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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
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Wilbert Hanlin

Wilbert Hanlin

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Wilbert Delbert "Del" Hanlin

W.D. (Del) Hanlin, WWII Veteran

Wilbert Delbert (Del) Hanlin, 94, passed away peacefully at home April 16, 2019.

He was born in Gormania, WV to the late Edna and Thomas G. Hanlin and was married to the late Velma F. Baker-Hanlin for 61 years, passing in 2015.

Living primarily in the Martinsburg area for many years, he had been living with his son in Tonawanda, NY more recently.

Serving in the United States Army during WWII, he was a paramedic, stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines. Mr. Hanlin worked for the Potomac Edison company most of his life and was a 50 year + Mason in the Masonic Lodge in Petersburg, WV. He belonged to various organizations throughout the Martinsburg area and enjoyed traveling across the globe with his family.

Mr. Hanlin is survived by his son, one brother, one sister, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Romney, WV at approximately 2:00 p.m..

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
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    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
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    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
  • Interment

    Ebenezer Cemetery

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Mark A. D'Aguilar

Craig, I just learned of your father’s and mother’s deaths. I only met your parents briefly on our visit to their home in 1996, but I remember them both very fondly. I remember playing pool with your dad and the true hospitality of your mother. I mentioned to her how much I loved the sound of the crickets at night in their back yard. When we were leaving she had made Virginia ham sandwiches and handed me a cassette tape that she had recorded for me of the crickets chirping from their yard at night. I learned a lot of American history from the day excursions to Gettysburg and Mount Vernon. Your parents were both remarkable, lovely and generous people. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Jeffrey Hinson

Craig, I knew Del back in the 1980's from Potomac Edison. My career was just starting and Del would be retired in two years. Delbert had a great sense of humor--he always made me laugh. He was adventurous and went skiing with Vel at a very late age. I remember when he won $10,000 in the WV lottery. I thought that he would live to a very ripe age and he did. He talked about you living up in Buffalo at the time. Very sorry to hear of his death!
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Thomas M Kane

Craig, so sorry we will be unable to attend. Loved having him as our neighbor. Keeping you in our prayers. God Bless
Tom & Kathy
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Charles Mongan

Thank You for your service to our Country.
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Yvette Vincent

Goodbye Del Hanlin. You will be missed. So sorry Craig. Thinking of your during this difficult time.
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