Joseph A. Stackewicz - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joseph A. Stackewicz

Born October 2, 1946

Joseph A. Stackewicz, age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ on October 2, 1946, Joseph was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Zaremba) Stackewicz. He proudly served his country for 21 years as a member the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1987 at the rank of Petty Officer, First Class. Following his military career, Joseph worked for Fisher Scientific in Glasgow, retiring after 21 years of dedicated employment. He then accepted a part time position with the Home Depot in New Castle.

A man of strong faith, Joseph was a very involved and active member of Hope Lutheran Church in New Castle. He gave of his time as a member of the Delaware City Volunteer Fire Company. In his leisure time, Joseph enjoyed woodworking, completing craft projects, and gardening. He was an avid sports fan and looked forward to cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Penn State Nittany Lions Football team and their marching band each season. Joseph will be remembered for his love of the Lord, his family, and his canine companions, Abby, Gracie, and Bailey. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and dear friend who will be greatly missed.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 14 years, Virginia (Garrahan) Stackewicz; children, Ann Bello (Steven) of Elkton, MD, Tricia Stackewicz of New Castle, Sherry Stackewicz (David Wertz) of New Castle, and Justin J. McGowan (Misti) of Huntingtown, MD; brother, Anthony Stackewicz of Greensburg, PA; former wife, Patricia Stackewicz of Delaware City; grandchildren, Justin Stackewicz, Justin McGowan II, Taylor McGowan, Tyler Wertz, Sierra Wertz, and Samantha Bello; and many extended family members and wonderful friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday evening, October 4, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, October 5, 2017, where a funeral service will follow at 12:00 Noon. A committal service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday morning, October 9, 2017, in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE, where interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the SPCA, 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Hope Lutheran Church, 230 Christiana Rd, New Castle, DE 19720.


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  • God bless and give you peace.May all of you sorrow and pain be taken over by comfort and consolation.Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers. Joe will be sorely missed Love

  • I pray for your strength during this time. May you be comforted in knowing that your Dad lived a fulfilling life and he was alot of things to many people.
    Stay Encouraged and I am praying
    Rashan Morris

  • Dear Ginny and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will always have wonderful memories of Joe and that he will be greatly missed.

  • Oh how I know how hard it is to loose a father I will pray God holds you close to him at this difficult time. Praying for you and your family ❤️

  • Ginny and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Joe sounds like he was a remarkable man. I wish I had the opportunity to have known him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ruth Carroll (AETNA)

  • My prayers and deepest sympathies are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.


  • My heart is heavy today for the loss of my dear friend’s husband Mr. Joseph.
    Ginny thank you for always being so positive, encouraging, understanding, and so caring towards me and my family.
    Your faith is visible by your actions and I am so grateful to God for you.
    Allow your faith and God’s grace to encourage you and hold you, as you face this difficult time in your life. God’s grace is so powerful-this I know first hand.
    I’m praying today that his grace and all of his mercy are with you and your family.
    I love you.

  • When I met Joe he was so excited to know that we were both of the Polish heritage and we became close to where I called him my other Polish Pop. His laughter and smile were contagious and even after 30 yrs of knowing Joe he would always greet me with a warm hug and a kiss on the cheek. First class man whom I was honored to have had in my life. God bless you all and know that Joe is watching over us all now waiting for the day that we will all be back together. Love you

  • Ginny, Tricia & Family. May you find comfort in the love and memories shared. Earth has no sorrow, that Heaven isn’t able to heal. My continual prayers for you and your family.

  • Ginny – my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Fran Miller (Aetna)

  • I am sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with the Stackewicz family. May God bless you during this time.

    LaTonya Perry

  • Ginny & Tricia I am so sorry for your loss, you two know how I felt about “my other husband” my heart aches for the both of you. Keeping you in prayer. Love you

    Tamika & Tia

  • I’m so saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. My deepest condolences to Tricia and the rest of Joe’s family and friends.

  • We know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal, in heaven. 2 Cor. 5:1
    Joe will be a delight to meet and see again in heaven. Bless you all, with love in Christ, Valorie and Austin, Martha Anne, Grace and Hazard.

  • Dear Ginny
    Thinking of you with sympathy, love and prayers to you and your family

  • Ginny and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Though I never met Joe, I know from others that he was a very special and wonderful, caring man. May God bless all of you and may the love of family and strength from friends comfort you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers. Dee Wisniewski (Aetna)

  • Dearest Ginny,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Ginny,

    I’m so very sorry to hear this sad sad news and of course, wish it wasn’t so. I hope that you can wrap yourself in warm treasured memories. Big warm embraces and Prayers of comfort for you, God Bless.

    Marilyn Malik

  • Ginny, and family,
    I am deeply sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. You and your family will remain in my prayers.

  • Ginny and Family,
    My heart aches for your loss.
    The memory of your Joe will forever live on within all of us through the wonderful stories you share.
    Joe, the man whose endearing smile lights up every room he enters!
    I’m sure he’s cooked up a few projects to get everyone involved as a team with up in Heaven.
    May you find comfort from the love of your friends and families as we surround you from near and far with our warm hugs, thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless You!
    Diane Robinson-Aetna