Delmonte  I. "Del" Darby

Obituary for Delmonte I. "Del" Darby

January 25, 1928 - October 31, 2019
Aurora, Illinois | Age 91


Delmonte was born in Yorkville, IL on January 25, 1928 and died October 31, 2019, at the age of 91. Delmonte lived briefly in Huntley, and lived in Aurora since the 1930's.

Delmonte enjoyed singing in the choir at Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church, where he attended since the age of 2, making him one of the oldest and longest attending members. Delmonte worked for Gem Oil, driving a tanker wagon distributing Phillips Petroleum for 30+ years. He then worked for West Aurora School District; first as a bus driver, then delivering mail and supplies until his retirement in 1994. Delmonte enjoyed volunteering at Dreyer Medical's Helping Hands and was a member of the Kiwanis Club. Delmonte loved spending time at Kelly Lake, WI, watching his family and friends enjoy what he helped create.

He is survived by his 5 children, Del, Edward (Judi Norch), Alan (Anita Mollison), Bruce (Chris Clemens), and Kenneth (Dianne Thomas). Delmonte is also survived by his 8 grandchildren: Amanda, Kye, Joseph, Tyler, Nathanial, Allison, Drew, and Nash; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces Merry Strauss, Pat List, and Sandra August; sister- and brother-in-laws Ruthann (Don) Bloom and Pam (Bill) McGill.

He is predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Sue, his parents Ira and Magdalena, and sisters Marge and Doris.

Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the start of the memorial service at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday November 9, 2019 at Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church, 2200 Ridge Av., Aurora.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelly Lake Advancement Association for the conservation of the lake Delmonte loved so much. Donations can be sent to KLAA, 214 Bevier Place, Aurora, IL 60505.

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  • In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to KLAA, 214 Bevier Place, Aurora, IL 60505.

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