Torbert Funeral Chapels mark more than a century of service
12/20/2018 09:06 AM
The Great War (WW1) was over by only five weeks on December 18, 1918, when the Delaware State News noted the services of Torbert Funeral Chapel at 61 South Bradford St., Dover. The business, believed to be the oldest in Dover, is still there. While a much newer facility at 1145 Lebanon Road., Dover, accommodates more than 250 visitors, Torbert Funeral Chapels operates in the building that predates the business that has provided funeral services to thousands of Delawareans from all walks of life.
Their downtown office displays the article, which also refers to funeral services 15 years earlier when horse-drawn carriages were used.
In addition to the funeral business the Torbert family has deep roots in the community, including William ‘Bill’ Torbert’s previous three decades service as an elected official at the county and state level and the family’s involvement in multiple community organizations.
“For more than a century the family business has gone beyond the funeral service itself,” said family member Gary Wallick. “Our focus is on honoring the accomplishments, individuality, and life journey of loved ones.”
Torbert Funeral Chapels offer help creating lasting tributes through videos, memorial websites, and personalized keepsakes, including memorial folders, prayer cards, thank-you notes, and high-quality stationery sets available in over 500 themes to honor hobbies, style, and unique life paths.
For more information call 302-734-3341 or visit www.TorbertFuneral.com .