Anthony (Tony) DelPrete
Anthony (Tony) DelPrete Jr. aged 78 passed away on October 18, 2013 in St. George, Utah after a long battle with myelofibrosis. He was born on May 6, 1935 in Brooklyn New York to Antonio DelPrete and Josephine Lombardi DelPrete . He married the love of his life Gloria Ann Lang Karl on January 3, 1987 in Baldwinsville, NY. He is survived by children Christine DelPrete, Elaine Sawyer (Bill), Mike DelPrete (Stefanie) and 8 grandchildren as well as Stepchildren Bill Karl (Patti), Kenneth Karl (Risa) and Peter Karl (Cindy) and 8 grandchildren.
Tony taught geology and oceanography at the State University of New York in Oswego for 34 years until he retired in 1997. He was a world traveler and never gave up his passion for learning, teaching in the Elderhostel program after retirement and taking ICL classes. Tony and Gloria enjoyed touring with the RV group Color Country Ramblers. He loved baseball, politics, reading, trains, photography as well as his loving dog Cocoa.
A heartfelt thanks to the nurses at the Infusion Center who took extra special care of Tony. Also to Dr. Joseph Te and his staff, Dr. Carlos Mercado, Dr. Howard Chamberlain and Rev. Catherine of Grace Church as a spiritual advisor. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 27, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church 1072 E 900 S, St. George, Utah. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the soup kitchen of St. George in care of Grace Episcopal Church.
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