|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1938|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2010|
John du Pont, who killed an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler David Schultz at his estate near Philadelphia, died Thursday after being found unresponsive in his prison cell. Du Pont was found just before 7 a.m. at a Pennsylvania state prison near Somerset, prisons spokeswoman Susan McNaughton said. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. He was the great-great-grandson of chemical company founder E. I. du Pont and son of William du Pont, Jr. and Jean Liseter Austin.
John Eleuthere du Pont
Age 72, of Somerset, PA, formerly of Newtown Square, PA, died on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Somerset Hospital in Somerset, PA. Mr. du Pont was a 1957 graduate of The Haverford School; he attended the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Miami, with a BS in Marine Biology in 1965. He continued his education, earning a PhD in Natural Science, in 1971 from Villanova University. Mr. du Pont was the founder of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, as well as the founder of Foxcatcher Swimming and Foxcatcher Wrestling. He was a well known ornithologist, philatelist, and a philanthropist. His memberships include the U.S. Modern Pentathlon Association, the American Ornithologists Union, as well as the British Ornithologists Union. John is survived by his sister Jean Ellen DuPont Shelhan, of Coral Gables, FL, and his step-brother, William du Pont II, of Orlando, FL. Services will be held privately at the du Pont Family Cemetery. Chandler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery
New Castle County
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Dec 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62750946
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