Robert Delmar, formerly of Elmhurst, died Tuesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center after a brief illness. He was married 40 years to Mary Carol Hedglin Delmar, who died in 2006.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Robert and Clare Walsh Delmar, he was a graduate of West Scranton High School and a veteran of the armed services. He was an avid fishermen and camper who loved spending time outdoors. Robert was a lifelong member of St. Eulalia's Church in Elmhurst and the Lions Club. Robert was employed as a salesman for Dempsey's Uniform and Linen supply for 35 years.
He enjoyed playing the banjo, spending quality time with his family and spent much of his time in his later years at the Dunmore Senior Center, which he considered a second home. He loved the members of the senior center and considered them to be like family. He spoke often of how much he enjoyed their trips and meals together.
Robert was a religious man who dedicated much of his life to the church. He often spoke of his faith and was a devoted father and grandfather. He could spend hours reminiscing about his favorite trips to Ireland, and his latest hobbies. Robert was an outgoing, friendly man who reveled in the relationships that he had made in his life. He will be missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Surviving are his three children: his daughter, Erin Bender and husband, Jeff, grandsons, Alex and Tim, and granddaughter, Holly, all of Doylestown; his son, Michael, Scranton; and youngest daughter, Kathryn Powell and husband, David, Scranton.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Clare Bohenek.
There will be no public viewing, but friends and family are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Holy Cross Parish, 200 Delaware Ave., Olyphant.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be sent to the Dunmore Senior Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore, PA 18512.
Arrangements are under the care of the Bomberger-Lesko Funeral Home Inc., 1660 N. Main Ave. To offer condolences or for more information, visit www.BLFHInc.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 20, 2012