John Joseph Del­lay, 90, of South­ern Pines, N.C.

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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