Wesley Albert Lemarr

January 22, 1933 – July 21, 2023


On the evening of July 21, 2023, Wesley "Wes" Albert Lemarr peacefully passed away at the age of 90 due to natural causes at Bristal Assisted Living Center in NJ.

Wes was born in Kansas and was adopted by the Dellinger family. Although he did not know his birth parents, he overcame challenges and grew into a remarkable young man. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and bravely served in the Korean War in 1953. It was during his time stationed in Japan that he met his beloved wife, Yukkiko LeMarr, with whom he spent the rest of his life.

After retiring from the military, Wes discovered his passion for photography and pursued a career as a cruise photographer. This allowed him to travel extensively and explore different parts of the world.

In his thirties, Wes ventured into the business world, where his true talents shone and flourished. He was a visionary entrepreneur, establishing numerous successful companies both big and small across the globe, including in the U.S., Japan, Haiti, and China. His business partners, employees, and customers held him in high regard, recognizing his accomplishments and respecting his contributions.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Wes led a simple life as a devoted husband, loyal friend, and forward-thinking leader. He is preceded in death by his wife, Yikiko Lemarr, and they did not have any children of their own. However, Wes's kindness, generosity, enthusiasm, and passion touched the hearts of many people around him, and he will be deeply missed.

                               Wes in China in 2018 (85 years old).