A qualified leather technologist, Delfel finished school in Frankenthal and then continued his studies in Reutlingen from 1975-1978. The Hanni family has dedicated itself to the leather trade since 1724, to which Delfel dedicated part of his professional career. 

He was described by his loving stepdaughter Sherry Kaukamp as “so loved and adored by so many, especially his wife and children, grandchildren, and great grand-daughter” in a eulogy in African Leather Magazine.

There will be an online event to pay respects, streamed here at 9am BST, July 22, 2021.