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David Paci

May 25, 2021




David W. Paci, age 67, of Claymont, DE, passed away last year at home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Dave was born in Philadelphia, PA, and spent his youth growing up in Yeadon, Delaware County, PA.  He moved to North Wilmington at age 16, and graduated from Concord High School in 1972.  After high school, Dave attended a trade school for a short period of time before gaining employment at FibreMetal in Concordville, Pa.  He also worked for ADP in Philadelphia, and Lionti Construction in Wilmington before spending the remaining 30 odd years working at the Sunoco gas station in Talleyville until his retirement. Dave was hardworking, dependable, and enterprising, even as a kid.  Growing up, he was either cutting the neighbor’s lawns, shoveling their snowy sidewalks, or delivering their newspaper which meant he always had money in his pocket.  And because he had such a good heart, even back then, Dave would frequently take his little sisters up to the local drug store where he would use that money to buy them candy or stuffed animals.  He was the best big brother and he always watched out for us.  It’s also not a surprise that Dave was an animal lover.  He used to get the biggest kick out of feeding the groundhog that lived under the dumpster at the gas station every night, as well as the wildlife in his neighborhood, but mostly, he adored his landlord’s Yorkshire Terriers and the loving company they provided him.  Dave will always be remembered as being kindhearted and an all around good guy.  He didn’t have much in life, and he battled many health issues over the years, yet his kindness and generosity had no limit. He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it.  His road was not an easy one yet he never complained.  This was David Paci.  A kind and decent soul who will be greatly missed.

David was preceded in death by his parents Ado and Frances.  He is survived by his brother Bill of Philadelphia, sister Mary Fitzgerald of Philadelphia, and sisters Sharon Maley and Christine Swanson of Wilmington, as well as 7 nieces and nephews.

 Services and burial for David were private

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