John Francis Concord, Jr.
June 15, 1938 - January 18, 2019
John Francis Concord, Jr., age 80, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Born in Wilmington, DE on June 15, 1938, he was a son of the late John Francis Concord, Sr. and Minnie (Bartlett) Corsello. John graduated from Brown Vocational High School, where he met his future wife, Barbara, and went to work for IBM. John was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to IBM where he retired after dedicated 35 years.
John had a passion for all sports and enjoyed sharing that passion with his grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, and photography. John will always be remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, dad, pop-pop and great pop-pop.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his stepfather, Joseph Corsello, brother, William Concord, and son in law, James Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara M. (Stewart) Concord; stepbrother Joseph Corsello; children, Karen Goff (Gregory), Debra Concord and Julia Pardue (Shawn); grandchildren, Christopher Sloan (Celia), Kari Kroll (Nick), Sarah Hammond (Matt), Brynn Smith, Kara Pardue, Allysa Pardue, and Elizabeth Griffith; and great grandchildren, Grayson Kroll, Braiden Kroll, Jacob Kroll, Abigail Hurtt, Rebekah Gans, Levi Barkley and, arriving soon, Baby Girl Sloan.
He is also survived by many sisters and brothers in law, and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711, where a memorial service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church at the address listed above or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 308, Wilmington, DE 19899.