EMIDDIO DOMINICK DIMARTINO
EMIDDIO DOMINICK DIMARTINO The DiMartino Family announces the passing of Emiddio Dominick DiMartino at the age of 93 at his home on March 30, 2020. Dee served in the Marines during WWII in the pacific theater which he was profoundly proud of. In 1973 Dee & his wife, Shirley, moved from South Orange, New Jersey to Las Vegas, Nevada with their children Ricky, Terese, David, Mark, Gigi & Aimee. Together they opened up DiMartino's Italian Deli. It soon became DiMartino's Italian Restaurant serving as one of Las Vegas premier restaurants for over 30 years. It was here that Dee & Shirley were their happiest sharing their life and treating their patrons as if they were family. He was a happy man who was always ready with a smile and a joke for all who passed through DiMartino's doors. He was a deeply religious man who attended church at St. Anne's, St. Viator's & St. Thomas More until the last month of his life. Dee was a family man and is survived by his wife Shirley, 6 children, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was loved by many. He is missed dearly. Mass service will be held at St. Thomas More July 27th at 10am.

Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jul. 18, 2021.
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27
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Thomas More
NV
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I MISS YOU DAD. I MISS YOU VERY MUCH. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MISSING ANYTHING YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN OR WHAT I'M FEELING. HOW DESPERATELY I WISH I COULD ASK HIM ONE MORE QUESTION, OR ASK HIM ONE MORE TIME WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT WHAT I'M THINKING. I'D GIVE ANYTHING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT JUST ONE MORE TIME. TO TELL HIM I'LL DO MY BEST FOR THE REST MY LIFE TO KEEP THE VALUES HE TAUGHT , TO BE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE, TO LOVE MY FAMILY AS HE LOVED US. THERE IS A POEM I'D LIKE TO SHARE BY MAYA ANGELOU. IT'S CALLED "WHEN GREAT TREES FALL" WHEN GREAT TREES FALL, ROCKS ON DISTANT HILLS SHUDDER, LIONS HUNKER DOWN IN TALL GRASSES, AND EVEN ELEPHANTS LUMBER AFTE SAFETY. WHEN GREAT TREES FALL IN FORRESTS, SMALL THINGS RECOIL INTO SILENCE, THEIR SENSES ERODED BEYOND FEAR. WHEN GREAT SOULS DIE, THE AIR AROUND US BECOMES LIGHT, RARE, STERILE. WE BREATHE, BRIEFLY. OUR EYES, BRIEFLY, SEE WITH A HURTFUL CLARITY. OUR MEMORY, SUDDENLY SHARPENED, EXAMINES, GNAWS ON KIND WORDS UNSAID, PROMISED WALKS NEVER TAKEN. GREAT SOULS DIE AND OUR REALITY, BOUND TO THEM, TAKES LEAVE OF US. OUR SOULS, DEPENDENT UPON THEIR NURTURE, NOW SHRINK, WIZENED. OUR MINDS, FORMED AND INFORMED BY THEIR RADIANCE, FALL AWAY. WE ARE NOT SO MUCH MADDENED AS REDUCED TO THE UNUTTERABLE INGNORANCE OF DARK, COLD CAVES. AND WHEN GREAT SOULS DIE, AFER A PERIOD PEACE BLOOMS, SLOWLY AND ALWAYS IRREGULARLY. SPACES FILL WITH A KIND OF SOOTHING ELECTRIC VIBRATION. OUR SENSES, RESTORED, NEVER TO BE THE SAME, WHISPER TO US. THEY EXISTED. THEY EXISTED. WE CAN BE. BE AND BE BETTER. FOR THEY EXISTED. THE PHOTO, FOUR GENERATIONS OF DIMARTINOS. EMIDDIO, MARK, JACOB AND HIS MAJESTY ELIAS.
MARK JUDE DIMARTINO
July 22, 2021
RIP A great person and had one of the best Italian restaurants, always enjoyed going there for many yrs.
gabriel t ruz
July 20, 2021
The world has lost a wonderful man. Condolences to the family. Len Hornsby and I ate at the restaurant forever. Dee and Ricky treated us as part of the family.
Rochelle Hornsby
July 19, 2021
It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of "Dee" DiMartino. He had without a doubt the best family friendly Italian restaurant in Las Vegas. In the late 70s I took my family, my wife and two boys every Monday night to have our traditional Italian dinner and watch Monday night football. It was my only night off and Dee not only had our special booth waiting but with his charm and demeanor we felt that he was part of our family. It is no wonder that his son Mark carried on the DiMartino family tradition of fine restaurants. Dee may you Rest In Peace and eternal love with our Heavenly Father. You truly were a special person.
John C.
Friend
July 19, 2021
As one of Dee's first customers at the Deli, it is with sadness that I read of his passing. God rest your soul, Dee.
Mark Thibodeau
Friend
July 19, 2021
To the DiMartino Family: Deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious Dee. He always had a joke for us when we came in for dinner, and was a very warm host. May your memories of him, and that of a life well-lived sustain you forever.
Marietta Henry
July 18, 2021
sympathy and condolences to the family of a lovely man.
Bill Marchant
July 18, 2021
My condolences on his passing. My family loved DiMartino´s and some of my fondest childhood memories are of our Tuesday night dinners there with my entire family. Mr. D always treated us like family. I still miss that salad dressing. The best!
Amy Alderfer
July 18, 2021
I went to school with Dave and remember what a kind family man he was
Sue Harkins Weakland
Friend
July 18, 2021
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