Joseph was the son of William and Bertha (Murphy) Dick.
Joseph F. Dick, 61, of 518 W. 4th St., was pronounced dead on arrival to Delaware Division at 1:25 this morning, police reported.
His wife, Mrs. Alice Williams Dick, 73, called police when her husband collapsed beside his bed. She said he had been under treatment for arthritis and just before he collapsed had taken two sleeping pills – prescribed by his doctor – because the pain in his legs was so intense he couldn’t sleep.
Police said there was no sign of foul play and the death was listed as due to natural causes.
Mr. Dick, a native of Wilmington, had lived for the past three years at the 4th Street address. He had worked for Electric Hose and Rubber Co. for 27 years, most of the time as a crane operator.
He was a veteran of World War II, when he served in the Army. Mr. Dick belonged to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 513 W. 18th St.
Surviving him in addition to his widow are a stepson, Leo F. Moore of Balboa, Calif.; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, William, George and Earl, all of Wilmington, and Woodrow, of Baltimore; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha E. Cox and Mrs. Elinor D. Maurer, both of Wilmington, and Mrs. Mary L. Palmer of Seaford.
Services will be at 2 Friday afternoon at the Chandler Funeral Home, 1011 Jefferson St., where friends may call tomorrow night. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
(Evening Journal, Wilmington, DE, 20 Sep 1967 (Wednesday), Page 14)
Alice Jean Dick
1896–1977 (m. 1942)
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