US Air Force

Edward S. Hedrick

December 14, 1939 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 81)


Edward S. Hedrick, lovingly known as Eddie, age 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 29, 2021 with his loving family by his side.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Eddie was the son of the late John A. and Helen T. (Romanski) Hedrick. He graduated from Wilmington High School Class of 1957, where he was an athlete. After graduating, Eddie proudly joined the Air Force. Before retiring, he was a journeyman electrician with IBEW Local # 313 for 41 years. Eddie and his wife, JoAnn, were longtime parishioners of Resurrection Parish, where he volunteered at Emmanuel Dining Room and assisted with the church offerings. He was a member of the local American Legion and VFW Posts.

In earlier years, Eddie enjoyed playing softball with Local # 313 and volleyball at the Wilmington Turners Club. He enjoyed walking and bicycling and he had participated in Bike to the Bay to support MS for many years. In his leisure time, Eddie loved going on cruises with his wife, as well as playing bingo at Delaware Park. Eddie will be remembered as the most gentle man you would ever meet.

Eddie is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, JoAnn M. (Ponti) Hedrick; his children, Ron Hedrick (Dianne), Bert Hedrick, Tina Mahler (Wes) and Dr. Cathy Jellenik (Glenn); his grandchildren, John Hedrick (Kristy), Zachary Mahler, Heather Hedrick, Joshua Mahler, Nicholas Mahler, Nathaniel Jellenik, Isaiah Jellenik, and Troy Hedrick; his great-grandchild, Hudson Hedrick; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Benjamin Sowinski; and his half-sister, Edith Bachman.

Family and friends may visit from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 6 at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 7 at Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Parish or the Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111.

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June 6, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
June 7, 2021

10:00 AM
Resurrection Parish
3000 Videre Drive, Skyline Ridge
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following Mass
June 7, 2021

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


Parish of the Resurrection
3000 Videre Drive,Skyline Ridge, Wilmington DE 19808
Tel: 1-302-368-0146

Cancer Research Institute
29 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York NY 10006-3111

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