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Obituaries

May 24, 2013

Nicholas Direnzo

HOLLSOPPLE — DIRENZO – Nicholas, 81, Hollsopple, died May 22, 2013, at Windber Hospice. Born March 12, 1932, in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, son of Dominick and Mary (Verna) Direnzo. Preceded in death by parents; infant daughter, Colleen Diane; and brothers, Bill and Leroy. Survived by wife of 58 years, Delretta A. “Tina” (Hall); children, Lisa A., married to William Rievel, Johnstown; Tammy L. Direnzo, Columbus, Ohio; Nicholas D., Hollsopple; and Dominick M., New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Robert Speicher; Chad Speicher, and wife, Marge; Zachariah Tucker, and wife, Melissa; Crystal Speicher; Emily Tucker; and Tony and Amber Direnzo; great-granddaughter, Josalyn Speicher; brother, DuWayne, married to the former Carol Marone, Hollsopple; and sister, Carole, married to Joe Achten, Laguna Nigel, Calif. A graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, having retired as a chief petty officer after 20 years of service. Member of Jerome Sportsmen’s and Christian Assembly Church, Hollsopple, where he served as a deacon. Life member of DAV, Johnstown Chapter, and Fleet Reserve Association. Former van driver for Somerset County Transportation Service for 35 years. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman. Nick was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. The family would like to thank Windber Hospice, especially Dorothy Altman, for all their kindness and compassion. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Richard F. Lambert, presiding. Interment, POS of A Cemetery, Hooversville, with military honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. Donations in Nick’s memory may be sent to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.

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