Christine M. Kaczmarczyk, credit union CEO

April 14, 2013

Christine Marie Kaczmarczyk, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Chris was born in Wilmington Aug. 5, 1939, daughter of the late Raymond and Edna Farnan.

Chris was a shining example of a successful woman in both her personal and professional life. A friend to so many through the years, she enjoyed bowling at Pleasant Hill Lanes, beach time at Angola with family and friends, traveling with her sisters and any other excuse she found to help out and have fun. Without exception, watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren in sports and life was her highlight.

Chris retired from Dexsta Federal Credit Union as CEO in 2005 after 36 years of service. She presided over a tremendous growth period for Dexsta, so proud of her coworkers, associates and the entire credit union network.

Chris was predeceased by her husband, Ray; and her brothers, Leonard, Phillip, Fran, John, Bernie and Bobby.

She is survived by her sons, Ray Kaczmarczyk (Maria), Rick Kaczmarczyk (Hope) and Jeff Kaczmarczyk (Kim); her sisters, Mary Monahan and Pat McLaughlin (Bill); her sisters-in-law, Cele Farnan and Kay Kaczmarczyk; her grandchildren, Raymond (Aubray), Jeffrey, Ricky, Katie, Michael, Kelly, Jenna and Tyler; and her great-grandchildren, Raymond and Carson. Many nieces, nephews and cousins, along with their children, round out her family. So many more friends and neighbors complete Christine's social circle.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Michael Guarino and the oncology staff at Christiana Hospital and the nurses and staff at Delaware Hospice. A special thank you for the loving care provided by her very dear family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 301 N. Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19805. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810, or St. Thomas the Apostle Church at the above address.


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