Former leather industry professional passes away

South Africa
Published:  21 July, 2021
Richard Delfel

The leather industry mourns the loss of Richard Delfel, retired Technical Director of GST Seton AutoLeather SA, who passed away July 10, 2021.

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.