Don P. Christensen Sr.

October 12, 1927 - February 11, 2015
Don P. Christensen Sr.

Don P. Christensen, Sr., age 87, a 30 year resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on February 11, 2015.

Mr. Christensen was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a former resident of Oakland, New Jersey for 30 years where he and his wife Elissa Christensen, raised their three children.
He loved tinkering with his cars and tendering to his lawn.

Mr. Christensen is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Elsie Korth Christensen; daughter, Sandra Mendillo and her husband Joseph of Galloway, NJ; sons, Don P. Christensen, Jr. and his wife Rosalie of Edgewood, MD and Richard J. Christensen and his wife Cheryl of Allentown, PA. Surviving grandchildren include Darryl Mendillo and wife Krista of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Erica and Craig Mendillo of Galloway, NJ, Kramer Christensen of Asheville, NC, Alex and Ethan Christensen of Allentown, PA and Jennifer and Shane Christensen of Edgewood, MD.

A private memorial service will be held at his Wilmington home and in New Jersey.

Don will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He will be forever in their hearts and remembered as a loving father, husband and friend.

Rest in peace our dear Don…WE LOVE YOU !!

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  • February 17, 2015
    Lisa Gully Graf says:
    My deepest condolences to the Christensen family. Mr. C. was a great man. He will be sorely missed.

  • February 12, 2015
    Don & Rosalie Christensen says:
    Dearest Dad, You were a truly wonderful man and will be greatly missed . We love you!