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1175 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
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Ferdinand "Jack"

June 7, 1926 – September 13, 2018

Ferdinand Wich
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Obituary for Ferdinand "Jack" Wich

Ferdinand (Jack) Wich, 92, of Camden, DE died September 13, 2018 at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, DE. Born in Baltimore, MD. he was the son of the late John J.F. Wich and Selma Hamilton Wich. Jack was a veteran of WW-II, Korea and Vietnam and had served in three branches of the Armed Forces; 1943 until 1947 in the USMC, 1947 until 1950 in the US Army and from 1950 until 1964 at which time he retired from the US Air Force as a S/M/Sgt. In 1953 Jack and his family had moved to Dover, DE and in 1960 he co-founded National Enterprises, which was a real estate management co. engaged in rental and trade, along with the financing of properties. He was a longtime member of the Air Force Sgts. Association, First Chapter, 2nd Division which he founded in 1960. He owned and operated Chandelle, the first all weather air port in Kent County, DE. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann E. Wich, who died in 2007, and a son William R. Wich in 2009. He is survived by his son, John J.F. Wich,II, his daughter in-law Barbara Wich; former daughter-in-law, Judy Ellingsworth Wich; his grandchildren Josh Wich, Laura Bortz and Beth Thompson and his special friend Vera Mrohs and six great grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday eve. from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso, 1175 S. State St. Dover. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, 118 W. Commerce St. Smyrna, DE where friends may call starting at 10 a.m. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Dover, DE.

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First Visitation

When Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc.
1175 S. State Street
Dover, Delaware 19901
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Second Visitation

When Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna
118 W Commerce Street
Smyrna, De 19977
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Service Information

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 11:00am
Rev. John R. Riley
First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna
118 W Commerce Street
Smyrna, De 19977

Interment Information

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 12:30pm
Holy Cross Cemetery
New & William Streets
Dover, DE 19901