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Joseph A. Zalewski, Jr.

November 29, 1947 - March 18, 2021

Joseph A. Zalewski, Jr., age 73, of St. Georges, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 29, 1947, he was the son of the late Joseph A. Zalewski, Sr. and Doris (Butler) Zalewski. Joe grew up in the Browntown section of Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School. He was an Ironworker for Local Union 451 for 30 years.

A real outdoorsman, Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, and vegetable gardening. After retirement, he loved doing jigsaw puzzles, watching Jeopardy, and most of all, spending quality time with his grandchildren and granddogs.

In addition to his father and biological mother, Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Krempa) Zalewski. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Mile (Chris); son, Joseph A. Zalewski III (Cindy); grandchildren, Ethan and Brendan Mile; siblings, Phyllis Malin, Lorraine Lynch (Barry) and Edward Zalewski.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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3 Condolences for Joseph A. Zalewski, Jr.

  • so sorry for the loss of your dad. all my sympathies to you and your family

  • Joe
    you will forever be missed

  • Mr. Zalewski left behind a beautiful family and a wonderful legacy. God Bless him and the entire Zalewski Family!