Ronald D. Coverdale, retired meat cutter

February 12, 2020

Ronald D. Coverdale, 80, of Millsboro, formerly of Frederica, passed away surrounded by his loving family Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at his home.

Ron was born in Milford Jan. 22, 1940, to Drexel and Ethel Mae (Holleger) Coverdale and was a graduate of Milford High School.  He retired in 1992 as a meat cutter with Acme in Millsboro.

Ron loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.  He was a former member of the Silver Lake Gun Club.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Drexel Coverdale. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Theresa (Grabowski) Coverdale; his mother, Ethel Mae Coverdale of Milford; two sons, Kenneth Coverdale and his wife Dawn of Frederica, and Eric Coverdale of Milford; two stepsons, Andrew Wertz and his wife Christina of Millsboro, and James Wertz and his wife Kristin of Wyoming; a sister, Carole Stump and her husband Rob of Magnolia; two grandchildren, Jacob and Garrett Coverdale; and five stepgrandchildren, Andrew Jr., Tristan, James Jr., Dakota and Jax Wertz.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, where friends and family may call after 10 a.m.  Interment will be held privately.  

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Ron’s name to the Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Suite 101 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

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