Rex-Vane Sr.-Obituary

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Rex C. Vane Sr.

Selbyville, Delaware

Jul 11, 1932 – Aug 5, 2020 (Age 88)


July 11, 1932
August 5, 2020
Selbyville, Delaware
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home - Selbyville Obituary

Rex C. Vane, Sr., age 88, of Selbyville DE. died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at home. He was born in Baltimore and was the son of the late Levin T. and Ellen R. (Hoyer) Vane. 

Rex retired from Baltimore City as a firefighter. He was a member of Ocean City Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge #181, American Legion, VFW and the Tin Can Sailor.  He was also a U.S. Navy and Coast Guard veteran.

He is survived by his life partner of 36 years, Kathleen S. Woody of Selbyville; a daughter, Donna Marie Bezelik and husband Jim of Pasadena, MD; a son, Rex C. Vane Jr. and wife Sarah of Centreville, MD; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

A viewing will be held from 3pm to 6pm on Wednesday, August 12 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with a funeral service at 6pm with Rev. Dr. James Van Der Wall officiating.  A private burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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So sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend. I worked with him for several years at Engine Co 14. He was a hell of a fire fighter. He will be sorely missed.

Worked with Rex some years ago at Engine 14. Rex was a caring and thoughtful guy. Always enjoyed working with Rex, also enjoyed Rex's breakfasts which he would cook sometimes at E-14. Will think of him often and remember the good times.

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Uncle Rex as he was affectionately known to all of us in the O'Connor family will always hold a special place in our hearts. We have such great memories of all of you and will never forget his caring gentle spirit. ALL our love at this difficult time to all of you.

To Kathleen, Donna, Rex, Jr. and family. We would like to share our heartfelt love and sympathy on Rexy's passing. This gentle man, was our extended family member for over 40 years. Every memory of him puts a smile on our face. Those memories will be in our hearts until we are together again. Rex put the "K" in Kindness
and the "C" in caring. All his good deeds, surely earned him a First Class ticket on the Express Train to Heaven.
Love Mary El and...

Group of 10 Memorial Trees

Kathleen, Donna, Rex, and family, I am sorry to hear of Mr. Rex's passing! Mr. Rex was such a nice neighbor growing up only two doors away in Morrell Park, and was always cherished in our neighborhood as our fireman to the rescue, and the go to guy whenever we had a question like "how to skin an eel," how the pioneers had Thanksgiving, and most of all how to behave! I will never forget most of all the story my parents reminded me of often; when he literally saved my life by rushing...