John DeChellis, 51, died May 24, 2011, in Staten Island, N.Y. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Vero Beach in 1974, coming from Carteret, N.J., and lived in New York since 2007. He graduated from St. Edward's High School in 1978 and Florida Southern College in Lakeland in 1982. In 1983, he began his career with E. F. Hutton and then went to Raymond James Financial in Vero Beach. Survivors include his sons, John DeChellis of New York City and Michael DeChellis of Columbia, S.C.; parents, Nina and Carlo DeChellis of Vero Beach; and brothers, Anthony DeChellis of Darien, Conn., Robert DeChellis of Minneapolis and Daniel DeChellis of Raleigh, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to Vital Therapies Inc., 15222 Avenue of Science, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92128. Services: Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. May 30 at Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. May 31 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach. Interment will follow in Fountainhead Memorial Park in Palm Bay. A guestbook is available at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com.
Published in the TC Palm on May 28, 2011