John E. DePellegrini
Age 85, of Aspinwall, passed peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Son of the late John A. and Mary (Ramella) DePellegrini; beloved husband of 60 years to Annamae (Fitzgerald) DePellegrini; loving father of John T. (Sandra) DePellegrini, Kathleen (Scott) Graf, Douglas DePellegrini (Karen Giesy), Darrin DePellegrini (Jill Zito), Dennis (Lynn) DePellegrini and Mary (Dale) Curtz; cherished grandfather of fifteen, Riley (Jim), Mitchel, Stefani, Allison, Jacklyn, Darrin, Amelia, Benjamin, Maxwell, Jamison, Brooklyn, Spencer, Jenna, John, and Isabella; brother of Donald D. (Rosemarie Pope) DePellegrini and the late Louis J. DePellegrini and wife, Rosemarie Monaco. Born in 1932, he grew up in Lincoln Avenue District and attended Westinghouse High School (1951). As a Pittsburgh native, John was a lifetime hockey fan including the Pittsburgh Hornets and Penguins. John worked for 45 years as a bricklayer, retiring at age 63 in 1996. He served in the US army from 1955 to 1957. John’s hobbies included reading the newspaper, cutting out and sorting the interesting articles, and collecting comic books, baseball cards, and matchbooks. He loved going through his prized collections, reorganizing them, and showing them to his friends and family. John loved his family, his hobbies, and socializing, and enjoyed attending picnics and family gatherings. He was a proud member of the Italian Club, the Bricklayer Local 9 Union, and St. Scholastica Catholic Church. John will always be remembered by his family for being a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather. His infectious smile touched the lives of everyone around him. He left us with many memories, jokes, songs and sayings. His spirit will live on through us always, knowing that our “Pepaw” is now at peace. Visitation Friday, January 26, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave, Aspinwall, where a parting prayer will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Scholastica Church, Aspinwall. Interment private.