Stanley J. Sakowski, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Stanley J. Sakowski, Sr.

May 5, 1934 - September 9, 2017

Stanley J. Sakowski Sr., age 83, of Milton, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

A lifelong Delawarean, he was born in Wilmington, DE on May 5, 1934, and was a son of the late Stanley P. Sakowski and Anna (Sabbato) Giancola. Stanley attended school in Wilmington before proudly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a resident of New Castle until his retirement from the General Motors Boxwood Plant after 30 years of dedicated employment as a lineman.

Stanley was a member of UAW Local No 435. He enjoyed wood working, fishing, crabbing, and hunting. Lovingly known as Mr. Fix It to his grandchildren, he was quick to lend them a hand when needed.

In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his siblings, Johanna Brown, David Sakowski, Phillip Sakowski, and Barbara Ann Sakowski; and his son-in-law, Ralph Smeltzer.  He is survived by his loving wife, Clara M. (Baker) Sakowski; children, Lou Anne Smeltzer, Cynthia Donahue, Stanley J. Sakowski, Jr. (Cindy), Robin Tiller (Terry), and Christopher Sakowski (Mary Ellen); siblings, John Sakowski, Phyllis Munce, Marianne Sakowski, Kathleen Gravell, and Ann Cameron; 12 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Beebe Healthcare-Home Care Services, 232 Mitchell Street, Millsboro, DE 19966.


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15 Condolences for Stanley J. Sakowski, Sr.

  • Lou Anne,

    I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I know how hard it is to to let a Dad go, but remember he will always be with you!

    Hugs to you my friend.

  • So very sorry to the entire Sakowski family.. such a good family, love you all. Mr . Sakowski must of been one hell of a man because he raised good kids. ❤️

  • Mrs Sakowski, Luann, Cindy, Stanley and Chris……My deepest sympathies for your loss. He was ALWAYS very good to me. My thoughts are with all of you


  • Condolences and prayers for all of you at this sad time. The times that I saw your dad, he was always smiling.

  • To Aunt Clara, family, and friends……..
    We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Stanley. He was truly a wonderful husband, father, pop pop, and friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all❤❤❤Love, Susan & Jim Strab

  • God called you home to the riches of your glorious inheritance. May the peace and kindness you shared to all in your lifetime help dry the tears, lift the hearts, and give strength to carry your legacy forward for all time

  • I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures.

  • prayers for your family. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Take comfort in knowing he is in a much better place. Love to all Mary and family

  • So many wonderful memories of my cousin Stanley, Clara and family. Love and prayers. Although I will be out of town my heart will be with all of you. I know you had a peaceful journey to the other side and I’m sure we will meet again one day

  • To my wonderful friends the Sakowski family,we send our love and condolences to you and your family,dad was a wonderful man when i was growing up he surely will be missed,love always Joey

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. My you find comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

  • Stanley’s father and my father were brothers. I recently had the opportunity of talking to Stanley on the phone and he relayed to me some childhood memories. There have been several members of the Sakowski family who served as Marines and he was one of the few and the proud. Clara, you made an excellent choice in life 62 years ago! He was a good man.

    Ron Sakowski

  • I am so sorry for your loss Lou Anne. While I never met your father, he must have been a great man to have raised an unbelievable daughter like you. My condolences to you and your entire family.

  • Dear Cindy and family,
    . We are so sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    . Lisa Kathleen and Ej