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David J. Koechert

May 31, 2017 | Claymont, DE

David J. Koechert, age 68, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Boothwyn, PA, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at home.

David graduated from Chichester High School and soon after served proudly as an Army Ranger during the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge, he was employed by the E.I. DuPont Company at the Edge Moor Plant for 38 years.

David enjoyed traveling with his wife, Mary to the National Parks and Civil War Battlefields. David was also a lifetime member of the Kirkwood Fitness Club. Upon retirement, Dave enjoyed his organic garden, his many friends at Bellevue State Park and walking his buddy, Ranger.

David is survived by his loving wife, Mary, of 37 years; his brother, Ralph Koechert and his wife, Gail and their three children; and his sister Barbara; all of Boothwyn, PA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Bellevue Hall in Bellevue State Park, Wilmington, DE, June 27, 2017 starting at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Hospital for Children or Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research.

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  1. Mary

    I loved David. When I saw him at the barn, he always smiled and asked how Bill and I were.
    He was interesting and fun to talk to He was truly a great guy, and will be missed by many.

    Darlene | June 9, 2017 at 11:26 PM
  2. A good friend and co-worker at DuPont. Always willing to lend a hand. A good guy and a great friend. My condolences to Mary and to the rest of the family.

    Bruce "Howdy" Dunlap | June 11, 2017 at 6:31 PM
  3. Mary,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.

    Linda M VanSant | June 12, 2017 at 10:34 PM
  4. Mary, My sincere sympathy goes out to you in the loss of your husband. May God’s peace comfort you during this difficult time.

    Catherine Enderle | June 20, 2017 at 2:47 PM
  5. Mary,
    We just learned of David’s passing and want to express our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. Our sympathy also goes out to Ralph (Sonny) and Gail and all of the Koechert family. I knew David, Ralph and Barbara when we were all youngsters and my brothers and sister would spend over-nighters during the summer at the Koechert house having fun running through the woods and cornfields, fishing and getting wet in the nearby Naamans Creek and just having fun as kids. David was a character and always made us laugh with his sense of humor and his antics. I know he never changed and that you all will miss him. Please know that Marianne and I will keep you all in our prayers and know that God will surely comfort you during this most difficult time.

    Mickey & Marianne Polulack | June 23, 2017 at 6:10 PM
  6. I worked with Dave for over 20 years at Edge Moor. I always enjoyed talking with him, he was a good man. My condolences to the Koechert Family.

    Andy Lynch | June 26, 2017 at 9:38 PM
  7. We loved David from our very first meeting – always enjoyed being in the company of you both – happy times and always happy memories to keep. We think you married a great man, modest, capable , creative, humorous and of course a great friend to animals and people. We will miss him greatly and hope you will come visit us often as I’m sure he would want you to. Prayers and peace to you, always.

    pat & tom bulat | June 26, 2017 at 11:06 PM
  8. Mary,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. David was a good man! I hope you are able to find comfort in the memories of all the good times you shared throughout the years.

    Angie (Dempsey) Creppon | June 27, 2017 at 2:53 AM
  9. I worked with Dave for a few years at Edge Moor. He kind of took me under his wing and became a good mentor to me. I always enjoyed talking and joking with him, he was a good man. My condolences to the Koechert Family.

    Mark Hoffman

    Mark Hoffman | June 27, 2017 at 10:42 AM

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