HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania – Victor DeVito passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Vic was born on September 27, 1927 in Campania, Italy. He was the third of four children of Rocco and Rose (DeLayo) DeVito. He immigrated to the United States with his parents and three siblings at the age of nine. They settled in Farrell, Pennsylvania.
He was a Pennsylvania State Wrestling Champion in 1947. He graduated from Farrell High School class of 1948.
Vic served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
In 1954 he married his wife, the late Clara Elizabeth Bosco.
Vic was employed by Westinghouse Electric Transformer Division for 38 years before retiring in 1984. He served as IUE Division Steward for 22 years.
He was always an active outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and golf. For many years he volunteered as a wrestling referee in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as a little league umpire. He was very active in local and state Democratic Party politics and once met President John F. Kennedy, whom he greatly admired.
He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
He is survived by his three children, Dawn (Richard) West, Victor (Sharon) DeVito, Jr. and Judy Townsen; by three grandchildren, Kyle West, Megan DeVito and Michael DeVito and by three great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife, Clara; sister, Grace DeMatteo and two brothers, Nicholas and Joseph and his daughter-in-law, Sharon.
The family would like to thank the dedicated and thoughtful caregivers at Hospitality Care Center nursing home in Hermitage, where he lived for 12 years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church Farrell, Pennsylvania, with Father Matthew Ruyechan officiating. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church.
Burial will take place in St. Anthony’s Cemetery Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements entrusted to Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
A television tribute will air May 5 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.