Delilah J. Palian passed peacefully into her Lord and Savior’s arms on July 30, 2015 at Liza’s Place after a very long battle with a rare blood disorder.
Delilah or Dee, as many knew her, was born on January 7, 1942 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Robert E. Byrd, Sr. and Almeda Thomas Byrd.
A 1959 Bellaire High School graduate and lifelong resident of Bellaire, she devoted her life to happily serving students of the Bellaire School District for a total of 38 years. Most notably at Bellaire High School, she worked along the side of Molly Perzanowski Feller for many of those years.
Delilah was also a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellaire where she could always be found teaching Sunday School, Junior Church, or Bible School.
Delilah will especially be remembered as a selfless, enthusiastic, life-loving person who never met a stranger, always gave a self-esteem boosting comment, and whose infectious laugh brought beaming smiles to those lucky enough to be near her.
Delilah was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Margaret “Peggy” Byrd, and her brother, Robert E. Byrd, Jr.
She is survived by her dedicated and loving husband of nearly 55 years, Martin T. Palian, her daughters, Melissa (John) Rataiczak and Felicia (Loren) Porter, II, her son Calvin (Lynsey) Palian. Her grandchildren, in whom she took great pleasure, Ashley (Les) Davis, Mitchell Rataiczak, Spencer Porter, Landon Porter, Fisher Palian, Anderson Palian, Sawyer Palian, Maguire Palian and great grandson, Winston Leslie Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Monday from 9:00 am until time of services at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church, 3402 Guernsey Street Bellaire with Pastor Phil Bliss and Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio,
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church, 3402 Guernsey Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906 or Valley Hospice Care Center’s Liza’s Place 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943.
Share your thoughts and memories with Delilah’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.