Jerry J. DelBalso, 69, of Warren, Pa., died Saturday afternoon, November 9, 2013 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, Pa. after a brief illness. He was born October 4, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI. He was son of the late Dr. Jerry J. and Katherine Blemm DelBalso.
Jerry was a Warren area resident since 1999 and was formerly of Westfield, N.Y. He attended Onodago College and graduate of Cornell University in 1968 with a Bachelors of Science Degree.
He had been employed with Welch Juice Co. and Better Bake of North East, Pa. and retired from Pellegrino Foods of Warren, Pa.
After retiring he was employed as a school bus driver with Lewis Busing Company. He had a strong love for Antiques and he and his wife, are current owner and operator of "Off the Beaten Path" antique store, Warren, Pa. He enjoyed duck carving and in his younger years, he coached youth baseball in the Westfield, N.Y. area. He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Ethel Tomaino DelBalso whom he married September 30, 2000 in Hamilton, N.Y.
3 Children Joseph E. DelBalso of Baltimore, MD, Christine A. Zernick and husband, John of Shaker Heights, OH., Patricia M. Wetterhahn and husband, Jon M. of Clayton, N.Y.
2 Stepsons Russell Anderson and Andrew Ryan both of Warren, Pa., 1 Sister Nancy DelBalso of Bouckville, N.Y., 5 Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Sister Katherine VanTassel, 1 Brother Jack DelBalso, 1 Granddaughter Nicole Wetterhahn.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church with Fr. Walter E. Packard, Pastor of St. Titus R.C. Church, Titusville, Pa. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, Pa. 16365 or a charity of one's choice. Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com