Paul Francis Hendrick, Sr.

March 27, 1945 - January 18, 2021

 Paul Francis Hendrick, Sr., age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 27, 1945, he was a son of the late Thomas and Evelyn (Stoner) Hendrick. Paul graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Philadelphia, PA, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he started his 23-year career with Eastern Airlines. Paul then went to work for the State of Delaware, and retired after dedicating over 20 years of service. In his younger years, he was a competitive archer and enjoyed going to the gun range. Paul was a loyal Boston sports fan, and took great pride in his red Ford pickup truck. He was also a faithful friend of Bill W. for 29 years. Most of all, Paul loved spending time with his precious grandchildren, Brian, Kelly and Arianna.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his twin brother, William Hendrick and siblings, Leon Hendrick, Teresa Hatala, Evelyn Clemens, Elizabeth Elliott, Laura Whitehead, and Clark Hendrick. He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Joanne Veronica (Galewski) Hendrick; children, Laura Hendrick (Erik Marciniszyn) and Paul Hendrick, Jr. (Catlin Crowe); brothers and sisters, Thomas Hendrick, Jr., Carol Yannone, and Barbara Falcone; 3 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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16 Condolences for Paul Francis Hendrick, Sr.

  • Uncle Paul was an amazing guy. He will be missed by many. Sending so many hugs to my Delaware family. Love you guys.

  • So sorry hearing of the passing of Uncle Paul my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family God Bless with love Terry

  • My condolences to all family and friends with hope in comfort from above to each in the loss of the great person.he was to all . RIP

  • I will sure miss my buddy, who my grandchildren called, Mr Paul. Always a smile, kind word and twinkle in his blue eyes. Until we meet again, my dear friend 💙

  • Pop Hendrick the year in ahalf i got to spend with you and your family has been the best year of my life.i had a dad❤R.i.P Dad

  • It was an honor to have known Paul. Most open caring person I ever met. My prayers are with your family in this time of need. I love you all.

  • My sincere condolences to Paul’s family. Paul was a really great guy and he will be sorely missed. Prayers for his family. May he Rest In Peace.

  • My sympathy to Joann and family

  • It was an honer to have been able to get to know him as his son in law for years camping in Somerset was the best miss you paul. God bless his family through this time

  • Sorry for your loss

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Mr. Paul was such a nice guy. I worked with his wife Joanne and we became great friends over the years. He welcomed me and my children to his house anytime. He loved my grandma’s potato salad. He will be truly missed. Prayers!!

  • Hendrick Family,
    I was saddened to read of Paul’s passing. Paul was a hard worker and worked even harder during the snowstorms, clearing the roads in Delaware, so the rest of us would be safe.
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Joanne, your father Laura and Paul, and your grandfather Brian, Kelly and Arianna.
    May you find peace in this time of sorrow.
    ~Mikee Treml

  • Rest in peace my old neighbor and gun range partner.
    May you walk through the gates of Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you are gone!

  • Rest in Peace Paul, will miss your fun visits and your perfect hosting in Delaware, with NASCAR on the TV, almost every summer when Krystal And Shannon were young. Sincere condolences to all your family.

  • I am so sorry that Paul went through this. My love and heartfelt prayers go out to Joanne , Laura and Paul Jr.. Tom, Carol and Barb, please accept my love and heartfelt prayers to all of you . When I stayed at the farm as a child, I never felt so loved and safe. Thank you Paul and all for the memories.

  • Paul Jr & Family, I am So Sorry for the loss of your Father. My thoughts are with You and your Family. PEACE & LOVE, Vernon Tweed