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.


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11 Condolences for Edward Z. Sobocinski

  • You will be missed buy so many people! Your laugh, your kindness and your smile!!! Rest In Peace my friend… love the Dean Family….

  • Ed I will miss your smiling face and your good humor. I’m glad we became such great friends. We sure are going to miss you. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Sandy and your entire family , my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Your Dad was always smiling or laughing.Know he’s in a better place and with your Mom.
    Just remember:

    Death leaves a hole that no one can heal,
    Love leaves us memories that no one can steal

    With much love , Karen and Wayne Young ( Mom-Mom and Pop Young )

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. You were a wonderful neighbor and you will be missed. You are in a better place. Rest in Peace.

  • Although we moved away 14 years ago, we remember Ed and his family. We are saddened by his passing. He was a good friend and he will be missed by his loving family.

  • Sandy, you are in our prayers. We love you, vickie and muncy.

  • On behalf of Ed’s first cousin Gertrude (Gestwick) Cloud and her children Maryann, Bob and Joann we would like to express our condolences and sympathy for your loss. Gertrude has many fond memories of Ed and his sister Antoinette growing up and enjoying many family gatherings together. May he rest in peace.

  • Ed’s (Mr. Sobo) family has been like my extended family since HS. Such a kind man who raised an incredible family.

  • I have many great memories of time spent with your father when he played basketball and baseball with us, not to mention surf fishing down state. He had a heart of gold that was bigger than life. I still cherish the memories spent you four along with your dad and mom. God bless you all.

  • Dear Eddie and Family,
    Mr B. and I are thinking of all of you and hoping that the memories of your
    father will comfort you during this difficult time.

    May the special things about your dad live in your hearts forever.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Earl and Arlene Batten

  • Oh my dear Eddie.
    From your little, 18-year old, rookie secretary back in 1970.
    You were my very first boss; in 50 years, I’ve never found a kinder, gentler, wiser one.
    ‘Til we meet again!