Charles F. Willner Jr., 78, of Frankford, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born in Baltimore, Md., July 10, 1935, son of the late Charles F. Willner Sr. and Mary (Carberry) Willner.
Mr. Willner was raised in Baltimore City and served in the U.S. Army. He was a jack-of-all-trades which led to the forming of his own business. He thoroughly enjoyed providing home improvements for a vast number of people. He took pride in his workmanship, but the happiness that could be seen on his clients' faces, when completed, meant the world to him.
Mr. Willner was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and never missed an opportunity to root them on to victory. He enjoyed surf fishing and having good times on the beach. When the fish weren’t biting, he could be found sitting on his front porch having conversations with all who passed by.
Mr. Willner was preceded in death by his daughter, JoAnn Willner; and stepson Roger Detamore. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Frances (Nelson) Willner; sister Peggy DeFrances of Glen Burnie, Md.; three sons: Brian Willner of Glen Burnie, Wayne Willner and wife Sunny Mae of Brooklyn Park, N.Y., and Glenn Willner and wife Kimberly of Glen Burnie; stepson Donald Detamore of Arbutus, Md.; stepdaughter Cindy Pease and husband Larry of Arbutus; two nieces, Pam Fleagle and Kathy Metcalf; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
All services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Willner’s name may be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963, or Millville Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, PO Box 64, Millville, DE 19970.