On Sunday June 20th, 2021, Warren “Wayne” Chaffinch passed away at the age of 81 peacefully at home.
Wayne was born on May 19th, 1940, in Seaford, DE to the late Addie Chaffinch and Roland Jones from Seaford, DE.
Wayne served a total of 7 years in the Armed Forces at the age of 17, joining the Army National Guard from 1957 to 1959 then enlisted in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1964. He began working at Dupont in 1965 for 28 years, retiring in 1993. After retiring he continued to work several jobs including Burton Bros. Hardware, NAPA, Cannon Pools and Spas, and The Guide.
Wayne’s passion in life has been dedicated to serving our community with the Blades Volunteer Fire Company for the last 54 years joining in 1967 and was a lifetime member and Chief Emeritus.
He was preceded in death by his wife Diane F. Chaffinch. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Chaffinch and son Dwayne Chaffinch (Dana). Grandchildren Danah Chaffinch (Joey), Jordy Smart, Tayler Chaffinch (Don), Trever Chaffinch. Great granddaughter Kaylee Bradford. Also survived by a half sister Jean Stant, a special niece Gladys “Sis” Graham and several other nieces and nephews and many cousins. He loved country music, his grandchildren, and his beloved cat “Smokey”.
The family would like to thank the Vitas Hospice Team #260, and a special thanks to Jessica and Tia for the exceptional care they performed during this difficult time.
Funeral services will be held on Friday July 2nd, 2021, at the Blades Volunteer Fire Hall 200 E. 5th Street Blades, DE 19973. Public viewing will begin at 11am. Services begin at 12pm and Graveside will be at the Blades Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Blades Fire Department, 200 E 5th St, Blades, DE 19973.
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