Herbert W. ‘Herb’ Chetirkin, 89


Herbert W. “Herb” Chetirkin, 89, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was born March 6, 1928, in Passaic, N.J., a son of the late Zachary and Olga Buss Chetirkin.

Chetirkin was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He owned and operated the Boro Launderama in Totowa, N.J. He was also employed by Whirlpool Corporation, served as the national service manager for Fedders Corporation and also worked for Emerson Quiet Kool before his retirement.

Chetirkin loved cars, and enjoyed gardening and taking care of his lawn, but he especially loved his grandchildren. He was a member of the VFW Mason Dixon Post #7234 and a member of the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, both in Ocean View, Del. He was a past member of the Lions Club in Fenwick Island, Del., and was a charter member of the Elks of New Jersey.

In addition to his parents, Chetirkin was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Chetirkin. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Claris J. “Claire” (Young) Chetirkin; three children, Gail Overdevest and her husband, Ed, of Bridgeton, N.J., Karen Hardesty and her husband, Scott, of Severna Park, Md., and Lynn Mitzkewich and her husband, Edd, of Frenchtown, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and reception were scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View, Del. Interment was to be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.