Edward Z. Sobocinski
November 21, 1939 - November 7, 2018
Edward Z. Sobocinski, age 78, of Elkton, MD and formerly of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, surrounded by family.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 21, 1939, Ed was the son of Zenon and Theresa (Wasik) Sobocinski. A 1957 graduate of Salesianum School, he continued his education at the University of Delaware, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1961. He went on to Georgetown University Law School, graduating in 1965. Ed was admitted into the Delaware Bar in 1966 and began his career as a public defender. He later founded a private practice in Wilmington. Ed also proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Ed was a founding trustee and board member of The Independence School in Pike Creek. He proudly served as past president of AMPOL (Americans of Polish Descent Cultural Society) in Wilmington. Ed enjoyed surf fishing on Assateague Island and was a Delaware Park horse racing fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Ann Marie (Antonelli) Sobocinski and significant other, Cynthia Gentieu. Ed is survived by his children, Christopher E. Sobocinski (S. Lee) of Newark, Richard J. Sobocinski (Susan) of Newark, Edward Sobocinski (Lauren) of Wilmington and Sandra Mink (Darrick) of Elkton; sister, Antoinette DeLancey of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Samantha, Sara Ann, Zenon, Cody, Cameron, Sean and Laine.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Friday, November 16, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, 10 Old Church Rd, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713.