Robert D. Delaney

February 20, 1931 ‒ April 22, 2006

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Robert D. Delaney, 75, of Mount Gilead, Ohio died Saturday night April 22, 2006 at the Morrow County Hospital.

He was born in Jackson County, Ohio on February 20, 1931, the son of the late David and Anna (Malone) Delaney. In 1948 he moved from Oak Hill, Ohio to Marion to spend the next 57 years with his new bride; Ellen I. Dome. They were married in Greenup, Kentucky on June 11, 1948. In 1961 they moved to Mount Gilead where they have spent the last 45 years. Before retiring in 1991 he was employed by Marion Bronze and Brontel Metal for a combined 42 years working as a molder, making sand molds for casting. Bob loved his tractors; he was especially fond of a couple of Ford Jubilees that he owned. He also enjoyed flying; his most memorable trip being a flight in a helicopter at an air show. A family man, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons Bob “Bus” (Maydell) Delaney, of Mount Gilead, Ohio and Dave (LouAnn) Delaney of Galion, Ohio; two daughters Fran (Larry) Persinger of Mount Gilead, Ohio and Mary (Dave) Bench of Cambridge, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Sherry, Lori, Larry, Tammy, Shelly, Johnny, Bobbi, Sharon, Mike, and Danny; 23 great grandchildren; three brothers Loren Delaney of Marion, Ohio, Duane Delaney of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Ronnie Delaney of Marion, Ohio; two sisters Marcella Edwards of Oak Hill, Ohio and Jeanie Carter of Bryan, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Sharon S. Delaney in infancy, a great grand daughter Nicole, a brother Paul Delaney, and three infant brothers.

Friends may call at the Craven-Snyder Funeral Home, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead on Tuesday April 25, 2006 from 5-8. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Schultz officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery. Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Mount Gilead First Baptist church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .