Robert Francis Wersinger, Jr.
October 24, 1932 – November 10, 2017
Robert Francis Wersinger, Jr., age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Born in West Hazleton, PA on October 24, 1932, and was the son of the late Robert F. and Myrtle (Winters) Wersinger. In 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Louise E. (Calinoski) Wersinger. After being stationed in Germany for two years during his service with the U.S. Air Force, Robert moved his family to Delaware to work at the General Motors Boxwood Road Plant in Wilmington. He later retired from the company in 1991. Robert also retired at the rank of Sergeant from the Army National Guard, after 30 years of service.
He loved gardening, taking long walks with his children’s pets, watching classic westerns and football, and listening to the music of Celtic Thunder. “Pappy” as he was affectionately called, had a very special place in his heart for each of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert will be remembered for his great smile and was loved by all for his kindness and generosity.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert F. Wersinger III. Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Louise E. Wersinger; children, Sue Ann Samluk (Dave) of Bethany Beach, Jeanette Adams of Newark, Thomas Wersinger (Casey) of Middletown, and William Wersinger (Gene) of Newark; sisters, Regina Scripko of Florida and Anna Marie Rosdahl of Seattle, WA; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Seasons Hospice, “Dr T.” and his medical team, and caregiver, Shelly, for the wonderful care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Friday morning, November 17, 2017, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.