Jeanette Strychaluk Wyatt, 89, a lifelong resident of the Wilmington area died at her Brandywine Hundred home on Wednesday evening, May 10, 2017.
Daughter of Basil and Josephine Strychaluk, Jean was a graduate of Wilmington High School. A child of the Great Depression era, she knew the value and importance of hard work and thrift. Literally, Jean worked her entire adult life, retiring just last December at the age of 88, from the Wilmington Public Library where she had been a fixture for many years. In her spare time, Jean loved to travel and always enjoyed the casinos – where she wouldn’t spend over her $25 limit on the slot machines. She was proud to be a member and former officer of Ruth Chapter #19, Order Of The Eastern Star.
Her husband, Joseph E. Wyatt died in 1984 and she was also preceded in death by her sister, Pauline S. Welch and her brother, Julian “Chuck” Strychaluk. Jean is survived by 2 daughters, Diane Wyatt-Armstrong (Guy) and Sharon Clark (Michael); 3 grandchildren: Julie Burnett (Dave), Nathan Henry (Rachel) and Stefany Clark; and 3 great-grandchildren, Erin Burnett and Desmond and Donovan Henry.
Jean’s family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Hospice, especially Charlene, Debbie D., Sharon, and Mia, for their loving care.
The funeral service will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Jean’s grand-nephew Matthew, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720 or a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to