Michael Alan Kaffenberger

September 7, 1980 - July 15, 2020 Wilmington, DE | Age 39

Mr. Michael Alan Kaffenberger, age 39, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at his residence. Born on September 7, 1980 in Wilmington, he is the son of Hartmut A. and Elke D. Kaffenberger of Chadds Ford, PA.

Michael attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington, moving to Unionville High School, and graduated with the class of 1999. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh earning a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Communications. He entered into a career in finance and banking working in Philadelphia and Wilmington. In his free time, Michael enjoyed hiking in national parks, traveling, skiing, and deep sea diving. He could be found riding his terrain motor cycle, or working out at the YMCA. Lastly, he loved all animals, particularly his family’s Golden Retrievers.

In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his brother, Mark Kaffenberger and his wife Guenevere, of Danbury, CT.

All services will be scheduled at a later date and will be for close family. Contributions may be made in Michael’s name to the Kennett Square Presbyterian Church, Memorial Fund, 211 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348, or the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square; please visit Michael’s online memorial by going to www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com


  1. Elka,

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Jeanette Dillon DiStefano

    Jeanette DiStefano | August 3, 2020 at 12:55 PM
  2. Mike was a pleasure to know and work with. He will be missed personally and professionally. Thoughts and prayers to his family, gone but not forgotten <3

    Angelique - WSFS | August 3, 2020 at 9:05 AM
  3. Dear Hardy, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

    Linda Jean Tanner | August 2, 2020 at 3:57 PM
  4. Mike was the adorable little cousin who stole the attention and hearts of the whole family. His amusing antics brought many smiles. (Mark, do you remember the pipe incident?) I regret that we didn’t stay in touch better over the years. I know he brought great pride and joy to my loving Aunt Elke and Uncle Hardy, who were wonderful, supportive parents to Mike. I can’t even begin to imagine one drop of the pain you must be feeling at this loss. I hope it brings you some peace to know he is free forever more of any earthly suffering, and surely rests eternally in God’s loving arms where you will see him again, fully restored. I pray that your hearts slowly find comfort, and that you know how much the rest of us care and share your heartbreak. Mike will be deeply missed, and we will not forget him.

    Christine | July 29, 2020 at 3:01 PM
  5. Michael was a good guy. He touched our lives all too briefly and he is missed. His passing is very sad. Our condolences and prayers are with him, his parents. Hardy and Elke, and his brother, Mark.

    Will and Carol Kaffenberger | July 29, 2020 at 2:12 PM
  6. My sincere condolences. I am grateful I was able to know Mike and work with him at WSFS. He was a good person and will be very missed. My thoughts are with your family.

    Sean Grady | July 29, 2020 at 10:55 AM
  7. Mike was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to his parents, family and friends – Janice Mastrippolito / WSFS

    Janice Mastrippolito | July 29, 2020 at 10:42 AM
  8. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. Mike was very kind and will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sade Adams | July 29, 2020 at 10:35 AM
  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in the passing of Mike. It was a pleasure to work with him and he will be greatly missed by many.

    Robin | July 29, 2020 at 10:17 AM
  10. This is shocking news. I am so deeply sorry. Mike’s light is bright and continues to shine.

    Jen Samuel | July 28, 2020 at 7:37 PM
  11. My sincere condolences. Was his roommate in college, so surprised he passed away.

    Jesse Good | July 28, 2020 at 6:04 PM
  12. My sincere condolences to the Kaffenberger Family. It was pleasure working with Mike, he always came to work with a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He will be missed by his WSFS Family. Connie Latham

    Connie Latham | July 28, 2020 at 10:56 AM
  13. “My deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mike was a great guy and we really enjoyed working with Mike. God Bless Mike and I know he is in heaven. Our WSFS Teams will truly miss Mike.

    Peter Parisi | July 28, 2020 at 10:46 AM
  14. Mr. and Mrs. Kaffenberger, I can’t believe he gone. My heart hurts for you both during this time. Mark and Guen I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I loved Mike with all my heart. He was so good to my daughter and always treated her as if she were his own. I will miss him. All my love, Kim

    Kim Brinton | July 27, 2020 at 10:22 PM
  15. My deepest condolences to his parents, brother and family. it’s hard to believe Mike is no longer with us. In the time he was at WSFS he was such a pleasure to have in the office and on our team. He will be truly missed

    Jennifer Wood | July 27, 2020 at 10:16 AM
  16. Mr. and Mrs. Kaffenberger I wanted to send my deepest condolences on the loss of your son. Mike was a great guy and we all enjoyed working with him at WSFS. He will be deeply missed. Sue List, WSFS Bank.

    Susan List | July 27, 2020 at 10:13 AM
  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn’t know Mike long but the short time we worked together we became really good friends. Mike will be greatly missed and forever in my heart. Gone but will never be forgotten.

    Lonna Fisher | July 27, 2020 at 10:12 AM
  18. Elke and family
    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. It’s been a long time but I always enjoyed our time at AMI.
    Jim & Sharon Angelucci.

    Jim Angelucci | July 26, 2020 at 4:14 PM
  19. Elke and Hardy,

    Hard to express our sadness on Michael’s passing. He was such a good young man he should be in heaven.

    Love, Marge and Harald | July 25, 2020 at 6:14 PM
  20. Sincerest condolences. Love, Kathy and Jack Kaczur

    Kathy Kaczur | July 25, 2020 at 9:28 AM

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