Joel Delker (1945 - 1986)

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Joel Delker
1945 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Joel Delker was born on August 30, 1945. He died in June 1986 at 40 years of age. We know that Joel Delker had been residing in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California 95060.


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My father was a brilliant man. He had a 182 IQ. He had the opportunity to graduate from High School at an early age, however he declined due to being deemed by his peers as an "egg head". He was stricken with Multiple Sclerosis in his 20's. His favorite place to be was in school. He graduated from Loma Linda University with a 3.8 grade average. He got his MD. However, due to his illness was never able to practice. I will forever miss him.
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Joel Delker died in June 1986 at 40 years old. He was born on August 30, 1945. There is no information about Joel's family or relationships. We know that Joel Delker had been residing in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California 95060.
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In 1945, in the year that Joel Delker was born, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1956, he was merely 11 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1963, he was 18 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, at the age of 33 years old, Joel was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1986, in the year of Joel Delker's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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May 10, 1920 - Oct 29, 1999
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Jul 21, 1884 - December 1963
Catherine N Delker Kelle
Nov 26, 1939 - May 16, 2000
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Claire v. Delker
Apr 1, 1924 - Jan 30, 1992
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Clarence O Delker
Feb 16, 1901 - Jan 15, 1972
Ryan C. Delker
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Eleanor A. (Bryant) Delker
Born: around 1982
Rodney E. Delker
Born: around 1965
Dawn D. (Arb) Delker
Born: around 1965
Ross W. Delker
Born: around 1962
Thelma B. (James) Delker
Born: around 1949
James R. Delker
Born: around 1962
Celia J. (Dobbs) Delker
Born: around 1963
Rodney E. Delker
Born: around 1965
Mary C. (Smith) Delker
Born: around 1965
Michael A. Delker
Born: around 1961
Carrie (Chumbley) Delker
Born: around 1959
David W. Delker
Born: around 1933
Valerie A. (Tomaseski) Delker
Born: around 1943

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