Friday, September 16, 2005

OBT: Dr. Gordon Delaney

I am just now finding out about this. I coached or taught all of Doc's kids at one time or another. He was one of our team doctors and gave the kids physicals for next to nothing every year. He was a wonderful man. I'm tired of time passing. I want everything to just freeze in place . . .

Dr. R. Gordon Delaney
Obituary, The Daily Times, Published September 16, 2005

COLORADO — Randall Gordon Delaney, 66, of Kerrville, passed away Monday, September 12, 2005.

He was born August 5, 1939, in East Chicago, Indiana, to George and Hildreth Delaney. His parents moved to Pasadena, Texas, soon after his birth and he lived there until graduation from Pasadena High School in 1957. Dr. Delaney graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1961 and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas, in 1965. Shortly after graduating from medical school, Gordon married Linda Edwards of Galveston on June 12, 1965. He served his internship at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California, and his residency in otolaryngology at Baylor Medical School in Houston and Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Delaney was a decorated Vietnam veteran, having served as an ENT surgeon in the Army Medical Corps and at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He practiced ENT in Kerrville, Texas, from 1972 until his retirement in 2000.

Dr. Delaney was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville, and was a member of the Worship Committee.

Gordon was a man of many talents and especially loved singing with the Morris Beachy Singers of Austin, Texas. He served many years in numerous churches in Texas as a choir member, soloist and minister of music.

Among the many hobbies Gordon enjoyed were woodworking, hunting and fishing in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. After his retirement, he especially loved traveling with his wife, Linda, and his dog, Triskal, in their RV.

Dr. Delaney is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda, of Kerrville; three sons, Scott Bradley and his wife, Jenny, of Philadelphia, PA, Rhett Gordon and his wife, Jennifer, of The Woodlands, TX, and Mark Edward of Austin, TX; one brother, George J. (Jerry) Delaney and his wife, Diane, of Houston, TX; and four grandchildren, Bradley, Brynne, Ashlee and Grayson.

A visitation will be held Friday, September 16, 2005, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005, at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Buran F. Phillips. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the R. Gordon Delaney Memorial Fund at United Heritage Credit Union, 12208 N. MoPac, Austin, TX 78758, Attention: Nichole Postelle, proceeds to benefit the surgical unit at the new Sid Peterson Hospital in Kerrville, TX, or the church of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

Kerrville doctor dies in Colorado accident
From staff reports, The Daily Times, Published September 14, 2005

A 66-year-old doctor from Kerrville was killed Monday afternoon in an accident in Colorado. Randall Gordon Delaney, who retired from private practice about five years ago, was the sole occupant of a 1989 Jeep Wrangler that left the highway in Rio Grande County, Colo.

According to a Colorado State Patrol report, Delaney was southbound on Colorado 149 when his vehicle drifted off the side of the road. When he attempted to get back on the pavement, the vehicle skidded and rolled one and a half times, ending up on its top. Delaney was partially ejected and pinned under the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:30 p.m.

Investigating officer Sgt. George Dingfelder noted Delaney wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and that neither drugs, alcohol nor speed were factors in the accident.

Indiana-born Delaney earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1965. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran, served in the Army Medical Corps and later lectured at summer medical study programs that Harvard Medical School sponsors at Colby College in Maine.

Delaney is survived by his wife, Linda, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville. He had lived in Kerrville since the early ’70s and was vacationing at a holiday home in Colorado at the time of his death.

Funeral arrangements for Delaney are pending at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.


At 9:40 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Gordon was my dear junior high school and high school friend. We shared many hours of school and church choir experiences. Gordon, Jerry were like brothers to me.

God be with Gordon.
Patti Whitmire Carlton


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