Thomas J. Yannuzzi
January 20, 1943 – March 17, 2017
Thomas J. Yannuzzi, age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Born in West Grove, PA on January 20, 1943, Thomas was the son of the late Anthony and Florence (Twelves) Yannuzzi. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army (Ft. Sill, OK) during the Vietnam War. A standout rifle expert, Thomas was promoted to buck sergeant after just two years of enlistment. Following his honorable discharge, he made his career as a production operator with Wawa at the company’s main plant in Wawa, PA.
Thomas was a man of great faith and devoted himself to the Lord. He cherished and adored his family, putting their needs first and foremost. Thomas was a passionate horseracing enthusiast, a hobby he enjoyed and shared with his brothers. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather and will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his siblings, Anthony, Robert, Joseph and Charles Yannuzzi and Elizabeth Boyce. He is survived by his beloved wife of 10 years, Margaret Ann (Cooper) Yannuzzi; children, Denice Baker (Stephen) of New Castle, Doreen DiEmidio of Wilmington, Diana DiEmidio of Middletown and Dawn Stone (Jeremiah); stepson, Michael Cooper (Kim); brother, Richard Yannuzzi; sisters, Mary Vitale, Gloria McGrath and Carol McLaughlin; grandchildren, Antonio, Cierra, Angela (Chase), Vinnie and Shelby; and great grandchildren, Makayla, Jordan, Mia and Colton.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday evening, March 21, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017 at the Faith Baptist Church, 4210 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross,
100 W. 10 the St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children
Attn: Development Office, 3551 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.