Jeffrey Erwin Jelinek, age 71 of Claymont, DE died on September 3, 2017 at his home. He was born in Wilmington to Arthur and Ruth Jelinek. Jeff graduated from John Dickinson High School in 1964.

Jeff worked as a technician for E.I. DuPont Nemours at the Experimental Station. He was a member of the Elks Club and enjoyed being a choir member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed cooking.

Jeff is predeceased by his wife Shirley Jelinek. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey D. Jelinek and Stephen Jelinek both of Cochranville, PA, and Tiffany Yingling (Brian) of Newville, PA; 4 grandchildren; stepson Bruce Lane (Debbie) of Palm Bay, FL; sister Laurie Calderhead (Bob) of Trinity, FL; and brother Brian Jelinek of Pawleys Island, SC.

A service will be held on September 14, 2017 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 501 Duncan St., Wilm., DE, with a visitation from 10-11am and a service following at 11:00am. Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilm., DE 19801.