Frank John Delello
Frank John Delello, 77, of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully on 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 1960's. 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, who were the loves of his life. He is also survived by 4 sisters, his loving sisters-in-law, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. John was also predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Friends may call Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. 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. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.