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Claude J. Kumpel

Wilmington - Claude J. Kumpel, 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly January 10, 2019.

Claude was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Louise (Voshell) and Joseph Kumpel. He retired in 2011 from Amtrak (formerly Penn Central) as a general foreman after 42 years. He was a member of the Newark Coin Club and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Claude was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers.

He will be missed by his wife of 45 years, Lena F. (Aiello) Kumpel; his sons, Andrew Kumpel and his wife, Kara of West Chester, PA and John Kumpel of Wilmington, DE; his sisters and their husbands, Anita and Brian Miller and Lynn and Richard Poad, all of Wilmington; his brother, Alan Kumpel and his wife Tracey of Elkridge, MD; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Molly.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12 Noon where friends may call after 10:30 AM. Burial will be All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street Wilmington, DE 19801. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mealeyfuneralhomes.com
Published in The News Journal from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2019
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