We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pippin Funeral Home
Paul A. Lunger, 87, of Dover went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2022.
Born in Unityville, PA, he was the son of the late Martha (Green) and H. Grant Lunger. Mr. Lunger was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a newspaper reporter at Ft Knox, KY. and received Soldier of the Month in October 1957. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC and his Master’s in Education from University of Delaware, with additional studies in English at College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Mr. Lunger began his career as an English teacher in Newark, DE for 12 years, where he also coached baseball for 5 years. He then felt called to be Youth Pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE. For the next 2 years, he was Principal of Elkton Christian Schools in Elkton, MD, where he also served as Education Chair of Elkton Baptist College and Vice President of the Maryland Association of Christian Schools. For the next 5 years, he was Principal of Upper Bucks Christian School in Sellersville, PA, which grew from 185 students to 687 students under his administration. During this time, he also was Founder and President of the Keystone Christian Education Association, which grew to more than 60 schools while he was President, and was also a Board member of the American Association of Christian Schools. He then became the High School Principal of Chapel Christian Academy in Limerick, PA for 5 years, where he also taught Senior English. He finally served for 5 years as Headmaster at Lan-Chester Christian Schools in Coatesville, PA. Mr. Lunger retired to Delaware about 19 years ago. Throughout his life, he devoted himself to serving Jesus Christ, in his career, personal actions and sharing the gospel with others.
Paul was an active member at numerous churches, most recently Faith Community Church in Camden, DE. He loved directing choirs at churches he attended, as well as singing solos in his baritone voice. He has coached and played various sports, including baseball, softball and basketball. He also enjoyed watching local sports, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and Sixers. He enjoyed gardening and was proud to share what he grew with his neighbors. He enjoyed hunting with family and friends on his family property in Lycoming County, PA, playing golf and tennis, and telling jokes and puns to make people laugh.
Mr. Lunger is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eloise (Frey) Lunger; three children: P. Brent Lunger and his wife Marta of Malvern, PA, Anilisa G. Lunger-Otte and her husband Timothy of Laguna Hills, CA and Brenda A. Lunger and partner Julia Watts of Houston, TX; his sisters-in-law Mary Lunger of Hughesville, PA and Patricia Frey of Newark, DE; and 8 grandchildren.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a viewing from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, DE 19934; a graveside service held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720 and a memorial service at 12:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Faith Community Church, 2240 S. DuPont Highway, Camden, DE 19934 preceded by a time of visitation from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm Thursday. Online condolences may be made via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.