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Richard Colden Dempsey III

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Richard Colden Dempsey, III

AGE: 88 • Byram Township, NJ

Richard Colden Dempsey III, formerly of Brookhaven, PA, Claymont and Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on September 25, 2015 after a long illness.

He was born in Essington, PA to the late Anna Marie (Friel) Dempsey and Richard Colden Dempsey, Jr. Richard was predeceased by his wife Anne (Bernhardt) Dempsey, as well as his siblings Willis Dempsey, Margaret Eline and Patricia Williamson. Mr. Dempsey was a decorated U.S. Army WWII veteran. He was also proud member of the Steamfitters Local 420 of Philadelphia since 1948.

He is survived by his children, Richard Dempsey, IV of Wilmington, DE, William Dempsey of Byram Township, NJ, and Anne (Dempsey) Munson of Wilmington, DE. He leaves behind a proud legacy in his 5 grandchildren including, Lynda Dempsey, Theresa Munson, Samantha Dempsey, Liam Dempsey & Ryan Dempsey, as well as 2 great grandchildren McKenna Dempsey and Layla Munson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family, friends and fellow Steamfitters are invited to the visitation at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, on Saturday, October 3rd, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, where a memorial service will follow at 3:00pm. Burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Richards name to Mercy Corps,

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Published in The News Journal on Sept. 27, 2015
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