Stephen Eugene “Steve” Petkus, Sr.
January 10, 1950 - June 29, 2021
Stephen Eugene “Steve” Petkus, Sr., age 71, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
Born in Ridley Park, PA, on January 10, 1950, he was the son of the late Eugene and Elsie (Lees) Petkus. Steve proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as an iron worker and welder for Iron Workers Local 401 in Philadelphia, PA, for 20 years, and later for the former Newarc Welding. He was a proud member of the First State Corvette Club. After his family, the love of his life was his ’79 Corvette.
In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Petkus. He is survived by his wife, Marie P. (McGrath) Petkus; daughter, Joanne Diemidio (Anthony); son, Stephen E. Petkus, Jr. (Jennifer); sister, Wendy Petkus-Mazeika (Jerry); and grandchildren, Connor, Kayleigh, and Sophia.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2:30 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s memory to Helen F. Graham Cancer Center c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668 Wilmington, Delaware 19899 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.