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“Mr. Dickey was a great soul and spirit. Such an awesome neighbor and always willing to help us with checking on our house, feeding the birds, and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Joan Gennarini - Bear - Neighbor

“Lynn, There aren't enough words to express how shocking and heartbreaking it was to hear of Sandy's passing. He will truly be missed. May the Lord...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Thomas - Newark, DE

“Dear Alice and family, my sincerest condolences to you and the whole family. Though I never knew your brother, after reading the obituary, I can...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Irene Ribaudo - Toms River, NJ

“When I think of a Real Gentleman, I think of "Jim Dickey". Years ago we met thru Justin and Real Estate. I liked him immediately. Over the years,...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Maher - Bear, DE

“There are some people that you just except to know forever. They are not specifically in your family, but they know your whole family and they have...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Xylene Graves - Boston, MA

“Steve & I fondly remember when our son, Phillip, attended school with the boys. I will always remember time spent with Lynn around church activities...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Bruchey - Bear, DE

“We met Jim through his wife Lynn. He and my husband had a lot in common. They are both named James. Both are very tall and very handsome. They...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Paula K. B. Johnson - Smyrna, DE

“We have always admired the love and admiration that Sandy had for his wife Lynn. He was truly devoted to her and she to him. We have fond memories of...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Dana Wetter - Bear, DE

“We have only known Sandy for a few years, buthe became a wonderful friend who will be sadly missed by us and many others. So sorry we didnot know...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Jean Antonelli - Newark, DE

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James Sanford Dickey, age 69, of Bear, Delaware died on Saturday June 4th, 2016.

James, also known as "Sandy", was born in the Borough of Manhattan, New York. He was the son of the late James Hayer Dickey and Evelyn Sanford Dickey.

He received his early education in East Williston School District and graduated from The Wheatley School (High School) class of 1965 in New York. James graduated from New York State University College at Farmingdale and the University of Vermont with degrees in Engineering and Business.

In his professional career, he was a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer (Chief Engineer) for many years. James, also, served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Later in life, he worked for Federal Express as a facility engineer at the Newark Airport; for Texaco as the Port Engineer in Delaware City, DE; for Lanxide Corp. as their facility engineer in Newark, DE and as a tax agent with H&R Block.

He valued his family and filled our lives with good humor and cheer. He enjoyed his time doing cycling, playing cards, genealogy, preserving local history, boating, vegetable gardening, cutting grass, supporting Caesar Rodney District, Del-Mar-Va Council Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Lake Association, his church, family and neighbors.

He is survived by his wife Lynn Sitkowski Dickey of 46 years: his two sons and their wives Jason and Maria Dickey of Towson, MD and Justin and Allison Dickey of Alloway, NJ, his 3 grandchildren Jacob, Jeremiah and Cameron and two sisters, Alice Tarlach of Brick, NJ and Elizabeth Prince of Mays Landing, NJ.

A memorial service will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Elkton Presbyterian Church, 209 E Main St, Elkton, MD 21921. After the service, a reception with refreshments will be served by the Presbyterian Women. A viewing will be held at the church for friends and family from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Interment will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, New York 11415 on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. Family and friends are welcomed.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Elkton Presbyterian Church, 209 East Main Street, Elkton MD 21921 dedicated to the "Building Preservation Fund."