Donald R. DeLancey

Donald R. DeLancey, 66, St. Marys, husband of Avis Leavitt DeLancey, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Born on May 8, 1947, in Ellenboro, W.Va., he was a son of the late Okey Donald and Hiawatha Mary Wince DeLancey. He was 1967 graduate of St. Marys High School, a Vietnam Veteran and was an H4 operator for Troy LLC in Harrisville. Donald attended Rock Run United Methodist Church, and was a member of the steel workers union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, and was a family man.

Survivors other than his wife include two children, Donnie DeLancey, Jr., and Jamie (Chris) Birkhimer; one granddaughter, Olivia; two brothers, Robert Allen and Carl; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Roger.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, at Fairmont Ridge Cemetery in Ritchie County, with Rex Cox officiating.

Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, is in charge of arrangements.

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