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🇺🇸 William Lewis Delker, 86 – Decorated US Navy Veteran

William Lewis Delker, 86, of Tamaqua, formerly of Wadesville died Wednesday September 16, 2020, at LVHN – East, Pottsville.

Born in St. Clair, July 14, 1934, He was a son of the late Edward and Alma (Reese) Delker.

He was a graduate of St. Clair High School, Class of 1952.

William served in the US Navy MCB6 – Seabees from 1953-1957 during the Korean War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal and China Service Medal.

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He retired as an Electrician from Rockwell International, Wyomissing.

He was a very active, faithful member of the Pottsville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Edward Delker; sister Joan Marie Delker, both as children.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years Viola (Hale) Delker; 3 daughters Lori Koch and her husband Brian of Tamaqua; daughter Beth Gomberg and her husband Chip of Apopka, FL; daughter Susan John and her husband Robert of Conyngham; Grandchildren Samantha Koch; Hannah, Jarod and Jacob Gomberg; Robbie, Abbey and Ashley John; Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Funeral Services were held Monday from Pottsville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 284 Industrial Park Rd. PO Box 37, Pottsville, PA 17901 with Rev. Alex Dubee officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pottsville SDA Memorial Fund at the above address or a charity of your choice. Burial with military honors will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, St. Clair.

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