John E. “Jack” Trincia
February 1, 1942 - December 1, 2021
John E. “Jack” Trincia, age 79, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on February 1, 1942, he was a son of the late Giovanni A. and Rita (Green) Trincia. Jack graduated from Salesianum High School in Wilmington in 1960. After graduation, he proudly served his country in the Delaware Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. Jack joined the Civil Air Patrol at a young age, where he developed a love for flying and a passion for North American P-51 Mustang Aircrafts. He became a mechanic for the Air Guard for 5 years. Jack decided to further his education by attending flight engineering school to serve as a flight engineer from 1965 to 1969, flying all over the world. He later attended flight school to fly helicopters, which he did for the Army National Guard from 1969 until 1995, when he retired as a CW5 pilot.
Jack retired after a 33-year career as an engineer for the CSX Railroad. In his spare time, he loved snowmobiling, going out on his jet ski, and being around family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Roberts. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Lori Trincia; siblings, Jane (Trincia) Williams (Ray), David Trincia (Rose), and Francis Trincia (Christine); mother-in-law, Shirley Roberts; siblings-in-law, William Roberts, Jr. (Nancy) and Paula Farhat (Ted); many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and his fur baby, Rusty.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, or online by clicking here.