Patrick W. Stauffer
Patrick W. Stauffer, 36, of Newark, Del., died suddenly on Friday, April 2, 2010.
Patrick was born in Williamsport, Pa., and raised in Muncy, Pa. He graduated Muncy High School in 1991 as a member of the National Honor Society and Odyssey of the Mind World Finalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1995 and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998, both from the University of Delaware.
Patrick enjoyed a full life with his family and friends. He was a loyal fan of the University of Delaware’s football team. As a season ticket holder, he enjoyed tailgating with his friends before each home game and cheering on the team from “Section I” in the stadium. He loved being a fantasy football league commissioner, travelling with his wife, home improvement projects, studying history, spending time with his family and caring for his two beagles, Zoe and Bucky.
Patrick worked for the past 9 years as a Physical Therapist and Facility Director for Dynamic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. He enjoyed treating his patients and working with his colleagues.
He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Elizabeth Kipp-Stauffer; his parents, Jerry and Georgia Stauffer of Muncy, Pa.; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Ruth Baker of Muncy, Pa.; his brother, Brent Stauffer of Ossining, N.Y.; his in-laws, Alan and Rose Kipp of Newark, Del.; his sister-in-law, Catherine Kipp of Newark, Del.; his extended family, many beloved friends and the countless number of patients he helped as a physical therapist.
Family and friends were invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, Del., where a viewing was held on Friday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery, Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington.
An additional memorial service will be held in Muncy, PA at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Patrick W. Stauffer Memorial Scholarship Fund for Muncy High School, c/o Muncy Bank and Trust Company, 2 North Main St., Muncy, PA 17756. An additional scholarship fund in Patrick’s memory will be established at the University of Delaware in the future. To send condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com.302-999-8277