Larry J. Dilello, 55, of Uniondale, died Friday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife of 16 years is the former Christena Young.
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Born Dec. 23, 1957, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of Regina Gates Dilello, Susquehanna; and the late Alton Dilello. He was a graduate of Susquehanna High School, and, before his illness, he owned and operated D&D Auto and Chassis Repair and Dilello Buliders Custom Modular Homes.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and taking road trips. But his passion was racing. From age 17, Larry "Fatrat" Dilello has owned, built and driven in all classes of dirt track racing including modifieds and late models. He built race car chassis for other drivers and raced at Penn Can, 5-Mile Point and Dunn Hill speedways to name a few. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Also surviving are six children, Janette Weister and husband, David, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Keith Payne, Uniondale; Matthew Payne, Vandling; Katherine Seaman and husband, Brian, Vandling; Jeff Sheldon and wife, Tarey, Thompson; and Brad Baker, York; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Debbie Dilello and partner, Katrina Raub, Lanesboro; Jodee Dilello and partner, Harvey Hugaboom, Ararat; and Deann Parker and husband, Robert, New Milford; a niece, Danay; several aunts and uncles.
Cremation is through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main St., Forest City, with a graveside service on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Union Dale Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Condolences: www.lesjack funeralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 2, 2013