In Memory of
Raphael E. Delbango
June 3, 2020
Raphael Delbango (Ray), 98, passed away from
COVID-19 on June 3, 2020.
Born in Port Richmond, Staten Island, he was a long-time
resident of Flushing, NY. He later resided in St. James,
NY and recently at the Long Island State Veterans Home
in Stony Brook, NY.
He was married for 67 years to his wife Julia who
predeceased him in in 2015. He was the loving father of
Robert (Linda) and Richard (Patricia) and grandfather of
five; Scott, Lisa, Paige, Ryan and Cassidy and great
grandfather of Austin. He also is survived by his sister
Margaret. He was predec-eased by his brothers James and
George and by his sisters Helen and Emma.
Ray was a Veteran of WWII serving proudly in Europe with
the 82nd Airborne Division. After the war, he became a
police officer for the Port Authority of NY and NJ and
later a bank officer for EAB Bank. He will be interred
at the U.S. Military Cemetery in Calverton, NY. Services
will be private.
Published in Newsday on Jun. 7,