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John Edward VanDerburgh

June 21, 1937 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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John VanDerburgh Obituary

John E. VanDerburgh, Jr., age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA, with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

John was born in Dublin, GA, the son of the late John E. and Inez (Williams) VanDerburgh, Sr., attended Georgia Tech and enjoyed a long and successful career as an architect.

Over the years he thoroughly enjoyed designing and working in his backyard and delighted in feeding and observing the birds that frequented there. John had a passion for music and was well known for his melodious, perfect whistling. He was a meticulous and thorough planner for everything he did; his delightful, teasing sense of humor was always appreciated. He loved watching college football, especially his Georgia Tech Yellowjackets, and barbequing on the back porch for family and friends.

John especially cherished the time he spent with his wife Ellen no matter what they were doing and was a loving father to his children and family.

John is survived by his wife, Ellen (Busch) VanDerburgh; his children, John VanDerburgh, III (Renee), Karl VanDerburgh (Lora); Debbie VanVeldhuizen (Jay); and Tina Baskette (David); his step-children, Lynn Daniels, Karen Loucks (Bill); his grandchildren, Jane Chandler, John VanDerburgh IV, Ashlyn VanDerburgh, Josh VanVeldhuizen, Kristina Bartholomew, Jeff and Tom Daniels, and Andrew and Ryan Loucks; and his great-grandchildren, William and Vivien VanVeldhuizen, and Bronson Bartholomew.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Aiken, SC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s memory to Riddle Hospital Palliative Care, which can be mailed to:

The Riddle Healthcare Foundation

1068 West Baltimore Pike

Health Center 1, Suite 204

Media PA 19063-9937

or online:

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November 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Memorial Service
November 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808


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