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“Condolences to the entire family. I worked with John at Mt. Pleasant HS when I first started teaching 43 years ago.--Roger Cooper ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Roger Cooper - Newark, DE

“My deepest sympathies to the Archer family. Mr. Archer was a man who made not only this student, but thousands over the years discover a love for...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Douglas Logue - Boca Raton, FL

“My fondest memory of "uncle John" was dinner at Katie's. He would always tease me about the crushed red peppers and whether I would put them on my...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Frank FitzGerald II - Lewes, DE

“Damn, Mr. Archer was a bright, energetic, engaged, caring teacher. His enthusiasm even tricked some of the worst students into becoming part of the...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Garent Gunther - Wilmington, DE

“I know Ann will cherish the memories you built together and they will sustain her through this difficult time. God Bless you both, Dee ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dee Whildin - Claymont, DE

“John was a fine person who I met when we were both freshmen at West Chester in 1952. I always enjoyed being with him and will miss him. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Earl Miller - Kutztown, PA

“Dear Ann, John was such a lovely man, he will be missed. You are in our prayers. May God's Peace comfort and strengthen you. Babak and Carol ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Adams - Claymont, FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Archer's passing. He was an inspirational 8th Grade teacher at Mount Pleasant and viewed life as an adventure. One...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Douglas Hotmer - West Chester, PA

“Dear Ann, Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. John, a wonderful man will be greatly missed. Another Guardian Angel to watch over...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend


John Emerson Archer, age 81, of Claymont, DE died August 28, 2016.

John was born in Reading, PA, the son of F. Emerson and S. Agnes Archer. He attended Mount Pleasant H.S. and received a BA and MA from West Chester State Teachers College. He taught Social Studies and helped with intramural sports and jazz club. He had a love of music, especially jazz, Big Bands and Frank Sinatra. He loved subs, peanut butter, the Eagles, Phillies, Penn State Football and Big 5 Basketball. He belonged to the Pennsylvania Geographic Assoc., Claymont Lions Club and the Union Veterans of the Civil War.

He leaves his wife, Ann of 48 years, whom he met as a pen pal from England through the 1960's World's Fair. Also, his brother, Robert Archer (Joyce) of Indiana; a sister, Suzanne Foertsch (Gary) of Texas; a niece, Lisa Archer; nephews, Greg and Tim Archer, Michael and Robert Foertsch; and several cousins.

Friends are invited to attend a viewing on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 6:00pm -7:30pm, where a funeral service will begin at 7:30pm at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, NJ on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00am.

Thanks to the dedicated staff of Christiana Care Wilmington Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Claymont Library, P.O. Box 801, Claymont, DE 19703.

To offer condolences, visit:
www.gebhartfuneralhomes.com
302-798-7726