Patrick Gus DiLuccia was born in Paterson, New Jersey,
July 3, 1931. He and his parents, Gus and Theresa DiLuccia, moved to Burbank California when Pat was only
3 years old. He had two younger brothers, Don and Rich.
Pat graduated from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School and attended a 2-year college studying art.
On June 2, 1956, Pat was united in marriage to Anita (Ricotta) in Burbank, California. Pat was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved time with family, the ocean, gardening, playing family poker, and reading. He especially loved all things cars!
As a young man, Pat served 4 years in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Airman First Class. He was a veteran of the Korean War and earned the Korean, United Nations, and National Defense Service Medals. Pat returned from military service and began a long life of entrepreneurship. He loved to work. He started several businesses with his brothers, most notably as Chevron Corporation service station owners in Southern California.
Pat and Anita resided for over 20 years in Paso Robles, California, where he reluctantly retired at the age of 82. In 2017, they moved to Logsden, Oregon. He loved to watch the beautiful Siletz River run past their house while sitting on the back deck.
Pat went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents and youngest brother, Rich. He is survived by his wife Anita, his daughters, Nikki Tolley and her husband Joe, Jackie Hubble and her husband John, his five grandchildren, one great grandson, his brother Don, many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Pat will be remembered for his love of family, his generosity, and his enduring faith in God. Pat grew to be a mighty man of God who lived his faith in front of everyone who knew him. Pat read his Bible daily. At last count, he was on his seventh trip through the Bible! The family takes comfort in the confidence that Pat heard those words, "Well done, good and faithful servant," as he entered rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Graveside service is Saturday, February 5th 1pm Siletz Riverside Cemetery
Please come prepared for inclement weather.
Patrick DiLuccia’s family welcome any contribution you might like to make to his local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post:
VFW Post 732
Siletz, OR 97380
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