SCARBOROUGH — The family of the Scarborough man who died in a rock climbing accident in Bartlett, New Hampshire, last month will hold a celebration of his life Sunday at Scarborough High School.

Kristine Hoyt, Brian Delaney’s widow, announced on Facebook that the service will take place at 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

Delaney’s employer, Hannaford Bros. Co., and Scarborough Community Services, will sponsor the event. Anyone who attends the ceremony is asked to forgo typical mourning attire in favor of joyous colors and clothes such as Hawaiian-style shirts.

Delaney, 56, was climbing the Barber Wall, a technically challenging face in Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State Park on July 12 when he fell almost 65 feet from the top. He landed on a ledge and suffered numerous broken bones and internal injuries.

Hoyt also has scheduled a ceremony for 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Cathedral Ledge. That gathering will begin in a picnic area at the base of the cliff.

Participants are invited to join Delaney’s family in a 20-minute walk up a road to the top of the ledge where Delaney’s daughter, 14-year-old Hana, will sing as part of a performance by the Musica de Filia chorus.

A rain date of Aug. 17 has been set.

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