Edward Laurence Kieffer, 75, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Monday, April 8, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. He was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Lewes, son of the late Edward and Mildred (Buchanan) Kieffer.
Mr. Kieffer worked a lifelong career as a manufacturer's representative serving various territories along the East Coast and Midwest. Those who knew and loved him remember his voracious appetite for reading, joy in telling stories, passion for cooking and sharp intellect. He loved sports, especially football, and cherished his early days as a lifeguard on the beach at Sussex Shores in Delaware. He was strong in body and character, with a booming voice and a bear-like hug. Above all, he was a good man and a true gentleman who touched many others with his kindness and grace. Mr. Kieffer is one who truly left this world better than he found it.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Kieffer was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 33 years, Connie (Plog) Kieffer in December 2010, and his daughter, Kathlene Davis in August 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Brown and her husband Robert of Hummelstown, Pa.; his son, Jason Welch and his wife Amy of Concord, Calif.; and his five grandchildren: Allison and Katie Brown, Jaxon and Logan Welch, and Bailey Davis.
A private family burial at sea is being planned; however, friends are invited to post their memories and thoughts of Edward on his memorial webpage at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com. These memories will be incorporated into his service to further celebrate his life well lived. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803.