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Paul Delano

May 5, 1934March 15, 2021

DELANO- Paul W. passed away peacefully March 15, 2021. Born May 5, 1934 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada to the late Willis and Margaret Delano; beloved husband of 33 years to Dorothy Jean Delano (nee Reese); loving father of Diane (Bruce Buchanan) Delano, Burlington, Ontario, Janet Delano, St. Catharines, Ontario, Christopher Delano, St. Catharines, Ontario, Paula (Marty Walker) Delano, St. Catharines, Ontario, James (Joanne Harris) Turner, West Seneca, Lori (David) Turner Coons, Moorpark, CA, Sharon (Mark) Kobel, North Tonawanda; cherished grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; survived by many nieces and nephews. Paul grew up in Canada, but when he met Dorothy at a singles dance, he married her and followed her back to her hometown of Buffalo where he resided for 30 years. He was an avid woodcarver and belonged to the Southtowns Wood Carvers. His other hobbies included bowling at Wimbledon Lanes, writing fiction, and volunteering as a set builder for the Aurora Players. He worked for General Motors of Canada for 31 years as a Sheet Metal Worker. He will be truly missed by all. The family will host a Celebration of Life to honor Paul at a later date. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca or Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 665 Elm St., Buffalo. Online condolences may be shared at


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Jim Zych

March 29, 2021

Uncle Paul was always warm and welcome to my family and me, and that was much appreciated. Our condolences to all, Jim Zych & family.

Audrey Stiles

March 23, 2021

Paul was one of the greatest man I knew He was always giving another mile when ever you ask for anything Loved to play cards with him and Drothy Sure will miss Him. So glad He is home with His Lord now No more pain or suffering Stay strong Dorothy I am praying for peace for you in the coming days. Audrey Stiles

John and Vera de Laat

March 19, 2021

I Remember Paul going back to the late fifties. For a while we worked for the same company. At coffee time Paul would call out in a Dutch dialect "ut woater koakd" meaning " the water is boiling" its coffee time. As a group, we had a lot of good times, going to dances and played a lot of bridge. Unfortunately we lost touch with one another. Our condolences to all his children and family

Saskia Delano

March 18, 2021

Dorothy, Diane, Janet, Chris, Paula and families. I'm so sorry for the loss of Paul. He was a great man and will be truly missed. Know I am thinking of all of you and share in your grief. With all my love and hugs to everyone.