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Alan S. Runk

March 25, 1938 – April 4, 2017

Alan Smith Runk, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Alan was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 25, 1938, and was the son of the late Robert Harold and Anna (Smith) Runk. He was a graduate of Lafayette College and was employed by DuPont prior to becoming a financial planner and President of First Delaware Financial Consultants, VP of Wharton Equity Corp. and Chairman of Five Star Advisors Inc.

He loved the outdoors and was active in the scouting community as a youth camp counselor, Eagle Scout and Scout Master. He was active on the Vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and then a 30+ year parishioner of Christ Church. He enjoyed being a member of the Rodney Square Club, the University & Whist Club, the Woodturner’s and Woodworking Guilds, boating, and taking courses at the Univ. of DE. Alan was happiest in the company of family and friends and will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally (Robelen) Runk; twin brother, Robert S. Runk; and brother, R. Douglas Runk. Alan is survived by his sons, Christopher S. Runk (Cathy) of Flemington, NJ and David A. Runk of Charlestown, MD; brother, David B. Runk of North Tonawanda, NY; and grandsons, Matthew and Connor Runk.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 Noon until 12:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, April 18, 2017 at Christ Church, 505 E. Buck Rd., Wilmington, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30PM, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Interment will follow in Lower Brandywine Cemetery, 117 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alan’s memory may be made to his beloved alma mater, Lafayette College, Development Office, Box 3000, Easton, PA 18042.

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  1. Shiela, April 17, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss and wanted to share the bibles hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelations 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the God of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.


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