Mr. John DeLoia, 83, of Perry Twp. passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in the Northview Estates. Mr. DeLoia was born on November 30, 1933 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph A. and Eda Bettoni DeLoia. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1951 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. John served with the U.S. Army from November 9, 1954 until his discharge on November 8, 1956 at Fort McClellan in Alabama and held the rank of SP 3. He had worked at DeLoia’s Market from 1954 to 1972, and at Clem’s Trailer Sales for 30 years as a saleperson. He also helped at his wife Bette’s Dance Studio for numerous years. John had served as the co-chairperson for all the Ellwood City parades for almost 50 years, co-chairperson for the Entertainment at the Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, and Food Festival, and was a committee member for the After-Prom. He helped his wife with the Ellwood City High School Marching Blue Band, and was an announcer for the Ellwood City Football half time shows. He is a member of the Sons of Italy #608, and a former member of the Purification BVM Church finance committee, and the Ellwood City Elks Club where he served as the Exalted Ruler twice.
Mr. DeLoia is survived by his wife, Bette Baney DeLoia whom he married on August 30, 1969, his sisters-in-law, Lil DeLoia, and Shirley DeLoia both of Ellwood City, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Louis, and James DeLoia, his brother-in-law Theodore Amadio, and his sister, Anna Amadio who passed away the same day as John. Visitation for John and his sister Anna will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A mass of Christian burial for he and his sister Anna will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Zachary Galiyas officiating.
Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the church on Wednesday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.
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