John M Deluca

November 12, 1942 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 78)

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John M. Deluca


Of Thornton, PA, passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2021, after a courageous battle with the degenerative neurological disease of ALS. Born in Mount Pleasant, PA John was the youngest child of parents Carl and Grace Deluca, both deceased.

John is survived by his loving and caring wife of 44 years, Patricia, his children and greatest joy, Beth McCarry (James), Michael Deluca (Colleen), and grandchildren Grace and Sarah. Survived by sister, Agnes Lipko (Andrew) and brother, Carl Deluca (Bonnie), and predeceased by sister, Patricia Labuda and brother Michael Deluca. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

John received his BS Ed. from California State and M. Ed from Temple University and Villanova University. He was a beloved teacher at Upper Darby School District for 42 years and touched the lives of many students. John taught several subjects throughout his career, and finally he got to teach his hobby, US History, until his retirement. He always said, “if you teach your hobby, you will never work a day in your life.”

A true history buff, John was an avid reader, stamp collector and enjoyed traveling and exploring the national and historical treasures of our country. A lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, John was True black and gold to the core.

John was a proud member of the   Newtown Square Presbyterian Church, PSEA Retired and the DHMS Breakfast Club.

The family expresses their deepest appreciation to our treasured friends who never left our side throughout this difficult journey. Special Thanks to our nurses and caregivers who lifted John in body and spirit every day.  Theresa Haynes, Kim Carroll, Belinda Ervin, and Peggy Harris. Thank you to ALS of Greater Philadelphia and Play for the A’s for their outpouring of love and support and reminding us, we were never alone.

In lieu of flowers, the Family asks that donations would be appreciated to honor John, to those who supported him throughout his battle.  

ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Rd., #260, Ambler, PA 19002, specify to support the Howard I. Abrams in-home care program in Johns name.

The Community Foundation, 900 W. Sproul Rd., Suite 101, Springfield, PA 19064, Please indicate donations are directed to “Play for the A’s” fund.  

Newtown Square Presbyterian Church, 3600 Goshen Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service, Wednesday, Sept. 8th at 11:00 AM in the Newtown Square Presbyterian Church 3600 Goshen Rd., Newtown Square, PA 19073, where friends may call after 10:00 AM. Interment is PRIVATE

Arrangements by Logan-Videon Funeral Home, Broomall

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September 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Newtown Square Presbyterian Church
3600 Goshen Rd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Funeral Service
September 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Newtown Square Presbyterian Church
3600 Goshen Rd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073

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