James (Jimmy) Deighan, age 70, of Wilmington, Delaware, lost his battle against lung cancer at home on October 31, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late John Deighan and Helen Marek. He is a graduate of Wilmington High School and Goldey Beacom College. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War and retired from the US Postal Service.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was predeceased by his sisters Frances Grillo, Margaret Handlin, Jacqueline Riccio, and Carolyn Gulczynski, and brother Timothy Deighan, as well as great granddaughter, Sophia Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lewandowski, daughters Ann Marie (Brian) Pruett and Tammie (Tom) Deighan-Vincenti, and son Richard (Bobbie) Deighan. He has seven grandchildren, Adam (Michelle), Angeline (Jerzy), Zachary, Austin, Anthony, Gabriella, and Kyle and four great grandchildren, Adam, Leanna, Colson and Autumn.
Jimmy bowled on many bowling leagues and loved betting on the horses. Brandywine was his track of choice.
Jimmy was able to celebrate the Phillies winning two World Series and more importantly, the Eagles winning the Superbowl. Go EAGLES!!
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark where friends may call beginning at 10:00 AM. A committal service will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Delaware at 1:00 PM.
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