Edwin Harold Delo, 88, of Saegertown died on April 28, 2022. Edwin was born October 9, 1933, in New Richmond the son of Harold and Velma Burchard Delo. He graduated from Saegertown High School with the class of 1951. A Korean War veteran, Edwin served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK. He returned to Pennsylvania and was employed for over thirty-nine years as a chemist and quality control manager at Lord Corp, Saegertown, retiring in 1996. Edwin also maintained his farm property in Saegertown for over 40 years where he lived until a recent move to Inn at Summit Trail in Reynoldsburg, OH.
Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and Harold Delo, and his beautiful wife, Jo Rheta Dugan Delo, in 1986.
He is survived by their three children, David (Kathy) Delo of Ambridge, PA; Laura (Dan Black) Delo of Lynchburg, VA; and Rebecca (Crystal Shreve) Delo of Pickerington, OH. He was Papa to 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Micah (Emilie) Delo; Aaron (Brenda) Delo; Natalie Covalt; Zachary (Maura) Delo; and Benjamin, Evan and Josephine Black; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday, May 9, 2022, from 12-2 pm. The funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Private interment to follow at Venango Cemetery.
Edwin’s family wishes to thank the many neighbors and friends who made it possible to continue his independent life at his home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to any of Edwin’s recent care teams from Visiting Nurses of Meadville, Crawford County Hospice, and Capital City Hospice (Columbus, OH).
David, Becky Laurie and families I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad Ed was at home that he loved for so long.