Stephen Arthur Delaney


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Stephen Arthur Delaney

Stephen Arthur “Steve” Delaney, 81, of Lynnwood, Washington, passed away on March 7, 2024, in Edmonds, Washington.

He was born on December 7, 1942, in Priest River, Idaho.

Steve moved to Lynnwood in 1949 with his three sisters and parents. He attended school in the Edmonds School District until joining the Navy in 1959.

Steve was a proud veteran, having served in the US Navy from 1960 to 1966. Most of his military time was spent in Hawaii and the Western Pacific on the Destroyer Escort Nicholas DD 449.

Following his military service, he worked at Boeing in manufacturing. Then he worked at Ballard Brass Foundry before becoming a mechanic for several private golf courses in King and Snohomish County.

In his free time, Steve enjoyed riding his Harley Sportster motorcycle, on trips with friends. He was known for his love of cats, motorcycles, and cherished his time spent with lifelong friends Robin Hickok and Fred Conner.

Steve is survived by his sisters Marcia Delaney, Lynnwood and Kathy (Eric) Meislahn, Edmonds. As well as Hunter “Chip” Hicks, nephews Perry (Misti) Hicks and Owen Hicks, Jourdanne Hewson, Annaleise Hicks, Jesse Mossman, Rylynn Hicks, and Addilyn Hewson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanne M. (Treat) and William E. Delaney, and his sister, Billie Anne (Delaney) Hicks.

A private inurnment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River, Idaho at a later date this spring, per Steve’s wishes.

May Stephen Arthur Delaney rest in peace, “Tin Can Sailor”

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2 Responses to “Stephen Arthur Delaney”

  • Diane Johnson says:

    What an amazing man! Such a huge part of our family. When I was a little girl I thought Steve had hung the moon and I would marry him someday…I didn’t lol but I did marry a man who is very much like him. I remember picking the cherries off the tree in his front yard and that he use to throw handfuls of change on the floor and watch me and my sisters scramble to pick up the change to keep. Steve use to tease me by responding “so” to everything I said to him and it would aggravate the heck out of me. This man has a special part of my heart. He will be missed.

  • Mary Ernst says:

    Steve, his sister Kathy and I would meet at the Alderwood Mall 7:30am and walk the 3 miles around the mall, window shop, then coffee at Starbucks.

    It was a great way to start the day. Steve always easy to talk to.l great sense of humor. I enjoyed his Harley and navy stories, what it takes to maintain a golf community coarse.

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