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Loretta Gawel
  • July 23, 1936
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  • April 01, 2022

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Loretta Josephine Gawel, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on April 1, 2022.

Loretta was born in Wilmington to Stanley Thomas Wisniewski and Amelia Cecilia Lopata on July 23, 1936.  She is preceded in death by her sister Natalie Lopata, brother Joseph Hemphill, her son Alfred and her beloved husband of 62 years Walter “Wally” Gawel.

Loretta is survived by her 4 children, Walter Gawel, III, Natalie Tucker (Steve), Michael Gawel (Connie) and Philip Gawel (Robin).  She was very proud of her 11 grandchildren, Matthew Gawel (Sadie), Adam Gawel (Sherry), Walter J. Gawel, IV (Jacquelyn), Jacob Gawel (Kristi), Abigail Gawel, Elyse Bidwell (Thomas), Jordan Gawel, Lauren Gawel, Philip J. Gawel, II, Nicole McNeill (Josh), Leah Keller (Aaron) and 9 great-grandchildren Ezekiel, Sawyer, David, Sophia, Amelia, Olivia, Luca, Judah, Caleb.

Services will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Port Orange, Florida on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Pilot School Scholarship fund, 208 Woodlawn Road, Wilmington, DE  19803 or pilotschool.org in Loretta’s honor.

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