March 6, 2013
Harold G. "Dutch" Houser, 85, of Claymont, Del., passed away Wednesday.
Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late George and Miriam Bensinger Houser.
A graduate of Tamaqua High School, he earned his bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University and his master's degree from West Chester University.
Dutch was a Navy veteran of World War II
. He grew up during the Depression, went into the Navy right after high school, and this helped to shape him as to who he was his entire lifetime.
Dutch was a teacher for 34 years for the State of Delaware/Brandywine School District/Mount Pleasant High School, retiring in 1989.
He was a long time football coach. Dutch also coached various other sports during his career, including baseball, basketball and wrestling.
Upon retiring, he spent time hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed being an instructor for Delaware Hunter Safety. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Margaret Ann; four sons, Eric (Denise), Keith, Carl and Mark; four sisters, Ruby, Rita, Ruth and Gladys; and four grandchildren, Heather, Cati, Cody and Kyle.
A committal service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to
, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801. Gebhart Funeral Homes, Claymont, Del., is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.gebhartfuneralhomes.com