Stanley J. Sakowski, Sr.
May 5, 1934 – September 9, 2017
Stanley J. Sakowski Sr., age 83, of Milton, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
A lifelong Delawarean, he was born in Wilmington, DE on May 5, 1934, and was a son of the late Stanley P. Sakowski and Anna (Sabbato) Giancola. Stanley attended school in Wilmington before proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a resident of New Castle until his retirement from the General Motors Boxwood Plant after 30 years of dedicated employment as a lineman.
Stanley was a member of UAW Local No 435. He enjoyed wood working, fishing, crabbing, and hunting. Lovingly known as “Mr. Fix It” to his grandchildren, he was quick to lend them a hand when needed.
In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his siblings, Johanna Brown, David Sakowski, Phillip Sakowski, and Barbara Ann Sakowski; and his son-in-law, Ralph Smeltzer. He is survived by his loving wife, Clara M. (Baker) Sakowski; children, Lou Anne Smeltzer, Cynthia Donahue, Stanley J. Sakowski, Jr. (Cindy), Robin Tiller (Terry), and Christopher Sakowski (Mary Ellen); siblings, John Sakowski, Phyllis Munce, Marianne Sakowski, Kathleen Gravell, and Ann Cameron; 12 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Beebe Healthcare-Home Care Services, 232 Mitchell Street, Millsboro, DE 19966.