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Francis S. Wojnisz

November 23, 1937 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Francis Wojnisz Obituary

Francis Wojnisz, 85, of Wilmington passed away on October 26, 2023 surrounded by his family.

Francis was born in Wilmington, DE on November 23, 1937 to Wanda and Sigmund Wojnisz. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Joanne (Dryden); and daughter, Theresa. Francis is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Nickel); his son, John (Diana); and granddaughter, Madelyn.

Francis grew up under difficult circumstances having lost his father at age 13 and his mother at age 21. Despite these difficulties, he was always a very positive person with a pragmatic approach to life. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves with his brother-in-law, Walter Nickel, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Later, he was employed by DuPont Chambers Works in Deepwater, NJ as a sheet metal technician and pattern marker.

Upon retiring in 1992, he and Barbara enjoyed spending time together and taking care of their granddaughter, participating in many of her school activities and projects. No favor was too big or small if it was for his family and he was very generous with his time and talents.

Francis was a life long Eagles fan and held season tickets for many years. He also enjoyed traveling to see his granddaughter participate in sports and visiting her at college in South Carolina. Francis also loved dogs throughout his life and was the best dog dad to his beloved Sheltie, Precious, and PopPop to his grand-dog, Enzo.

When his granddaughter was finished school, he and Barbara enjoyed days at Delaware Park with their friends and in-laws, Wanda and Leo Pasini. Family gatherings were also very important to Francis and in addition to being the provider of ice, he was also the official deviled egg and iced tea taste-tester, ensuring that both met his family’s strict standards. Family gatherings will not be the same without him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation and burial will be private for the immediate family. 

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