Mr. Harold A. Steimer, Jr., known fondly as "Hal," age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013.
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Harold was born in Cincinnati, OH, on New Year's Day 1928, son of the late Harold A. Steimer, Sr. and Clarysse Reinhardt Steimer. He spent his childhood growing up in Springfield (Delaware County), PA. An Eagle Scout in his youth, Harold was active in leadership and would go on to serve his country honorably in the US Navy at the close of World War II. After attending Drexel College, he made his career in the petrochemical industry, beginning at the Delaware City Tidewater Oil Refinery and retiring from United Engineers as a divisional manager after 42 years of service.
A devoted family man throughout his life, Harold delighted in spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was very supportive of his children and grandchildren--both in their educations and extracurricular activities--and was always the most loyal, enthusiastic fan at all of their sporting events. He often proudly noted that he had "the best family in the world--bar none."
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Adele L. Jaccard Steimer; children, Cheryl Sprague (L. Thomas) of Fair Hill, MD, Harold "Jay" Steimer III (Joanne) of Newark, and Mark A. Steimer (Deborah) of Landenberg, PA; brothers, William Steimer (Norma Jean) of Downingtown, PA, John Steimer (Joyce) of Phoenixville, PA, and Robert Steimer (Suzanne) of Patrick AFB, FL; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, where visitation will be held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
, 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
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Published in The News Journal from March 15 to March 16, 2013