Happy F. Delin, 66, surrounded by family and friends, passed away at Robinson Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 24, 2014.
He was born in Ravenna, Ohio on November 29, 1947 to the late Hallie and Grace (Ward) Delin. Hap attended Immaculate Conception School and Ravenna High School where he was a basketball standout. He graduated from Marietta College on a basketball scholarship. Happy worked at Delta Systems in Streetsboro, as a material handler, until his recent retirement in 2013. Hap had operated Hal's Floors for many years on East Main Street in Ravenna. He also worked as an electronics assembler at Western Reserve in Twinsburg. Happy was an avid golfer and bowler where he won many certificates, trophies and awards for his efforts. His favorite past times were watching sports and eating Guido's pizzas. His wonderful gentle spirit and kindness will be missed by all his family, friends and work colleagues.
He is survived by siblings: Nancy (James) Bachtel and David (Barbara) Delin of Ravenna. Surviving also are his nieces: Vicki (Gary) Smith, Cindy (Kenneth) Swift, Debra (John) Houck, Debbie (Daniel) Dobrilovic, Tammie (Ralph) Reaser, Penny (William) Englehart, Kandy Kunze and Richard Brotherton, Merry Lou (Anthony) Gray, Tracy (Donald) Moore, Hallie (Gary) Benden and nephews: James (Theresa) Bachtel and Shane (Mary Jo) Delin along with 29 great- nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and niece Terri Bachtel.
Private family services will be held at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, Oh. 44266. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.Wood-Kortright-Borkoski.com
Thank you to special friends Tom and Donna and Floyd and Lorene McMarlin.
The family requests that memorial contributions can be made in Happy's name to the American Cancer Society and call 1-800-227-2345 to do so.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436 R-C 1-27-14)