February 13th, 2019
Albert “Al” Andrew Konegan, Sr., 92 years old, of Claymont, DE, died peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Born and raised in Marcus Hook, PA to Albert and Helen (Morris) Konegan, he moved to Claymont, DE in 1949 with his beloved wife of 62 years, Pauline “Fridge” (Marcin) Konegan, who predeceased him in 2009. He was also predeceased by his siblings: Catherine Hagstron, Betty Konegan and Donald Konegan.
He graduated from Eddystone High School in Eddystone, PA as a three-sport varsity letterman in 1944. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served his country proudly during World War 11 on the USS New York and USS Wyoming, until his honorable discharge in 1946.
After his discharge from the Navy, he started his 39-year career at Sun Oil Corporation as a laboratory technician and became a member of the Sun Oil Honor Club upon his retirement in 1984. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Claymont DE.
Al was very active in the community, coaching little league baseball for 15 years, playing intramural softball for various organizations, becoming a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and was a member of the Marcus Hook Old Timers Association. He was an avid sports fan who followed the Eagles and the Phillies, as well as his own family’s athletic endeavors.
He will be sadly missed by his children, Helen Ann Naugle (Jack) of Sterling, VA, Albert A. Konegan, Jr. (Kathy) of Aston, PA, and Susan E. Konegan of Claymont, DE; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 11:00 am at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home, 1459 Market Street Linwood, PA. Friends and family are invited to call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood PA.