BOARDMAN, Ohio – John P. Dell’Arco, 94, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley’s Hospice House.
John was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Colver, Pa., the son of Martin and Emperial Dell’Arco.
John worked over 20 years as a construction superintendent with the DeBartolo Corp., before moving to California in 1977.
While in California he was employed by the Lyle Parks Construction Co. as a project manager, before retiring in 1989 and moving back to Ohio.
John was a talented craftsman and wood carver. Everyone knew him by his cigars, great cooking, sense of humor, and love of singing.
He honorably and faithfully served his country during World War II with the U.S. Infantry in the European Theater.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Thomas, Ray, Lewis, Fred, Theresa, Nancy, William “Lefty,” and Samuel; and step siblings Ben and Antonette.
His wife, Linda, whom he married July 30, 1938, passed away May 3, 1995.
He will always be loved and remembered by his three daughters, Linda Maybury of Port Charlotte, Florida, Nancy (David) Slivka of Russell, Ohio, and Cristina (Jack) Raver of Boardman, OH; four grandchildren, John Degli, Alexia Pozar, Linda Jean Degli, and Angel (David) Richmond; four great-grandchildren, Michael and Anthony Nicholson, Adam Hawkins, and Andrew Richmond; a brother, Neal (Mary) Dell’Arco; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and other friends.
There will be a 1:30 p.m. memorial Mass on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown, Ohio where friends may call from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the church.
The Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home have been bestowed the honor and privilege of handling the funeral arrangements for John.
Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com
to view this tribute and send condolences to John’s family.
The family would like to thank Hospice House, St. Elizabeth Health Center and Vista Center of Boardman, Ohio for their kind and loving treatment.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice House