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Joseph R. Cyckowski

Joseph R. Cyckowski, age 93, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Joseph was born in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Joseph A. and Mary Hauck Cyckowski. He attended Haverford Township High School, left to join the US Navy during WWII and then returned to graduate in 1947. His service in the US Navy was from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater.

His career began in 1951 when he went to work in Ridley Park, south Philadelphia, for Boeing Vertol where he manufactured helicopters, light rail cars and V-22 Osprey aricraft. He retired after 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 18, Claymont, DE and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

Joseph is predeceased by his wife, Marian “Mimi” Cyckowski, his 2 brothers, James and Richard, and his 2 sisters, Marie Cyckowski and Jean Taylor. He is survived by his son, Andrew Cyckowski (Kathaleen) of Chester, VA., his daughter, Diane Cyckowski of Wilmington, DE, his stepsons, Edward Bucknam (Maria) of Zanesville, OH, Mark Bucknam (Barbara) of Potomac, MD, Joseph Bucknam (Christina) of Wilmington, DE and Michael Bucknam (Laura) of Dillsburg, PA, his niece, Laura McDonald (Stephen) of Wilmington, DE, his 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803. A visitation will be held prior at church from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Interment will follow the mass at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 2601 W. 4th St., Wilm, DE 19805(www.ccwilm.org/donate) or Delaware Right to Life, PO Box 1222, Wilm, DE 19899-1222.

Funeral Services

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803. A visitation will be held prior at church from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Interment will follow the mass at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

Condolences

    Robert and Tina Vaughn lit a candle and writes,
    He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great person to so many. He had a good life and was blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren! He will be missed. Praying for the family. We love you all. And on a side note. Catholic Charities is who brought Robert to America and sponsored him 36 years ago last week. Love The Vaughns
    10/10/2019 08:18 am
    Cynthia Posey lit a candle and writes,
    I consider it an honor to have met Joe and to have had opportunities to visit and talk with him on several occasions over the years. Even if I hadn’t, I would know through the legacy of his children and grandchildren what a wonderful man he was. His family always speaks of him with love and respect. He was a good husband, father, and grandfather. He had a beautiful smile - one that you can’t help but smile back at.
    10/10/2019 08:35 pm
    Kendra Watson writes,
    I was saddened when I heard of the passing of Mr. Joe. I had the pleasure of being his “favorite aide” for a few years. Always appreciate everything you did for him. Just a really nice guy. I would go see him early he’s half sleep and out of know where he would say something strange. K which came from first the chicken or egg and I’m like I don’t know the egg and that would be a start to a conversation that would last 15 mins or longer where I’m like, I got to go we talk about it later. I’m going to miss him and those conversations with him and I just would like to give my condolences to Diane, Marisa and the rest of the family. Kendra
    10/10/2019 08:43 pm

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