Daniel Joseph "Danny" DiCICCO

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DiCICCO, Daniel Joseph "Danny" died April 14, 2013, at Northside Hospital where he received exceptional and compassionate care. Danny was born on Oct. 25, 1983, in St Petersburg to parents Paul & Cheryl DiCicco. Danny attended Westgate Elementary, Tyrone Middle, and Dixie Hollins High School, graduating in 2002. His high school career was not without incident. In 2001, Danny was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. A diagnosis such as cancer would devastate most individuals - not Danny. Danny took this news in stride and made his best effort to keep family, friends, and football at the center of his life. Despite being weakened from chemotherapy and radiation, Danny managed to continue playing football. In 2002, Danny accomplished a remarkable milestone; he beat cancer. Danny continued his education at the University of South Florida and completed a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2006. Shortly after graduating from USF, he attended the police academy at Manatee Technical Institute. After completion, Danny was hired by the Pinellas County Sheriff's office as a Deputy Sheriff. One of Danny's most prized accomplishments was testing for and being extended membership to the Special Weapons & Tactics Team (SWAT). Danny served on the SWAT team for a period of two years. He was working towards his master's degree in Public Administration at Nova Southeastern University. Danny is survived by his parents, Paul & Cheryl DiCicco; brother, Paul DiCicco (Nick Cardinale); grandmother, Crystal Coester; aunts, Mary Finch, Rita Hollinger (George), Eileen Jaeger; uncles, Thomas DiCicco (Theresa) Wayne Coester (Joan) Stephen Coester, Les Bailey (Donna, predeceased); and cousins, David Greim, Jennifer Bailey, Fred Jaeger, Kim Fithin, Lauren Coester, Sarah Schilke, Samantha Williams, Thomas Andriko, Jennifer Owen, Brianna, Ricky, & Talia Jaeger, and Kelsey Fithin. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 21st, from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 34209. Funeral services will be on Monday, April 22nd, at 1 pm at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Boulevard North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702. In lieu of flowers, please help a child with cancer. You may make donations to All Children's Hospital - Oncology, 500 7th Ave South, 6th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 or to Children's Dream Fund, 1 Progress Plaza South, Suite 821, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 18, 2013
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