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Russell C. Delosier Jr., MSG USAF Retired, 87, of Milford, Del., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, surrounded by his family and friends.

Russell was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Baltimore, Md., the eldest son of the late Russell C. Sr. and Alice L. Delosier. He was raised and attended schools in Sunbury, Pa. Having enlisted in the Air Force on Nov. 4, 1947, he served his country proudly for 20 years before retiring in November 1967. His tours of duty included foreign assignments in Japan, Germany, France, and Korea as well as various state side assignments.

Upon retirement, he was employed for many years by F. N. Webster & Co. of Milford and Rehoboth Beach, Del.
He was currently a member of the Masonic Lodge 86 of Wichita, Kan.; a Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of Milford, Lodge 2401 of which he held various offices at the national, state, and local levels.
In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, fishing, reading and listening to country music.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy "Dot"; son, Russell Carl; brothers, Donnie G. Delosier and Joseph B. Delosier; parents, Russell C. Sr. and Alice L. Delosier; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and John Brininger; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen Mae and Robert Tull.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan K. Holston and her husband Gary; granddaughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Holston; great-granddaughter, Keilani Holston; daughter-in-law, Michelle "Shelly" Delosier; grandsons, Chase and Robby Delosier; great-grandsons, Cash and Chance Delosier; brother, William Foster Delosier and his wife Linda; sister-in-laws, Linda Delosier and Norma Pennington; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford where an Elk services will be held at noon, followed by a memorial service.
Interment with military honors will be at Henlopen Memorial Park, Rt. 1, south of Milton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, #205, New Castle, DE 19720.

Letters of condolence may be sent and shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.
Published on October 3, 2017
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