He was a loving, devoted father and huge New York Mets fan.
He was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund Sr. and Margaret DeLuca; and son, Jerry DeLuca.
He is survived by his children: Trey DeLuca Lassiter III, Chad DeLuca and wife, Kimberly, Daniel DeLuca and wife, Aubrey, Brian DeLuca and Aaron DeLuca, all of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren; siblings: Joe Coultry and wife, Judy Kaye, Todd DeLuca and wife, Minna, Lorene Musselwhite and Cheryl Bautista and husband, Joel; special cousins: Bill Coultry and Colleen Blanchard; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, in the chapel of Grissom-Serenity Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Grissom officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. today and Monday, from noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the DeLuca family guest book at www.grissomserenity.com.
Mark S. Grissom is the funeral director.