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Isidoro M. DeFilippis  

Isidoro M. DeFilippis
“Izzy”

 January 26, 1942 –  July 8, 2014

Isidoro M. DeFilippis, known fondly as “Izzy”, age 72, of Clayton, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 26, 1942, Izzy was a son of the late Isidoro DeFilippis and Concetta Barranco DeFilippis. He proudly served his country as a member of the Delaware Air National Guard. Izzy made has career as a mechanic with Bear Alignment located in Wilmington, where he worked for many years. He later owned and operated Izzy’s Auto in Cheswold and Smyrna for 30 years.

Izzy held a special place in his heart for animals and cherished his two lovely dogs, Winnie and Sparky. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and friend who will be dearly missed.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the entire staff of Seasons Hospice for the exceptional care given to Izzy during his illness.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Luigi and Alfonse DeFilippis. Izzy is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Diane M. Blanchfield DeFilippis; son, James A. DeFilippis of Clayton; brothers, John DeFilippis of Milton and Joe DeFilippis of Newark; and many special nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, July 11, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. dorothy wingate, July 10, 2014

    Diane and Jimmy Please accept my dearest sympathy on the passing if Izzy. I remenber when he was a teenager he would often come over here and want to hang out with Clyde. He was a very giving person. My sympathy to the rest of the DiFilippis family. D. Wingate

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  2. Robert Griffin, July 10, 2014

    Sorry for your loss.

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  3. Mr and Mrs Frank Nesci Sr, July 10, 2014

    Our condolences, the Nesci family, Frank, Betty and family

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  4. Joyce Ryall Armstrong, July 11, 2014

    John, just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my prayers.

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  5. Joe Noble, July 11, 2014

    Izzy will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was like a big brother to me growing up with one of my best friends John. I am sorry for your loss.

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  6. Alice Thielemann, July 11, 2014

    I have lots of memories of Izzy which always brings smiles. I appreciate the respect he had for my parents and I am glad he was a neighbor. To me he was a participant in life, not just a spectator. My sympathy to his family and friends for their loss.

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  7. ClaireLNoble, July 15, 2014

    I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Izzy was a great guy and loved by many.

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  8. Flo Russell (Peanut), August 18, 2014

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I first met Izzy when he use to talk with my father about animals and cars always seemed like animals and cars. Very pleasant and respectful to my parents and I’m glad to have met him and know him as one of our neighbors while growing up. Safe in the Arms of his Angel now.

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