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“Your family was a big part of my growing up years. Your dad drove me to the hospital, stitched up my knee,bought me ice cream and took me home. My...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Gold Spair

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I only have wonderful memories of your father and mother. Loved out Oak Lane Manor...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff and Nitza Rich - FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My siblings Karen, Rick and I have many fond memories of your father from our childhood days...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Judy Gold - Flemington, NJ

“Linda and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your father so well from our growing up years . I know he will be dearly missed. My...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Sandi Maddock - Warwick, NY

“You have my heart felt sympathy and love. My Mother truly loved her youngest brother , She passed too young but I will always remember how much...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“David,My Condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.Sincerely,Frank Vassallo ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Frank Vassallo - New Castle, DE

“David, Robert and Jeanine, and family,My most sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I wish I could be there to pay my respects, it would...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Hudson - Newark, DE

“The God of comfort feels and sees our pain. Allow the warm embrace of God's Holy Spirit to envelope you. Jesus said, pray for God's Kingdom to come ...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Leake - Concord, NC

“Your father was a great man. I enjoy our time together. He made me smile and laugh. I remember being in the activity room . Maria was dancing along...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Charlene Jeanes - Claymont, DE

10 of 19 | Posted by: Irving Chernekoff - Claymont

“David,Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences on the passing of your father. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Chris Fojo - Lake Mary, FL

“The SVN-Milwaukee team wish to extend our condolences on the passing of your father, Howard. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Jay Hintze - West Allis, WI

“Dr. Wilk was my Mother's surgeon in 1987 and he saved her life and gave her many more years to enjoy. He removed a non-cancerous tumor around her...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Ervil Francis - Wilmington, DE

“David, So sorry to hear about your father. How many times have the two of us discussed with a smile "our elderly...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Anderson - Boynton Beach, FL

“Sharon and David, although I did not know your father, I'm just so sorry to hear of his passing. I'm certain he was a fine man, and that he left a...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Sam Waltz - Greenville, DE

“Linda and the Wilk family,It was so sad to learn of my Uncle Howard's passing.He was the last member of a family of seven.Morris, Harry, Louis, and...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Roger Wilk - Highland Park, IL

“Linda and the Wilk Family:I was deeply saddened to learn of my Uncle Howard's passing. He was the last of the Wilk brothers, Morris, Harry, Louie,...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Rubenstein - Boca Raton, FL

“I am so very sad that I won't be with you.I'm so glad that I knew your parents, grandparents. They were special! I am happy that they are together...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Cohen - Jupiter, FL

Howard Wilk, M.D., 92, died peacefully on April 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Dr. Wilk was born in Carnegie, PA, and after graduating from Chicago Medical School, he moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he met his wife of 62 years, the late Judith Feinberg Wilk. After serving in a MASH unit in Korea, Dr. Wilk came back to Wilmington, and began his career as a general surgeon, treating patients for over 40 years until his retirement.

Dr. Wilk had a distinguished medical career during which he held various leadership positions including Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Wilmington Medical Center, President of the Delaware Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine of Thomas Jefferson University. He also served as the Fire Surgeon for the City of Wilmington.

Dr. Wilk was an avid golfer, and served as the president of the Brandywine Country Club, where he had the unique experience of scoring 3 hole-in-ones during the years of his membership. He also enjoyed traveling around the world with his beloved Judy, and many friends. While Wilmington was his adopted home, Dr. Wilk remained a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan, and also enjoyed watching the athletic achievements of his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his 4 children, David (Sharon), Linda, Richard (Susan), & Robert (Jeannine), along with 10 grand children: Tyler, Adam, Aliya, Tori, Joshua, Joel, Austin, Zack, Hannah & Talia.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE.

Shiva will be observed Tuesday evening at 5pm, at the home of David & Sharon Wilk, 399 Way Road, Greenville, DE.