Douglas A. DeHart, Sr.
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AGE: 78 • Wilmington
Douglas A. DeHart, Sr., 78, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014. Born in Bluefield, VA, Doug came to Wilmington at the age of seven. He was a 1954 graduate of P.S. duPont High School where he excelled in athletics. He joined Insulators Local Union #42 and worked as an asbestos insulator for 26 years. He then was employed by Delaware Insulation Company (later D.I. Distributors) as a sales representative.
An avid sports fan, Doug managed and played in a slow pitch softball league for many years. He was a member of St. Ann's Parish and enjoyed volunteering his time and talent in his retirement years.
A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Doug will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Barbara A. (Schneider) DeHart; his sons, Douglas Jr. (Monica), Kevin, Jeffrey and James; his daughter; Cheryl (Stephen Pittman); and his grandchildren, Dana, Kaylei, Katrina and Justin. He is also survived by his sister, Jo Anne Coverdale; and his many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Robin (Wolhar) DeHart; his brother-in-law, John Coverdale; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Roland Montgomery; his father, Herbert DeHart; his mother, Helen DeHart Hinkey; and his step-father, Donald Hinkey.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington on Friday, March 28 from 5:00-7:00PM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann's Church, Gilpin Avenue and N. Union Street, Wilmington on Saturday, March 29 at 12:00PM. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Ministry of Caring, Inc., 506 N. Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
To offer condolences, visit
Doherty Funeral Homes - Delaware Avenue
1900 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
Published in The News Journal from Mar. 20 to Mar. 27, 2014