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July 23, 2013
Joseph A. Delluso Sr., 82, of 1039 1/2 W. Center St., Shenandoah, died Tuesday at ManorCare in Pottsville.
Born in Shenandoah, Feb. 26, 1931, he was a son of the late Constantino and Mary Lapenta Delluso.
He was a retired postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Shenandoah.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Shenandoah. He was also a member of A.P. Damato Medal of Honor Legion Post No. 792 , Shenandoah, and a past commander of the Shenandoah Amvets, a Korean War Veteran with a Purple Heart, past Grand Marshall of the Shenandoah Heritage Day Parade, an avid supporter and worker of the Shenandoah Little League for 45 plus years, and a former Shenandoah borough councilman. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Men's Society, UNICO and the 500 club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Lewis, in 2001; and a brother, John Delloso.
He is survived by a son, Joseph A. Delluso Jr. and his wife, Cindy; a daughter, Mary Helen Drumheller, Shenandoah; a sister, Theresa O'Neill and her husband, Thomas, Schuylkill Haven; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Shenandoah, by Monsignor Ronald Bocian. Interment with full military honors will follow in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Calling hours will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Contributions are requested to be made to the Shenandoah Little League. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.
Oravitz Homes for Funerals Inc
40 N. Jardin Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Published in Republican & Herald on July 24, 2013