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Edward P. “Bud” Travers, Jr.

August 28, 1934 - August 16, 2019

          Edward P. “Bud” Travers, Jr., age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on August 28, 1934, he was a son of the late Edward P. and Irene (Wooldridge) Travers, Sr.   Bud was a 1954 graduate from William Penn High School.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  Bud was a tool and die maker for Wilmington Fibre in New Castle for 17 years and then went on to work for the DuPont Company, retiring in 1992 after 27 years of service.

          Dedicated to his faith, Bud was a member of Asbury U.M. Church for 61 years.  He belonged to the St. John Lodge #2 A.F. & A.M. and was an Assistant Scout Master at Asbury U.M. Church and Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church.  

          In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his siblings, Irene Cathel and husband, Edward, Phyllis Sagers and husband, Verle and Robert Travers; grandson, Brian Hahn; and granddaughter, Samantha Hahn.  He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of more than 63 years, Ruth H. (Andersen) Travers; children, Pamela K. Grasso (John) of Pedricktown, NJ, Cynthia J. Hahn (Richard) of Newark, Edwina R. Ritchie (James) of New Castle and Phillip H. Travers (Kim) of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law, Catherine Travers; grandchildren, J.J. Grasso (Julie), Christina Larson (Christopher), Alexina Mason (Chad), James Ritchie, Charles Ritchie, Phillip Travers, Matthew Johnson, Rachel Johnson and Alexandrya Shank; great grandchildren, Gracyn Grasso and Benjamin Larson; and many nieces and nephews.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Asbury U.M. Church, 300 East Basin Road New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  A Masonic Service will be offered at 10:45 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bud’s memory to Asbury U.M. Church, at the address listed above or A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, in honor of Hayden Travers.

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  • Dear Ruth, We are so very sorry for the loss of Bud. Our thoughts are with you.

  • So sorry to read this obituary. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Betsy Fleetwood

  • So very sorry for everyone’s loss..
    💔🙏

  • We are so very saddened to learn of Bud’s passing. We had heard from a close friend at Asbury of his health struggles only last weekend but did not know his passing was imminent. We will be keeping you all in our prayers as you go through these tough times. We will be there at his service in spirit and hope you have a way to celebrate this man’s life!!! He was an icon in the New Castle area, and his contributions will never be forgotten. We are sending our love to you all.

  • Dear Ruth, I was so sorry to hear about Bud’s passing. It was my priviledge to have know him . When I think of Bud I think of a man everyone wants to know and everyone wants to be like him. He was kind, consideate, and interesting to be with. We were all blessed to have him in our life. Thank you for sharing him with us.
    Peggy Barker

  • Ruth and family:
    So very sorry to hear of your loss’ May Bud rest in peace now . You have many memories to look back on and I hope this give you and your family peace of mind.
    Gail Hutton Dougherty from the class of 1957

  • I am sorry to hear of Mr. Travers passing. Our first memory of The Travers was MYF in the early 60’s. We had a great time with them. They were a fun couple. The youth group really grew under their leadership. Several years ago, I (Faye) saw them walking along the path in Battery Park. I was sitting on a bench talking to Helen Stambaugh, as they walked by. We had a wonderful time reminiscing about the MYF days. It was fun to see them again. God Bless all of you in this tough time.

  • Dear Ruth & family, we are so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. We’re keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We often think of the fun times we had with you as back door neighbors and friends. So glad we have those great memories.