|Birth: ||May 14, 1986|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 2013|
Naval aviator. LTJG Delaney, 26, along with two other crew members, perished when the EA-6B Navy Prowler they were flying in crashed during a training exercise in eastern Washington state Monday, March 11, 2013. All three were based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.
Friends and family described LTJG Delaney as a focused, athletic, and caring. Her career was shaped by conversations with her grandfather, a retired Air Force pilot. She died doing a job she had pursued relentlessly, those close to her said, and that she loved.
"Anything Valerie did she put her whole self into," said her mother, Doreen Cappelaere, who lives in Ellicott City. "I've always been proud of all of my children. They've each done what they've wanted to do with their lives."
During high school, LTJG Delaney lettered in soccer. Later while attending the academy, she was on the women's lacrosse team and also a member of the academy's a cappella group (The Stowaways).
Cappelaere Delaney's husband, Sean Delaney, also a Maryland native, academy graduate and Navy pilot, is also stationed at Whidbey Island. They celebrated their first year wedding anniversary last month.
Note: See memorials for LTJG McIlvaine (#106819869) and LCDR Patterson (#106819963)
(bio by: Remembered Forever)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Site 9427
Created by: Jeff
Record added: Mar 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106819198