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MAJ Delbert S. Joo, U.S. Army

June 26, 1985 - July 12, 2021

Obituary For MAJ Delbert S. Joo, U.S. Army

Major Delbert S. Joo, age 36, unexpectedly, on Monday, July 12, 2021, formerly of Bethel Park, PA.

Cherished husband of Brandi (DeBerry); beloved and adoring father of Charlotte and Cali; son of Hansem and the late Won-Hi Joo; brother of Sharlene (Bradley) Bergeron and the late Kathlene Joo. Also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and many friends. Delbert was a 2004 graduate of Bethel Park High School, then furthered his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned his B.S. in Economics in 2008 and his M.S. in Engineering and Management in 2018. He was an Officer in the U.S. Army since 2008, served two tours overseas and ultimately attained the rank of Major. He touched many lives and will be missed immeasurably. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 2:00-8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held in Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236 on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am with full military honors. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will be held privately.

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I'm sorry for your loss. You and your daughters are in my prayers and in my heart. His family is in my prayers as well.
- Monique Murphy
Dear Joo Family, we share in utter disbelief and grieve with you during this difficult time. May his soul rest his peace. God bless his family and those who hold him close in their hearts.
- Elizabeth Kwak Guinto
DJ's family, Shocked and saddened to hear this news. I knew DJ from MIT where we were in the same program and also worked together in the same group for a course. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was calm, low-key, smart, and funny, and collaborating was a joyful exercise. I hope you find the strength to bear this huge loss. God bless you all.
- Saleha Siddique
Our deepest condolences to your family on this tragic loss.
- Ranger School Class 09-09
Dear Joo Family, I send you my deepest condolences. Delbert and I met as young soccer players and stayed friends through middle school and high school. I was always impressed by his unassuming intelligence and enjoyed his calm and gentle spirit, while also sharing a good laugh. He was a joy to be around and I'm so glad to have known him. My heart breaks for you all and I wish you peace in the most tragic of times.
- Jesse Richter
Joo family, I am very sorry for your loss. I met DJ on the first day of orientation at MIT. During our graduate studies I was fortunate to spend some time with him working on academic projects, and I was impressed by his intelligence, kindness, and calm demeanor. He will be missed. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
- Amardeep Sidhu
Sharlene and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I'm sure he was a caring and loving man. Please accept my condolences. Linda Larson
- Linda Larson
주한셈 집사님. 말로 표현할 수 없는 슬픔 가운데 집사님과 유족들에게 하나님의 위로가 넘치기를 기도합니다. 고신석 목사 가정
- shin ko
Hansem, no words can covey the pain and sadness having also loss a daughter 5 years ago. My deepest sympathies to you and Delbert's family
- Richard Wong
I am deeply saddened by his loss. In the short time I met DJ, as his peers called him, he displayed an incredible professionalism and poise. You can tell he was a top notch Army officer and peer. My prayers to his family during this time. Until we meet again, DJ.
- LTC Pete Ortiz, US Army
He served his country with dignity a loss felt by his sacrifices for his famiy REST IN PEACE
- Marlene Paulikonis
DJ, as some of us knew Delbert, will be dearly missed. One of the times he was deployed, he was with us in the Middle East. The mission was not easy, the hours long, and the conditions austere. DJ made a difference to our team. His knack for crafting assessments reflected the investment he made in his studies at MIT and his natural intelligence. The way he spoke with the Andrews, Oscar and Sam about home, or with our Canadian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Turkish, and Kiwi colleagues about their homes - how made time for others - stood out. The Christmas he was away from family he was with us, amongst friends, and we are grateful to have share time with him and to celebrate his life.
- Troy from Australia
We are devastated and heartbroken by another loss to the Joo family, who know nothing but giving and loving others. SeongRyong (Delbert) was the favorite child of the late Mrs. Joo, and we loved him dearly for his courage and integrity. May he join his loving mother and sister in heaven, and may God give Dr. Joo, Sharlene, and Brandi grace and courage to overcome this tragedy. The Kang Family
- Sok Hyon Kang
His simple touch of grace always commanded great respect. You'll be missed my friend.
- Oscar Camargo
I am extremely sorry for your loss and I know you have know clue who I am but I served with Delbert in 2010 and he is by far one of the most leaders I had the honor of serving for. Me and my other brothers are devastated by this loss and can only imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Martin Martinez 2nd Platoon will always miss you Sir
- Martin Martinez
Delbert I will forever remember your leadership to our great nation and the Soldiers you led! CSM Haydt
- Brian haydt
The world lost an incredible soul. My heart goes out to his widow, Brandi, and his two daughters, Cali and Charli. His parents, siblings, and his friends and family both close, and extended. May he find peace and be filled with love and life. ~Christina Borton
- Christina Borton Borton
Brandi I am so sorry for your loss also for your girls as well. My heart breaks for you guys...I will be praying you guys find comfront in this time of need. God Bless you all.
- Carla Bittle

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