Francis D. Pennypacker
November 4, 1959 - April 15, 2023
Francis D. Pennypacker, age 63, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Born in Bryn Mawr, PA on November 4, 1959, he was a son of the late John C. and Shirley C. (Conway) Pennypacker. Francis was a 1977 graduate of William Penn High School and then later earned his Engineering degree in 1981 from the University of Delaware. He proudly served in the United States Navy, retiring as a commander.
Francis loved to spend his free time outdoors. He spent countless hours by the water or kayaking, a great passion. Francis ventured internationally to kayak in several locations, including New Zealand. He greatly enjoyed exploring new countries or relaxing with a good book. Above all, Francis cherished time spent with his family.
In addition to his parents, Francis was preceded in death by his daughter, Colleen Pennypacker. He is survived by his siblings, Robert John Pennypacker of New Castle and Ann P. Thielke (Pat) of Houston, TX; nephew, Rick Thielke (Claire); and niece, Janet Thielke.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Francis’ memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online by clicking here.