Marvin Thomas Redmond, 84

Marvin Thomas Redmond, 84, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Nov. 23, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a fall and long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was the son of the late Cooper P. Redmond and Anna Zacher Redmond, and the stepson of the late Margaret Redmond.

Redmond was the owner/operator of the Deerhurst Barber Shop in Wilmington for 20 years. After moving to Frankford, Del., and then to Selbyville, Redmond owned Colonial Hair Shop for nearly 30 years. He had learned his barbering trade from his uncle in his early teens in Dover.

Redmond was a former member of the Ocean City-Berlin (Md.) Optimist Club, and served more than 25 years in the Talleyville (Del.) Fire Company. He loved sports, and was a baseball and football card dealer and collector. His greatest enjoyment came from attending his grandchildren’s soccer and baseball games.

In addition to his parents, Redmond was preceded in death by a brother, Cooper P. Redmond Jr., and a stepsister, Kathleen Webb. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce Hall Redmond; a son, Michael T. Redmond and his wife, Janice; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn; a grandson, Brayden; two brothers, William Redmond and Dennis Redmond; a sister, Margaret B. Long; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., with visitation at noon and memorial service at 1 p.m. Interment is to follow in the Red Men’s Cemetery in Selbyville, Del., on Cemetery Road (Route 54).

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to either the Tunnell Cancer Center; 18947 John J. Williams Hwy.; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, or to O.C.-Berlin Optimist; 111 N. Federal St.; Snow Hill, MD 21863. Condolences may be sent online at