April 26, 1938 - March 14, 2013
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George Thomas “Tommy” Delaney, 74, of Taylor Mill, KY, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home. Born on April 26, 1938, in Falmouth, KY, he was the son of the late John Franklin and Florine Velma Daugherty Delaney. From 1970-2000, he worked in sales and as a truck driver for Stanley Tranter, Norky, and Z & S Distributors. From 1960-1970, he worked for Butternut Bakery in sales and transportation. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1956-1959 serving his tour of duty overseas, including Japan. Formerly, he worked as a part-time bartender for Nielander’s in Covington, KY and Moreland’s in Sun Valley, KY, an employee of Eaton Oil Works, and an employee of the Kentucky State Police. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Alexandria, KY, and he loved riverboat gambling, gardening, yardwork, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Upthegrove on March 23, 2012; 3 sisters: Mary Catherine Hetterman, Eleanor Gillespie, and Dorothy Hesler; 2 brothers: Frank Delaney and John E. Delaney; and a daughter, Kim Upthegrove Hellings.
He is survived by 3 sons: Mark (Eileen) Delaney of Fishers, IN, Jeff (Sandra) Delaney of Hamilton, OH, and Troy “Tate” Upthegrove, Jr. of Alexandria, KY; 5 daughters: Tina Delaney Ruffin of Erlanger, KY, Terri Delaney of Seven Fields, PA, Kathy Delaney Jones of Taylor Mill, KY, Tara Upthegrove (Jerry) Orth of Alexandria, KY, and Tammy Upthegrove (Jay) Schweitzer of Cynthiana, KY; 4 sisters: Alma Delaney Crawford, Geneva Delaney Habermehl, and Joan Delaney Faulkner, all of Falmouth, KY and Patricia Delaney Sellers of Vicksburg, MI; 1 brother, Joe Paul Delaney of Falmouth, KY; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren (with one due in June); and a host of extended family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Alexandria, with Father Joseph Gallenstein officiating. A visitation will be held from 10-12 noon at the church with a memorial gathering for food and fellowship from 9-11:30 a.m. in the undercroft. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. following the mass in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth, with full military honors by the Hardin- Browning Post #109 and escort by the Patriot Guard Riders. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.