Hermando DePaoli

HERMANDO DEPAOLI OF POTTSTOWN Hermando "Martin" DePaoli died Friday morning, February 1, 2013 in the Sanatoga Center, Pottstown, PA. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of Alfred and Theresa DePaoli. He was married to the late Anne Rita (DiGuiseppe) DePaoli for 60 years. He was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1933 and the America Technical Institute. He also attended Villanova University. He worked at the Jacobs Aircraft Engine Company. He was employed as a Tool Maker at the Dana Corporation for 34 years. He served on the Apprenticeship Committee for 22 years and was a delegate to the Skill Trades Council of the UAW-CIO. He was a member of The Sacred Heart Parish in Royersford and served on the Building Committee for Sacred Heart Church and School. He was also a member of The Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus, Phoenixville Council, No. 1374 and The Men of Malvern. He was a War Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on Neutrality Patrol in 1939 as Crew Member of The Heavy Cruiser, U.S.S. Quincy. In 1940, he served on board the recommissioned World War 1 Destroyer, U.S.S. Dallas, 199 in the North Atlantic. He served on the Destroyer Escort., U.S.S. Kenneth M. Willett, DE 354. He participated in the invasion of the Philippines and Okinawa. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with the Bronze star for battle action in the South Pacific. He was discharged as a Machinist Mate 1st Class in October 1945. He was one of seven brothers who all served in the Armed Forces. Surviving are three sons, Edward DePaoli; Thomas DePaoli and wife, Theresa, and Anthony DePaoli; two daughters, Carol Anne DePaoli and Rosemary DePaoli, M.D. and husband, John Nelson; six grandchildren, Thomas Liberatore DePaoli and wife, Carolina; Joseph DePaoli and wife, Sharon; Roseanne DePaoli and fianc, Rmy Thenot-Siegel; Sylvia, Daniel, and Elizabeth Kresock; one great-grandson, Thomas Joshua DePaoli, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Calcinore and Mrs. Josephine Nesspor. He was a Life Member of The Humane Fire Company, and The Friendship Fire Company. He played Semi-Pro Football for the Royersford A.A. Football Team. He was a Charter Member of The V.F.W. Post in Royersford. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Sacred Heart Church, 838 Walnut Street in Royersford. Officiating will be the Rev. Peter J. DiMaria. Friends will be received from 9 - 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Church. There will be no viewing. Burial will be in the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, PO Box 64, 838 Walnut Street, Royersford, PA 19468. Condolences may be made and the video tribute may be viewed by visiting www.RoyersfordFuneralHome. The Cattermole - Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, PA, is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 2, 2013