Joseph B. Malanik, 78

Joseph B. Malanik, 78, of Lewes, formerly of Pennsauken, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

He was born in Drexel Hill, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Otilia (Verba) Malanik. Malanik was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired accountant.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Florence (Sliwa) Malanik; a son, Robert J. Malanik; daughter, Janet McCall; two sisters, Martha Malanik and Blanche Noone.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Route 24, near Oak Orchard. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Delaware Hospice/Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE. 19947.