The Life of Mary Lou Kortan


Mary Lou (nee Huffstickler) Kortan, 83, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Upper Darby, died September 10, 2022 at Accent Care Wilmington, DE. Born and raised in Richmond and Upper Darby, she was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, class of 1955.

Mary Lou had been employed as a Transcriptionist by Delaware County Memorial Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1999. She was a member of St. George's Chapel/ All Saints Episcopal Church, and formerly St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Clifton Heights.

Mary was an avid reader, wordsmith and a stickler for grammar. Her greatest joy was as loving wife, mom, grand and great-grandmother.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her daughter Marcia Smith in 2018.  Survivors: include her husband of 66 years, Daniel J., her children, Daniel (Sue)  Kortan, Jr., Charles A. 'Chuck” (Margaret) Kortan and Paul E. Kortan, her son-in- law Tom Smith, 5 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 11:30AM, Monday, September 19, 2022 at Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington, Drexel Hill, where friends may call after 10:30AM 

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA 19026



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Remembering my Aunt

Aunt Mary Lou was the greatest storytelling. We all would sit around the table for hours and she would tell us stories about my dad and my uncle Danny. I could listen all night. The last time my sister Theresa and I made a surprise visit we were talking and looking at family pictures that it got so late we ended up staying the night.

 I will miss all the great family memories. She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Regina M on 09/17/2022