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Delanie was a wonderful colleague, mentor, and friend to me at the FEC, and will be greatly missed. She was an outstanding lawyer, but more importantly, she was a relentlessly kind, witty, generous, and positive person and a joy to work with. I'll always remember our long chats about the law, travel, and music. My deepest condolences to her family.

Posted by: Allison Steinle    Feb 12, 2013

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Delanie had a gentle and creative spirit, sharp wit, keen intellect, and a wonderful sense of humor. She was the Office of General Counsel "go to" person for trips to Italy. As her colleague for more than 20 years here at the FEC, I already miss her ready laugh. A number of years ago, I commented to her that I didn't have much in the way of Christmas music; it was the early

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Posted by: Dawn Odrowski - Washington, DC   Feb 12, 2013

Delanie was that rare individual who made those around her better merely by association.

Posted by: Marty Kuest    Feb 12, 2013

Having worked with Delanie on the same team for over 10 years, I can say that she was an outstanding lawyer and a walking human encyclopedia when it came to Presidential Public Finance. She will be missed as a fun and witty person and she is also a great loss to the FEC given her unique legal insights and institutional knowledge. My condolences also to her family, who will miss her very much.

Posted by: Albert Veldhuyzen - Fredericksburg, VA - co-worker   Feb 12, 2013

Delanie was a wonderful colleague and will be greatly missed. She was always very kind and caring, and we at the Federal Election Commission relied on her expertise and knowledge. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

Posted by: Nataliya Ioffe - Washington, DC - co-worker   Feb 11, 2013

I met Dolly freshman year at Duke: she was trying to cheer me up the day Bing Crosby died (I'm not kidding) & wound up laughing hysterically instead. We became great friends there -- she used to love waiting until the last minute to start her reading for a course so she'd have at least a little bit of a challenge -- and always made A's anyway. I've only seen her a couple of times since college -- but she's unforgettable and I'm so grateful to have known her. My deepest sympathy to your family --

Posted by: Keith Hickerson - Chattanooga, TN - Friend   Feb 10, 2013

Dolly and I were faithful (fanatical) Duke Basketball fans. We attended games, waiting in long lines so that we could sit behind the team bench. She had an amazing sense of adventure and a great sense of humor. She used to "Xerox" the floor with a vacuum cleaner and belt out songs like "If Ever I Would Leave You, It Wouldn't Be in Cypress" from Camalot when we would be driving in my car with no radio. She approached everything with a passion and joy.

Posted by: kathleen McGonegal Cleveland - Frederick, MD - College Friends   Feb 09, 2013

I thank God for Delanie, a great colleague and friend. I'll always remember her good nature and the laughs we shared.

Posted by: Tracey Ligon - Bowie, MD   Feb 09, 2013

Delanie will be remembered as a bright and capable lawyer with a wicked sense of humor and the ability to craft an incisive phrase in rhyme or prose as needed. We'll miss her very much.

Posted by: Leta Holley - Takoma Park, MD - co-worker   Feb 08, 2013

Professionally, Delanie was dedicated to the Presidential public funding programs, and she was a fearless and tireless advocate for those programs. Personally, she was a generous mentor, teacher and friend. At the FEC, we've lost a pillar of our community. She will be thought of often and greatly missed.

Posted by: Duane Pugh - Washington, DC - FEC colleague   Feb 08, 2013