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Robert Francis Wersinger, Jr.

Robert Francis Wersinger, Jr., age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Born in West Hazleton, PA on October 24, 1932, and was the son of the late Robert F. and Myrtle (Winters) Wersinger. In 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Louise E. (Calinoski) Wersinger. After being stationed in Germany for two years during his service with the U.S. Air Force, Robert moved his family to Delaware to work at the General Motors Boxwood Road Plant in Wilmington. He later retired from the company in 1991. Robert also retired at the rank of Sergeant from the Army National Guard, after 30 years of service.

He loved gardening, taking long walks with his children’s pets, watching classic westerns and football, and listening to the music of Celtic Thunder. Pappy as he was affectionately called, had a very special place in his heart for each of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert will be remembered for his great smile and was loved by all for his kindness and generosity.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert F. Wersinger III. Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Louise E. Wersinger; children, Sue Ann Samluk (Dave) of Bethany Beach, Jeanette Adams of Newark, Thomas Wersinger (Casey) of Middletown, and William Wersinger (Gene) of Newark; sisters, Regina Scripko of Florida and Anna Marie Rosdahl of Seattle, WA; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Seasons Hospice, Dr T. and his medical team, and caregiver, Shelly, for the wonderful care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Friday morning, November 17, 2017, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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13 Condolences for Robert Francis Wersinger, Jr.

  • Rest in Peace Pop Pop.

  • So very sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayers.

  • Sue Ann and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Thank you for his military service. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers – it is so very hard to lose a parent. God Bless you all.

  • Sue Ann,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
    Sending prayers to you and your family.
    Charisse

  • So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

  • Bill,

    Deepest Sympathy to you and your family my friend during your time of sorrow.

    Fondly,
    Jen

  • Something beautiful is on the horizon Dad. You worked hard all your life. May you find peace. Love you always. Billy

  • To Jeanette and family, We send our condolences and are sorry to get the news of your Dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts. Steven and Stacie Kranzley

  • My Dad,
    My dad is a man like no other. I’ve learned many life lessons through his guidance and knowledge. I will never forget all the memories I have with my dad whether it was fishing, having a catch with a football, gardening, spending quality time and so much more. He is very important to my life and will always be. I love you, Dad. Watch over mom and the family.
    Love,
    Tommy

  • To all in the Wersinger family, my condolences over the loss of a wonderful man. You were one of my favorite families throughout my years at Holy Angels. Please be assured of my special prayers at this time.

  • Thank you for your kindness.

  • Thank you for your kindness and prayers.

  • Thank you for your kindness

    Jeanette