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Theresa S. Volk

July 12, 1930 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Theresa Volk Obituary

Theresa Sylvester Volk, age 93, born in 1930 in Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024 at the Christiana Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family.

Theresa married James A. Volk in 1952 and together they built a life filled with love and cherished memories. She will be dearly missed by her five children: Mary Jane Volk, Terry Derr, Bette Volk (Meggie), Jim Volk (Michelle), and Cathy Allen (Richard) and her six grandchildren: Eric Derr, Alison Rohrer (Chris), Brian Volk (Presley), Caroline Winder (Jamaal), Maria Kelly (Forrest), and Laura Volk (Ray), as well as six great-grandchildren: Harper Winder, Blakely Rohrer, Savannah Volk, Cora Volk, Reese Kelly, and Hampton Winder.

She was a graduate of Wilmington High School. Throughout her life, she exemplified dedication, warmth and humor, leaving a lasting impact on those she encountered.

Theresa had a passion for cooking and baking, and a love for bowling, bingo and card games, especially poker and Rummy Royal. She cherished her time as a vacation homeowner in Ocean City, New Jersey and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers. Theresa also loved music, with the songs of Perry Como and Frank Sinatra holding a special place in her heart.

She was actively involved in St. Catherine of Siena parish for over 50 years, where she dedicated herself to her Catholic faith and community. She also contributed her time and efforts to Christiana Hospital through volunteer work. Early in her career, Theresa worked for both the state of Delaware and New Castle County before taking time off to raise her family.

During Theresa’s final months of life, she was assisted by a team of dedicated in-home caregivers that included Laraine Riccio, Teresa Brown, Dawn Mathu, and Jean Marie Maresca.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; mother, Elizabeth Stortini; and two sisters, Margaret Kozikowski and Lucy Tampanello.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon on Monday, February 19, 2024 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, followed by a Mass of Christian burial beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa's memory may be made to the Kirkwood Library, (Volk Memorial), 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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February 19, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Catherine of Siena Church
2503 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
February 19, 2024

12:00 PM
St. Catherine of Siena Church
2503 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following Mass
February 19, 2024

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


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