Remembering Del Loder

September 19, 1928 – November 10, 2019

Virtual Longhouse Memorial

10:00 a.m. PDT

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

Service Link

Whole channel

“All purpose link” The channel has a nice home page that highlights BOTH the Apr 24 event, and the Del Stories playlist of videos (when we publish some), as well as just a list of all that we’ve uploaded. 

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Main Event

“Apr 24 showtime” – this is where you go to watch the Memorial on April 24th at 10am or thereafter. 

Del Loder Stories

“Just the stories please” – the playlist of pre-event stories “Memories and stories shared among Del’s Friends”

“Call for Videos”

“We want your video” This is the video that tells folks we want their video stories and how to submit one. 


Friends – it is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we let you know that Del has come to the end of his life’s journey. On Sunday, November 10th of 2019, he died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, in the company of some who loved him.

We had so hoped to gather in person to remember Del together. But he always paid attention to the safety of others and what it meant to be a good citizen. Following his example, we have decided that gathering in the Longhouse he loved to remember him is a risk to society that he would discourage.

But if we have learned anything this year, it is how to be together apart. Zoom, which used to be the sound children made when playing with toy cars, is now a part of our everyday lives. Del, television pioneer that he was, would have enjoyed having his memorial conducted on the very latest technology. The man who worked at King TV, when TV was a novelty, will be honored on the latest technology.

So we invite you to join us for a virtual memorial service on Saturday, April 24th of 2021 at 10:00 a.m Pacific.

Hear and Tell stories of Del

We are ready to see and share your videos of time with Del. You can record a video on a phone or other device and email to Frank Long at . Read this video page for some guidelines on how to record a great video that honor’s Del’s memory.

  • Truly Missed

    April 13, 2021 by

    I have had the honor and privilege of meeting Del over twenty years ago while attending the Aurora District Roundtables. A few years later I was serving as the Aurora District Chairman and had the good fortune to have Del as my District Commissioner. During that time we became good friends and I started to… Read more

  • Cousin Connection

    April 7, 2021 by

    Del take me on my 14th birthday to see the movie Tora Tora Tora about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. And he took me out on my 15th birthday to the Snoqualmie Lodge restaurant for breakfast and later that day he took me to see see the movie 2001 Space Odyssey. He was my… Read more

  • On my honor

    April 7, 2021 by

    I first met Del in 1954 when I was the O/A Lodge Secretary and have been friends with Del for the past 60+ years. Del lived up to the first 8 words of the Scout Oath “On my honor I will do my best” and he always did his best. Del was dedicated to the… Read more

  • Wide and deep impact

    March 19, 2021 by

    It is difficult to narrow memories with Del to just one or two since we have known and worked together for many years. My time with BSA is marked with associations with many great and generous people–I know them as Scouters. They are generous with their time, talent and treasure and follow role models like… Read more

  • Guiding light

    March 7, 2021 by

    I had the honor of having my DSA presented to me by Del, and cherish knowing Del as a friend, mentor and inspiration for so many years. His spirit and guiding light will continue to lead us. – Brad Harris

  • Overwhelming memories

    March 7, 2021 by

    I met Del when I was 14, over 60 years ago (it seems unreal to say that!) He was a friend, mentor, Explorer post advisor, teacher, confidant, and so much more. Even though he has been gone for several months now, the memories still overwhelm me. I am thankful to have had him in my… Read more

  • Job Well Done

    March 7, 2021 by

    It was privilege to know Del Loder. He was fully dedicated to the principles of Scouting and WWW. Rest In Peace. Job well done. – Douglas Withers

  • Six words

    February 27, 2021 by

    Cheerfulness inspiring fellowship. Principled and true. -Scott Beckett

  • Greatest of All Time

    February 20, 2021 by

    Del was the GOAT for many years when you wanted ceremonies questions answered or anything OA. Great man to talk to and a great servant leader. RIP Del. Your job on earth is finished. – Jeffrey Ansley

  • Tough but great teacher

    February 19, 2021 by

    When I was a youth I dreaded having Del show up at Conclave as he always judged the Ceremonies Competition. No matter how much you worked on your skills the perception was that he was never satisfied and one could never do anything he liked. Years later I came to realize that Del was always… Read more

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