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George "Tommy" Delaney, 74 Print E-mail

George Thomas "Tommy" Delaney, 74, of Taylor Mill passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home.

Born on April 26, 1938, in Falmouth, to 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 and before that from 1960-1970, he worked for Butternut Bakery in sales and transportation. Tommy served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1956-1959 serving his tour of duty overseas, including Japan. Mr. Delaney was a former part-time bartender for Nielander's in Covington 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, and loved riverboat gambling, gardening, yard work, and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, Patricia Ann Upthegrove on March 23, 2012; sisters, Mary Catherine Hetterman,  Eleanor Gillespie and Dorothy Hesler; brothers, Frank Delaney and John E. Delaney;  and daughter, Kim Upthegrove Hellings.

Surviving are sons, Mark (Eileen) Delaney, Fishers, Ind., Jeff (Sandra) Delaney,  Hamilton, Ohio and Troy "Tate" Upthegrove Jr., Alexandria; daughters,  Tina Delaney Ruffin, Erlanger,  Terri Delaney, Seven Fields, Pa., Kathy Delaney Jones, Taylor Mill, Tara Upthegrove (Jerry) Orth, Alexandria and Tammy Upthegrove (Jay) Schweitzer, Cynthiana;  sisters,  Alma Delaney Crawford, Geneva Delaney Habermehl, Joan Delaney Faulkner, all of Falmouth and Patricia Delaney Sellers, Vicksburg, Mich.; brother, Joe Paul Delaney, Falmouth; 22 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren (with one due in June); and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Alexandria with Mass of Christian Burial  immediately following, with Father Joseph Gallenstein officiating. A memorial gathering  will also be held for food and fellowship from 9-11:30 a.m. in the undercroft before the services. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, is serving the family.

Interment will take place following the mass at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth, with full military honors by the Hardin-Browning Post #109 and escort by the Patriot Guard Riders.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.

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