Elmer DeLuca, Avid Fisherman

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Information provided by Castiglione Funeral Home:

Elmer R. DeLuca, Sr. passed away peacefully on his 93rd birthday on Dec. 27. He was born on December 27, 1921 to Anthony & Ida (nee Crosby) DeLuca in Greenwich.

Elmer graduated from Stamford High School and worked for Pitney Bowes for over 40 years before retiring in 1982. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and subsequently served in the Navy Reserve and the Air National Guard until 1961.

In 1945 he married Mary Mitchell who predeceased him on June 26, 2013 after 67 years of marriage.

Elmer was an original member of the Mianus River Boat and Yacht Club and he was an avid fisherman whose lifelong hobby was making and restoring fishing rods and reels.

Elmer is survived by his children Jack E. DeLuca (Vickie), Elmer R. DeLuca, Jr. (Carol), his grandchildren, Jeffrey (Diana) DeLuca, Cary (Walter) Loffredo, Christopher and Lauren DeLuca, his great grandchildren Michael DeLuca, Max and Lucia Loffredo. Elmer is predeceased by his sister Sadie, brothers Anthony, Frank, Wallace, Vincent, and Alfred.

Visitation will be held on Monday Dec. 29, 2014 from 4:00pm  to 8:00pm at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave.

A Mass will be held on Tuesday Dec. 30, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Catherine of Siena Church 4 Riverside Ave. Entombment to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North St.

In lieu of flowers donations made to Wounded Warrior Project or St. Catherine of Siena Church would be appreciated.