Delbert R. Hager age 87 of Farmington, Pa Passed away May 18, 2021 peacefully at Hillside Manor after an extended illness. He was born Friday October 27, 1933 in Farmington, Pa and was the son of the late Walter R. Hager and Sadie Marker Hager.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold E. Hager; a niece Nancy Hager Mann; and Nephew Arnold Hager.
Delbert was a graduate of Uniontown Area High School, Waynesburg College and West Virginia University.
He spent three years in the Army Security Agency stationed in Japan. He retired from District 12-0, Finals Unit, PA Department of Highways.
Delbert was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member and regularly attended Farmington Bethel Church.
He was an active member in the Ft. Necessity Lions Club for over 30 years and held various offices during those years. Delbert was involved in the restoration and maintenance of Potter-one-room school house where he attended as a child.
He was an active life-member of the VFW Post 265 and belonged to the Honor guard which participated in numerous military funerals.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife and soulmate of 61 years, Shirley Hager; two daughters, Debra Hager-Pyle (Christopher), Darla Hager Umbel (William Jay); five grandchildren, Brian Umbel (Brittany), Captain Garett Pyle, Erica Umbel Bender (Jeremy), Maria Pyle and fiancé Jarrod Sutton, and Bethany Umbel, two great-granddaughters, Kyla and Raegan Umbel; one brother Raymond Hager of Markleysburg, sisters-in-law; Betty Ross and Beverly Fisher (Rodger); and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME FARMINGTON, PA, on Thursday May 20, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm and Friday May 21, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00 the hour of the service with Pastor Steve Davis Officiating the service. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Farmington.
The family expresses special gratitude to Via Quest Hospice Staff and to the staff at Hillside Manor.