In Memory of



Obituary for Patrick Delavan

Patrick Nelson Delavan, 93, died Monday, 7 November 2022. Pat was born in Castlegate Utah to Gertrude Brennan Delavan and Henry Clark Delavan on 30 May 1929. He grew up in Trona California.
Pat enlisted in the Army in 1949. He served in various units, commanding from company through brigade level, located, L across the United States, Germany, Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia rising to the rank of Colonel before retiring in 1980. Following retirement from the Army, he worked with Kinder Care and Alabama’s Department of Emergency Management, finally retiring in 1993. A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, Pat’s military decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross - our nation’s 2d highest valor award, the Distinguished Flying Cross (1 OLC), the Bronze Star (w/V device 1 OLC), the Air Medal (16), the Purple Heart (6 OLC), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and Senior Army Aviator Badge.
Pat was predeceased by his parents, his wife Janis Beil, his wife Ruth Sharpe, his wife Barbara Ryan, his daughter Vivian and son Nelson.
Pat is survived by 4 children (Mike Delavan (spouse Carolyn), Francie Bartolotti (spouse Gary), Clark Delavan (spouse Janis) and Joe Delavan. He has 9 Grandchildren.
Pat loved travel and adventure, reunions and letter exchanges with his battle buddies, and making new friends. People liked him and he liked them. He was always the gentleman and a charmer, especially with ladies. He enjoyed his family, gardening, reading, had a great sense of humor and was a prolific limerick writer.
Visitation will be Monday, November 21, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at R.L Leintz Funeral Home, Leavenworth Kansas with the memorial service immediately following.
Internment, with military honors, will be at 2:30 pm at Leavenworth National Cemetery.