David E. Del Rossi
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AGE: 73 • St. Augustine, FL
David E. Del Rossi, 73, died Wednesday, July 24, 20013 at the Bailey Center Community Hospice following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife, Heidi Puwalski; his sons David J. Del Rossi and wife Renee; and James E. Del Rossi; his Sisters Margaret Mary Juliani and Edna May Anyzek; four grandchildren Alexandra Del Rossi, Shannon Del Rossi, Danielle Del Rossi and Ryan Del Rossi; Heidi's children, daughter in laws, grandchildren and great grandchild; along with many close friends.
Born and raised in Camden NJ, the son of Joseph and Edna Del Rossi. David loved sports and played baseball and was the starting runningback for the Camden High School football team. After graduating High School, David spent seven years as a Camden Police officer. He left the police force and moved to Hamilton NJ where he continued his work in the security field at a private firm in New York City, then with AAA Trucking and Carolina Freight as the Security Director. He moved to St. Augustine where he worked as the safety Director for ABF Freight and later retired. David took pride in his professional career and built an outstanding reputation in the security field.
David retired to a beautiful house in St. Augustine with a lake in the back yard and the ocean a mile away. He continued to remain active and worked at the Home Depot part time where he cherished the many friendships that were established.
David's true passion was fishing with his friends on the pier and he always enjoyed being close to the water. He also was a member of the St. Augustine Elks Lodge 829, where he would enjoy dancing with his wife and sometimes even a little karaoke signing.
The family held a private funeral service on July 26, with a private burial.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Courier-Post on July 28, 2013