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John Joseph Barczak, Jr.

September 1, 1944 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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John Barczak, Jr. Obituary

John J. Barczak, Jr., 79, of Bear, Delaware passed away at Christiana Hospital on Monday, January 22, 2024.  Born in Wilmington on September 1, 1944, he was the son of the late John J. and Mary (Figun) Barczak.

John was a graduate of Salesianum School, class of 1962.  His career was concentrated in law enforcement, first as a police officer with the Newark Police Department and then as a fraud investigator with Wilmington Trust Company.  John was a member of St. John-Holy Angels Parish. 

In his younger years, John enjoyed all water related activities - boating, fishing and crabbing - especially when doing these with his sons.  He will always be dearly missed and deeply loved from the bottom of our hearts. 

John is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Patricia Kay (Kauffman) Barczak; his son, Stephen Barczak and wife, Susan; his son, John Barczak III and wife, Yvette; his six grandchildren, Alyssa (Lamont), Alli (Jake) and Alayna, as well as Tyler, Jordan and Alexa; and a great grandchild.

In addition, John is survived by his father-in-law, Walt (Ginger); his brothers-in-law, Walt III, Kevin (Karen) and Gary (Marsha); his sister-in-law, Cookie.  He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Jim.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark on Tuesday, January 30 from 9:30 - 10:45AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM, immediately followed by entombment in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington.

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January 30, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Holy Angels Church
82 Possum Park Road
Newark, DE 19711

Mass of Christian Burial
January 30, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Angels Church
82 Possum Park Road
Newark, DE 19711

Entombment following Mass
January 30, 2024

Cathedral Cemetery
2400 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805


American Diabetes Associaton
PO Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116-7023


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