Charles M. Delaney of the Town of Tonawanda, retired personnel manager of J.H. Williams Co. of Buffalo, died Friday at home after a brief illness. He was 81.
He was a native of Miners Mills, Pa., and moved to the Town of Tonawanda in 1950. He worked for J.H. Williams from 1953 until his retirement in 1983. His last job title was personnel manager.
In retirement, Mr. Delaney was a wood shop instructor at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center until this year.
He also was a volunteer at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the Town of Town of Tonawanda and a member of Master Builder Lodge 911, Free & Accepted Masons. He also was a member of New Beginnings for Widowed People.
Mr. Delaney had been active in many community organizations and projects.
His wife, Doris Dickinson Delaney, died in 1999.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean L. Kingston of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Margaret Mallory of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Johnson of Hopatong, N.J.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be scheduled in Church of the Nativity United Church of Christ, 1530 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda.