Henry J. Del Vecchio
Suffolk - Major Henry J. Del Vecchio, 90, passed peacefully from this life in Maryview Nursing Center, Suffolk, Va., on Monday, March 4, 2013. Born in New York City, NY, the son of Concetto and Paulina (Rasano) Del Vecchio, he had lived in New York prior to entering the US Air Force. He had lived in the Harrisburg area for 47 years before moving to Suffolk, Va. over 8 years ago. Hank had served more than 26 years in active duty, mainly as a pilot, and attaining the rank of Major, before his retirement in 1968. As a pilot, he flew missions in World War II
, Korea and Vietnam. After his retirement from the Air Force, Hank was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a public utilities accountant for a number of years.
Hank enjoyed watching the stock market and was an avid golfer. He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Church, the Carlisle Country Club and Riverfront Golf Club.
Henry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Nancy M. (Perrotta) Del Vecchio, 4 brothers and a sister. His passing has sadden the hearts of his sons, Henry J. Del Vecchio, his wife Ann, and their children, Samantha and Bradley Del Vecchio, of Charlotte, NC, David D. Del Vecchio, his wife Penny, and their children, David, Patrick and Carmen Rose Del Vecchio, of Suffolk, Va. and Bruce J. Tommelleo of Harrisburg. Hank will be missed by all of the lives he touched during his 90 years of life.
A Funeral Service will be celebrated in Hall & Stone Funeral Home, 112 N. Harrisburg Street, Steelton, on Tuesday, March 12, at 12 noon, with Deacon Thomas Fedor officiating. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10am to 12noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family locally. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com