Gerald K. Delles, 88, formerly of Gardnerville Road, passed away Thursday evening at Carthage Area Hospital where he had been a patient since November 16, 2010.
Born August 20, 1922 in Philadelphia, NY, the son of the late Victor and Eva Arnold Delles. He was educated in the Philadelphia schools and later married Virginia Fleming November 27, 1941 at the Philadelphia Methodist Church with the Rev. A.L. Strauss officiating. Mrs. Delles died December 24, 2001.
Mr. Delles operated his family's farm on Gardnerville Road for many years and was also self-employed with a trucking business.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Stephen and Sondra, Lexington, KY and Wallace and Detra, Philadelphia; two daughters and their husbands, Trudy and Walter VanTassel, Watertown, and Starr and Joseph Chamberlain, Evans Mills; one brother, Lloyd, Philadelphia; fourteen grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Virginia 12-24-01; two daughters, Mrs. Philip (Nancy) Willix 8-4-96, and Mrs. John (Jill) Farrell 5-14-89; three sisters, Dorothy Schneider, Edna Backus, and Vivian Myers; two brothers, Leonard and Victor Jr.; and one grandson, Cory Farrell 7-18-97.
Mr. Delles was a member of Odd Fellows and the Philadelphia Senior Citizens. He was formerly active in several bowling leagues and enjoyed hunting, baseball, 4-wheelers, gardening, working on his saw mill, and races at the Evans Mills Speedway.
There will be a gathering at 10 am Tuesday at the Philadelphia Methodist Church and a funeral service following at 11 am with Rev. David Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium. Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa.
Donations may be made in his name to the Philadelphia Methodist Church.
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