Michael Darrell Delp
Michael Darrell Delp died peacefully on February 18, 2023, at the age of 71. He was born September 14, 1951, in Alexandria, Virginia. Michael joined the US Marine Corps at age 17 and spent time in Vietnam. After leaving the Marines, he later joined the US Army where he spent 22 years as a helicopter mechanic. Michael also participated in Desert Storm. During his time in the military, he earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and many other medals, retiring with the Meritorious Service Medal in 1994. He then worked for VDOT as a mechanic, retiring in 2011 after 11 years with the Peninsula Equipment Shop.
Michael is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne; two sons from a previous marriage, Michael Jr. and Joshua; and one granddaughter. He is also survived by many siblings.
All services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue of Texas, www.shihtzu-rescue.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.