Joseph Zappo III
November 22, 1956 - December 14, 2017
Joseph Zappo III, 61, of Newark, Delaware, passed away suddenly at home with his son, Nick, by his side, on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
He was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1956, at Wilmington General Hospital, to the late Joseph, Jr. and Mollie (Moeller) Zappo.
Joey worked for DuPont at the Newark Vespel plant, for 32 years in various positions. His last, as an engineering technician, being the one he enjoyed the most. He began his career with DuPont on a contract with Wilmington Sheet Metal Works.
In his personal life, Joey was a 3rd Degree Mason and a member of Solomon Lodge No. 36 in Newark, Delaware, for the past 31 years. Joey had many hobbies over the years. He was a talented crafter, musician, motorcyclist, loved restoring cars and motorcycles, band parenting, remote control planes and most of all loved fishing. He loved spending weekends at the cottage in Lewes. Joey and his lifelong friends, Jim Hutchinson and Mike Hennessy made an annual fishing trip to Lake George, New York for the past 20 years and added Nick and Mike Jr. to the group when they were old enough to join them. He loved his cats, his friends, cooking holiday dinners and his family, above all else, wholeheartedly and unconditionally. He was so happy to be a grandfather and was elated when Jennifer and John brought Jake into his life.
Joey is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brenda L. (MacFadden), whom he loved from the moment he met her, on a blind date in 1975; daughter Jennifer Whisler and husband John, son Nick Zappo, grandson, Jake Maverick Whisler and sister, Rozie Zappo and fiance Blamoh Doe, all of Newark, Delaware.
As per Joey’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. A party will be held celebrating his life at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road, Newark, DE 19711, on Saturday, December 30th at 12pm. Masonic Services will commence at 12:30pm.