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Joseph H. “Joe” Jachetti

May 18, 1944 - September 19, 2021

          Joseph H. “Joe” Jachetti, age 77, of Claymont, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

          Born in Trenton, NJ, on May 18, 1944, he was a son of the late Hubert J. and Ruth M. (Drake) Jachetti. Growing up, Joe was a lifeguard for the Wildwood Beach Patrol from 1960-1964. After his high school graduation, he attended University of Tennessee, where he earned his undergraduate degree. Joe went on to obtain his Masters of Business Administration from Neumann College. He worked as a pharmaceutical representative for Merck Sharp & Dohme prior to becoming self employed as an insurance broker and retirement and financial planner, until his retirement in 2019.

          Strong in his faith, Joe was a member of Men of Malvern at St. Joseph in the Hills in Malvern, PA. He was also a member of the Holy Rosary Parish, and his second church, Cabela’s.  In his spare time, Joe was an avid fresh water and surf fisherman, making his own lures. He was a fierce competitor in bass fishing tournaments and was a lover of nature. More than anything, he loved visiting his family and palatial estate in Vermont and exclaiming, “I deserve this!”

          Joe was full of life and loved engaging everyone in conversation. He had an incredible knack of finding out your whole life story in a matter of minutes. Family was everything to Joe. He loved being in the middle of all the chaos of screaming babies, loud conversations and “the good food.”

          Joe was blessed to have had two Camelot’s in his lifetime. One with his first wife, Linda, who passed way too soon of cancer. The other with his beloved wife, Marilyn, with whom he shared a profound love. Joe will always be her “knight to shining armor.”

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert W. Jachetti; and first wife, Linda Jachetti. Joe is survived by his wife, Marilyn (McBride) Jachetti; children, Robert W. Jachetti (Aly), Catherine R. Jachetti (Emily), Mary E. Lennon (Jason), Anne L. Ashman (Brian), Laura L. Verdi (Joseph), Renee L. Traini (Christopher), and Joseph M. Jachetti (Maria); brother, Gary R. Jachetti (Patricia); aunt, Rose Jachetti; cousin, Cora Jackette; mother in law, Marilyn McBride; sister in laws, Michele Kremer (Jay, BFF), Joanne McBride and Susan Clement (Alex); best friend, fishing buddy, and chef, William Kramer (Bella); 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; feline companions, Nick and Joe; and canine companions, Freedom, Indy, and Chew.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Holy Rosary Parish, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, 10 Old Church Road, Wilmington, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to St. Joseph in the Hills Malvern Retreat House, P.O. Box 315, Malvern, PA 19355, or online by clicking here.

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13 Guestbook messages for Joseph H. “Joe” Jachetti

  • I am so sorry Marilyn 💔 Joe will surely be missed.
    He always had a smile on his face he always made me laugh when he would come in the store. Sending prayers your way, I love you ❤😘

  • Beautiful tribute to a wonderful man and family

  • God Bless you Uncle Joe, everyone has ALWAYS been in my thoughts and prayers. I know you will watch over everyone in the family. Rest In Peace and always keep your wings wrapped around the family. Love you always Michele🙏

  • So sorry Marilyn. Our present situation makes it so we are unable to attend Joe‘s services. Please know that our Prayers and thoughts are with you. We love you.

  • My deepest condolences to you Mar I know your heart is broken remember all the good times you had Joe is better place sending love to you
    Glenda

  • Marilyn-I cannot begin to tell you how very sorry I am to hear this.
    Praying for peace for you in this sad time-I will miss seeing him at Town and Country and him keeping track of my OBX countdown. Love to you💕

  • My deepest condolences go out to the Jachetti family and all that knew and loved him. I hope that you are able to find some comfort in the beautiful memories of the great times you shared. In watching the video, it appears as though he had a wonderful life full of love.

  • We send our heartfelt condolences to you, Marilyn, and the rest of the family. May God comfort all of you at this difficult time of loss and adjustment. He had a wonderful smile!

  • Joe you will be dearly missed .may you rest in peace.i am so sorry Marilyn that God took him to soon .always remember how much Joe loved you.

  • We are sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort during this difficult time. Grief is the price we pay for love. I’m sure Marilyn you would agree with Pat and I it is a price worth paying. With our sincerest condolences Pat and Gary.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Marilyn I only met Joe once but he always had a smile on his face. I know you will miss him dearly may God help you along the way! Love ya Patti

  • My love and prayers are with you.
    Joe will be missed. Rest In Peace Joe
    Love you much💐🌺🙏
    Aunt Barbara

  • Marilyn I’m so sorry for your loss, Joe was such a great guy he was always happy and in a joking mood when you guys came in Tastebudz. I’m sorry I couldn’t make Joes services today. Rest in peace Joe you will not be forgotten ❤️