Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home

1100 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette, IL


Robert O. Delaney

September 5, 1925December 16, 2019

Robert O. Delaney, "Red", 94. Beloved husband of the late Mary Quinn Delaney (née Ellis); devoted father of Mary Quinn (Wayne Jordan) Delaney, Sarah Delaney, Robert Jr. (Jill) Delaney, and Anne Delaney; cherished grandfather of Doug and Sam Jordan, Giulio (Carol), Frances, and Charles Caperchi, Robert, Bradley (Alexandra), Chelsea, and Chad Delaney, and William and Malcolm Staso; proud great-grandfather of Rhea, Makai, Arianna, and Mina; dear brother of the late James, Jean, and Nancy; caring uncle and great-uncle of many; will be deeply missed by girlfriend Nancy Greenebaum and her entire family. Bob served as a WWII Marine in the Pacific Theater and was a graduate of Harvard University. He worked for over 50 years at McMaster Carr Supply, a Chicago based company. He was a true lover and supporter of the Chicago arts. An avid sports fan, Bob specifically followed the White Sox and Northwestern basketball. He served on the Evanston and Henrotin Hospital Boards. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evanston Hospital, the Art Institute of Chicago, or the charity of your choice. For info: 847-251-8200


24 January

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Church of the Holy Comforter

222 Kenilworth Ave.
Kenilworth, IL 60043


Robert O. Delaney

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Duncan Judson

January 23, 2020

I grew up with Bob and Anne in Winnetka. Mr. Delaney coached me in youth baseball at Skokie play field. He was a member at Indian Hill CC and knew my father, Bob Judson. They shared friends like Clint Abbott, Art Dole, Charles Smith and more. I spent much time at his homes and the last time I was with Mr. Delaney was at a Northwestern basketball game two years ago. He was a great father of a great friend and college roommate. Hope he is able to play the ponies in Heaven!

Donna Cleland

January 3, 2020

I had been cutting Bob's full head of (mostly still red) hair only for this past year, yet we became fast friends. He was so full of life, we discussed movies, and politics, kids, grand kids, and food. I was so impressed by his eagerness to stay curious, and his desire to always learn something new. He was the most engaging, interesting, kind, and gentle 94 yr. old person that I've ever known. He brought a big smile to my face whenever he was sitting in my chair. I will truly, and already do, miss him a lot ! I feel privileged to have known him, albeit briefly.
Donna Wantuch-Cleland
Scissors Edge Salon, Winnetka