Frank Joseph Archer
February 2, 1928 – July 9, 2017
Frank Joseph Archer, age 89, of New Castle, DE passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
A lifelong Delawarean, he was born in Wilmington on February 2, 1928 and was a son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Ridlewska) Arczykowski. At a young age, Frank proudly joined the US Coast Guard. He later served in the Merchant Marines and the US Army during WWII. Frank worked for Hellmark Steel for many years as a burner and welder before retiring from Chicago Bridge and Iron.
Frank was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church in New Castle. He enjoyed playing pool with his fellow members at the Weston Senior Center. Frank loved taking his family out in his boat and especially loved fishing and crabbing with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Dianne Archer-Kreer; brothers, William Archer and Stanley Duszak; and sisters, Helen Chudzik and Dorothy Brode. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Carolyn (Burawski) Archer; daughter, Elizabeth Archer; sister, Eleanor Murphy; 6 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 am until 12 Noon on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.