Clifford B. Hearn Jr.
1937 - 2019
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Clifford B. Hearn Jr., 81, of Middletown, Delaware passed away on September 8, 2019.

Cliff was an attorney and lifelong Democrat. A graduate of P.S. Dupont High School, University of Delaware (1959) and University of Virginia Law School (1962), Cliff served as a Captain in the Judiciary Defense Appellate Division in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. He then returned to Delaware.

From 1968 until 1972 Cliff was a member of the Delaware House of Representatives. He continued to be active in politics supporting the Democratic Party in various capacities. He also served as a member of numerous task forces and commissions, including as Chairman of the Violent Crimes Compensation Board, State of Delaware 1975-1985, and Vice President, National Association on Crime Victim's Compensation, 1980-1982. In later years he was Treasurer of the Society of Mareen Duvall Descendants, and a member of Rotary, and the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie B. Hearn, and his daughter, Marcellene E. Hearn.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 12 at 12 noon with visitation from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown. Burial will be private.

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Published in Middletown Transcript from Sep. 12 to Sep. 21, 2019.
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February 12, 2020
Just came Cross this, Brings tears to my eyes So sorry to hear of Cliffs Passing may God Bless you and watch over you Bonnie & Family
Rose Lano
January 28, 2020
Thanks so much for your mentoring. My good years would not have been possible without the same.
darryl fountain
October 21, 2019
I just saw the news of Cliff's death in the Delaware Bar magazine. I stopped practicing law in 2000. My first jury trial in 1989 was agains Cliff. Because of that, it always stands in my memory. Cliff was a colorful character which I appreciate. But what I appreciate more is that he worked hard for his clients. He was also kind to everyone I saw him communicate with, espcially me, his adversary.
Doug MacGray
September 13, 2019
Bonnie: We Just read of Cliff's passing and write to offer our sincerest condolences, We remember with fondness the many times, both political and social, ws shared so many years ago. Dave and Judie Drexler
September 12, 2019
Cliff was a legendary member of the community on so many levels and respected by everyone who had the pleasure to meet/work him.
Craig Sherman
September 12, 2019
My condolences go out to Cliffs wife, Bonnie, and his family. I am a member of the Middletown Democratic Party and greatly admired both his knowledge and tenacity in meetings. He will be missed. Im out of town on vacation and will not be able to attend the services, but my thoughts and prayers will be with the family.
Rick Read
September 12, 2019
I just learned of Cliffs death. I have fond memories of working with him to elect Democratic candidates in the City in the 70s and 80s. I am sorry that I cannot attend his funeral today.

Mimi Boudart
September 11, 2019
Bonnie, sorry to learn about Cliff. P.S.,
DeMolay, crossing paths over the years, great
memories. As always good thoughts.
Butch Albers
September 11, 2019
The Society of Mareen Duvall Descendants is saddened to learn of the death of its long time member and Treasurer Clifford B. Hearn, Jr. Cliff has been a society life member #843 for 25-years since 1994 and has served as the society treasurer since 2006 . He is a descendant of Mareen Duvall the Younger, son of Mareen, the Emigrant and his third wife Susannah Brasseur. Mareen had twelve children and an older son also named Mareen known as the Elder. The French Huguenot Mareen Duvall emigrated as an indentured servant into Anne Arundel County in 1650 establishing his home at Middle Plantation located around the intersection of US 50, Rossback and Davidsonville Roads. The Society was founded in Baltimore in 1926 and has had over 1100 members during those years. There are thousands of Maryland Duvall descendants many of whom are well known such as President Harry Truman, the Duchess of Windsor, Warren Buffet, Richard Cheney, Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall, and the actor Robert Duvall, though none of them have been members. Cliff was faithful in his attendance at Board meetings and Annual meetings as recently as this past June.

Barrett L. McKown
Barrett McKown
September 11, 2019
Bonnie, hope you remember me, thinking of you at this time.
Ginny James, now in the Outer Banks, thanks to cliff help with a difficult reality sale on Delaware.
Virginia James
September 10, 2019
Dear Bonnie and Family, Cliff was one of the best men we've ever known. We all enjoyed his company so very much no matter what the topic of discussion or occasion. Cliff exemplified what it means to live a life of service. We feel blessed to have known him. With love and our condolences, Leann, Kevin, Reid and Zach Ferguson
Leann Ferguson
September 10, 2019
Bonnie and Marcellene I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed waiting on him at Kozy Korner. Always asked about you too Bonnie. Prayers
Beth Rizzo
September 10, 2019
My wife and I are just regular people, who have never used an attorney. I was friends with Mr. Hearn's father, from the Gulf station. I needed a lawyer and Mr. Hearn's father, told us to see his son. To this day, we were so impressed and made to feel we were in capable hands and we certainly were. My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. We pray for more men like your husband and father to guide us in our dailey lives.
Gary & Dorothy Embert
September 10, 2019
Cliff was a well respected member of the bar and a good man. He will be missed.
Don Marston
September 10, 2019
Cliff was a great attorney and a pleasure to work with, as I had several cases with him over the years....and a good friend also.......May Peace be with you Cliff.....
ed pankowski
September 10, 2019
Although I never got to personally meet Mr. Hearn; I have spent many hours over the last six years speaking to Mr. Hearn about politics, history, and family. I will miss Mr. Hearn's personal anecdotes on DE history, and how he cared about his fellow citizens. Rest in peace, the battles are over, the fields are plowed, and the band has played.
Anthony Maddox
September 10, 2019
Cliff was a generous, smart and wise man.
He taught many about statemanship , citizenship and integrity within the political process.
A good man has passed onto a greater eternity.
I share this sorrow of this loss here with his family as an old friend.
Alice Casey
September 10, 2019
Please accept my condolences upon Cliff's passing. Over the past 40 years we spent many hours discussing politics and legislative issues. Cliff will be missed by his many friends.
Richard Heffron
September 10, 2019
Richard Heffron
September 10, 2019
Bonnie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy (Panaro, Chatty Kathy) Carroccia.
Kathy Carroccia
September 10, 2019
Dear Bonnie and family,Ron and I are so sad to hear of your loss. Cliff was a good neighbor and used his skills to serve both Drawyers Creek and Ron and me personally. We have missed seeing him out riding his mower around your Oakland Plantation and will remember him as a good lawyer and friend. With love and sympathy Ron and Joan Sabbato
Joan Sabbato
September 10, 2019
Cliff helped a lot of people & made a positive difference in their lives. Our deepest sympathy to Bonnie & Marcie.
Linda & Lonnie George
September 10, 2019
Cliff was friend through life. With being in school at P.S., playing in the band, and members of DeMolay. We had a lot of experiences together that were unforgetable. A success at his career. He will be missed.
Jim Scott
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