William A. Fertig, Jr.
Mr. William A. Fertig, Jr., age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
Born in Baltimore, MD, on February 9, 1928, Mr. Fertig was the son of the late William A. Fertig, Sr. and Mary Necker Fertig. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University with a bachelors degree in accounting, Mr. Fertig made his professional career in the chemical industry. He retired as the office manager for the former Diamond Shamrock (now Occidental Petroleum).
Mr. Fertig enjoyed volunteering with the Thomas More Oratory for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jeanne Ambrose Fertig, and by his sister, Margaret Huffins. He is survived by his son, Peter A. Fertig of Newark, daughter, Christina F. Pruitt and husband Thomas of Newark; grandchildren, Heather Tamminen and husband Mac, Toby Colella and wife Stacie, Jennifer Fertig, Amanda Jamieson and husband Christopher, and Madison Pruitt; and great grandchildren, Macee Tamminen, Rylee Tamminen, Roman Colella, Gianna Colella, Camryn Jamieson, and Jaxyn Jamieson.
Services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.