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John Sass

AGE: 85 • Newark, DE

John Sass, an active and joyful resident of Somerford Place, died on May 10, 2016. John was born in Wilmington to Dmytro and Katherine Sass. He is also predeceased by his wife, Irene (Pivinksi) Sass; brothers, Nick Sass and Dan Sass; and sisters, Estelle Bonnett and Anne Wolk. He is survived by his children, Karen Apostolico (Tom), Kenneth Sass, and Daniel Sass; his grandchildren, Laurie Mitchell (Brian), Katherine Coates (Earl), and Victoria Apostolico; and a great-grandchild on the way.

After graduating high school, he quickly went to work for DuPont, where he had a successful, 42 year career. As a young man, he played basketball and softball with the DuPont teams. He also enjoyed bowling as a life-long sport. John also served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War.

John was a happy family man who was a loving husband to his wife and a wonderful father to his children. John enjoyed taking his grandchildren on day trips and spending time with them.

John was deeply involved in his church, Sts. Peter and Paul, where he sang in the choir and also enjoyed learning the unique art of playing the bandura, the national instrument of Ukraine. He will be remembered as a man who was dedicated to his church and who always took care of his family with devotion and love.

A visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00am, Friday, May 13, 2016, followed by a service at 10:00am at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19809, followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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Published in The News Journal from May 11 to May 13, 2016
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