LORENZO DellaVALLE
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LORENZO, on Jan. 24, 2015, age 78. Beloved husband of the late Tina (nee Tiano), loving father of Gabriella (Sergio Aprile), Joseph Colantonio (Marlene) and Michael Colantonio (Marie), dearest grandfather of Justin (Kate), Eric (Jolene) and Joseph, dear great grandfather of Luca. Lorenzo was a survivor of the Andrea Doria and long standing businessman in the Frankford Community for 54 years. Relatives and friends are invited to call Thurs. 6 to 8 P.M. and Friday 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. GALZERANO FUNERAL HOME, 9304 OLD Bustleton Ave. (below Welsh Rd.). Funeral Mass Fri. 10:30 A.M. St. Joachim Church. Interment St. Dominic Cemetery.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Calling hours
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Calling hours
08:30 - 09:30 AM
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Funeral Mass
10:30 AM
St. Joachim Church
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September 1, 2015
Lorenzo you will be greatly missed.
Susan Moran
April 18, 2015
a wonderful and generous man
BARRY BRANHUT
March 10, 2015
So sorry to hear the sad news. Although I've been out of the area for years, seeing Lorenzo outside the shop from time to time always gave me hope for the survival of Frankford. He was an icon, great barber and a good man with such a positive outlook on life. God bless you Lorenzo! Rest in peace
Dorothy Zelenik
February 24, 2015
I'd like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who took the time to post their sincerest condolences and special memories on my father's behalf - a magnificent man, father, friend, and teacher. I'm truly grateful to have my own unique memories that I will forever carry in my mind and heart.
Gabriella Della Valle
February 24, 2015
I'd like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who took the time to post their sincerest condolences and special memories on my father's behalf - a magnificent man, father, friend, and teacher.
Gabriella Della Valle
February 10, 2015
Phyllis Forcina
gave the best hair cuts in the city
Phyllis Forcina
February 8, 2015
Roseann
February 7, 2015
Sorry to hear about your fathers pasting. Just found out last night passing the shop. My wire and I will miss him dearly.
Tom & Bernadette McHugh
February 3, 2015
You will be missed by all who knew your smile and stories. My husband had his hair cut at your shop for over 30 years and he would never go anywhere else. I hope Jim was waiting to greet you in heaven. I will miss your espresso, too.
Linda McArdle-Nally
February 1, 2015
So sorry he was a nice guy I was a bartender an waited on him and very funny he was always telling a story loved talking to him
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blaze waters
January 31, 2015
My thoughts, prayers and best wishes go out to all of Lorenzo's family and friends. He always had a great big smile and a joke or two to tell whenever I came into the barber shop. I have been using his services for all 54 plus years and as a kid, I can remember being the “last cut” of the evening. Lorenzo would offer my father a drink and me a soda. Never needing a bottle opener, he would remove the bottle cap with his teeth; I never forgot that. He will be dearly missed.
David George
January 31, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of loss. I remember going to Lorenzo back when I was in my twenties, always pleasant and had a smile on his face. He surely will be missed. Cherish all the fond memories that you shared for that is what we have to hold onto. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. RIP Lorenzo
maryanne tracey
January 30, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to Lorenzo's family and friends. I was born and raised in Frankford and he gave me my first, decent hair cut...other than my Mom trying to "cut it!" He fixed me up good....even after I tried to cut my own bangs. The man was a saint...a blessing and a ray of hope amongst the hopeless. I will never forget his pleasant demeanor and his dedication to the neighborhood. I've spent the last 8 years at Frankford-Frankford Hospital as an employee and, like I mentioned earlier, I was born and raised in Frankford...went to Edmunds then Frankford High. Lorenzo was literally the last man standing on Frankford Avenue and nothing is more impressive than his love and faith in the neighborhood, no matter what. He will be sorely missed. Loved him...truly! May God bless and keep him and his family.
Dawn Scott
January 30, 2015
I was saddened when I saw the flowers as I was passing in my car. A part of Frankford for many years. A fine businessman.
suzette coates
January 30, 2015
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Robert Boland
January 30, 2015
Lorenzo, you were loved by all and will be missed my all.
My family will miss you and the smile you wore everyday for everyone. You brought joy to many people.
Rest in Peace.
JoAnn Sirois
January 30, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. DellaValle's passing. I didn't know him well, but I walked passed his shop daily and he always had a kind smile and wave for me everyday. I will miss that warmth from him each day that I walk by now. RIP
Melissa Madl
January 30, 2015
I grew up in Frankford and fondly remember the way Lorenzo greeting everyone as they passed by his shop. As a teenaged girl, I went there often for haircuts and enjoyed listening to everyone talk as I waited my turn.
Cathy Lenhardt Duffy
January 30, 2015
I like hundreds if not thousands of Frankfordians/Northwoodians got my hair cut at Lorenzo's growing up. The old Pixie cut! I am 58 now. I remember him fondly. He was always nice, funny, charming and had smiles for everyone! He will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family. RIP dear man.
Janet Murphy
January 30, 2015
R.I.P. Lorenzo you were a great friend for many, many years. We will miss you very much.
January 29, 2015
Zio Lorenzo, you worked so hard all your life and gave so much of yourself to family and friends. You have left us too soon. Now it's time to go rest and breathe.
I will cherish all our memories and will miss you.
Love, Teresa
Teresa Tumasz
January 29, 2015
Lorenzo will be truly missed, my father went to him all the time when he lived down there. Rest in peace
Carol Ferraro
January 29, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the Family and Friends of Lorenzo.
He was such a Kind Gentle Man, And Always had a Warm Smile and a WAVE for You as You passed by his Shop... He will be Missed by Many, But NEVER Forgotten!
Rest in peace Lorenzo
Michele Petner Larsen
January 29, 2015
Lorenzo will be truly missed by many . His big smile friendly chats always made me and everyone who were blessed to know him feel like family.
Louise Taliaferro
January 29, 2015
he is a big part of frankford, he swept his sidewalk daily he always had a joke to tell or a smile to give u, his passing will leave a huge hole in the community
ella ryan
January 29, 2015
To the DellaValle family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Compare Lorenzo will forever be in our hearts. With deepest sympathy, from the Macchiavelli Family and Nieves Family
Angela Nieves
January 29, 2015
Thirty years ago I went to Lorenzo's for the first time to have my hair cut, Somehow I forgot my money...Lorenzo pated me on the head and said don't you worry about it you have a nice day.....I ran home that day got my money went back paid him and got 90% of the rest of my haircuts in my life from him ( and Libby)
Dan
January 29, 2015
Even though we moved from the area, my son continued to go back for haircuts. Lorenzo gave him a haircut right before Christmas. He will certainly be missed.
Barbara Green
January 29, 2015
I have known Lorenzo for 35 years. He has been my barber and friend since 1980. A true good and hard working man, what a gentleman. I continued to go to him for haircuts even though I no longer live in that area. He just cut my hair 2 weeks ago on Monday. Upon leaving his shop I would say " See you soon", his reply was always, "God spare, stay well" God Bless Lorenzo, I will miss you and never forget you!
Glenn Hoensch
January 29, 2015
My dear Lorenzo. I will miss your beautiful voice when you would refer to me as bella Renee. You are a first class person. Always and foremost a gentleman. Always with a kind word or a funny story. You will always be in my thoughts and my heart. Caio my friend. Renee Fargason
January 29, 2015
I knew Lorenzo since 1980. Going to him for 35 years even though I no longer lived in the area. Just got him to cut my hair Monday 2 weeks ago. He was a good, hard working man. Every time upon leaving his shop I would say, "See you soon" his reply was always "God spare, stay well". God Bless my friend.
Glenn Hoensch
January 29, 2015
Gabriella, I'm sorry to hear that your father passes away. A long time has passes since I saw him last but he often comes to mind every time I slow dance with my husband. When I was single and he would dance with me at family gatherings the one lesson I learned from him was " let the man lead". Those word come into my mind everytime . I will always remember him for that lesson!
Terry Tiano- Mellon
January 29, 2015
I started going to Lorenzo for haircuts almost a decade ago. Always smiling, always asking how my family was - an all-around great man. I will miss you, Lorenzo. RIP my friend.
Bob Grochowski
January 29, 2015
Lorenzo was the best. I'll miss him. Jim Creedon
January 29, 2015
Thank you Lorenzo,for giving me my first real hair cut when I was in eight grade the best hair cut I ever had.
January 28, 2015
Lorenzo would serve me Cappuccino or Expresso each time I visited the shop. He and I had this game of telling each other a new joke each visit.

His stories and his surviving the Andrea Doria we're amazing!

Hard working, Polite, Funny, Class Guy always!

His humor and smile will be truly missed!
Robert Boland
January 28, 2015
Blessed is the one who has seen the light of friendship, the strength to endure, the inner peace to raise a family with joy and to teach all whom your been a friend to that life and your memories will last forever. I'll remember our talks for over 35 years. The river got narrower but you I will cherish forever.
Barry Rockmacher
January 28, 2015
Lorenzo was the best. Cut everyone's hair in my family . Will be missed by everyone in frankford.
eric olsen
January 28, 2015
I will miss you Lorenzo you were a good friend God bless
January 28, 2015
He is the "litmus" I hold ALL barbers and hair stylist to!!! No one has given me a better hair cut to this day, than Lorenzo!!! I'm sure he heard the Lord say, "Well done, good and faithful servant, come into your rest!"
Joe Ferraro
January 28, 2015
I will miss seeing your smiling face on Frankford Ave. You always had a kind word to say to all those who passed by. You were definitely an icon in Frankford, and I'm sure you will be missed by many. R.I.P. sweet Lorenzo.
Nora Gallagher
January 28, 2015
Thank you Mr. Lorenzo
steven stevenbull
January 28, 2015
I will miss you Lorenzo! Thanks for your friendship and stories. You will always be remember in Frankford.
Barbara Jones
January 28, 2015
our deepest sympathys to your family Lorenzo from 3 generations of Collins' formerly from Allengrove St Be at Peace
sue collins
January 28, 2015
TO THE FAMILY OF LORENZO from 3 generations of the Collins family May he rest in eternal peace on the right hand of God
January 28, 2015
15 years of monthly trips to his shop and Lorenzo was always a gentleman, full of character -- a constant joker and a compassionate soul concerned about the welfare of others. Lorenzo, you will be missed.
Justin Ennis
January 28, 2015
BLESS YOU LORENZO!!!
Joe Philiponis
January 28, 2015
I will always remember your stories and wisdom.........rest well my dear friend

Christine Bull
January 28, 2015
a good friend ,an i will surly miss him,rip friend.
January 28, 2015
RIP Mr. DellaValle,
Thank You for always making me feel like a gentleman and taking me from the Booster Seat to the Big Barber Chair. You will always be Frankford Ave. finest. Rest Now,
Joseph O'Neill
A deticated customer since 1968
Joseph O'Neill
January 28, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful man. I have been having my hair done by Lorenzo since 1981, and always enjoyed his banter and stories. I will miss him. My prayers are with the family and hope you can take comfort in the fact that the suffering is gone.
Cathy Hart
January 28, 2015
I have many fond memories of Lorenzo; many of them simple...sharing dinner and talking while visiting his daughter Gabriella. He had a great sense of humor and a charming smile. I loved watching him and his daughter speak Italian to each other. God Bless Lorenzo.
-Kim Bersani
Kim Bersani
January 28, 2015
So sorry to hear of Lorenzo's passing, he will be sadly missed by all his friends and family. Lorenzo was an icon in Frankford, and with him gone, what will everyone do. He always had a beautiful smile and always had nice things to say. May you rest in peace and may God give your friends and family the strength they need to go on without you in their lives.
Dorothy Bailey
January 28, 2015
God Bless him all the hair cuts and talk
Mary Zindell
January 28, 2015
God Bless You Lorenzo. You will be sadly missed by many. Condolences to his family.
Anthony Smial
January 28, 2015
My dear friend LORENZO I've known u since I was a kid...sorry you had leave us. My condolences to your family.the world just got a little less bright without U here. Rest easy my friend
traci ruderick
January 28, 2015
So sorry to hear of his passing. He cut my hair as a child and my father still gets his hair cut there! The passing of a true Frankford legend. RIP Lorenzo.
Eileen Smith
January 28, 2015
He was a gentlemen,who will be remembered for more then just haircuts.
Blessings to him and his family.
Dorothy Noble
January 28, 2015
I will cherish the memories of knowing you for the 50





I will cherish the 50+ years of your friendship. Rest in peace my friend Love you!









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Emily Naccarato
January 28, 2015
My Condolences and Prayers for his Family. He was a great man who will be missed.
Ellie Neitzel
January 28, 2015
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Lorenzo. He is a legend to countless of people who knew him and knew of him. God Bless all his loved ones.
Chris McCloskey
Christine McCloskey
January 28, 2015
I will miss you uncle Lawrence
David Tiano
January 28, 2015
Sending prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Lorenzo. A kind, sweet man who could work magic with a pair of scissors. He will be missed by so many people. RIP
Mary Bebb
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