Joseph G. Worton

October 1, 1933 - October 31, 2018

Joseph G. Worton, age 85, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2018.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 1, 1933, he was a son of the late Gerald and Dorothy (Armour) Worton. Joe served in the U.S. Navy in Korea and spent his career as a Philadelphia fireman and achieved the rank of Deputy Chief.

A devout Catholic, Joe spent many hours volunteering at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church and the Hope Dining Room. He was happiest when he was spending time with family and friends, especially friends from St. Margaret’s church group. Joe will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Anna Helen (Torba) Worton; brother, Robert Worton; and great granddaughter, Regina Ann LoMonaco. Joe is survived by his children, Daniel Worton (Doreen), Joanne Yankovoy (Michael), John Worton, Stephen Worton (Jennifer) and Joseph Worton, Jr. (Susan); brother, David Worton; sister, Doris Gicking; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 AM until 11 AM on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE 19702, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 AM. Interment will follow at 1 PM in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church at the address listed above


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  • Rest in peace love you papa Joe

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys as you mourn the lost of your Dad, Grand/Great-granddad. He sounds like a great man! Sorry that I never met him (or siblings of Steve). Anchors Away!
    Tim and Dede Webb

  • I will miss your dad very much. He was a great man and someone I knew I could talk to if I needed. The Worton Family is a wonderful bunch as I know you all. Thank you all for the many years I have known you. My prayers for all will continue for parents and family. God Bless you all.

  • My sympathy to the Worton family for your loss. I had a close relationship with Joe socially with the mountain gang, fishing with Skip, as well as all the years in the Fire Dept and University of Penn. He was the most honest gentleman and I am proud to call him my dear friend

  • To the whole Worton family,

    Our sincere sympathy upon the death of wonderful Joe. He was always at the ready to help in any way he could. Ann was the same. We miss them both, but know they are enjoying their heavenly reward together now. The Friends of St. Margaret have lost a loyal friend and most enjoyable man. No matter any physical ailments he endured, he always had a smile for everyone. At this difficult time we wish you the Lord’s peace.

    Barbara and Joe Strasser

  • Dear Joanne & Family,
    heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you and your family on the passing of your dad.
    What a kind and loving man who was a shinning example of what a husband and father should be.
    I hope you all can find peace and comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering and is joyful in reuniting with your mom. May all the loving memories you have of him in time bring healing and joy once again to you all. Much love and prayers to all……John and family

  • Joe was one of a kind. It will not only be hard to place him but impossible. he will be
    greatly missed by so many people but mainly by me. Rest in peace Joe and say hello
    to Ann for me.


  • Dear John and Family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.