Jeremy M. Werkheiser
January 14, 1997 – December 13, 2015
Jeremy M. Werkheiser, age 18, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
Jeremy was born in Newark, DE on January 14, 1997, and was a son of Steven C. Werkheiser and the late Sheryl J. (Rubright) Werkheiser. He was a 12th grade student at the John G. Leach School in New Castle.
Jeremy was an avid sports fan, enjoyed watching his favorite shows on PBS Kids Sprout and adored a good action flick. He was a proud Special Olympics of Delaware athlete. Jeremy loved vacationing with his family in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA. He brought smiles to the faces of everyone he met, was always happy and was loved by all. Jeremy will be very dearly missed by his family and friends.
Jeremy was preceded in death by his mother, Sheryl; paternal grandfather, Harry Rubright; and aunt, Carol Husfelt. He is survived by his father, Steven of Bear; siblings, Justin T. and Stephanie R. Werkheiser, both of Bear; maternal grandmother, Anna M. Rubright of Wilmington; paternal grandparents, Bill and Grace Werkheiser of Middletown; his aunt and uncle; and extended family members.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the John G. Leach School and his past doctors and staff of A.I. duPont Hospital for Children for the loving, compassionate and exceptional care provided to Jeremy.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday afternoon, December 18, 2015 at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeremy’s memory may be made to Special Olympics Delaware, 619 S. College Ave, Newark, DE 19716.