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Richard "Rick" Nieves

October 20, 1960 ~ February 14, 2017 (age 56)

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Richard “Rick” Nieves, 56, of Bear, DE peacefully passed away surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Rick was born in Wilmington on October 20, 1960, son of the late Marcelino Nieves Sr. and Carmen Morales Nieves.  A graduate of Delcastle Technical High School, he was employed as a graphic pressman with Village Printing and Modern Press, and operated his own business, Craftsmen Press.  Following his career in graphic arts, Rick was employed with the State of Delaware in positions with DelDOT and the Division of Family Services. 

Rick was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan and motorcycle enthusiast.  He was a talented woodworker, enjoyed drawing and music.  Rick was an honorary member of the Blue Knights.

In addition to his parents, he was sadly predeceased by his son, Nicholas; and his sisters, Olga Hungria and Rosa Morales.

Rick will be dearly missed by his wife, Diane Caldwell Nieves; his daughter, Angela Nieves; his grandchildren, Nathon, Michael, Autumn, Jesse; his brothers, Marcelino Nieves Jr., Henry Nieves (Miriam); and his sisters, Magda Figueroa (Jose), Leida Cain (Cecil Jr.), Alice Knott (Curtis).  He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom he loved dearly.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Saturday, February 18 from 9:30-11:00AM, immediately followed by funeral services. 

Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rick may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilm., DE 19804 ( or Easterseals Delaware, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720 (


Charitable donations may be made to:

Faithful Friends
12 Germay Drive, Wilmington DE 19804

Easterseals Delaware
61 Corporate Circle, New Castle DE 19720

 Service Information

February 18, 2017

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE

Funeral Service
February 18, 2017

11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE

Private Interment

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