Guido Pasquale Camponelli, Sr., age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on February 9, 1934, he was a son of the late Daniel Camponelli and Louise (Franks) MacDonald. Guido proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He dedicated his career as a parks and recreation supervisor with New Castle County and retired in 2007 after 28 years.
A true friend to the community, Guido was a member of Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Police for over 40 years, Goodwill F.C. for 12 years as a past rescue captain and past assistant treasurer. He was a life time member of the NCC Fire Police Association and Delaware State Fire Police Association. During his younger years he was a Boy Scout Explorer Post Leader and a volunteer with the Red Cross where he taught CPR and First Aid classes. Guido also served the citizens of New Castle for 8 years as a citizen police volunteer for the New Castle City Police Department. Guido was a member of St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Dominic Camponelli; brother, James MacDonald; and sister, Antoinette Sheats. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dianne T. Camponelli; children, Daniel Charles Camponelli (Michele), Gail Dianne MaCinnes (Leonard), Guido Pasquale Camponelli, Jr., Theresa Ann Brams (Adam) and William Dale Camponelli (Becky); brother, Anthony Camponelli; sisters, Marlene MacDonald and Nancy Vetter; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren, with 2 on the way.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 10:30 am on Monday, August 27, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. A committal service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Guido’s memory to Delaware Chapter C.O.P.S., P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903, Holloway Terrace Fire Co., P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720 or Goodwill Fire Co., 401 South St, New Castle, DE 19720.