Koechert, David J. obit photo

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

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