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Peter P. Duricek

December 17, 1936 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 83)

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Peter P. Duricek, 83, of Newark, Delaware passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Pete was born in Wilmington on December 17, 1936, son of the late Peter and Jennie (Klebosz) Duricek.  A graduate of St. Elizabeth High School and Brown Vocational School, he proudly served our country in the United States Army.  He was employed as a millwright with Local Union 1545, having retired after more than 35 years of service.  Pete maintained his membership with Local 1545, and was also a member of St. John’s – Holy Angels Parish. 

Pete truly loved his life and his family, especially his beloved grandchildren and was proud to cheer them on at all of their various events.  He enjoyed many summers at his home in Ocean City, Maryland, where boating, crabbing and fishing were a daily event.  He was so very proud to have reeled in a 241 pound bigeye tuna.  Winters were spent enjoying the warmth in Marathon, Florida. 

Pete is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary (Rakowski) Duricek; his children, Jennifer Kenton (Ken), Peter P. Duricek, Jr. (Kathryn), Michele McHugh (Joe), David Duricek; his seven grandchildren, Kyle and Rebecca McHugh, twins Delaney and Bayleigh Duricek, Sydney, Paige and Jordan Kenton; his sister, Johanna Destafney (Joe).

In compliance with current CDC, Federal and State regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Visitation, Mass and Interment for Pete will be limited to immediate family and invited attendees.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pete may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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Little Sisters of the Poor (Jeanne Jugan Residence)
185 Salem Church Road, Newark DE 19713

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