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William A. Delp

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William Ainsley Delp, surrounded by loving family, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, his 62nd birthday. He was born in Natrona Heights, to the late Kenneth and Dorothea (Ross) Delp. Bill's life was his family. He was especially enamored of his daughters, who he taught to handle a manual transmission, drive a motorcycle and how to shoot a gun. Even though his worldwide travels before they were born includes trips to the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and Iguazu Falls in Brazil, his most cherished trips were Scuba diving with his girls in the Bahamas and in the waters north of Venezuela. He held a Master Scuba Diver certification and was a member of the Pittsburgh Zoo/PPG Aquarium Scuba team. He was also a twin-engine pilot and, more recently, a licensed firearms dealer. Everything Bill touched, he made better. His patience and sweet temperament will be forever missed by his loving wife of 39 years, Sharon (Knapp) Delp; and daughters, Cassandra (Dr. Ashraf) Reyad, of Baltimore, Md., and Dr. Hannah (Dr. Jason) Brehm, of Newport, Pa. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Joan Knapp, of East Oakmont; his sister, Nancy (Harry) Krug, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and brother, Robert Delp, of Natrona Heights. He leaves to mourn him, sister-in-law, Judith (James) Innes, of Hesperia, Calif.; and brothers-in law, Paul (Pamela) Knapp, David (Patricia) Knapp and Mark (Irna) Knapp, all of Pittsburgh.
Friends and relatives were received from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION AND ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Funeral service were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in the funeral home. Entombment followed in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont.
Donations may be made in his name to any Wounded Warrior Project or the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Published in Murrysville Star on Dec. 7, 2017
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