Dorothy P. Saypack


Dorothy P. Saypack passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 just a few days after her 87th birthday.  Dorothy fought many health issues over several years, but was lovingly cared for at home by her devoted husband of 63 years, Andy, who was always at her side.  She was born on July 29, 1930 in Plymouth, PA to John “Jake” and Mary (Gbur) Patrylak and was the oldest of three children.  Dorothy graduated from Wyoming Seminary business school and had a long career at the DuPont Corporation after moving to Delaware with Andy. 

She balanced a love of family and friends with a dedication to her career and was often recognized for her outstanding work ethic and professional skills.  Dorothy was an intelligent woman filled with creativity, compassion, and generosity, always with a beautiful smile. She was an extraordinarily kind and respectful person who never had an unkind word to say (except perhaps to her beloved Eagles on a bad day).  She constantly went out of her way to please others without concern for herself.  Dorothy’s greatest joy was spent in the company of her family and friends and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her beloved husband Andy, her children Lisa (Adam) Winick and Drew (Sarah) Saypack, grandchildren Kelsey and Dylan Winick and Sydney and Taylor Saypack, and brothers Tom and Dan Patrylak. Dorothy will always be remembered for the joy she brought to her family and was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808.  Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:30 am with a Mass of Christian burial beginning at 12:00 pm.  A burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the kind and skilled care she received from the doctors, nurses, and home aids provided by Delaware Hospice and especially the Pike Creek Valley Heartland Hospice Care House.  Her final days were spent at the Pike Creek Valley Heartland Hospice facility.  Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711.


Submitted by Brittany Amin on
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Dorothy personally but my heart and prayer still go out to your family. It is hard to see a family member or a friend suffer with an illness and then pass away. I hope the words of Psalms 55:22 bring you comfort which say "Throw your burden on Jehovah and he himself will sustain you". When we face difficult times we can find it comforting to know that God offers to carry our burdens and will help us get through difficult times. In the meantime I will keep your family in my prayers, I am sorry again.

Submitted by AW on
My sincerest condolences for your loss. Continue to draw close to god (James 4:8) he can and will help you get through this difficult time.