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.