Delbert Ike P. DeLong Jr.

August 24, 1940April 10, 2014
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“Ike”, beloved husband, son, brother, father, uncle, grandpa and great-grandpa passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was born on August 24, 1940 in Nelsonville, OH to the late, Delbert Sr. and Sylvia DeLong. Also preceding him in death is his sister, Mary DeLong (January 2014); mother-in-law, Christine Dorton (May 2013); 2 brother-in-laws and a nephew. Delbert is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Beverly (McDonald) DeLong; sisters, Patti (John) Cox Sr. and Diana Ransdell; children, Victoria McAuliffe, Kimberley (Don) Kidd, Robert (Sharry) Bucholz, Joseph (Donna) Bucholz, Sandra Bucholz, Marcia (David) Dyer, Priscilla DeLong(Tony Cole); 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sandra McDonald as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many, many cousins. He graduated from Wilbur Wright High School. Delbert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing the guitar. He loved going to horse races and casinos, but most of all loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Family will receive guests from 9am-10am on Wednesday, April 16 at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, 508 East Linden Ave Miamisburg, Ohio 45342, followed by the funeral service at 10am. Interment will be in the Veterans Association Cemetery, Dayton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Assoc. 5211 Madison Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 or the American Diabetes Assoc. 4555 Lake Forest Dr. Suite 396 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242, in memory of Delbert. Personal condolences may be left for his family at or by “liking” Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home on Facebook.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Delbert Ike P. DeLong Jr.

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April 17, 2014

Joe and family you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Brewer

April 16, 2014

Tooughts and prayers for family and friends enjoyed working with Ike for 23 years at dayton press Jerry Bell

American Heart Association

April 16, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

April 15, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Bessie Clark

April 15, 2014

It's been so long since we were at PJM Charter. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Paula Vincent

April 15, 2014

May the strength of God's love and peace be with this family and my prayers are with you, also.
Peggy E. Jones (GE Aviation)

April 15, 2014

We'll miss you Del!
Big hugs,

Pam Campbell

April 13, 2014

So sorry to hear about Ike's passing he will be greatly missed.
We send our sympathies,
Pam and David Campbell
Tonya and Ron and Conner