Michael V. DeLaura
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Norfolk - Michael V. DeLaura, 89, passed away on July 1, 2014 in his home.
Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Anthony and Loretta DeLaura and the husband of the late Helen R. DeLaura.
Michael was a retired real estate and family law attorney. He was a founding member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a member of 304th Battalion that landed in Normandy on D-Day.
Left to cherish Michael's memory are his daughters, Loretta D. Spoltore and husband Rich of Springfield, TN and Michele D. Jones and husband Jerry of Norfolk, VA; son, Michael A. DeLaura and wife Anya of Chesapeake; 5 grandchildren, Michael B. Jones and wife Angela of Virginia Beach, Christopher D. Runkle and fiancée Chelsea Motzel of Durham, NC, Megan E. Jones and fiancé Brandon L. Hawkins of Virginia Beach; Katherine H. Runkle and Chris Diritis of Philadelphia, PA, and Bryan Spoltore of Los Angeles, CA; great grandson, Braylen M. Jones of Virginia Beach; 2 sisters, Rose Rotella and Josephine Pietrowski, both of Niagara Falls, NY; sister-in-law, Alma DeLaura of Cantonsville, MD and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at:
Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory
8464 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA 23518
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 3, 2014