:08 pm
    Ruth Ann "Rudy" Jordan lit a candle and writes,
    I am so saddened to hear the news of Curt's passing. I knew Curt and Carmen for many years while working at The DuPont Experimental Station. Our "Jackson Inn" gang (Half-day Hildies?!) had so much fun together and I have so many fond memories of that time in my life. I know that Carmen's strength and character will get her and her family through this difficult time.
    10/05/2022 03:41 pm
    Donna Visioli lit a candle and writes,
    Condolences to Carmen and the family.
    10/05/2022 03:46 pm
    Donna Visioli writes,
    Condolences to Carmen and the family.
    10/05/2022 03:47 pm
    Karen Dale writes,
    Dear Carmen and Family, Ray Berry told me about your husband's passing today. I was sad to hear this, gone way too soon. May you take comfort in years of happy memories, and somehow power on. Regards, Karen Dale (DuPont Chattanooga)
    10/06/2022 07:09 pm
    Constance M Chiasson lit a candle and writes,
    Dear dear Carmen. My deepest sympathy for your loss of a wonderful guy. I remember him fondly and always thought you and her were the perfect couple. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Connie
    10/07/2022 10:03 am
    Joan Muschiatti lit a candle and writes,
    Rest In Peace dear Curtis. What a shock that you left us far too soon. Our hearts go out to Carmen and your kids who had such a wonderful and kind man in their lives. May all the joy and happy memories that you shared with your family and friends bring peace and comfort as they mourn their loss. You will be greatly missed.😘❤️
    10/07/2022 02:47 pm
    Nina writes,
    Thinking of you all and sending love. I have a strong memory of a time when Uncle Curt was visiting Boston and drove me home from Mentzmama's place. We ended up getting lost and I felt bad that I couldn't give good directions, but he felt bad that he didn't know the way! Of course it was no big deal to either of us and we were laughing by the end of it. He was so kind and made me feel safe—I'll always remember how he radiated warmth and ease. We're lucky to have him in our family. Love always.
    10/07/2022 09:36 pm
    Dan Jefferis lit a candle and writes,
    Carmen, you have my deepest condolences. I was shocked to hear of Curt’s passing. I have many great memories of working with both of you at the X-Station.
    10/08/2022 10:27 am
    Madeline Rice writes,
    I rarely look at these postings and am so sorry that I missed Curt's. My husband, Chet Rice, considered Curt a good friend. Hopefully, Chet was there to meet your Curt and they can catch up on Philly sports and brag about their families. You will be in my prayers Madeline Rice and family
    10/10/2022 09:14 pm
    Michael O Hunt writes,
    Carmen, I am so sorry for Curt's untimely passing. You were such a great couple, and he matched your high positivity! With Deepest Sympathy, Michael
    10/29/2022 03:26 pm

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