Limbers, Stephen H.

Stephen H. Limbers passed away at his home in Wilmington, DE on July 8, 2020. He was born in Clarksburg, WV on June 4, 1939 to Gayle Christie Limbers and Hal W. Limbers, Jr.

Steve graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a BA degree in Pre-Med in 1961 and also with a MS degree in Physiology in 1963 and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In 1960, he married the love of his life, Sandra Lough and they began their family in the following years.

Steve began his first job at Abbott Laboratories in Chicago, IL in 1963. While living in suburban Chicago, he was active in assisting the little league and also was elected as a member of the school board.

He moved his family to Wilmington, DE in 1970 and began working at Atlas Chemical Industries, where he worked through his retirement (from Astra Zeneca) in 2000. During his career, he assumed various roles ranging from Clinical to Manager of Documentation for pharmaceutical NDA submissions to the FDA bringing new drugs to the market.

Steve enjoyed theatre and music and spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. One of his true passions was attending Broadway plays in New York City. He loved and supported his family throughout his life.

Steve is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Lough Limbers. They had three children: Jeffrey Stephen (Sherry); Kevin Christopher (Nessa), both of DE, and Timothy Lough of San Luis Obispo, CA. There are four grandchildren: Ryan, Shannon, Justin and Kelsea; three great grandchildren: Allison, Brandon and Carter. Also surviving is Steve’s sister, Vicki Limbers Moore (David) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Melanoma Research Foundation (

Internment at Saint Joseph on Brandywine will be private.

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