Michael Thomas McClintock “Mike”, age 41, of Claymont, Delaware, passed away May 17, 2023 at his home.
Mike was raised in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. He was the best little boy his parents, Barbara Ann “Kasarsky” McClintock and Thomas William McClintock could have hoped for, with his big blue eyes, blond hair and a mischievous grin, he lit up a room wherever he went.
Mike and his parents moved to Delaware in the 1980s where he attended school, played many sports, enjoyed long days fishing with his dad and generally had a great time with all the friends he would come to make. He attended Mount Pleasant High School where he made many lifelong friends. Mike made friends everywhere he went and he and his friends had many adventures.
Mike was a skilled craftsman who excelled in carpentry, tilework and just about anything he put his mind to. Mike worked and learned from all of his employers including Guy Disabatino and Joel Gonzalez to name a few. Mike prided himself in his work and the accolades he received when his projects were completed.
Mike liked nothing more than jumping on his bike and riding for hours. He loved being out in nature. He loved being near the water and fishing. He loved going to concerts especially, The Grateful Dead. Mike loved all animals and animals loved him; animals have the innate sense to tell when someone is true, loyal, real and loving and that was Mike to a tee. Most importantly, Mike loved his family and friends with a passion that if you were so lucky to feel you will never forget it and his love will always be with you.
Mike was a proud American. He was tremendously proud of his family’s military service. His father served in the Army, during the Vietnam War; his uncle James McClintock, Jr. served in the Army; his uncle Steve Kasarsky served in the Army, during the Vietnam War: and his uncle Gerald McClintock served in the Army and re-enlisted as a Marine to serve in the Vietnam War where he made the ultimate sacrifice. Mike was so proud when he walked alongside his family in the Upland Memorial Day Parade commemorating the sacrifice of his family and all of the fallen heroes.
We are all so sad that Mike was called by God to Heaven at such a young age. He had so much more that he wanted to do and so much more to give. Mike was a giver. In addition to his parents, Mike leaves behind his beloved dog Benny, many aunts, uncles, cousins and so many friends. We are going to miss Mike so much. We love you Mike.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703 with Visitation beginning at 11am and a Memorial Service at 12 noon. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A., 290 Churchmans Road, New Castle, DE 19720. Attn: Memorial Giving.
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