John Joseph Dellay, 90, of Southern Pines, N.C.
John J. Dellay, 90, of Southern Pines, died at his residence on Sept. 27, 2016.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Church in New Paltz, N.Y., followed by inurnment at New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
A resident of Southern Pines since 1987, he had previously resided in various locations in New York state. After high school graduation, he spent several years in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II as an aviation machinist and instructor. He was subsequently employed by Bell Telephone Co. in Utica, N.Y. for several years, and then IBM for 35 years. He had management responsibilities at various IBM locations in the U.S., which included Manufacturing, Engineering, Personnel, and Product Development, before his retirement in 1986. During his retirement years, he enjoyed helping elderly people in the community in various ways.
Mr. Dellay graduated from National Radio Institute, Washington, D.C., and attended Mohawk College, Marist College, SUNY Ulster and Dutchess Community College, as well as BOCES Technical School. His wife Patricia, daughter Kathleen, and son Michael preceded him in death. Surviving are his six children, including two daughters, Meg Dellay of Kingston, N.Y., and Regina McCorkle of Lagrangeville, N.Y.; and four sons, John A. Dellay of Kingston, N.Y., Dean Dellay of Southern Pines, N.C., Robert Dellay of New Paltz, N.Y., and Patrick Dellay of New York City, N.Y.; one sister, Regina Mihm of Accord, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials should be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and to AIDS research (www.adarc.org). You may share a condolence with the family on Mr. Dellay’s memorial page at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.