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Robert Paul Haddy “Bob”

Robert Paul Haddy, aged 65, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

In his life, Robert wore many hats: husband, father, friend, uncle, electrician, athlete, musician, and the handyman you knew you could call for help. He had a generous soul, a giving heart, and a sharp mind that allowed him to fulfill all of these roles – and just about anything else you might ask of him.

From a young age, Robert took great pride in his work ethic. He held a handful of jobs during and after graduating from Roxborough High School in 1976. He later put himself through trade school at Lyons Technical Institute for Electrical Technology, finishing in 1986. Thanks to his tenacity and intelligence, he worked his way up to being a licensed high voltage electrician. Before his recent retirement, he was also the shop steward for his union: the International Union of Operating Engineers L.U. 835.

During his retirement he had the time to freely embrace some of his greatest joys throughout life: golfing, playing guitar, and shooting pool. He was so skilled in the latter that his first year in Millsboro saw him take the local league. Always the sportsman, he played tennis and had a mean spiral in his younger years. He even met his wife of 35 years while they were playing softball for the Crusaders in a work league.

Robert is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cheryl; his children Jennifer and Robert; their respective partners Edward and Sarah; his sister Victoria; and brother William and his wife Jeannie; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Clara and William, and his brother Christopher.

Memorial Service for Robert will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A visitation will be held prior from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Robert had a lifelong soft spot for animals; his dear companion and lap cat Cheshire was adopted from PAWS.

Funeral Services

Memorial Service for Robert will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A visitation will be held prior from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Interment will be private.


    Linda Gollon writes,
    Cheryl, our thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and the rest of your family. He will definitely be missed by many. We will see you on the 18th for the service/luncheon to celebrate Bob’s life and memory.
    11/08/2023 02:42 pm
    Joanne Grieb Stevens writes,
    I am so saddened by the loss of cousin Bobby. I have so many fond memories of us as kids all running around when we got together at our houses for holidays. Aunt Clara's house was so fun with the front porch. We've had a few family reunions, but not as often as we should have. Bobby, you will be missed. RIP
    11/08/2023 02:47 pm
    Janie Groh lit a candle and writes,
    We will truly miss Bobby, he was more of a brother then a brother In law and a good uncle to Colleen and Chris with all his knowledge of so many things.We always had a great time with him, from driving in a white Cadillac to Virginia Beach to visiting him and Cheryl in Delaware,We Love you
    11/08/2023 03:58 pm
    Renee & Marty lit a candle and writes,
    Our hearts are with you, Cheryl, Jennifer, Robert, Vickie & Bill & families. Bob was our brother for 35 years & a friend for longer. He will be dearly missed by many, our family include. We surely enjoyed that last roast beef & endive dinner we had together. Love you.
    11/08/2023 05:52 pm
    Jay lit a candle and writes,
    11/08/2023 06:25 pm
    Sharon and Butch lit a candle and writes,
    Cheryl and family, we are deeply sorry for you loss. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. We have many memories of our “brother” in law Bob and will truly miss him.
    11/08/2023 06:55 pm
    Gail grecco lit a candle and writes,
    Bobby will be deeply missed , we had a lot of good times at 510 Rennard st . Pinochle nights parties I just can’t believe he’s gone prayers love hugs I’m here for you.💔
    11/08/2023 08:32 pm
    Donna Schmidt writes,
    There are too many words that could be said about Bobby. Everyone of them as kind as ever. I will miss Bobby. Thank you for being such a nice person to all of us. I love you and your family. If I had life to do all over, I would choose you to be my older cousin again and again. God bless
    11/09/2023 05:18 am
    Susan Roth lit a candle and writes,
    I am shocked and saddened by Bob's passing. My heart is with Cheryl and the rest of the family. He was always kind and had a great sense of humor. I will miss him. Love, Cousin Sue.
    11/09/2023 05:51 am
    Kyile Howard lit a candle and writes,
    Cheryl the girls at Shriners radiology are sending our deepest condolences and sympathy!! We love u Cheryl and we were crushed to hear about the loss of your husband. Sending hugs and prayers of comfort to you and your family!
    11/09/2023 08:10 am
    Linda Bartkiewicz writes,
    Hoping you’re able to see some light in the memories you had with your loved one. My deepest condolences so sorry about uncle Bob. May God have him in his glory. 🌷
    11/09/2023 09:16 am
    Megan Watson and Chris Masciangelo lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Cheryl, Jennifer, Robert, and family: We're so sorry to hear this sad news. Bob was a great person and a kind soul, he will be so very missed. Sending our love and deepest condolences. Love, Megan and Chris
    11/09/2023 03:47 pm
    Rich walters lit a candle and writes,
    Bob was a cousin who I didn't see often but was always a pleasure. Great person who could always make me laugh. May you rest in peace My friend
    11/10/2023 01:08 pm
    Jack Layton and Janet Taylor writes,
    Cheryl, Janet and I a very sorry for your loss. I did not get a chance to really know or talk with Bob, but the times I did get to talk with him, it was always interesting. Should you need anything or just want to talk, feel free to call or stop by when we are down.
    11/10/2023 03:58 pm
    The Meschino Family lit a candle and writes,
    Jen and Family We are truly sorry to hear of your families loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
    11/10/2023 04:48 pm
    Paula Terreri lit a candle and writes,
    Jen and Family Please know you are in my Heart and Prayers . In these hard times Know that our Lord will hold your Dad ,Husband in his arms until you can hold him again. Also know he will be watching over you everyday . He is in at peace and no longer in pain . He just needs to know you guys are okay . Please be open to the signs he will send you letting you know he is with you always . You will always be in my Prayers . Paula Terreri
    11/10/2023 05:47 pm
    Elaine and Alan Delman lit a candle and writes,
    Cheryl and family, We are so glad that we got to know and befriend Bob. Loved chatting with him from our porch. He was always there to lend a helping hand whether needed or not. He will be missed. May his Memory be for a Blessing! May he rest in eternal peace! He will always hold a special, place in our heart. Remember, we are only a few steps away, if you ever need anything! ❤️❤️
    11/10/2023 06:09 pm
    Jerry Mansfield lit a candle and writes,
    Many of us met Bob through the informal men's club at Baylis Estates where he retired. Bob often shared stories from his past and we soon learned to recognize that he was a real "card." Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    11/10/2023 07:52 pm
    Deborah Mundy lit a candle and writes,
    Cheryl and family, Vickie and Bill and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this journey. May the Lord hold you close in the coming days and may you all be comforted by the many years and memories Bobby gave to each of you. He will be missed but never forgotten in everyone’s heart. His smile will always give you the strength to live , laugh and love . God rest in peace .
    11/13/2023 01:39 pm
    Elaine M. Goodwin writes,
    Dear Cheryl, Jen and Rob My heart is breaking for you. Bob was so kind to myself and my family whenever we met at your house or when he generously helped me with his handyman expertise when I had no one else to do so. You are in my thoughts and prayers as I go about my day. So grateful that Life blesses us with Bob. With sincere sympathy, Elaine, Jason and Michael
    11/14/2023 12:16 pm
    Bob Walters lit a candle and writes,
    I remember those good times growing up with Bobby and cousins they were great. Cheryl and family my condolences. Billy, Vicky my condolences. Bobby RIP! I wish our families were not so spread apart over the years. Love, Bob and Mary Walters
    11/14/2023 04:52 pm
    Franni lit a candle and writes,
    Cheryl- I am so sorry for you and your families loss!! I loved seeing your beautiful posts on FB and great things you and Bob were doing in your retirement. I hope that you can find some comfort going forward in the wonderful experiences you shared. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    11/18/2023 07:27 pm
    Leo Roberts lit a candle and writes,
    Vickie, Bill, Cheryl & kids, I only just heard of Bob’s passing. I can’t find the words to express how sorry I am to hear this. Living next door to each other as kids, for so many years, Bob (he’ll always be Hodge to me) & Chris were like brothers to me. Although life took us to different parts of the world, I always took comfort in knowing Bob was out there enjoying his life & family. I can’t believe I’m writing this but Hodge, rest in peace my old friend. Lerob.
    11/23/2023 11:39 am
    Joanne Haddy Kerr writes,
    Dear Cheryl, Bill, Vicki and Family So sorry to hear about our cousin Bobby. May the support you receive from family and friends help you through this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers. Love, Joanne & Denny
    11/29/2023 08:48 pm

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