Dennis R. Passwaters, Sr. of Bridgeville passed away from his battle with cancer on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. 

Born on Sept. 15, 1956 in Milford, the son of the late Carlos Edward Passwaters, Sr., and Hazel Smith Passwaters, “Denny” grew up in Bridgeville and later graduated from Woodbridge High School with the class of 1974. He worked at RAPA Scrapple, Nanticoke Homes, and spent 17 years at All Span before retiring in 2018.  

Denny loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and in most recent years he loved camping/traveling with his brother-in-law/wife Roland and Mabel Hill. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Denny was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Eddie Passwaters in 2020.

He is survived by his wife, June H. Passwaters; his sons: Dennis, Jr. (Suzanne) of Lincoln, Bryan H. (Vickie) of Lynchburg, TN, Tommy A. (Melody) of Seaford, Harold V. (Christie) of Laurel, and a bonus daughter, Edith H. Willey (Tom Lankford, Jr.); three sisters: Rebecca Hartzel (Raymond Hill), Doris Trice (William), and Norma Osterhout (Jeff) all of Bridgeville; grandchildren: Ian, Shelby, Michael, Lauren, Kaitlynn, Tommy, Jr., Saralynn, Macy, Kelligh, and Dariona; great-granddaughter, Renessmae; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Donations in Denny’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice by visiting

Arrangements are entrusted to Framptom Funeral Home-Fleischauer Chapel in Greenwood. To share memories with the family please visit