Robert L. "Bob" Merlonghi
1944 - 2016
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Robert "Bob" L. Merlonghi

AGE: 72 • Millsboro, DE

Robert "Bob" L. Merlonghi, age 72, of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE, after a courageous battle with cancer, in the arms of Marijane, his beloved wife of 49 years. He was born Tuesday, February 01, 1944 in Wilmington , DE, son of Domenick and Mildred (Pajerowski) Merlonghi.

Bob graduated from Wilmington High School in 1962. He retired from Local 313, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as a Master Electrician, and was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard of Delaware. He was a member of the American Legion, Amvets, ABATE of Delaware, and Delaware Mobile Surffishmen. Bob was a sports enthusiast, enjoying tennis, hunting, fishing, boating, motorcycles, and cars (most recently Corvettes). He looked forward every year to traveling to Cape Canaveral, FL with his wife and best friend Storm to visit his Florida friends and watch rocket launches, Navy submarines, and cruise ships. While there he also loved to fish and attend car shows.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother Domenick Merlonghi, Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife, Marijane (Baran) Merlonghi.

All services will be private, per Bob's request. Arrangements handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions in Bob's memory to the Tunnel Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Please visit Bob's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at

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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 27, 2016.
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November 29, 2016
May God bless you with the strength that you need at this time. I will never forget his last request to me. He asked for a "Ferrari." Even though he was ill; he never lost his sense of humor. He will be missed by many including his devoted friend,
"Storm." I will continue to pray for you and your loss.
Pat Cycyk
November 28, 2016
My sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing that God cares for you. 1 Pet. 5:7
November 27, 2016
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jim & Jackie Case
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