Henry Mercer Van Pelt, age 84, of Newark, went home to the Lord on April 23, 2021. He was born in Eddystone, Pennsylvania the son of the late Henry F. & Elizabeth E. Van Pelt. He served in the US Army from 1959 to 1962. He retired from DuPont in 1995 after 37 years as an Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer. Henry loved fishing, playing poker and all Philadelphia sports, especially the Eagles. He was a passionate collector of Tuthill Glass and loved cars, especially Corvettes.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Roberta "Bobbi" Van Pelt, his sister Mae Van Pelt, his daughters Jennifer Scott (John), Diana Herold (Bill) and Becky Van Pelt (Erik); Grandchildren: Meghan, Kyle, Kelsey, Connor, Nathan and Noah; Great Granddaughters: Jordyn and Cali and his beloved cat Zoe.
Visitation will be from 11 am to 12 noon on Wednesday, April 28 at NICHOLS-GILMORE FUNERAL HOME, 212 E. Justis St. Newport, DE 19804. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Masks and distancing are required along with a capacity limit in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association or Limestone Presbyterian Church.
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