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Charles D. Zehring of Dover, Delaware, died at home Sunday May 6, 2007.
He was 81.
Mr. Zehring was born December 12, 1925 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, the son of the late William H. and Ella Barr Zehring.
Mr. Zehring worked as a maintenance supervisor for the State of Delaware for several years before retirement.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and horse racing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Zehring; two sisters, Alice Good and Anita Krout and his loving dog, Doby.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret O'Neal Zehring; three sons, Daniel Cox and his wife, Karin of Dover, Dennis Cox and his wife, Bobbie of Harrington, Delaware and Charles Zehring Jr of Lebanon; two daughters, Diane Willey and her husband, Jesse of Dover and Bonnie Zehring of Lebanon; three brothers, Ed Zehring and his wife, Edie of Lebanon, Mark Zehring of Lebanon and Martin Zehring of Jupiter, Florida; two sisters, Josephine Heilman and her husband, Robert and Mary Ann Gettle all of Lebanon; eight grandchildren, Brian Cox, Nicole Cox, Ashleigh Cox, Jack Cox, Jaime Willey, Kristopher Willey, Amy Doughty and Amanda Rinaldi and eleven great grandchildren, Kyle, Alexis, Destiny, David, Noah, Jordan, Michael, Alexis, Zachary, Abby and Jacob.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Mr. Zehring's caregivers from VITAS Hospice.
Services and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Faries Funeral Directors and Crematorium Inc., 29 South Main Street Smyrna, Delaware.
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