302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

John L. Worth

John L. Worth, age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on March 20, 2020, at the Harbor Chase Assisted Living Facility.

Jack was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1928, in Staten Island, New York, Joseph and Marie (Yater) Worth.

After graduating from High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After completing his service in 1945, he attended college at Georgia Tech on the G.I. Bill.

He graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and moved to Wilmington in 1949, where he met and married his wife, Elizabeth Jane McCullin.

He was employed by the Sun Oil Company for over 30 years, and after retiring, continued to work as an Engineering Consultant.

Jack was a loyal member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Some of his many duties included CCD Teacher, Communicant, and delivering communion to the sick and homebound. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his family at the Jersey Shore, fishing, crabbing, and sitting on the front porch smoking cigars and telling stories – some of the true.

He achieved great success in all the things that mattered most, being a wonderful husband, dad, friend, and mentor. He always believed that he has led a charmed life, and will be remembered for his positive attitude until the end, “I didn’t come here to have a bad time!”

Mr. Worth is survived by his brother, Edward Worth, of New London, CT, his sons Peter and Brian Worth, his daughters Carol Gioffre and Jenifer Tillman, 12 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Betty Jane, and his son John D. Worth.

Due to the current health crisis, the funeral service is restricted to the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Vitas Hospice, 100 Commerce Drive, #302, Newark, DE 19713 or the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720

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    David Donovan lit a candle and writes,
    Uncle Jack was a great man and uncle. I always admired his good nature and generosity. I will miss him dearly.
    03/25/2020 07:28 pm
    Jimmy Healy lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Pete, Brian, Carol and Jennie and all of your families. Your father was an exceptional man and I have many very fond remembrances of him. Some need to be told over a fine bottle of whiskey. I am sorry that you could not have a full funeral with this Coronavirus pandemic but let me know if in the future there will be a memorial service for your Dad. Love to all of you.
    03/26/2020 10:39 pm
    Meg Shivone writes,
    I was born and raised on Bradmoor Road in fairfax. I can still name all of the Bradmoor neighbors and the Worth’s were classic. Mr and Mrs Worth looked after us like we were one of their own children. Jackie was one of my brother Frans best friends and was just as likely to be in our house as his. My condolences to all the family. Meg Shivone
    03/29/2020 07:42 am

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