• DELANKO RONALD J. Of Eastmont,...

DELANKO
RONALD J.
Of Eastmont, Wilkins Twp.,
age 82, died unexpectedly on
Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Beloved husband of Mary
Elizabeth "Betty" (Martinelli)
for 57 years; loving father of
Susan (David) DiFuccia of
Wilkins Twp. and Joseph J.
(Valarie) Delanko of Erie; proud
and dear grandfather of
Dominic DiFuccia; Morgan and
Ethan Delanko and Ryan Dill;
brother-in-law of Donna
(Emilio) Cipollone of FL, Sylvia
(John) Martinelli and Cindy
(Frank) Rizza, all of Wilkins
Twp.; Ron is also survived by
nieces and nephews. Ron was
a graduate of the former St.
Michael High School on the
SouthSide and attended the
University of Pittsburgh on a
baseball scholarship. He
served our country in the
Army Reserves. Ron became
trained as a Medical
Technologist with the Veterans
Administration Medical Center
on Highland Drive and spent
his career with the V.A. Ron
loved baseball and volunteered as
a coach for the Eastmont
Baseball Association while Joe
played through all of the age
levels. Ron also served on the
Recreation Board of the
Wilkins Twp. He also was a
longtime member and
volunteer of St. John Fisher
Church. Friends are welcome
on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and
Sunday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m.
at PATRICK T. LANIGAN
FUNERAL HOME AND
CREMATORY, Turtle Creek/
Monroeville Chapel, 1111
Monroeville Ave. at James St.,
Turtle Creek (412) 823-9350.
Mass of Christian Burial will be
in St. John Fisher Church on
Monday at 10 a.m. with retired
pastor, Fr. Carl Gentile, serving
as celebrant. Ron will be laid
to rest in Good Shepherd
Cemetery. Memorial donations
may be made to the charity of
one's choice.
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PostedNovember 09, 2018