Peter F. DiClementine (1913 - 2014)

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DiClementine, Peter F.

Sacramento, CA:

6/7/1913 - 1/17/2014

On January 17, 2014, Peter F. DiClementine passed away peacefully at the age of 100 at his home in Sacramento, California, surrounded by his loving children. Peter was born and raised in Rochester, New York, growing up in a large Italian-American family with many brothers and sisters who remained close throughout their lives. He served as a navigator in the Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war, he married his hometown sweetheart, Josephine Lipper, and started raising a large family of his own. Most of his working career was spent in the U.S. Postal Service, first as a New York Central railway mail clerk and later as a postal supervisor in Sacramento, California. He also worked for a time at Aerojet General Corp. He had many other talents and interests as well. He did fine woodworking, was a gifted gardener, played great tennis, and had an avid interest in astronomy. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband to Josephine, whose death in 1995 was a tremendous loss to him. He was also an incredible father to his six children. As a father, he was always there to help his kids no matter what the need, and he also had a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun. His children are grateful to have had him as long as they did but wish they could have had him many more years because they love him so much and already miss him terribly.

Peter was preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses: Gladys Serio (Tony), Emily Shaughnessy (Ed), Sam DiClementine (Ann), Tena Magere (Joseph), and Anthony DiClementine (Hilda). He was also preceded in death by Josephine's siblings: Margaret Lipper, Joseph Lipper, and Mark Lipper (Arlene). Peter is survived by his children: JoAnn Severson (Paul), Rosemary DiClementine, Jackie DiClementine, Diane Erickson (Morris), Peter S. DiClementine, and Donna DiClementine. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Donna Lipper, his cousin Kay Ranalet, and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Friends are invited to attend the rosary at Sierra View Funeral Chapel (6201 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, California 95608) on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 7:30 pm, and the funeral mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church (5057 Cottage Way, Carmichael, CA 95608) on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in Peter's memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.



Funeral Home
Sierra View Funeral Chapel
6201 Fair Oaks Boulevard Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 481-1515
Funeral Home Details
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 23, 2014
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