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The Telegram
  • Robert William ‘Bob’ Delaney, Sr.

  • Robert William “Bob” Delaney, Sr., age 80, a long time Herkimer resident, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his home, with the love and support of his family, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

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  • Robert William “Bob” Delaney, Sr., age 80, a long time Herkimer resident, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his home, with the love and support of his family, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
    He was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Dolgeville, son of the late Adella (Nee Darling) Delaney. He graduated from Dolgeville High School in 1950 and honorably served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955, where he was a helmsman aboard the USS Luiseno during the Korean War. Bob was united in marriage to the former Roccina Nardelli on Nov. 29, 1952, in St. Anthony’s Church, Herkimer, a 59 year union built on love, support and mutual respect until her passing on July 8, 2012. He was employed as a machinist by Chicago Pneumatic, of Utica, for 35 years, retiring in 1997.
    Bob was a devoted family man and husband, providing health care for his ailing wife for many of his post retirement years. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of fishing, camping and spending time in the Adirondack region, touring historic Civil War sites and was an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan, but he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He supported fellow veterans, past and present, and was a commander of the former Tony R. George Veterans Post in Herkimer.
    He is survived by his beloved family: his daughter, Cynthia Holt and husband, Thomas, of Utica; his sons, Robert Delaney and Carrie Davis, of Mohawk, and Joseph Delaney and wife, Sandy, of Lumberton, NJ; his cherished grandchildren, Tom Holt and wife, Kristen, Matthew Holt and Scott Carpenter, Rebecca Corso and husband, Greg, Jacquelyn Ciccone and husband, Merino, Shawn Holt, Christopher Peterson and Erin Delaney; his treasured great-grandchildren, Merino, Anthony, Patrick, Gianna, Angela, Alexis, Baylee, Mia, Kara and Chelsea; a sister, Mildred Harper, of Little Falls; his in-laws, Antoinette and Peter DeNigro, of Herkimer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
    He was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond, Edward and Richard Delaney; a sister, Betty Caley; a grandson, Robert Joseph (RJ) Delaney; and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Delaney.
    The Delaney family would like to extend a special thank you to Robert’s neighbors and Hospice for the wonderful support and care they have provided during this difficult time.
    The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington St., Herkimer (866-1011), on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, privately and at the convenience of the family.
    In lieu of floral arrangements, expressions of sympathy may be made in Bob’s memory to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association or United Cerebral Palsy; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Harry J. Enea, Jr., funeral director.
    To add to Bob’s online condolences, please visit www.eneafamily.com.
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