Newark - Douglas S. Holveck Sr., age 60, passed away on December 31, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Hester Ann (Sutherland) and Andrew Stewart Holveck.
After attending Newark HS, Doug entered the Marine Corps at age 17. Once discharged, he became an apprentice and mastered his craft of plastering and stucco. In 2001 he opened his own business, DSH Plastering. He took great pride in his craft as a Master Plasterer.
With a true eye for photography, Doug joined the Delaware Photographic Society and received many prestigious awards for his photography. Doug played the trumpet in high school for the Newark High School band and continued his love of music for the rest of his life. He enjoyed fishing, trips to the beach and visiting Florida and always admiring the beautiful palm trees. He was a loving and dedicated husband and father and produced many digital recordings of family events with his private production called Family Man Studios.
A happy-go-lucky guy, Doug was always smiling and loved to strike up conversations. He enjoyed chatting about sports, photography, or his favorite Jelly Belly flavor! But most importantly Doug loved talking about his family. He was so proud!
Doug is survived by his wife Leanne M. Holveck; children, Heather A. Holveck (Steve), Douglas S. Holveck, Jr. (Sarah), Kelsey L. Holveck; step children, Jason Mallet-Prevost (Colleen), Kristine Mallet-Prevost, Aaron Mallet-Prevost (Ana) and Michael Lehman; step mother, Jean Holveck; brothers, Andrew S. Holveck (Debra), and Jonathan Holveck (Colleen); grandchildren, Penny Joy Holveck, Aidyn Mallet-Prevost, Dylan Mallet-Prevost, Jaxson Hayes, Ruby Mallet-Prevost and Archer Mallet-Prevost.
Doug was also survived by his In-laws, Mariano J. Musumeci Sr., Patsy Ledeker (Chris); uncle Arthur Holveck (Jackie); step-siblings Carolyn Young, Marcia Silkroski (Albert), and Christopher Young (Toni); his brother-in-law Mario Musumeci (Beth); as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to Covid-19, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to: The Justin W. Jennings, Foundation, Inc.(justinjennings.org)- 29L Atlantic Ave, Box 120, Ocean View, DE 19970 or Delaware Photographic Society (delawarephotographicsociety.org)- 205 Owls Nest Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807. To send condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com.