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Ronald R. Janicki

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Ronald R. Janicki

AGE: 80 • Wilmington

Ronald R. Janicki, age 80, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Ron was born in Wilmington on September 5, 1935, son of the late Charles and Mary (Kantorowski) Janicki. He attended St. Hedwig Elementary School, where he later coached the football team to the championship. He also attended The Wilmington High School, where he played football, baseball and ran track. Ron served in the United States Army from 1958-1960 and was the light heavyweight boxing champion. Following his honorable discharge from military service, he attended the University of Delaware, first earning an Associate's Degree and returning to earn a Bachelor's Degree.

Ron worked at Ferris Correctional Center, became superintendent of the Bridge House (a detention center for youth), ran an equestrian program, and assisted the boys with finding jobs. He enjoyed hunting, especially in Vermont with his uncles, and was an avid fisherman and golfer. Ron also enjoyed his hobby of duck carving and participated in many contests.

Ron is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Granese); his daughters, Bernadette Olson (Stewart) and Jessica McCarthy (Martin); his sister, Theodora; and his nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Matthew.

Visitation will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Monday, May 9 from 10:00-11:00AM, immediately followed by funeral services and military honors. Interment will be held privately.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 19 to May 7, 2016
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