Gerald Delves

Gerald K. Delves

Saturday, March 15th, 1924 - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Gerald K. Delves (Gerry, Uncle Gerald) passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 at his Peace Village home, in Palos Park, Illinois.

Born in Chicago to Clarence and Marie Delves on March 15, 1924, Gerry was very much the Renaissance man: teenage carpenter and entrepreneur, high school valedictorian, WWII supply Sergeant in Europe, University of Chicago graduate, paint chemist, computer programmer, cattle ranch owner, company president, world adventure traveler, dedicated leader of church youth programs, and especially tutor in math and science to hundreds of grateful kids over many decades. And Gerry had fun; whether on horseback, or river raft, or exploring the jungles of the Yucatan. But Gerry was never really about Gerry; he was always interested in others. Just two days shy of 95, he was still a young man at heart, because he always surrounded himself with young people and made it his life mission to help them find their way. And hundreds did.

Gerry is preceded in death by his brother Gene (Sue) and survived by nephews Don (Denise) and Bob (Jenny) and niece Sarah (Ed), and seven grand-nieces/nephews; and those hundreds. Way to go Gerry, you did it your way! A life well lived.

A Celebration of Gerry’s life will take place on Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 AM at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 South 51st Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL., followed immediately by lunch and fellowship at the Church. Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400
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    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ
    9411 S. 51st Avenue
    OAK LAWN, IL 60453
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F. Smith

Posted at 02:12pm
To the family of Mr. Gerald Delves:

I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your dear loved one. When someone you love dies, it is only natural that you would want to see them again. What joy to know that the Bible promises that a reunion with your loved one is possible right here on earth under peaceful conditions. It states at Acts 24:15 that there will be a resurrection of those who have died. Jehovah God, the Creator of life, has not only the power but also the desire to resurrect those who are in his memory. And Jesus Christ himself said at John 5:28,29 that the time is coming when all those in their graves will hear his voice and come out. After Jehovah restores the earth back into the paradise that he originally created it to be, Mr. Delves will have the prospect of living in perfect health and never having to grow old or die again.

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