Delphine “Del” Delaney, 87, of Worthington (formerly of Karns City), Pennsylvania, died peacefully at 12:30 AM, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Sugar Creek-Meadow Lake Manor following a brief illness.
She was born December 15, 1933 in Kaylor, graduated from FTKC high school, moved to Criswell in 1971, then to the Armstrong Retirement Village (near Sugar Creek Rest) in 2010. She was a proud wife and mother – the matriarch of a six-decade long marriage.
Delphine was known in many circles for her kindness, compassion, wisdom, crafting ability, calligraphy, and especially her tenacious ability to send cards to every person in her life that she came to love.
She was the beloved wife of the late Leslie “Les” Delaney, who she married on October 20, 1952. She is survived by three children:
Kathy King (Mike) of Butler,
Bob Delaney of Pittsburgh, and
Bryan Delaney of Zelienople;
five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, brother-in-law James Delaney (Eleanor) of Fredricksburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her late husband, Delphine was preceded in death by her mother and father (Hattie/Robert Pettigrew); brothers Albert, Derwood and Eugene; sisters Margaret (Peg) and Maisy; and grandson Michael King Jr.
To honor her passion for sending cards, the family asks that you please consider sending a greeting card to someone you have not connected with in a long time…
DELANEY - Friends of Delphine L. Delaney, who died July 7, 2021 will be received at the Thomas M. Steighner Funeral Home, 111 East Slippery Rock St, Chicora, PA 16025 on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. There will also be a viewing from 12-1 PM before the 1 PM funeral service on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the Holy Trinity Church in Chicora PA, with Rev. Joseph Boomhower officiating. Family and friends are welcome to attend an informal post-wake meal at the church after the service. Interment will be at Mt Pleasant Lutheran Cemetery, Chicora RD 1.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to The American Heart Association. 444 Liberty Ave #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 208-3550
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