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Richard L. Tingle Sr.

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Richard L. Tingle, Sr.

AGE: 76 • Newark

Richard Lee Tingle, Sr., age 76, of Newark, DE passed away Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at Christiana Hospital.

He was raised in Dagsboro, DE son of the late George Harvey and Rosalie Daisey Tingle. A graduate of John M. Clayton's class of 1957 and the University of Delaware, Richard worked for General Motors at the Boxwood plant for 30 years as an Industrial Engineer. In addition to his friends and family, Richard's true passion was restoring his 1940 Ford split window coupe and working on anything with an engine.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Beatrice Davis Tingle. He is survived by 2 sons; Richard L. Tingle Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Venetia, PA and Asher Tingle, Sr. and his wife, Lynn of Middletown, DE and by 4 grandchildren; Brandon, Ryan, Asher, Jr. and Ella; and by his special friend, Jean Hudson of Fenwick Island, DE.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00pm at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher St., Frankford, DE where friends may call after 1:00pm. Burial will be in Prince George's Cemetery in Dagsboro. Online condolences can be sent by visiting

Published in The News Journal on Oct. 1, 2015
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