David DeLay

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Feb 21, 1940
Departed on Jan 30, 2020

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On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Dr. David Michael DeLay, PhD, loving husband, passed away from respiratory failure at the age of 79. 

Born on February 21, 1940 in Cedar Rapids at Mercy Hospital.  Following his high school graduation, he enrolled at State University of Iowa, where he received a psychology degree in 1962 and then later attended Caltech for his PhD.  He worked as a US Marshall, Lockheed Martin and Nevada Department of Energy.

David’s passion was his “Ham” radio since high school. The call sign: WA6DCP are retired with his passing.  He enjoyed listening to Rush Limbaugh.  David was a Jesuit briefly in the 1960s.  Known for his compassionate spirit.

Later years were lived at Heritage Specialty Care and taken care of by wonderful staff, whom the family extends eternal gratitude.

He is survived by his wife, Dian, and stepchildren, Amara and Adam.

David was preceded by his parents, Marcus Matthew DeLay and Marjorie Mary Conley DeLay both of Cedar Rapids, and stepfather, Paul Reichle.

Donations are encouraged to any dementia or Alzheimer’s organization of your choice.