John Joseph DeLuco

John Joseph (Jack) DeLuco, July 21, 1924 | March 21, 2011. Mourning his loss are his son Stephen and daughter-in-law Maria of San Francisco and his grandchildren Jack and Tomas. He was preceded in death by his son Jackie. Jack was born in Boston, attended St. Columbkilles Grade School and Brighton High School, than attended Florida Southern College on a baseball scholarship. Jack cut short his education to enlist with the Army in May, 1943. In the Army, Jack was assigned to the 27th Evacuation Hospital, part of the 486th Collecting Company, as a Medical Aidman and awarded the Victory Medal in part for his action in Italy at Arno. Following the war, Jack worked at Luxor Lighting retiring in 1986 as Regional Manager for New England. He was a kind and caring person, whose sense of humor and generosity of spirit will be missed by those that he touched. Jacks drive focused on making a contribution to the community. Jack was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 2022 in Oak Square. In his role as Post Commander, Jack founded the Oak Square Chargers Drill Team, and also sponsored the Faneuil Little League Chargers Baseball Team. After retirement and relocation to Chicopee, Jack help established the local Chicopee Branch of the AARP. Following a brief stay in Melbourne, Florida, Jack moved to San Francisco over 16 years ago to be closer to his family. He is buried at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.

Published in The Allston Tab from Apr. 9 to Apr. 16, 2011