Keith Andrew Delaney, 65 of Denver, former resident of Hudson, died March 26, 2013 after a brief illness.

He leaves his wife of 35 years, Judy (Grant) Delaney, son Kyle of Denver, and daughter Angela of San Francisco.

Mr. Delaney, a Chicago native, graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master of business administration in finance.

His career was centered in the chemical and mining industry. Most recently he achieved international recognition when he formed and served as the executive director of the Rare Earth Industry and Technology Association.

Donations in Mr. Delaney's memory may be made to the Denver Hospice Care, 501 South Cherry Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246 or public radio station Jazz 89.3 KUVO, P.O. Box 2040, Denver, CO 80201.