Peter Muir Delo Jr.

May 7, 1943September 6, 2018

Pete Delo captained his final flight on September 6, 2018. Always in command he left quickly and with loved ones at his side.

He was born in Baltimore, MD, to his B-17 father, Pete Delo Sr. and Penelope Jamison. After the early death of his mother he attended St. Andrews boarding school in Middletown, DE. Following a year at Boston University he transferred to Colorado University (CU). Pete joined Phi Tau fraternity and met his wife, Sharon Otto Delo, his junior year. They married in 1965.

Pete learned to fly at Boulder Airport and enlisted in the Wyoming Air National Guard where he served as a line mechanic. After graduating CU in 1969 he was hired by United Airlines as a pilot. There he updated their training manuals and helped develop safety protocols for which he received many accolades and awards. He served his union (ALPA) as an accident investigator for the NTSB and was at Sioux City, IA; Colorado Springs, CO; and Shanksville, PA.

His interest included genealogical research, fishing, and cruise travel.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Julie and Amy Delo. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his son, Patrick Worth Delo and grandson, Connor Muir Delo. He is also survived by his stepmother, Agnes Kemp Delo and his brothers Kemp (Mary) and Steve (Debra) and his sister Howie.

Pete was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed.

A Celebration of Life to share memories and condolences will be held at Crist Mortuary 3395 Penrose Pl. on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 pm.

Donations may be made to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief, American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839, or plant a tree of your choice in his memory.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Delo family.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 6, 2018

Peter Muir Delo Jr.

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Brenda Baker

September 21, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. Pete was a good friend. I will miss him. I have very cherished memories of the times we shared. My health will not permit me to make it to his memorial service. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Otho

Sheryl Rogers

September 12, 2018

Dear Sharon,
I am so saddened to learn of Pete’s passing. I want you to know I am thinking of you and pray you have help getting through this difficult time.
Delta love and hugs,