David L. DeLullo, Sr.

David L. DeLullo, Sr., 84, of 814 Silver Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness.

He was born January 18, 1933, in Force, son of the late Charles and Pearl Berti DeLullo. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville Schools.  David was a retired self-employed owner of several businesses.

On April 18, 1953, in St. Leo’s Church in Ridgway, David married Diane G. Liptak, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Diane Krise and her husband Michael and Susan Leithner and her husband Kenneth, both of St. Marys; seven sons, David L. DeLullo, Jr. and his wife Sara of St. Marys, John C. DeLullo and his wife Susan of Weedville, James M. DeLullo and his wife Laura of St. Marys, Richard S. DeLullo and his wife Linda of St. Marys, Michael J. DeLullo and his wife Jodi of St. Marys, Robert P. DeLullo and his wife Julie of St. Marys, and Charles W. DeLullo and his wife Shelly of St. Marys; 29 grandchildren; and by 29 great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters, Ermont Herzing of St. Marys and Margaret “Peggy” Guido and her husband Anthony of DuBois.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by one grandson, John Alexander DeLullo, who passed away in infancy in 1985; five sisters, Esther Saputo, Josephine Ford, Aileen DeLullo, Veronica Dobson, and Rose Maholtz; and by three brothers, Pat, Daniel, and Louis DeLullo.

David was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in the Korean War. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

Due to renovations at the Sacred Heart Church, family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, July 8, 2017, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, at 1:00 PM. Burial is in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.

Kathy Geelen July 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm

My deepest sympathy to all of you. His courageous fight for survival is over. He truly can Rest In Peace. Kathleen Geelen

Kathy Geelen July 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

My deepest sympathy to all of you. His courageous fight for survival is over. He truly can Rest In Peace. Kathy Geelen

Kathy and Jerry Meyer July 4, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Deepest sympathy to Diane and family. Whenever we think of Dave there will be a smile on our faces. Was a true friend!

Gregory M. Catalone July 4, 2017 at 6:45 pm

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

Ron & Denise Simbeck July 4, 2017 at 10:44 pm

Sending our sincere condolences to the Delullo Families. May he Rest In Peace.

Kathy and Jim Wonderly July 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

We are sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Victoria Auman July 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

My deepest sympathy to ALL of you. Dave was a great guy and I am glad to have known him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Dave Hillebrand July 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm


My condolences to you and the DeLullo family. Fond memories of your dad when Wendel and I would gas up for our return trip to Harrisburg.


Victoria Auman July 5, 2017 at 4:53 pm

To my nephews Jason, Joe, Jared, Josh and Jake Auman,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandfather. May God look down on you and sooth your hearts during this difficult time. Thoughts, prayers and love to you and yours.

Peggy Olewinski July 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Dearest DeLullo Family~
I am saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved family monarch. It was obvious how much you ALL cared & loved him so much. May memories of him comfort you as he is received by our Lord to his final home.
Deepest sympathies,
Peggy Olewinski, RN, PHD.

Rodney Salter July 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rod and Mary Salter

Rocco and Beth Petrilli and family July 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm

To the family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We fondly remember Dave’s smile and encouragement and the ways that he touched and supported those around him…… never left his presence without having a laugh.

Bob and Patty Carnes July 9, 2017 at 10:47 am

So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Our prayers for peace and comfort are with you. He was a great man and will be missed by all.

Mary J Catalone July 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Deepest sympathies to the DeLullo family. Dave was a great guy.

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