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Joseph Daniel “Joe” Ciesielski

May 14, 1967 - November 13, 2020

Joseph Daniel “Joe” Ciesielski, age 53, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Born in Elkton, MD on May 14, 1967, he was a son of Merle E. (Chamberlain) Ciesielski and the late Chester F. Ciesielski. Joe worked as a groundskeeper at the Brandywine Zoo. He loved the outdoors, animals and gardening. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed woodworking.

Joe is survived by his daughters, Jolene Anne Ciesielski of New Castle and Autumn Elaine Ciesielski of Allentown, PA; mother, Merle E. Ciesielski of New Castle; brother, Brian C. Ciesielski of S. Williamsport, PA; and niece, Ashley Gardner of Montoursville, PA.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720.

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3 Guestbook messages for Joseph Daniel “Joe” Ciesielski

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. I worked with him at the Brandywine Zoo. He was always a pleasure to work with. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

  • Dear Merle and Jolene: We are so sorry too hear of Joe’s passing. At such a time when the two of you cannot have any visitors. May Gods Love embrace Merle and your loved ones. Some day we may be able to see each other in person, in the mean time no that the two of you are in our thoughts and prayers. In Christian Love Ethel and Tim

  • Merle, I’m so sorry to get the news about Joe’s death. Maybe he & John will connect now that they are both in a better place. I’m here if you ever need to talk. Maybe we can help each other thru our grief.
    Love, Janet Jackson