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I. Michael Dycio, 70, of Wilmington, DE passed away on November 1, 2018. Mr. Dycio was born on April 13, 1948 to Ukrainian parents in Munich, Germany. His family immigrated to the United States in August of 1949 and settled in Wilmington, DE in the old 9th Ward Section. A city boy, he honed his social skills at the “Yard” and “Beckers Corner”.
Mr. Dycio’s formal education was provided by Christ Our King School, Salesianum School and University of Delaware. He served his country in the Army National Guard as an Automatic Weapons Specialist. A professional musician for 20 years, he was the founding member and drummer of the band “Joint Effort”. This all-occasion band was voted as one of the top 3 vocal cover bands in the Philadelphia Tri-State area by “Fine Times” magazine in 1980.
Mr. Dycio spent his entire corporate career in the DuPont Organic Chemicals Dept., primarily in the field of Technical service for both the Specialty Dye and Chemicals Divisions. Later in his career, he was re-assigned to the Sales Division and assumed the New England Sales Territory for the Specialty Chemicals Group. He volunteered for the VSP Program at the age of 45 in 1993. Working closely with the U.S. Army Natick Labs, he developed the StormShed Fabric Protector for extreme cold weather garments. Mr. Dycio also became an independent manufacturer’s rep for several chemical companies over the years; most recently, with ICT Inc.
Mr. Dycio enjoyed fishing, the beach, his beach house in Dewey, his friendships at the American Legion, VFW, Del Vets, Boston Rubber Group, AATCC and the DuPont Country Club.
Michael is survived by his wife, Barbara Jannuzzio Dycio; Children, Jonathan (Marla), Renee, Jason (Kim), and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Donna Seningen (Bryan), his niece and nephew and the rest of his family and friends. Michael is preceded in death by his father, Michael Dycio, his mother, Joanna Dycio, as well as his sister, Christine Dycio Hildebrand.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 800 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802. Interment at Cathedral Cemetery and service will be private.
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
801 Lea Blvd., Wilmington DE 19803