Joseph Patrick Wooleyhan

Age 84, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Friday March 23, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Born in Wilmington, Pat was the son of the late Charles and Nellie Wooleyhan.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the Korean War.  He earned a purple heart and the combat infantry badge for his service. Later, he worked as an oil burner mechanic. He worked for 21 ½ years and 3 months without missing any days of work. Pat was also a member of the Teamsters Local 326.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Lou (Warwick) Wooleyhan; his sons, Joseph Patrick, Jr. and Michael David; his brother-in-law, Fred Warwick of Wilmington; and his extended family and caregivers, Joseph Lee Banks and Renee Moore, both of Milford.

Family and friends are invited to visitation on Wednesday, April 4th after 10:30 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where funeral services will begin at 11:30 AM.  Burial will be at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.



Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with the family and friends of Joseph. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My Deepest Condolences go out to the Wooleyhan family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope.

Submitted by SUE BARTELS on
So so sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful caring man with a heart and soul full gold. God has truly gained a very special angel. Prayers to you and your family. He will truly be missed.

Submitted by Rebecca on
My sincere condolences to you and your family, may you find comfort; in the words find at 2 Corinthians 1:2- 4.Sincerely,

Submitted by Devon on
Mrs. Lou I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Pat’s passing. I loved visiting with him...and you. He always brought a laugh and kind words. Such a wonderful man. I truly feel blessed that my boys and myself had the opportunity to know him.

Submitted by GREGORY MACCORD on
Dear Lou and family, I was sorry to hear of Pat's passing. May God grant him rest and may He give you comfort as you go through this difficult time. Greg

Submitted by Liz (Phillips) ... on
So sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Submitted by Kathy Cortese (... on
I am sorry to hear of Pat's passing. 60 years as husband and wife is a milestone very few ever reach. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Submitted by Barbara & Larry... on
We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We will always remember the fun times we had with you. Keri will always remember how every time Pat sneezed it snowed.

Submitted by Jeffrey & Inese... on
So sorry for your lost. Pat will truly be missed. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Submitted by The Ulmers on
Barb, Larry, and Keri also remember the time we were at the ice cream parlor in Dewey beach with Pat and Lou. Pat and Lou both ordered their ice cream. Pats ice cream was ready first so he took it out to his truck and started driving away, forgetting Lou was still at the counter! We had never laughed so hard in our lives!!!!

Submitted by Clare Garrison on
My deepest sympathies to you, Lou, and your family. You are blessed to have had such a devoted husband. I still remember seeing him waiting patiently for you in his pickup truck til the end of your work day. His service to our country was extraordinary and he will now rest with the many other heroes who served so bravely. May you be comforted by the many memories you made together over an amazing 60 years.