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W. Jewell Iorizzo

Born February 25, 1943

W. Jewell Iorizzo, age 73, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Born in Brooklyn, WV on February 25, 1943, Jewell was a daughter of the late Willard J. and Mae (Starks) Harvey. In addition to raising her family, she worked as a computer associate with the State of Delaware, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service.

Jewell was a true people person and went out of her way to lend a hand to anyone in need. Over the years, she selflessly gave of her time by caring for family and friends. A devout Christian, Jewell was a woman of strong faith and character. She enjoyed reading and sewing in her leisure time. Happiest in the company of her loved ones, Jewell adored having her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren around her and she will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John N. Iorizzo. Jewell is survived by her children, Patricia Werline Barlow (Jeff) of Clayton, Wanda Ellis (Dave) of Smyrna, John N. Iorizzo, IV (Cheryld) of New Castle and Juli Codding (Miles) of Hockessin; brothers, Carl Harvey (Rita) of Newark and Hubert Harvey (Joann) of Earlville, MD; sister, Evelyn Walker of Tampa, FL; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, March 19, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10 am. Interment will be private.

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  • Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May you find peace in you memories

  • I consider it an honor to know Jewel for the past several years. Her joy, her wit, her passion for those who are called to missions, and especially her gruff will be missed by all that had the pleasure to share her path.
    May the LORD comfort those who mourn her passing, and may HE bless the work of her hands.

  • My thoughts and prayers for all the family and friends. Jewell was truly a remarkable person. may she rest in peace. God bless all of the family.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I used to work with Jewell at the Wilmington Local Office. We started the same day. Jewell was a good worker and she always gave me advice.
    Memory Eternal.

  • John, Wanda, and Patty, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jewell was an exceptionally generous mother and woman of faith. May all of you find peace in remembering the good times that the family spent together eating breakfast on Saturdays. Te, Cynthia, Hanne, and Jacob