Torbert Funeral Chapels

Welcome

The Torbert family tradition of service to the Greater Dover community began in December 1918, with the following announcement in the Delaware State News: "William Pritchett, Dover's well known and efficient undertaker, has associated with him William Torbertů who comes into this community highly recommended,thoroughly capable and reliable with 15 years experience in all branches of the latest improved, modern methods in embalming and funeral directing." In 1919 Mr. Torbert moved to 61 South Bradford St, where his philosophy of excellence in service continues today. Torbert Funeral Chapel has seen the transition from horse drawn coach to motor car, in fact, the carriage lights from our last horse drawn hearse have been electrified and grace the entrance to our downtown funeral chapel. Four generations of Torbert men and women have set the standard for superior, dignified service to their community.The Torbert's take great pride in their company motto, "Our family serving your family, since 1918". Since our founding we have served 7,000 families in this community.