Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Francis S. Wojnisz?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Francis's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Francis S. Wojnisz
November 23, 1937 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
7 Trees, Flowers, or Condolences have been shared with support of Francis's family - View on Tribute Wall
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.