Age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on July 17th, 2017.
Born in Trenton, NJ, John was the son of the late Helen (Messerschmitt) and Leo M. Ullrich. His brothers, Bill, Bob and sisters Helene and Joann preceded him in death. John graduated from Trenton Catholic High School in 1956 and received an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Dayton in1960. He continued meeting often with his Trenton Catholic “buddies” and their spouses. John’s career included employment with U. S. Steel, and B.F. Goodrich. After seventeen years, he retired from Advent Electric, appreciating the family atmosphere of the company and many friendships that extended to the present.
John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Betsy” Ullrich, his sons John F. Ullrich of Newark, DE, James Ullrich of Isle of Palms, SC, daughters Marybeth Trulli (Steve) of Sea Isle City, NJ and Judy Sebastiani (Joe) of Newark, DE. He has ten grandchildren: Ryan, Michael, Karen Ullrich, Elisha, Elijah, Elizabeth, Sam Trulli, Olivia, John, James, and Samantha Sebastiani. He was a faithful husband, devoted father and cherished grandfather (Poppie). His family relied on his expertise in problem solving and most of all his presence at all their events. He had a reputation for his love of animals, and a dog was his constant companion.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 24th at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 200 E. Main Street, Newark, DE, where friends and family are invited to a visitation after 10 AM. Interment will be private at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd, Newark, DE 19713 or St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be made by visiting MealeyFuneralHomes.com