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Alfred Joseph Palmer

June 3, 2021


Alfred J. Palmer, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on June 3, 2021 with loving family by his bedside.

Born May 3,1946, Alfred was the son of the late Louise Doto and Alfred M. Palmer. He was a graduate of Wilmington High Class of June 1966.

Alfred devoted his life to his family, especially his loving daughter and two grandchildren, with special and foremost devotion to the Lord Jesus and Blessed Mother.

Alfred retired after 38 years of dedicated service to the New Castle County Department of Land Use. He also had several years of service with Zebley and Associates. Alfred dedicated his time volunteering at all St. Helena’s festivities. He joyfully served as a Eucharistic Minister giving communion on weekends to local assisted living facilities and private homes.

Alfred was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Christopher Council. He also enjoyed ballroom dance, playing the guitar and if he was not involved in Prayer Group or Bible Study, he was enjoying classic movies such as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Stormy Weather and the Three Stooges. Alfred’s smile always lit up a room. Alfred enjoyed sharing jokes and making people laugh.

Alfred is survived by his loving daughter, Emily Palmer; two adoring grandchildren, Aiden Palmer (11) Madelyn Murphy (6) of Wilmington, DE; caregiving and loving sister, Joanne and brother-in-law, Frank McGrath of West Chester, PA; former spouse, Joanne Jaremchuk; close cousins, Catherina “Rina” Beyer, John Koene, Jr. and Elizabeth “ Beppi” Morris, along with many loving cousins and half siblings.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE, 19703. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Helena Catholic Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809, on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. followed by entombment in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805.

In Lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Alfred’s memory to the American Diabetes Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association.

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June 10, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Gebhart Funeral Homes
3401 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

Mass of Christian Burial
June 10, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Helena Catholic Church (Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Lancaster Avenue)

Mausoleum Entombment
June 10, 2021

12:30 PM
Cathedral Cemetery
2400 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805

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