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Frank Joseph Archer  

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.

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  1. Sacramenta Landrum, July 10, 2017

    To the Archer family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one Frank. In God’s word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death John 5: 28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4.

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    • Carolyn and Betty Archer, July 11, 2017

      Thank you so much for your kind words and inspiration that are a Comfort to us sll.

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  2. Tommy Smith, July 10, 2017

    Frankie,you were a good friend and brother in law.When you get to heaven tell Sonny it is his turn to buy.RIP Arch.

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    • Carolyn and Betty Archer, July 11, 2017

      Thank you Tommy. You made us smile and remember our happy times playing cards.

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  3. Michael Nelson Sr., July 11, 2017

    With deepest sorrow i grieve the passing of a truly great father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his wife his daughter Betty and the numerous grandchildren. I personally have so many fond memories of him fishing and crabbing. God bless all touched by his loss.

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    • Carolyn and Betty Archer, July 11, 2017

      Your thoughts and prayers are a Comfort and blessing to us at this difficult time.

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  4. LaToya Johnson, July 11, 2017

    I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Frank Archer, I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the hardest thing that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. During this extremely difficult time please turn to God for comfort and support. He promise to give your family the strength needed in order to endure this great lost. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Something else that can bring your family comfort is cherishing the wonderful memories that you have of Mr. Frank. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.

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    • Carolyn and Betty Archer, July 13, 2017

      Thank you for showing me a beautiful example of allowing God to use His gift of mercy through you to bring comfort to mother and to me in our time of need.

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  5. Patty and leroy sadler, July 16, 2017

    Dear aunt Caroline and family
    Our deepest sympathy to you at this time and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know uncle Frankie is in heaven eating crabs with my dad William Archer

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  6. Tatianna, July 19, 2017

    Praying for your Family!! So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure meeting Mr. Archer and taking care of him! He will surely be missed. God bless you all.

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