Thomas Eugene Schwagel

Thomas Eugene Schwagel

Thomas Eugene Schwagel, 68, of Newark, DE, formerly of Browns Valley, MN passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.

Thomas was a graduate of Delaware Technical and Community College, where he earned an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and Industrial Engineering Technology. He retired from Astra Zeneca, as a Senior Project Engineer, and was also a partner in MAW's Tails Fishing Lures. Thomas was a U.S. Navy Veteran who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member and past Post Commander of the VFW Post 11357. He was an award winning bowler and fisherman and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

Thomas was predeceased by his wife, Judith; brothers, Dave and Kenneth Schwagel. He is survived by brothers, Roger (Maureen), Dean (Mary) and Leon; sisters, Diane Krensig (Sandy) and Debbie Frie (Irv); sons, Michael and Jeffrey and his wife Gloria; granddaughter, Victoria, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral Services will be celebrated on Friday, February 28th at 11:45 am at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy., Newark, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Burial will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Thomas to the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE 19701.

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Beeson Funeral Home of Newark
2053 Pulaski Hwy Newark, DE 19702
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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014