Victor Emmanuel DeLuca, 90, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born Jan. 27, 1924, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Archie and Theresa Stanziale DeLuca.
Vic attended GAR Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre, and left to enlist in the Army Air Force, and served four years during World War II in England, France and Germany. He was part of the D-Day invasion.
Victor met and married his bride, Nora Price, in Shrewsbury, England, during the war. After the war, he returned to school and received his high school diploma.
Victor liked to say, "He was a man of few words." He enjoyed his garden, cooking, fishing, and playing cards, spending many nights at the kitchen table playing games of "Synch" with his family. Vic treated everyone the same ... fairly.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph and Anthony, and sisters, Angie Wetterau and Carmella Lee.
Surviving are his wife, the former Nora Price, with whom he celebrated 69 years of marriage on April 4; sons, Robert and Victor, Phoenix, Ariz.; Paul, Dalton; Anthony, Nuangola; and Ralph, Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Donna Williams and her husband, Douglas, Wilkes-Barre; and Christine DeLuca, Forty Fort; grandchildren, Heather and Victor DeLuca, Danielle Arienzo, Deanna Williams, Kim DeLuca and Dawn Jarvis; great-granddaughter, Aleena DeLuca; sister, Candy Packett and her husband, Jack, Lakeland, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and interment with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Arrangements are by Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.
Jendrzejewski Funeral Home
21 N Meade St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice on June 10, 2014