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Monday, 07 December 2020 15:11

Ernest Warren Delaney

Ernest Warren Delaney, 88, passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 4. He joins his beloved wife of 60 years, Ernestine, in the arms of the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Loreta Delaney, and brothers Robert Delaney and Harry Frazier. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Kinney, and her husband Chuck, and grandsons Brian and David Kinney. He is also survived by his nephew, Le Frazier, and his wife Gabby. Warren retired to the Richmond area after 32 years with Ingersoll Rand to be near his daughter and her family. He and his wife enjoyed many years of active retirement with involvement with their church, Staples Mill Road Baptist, and travels. Warren was also active with the American Red Cross, including serving at the 9/11 site and in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. A graveside service will be held at Bethel Church Cemetery in Alberta, VA, on Dec. 10 at 2pm. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Red Cross, 2825 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA, 23294.
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  • Comment Link Adam Nuckols Sunday, 20 December 2020 09:05 posted by Adam Nuckols

    Mr. Warren will be sincerely missed. We were a part of the same church for the past five years and I was always encouraged by his deep love for Jesus and love for the church. I am so thankful to have known him.

  • Comment Link Kim Leffler Thursday, 10 December 2020 17:51 posted by Kim Leffler

    I am so very saddened to learn of Warren's passing. He and I worked together at the Red Cross for many years in local and national disasters. Warren embodied compassion, good humor, and patience - three vital personality requirements for volunteer assignments. No matter what the situation, Warren stepped up, did what was necessary, and didn't quit until the job was complete. If someone else needed help, Warren was right there. He was such a nice man. Warren was one of those people whose face lights up when he smiles. Heaven is a bit brighter with him there.

  • Comment Link Heath Rada Tuesday, 08 December 2020 22:37 posted by Heath Rada

    Warren was the consummate model of someone who gives of himself to others. My 12 years of working with him at the Red Cross provided me with an understanding of volunteers who give freely and unselfishly of their time. He was beloved by those he served, and by staff and volunteers alike.
    I also knew a number of his church friends, and know that his caregiving was a genuine reflection of his deep faith.
    “Well done good and faithful servant.“ Thank you for what you gave to us.

  • Comment Link Bill Harrison Tuesday, 08 December 2020 17:11 posted by Bill Harrison

    I add my voice to the chorus. I worked with Warren at the Red Cross and he was the ultimate gentleman indeed. My favorite Warren story was when we were both working at Ground Zero in N.Y. following the terrorist attacks of September 11. It was an unimaginable experience and after three weeks there I just wanted to come home. Then one day I was at a meeting and who is standing there but Warren Delaney. I went running across the room and bear hugged him. It happened so fast he did not know what was going on,. much less that it was me. I scared the life out of him. It was like seeing a friend when you really needed too.
    I will always remember this man with the greatest of respect. The greatest. He is in a very good place now. Where else would people such as Warren go?

  • Comment Link Marge Patterson Tuesday, 08 December 2020 16:54 posted by Marge Patterson

    I will surely miss having Warren in our church and life group. He and Ernestine were a joy to know and to count as friends and will be greatly missed. He loved his family and I pray that you take comfort in the memories and in knowing he is enjoying his home in heaven

  • Comment Link Jim Schillinger Tuesday, 08 December 2020 13:36 posted by Jim Schillinger

    I worked with Warren for number of years both in Richmond and on deployment. He was an amazing “Red Crosser “ and an outstanding and kind person.

  • Comment Link Paul Hundley Tuesday, 08 December 2020 12:22 posted by Paul Hundley

    Warren was, and will continue to be, one of my favorite people, volunteer and friend. When I started my career with the local Red Cross Chapter in Richmond VA in 1999 he was a constant support and always there to serve those in need. Not only did he become an accessory to ERV1098 but was also an intricate part of the then Transportation program and taught many of us the "right" way to serve others. I will always remember his laugh and willingness to go wherever the call required, whether in the middle of the night to a house fire, McGuire Veterans Hospital with a transportation client or across this country serving in Mass Care, feeding those hungry. Rest in peace Warren, you will be missed dearly by many.

  • Comment Link Perry Myers Tuesday, 08 December 2020 11:34 posted by Perry Myers

    Hi Kim - I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a good Christian man and I know he is now at peace up in heaven with your Mom who he missed so dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

  • Comment Link Amy Hostetler Tuesday, 08 December 2020 08:16 posted by Amy Hostetler

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of our neighbor, Warren. He and 'Tine were much beloved by their friends in Winterberry for their many kindnesses and thoughtfulness. He was very proud of his daughter and her family. We know they have many happy memories to cherish.

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