Kenneth A. DeLonge

Kenneth A. DeLonge (BS Egr No Pref ’36), 98, of Essex Meadows, Essex, Conn., died at his home on November 11, 2011.

He was a mechanical and metallurgical engineer for INCO Ltd. for his entire career, retiring in 1977 as a senior vice president and director of the company, which was a large nickel mining and alloy metal producing company. He was a recognized authority on the metallurgy and production of alloy cast iron.

Born in Detroit, Mich., in 1913, DeLonge was a long-time resident of Cranford, N.J., where he was active in the First Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and a two-term president of the board of trustees. He was also active in United Fund drives, Visiting Homemakers Association, the Cranford Library, and the Cranford Planning Board.

DeLonge was a resident of Essex Meadows for more than 29 years where he was an active member of the community. His favorite place was his summer home in Grafton, Vt., where he enjoyed entertaining friends and family, playing tennis, gardening, and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Rachael Minges DeLonge; his daughter, Diana French of Mahwah, N. J.; and his two sons, David K. DeLonge of Millburn, N. J. and Ronald M. DeLonge of Saxtons River, Vt.; his sister, Eleanor Pettis of Holland, Mich.; and his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his youngest son, Gary Van Pietersom DeLonge.