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Joseph John “Joey” Rzemieniewski

April 15, 1967 - November 21, 2021

Joseph John “Joey” Rzemieniewski, age 54, of Smyrna, DE, passed away unexpectedly with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 15, 1967, he was the son of the late Jesse J. and Mary M. (Dougherty) Rzemieniewski.

He graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in 1985. For the past 32 years, Joey was employed with Cardenti Electric. An avid bowler, he was a regional member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). Joey cherished the many friendships he made at Mid County Lanes, as well as several other area bowling centers.

He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Eagles. In addition to bowling, Joey’s hobbies included golfing and playing softball with many of his friends and family. For those who were blessed with his friendship, Joey will always be remembered as a genuine, caring, and kind hearted friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Josef and Josefine Rzemieniewski and Mabel and Joseph Robinson. Joey will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 12 years, Vickie Lynn (Abrams) Rzemieniewski; sister, Ann R. Trent (Kevin) of Newark; brothers-in-law, Norman Abrams, Jr. (Patty) of Middletown and Gregory Callaway (Britta) of Middletown; nieces, Courtney Elvey (David) of Bear, Rebecca Starkey (Jimmy) of Middletown, and Katie, Julie, and Annie Abrams all of Middletown; nephews, Nick Trent (Lauren) of North East, MD and Charles McCall (Meghan) of Spring Green, WI; great nephew, Emmett Elvey; mother-in-law, Lillian Callaway of Arcadia, FL; and his beloved 4-legged friends, Juliet, Jazz, Molly, Romeo, and Pogo.

As a Gift of Life Donor, Joey’s memory will continue to live on through the lives of others.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 5 pm on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A second visitation will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Monday, November 29, 2021 at the funeral home where funeral services will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Tanner’s Endless Love, 301 DeRose Court, Bear, DE 19701 in memory of Joey’s love for dogs.

Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware.

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27 Guestbook messages for Joseph John “Joey” Rzemieniewski

  • Our hearts are broken over the loss of Joey. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Love and prayers to you Vickie – we love you!
    Uncle Don & Aunt Sharon

  • Our deepest sympathy Vicki and family. All our hearts are broken but your memories will always be with us. When we hear thunder we know it’s you bowling a perfect game.❤🙏💔❤🙏💔

  • So sorry for your loss Ann and Kevin, I’ll never forget our trip to Florida w Joey in-tow. He was so much fun and kept us laughing the whole time! He will be sadly missed!!

  • Dear Vickie So very sorry for your loss I will definitely miss watching Joe bowl I was always impressed with his bowling style You are in my thoughts and prayers Sending hugs to you and your family God has an amazing person with him now

  • I am so sorry for your loss Ann. I have a lot of memories playing baseball with Joe in church field. I know Joe will be missed. It was my pleasure of growing up with you. Rest easy my friend until we meet again.

  • We are truly heart broken. Prayers for Vicky, Ann and the whole family. May you all find peace in knowing you will all be together again someday. Love and hugs.

  • Vickie. I am so sorry for your loss. Joey was the kindest, caring and most passionate person. He will forever be your ANGEL.

  • So sorry for your loss Vicki and family. Heaven gained a wonderful Angel.
    Michelle Ramsdell

  • Vickie, my heart is broken for you and your family. Please know that you’re in my prayers my friend. May God hold you close in his loving arms.

  • My heart shatters for his family both human and furr.
    He was an amazing friend, and an incredible bowler.

  • Vicki we are so so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers!

  • Joe was a great guy I meet through league and tournament bowling. He will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace.

  • I don’t remember seeing Joey without seeing his lovely wife Vickie by his side. They were each other’s rock and true soulmates. Joey Rest In Peace and know your wife will have all the support from your friends to support her!

  • We are so sorry for you loss .we are praying for you .

  • My thought and prayers are with you and your family🙏 I will cherish the times I was able to bowl with you guys in Dover. We had such a good time. Hugs to you Vicky.

  • Vickie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Joe for his eye exam. I loved to hear his stories of your travels to bowling tournaments. He always had a great attitude, smile, and sense of humor.
    Hug his memories.
    Dr. Joe

  • So sorry for your loss, Vicki…keeping you in my prayers.
    Cathy Smith Durnan

  • Vickie, My deepest condolences for the passing of your husband. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Memories will live on forever. RIP Joey.

  • Ann I’m so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory. Your entire family is in my prayers.
    Debbie Grabowski

  • My heartfelt condolences to you Vicky and family❤️! I’ll always cherish the awesome times I had bowling with Joey!! He was truly one of the best❤️🎳

  • Vicki , our prayers and thoughts are with you, may Joey rest. In peace ,!,,,

  • Vicky, I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that you have a strong family to lean on for support!

  • Vickie so sorry for your loss, sending hugs and prayers. Joey was a fun and loving guy.

  • Hey Vickie, sis. My heart is broken. Joey was one of the nicest and most genuine people I know. We had a lot of fun bowling together. I feel lucky to be able to say I was Joey’s friend and he was mine. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Joey will be missed but he will always be here in our memories.

  • Vickie, so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Joey you will be really missed. Sorry we couldn’t be there to say goodbye

  • We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your loved one. Sending sincere condolence to you and your family. [Your mom was my mom’s [Lois McMahon-Vincent] best friend and Lil went on the cruise to Alaska with us]. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that many are praying for you during this difficult time.