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David J. Clauss, Jr.

June 19, 1944 - February 2, 2021

David J. Clauss, Jr., age 76, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Born in Allentown, PA on June 19, 1944, he was a son of the late David Clauss, Sr. and Elizabeth (Dickinson) Bartschat. David graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1964. He made his career as a data processor for Beneficial Corporation for 30 years, and then for Applied Extrusion Technologies for 12 years. He served in the Delaware Army National Guard from 1965 until 1971. David’s golfing skill earned him a record of a hole-in-one on the 12th hole on May 25, 1998 at Hercules Country Club, where he was a member. He also bowled in the Bankers League at Bowlerama for 30 years, and enjoyed visiting the beaches in Delaware. David will be remembered as a reliable teammate, loving husband and devoted father.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Oakley. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dorothy A. Clauss; son, David Clauss III (Wendi) of Wilmington; half-brothers, David R. Clauss (Gail) of Lititz, PA and Christopher Clauss of New Tripoli, PA; and 2 grandchildren, Kelsey and David IV.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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12 Condolences for David J. Clauss, Jr.

  • My sympathy to Dottie and family. I believe David is resting in peace.

  • Dave was a wonderful friend. We are so sorry for his loss. With our deepest sympathies to Dottie and family,
    Dan and Dee

  • Dottie: so sorry to learn of David’s passing. I fondly remember all of great times in high school at PS and beyond. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I knew David before I went to PS Dupont. He was a presence in my neighborhood. He never missed a chance to tease me. Dottie I am so sorry for your loss. Take care.

  • Dottie, Please accept my heartfelt condolences with the loss of your husband David. I sincerely wish that I could have been there for you in your time of need. Lou DaSaro

  • Dottie, I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. My prayers are for you and your family. God Bless.

  • Dear Dottie, I was so sorry to hear that David passed away. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • My heart is heavy upon hearing about Dave’s passing. However I smile as I remember how he befriended me all those years ago. He was a true friend and brother-from-another-mother. Rest well my friend and enjoy those heavenly links and a cold one.

  • Dottie, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are for you and your family.

  • Dorothy, we are so sorry we could not make David’s service. Please no you and young Dave are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking back we were remembering all of the fun adventures we had with both of you. Dinners at Leoni Town Talk, trip to Williamsburg and many get togethers. You were our neighbors and we made great memories!!

  • I am so sorry Dorothy! Love and prayers to you and your family!

  • Time goes by and then one day memories come along reminding me of all those good times we had together. It was the best time of our lives. David, you will sincerely be missed. I’m sure you’ll be treated right as you always treated everyone that treated you good, you gave them all of you. Better late to say goodbye than to not say it at all. Love you always good buddy & I’m sure that Dottie miss you each & every night & that you son & those 2 grandchildren of yours miss their Pop Pop. You were a good father, husband & grandfather.