Thomas M.  Delaney Jr.
GILBERTSVILLE - Thomas Michael Delaney Jr., 55, of Gilbertsville, was called to be with the angels while surrounded by his family on Jan. 15, 2020.
Tom was born on July 14, 1964, in Norwich, Connecticut, the a son of Thomas and Anita (Lemire) Delaney Sr.
On Aug. 19, 1989, he married Bernadette Corwin in Little Meadows, Pennsylvania.
Tom was a respected member of the Gilbertsville community and cherished by his family.
He graduated from Gilbertsville Central School in 1982 among some of his lifelong friends.
He then went on to serve his country in the U. S. Army field artillery.
He spent more than 20 years as a member of the American Legion Post 1339 in Gilbertsville, where he was a former adjutant and commander.
Tom was a past member of the Town of Butternuts Planning Board, the Village Board of Trustees and held office as the Village of Gilbertsville deputy mayor.
He owned Lake Clear Wabbler Co., where he manufactured award-winning fishing lures that were sold on a world-wide platform.
He was a Red Sox fanatic and loved sports which he passed along to his children.
Tom also served as coordinator and coach for Gilbertsville's Youth Baseball Program for several years and was G-MUs 1994 varsity baseball coach.
He was an avid outdoorsman and he enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling with friends and family. Tom absolutely loved to cook, especially grilling, and he was great at it.
In his retirement, Tom took care of his family, rooted hard for the Red Sox and enjoyed spending time with his grandson.
He was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son.
He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Delaney; children, Samantha Delaney, Gregory (Tanya Barnes) Delaney and Matthew Delaney; grandson, Tanner Delaney; mother, Anita Delaney; sisters, Suzanne (Fred) Gilmore and Cathy Delaney; father-in-law, Kenneth Corwin; sister-in-law, Lorraine (Bob Pabst) Corwin; and brother-in-law, Marlin Corwin. He also leaves behind his beloved extended family and friends.
He is predeceased by his father, Thomas M. Delaney Sr.; mother-in-law, Aryle Corwin; uncles, Martin Delaney and John McDonald; aunts, Mary Wilcox and Priscilla Delaney; and cousin, Michael McDonald.
A private graveside service will be held in the spring with full military honors in Brookside Cemetery in Gilbertsville.
The family will host a separate celebration of life to be announced at a later date.
His family has entrusted his care to Johnston & Stanimer Funeral Home in Morris.
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Published on January 17, 2020


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Breslau Family
Jan 25, 2020
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Jan 18, 2020
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