Louis F. DeStafney, Jr.
May 22, 1946 – January 24, 2014
Louis F. DeStafney, Jr., known fondly by all as “Lou,” age 67, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Lou was born in Wilmington, Delaware on May 22, 1946, and was a son of the late Louis F. DeStafney, Sr. and Doris Biddle DeStafney. He made his career with DP&L, where he dedicated 39 years as a troubleshooter until his retirement.
An avid outdoorsman, Lou enjoyed archery, target shooting, and hunting. He also spent many happy hours boating, fishing, camping and riding his Harley. Lou possessed a truly happy spirit and a contagious love of life that he shared with others. He was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Lou Hostetter. Lou is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, D. Linda Nelson DeStafney; sons, Charles J. DeStafney of Newark, DE and Jason E. DeStafney of Smyrna, DE; brothers, Ron DeStafney of Port Saint Lucie, FL and Mark DeStafney of Jensen, FL; sister, Peggy Turley of Woolwich, NJ; godchild, John Young, Jr.; and his namesake, Bradley Louis Young.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Pencader Cemetery, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice c/o Vitas Health Care Corporation, 100 Commerce Drive, Ste. 302, Newark, DE 19713.