Walter A. Kirchoff, owned HVAC firm

Walter A. Kirchoff, 90, from Frankford, formerly Severna Park, Md., Died on Monday, March 22nd, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on November 23, 1930 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Walter Sr. and Miriam (Ruth) Kirchoff. Walter joined the US Navy in 1948 and served during the Korean War. In 1951 Walter married the love of his life, Nancy Neale, and the start of a beautiful family began. Walter owned and operated his own heating and air conditioning business, Maryland Refrigeration Inc., for 25 years. Walter retired in 2000 and moved to Bethany Beach, where he and Nancy enjoyed the beach life.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Nancy and son-in-law Steve Warner. Walter is survived by his six children, whom he enjoys spending time with: Walter Patrick (Rhonda) Kirchoff from Wimberley, Texas, Jeffrey Neal (Patricia Ann) Kirchoff from Conyers, Georgia, Kevin Scott Kirchoff from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, David Sean Kirchoff from Birmingham, Michigan; Colleen Marie Warner of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Brian Douglas (Tracey) Kirchoff of Seabrook Island, SC; Sister Kay Wilson of Kinzers Pa .; Brother Richard Kirchoff from Lititz, Pa .; Stepbrother Frank Potts from Pequea, PA. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one en route.

A tour will take place on Thursday, April 8th, from 5pm to 8pm at Melson Funeral Services’ Ocean View Chapel, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View. A Christian burial mass will be held on Friday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. Internment takes place at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing protocols are being followed and masks are required for everyone in attendance. The service will also be broadcast live at

In place of flowers, the family is asking you to make a donation in memory of Walter Kirchoff to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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