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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