Donald P. Delaney
Donald P. Delaney, 78, formerly of County Highway 107, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday morning, March 23, 2021, at the home of his daughter in Broadalbin.
He was born in Schenectady on January 13, 1943, a son of Mark and Alice Marx Delaney and was a 1961 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. Don was a 1965 graduate of Siena College and later obtained his master’s degree from SUNY at Oneonta. He honorably served in the United States Army.
Mr. Delaney was a teacher at Broadalbin-Perth Central School for twenty eight years before retiring in 1998. Additionally, he worked at Liberty Enterprises as a direct support professional for many years. He loved teaching and laughing with his students. Mr. Delaney was a proud supporter of Scholastic books, boasting the biggest library in the school that he donated back to school when he retired.
Don enjoyed engaging in conversation and debating with anyone. He was always looking to learn as much as he could, and he especially loved history.
Don loved tennis from an early age and taught himself to play. It was something he shared with his daughter as they spent many hours playing and watching tennis together. He appreciated several other sports as well, including basketball, football and baseball. Don was an avid fan of Siena basketball, attending many games at the ARC and then at the Times Union Center, and for much of his life he was a devoted Pittsburgh Pirates fan.
Don was a great athlete and was very competitive, often playing in tennis tournaments and participating in multiple events in the Empire State Senior Games. He spent much of his free time at the Duanesburg Community Center working out and playing pickleball in his later years. He also bowled in several leagues at Imperial Lanes in Amsterdam.
Don loved more than anything spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandson, Logan. He never stopped talking about him and even in his later days smiled whenever he walked into the room.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Delaney; and a sister, Diane Krenzer.
Survivors include his daughter, Alison (Carl) Aery of Broadalbin; a brother, Mark (Ann) Delaney of Hughsonville; a grandson, Logan Aery; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street), Johnstown. A memorial prayer service will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jun Segura, officiating. In accordance with current health guidelines, facial coverings and social distancing are required. Full military honors and final burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.