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Our History

Gebhart Funeral Home was started in 1919 when the Gebhart family purchased the business from Mr. Charles H. Clewell. The original location at 531 Delaware Street in the city of New Castle was built as a funeral home in 1885. This funeral home is the oldest existing funeral establishment in New Castle County, Delaware.

The Claymont Chapel located on Philadelphia Pike, north of Wilmington was originally built in 1915 as a vacation home for a Philadelphia plumber. It was converted into a full service funeral home in the 1950’s after William F. Jones purchased the property. Through a strong friendship and professional relationship with Mr. Jones, the Gebhart family purchased this location in 1972.


Caring Professionals

The caring and experienced professionals at Gebhart Funeral Homes are here to support you through this difficult time.  We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements.  You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.  And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance.  Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.  We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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