Obituaries posted in the Schuylkill County area.

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William H. “Bill” DeLayBeloved husband, adored father, adored grandfather, brother, of Union Street in Tamaqua, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022, as a guest of St. Luke’s Village in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, at age 73 years old.

Born Tuesday, March 29, 1949 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, son of the late John F. DeLay, Sr., and Isma Ruth (Mohrman) DeLay. Bill was also predeceased by; sister, Patricia Sabol; brother, John F. DeLay, Jr.

The survivors are; his wife of 48 years, Patricia A. “Patti” (Sherry) DeLay; daughter, Angela A. Xander and her husband, Chad of New Tripoli; brother, David “Smokey” DeLay and his wife, Linda of Tamaqua; sister, Ruth Lizardi and her husband, Eugene of Downingtown; grandson, Aden who affectionately called him pappy.

A 1967 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Bill served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Bill continued his father’s service at St. Jerome RCC Parish in Tamaqua as Superintendent of Maintenance and Sexton of their affiliated cemeteries for over 32 years. A member of the St. John XXIII RCC of Tamaqua, Bill had been an active member of the East End Fire Co. and was a marching unit member attending numerous county fire conventions. An avid outdoorsman, Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and training his Beagles.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home. Friends can call in the morning from 9:30 a.m. until office time.

Burial with military honors will be at Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Memorial in his name at:
Tamaqua/Carbon American Cancer Society
33 West Ridge Street
Lansford, Pennsylvania 18232

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