Brian Delaney was born on March 10, 1964 to Patrick and Joyce Delaney in Welwyn Garden City, England. He was the middle child, sandwiched between two sisters Pauline and Helen, and grew up in England until age 9 when they moved to Tullamore, Ireland to be closer to his father’s family. He lived in Tullamore until moving back to England at age 18 to find work. He had a variety of jobs, and eventually went to Gwent College in Wales and earned a degree in Documentary Photography, which launched a long career as a photographer in London.
In 2002, he met Kristy at Stansted Airport in London while waiting for the same train into central London. They started talking and immediately developed a bond. They had a long distance relationship for about one year before he moved to Kansas to get married. They had a wonderful life together, having 3 amazing kids (Sophie, James, and Charlotte), whom Brian adored.
Brian died on September 27th 2020 at his home in Lenexa, KS surrounded by his family after fighting a long and hard battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was loved by everyone he met and approached life with vigor. He loved cycling, running, fishing, and walks in the rain. He also had a passion for photography and was rarely seen without a camera. After being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, he wanted to find a way to give back and became a trained phlebotomist, working at Olathe Medical Center and always enjoyed taking care of patients.
He is preceeded in death by his mother, Joyce. He is survived by his loving wife Kristy, children Sophie, James and Charlotte, father Patrick (Tullamore, Ireland), sisters Pauline Doyle (Mullingar, Ireland) and Helen (London, England), brothers-in-law, parents-in-law Bob and Mary Lynn Svoboda, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Brian was a man with a huge heart and generous spirit and his earthly presence will be greatly missed by many across the globe.