Frank T. Delia
Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:03 am  

Frank T. Delia passed away peacefully at Brandywine Estates in Moorestown, N.J. on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Frank was raised in Bristol, Pa. and attended Bristol High School. He attended Rutgers University in the 1970s.

Frank was married for 38 years to the late Janice L. (Girton) Delia and they lived happily in Beverly, N.J. In their retirement years, Frank and Janice enjoyed extensive travel throughout the United States.

Frank was a professional drummer in the 1950s-60s, and toured throughout the U.S. and Canada. On one memorable tour, Frank sat in with the Duke Ellington Band for a set in Las Vegas.

Frank was employed as a Purchasing Agent for Barker Williamson and McGuire Air Force Base.

In his spare time, he passed along his love of drumming as a drum instructor in the 1960s, at Premiere Music on Mill Street in Bristol.

Frank is survived by his daughters, Madeline M. Delia of Mount Vernon, Wash., Lisa A. Marshall and her husband, David, of McClearly, Wash., Claudia Delia Palmer and her husband, Russell, of Dover, Mass., and a granddaughter, Hallie. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Anne Delia of Bristol and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, July 8, at the Molden Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service, 133 Otter Street, Bristol, Pa., where a funeral ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Interment will be held privately at Bristol Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

To post photos, share a memory, or send an online condolence, please visit the funeral home's web site below. Molden Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service,


Janice L. Girton Delia, of Beverly, N.J., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Capital Health in Trenton, N.J. She was 81.
Born in Croydon, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Irma Girton. She had been a resident of Beverly, N.J. since 1954.
Janice was a graduate of Bristol High School and prior to her retirement worked for Rohm and Haas in Bristol for 45 years. She had been a volunteer for the Burlington County Library at the Beverly Branch. She was a Civil War Enthusiast and she also traveled extensively throughout the Western U.S. and had an interest in American Indian Culture.

She is survived by her husband, Frank T. Delia; three step daughters, Madeline Delia, Lisa Marshall (Dave), and Claudia Palmer (Russell); a step granddaughter, Hallie Palmer; two nieces, Mary Gilardi (Joe), and Elizabeth Brennan (Rich); her nephews, Charles Cialella and Thomas Delia (Alicia); and her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Delia.

Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 23, at the Molden Funeral Chapel Inc., 133 Otter St., Bristol, Pa. Interment is private.

To sign the online guestbook or send a condolence visit the web address listed below. Molden Funeral Chapel Inc.

never had the opportunity to meet this gentleman. he mailed these pix to me 8.18.11
"Great Photos Enclosed" on the envelope.

exchanged e-mails [] after he had posted some comments on the Grundy Commons facebook page.
asked why he didn't use Delia.... "long story" was the answer. 
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