Delbert Nelson Dilbeck J.D. ’58 passed away at the age of 78 from advanced pancreatic cancer on Jan. 16, 2011, at his Springfield, Va. home with his two sons at his side. He is survived by his sons, Eric M. Dilbeck of Fairfax Station, Va., and Bradford T. Dilbeck of Santa Barbara, Calif. and grandchildren Ryan, Connor, Samantha, and Sean. Born in Stockton, Calif., he completed a tour in the United States Navy (1950-1954), married his soul-mate, Joan, in 1956, and earned a law degree at Santa Clara University Law School in 1958. After many years practicing law in Stockton, he began a 20-year career in the FBI in 1972. He was a deputy assistant director at the FBI headquarters in Washington and also served as special agent-in-harge of the Knoxville and Chicago offices. After retirement, Del and his wife returned to their Springfield, Va. home. Del will be remembered as a devoted husband and father as well as for his wisdom, willingness to help others, and his integrity.


08 Nov 2018