A photo of Edward Francis “Ed” Hackendorn, Jr.

Edward Francis “Ed” Hackendorn, Jr.

May 5, 1950 - March 26, 2021

Edward Francis “Ed” Hackendorn, Jr., age 70, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on May 5, 1950, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Althea (King) Hackendorn. Ed was a graduate of Conrad High School who made his career as a self-employed electrical contractor. He was a member of the Studebaker Drivers Club, and spent many years attending classic car shows. Ed loved music and owned over 10,000 records. In addition, he worked for fun as a DJ. Ed had a heart for animals and took pleasure in spoiling his furry family members. More than anything, he treasured time spent with his family and friends.

Ed is survived by his children, Edward F. Hackendorn III, Amy Simione, Stephanie Griffith, Andrew Hackendorn (Kate) and Christopher Hackendorn (Jeny); step-children, Gina Paige (Justin) and John Tobey (Andrea); grandchildren, Abigail, Benjamin, Sean, Natalie, Ellie, Brielle, Blake, Brooklyn, John and Victoria; girlfriend of 20 years, MaryAnn Tobey; and black lab companion, Molly, who followed Ed everywhere.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, April 2, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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18 Condolences for Edward Francis “Ed” Hackendorn, Jr.

  • My deepest sympathy to Eddie’s family, both human and pups⚘.

  • My heart felt sympathy for your loss, I knew Ed as a friend, electrician, and also as an electrical inspector. You all are remembered in our prayers with the strength that God gives.

  • I am so sorry

  • I am very sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family. Love, Lori Trincia

  • Prayers for comfort and strength for Ed’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I have known my good friend for more years than I can remember. We have worked and celebrated together. He was a kind and out going man, always willing to lend a hand and offer a jovial greeting. He will be greatly missed.

  • SDC and the Keystone Region Chapter send their deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Ed was a friend for many years and will be missed.

  • Ed was a sweet, kind person to all in our family. We shared a love of animals, and he will be missed by us all.

  • so sad rip my friend

  • Ed was Bill Carter’s best friend since their high school days, and Ed DJ’d for us at Billy’s wake in 2011, and danced with me to the special song Bill and I shared. Now Bill and Ed are together again in heaven sending songs into all our hearts.

    Thank you for letting me be a part of your girls’ lives, sharing love from their Uncle Bill, and maybe your boys and all your grands will know how much they are always a part of me through you and Bill.

    I promise to keep Mary Ann laughing, as you always did. And I promise you are in so many hearts, including mine.

    Amy, Stephanie, Andrew, Christopher, Mary Ann, Gina, and all Ed’s dearest family, my condolences as you grieve, and my love always, from me and from Billy above.

  • Rest in peace brother

  • A devoted father, talented electrician, loyal friend. His smile, unfailing wit, and kindness made him a warm and funny presence. Glad to have known him, wishing comfort, strength and peace to all family and friends.

  • Our hearts go out to you and all of your family at the loss of Ed. He is such a good man. We pray that all the wonderful memories, and great things he taught you will help sustain you through the coming days. We are so grateful we were able to know him and have memories of our own. We really enjoyed getting to know him.
    With love,
    Greg and Ronnie Ellingson

  • I’ve known him for over 15 or 20 years. He has done electrical work for us has been an outstanding tenant and I’ve always respected him for his joyful tone and humor.
    He always made me laugh. Looking at all the pictures and his memorial he had many days where he made his family and friends have a brighter day. He left a positive impression on me and so many that he met and he will be missed.

  • My sincere apologies to Steph and Chris for arriving late, and missing you at the Service today. Andrew, your word’s about your relationship with your Dad were heartwarming. The service was beautiful. Your Dad was a True Friend, something not easy to find in this crazy world. Through all the health issues he dealt with, the times he complained were few. He was more than just a Studebaker Buddy, and I’ll cherish the time I spent with him and the many phone conversations as well.
    Godspeed my Friend, your battle is over! I hope God has a turntable.

  • Love and miss you already

  • RIP Ed we had a lot of fun when we were young neighbors in Pleasant Hills and hanging out at WAMS radio station Looksl ike you had a great family.that loved you.
    Karen Clough Marshall