Charles T. Passwaters
SEAFORD—Charles T. Passwaters, 92, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Delaware Veteran Home in Milford, where he had been a resident since 2007.
Charles was born and grew up in Seaford, he worked for many years at the Peninsula Oil Company in Blades and then worked for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford where he retired in 1986.
He joined the U S Army in June of 1942, and was assigned to the 3rd and 1st infantry division. He participated in combat campaigns in Algeria-French Morocco; Normandy and Northern France; Rhineland. He was awarded the Bronze Star
medal, Purple Heart
medal, Good Conduct medal, American Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal and the European, African - Middle Eastern medal with four bronze stars and arrow head.
He returned to Seaford after the war, married and started a family with Elizabeth Dickerson.
He was a member of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department and the VFW
in Seaford. He enjoyed walking and restoring old clocks.
He was the son of Edgar and Carrie Passwaters. He is survived by three sons, Larry R. Passwaters (Mona), Jerry L. Passwaters (Susan), Jeffrey Passwaters (Kay); two daughters, Ellen Mason(James), Rebecca Sexauer (Kurt); nine grandchildren, Scott Passwaters (Yakima), Todd Passwaters, Dana Joseph(Jason), Millie Passwaters, Kyle Passwaters (Dana), Kristen Passwaters, Joshua Long, Elizabeth Passwaters, Jesse Mason, great-grandchildren, Jackson, Kaiya, Archer, Savannah, Kayliegh, Riley, Kyle, Mckenna and 3 brothers, David Passwaters, Herman Passwaters and Norman "Whitie" Passwaters.
Funeral services will be on Monday, March 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE. Friends may call at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St, Seaford, on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Delaware Veterans Home, in memory of Charles T. Passwaters, 100 Delaware Veterans Blvd, Milford, DE 19963.
CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME
300 N. SHIPLEY ST
P O BOX 967
SEAFORD, DE 19973