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Joseph J. Sparco Jr.


Joseph J. Sparco, Jr.


Joseph J. Sparco, Jr. of Wilmington, Delaware passed away on October 27, 2015 peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. Joe was born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 22, 1967 and grew up in the town of Elsmere. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1985 and worked at Astra Zeneca in the Drug Regulatory Department for over 20 years. One of Joe's greatest passions was music and he played bass guitar in several local bands over the years. Joe married the love of his life, Karen A. Sparco (Johnsen) on October 16, 1999. They had a beautiful life together and experienced many great adventures with family and friends. Joe was a compassionate man that cared deeply about animals and his friends. He was loved by everyone that knew him.

Joe is fondly remembered by his wife Karen Sparco, mother Gloria Sparco, nephew Robert Celano, Jr. (Lauren), sister-n-law Pam de Bakker and many loving friends. Joe is predeceased by his father, Joseph J. Sparco, Sr., nephew Stevie Donahue, and in-laws Erling and Esme Johnsen.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the wonderful ICU nurses of the Wilmington division of the Christiana Hospital for their outstanding care.

Play it sweet in heaven my love….


Published in The News Journal on Nov. 4, 2015
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