Mr. Joseph P. Hypes, Sr., age 42, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
A native Delawarean, Joe was born in Wilmington on July 23, 1970, and was a graduate of Glasgow High School. He made his professional career with W.L. Gore and Associates, where he was employed as a packaging operator in the production division. Active in his community, he was a member of the Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company.
Joe was an avid hunter throughout his life, with waterfowl and deer being his favorite sportsman’s challenge. He particularly enjoyed hunting trips with his son and his father-in-law. An expert marksman, he was very knowledgeable about firearms and often attended gun shows to search for unique and interesting pieces for his collection.
A dedicated family man, Joe devoted his life to caring for his precious son and daughter, whom he adored. He was also very proud of being a cancer survivor and of his hard-fought battle against the disease.
A loving husband, son, father, brother, grandson, and friend, Joe will be deeply and sadly missed by the many people who loved him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years, Sandra M. Wilson-Hypes; children, Joseph P. Hypes, Jr. and Olivia J. Hypes; mother, Donna M. Fernandez of Bear; father, Bernard C. Hypes of North East, MD; brother, Budd Hypes of Newark; grandmother, Helen Hypes of North East, MD; and mother- and father-in-law, Joan and Jack Wilson of New Castle. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard C. Hypes III.
Visitation was held on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, New Castle, DE. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joe may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 W. 10th Street, Ste. 209, Wilmington, DE 19801.
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