RICHARD C. DELANEY, 90, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Boston, Mass., Richard was a World War II
Air Force veteran. He worked as a PBX Engineer with G.T.E. for 25 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of American Legion, V.F.W
., and the Disabled American Veterans. Richard had a passion for gardening and dancing, particularly "Jitterbugging." Surviving are his son, Stuart Delaney of California; daughter, Denise (Robert) Rainwaters of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Michele, Tara, Shannon, Nicole, Steve, Scott, Sean, Connor, Christopher, and Kyle; nine great-grandchildren; and his black Lab companion, Jake. He was preceded in death by father, Cosmos Delaney; mother, Phoebe Norton; wife, Hazel Delaney; sons, John and "Dicky" Delaney; daughters, Richine Salustri and Diane Popp; sisters, Irene West and Pauline McKenna; and his English Setter companion, Sam. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Cemetery service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Covington Memorial Gardens, 8408 Covington Road, with Mike Harris officiating. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 1725 South Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 or donor's choice.