Fred DelveyJanuary 13, 1939 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 80)
Fred Delvey passed away quietly in his home in San Jose on October 9, 2019. Fred had Cancer and fought this disease quite vigorously until the Lord called him home and he left this earth.
Fred was born in Pacific Grove, California and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Pacific Grove High School in 1957. Following Graduation Fred enlisted in the Army and spent his tour of duty mostly in France, and later in Ethiopia.
Following his years in the Army Fred attended college at UC Berkeley where he majored in Economics with a Minor in Engineering. He spent his career working as a Software Engineer.
During the last 10 years before his retirement, Fred worked at Evergreen Valley Community College as an Alternate Media Specialist, working with Students with various Disabilities. His knowledge of computers and his calm quiet demeanor and compassion for others made Fred ideal in this position. His co-workers and the students he worked with all thought very highly of Fred. Fred would always go out of his way to help others.
In 1984 Fred married Josephine Cancilla. Fred and Josephine both loved the ocean and spent many vacations along the Coastal areas of California, especially in the town of Cambria. They always took one of their Australian Shepherds with them and enjoyed their many hikes together. Fred and Josephine celebrated 35 years of marriage on October 7, just two days before Fred passed away.
Fred is survived by his older brother Floyd who resides in St. Helena, California with his wife Hazel. Fred also leaves behind a niece, Alice Delvey Williams, and 2 nephews James Ernest Delvey, and Michael Floyd Delvey.
Services for Fred will be held at Darling & Fischer Mortuary, 471 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, on Sunday October 20th from 4 – 8 pm with a Rosary Virgil at 7 pm. On Monday, October 21, there will be a Mass at 11 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 5111 San Felipe Road, San Jose. This will be following by a Burial Service at the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara. Following the Services, Fred’s family and friends will gather at the Villages Bistro, in San Jose, for a Luncheon and Celebration of Life.
Fred was loved and will be missed by many. May he Rest in Peace!
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Australian Shepherd Health and Genetics Institute (ASHGI), 1338 Trouville Ave.
Grover Beach, CA 93433; or to: Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc. (ARPH) P.O. Box 5305, New Castle, PA 16105.