The caring and experienced professionals at John F. Yasik Funeral Services are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.
You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.
John F. Yasik, III is a native Delawarean. A fourth generation Funeral Director of John F. Yasik Funeral Home for over 39 years, John became licensed in the State of Delaware in 1975 and joined his father, John F. Yasik, Jr., in the family business which was founded by his great grandfather. John is a lifelong member of St. Hedwig Parish, a graduate of St. Hedwig Elementary School and Salesianum School ‘71. He is a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciences, where he received the Award for Excellence in embalming. John is a 39 year member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Delaware Funeral Directors Association, where he currently is serving his fourth term as Treasurer of the association. John is an active volunteer in the community. John is a 3rd degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus – St. John Paul II Council. He presently serves as their Chancellor and is a past Treasurer of the organization. He is a long time member of the Polish Festival Committee, where he can be seen annually entertaining the thirsty festival patrons as a bartender. He faithfully serves as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for St. Hedwig Church and a member of St. Hedwig Finance Council. He is also a member of the Polish Kitchen who prepares and serves the Polish dinner for International Night every January benefitting The Ministry of Caring. He was past Treasurer of 12 years for St. Elizabeth Cub Scout Pack 285. John was also an Umpire and member of the Delaware Amateur Softball Association for over 20 years. John lives in Newark with his wife, Dianne; They have two sons. In May 2014, John made a decision to join with the Doherty Funeral Homes and continues to serve his families as John F. Yasik Funeral Services through the facilities at 1900 Delaware Avenue in Wilmington and 3200 Limestone Road in Pike Creek.
Dianne Yasik is a South Jersey native. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse working for over 20 years at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in the Medical Oncology department and later in a private practice for Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonology Associates. She served as the School Nurse at St Hedwig’s Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware before joining her husband, John F. Yasik, III, full time at the John F. Yasik Funeral Home as the Office Manager. As an active member of St. Hedwig Church, Dianne currently serves as a Eucharistic Minister, is past President of the Holy Rosary Society, and past co- chairman of St. Hedwig’s Annual Polish Festival. She has also served as Treasurer of St. Hedwig Home and School Association and has been chairman of the school Auction Committee. She was active for many years in the St. Hedwig CYM Sports program where she coached both the 4th Grade girls and Senior boys basketball teams. Dianne also served for many years as a co-leader of Cub Scout Pack 285. Dianne lives in Newark with her husband of 27 years, John and their two sons. In May of 2014, Dianne joined the staff of Doherty Funeral Homes.
Family Care Consultant
Sandy graduated from St. Elizabeth High School and was hired directly by Wilmington Trust Company. She worked at Wilmington Trust Company for 17 years in Human Resources and held various administrative/managerial positions within Human Resources. She received an American Institute of Banking Diploma while employed at the bank. Sandy joined Doherty Funeral Home in 1995 as an administrative assistant & in 1998 became the Office Manager. Sandy has an extensive background in customer relations in her work experience and her personal achievements. In addition to her duties as Office Manager at Doherty Funeral Home, Sandy was formally trained as a Family Care Consultant to implement the Family Care Program in 2003. The “extra service after the service” has helped many of our Doherty families and has been well received. Sandy has been a lifelong member of St. Elizabeth Church; previous Pastoral Council Member, Parish Lector; Athletic Association Secretary; Junior Achievement Volunteer; and volunteer for church functions. Sandy is married & has 3 children.
Ralph Plumley, ThM, CT
A native Delawarean, Ralph graduated from Dover High School and attended the University of Delaware. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Moving back to Delaware, he joined the staff of Doherty Funeral Homes in 1992 where he guides children, adults, and families through the grief process. With a background as a hospital chaplain and hospice Bereavement Specialist, Ralph has 30 years’ experience assisting families when a death occurs. He is Ordained by the Baptist General Conference, Certified in Thanatology: Dying, Death, and Bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and a Certified Funeral Celebrant. Ralph has served nationally for ADEC as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee and Chair of the Course Standardization Taskforce. Locally, he has served as President of the Delaware End-of-Life Coalition, member of the Board of Directors of Supporting Kidds: The Center for Grieving Children & Their Families, and Chair of the Accreditation Committee of Wilmington Christian School. He has also authored several CareNotes published by Abbey Press for teens, adults, and professional caregivers. Ralph and his wife live in Pike Creek. They have four adult children and one granddaughter.