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Clarence M. Subach
July 4, 2023
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Clarence M. “Kayo” Subach, age 97, of Middletown, DE, formerly of Society Hill Apts., Claymont, DE, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in the VA Hospital, Nursing Home, Wilmington, DE.
Clarence was the son of the late Adolph and Genevieve H. (Macknis) Subach. He was born in Shenandoah, PA, where he graduated from the 8th grade.
He was married to the love of his life for 62 years, Doris, whom he fondly cared for until her passing in 2011.
Clarence served in the US Army and fought in the European Theatre in Company K, 60th Infantry Division, 9th Army. He received 2 battle stars, a bronze star medal, a purple heart and was wounded at Remagen. He was a member of the VFW. Although Clarence endured the perils of war, he remained positive, cheerful and had a zest for life.
Clarence worked as a mechanic, where he made aviation snips at Karl Klenk in Wilmington, DE and later retired from Franklin Fibre-Lamitex Corp, also in Wilmington, DE, where he was a punch press operator.
“Kayo” and Doris enjoyed traveling in their RV taking frequent, spontaneous trips to Florida, New York and camping with their family and friends at Hidden Acres Campground in New Jersey. He loved spending time with his family, especially his cherished and loving grandchildren.
He is survived by his devoted daughter, Debra Scatasti and her husband, Anthony of Middletown, DE; grandchildren, Anthony Scatasti II, Melissa, Scatasti; great-granddaughter, Genevieve Louise Scatasti; sisters, Loretta Sporay of Newark, DE and Delores Horney of FL. In addition to his wife and parents, Clarence was preceded in death by his brothers, Albert Subach, Adolph Subach, Jr., Robert Subach; sisters, Alberta Bertsch and Margaret Brazinksy.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the VA Medical Center Nursing Home for their excellent and compassionate care of Clarence during his stay.
A viewing will held Friday, July 14, 2023 from 11am to 12pm at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where a funeral service will begin at 12pm. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clarence’s name to CLC, (Community Living Center), 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.