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C. Phillip Wikoff

Aug 25, 2017


C. Phillip Wikoff, 74, of Wilmington, Del., died suddenly on Sunday, August 20, 2017, while vacationing with his family in Hyde Park, N.Y.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington, DE 19805. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Phillip's memory can be made to the Delaware Veterans Home, 100 Delaware Veterans Boulevard, Milford, DE 19963.

He was born on May 12, 1943 to Charles Dale and Mable (Shelman) Wikoff in Sutton, Neb. He was raised in Brighton, Iowa, where he very early developed his passion for art. In 1965, he volunteered to serve his country in the army. During his four-year tour, he was recruited in to the army security agency.

He completed his BS degree from the University of Delaware, and became a highly respected American Realist painter. Mr. Wikoff's work has been commissioned by such companies and organizations as the DuPont Country Club, Bank of America, The American Dental Association, and The McDonald's LPGA Championship. Hundreds of individuals throughout the U.S. and around the world have privately enjoyed his works.

He was not only a distinguished artist, but a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Deborah B. Wikoff; his son, Christopher (Maryellen Strain), and their two sons, Charles Phillip Wikoff II and William Strain Wikoff of Wilmington, Del. He is also survived by his daughter, Tracy (Mark) Perales of Mesa, Ariz. He has one brother, Larry D. Wikoff of Brighton, Iowa

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