Roy B. De Kler
February 6, 1960 - June 30, 2019
Roy B. De Kler, age 59 of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Born in Jersey City, NJ on February 6, 1960, he was a son of Glenn H. and the late Carmen A. (Torres) De Kler. Roy was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a respiratory therapist before graduating from Hannemann University, as a physician’s assistant. Roy enjoyed his career at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital.
He lived most of his adult life in Delaware. Roy was an avid sports fan, and supported all of the Philadelphia teams, especially the Phillies and the Flyers. His all-time favorite team, and the recipient of his deepest loyalty, was the New York Yankees. Roy never missed a game and loved to talk stats and rivalry!
He was a man of faith and was very interested in the lives of the Saints and religious works by the Great Composers. Roy had a strong devotion to Sister Faustina and the Divine Mercy image. As his health declined, his faith in God’s Mercy was of great comfort to him, his family, and those who loved him.
Roy was preceded in death by his mother, Carmen A. De Kler. He is survived by a family who loved him dearly, including his father, Glenn De Kler; brothers, Gary (Emma) and Randy (Felisa); two nieces, Samantha Hicks and Catherine DiNuzzo (Dave); nephew, Glenn (Jessica); 8 great nieces and nephews, Isaac, Jeremy, Claire, and Joel Hicks, and Lily, Emma, David Jr, and Maria DiNuzzo, who loved to laugh with him while watching the Three Stooges or talk about the latest in sports.
All services will be held privately.