John A. "Jack" Delaney (1929 - 2017)

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John A. "Jack" Delaney, age 88, of Lincoln Drive, DuBois, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born on May 18, 1929, in Reynoldsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Blanche M. (Christy) Delaney.
Jack graduated in May of 1947 from St. Catherine School and attended Duquesne University and the Pennsylvania State University. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served 17 months in Korea during the war.
After his service, he spent two years at the General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan, and in 1956, he joined the family Wholesale Gasoline & Oil Business, Delaney Brothers, for the next 35 years, retiring in 1991.
On May 9, 1970, he married Joan (Kriner) Delaney. She survives.
Jack was a member of the DuBois Jaycees and was one of several people behind the creation of the Jaycees pool, and was the president the year the pool opened. He also served on the board of directors for the United Fund, the DuBois Chamber of Commerce, and Penn State DuBois. He was a member of the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17, and The Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church in Falls Creek.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Nancy Higgs and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Thomas, Michael and Arthur Delaney.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., DuBois.
A scriptural wake service will be held Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. from St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Edward Walk as celebrant.
Full military honors will be accorded from the church by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery
Memorials may be placed to the .
Online condolences can be made to
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Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium
211 S Main St
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2040
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Published in The Courier Express on Aug. 10, 2017
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