Albert H. Barthelmeh Sr.

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Barthelmeh, Sr., 87 CLAYTON (Kenton) - Albert H. Barthelmeh, Sr., passed away peacefully at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Albert was born April 29, 1927 in Glenside, Pa. to the late Alloys and Isabella Barthelmeh. Albert enjoyed riding and caring for his horse and helping at Uncle Scootz's farm. He graduated from high school in Abington Township, Pa., served in the U.S. Army, 1265th Engineer Combat Battalion, Bremen Haven, Germany, September 1945 – September 1947. Albert and Dottie owned and operated a Service Station/Restaurant in Landsdale, Pa. In 1949, they moved to Kenton, where he became a dairy farmer. He worked for the USDA – Soil Conservation Service from 1959 to 1986 as a surveying technician and inspector for drainage projects. He often commented that he dug ditches and then "Tom came and plugged some of them up". He was married to Doris Elaine (Dottie) Lownes, on April 10, 1948, who preceded him in death on September 17, 1991. Albert built micro-midget race cars – many of which were point champion. He and Tom raced micro-midgets in Del., Pa., N.J. and N.C. and also built and raced a 58 Ford Stock Car mostly in Lincoln. He coached a Little League Baseball team that his sons, Albert, Jr. and Tommy played on. On January 9, 1993, Albert married Mary Claudia Jones Barthelmeh. They were married twenty-one years. He was a member of the Delaware Travelers Good Sam Camping Club and often served as President. He also was Director for the Good Sam Club for the State of Delaware from 1994-2000. Albert and Claudia enjoyed camping, traveling, a 32-day Alaska trip in the year 2000, and playing cards. He loved gardening, (particularly growing "Kentucky Tomatoes"), making soups, showing his classic cars which included a 1965 Ford Mustang and a 1930 Model A Ford Pickup (a fruit and vegetable hauler) where he won many trophies. He especially enjoyed spending time and conversing with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alloys and Isabella Barthelmeh; his first wife, Doris (Dottie) Elaine Barthelmeh; and son, Albert H. Barthelmeh, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Mary Claudia Jones Barthelmeh; his sons, Thomas G. and wife, June Barthelmeh, James G. and wife, Laura Barthelmeh; grandson, Kelvin and wife, Heather Barthelmeh; great-grandson, Lawson Thomas Barthelmeh (of whom he was very proud to hold and admire on Father's Day 2014); Betty Stallard (Albert Jr.'s partner) and her family; and step-children, William and wife, Margaret Jones, Nancy and husband Ken Frost, Lucilla and husband, Greg Esham, Audrey Jones, Walston (Buck) and wife, Judy; step-grandchildren, Mike and Allen Jones, Garin Buckles, Candace and Calvin Esham, Emily and Alyssa Rabenneck and Madison Jones. There will be a visitation 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2014 and again 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main Street Smyrna, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will immediately follow the Celebration of Life at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna. Flowers are accepted or contributions can be made to the United Methodist Women of the Kenton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Kenton, Delaware 19955 or Christ Episcopal Church, 501 S. State Street, Dover, Delaware 19901.

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Published in NewsZapDE on June 21, 2014