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George Thomas Kornack

March 2, 2021



On March 2, 2021, George Thomas Kornack, age 80 of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully with his family by his side.  He was the loving husband of Joanne and proud father of Andrew.

George was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and educated in the Wilmington schools.  He graduated from P.S. DuPont High School, class of 1959.  While at P.S., he participated in many sports including varsity football.  In twelfth grade, he was co-captain of the team and was chosen to play in the 1959 All Star Game.

After high school, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  He spent four years as a radar man on two destroyers; first was the Lowry and the second was the Joseph P. Kennedy.

In 1965, George went to work for Diamond State Telephone Company.  He started installing telephones and worked his way through PBX and Systems,  tech dedicated to local companies.  He retired after 27 years and opened his own contracting company specializing in additions and renovations.  He finally retired after 22 years in 2014.

George was a member of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for 50 years where he served two terms as a trustee.

He was predeceased by his parents Peter W. Sr. and Mary H. Kornack, brother Jimmy and sister Doris.  Besides his wife, Joanne and son Andrew, he is survived by his brother Peter W. Jr. (Wilma) as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a wonderful group of friends.

Funeral services will be private with a committal service at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George’s name to Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilm, DE 19809 or Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.

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Mike Porro

March 24, 2021 12:29 PM

Dear Joanne and Andy-
I have only Good Memories of George and all his help and support in the real estate field. He was always there when needed , did great work, and it was fun being with him. God Bless you both and keep you Safe and Healthy.
Mike Porro

Tom Bullen

March 24, 2021 7:08 AM

Please allow me to extend my most sincere condolences to the Joanne, Andy and the Kornack family.  In this season of celebration of life, death and resurrection, we are reminded that the loss we feel is temporary but our loved ones are with us forever. May we remember all of life's joy shared and tragedy's overcome together; the lessons we learned from one another and passed along to other's when needed.
May our Lord grant you the strength to find peace and healing during this most difficult time.

Sincerely, Tom Bullen

Mike and Blair Lee

March 23, 2021 7:51 PM


We are very sorry to hear about your Daddy. He will always be in your heart.

Your friends

Mike and Blair Lee

Venita Wood & Jim Davis

March 22, 2021 9:02 AM

Joanne and Andrew, our deepest sympathies for George's passing. George spent several months creating a fabulous handicapped space in our basement for us. My husband, Jim Davis, knew George since childhood through sports. I only met George when he worked on our house and I found him to be a considerate man and skilled and professional workman. I hope in time that you find a smile on your face when you think of George.  

John Savage

March 15, 2021 5:37 PM

George was a good guy and a friend of 67 years. I will remember him fondly.
John Savage

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