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Dorothy I. Karwacki

AGE: 89 • Newark

Dorothy I. Karwacki (nee Andrien), age 89, of Newark, DE, formerly of Jonas, PA and Clayton, NJ passed away in her home on February 14, 2016. Born in Highland Park, PA, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Angela (Dobie) and Alfred J. Andrien, and wife of the late Joseph J. Karwacki, Jr. for 63 years. She worked as an inspector for Owens Illinois, Closure Division, in Glassboro, NJ, retiring in 1988 after 35 years of service. Dorothy was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, and was especially active on the carnival committee. She was an avid sewer, loved to cook, and opened their homes to family and all friends, particularly Wacki Acres.

Dorothy is survived by her sister, Charlotte Eline; her sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Catherine of Clermont, FL and Thomas M. Sr. of Newark, DE; three daughters and son-in-law. Angele and R. Jeffrey Cooper of Williamstown, NJ, Helen Fromm, and Mary-Jo Szwak of Swedesboro, NJ; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her sisters Marie Miller and Madelyn Binnig, and son-in-law, Michael Szwak.

Visitations will be held on Thursday, February 18 from 6-8pm and on Friday, February 19 from 10-11am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear Christiana Rd, Bear, DE 19701. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to her church. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Published in The News Journal on Feb. 17, 2016
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