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Carolyn C. (Kucharski) Raniszewski

December 27, 1932 ~ January 27, 2018 (age 85)
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Carolyn C. Raniszewski, age 85 of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Carolyn was the first clerk of Court/Unit Executive of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware. Previously, she had been employed by Continental Can Co., Bond Crown & Cork Division. She was the first female supervisor in the 62 year existence of the Bond Crown & Cork Division.

Her leadership includes the following: President of AMPOL, President of the Captain Stanislaus Mlotkowski Memorial Brigade Society, member of Wilmington Women in Business and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks. She served on the Aid to Poland Committee and the Committee to admit Poland to NATO.

Among her numerous awards are: Ampol’s Dr. Eugene Szatkowski Annual Achievement Award, Council of Polish Society Honoree and the Diocesan Merit Award presented by Bishop Michael Saltarelli. Upon retirement, Carolyn received a Testimonial in Recognition of Service to the Federal Judiciary from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Carolyn was proud of her Polish heritage and serving the Church. She enjoyed world travel, including Europe, Middle East and South America. She also enjoyed the company of her family and in-laws while traveling, dancing (with her husband), singing, casino trips, shopping and book sales.

Carolyn was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and St. Hedwig Church and their Holy Rosary Society.

She is survived by her beloved great nephews, Charles Brown and Russell Brown; her beloved dear great great niece, Emma Jane Brown; sister-in-law, Albina Raniszewski ; brother-in-law, John (Antoinette) Raniszewski and extended family of Louis (Vicki) Twardowski and many many treasured friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Raniszewski; her parents, Frank and Mary Kucharski; Sister, Frances Wipf (Fred); niece, Carolyn Brown and infant Carolyn Mary and nephews, Frank and Chuck Wipf.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am, in St. Hedwig Church, Linden and S. Harrison Streets, on Thursday, February, 1, 2018. Visitation will be in church beginning at 9:30 am. Burial will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery.


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