David D. Poffenberger III
November 4, 1931 - December 9, 2021
David D. Poffenberger III, age 90, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 9, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE on November 4, 1931, he was the oldest son of the late David D. and Belinda (Boyce) Poffenberger, Jr. David was raised in Stanton and Newark and was a graduate of Newark High School. He retired after 25 years from Getty Oil Co. in 1985. Following his retirement, David founded Poffenberger Associates, a lobbying firm for special interest groups for Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
A friend to the community, David dedicated countless hours as a little league coach and scout master of Troop 123 and as the district chairman for Caesar Rodney District. David was an active member of the Delaware River Pilots Commission as well as the St. Georges Cemetery board. Deep in his faith, he enjoyed attending Christ the Cornerstone Church.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane G. Baker; and brother, Robert Poffenberger. He is survived by his wife, Deborah A. (Staats) Poffenberger; children, David Poffenberger IV (Aileen) of Middletown, Dwight Poffenberger (Joyce) of Smyrna, Dawn Lowe (Jerry) of St. Georges, and Denise Arterbridge (Leroy) of Middletown; siblings, Wright Poffenberger (Mary Lou) of Bethany Beach and Virginia Bussey (Brian) of Kinnelon, NJ; son-in-law, Edward Baker (Dyan) of Warwick, MD; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to Christ the Cornerstone Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701 or online by clicking here, or St. Georges United Methodist Church, PO Box 145, St. Georges, DE 19733 or online by clicking here.