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Lillian Esther (DelCarlo) DeMarco, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Born July 4, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Lillian was the devoted daughter of Albert and Katryna (Jaroma) DelCarlo. Pittsburgh Diocese Top English student, Lillian graduated from St Justin's High and summa cum laude from Mt Mercy College (Carlow University). She was an outstanding writer and document researcher at the American Institute of Research.
Lillian married her college sweetheart and Korean veteran, Albert, on June 11, 1955 settling in New Martinsville, WV to raise 5 children. They moved to Akron, Ponce, PR and Pittsburgh with PPG Industries. Lillian's positive attitude, adventurous spirit and resilience helped guide her family through transitions and challenges, including her five brain tumor surgeries. Al and Lil celebrated 38 years of marriage before his death in 1993.
Lillian was recognized for her loving heart, brilliance, beauty, sense of humor and devotion to family and friends. A dedicated and loving mother, Lillian is survived by her five children, Dr. Gina DeMarco of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Lisa DeMarco (Dr. Leonard Goldman) of Potomac, MD, Ava DeMarco (Robert Brandegee), Anthony DeMarco and Dominic (Jamie) DeMarco all of Pittsburgh, and five grandchildren; Bryan and Alexa Goldman, Katelyn and Sierra Brandegee, Ashley DeMarco and brother, Carlo DelCarlo of Anaheim Hills, CA.
The family expresses their deep appreciation to the staff of Manor Care Potomac who gave Lillian their love, expert care, dignity and many laughs.
Mass of Christian Burial in Pittsburgh on December 1. Shiva at the home of Lisa and Len, Thursday, December 6, 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

Published in The Washington Post from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2012