David William Compton Sr.

David William Compton, Sr.

David William Compton, Sr., age 69 of Landenberg, PA and formerly of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 3, 2012. He was born in Philadelphia in 1943, son of the late Warren C. Sr. and Madeline (Berhard) Compton.

David was very much loved, but most of all, our beloved was a good friend to all who knew him.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Carolyn A. (Downward) Compton, one daughter, Tanya A. Shelalis and her husband Dennis C., and two sons, David W. Compton, Jr. and his wife Jeanette A. and Brian Ward Compton and his wife Alicia M.; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob and Katherine Shelalis, Harrison and Garrett Compton and River and Cole Compton; one sister, Nancy Mauerhoffer, one brother, Warren Compton and his wife Jeanne, sister-in-law, Linda O'Connell Plumley, nephew, William Brittingham, niece, Kelly O'Connell Beattie and many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and their families.

A Gathering of family and friends and a Celebration of David's Life will be held at the family's residence in Landenberg, PA on Saturday December 8, 2012 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, DE 19713.

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Published in The News Journal on Dec. 6, 2012