Harry von Bank, furniture upholster

November 8, 2019

Harry von Bank, 87, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore, Md., and Florida, passed away in the care of Christiana Care Hospital in Newark Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.  He was born in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 4, 1932, to the late William and Rosa Kolb von Bank. 

He was a furniture upholsterer for Sherrington Manufacturing Company, a furniture maker.  He also previously co-owned a laundromat business with his late wife, Meta, who preceded him in 2011.  Together they raised three sons.  Harry and Meta loved to travel, and for three years after retirement, they lived in a camper and travelled all over the United States.  Harry was a gentle soul, and was very happy and lived a life full of exploration.  He loved birds and animals, and was a very caring, loving man.

He is survived by his three sons: Peter von Bank (Patricia) of Bel Air, Md., Michael von Bank (Melissa) of Dagsboro, and William von Bank and his companion Linda Padilino of Airville, Pa.  Also surviving is his partner for the last six years, Betty Kilpatrick of Lincoln; three sisters: Ingeborg Baer of Ellicott City, Md., Margot Shoeman of Milford and Waltraud Burghardt of Stuttgart, Germany; along with nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, as well as  many extended family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements are private.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE  19963.

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