Larry E. Pleasanton, 59, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Born on May 14, 1953 in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Edward and Betty (Deputy) Pleasanton.
Larry graduated from Gunning Bedford in 1971, then worked as a skilled carpenter until going to work full-time for General Motors (Newport, DE) in 1981 where he worked as a Material Handler until his retirement in 2009.
He was married for 33 years to the love of his life, Sharon Ofter Pleasanton and together they raised two sons, Zachary and Isaac. One of his greatest joys was his only grandchild, Ella Marie.
Larry was an avid fishermen, he also loved crabbing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sons, Zachary and Isaac; granddaughter, Ella; two brothers, Andy Pleasanton (Liz) and Mark Pleasanton (Terry); his sister-in-law Mona Ofter, as well as by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 7 pm on Monday evening, January 21 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street in Middletown, where friends may visit with Larry’s family from 5-7 pm. Interment will be private.
A special thank you from the family to all the wonderful caregivers of DE Hospice who guided us through this difficult process.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 in memory of Larry.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.daniels-hutchison.com.