Blackney, Terrence Daniel

Rehoboth Beach- Terry Blackney, age 63, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on April 25, 2021. He was born in West Palm Beach, FL and was the son of the late F. Neale and Marita Blackney. He graduated from Claymont HS in 1975 and attended the University of Delaware.

He is survived by his siblings, Pattie Painter, Brian (Nancy), Kevin (Barbara Kraus-Blackney) and Colleen; sisters-in-law, Donna, Barbara and Kathy, as well as his many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends who were like family. Terry was preceded in death by his beloved partner John Samoluk; his brothers, Richard, Michael, David, and Jeffrey; brother-in-law Tom Painter and his nephew, David Kevin Blackney.

Terry enjoyed working at ICI Americas/ Astra Zeneca for 38 years in the Animal Research department. After retirement he moved to Rehoboth Beach and joined the Team at Signarama.

He will be remembered for his kind-heartedness, his ever-present welcoming personality, his hearty laugh and room-filling smile, and never-ending generous spirit. For Terry, life was all about Family, Friends, and Fun whether in “Wilmo” or the hot spots of Rehoboth especially Murphs and The Pond. He cherished his Irish heritage and our “Danny Boy” loved everything Irish and was Irish to the core.

In memory of Terry call a friend, pet a dog, hug a family member, or enjoy a meal or drink with someone you love. Terry would love that!

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 11:00 am at Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Burial will be at LawnCroft Cemetery, Linwood, PA. Services will be held in accordance with the current health directives, wearing masks, social distancing and capacity requirements.

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