Austin H. DeLaney of Port Jervis, N.Y., dies at age 90


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Austin H. DeLaney of Port Jervis, N.Y., died on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, N.Y. He was 90.

Son of the late Austin and Edna Hayes DeLaney, He was born on April 1, 1927 in Port Jervis.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy from 1944-1964.

He married Madeline Amato DeLaney, who pre-deceased him July 2, 1999.

Survivors include his son, Michael DeLaney, and his wife, Olivia of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters, Kathleen Cardillo and her husband, Michael, of Utica, N.Y., and Josie Fairbrother and her husband, Paul, of Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, who knew him as "Poppy Meatball," Theresa West and her husband, Eddie, Michelle Maier and her husband, Chris, Laura Fairbrother and her fiancé, Jared, and Kelly Fairbrother; great-granddaughter, Annabelle; sister-in-law, Josephine King; brothers-in-law, Michael Amato and his wife, Henrietta, and Joseph Amato; and several nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his son Patrick DeLaney, sister Lenore Foster, and nephews Regis Foster and Thomas King.

He retired from the Navy after 20 years of dedicated service. He had a strong work ethic, usually working two different jobs at the same time. He continued working full time for the New York State Division of Youth at the Otisville State Correctional Facility. He was also employed as a school bus driver for the Port Jervis School District. He will always be remembered as a very kind and giving man.

He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Port Jervis; Tri-Sate Naval Ship #7241, Port Jervis; the Naval Helicopters Veterans Association; Roosa-Fleming VFW Post #161, Port Jervis; the Marsch-Kellogg American Legion Post 139, Milford; and the Port Jervis Lodge of Elks, #645 B.P.O.E.

Visitation was held Oct. 25 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis, followed by an Elks memorial service. Prayers were offered Oct. 26 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Matthew Newcomb was the celebrant. Interment was followed with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas. 66675-8517.
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