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Obituary: Diluzio, Romey

Age 84

DiLUZIO, Romey Romey was born in Spokane, WA on July 28, 1930, the youngest of eight children born to Romeo and Josephine (Notti) DiLuzio.

After several years of declining health he passed away peacefully on February 23, 2015, at Hospice House.

He was named after his father and in his youth was called Junior, or affectionately Uncle Ju by his numerous nieces and nephews.

A lifetime resident of Spokane, he grew up in the Minnehaha area and attended Cooper Elementary and John Rogers High School.

Romey married his lifetime partner, Shirley Shelton, on September 2, 1950, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church and they had over 64 wonderful years together.

His entire life was spent in sales in the food service industry - a career that suited his easy going, social disposition.

He retired from Nestle (formerly Carnation Food Service) after 31 years.

He liked to fish, hunt, and play poker - and enjoyed the many friendships resulting from these interests.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, and two brothers.

He leaves behind his devoted wife Shirley, sons Bruce (Meri Ellen) DiLuzio and Kenneth DiLuzio - all of Spokane, granddaughters Catherine (Braun) Frankel of Duluth, MN and Laura (Scott) Jones of Seattle, WA and great-granddaughter Laura Frankel.

Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, West 505 St. Thomas More Way, where he was a member for over 50 years.

A reception in the Parish Center will immediately follow the funeral service.

Private interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210-2215, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:

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