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 became aware of what a remarkable individual he was.
Del’s dedication and commitment to Scouting and what it represented in his life were impressive. As time went on his leadership and integrity and strength of character became even more apparent. It was almost as if the Scout oath and laws were written with him in mind.
Del’s amazing ability to recall experiences, names and events as well relate stories and be able to share with others the events that were always meaningful as well as significant. He had the incredible capability to do this and enrich the occasion or opportunity at the drop of the hat.
His selfless nature to extend advice and counsel others was recognized, highly valued and frequently sought. Del was truly admired and appreciated for his thoughtfulness , generosity to others, both in and out of his Scouting family.
Del was a wonderful friend, a remarkable Scouter, valued Mentor and a very important, special and caring person who touched the lives of so many others.
Del is truly missed……