- About Us
Larry and Mary Pippin have a long established family history within central Delaware. Their respective families have been part of Delaware history for many generations.
Following his graduation from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in March 1975, Larry and his wife Mary, established the Pippin Funeral Home at 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, Delaware. With the increase in the number of families served, and expansions to their original property, the Emerson Home bears little resemblance now, as it did in 1975.
Upon entering the funeral home, you will recognize their love for traditional furnishings and antiques. The collecting of antiques has been a lifetime passion for the Pippin’s. In 2004 we expanded to incorporate our own crematorium, giving families the comfort of full on site services.
Mary J. Pippin is a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School and Goldey Beacom College. Mary, now vice president, has been helping her husband Larry, since they started the business on November 23, 1975.
The Pippins attend Three Stones Church in Dover. Larry and Mary take enormous pride in their facilities and welcome the opportunity to be your source of friendly, professional help and information.
William M. Pippin resides in Harrington with his wife Kimberly, and their two children Kailyn and Kelden. He is a former graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, a member of the Camden-Wyoming Lions Club, Silver Ralph Helm Fellowship Recipient, a member of the First State Antique Tractor Club and a proud FFA Alumni Member. William is the Design Specialist and Manager of Pippin Mausoleums & Monuments, which became an important part of our expanded services in 2008. Kimberly J. Pippin is a former graduate of Lake Forest High School. She received her Associate’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Delaware Technical Community College, and continued her education at Wilmington University, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Kimberly received her Insurance Certification for Pre-Funded Trusts in 2006. She currently serves as the Business Manager for the Funeral Home. William and Kimberly are active delegates for Girl Scout Troop 272 and are involved with the Lake Forest FFA and LF FFA Alumni. In their spare time they enjoy travel and camping.
Licensed Funeral DirectorDuwayne M. Casini, Licensed Funeral Director, is a resident of New Castle County, Delaware. He began his career in funeral service at the age of 16. Duwayne is past President of the Delaware State Funeral Directors Association, and now serves as Secretary on the State Board of Funeral Services. He previously served as the Delaware representative on the National Funeral Directors Association National Policy Board, and as a past member of the State of Delaware’s Mass Fatality Task Force. Duwayne is an Alumni of Salesianum School, Mercer County Community College, and Immaculata University. He is also a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and is a third degree Knight of Columbus. Duwayne joined our staff in January 2014.
Multimedia and Graphic Design SpecialistRobert T. Burris, III, or "Rob" as many call him, is our Multimedia, Graphic Design, and IT Specialist. He currently resides in Sandtown, Delaware with his wife Nikki, and their five children, Robby, Josiah, David, Steven, and Michael. Rob is a former graduate of Polytech High School. He continued his education at Delaware Technical Community College, receiving his Associate’s Degree in Advertising. Rob is a member of Wellspring Fellowship, currently located in Harrington, and also attends PODD. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family. Rob has been a member of our staff since January 2011.
Funeral AssistantJake Goodwill, Funeral Assistant, was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Dover with his wife Beth. They have two children together, Tammy and John Jr., four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Jake spent 21 years in the Air Force, arriving in Dover August 1983. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for Boeing Helicopter, retiring in April 2014, after 25 years. Jake enjoys spending time with his family, golf, and bowling. Jake is a member of South Side Baptist Church in Dover. Jake has been a member of the staff since May 2014.
Doug Darling is a resident of Delaware. He has been a member of our staff since 2013.
Christopher Senato joined our staff in 2016.
Mark Holloway, Funeral Assistant, is a local native, growing up in Wyoming. He currently resides in Dover with his wife Krista. They have one son, Brad, daughter-in-law, Alyssa, and two grandchildren, Elliotte and Sammy. Mark retired from Caesar Rodney School District in 2004 after 26 years of service and went on to work for Comcast, retiring in 2016. Mark enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering with the Civil Air Patrol, specifically communications, and is an avid amateur radio operator. Mark has been a member of our staff since 2017.