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Mark  Whitlock

Mark Steven Whitlock

Sunday, January 12th, 1958 - Sunday, November 17th, 2019
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Obituary

Mark Steven Whitlock, age 61, passed away on November 17, 2019.

Mark was the son of the late John Harvey Whitlock, Jr. and Edith Giacomelli Whitlock of New Castle, DE. Mark Attended St. Peter the Apostle School in New Castle and St. Mark's High School in Pike Creek, DE. He attended Delaware Technical and Community College and studied course work in Criminal Justice.

Mark joined the Delaware State Police on December 19, 1977, serving 27 years in various roles. Mark was promoted in July 1991 to Assistant Chief of Communications overseeing the three State Police 9-1-1 centers and Headquarters Data Center in Dover. Mark was selected to serve on many special projects including security details for many Presidential visits including the National Governor's Conference in 1998 held at the Hotel DuPont In Wilmington.

Mark retired in 2005 and joined the Delaware Department of Information and Technology until 2008 when he concluded his 30-year tenure with the State. In his short time at DTI, Mark was nominated twice for the Governor's Team Excellence Award. In 2016, Mark started a career at the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum and Gardens. Mark enjoyed the job at Winterthur as he was able to connect with many old colleagues whom he worked with for many years including retired employees from the State, Wilmington, and New Castle County Police Departments.

Mark was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Becker Council, where he reached the rank of 4th Degree Knight.

Mark was preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Charles (Philip) Whitlock in 2007.

Mark is survived by his aunts, Ellen Deputy (Edward) of Bedford, PA. and Frances Greenstein (Henry) of Naples, FL.; cousins, Frank and Cathy Castiglione of Camden-Wyoming, DE., Betty-Jo Keiper of St. Georges, DE., Cathy Walback (Bob Marr) of Wilmington, DE. Mark is also survived by a host of other cousins, too many to mention. Mark is also survived by a surrogate brother & sister, George & Megan McClelland of Olde New Castle; nephews, Opie, Bailey, Harry, and a niece, Dolly May.

Mark would like to thank family and friends for the many cards, visits, text messages and emails he received during his illness.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 521 Harmony St, New Castle, DE 19720 on Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 am. A viewing will take place at church from 9-10:30 am. Interment will be in St Peter the Apostle Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark's honor can be made to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South St, New Castle, DE 19720.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church
    Address
    521 Harmony St.
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church
    Address
    521 Harmony St.
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Peter the Apostle R. C. Church Cemetery
    Address
    521 Harmony St.
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Elaine Zak

Posted at 04:53pm
Mark was a great co-worker at Recom several years ago. We enjoyed many laughs and good times while also helping each other on emergency calls. May you rest in peace with your family and guide us all from Heaven above. You will certainly be missed.
JP

joseph patterson

Posted at 04:29pm
Joseph Patterson
Mark was a good friend he will be sadly missed by all Especially by the bishop Becker council 2858 ware he served as our grand knight. rest in my brother Knight.
KM

Kevin McDerby

Posted at 12:45pm
Mark was a dedicated Delaware State Police employee whose devotion and compassion extended well beyond his duties within the State Police. Mark honorably served his country, state, community and church. As important- Mark was a dear and trusted friend to many. I am honored to be included in that group.
As he walked through the gates of heaven for a reunion with his father, mother and brother I am sure the Lord embraced him saying- “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” - Kevin
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dDarryl Hayess

Posted at 09:15pm
Mark are great friend I will always remember you for the years of friendship and the time we spent together at Races and the club enjoying the Race and laughing with each other. I will miss and have missed your laughs and guidance of the last few years have passed. I will never for get you my friend. Your with your family ( Mom Dad and your brother Phil and with other friends we lost over the years. Don't let your Uncle Perry and Cast get you in trouble in Heaven like they did when you were younger. luv ya buddie your friend D.W
JI

Joann Iacono

Posted at 06:56pm
I enjoyed working with Mark while working at Suscom. 911 center. Stayed in touch thru Facebook. R I P Mark you will be missed. Joann Iacono
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