Deborah A. ‘Debbie’ Denike, 66

Date Published: 
Dec. 29, 2017

Deborah A. “Debbie” Denike, 66, passed away at home unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 2017. She was born June 27, 1951 in Wilmington, Del., to the late Robert and Rita Abbott.

Denike was preceded in death by her husband, James Denike; a brother-in-law, Francis Swift; a sister, Virginia Cebanka; and nephews Theodore and Robert Cebanka, and Dustin Walker. She leaves behind a cherished daughter and son-in-law, Mary Christine and Chuck Rhin; a son, Christopher Denike; and three granddaughters, Brianna Jungles and her husband, Andrew, and Pyper and Charli Rhine. She is also survived by five siblings, Robert Abbott and his wife, Margaret, Elizabeth Swift, Kathleen Moore and her husband, Harry, Judith Abbott and Jeanette Abbott, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Dec. 28, 2017, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del., with interment at Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at