Alvan S. "Al" Rachko

Alvan S. "Al"


Age 85, of Wilmington, died on April 18, 2013 in the Christiana Hospital.

Al was born and raised in Hazelton, PA and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the DuPont Company where he worked within the Advertising Department. He had a love of learning. Attended the University of Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed several types of art and gourmet cooking. He was fond of animals, especially dogs, he shared this interest with his wife Jean.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Rachko; daughter, Robin Rachko Klein (Charles); sons, Mark Rachko (Denise), Alan Rachko (Gretchen) and Steven Rachko (Carole Anne); step-children: Kathy Coulbourn (Gary), Nancy Cochran (Joe) and Bill Cieniewicz; brother, Robert Rachko (Barbara); 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with family will be from 6-7:30 pm. A brief memorial service will be held at 7:30pm, Friday, April 26 at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville (Route 202, south of Silverside Rd.).

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to , P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2013