Arthur R. Kalmbacher III
August 15, 1949 – November 15, 2015
Arthur R. Kalmbacher III, known fondly as “Rip,” age 66, of Bear, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015.
A native Delawarean, Rip was born in Wilmington on August 15, 1949, and was the son of Arthur R. Kalmbacher, Jr. and the late June (Johnson) Kalmbacher. He retired after many years of dedicated service from the DuPont Company where he made his career as a research technician.
Rip was a lifelong learner who enjoyed politics and reading. He was an automobile enthusiast and was especially fond of GM muscle cars. An avid Philadelphia sports fan, Rip looked forward to cheering on his favorite teams each season. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted family man who adored spending time with his loved ones, especially his grandchildren.
Rip was preceded in death by his mother, June; beloved wife, Linda J. (Sturgis) Kalmbacher; and twin sons, Peter and Paul. He is survived by his father, Arthur, Jr.; children, Jeremy M. Kalmbacher (Jessica), Andrea M. Snyder (Michael) and Melissa D. Currey (Christopher); sister, Debbie Fisher; and grandchildren, Colt Currey and Abbygail Kalmbacher.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.