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John R. Kumpf Jul 31, 1939 - Sep 25, 2020

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John Richard Kumpf, age 81, of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Aston, PA, passed away on September 25, 2020 in Christiana Hospital after a brief illness. John was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Media, PA. He was a 1957 graduate of Swarthmore High School and served in the Army National Guard for many years.

John worked for United Airlines for 39 years, retiring in 1998. He held various positions with the airlines over those years and was Lead Ramp Serviceman at the time of his retirement. He also worked as an independent carrier for the Delco Daily Times for over 25 years.

John loved traveling, golfing, country-line dancing, shooting pool with his buddies and watching his favorite Philadelphia sports teams, but most of all, he cherished the times spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was the son of the late Albert and Margaret (Crissman) Kumpf and brother to the late Patricia Karman, Nancy Ewald & Albert Kumpf.

Survivors: Children: Victoria Duck (D. Robert, Jr.), Wayne Kumpf (Pamela), Melissa Donovan (Sean) and their mother Carole Rappold.

Grandchildren: D. Robert Duck, III (Emily), Andrew Duck, Tara Kirby (Drew), Marissa Kumpf (Rick), Emma Kumpf, Samantha Lamborn (Don) and Shane Donovan.

Great Grandchildren: Paislee, Letty and Nova Kirby.

John is also survived by his long-time companion Carol Fioravanti.

Visitation: Friday, October 2, 2020 from 10:00–11:15 am at the Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Avenue, Aston, PA 19014, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:30 am. Graveside Service: Private.

In lieu of flowers: Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at


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Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home

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Begins: Oct 02, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm

5980 Chichester Ave

Aston, PA 19014


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Patti Schlater says:

Submitted on: Oct 01, 2020

Vicky and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Looks like you all gave him happiness, that is a blessing.

Michol Kaeser says:

Submitted on: Sep 30, 2020

My deepest condolences and sympathy goes out to your family on the loss of your beloved Dad and Grandfather! Please know that your family will be in my prayers, and that you will be consoled by the wonderful memories that you all shared together.

Anthony Ippolito says:

Submitted on: Sep 29, 2020

sorry for your loss