HNATOWSKI THOMAS "TIMMY"

Age 95 passed away on August 30, 2018. Timmy was born in Wilmington to Ukrainian immigrants, the late Harry & Anna Hnatowski. He was a member of the first graduating class of H. Fletcher Brown Vocational HS & then began work with DuPont Wilmington Shops as a machinist. During WW II, he enlisted in the Navy & served on the USS Argonne & the USS Gosselin in the South Pacific. After the war he returned to Wilmington Shops as a machinist & supervisor. In 1949, he married the love of his life, Helen Manista. Together they raised their 3 children & enjoyed 62 years of married life until her death in 2011. Tim was a proud Ukrainian “southsider”, Navy man, UD fan, and Delawarean, but most dear to his heart was his family. Throughout life, from his childhood to being a grandfather, family was always first and foremost. Physically active all his life and an avid sports fan, he & Helen were longtime U of D football season ticket holders. Helen & Tim joined Fraims & Claymore Senior Centers where they enjoyed bowling, volleyball, bocce & shuffleboard with their many friends. They also traveled extensively with family & friends.

Besides his parents & loving wife, Timmy was predeceased by his brother, John & three sisters Kate, Mary & Stella. He is survived by three children, Thomas C. Hnatowski (Teresa D. Spada) of McLean, VA, Karen A. Hnatowski of Wilmington & Carol H. Feeley (David) of Claymont; 3 grandchildren, Lauren & Michael Hnatowski & Jay Sekscinski. Also left to cherish his memory are his two sisters-in-law: Betty Long & Mary Manista & numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 4, at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19805. A viewing will take place on Tuesday morning at the Church from 9:30 to 11:00am. Entombment to follow at Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Elizabeth Church or Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 19809.