Pellegrino “Pelly” J. DiMarco, 87, of Morehead City, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Cherry Point Bay Nursing & Rehab Center in Havelock.
The family is holding a memorial service to celebrate his life on February 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Egbert Catholic Church. Burial will follow at a future date in Williamsport, PA.
Pelly enjoyed many things in his life, such as hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. He retired as Deputy Platoon Chief from the Williamsport Bureau of Fire in Williamsport, PA where he served loyally for 27 years. He was a proud soldier of the United States Army where he served as a Jump Master in the 82nd Airborne Division. Pelly was also a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary L. Cillo DiMarco; daughters, M. Catherine Gelnett (husband Timothy); Paula Young (husband Dr. Thomas), sister, Donna Lee Engel (husband William); and grandchildren, Whitney Gelnett Gable, Lindsey Gelnett Schwellinger, and Thomas J. Young.
He is preceded in death by his son, Pelly Joseph DiMarco.
The family will receive friends for a reception and to share memories following the service in Moeslein Hall at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project; https://communityfundraising.woundedwarriorproject.org/campaign/Pellegrino-J-DiMarco
Or write checks out to Wounded Warrior Project Pellegrino J. DiMarco Memorial Fund P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675