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James Robert Dearworth, Sr. M.D.

Obituary for James Robert Dearworth, Sr. M.D.

December 23, 1937 - October 30, 2020
Wilmington, Delaware | Age 82


James Robert Dearworth Sr. M.D. of Wilmington, DE, age 82 years, 10 months and 7 days, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020. Dr. Dearworth was born on December 23, 1937 in Vandalia, IL to the late Frederick H. Dearworth and Maureen (Gum) Dearworth.

Dr. Dearworth was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Medical School and served in the US Navy in the Public Health Services during the Vietnam War. He has served the Newark community for 50 plus years as a Family Practitioner. Dr. Dearworth selflessly served the young, the old, the poor, and anyone who needed help physically and spiritually. He provided hope, patience, and promise to the Church of Christ in Elkton, Maryland by serving as a founder and active Preacher. In addition, he passionately served as a leader in both states of Maryland and Delaware in the Sons of the American Revolution. Dr. Dearworth enjoyed fishing, art, and golf with a hole in one!

Dr. Dearworth is survived by his sons: James R. Dearworth Jr. and his wife, Marcia of Nazareth, PA, and John W. Dearworth of Wilmington, DE; brother, Richard Dearworth of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren: Lily C. Dearworth, Holly M. Dearworth, and James L. Dearworth. In addition to his parents, Dr. Dearworth is preceded in death by his wife, Ann A. Dearworth; daughters: Marjorie Keeley and Kathleen Dearworth, and brother, Frederick Dearworth.

Services for Dr. Dearworth will be held privately and at the convenience of the family by R.T. Foard & Jones 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "Delaware SPCA" and sent in care of the funeral home.

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