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Herbert Claude Delia ’53

Published in Dec. 17, 1997, issue

With sadness we have just learned that Herb D'Elia died June 19, 1986, in Pasadena, Calif. Herb was born in Milford, Mass., and prepared at St. Mark's. Freshman year he roomed with St. Mark's classmate Stuyve Pell. Stuyve remembers that Herb was a gifted trumpet player. "He was a wizard on the instrument and could really make it sing," Stuyve recalls. Sophomore year Herb roomed with R. Herbert and joined Elm Club. He left the university at the end of sophomore year to join the Army.

After fulfilling his military duties, Herb completed his education at Clark U. in Worcester, Mass. He taught high school English, math, and golf for several years. He retired from teaching in 1970 to manage his wholesale/retail business. Finally, tiring of snow and ice, Herb relocated to California in 1984.

We regret that we did not hear from Herb in later years. Our condolences go to Herb's wife, Marge; mother, Rose; son, Timothy; daughters, Judith and Mimi; and the four D'Elia grandchildren. Sympathy may be expressed by contributing to "Class of '53 Memorial Scholarship," c/o Class Treas. Frederick E. Crispin, 3 Cedarbrook Terr., Princeton, NJ 08540.

The Class of 1953

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