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Robert E. Townsend

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Robert E. Townsend

AGE: 84 • Wilmington, Del.

Robert E. Townsend, age 84, of (Bellefonte),Wilmingtin, DE, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Cadia Rehab-Pike Creek, Wilmington DE

The youngest son of Ray L. Townsend and Elta May (Scott) Townsend, Robert lived in Bellefonte from his early childhood years through age 78 when he relocated to Luther Towers assisted living. He was a resident at Luther Towers from 2010 through 2015.

Robert graduated from A.I. Dupont High School, class of 1951 and attended University of Delaware and University of Kansas. He was a Korean War veteran, serving the US Army in the Medical Service Corp. from 1953 to 1957.

He was a life-long member and past Post Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2907.

Robert was pre-deceased by his brothers, Marion C. T. Townsend and Raymond L. Townsend. He is survived by his niece, Nola, who was his primary care taker during his later years; six nephews and four nieces, their children and their children's children.

Interment is at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear DE. Services will be private.

Memorial donations can be made to VFW Post 2907, 313 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington DE 19809

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Stanley S. Yasik, Inc.

Newark, Delaware
Published in The News Journal on Sept. 11, 2016
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