Michael Sarnecky

  • Born: October 18, 1950
  • Died: September 29, 2017
  • Location: Newark Valley, Delaware

Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory

2506 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Tel. (302) 478-7100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael J. Sarnecky age 66, of Newark, DE sadly passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his family. For 22 months, he led a courageous fight against Pancreatic Cancer.
Michael was a graduate of Conrad High School and Del Tech with honors. He served 33 years in the Delaware Air National Guard. Michael was employed at Hercules / Ashland / Solenis for 48 years. He was a member of Opera Delaware, St. Peters Cathedral and the Seton Pilipina choirs. He was an active and devoted parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He was co-chair of the annual Seton Carnival and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.
Michael leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Kathryn (Kathie); daughter Sarah Johnson (Everett); son Matthew (Stephanie); grandchildren Mason, Emma, and Julianna; parents John and Elvira; 2 sisters and 4 brothers and multiple extended family. He was predeceased by a brother Jackie.
Family, friends and others whose lives Michael touched are invited to St. Elizabeth Ann Church, Bear, DE. Saturday, October 7, 2017. Visitation is from 9am to 11am followed by funeral mass. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Pancreatic Cancer, #Sarneckystrong, or to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
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Condolence & Memory Journal


Kathy and family,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you today as you lay to rest your husband, father, brother and grandfather. Michael fight with this life is over. Words will not comfort you but I send my prayer and hugs to you. Co-worker Deborah

Posted by Deborah Jowers - Philadelphia, PA - coworker   October 07, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss and I pray for you to find comfort knowing your loved one went home to the Lord and is resting in Jesus arms

Posted by Michele BARANOWSKI - New Castle, DE   October 07, 2017

Dear Sarnecky family:
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Please accept my deepest smypathy and know he is now at peace and pain free. RIP Michael

Joanne Giliberti
Bear, Delaware

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2017

I am sorry to hear of your loss of Michael. You and your family have my deepest sympathy on this loss.

Marty and Violet Thernlund

Posted by Marty Thernlund - Wilmington, DE - Family Friend   October 05, 2017

Dear Kathy and family, Mr. and Mrs Sarnecky, Kenny and all,
My affection and prayers are with you and your familes. Michael was always close in my thoughts as a friend these past fifty years. From Junior Proms, Theater workshops at University to midnight appropriations from Haunted Houses, he was always up for the game a foot. The world is a little darker and not quite as warm without his svivlight.and we will have to search long and hard to find another soul like his.
God's blessings be with you and yours, Tom Bullen

Posted by Tom Bullen - Carrcroft, Wilmington, DE - Friend   October 04, 2017

To The Sarnecky Family;
My deepest condolences on your loss.
Michael and I worked together for several years at the Research Center and he was always available to assist and share his keen knowledge in IT.
May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Andre Madey - Raleigh, NC   October 04, 2017

Dear Kathy...Praying for peace for you and your family during this difficult time. We are unable to attend Mike's Funeral Mass but will be there in Spirit.

Posted by Barbara & Ron Mistretta - Lewes, DE   October 04, 2017

Condolences to the family. I worked with Mike over 30 years. He was a vey nice guy. Lifting the family up in prayers.

Lois Banner

Posted by Lois Banner - New Castle, DE   October 04, 2017

Wishing you peace to bring your comfort, and courage to face the days ahead.
Embrace and cherish every happy memory of the journey the two of you have shared and hold them close to your heart..

Posted by LInda & Andrew Wolf - Newark, DE - Coworker   October 04, 2017

Hi Kathie:
So very sorry to hear of Michael's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Barbara Daugherty

Posted by Barbara Daugherty - New Castle, DE - Friend   October 04, 2017

So sorry I can't be with you. Michael certainly did fight the good fight. Prayers are with you and family.
Love, Ellie

Posted by A friend   October 04, 2017

Dear Kathy and family,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Michael. I want you to know you are in my prayers. No words can erase your pain. Michael was a wonder ful father and husband. Your memories of all your great times together will help you heal.

Posted by Joan Featherman - Bear, DE - Friend   October 04, 2017

Kathie, Sarah, Matthew, and family: We're so sorry to hear the news about Michael. You're in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Julia and Paul

Posted by Julia Whitesel - Phoenixville, PA - Family Friend   October 03, 2017