Harold G. "Dutch" Houser
Harold G. "Dutch" Houser, 85, of Claymont, passed away on March 6, 2013.
Mr. Houser was a graduate of Tamaqua High School in Tamaqua, PA. He earned his bachelors in science from East Stroudsburg University and his masters degree from West Chester University. Dutch was a teacher for 34 years for the State of Delaware/Brandywine School District/Mt. Pleasant High School, retiring in 1989. He was a longtime football coach. Dutch also coached various other sports during his career, including baseball, basketball and wrestling. Upon retirement, 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.
Mr. Houser 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.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Margaret Ann; his four sons: Eric (Denise), Keith, Carl and Mark; his four sisters: Ruby, Rita, Ruth and Gladys; and four grandchildren: Heather, Cati, Cody and Kyle.
A committal service will be 11 am Wednesday, March 13, 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 American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.
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Published by The News Journal from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2013.