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Howard W. Delancey

Heath - Howard W. Delancey, 86, of Heath, won his final battle Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home and claimed his heavenly reward. He was born January 28, 1931 in Newark to the late Russell Delancey and Margaret (Reid) Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean Delancey; two daughters, Sharon (Rick) Unger of Newark and Donna Delancey Gibbs of Delaware; four grandchildren, Misty Mosholder, Hugh (Jennifer) Gibbs, Rachel (Rick) Massa, and Dona Gibbs; four great grandchildren, Shaylin Wills, Jeran Johnson, Mia Massa, and Donnie Massa; brother-in-law, Carl DiBlasio; sisters-in-law, Mary Delancey and Evelyn Huston; 12 nieces; and 3 nephews; numerous family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Delancey; two sisters, Mildred DiBlasio and Margaret Delancey; and two brothers; Richard and Robert Delancey; father-in-law William (Bill) Thompson; brother-in-law Cal Hines. Howard served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in 1992 after 26 years of work as a Fabricator. Howard volunteered at East Main Methodist Food Pantry for many years. He looked forward to annual reunions with his Navy buddies. He enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states. He was a proud husband, father and grandpa. He enjoyed visits with family and friends and sharing his life and wisdom. A special thanks to Jim Cade for his thoughtful concern and help. Thank you to Dr. D'Anna Mullins and staff, Hospice of Central Office, Specialty Homecare Group and First Light for the care and love shown. Thank you to all that prepared meals and the prayers that gave and continue to give us strength. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Operationhomefront.org; DAV.org; Home for our troops; Fisher House Foundation or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Visitation will be Friday from 3-7 PM at the Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where the funeral service will be Saturday at 11:30 AM with Pastor Jeff Perry officiating. To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com
Published in the Advocate on Jan. 3, 2018
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