William R. Delamater, 85

Mar 29, 2018 by

Korean War veteran, retired Lynnfield Police sergeant

Published in the March 28, 2018 edition

LYNNFIELD — William R. Delamater, 85, of Lynnfield, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Lynn on March 7, 1933, he was the son of the late Frank and Marion (Cramm) Delamater. Bill was a retired sergeant and 25-year member of the Lynnfield Police Department. Bill attended school in Lynnfield and Wakefield and was a graduate of Beverly High School. He also attended the police academy while on the police force.

Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 to 1955. He has been a resident of Lynnfield for 80 years and was a former resident of The Greens in North Reading. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wakefield and the Thomson Country Club in North Reading. He was an avid golfer and he also owned a lobster boat. He often treated friends and neighbors to lobsters. Most of all he was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Family members include his loving wife, Mary L. (Demmons) Delamater; his son, William S. Delamater and his wife Christy of Marysville, Ohio; daughters, Kim D. Given and her husband Douglass Given, M.D., of Menlo Park, Calif., and Kristen Delamater of Arlington; six grandchildren, Katie, Annie, Trevor, Isabel, Rachel and Jake, and one great-grandson, Theo.

Funeral services will be private and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Shriner’s Burn Institute, 41 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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