John E. "Jack" Trincia - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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31 Condolences for John E. “Jack” Trincia

  • Lori,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers are with you and the Trincia family. It’s a very tough time of the year for this. Prayers for strength and healing at this difficult time. Love you!!

  • Lori I am so very sorry for your loss. He was amazing ! What an accomplished life. Thoughts and prayers eith you and your family

  • Rest In Peace , brother. God bless.

  • Lori, so sorry for your loss,. I know how much this man meant to you! My prayers are with you and your family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was such a character and lived you so. Prayers and love always.

  • My deepest sympathies to you and the family, Lori 🖤. Prayers for you all 🙏🙏🙏. Rest in everlasting peace, Jack.✌

  • So sorry to read about Jack. May he rest in peace and in your hearts.

  • I met Jack a few times when he lived across from my cousin I know his sister Jane & her Family my thoughts & prayers 🙏 ❤go out to the family during this difficult time

  • Lori,
    My heart break for you and your family. I only hope you know we are all surrounding you with live and support as you navigate these difficult waters.

    Chrissy and Jeff

  • Rest in Peace my friend!

  • Lori, We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Jack was a great guy.

  • Lori and the family , we are all so so sorry about your loss. We are all still in shock and know we are all feeling the loss with u all! We love you and sending healing hands to guide you all! My moms always said to me and I will pass this – he will sadly be missed but never forgotten! Love ya Snyder family

  • Lori, I am so very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I am happy that we had a chance to catch up last year. May he Rest in Eternal Peace. 🙏🏻

  • So very sorry for your loss. May your happy memories comfort you during these difficult times.

  • Dave and family my colondolences so sorry to hear about the loss of Jack. Carmine

  • Dear Franny,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear brother, Jack. My sympathy and good wishes to you, to Chris, Jamie, Austin and the entire Trincia family.

  • Lori, We are so very sorry for your loss. You and Jack and the whole Tricia Family are Family to us. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • I appreciated Jack as a pilot, Delaware Guardsman, car guy, a railroader along with many other subjects.
    My prayers are with him and his family.

  • So sorry about Jack. He was a good guy and enjoyed life. My prayers and love to Lori and all the family.

  • Prayers are with the Trincia Family. So sorry for your loss.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Jack was a great man he will be sadly missed by all prayers 🙏 are sent to the family RIP my friend.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I flew with Jack in DE Guard unit and loved listening to his aviation and railroad stories. He was a good man. May he rest in peace in God’s loving arms. My Prayers are for the family’s healing during this difficult time. May God bless you.

  • Uncle Jack –

    I love you and I will miss hearing from you. I loved the pictures of you.

    Love Tanous

  • My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.
    May God bless you all with peace and comfort.
    May he rest in peace. 🌹

  • Lori, words cannot say how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • It was a pleasure sharing the skies with you. God bless you. Rest in peace.

  • Lorie,so sorry to hear of Jack,s passing. You are in my prayers.
    God Bless. Tish Wright

  • Words escape me as I tap out this empty note. Watching Jack slip away was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I am so sad that my throat hurts. I am going to miss him. I remember one time we left an aircraft at 16E on the Jersey Turnpike; battery overheated. No problem with Jack on the controls. Another time on a low pass on a dirt runway during summer camp, someone exploded an arty simulator that launched a steel pot into our flight path. Jack calmly turned a little right then left and continued on course. They need to be better shots than that to get us. Thanks for the memories Jack..

  • Lori, We are so sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences. Prayers are going up for you and your family. Mom sends her condolences as well as prayers.

  • Jack, you will be missed buddy. Your sense of humor kept me grounded during my time in DEARNG. Thanks for all the lessons. You’ve earned your wings, RIP friend. Miss you much.

  • “Above the Best”…rest in peace.