Claus Peter Woerffel

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DUPONT — Claus Peter Woerffel, 77, of Dupont, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at home.

Born in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 9, 1936, a son of the late Max and Martha Kuhne Woerffel.

Peter served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964. He later became a United States citizen in 1996. Peter worked for various bus companies, before retiring from Martz Bus Company as their maintenance director, and later from Falzone's as an escort driver.

He is proceded in death by a brother, Henry Woerffel, in 1980.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Lou Haefs Woerffel, with whom he would have celebrated a 32nd wedding anniverary with on June 18.

He is also survived by his children, Andrew Lebrecht, West Pittston, and Melissa Jo Thompson and her husband, Michael, Atco, N.J.; siblings, Christine and her husband, Klaus, and brother, Tim Woerffel, both of Germany; and sister-in-law, Erika; nephew, Glenn and his wife, Beverly, Canada.

His family wishes to thank Dr. Luigi Spagnolini, his nurse, Nicole Nemic, and the wonderful nurses at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the tremendous care given to Peter during his illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with the Rev. David Searing officiating. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. to services Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund, 600 Baltimore Drive, No. 7, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.

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Kearney Funeral Homes
517 North Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518-1811
(570) 562-1590
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Published in Times Leader from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014
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