Vincent Del Duca, Jr., M.D., 88 years old, of Greenville, DE, passed away on October 5, 2021. Wink, as he was known, was born in Moorestown, NJ to Dr. Vincent Del Duca and Lillian Haines Del Duca.
He was a graduate of Wesleyan University 1955 and The University of Pennsylvania Medical School 1959. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland from 1960- 1963 and was a fellow in hematology there from 1963-1965. He was board certified in internal medicine and hematology. In 1969 he was enticed by his medical school colleague and friend, Dr. John Benzel, to join him and Dr. John Egan in a skilled and dedicated group of hematologists in the Department of Medicine of what is currently Christiana Health Care System. He devoted his clinical practice to the care of patients with hematologist illnesses and malignancies. During his professional career he was active in the American Society of Internal Medicine, and after ACP merged ASIM, he was granted fellowship in the American College of Physicians.
He was a teacher, mentor, counselor, and friend to scores of internal medicine residents and taught extensively in clinical settings. He was regularly at the bedside with residents and their patients and was an inspiration and role model for compassionate, knowledgeable care.
He served in the Army at Valley Forge Military Hospital during Vietnam.
He was a man of nature who felt most at home in the mountains of Maine or New Hampshire. He was an avid skier, tennis and squash player, and delighted in walking his dogs.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Frey Del Duca; children Daniel (wife Josie), Kathryn, and Elizabeth; 3 grandchildren Teddy Del Duca, Abigail Del Duca, and Carter Winslow; and two sisters Anita Larkworthy and Barbara Ludewig. Wink’s family would like to thank the exceptional, dedicated, and loving staff of Stonegates Healthcare.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The American Cancer Society or The Appalachian Trail Club.