Archive for Thursday, July 1, 2004

Henry J. Delligatti

1916-2004

July 1, 2004

Mass of Christian burial for Henry Joseph Delligatti, 87, Eudora, was Tuesday, June 29, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial was in Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery, Eudora.
Mr. Delligatti died Friday, June 25, 2004, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.
He was born Nov. 5, 1916, in Connellsville, Pa., the son of Vincenzo and Maria Antoinette Predenty Delligatti.
Mr. Delligatti grew up in Connellsville and graduated from high school there.
While serving as staff sergeant in the 28th Division in World War II, Mr. Delligatti was given an appointment as second lieutenant in the Medical Administration Corps. In December 1944 he was captured in the Battle of the Bulge. He was not liberated until the end of the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal at a special ceremony at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, for wounds received in action against the enemy in the European Theater of Operations.
Mr. Delligatti worked for Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto and Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory in Cumberland, Md.
He and his wife also owned a business when they lived in New Jersey.
He married Mary Jane Hall in August 1949 in Pennsylvania. She died May 7, 2004.
Survivors include two sisters, Loretta Stitt, Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Philomina Buffo, Pittsburgh; three nieces, Pam Pineda, Lawrence, Jane Eisele, Victoria, Texas, and Sharon Bray of Raytown, Mo.; and two nephews, John Hall Jr. and Larry Hall, both of Lee's Summit, Mo.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.

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