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March 17, 2014

John Delello

The Daily Star

---- — John Delello

BAINBRIDGE — Frank John Delello, 77, of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home with his loving family by his side.

John was born April 5, 1936, third son of 10 children to the late Anthony and Rose (Caracciolo) Delello in Bainbridge.

He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1956, and worked at Bainbridge Pharmacy for 55 years.

John married Sharon Bargher on March 7, 1970, in Bainbridge.

He played baseball for the Bainbridge Braves in the 1960s. John was a member of the Bainbridge Fire Department since 1954. He served actively for 37 years and as a senior member for the last 18 years. In 1955, he was a founding member of the Bainbridge Emergency Squad and John was honored as Fireman of the Year in 1979.

He liked to fish, bowl and play golf. John was inducted into the Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame in 1997, and bowled his only 300 game in 2002. He enjoyed playing cards with Regina, Doug and Marian and going to breakfast with longtime friends.

John is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sharon Delello, Bainbridge; son, James “Jim” Delello, Bainbridge; and his beloved granddaughters, Courtney and Abbey, they were the loves of his life. He is also survived by four sisters; his loving sisters-in-law; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was also predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the funeral chapel with Fr. Darr Schoenhofen officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Bainbridge.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.