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“My prayers and sincere condolences to the Delligatti Family. I am a big fan of the Big Mac! It goes so great with the also popular and delicious...Read More »
1 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Ellie and Family. Heart felt sympathy for your loss. Sending love and prayers from your pickle ball friend Loretta Daczkowski❤ ”
2 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Ellie. I was saddened to hear of the loss of your husband . I am .sending love and prayers to you during this difficult times. Your pickle...Read More »
3 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 59 | Posted by: Lisa Stone - Beaverfalls, PA

“To the best Uncle ever, thank you Uncle Jim. Fond memories of being with you at Deep Creek and playing billiards at your house.You were always so...Read More »
5 of 59 | Posted by: Scott Olsen - Carlsbad, CA

“Peace,,,. ”
6 of 59 | Posted by: Glen Hausfeld - Minneapolis, MN

“My condolences to the Delligatti Family for your loss of Jim. You are so blessed to have had him in your lives for such a long time. Thanks for...Read More »
7 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
8 of 59 | Posted by: - OH

“Ellie, Michael & familyMy sincere thoughts & prayers go out to you. May you cherish all your wonderful memories of him. Always delightful seeing all...Read More »
9 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Ellie, Michael & family,My sincere thoughts & prayers go out to you. May you always cherish the wonderful memories you have. Patty Manown Mash ”
10 of 59 | Posted by: Patty Manown - Deep Creek Lake, MD

“To the Delligatti Family:We share your sorrow, and hope it will comfort you to know that many hearts reach out to you in sympathy and love.May the...Read More »
11 of 59 | Posted by: St. Ferdinand Church - Comfort Blanket Ministry - PA

“Family & Friends,It was always nice seeing Mr Delligatti enjoying himself at Deep Creek Lake.He was quite the gentleman. We offer our sympathy &...Read More »
12 of 59 | Posted by: Stephen Tabone - Pittsburgh, PA

“So sorry for your loss. May Almighty God grant you peace as you cope with your loss. ”
13 of 59 | Posted by: - PA

“Rest in peace! My father, Jim Bailey, sold coffee to Jim's restaurants, while working for Breakfast Cheer, George L Neff, and Wechsler cofee...Read More »
14 of 59 | Posted by: James C Bailey Jr. - Charleston, SC

“Michael has left us, but his memory lives on through the most tastiest and popular sandwich he invented the "BIG MAC". It's the only thing I order...Read More »
15 of 59 | Posted by: Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN

“Ellie, Sorry for the loss of your husband. My Florida grandson had need of the Ronald McDonald facilities. Thanks also for providing a Ronald...Read More »
16 of 59 | Posted by: Libby Murphy - Glenshaw, PA

“Dear family and friends of Jim, I'm very sorry for your loss, may God make space in his heart for his memories Everyone loved him and respected...Read More »
17 of 59 | Posted by: Stephanie Hess - Elk Grove, CA

“Thank you for the BIG MAC! ”
18 of 59 | Posted by: Cathy Johnson - Lowell, NC


19 of 59 | Posted by: Lori Vinosky - Youngwood, PA

“Jim was a pioneer in the restaurant business. Thanks for your good food and memories. Rest in peace ”
20 of 59 | Posted by: A Lee

“Being a franchise partner I say thank you, Mr Jim for all you did for us.Truly an icon in the restaurant business. God's speed. ”
21 of 59 | Posted by: ANDY MERCER - THAXTON, MS

“I'm craving one right now. Thanks, Jim! ”
22 of 59 | Posted by: Mike LaMantia - Pittsburgh, PA

“Godspeed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.Rest Michael, until you hear at dawn,the low, clear reveille of God.Thank you for...Read More »
23 of 59 | Posted by: Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ

“Thank you for such a great sandwich. ”
24 of 59 | Posted by: Anonomys - PA

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
25 of 59 | Posted by: Ron Eckert - San Jose Costa Rica

“Don't forget he got thename Big Mac from themascot of Canon McMillan HS in Canonsburg, PA ”
26 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences. Sorry to hear of the demise of the Big Mac originator "Jim". . Our strength belongs to God who helps us cope with the loss. ”
27 of 59 | Posted by: MLC - New York

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
28 of 59 | Posted by: Rosalyn Markovitz - Pittsburgh, PA

“When was he born ”
29 of 59 | Posted by: James Robertson - IL


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31 of 59 | Posted by: Jackie Dunning - Hartford, CT

“The burger with two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun. It's making a comeback with a vengeance....Read More »
32 of 59 | Posted by: AGA - Niceville, FL

“Rest in Peace ”
33 of 59 | Posted by: Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME

“I am very sorry to the friends and family for the loss. Soon there will come a time when we will never have to grieve the loss of our loved ones in...Read More »
34 of 59 | Posted by: Victoria Morris - COLUMBUS, OH

“We'll miss you ! ”
35 of 59 | Posted by: Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS

“It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
36 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim was truly blessed to have lived such a long and wonderful life! His fine legacy will surely be remembered. May he forever live in our hearts...Read More »
37 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my condolences. Enjoyed many Big Macs. Know that the Father of tender mercies feel your pain and sorrow. At Isaiah 61:1,2 it reads: ...Read More »
38 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family.I am truly sorry for your loss. . There are 4 generations in my family that have enjoyed the Big Mac Sandwich thanks to "Jim" May the...Read More »
39 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in peace, Mr. Delligatti.Thank-you for your "famous" sandwich a real icon and so delicious. I have eaten many a Big Mac in my lifetime and I...Read More »
40 of 59 | Posted by: Marcia Ulan - St. John, IN

“Jim, you made this iconic sandwich famous and you were so special to us. Your creation of Big Mac and its legacy with McDonald's will go on for many...Read More »
41 of 59 | Posted by: Donna James - Wilmington, NC

“Thank you and RIP Mr. Delligatti. The Big Mac was my favorite starting in my early teenage years.I thought it was the best thing on earth. You...Read More »
42 of 59 | Posted by: Norman S - Blackville, SC

“To the Delligatti Family, It must have been a wonderful life with the sandwich master who pleased so many around the globe. My sincere condolences to...Read More »
43 of 59 | Posted by: C.J. Owens - Baltimore, MD

“My deepest condolences to the family. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. His big Mac was and continue to be the best...Read More »
44 of 59 | Posted by: J

“Thanks for the ride. In November 1972 I and a girl were waiting for the PAT bus to downtown. As it was a cold and rainy morning,when Jim pulled up...Read More »
45 of 59 | Posted by: Chris Schaming - Fort Pierce, FL

“I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the Deligatti family and friends. God is close to the broken hearted and he rescues them...Read More »
46 of 59 | Posted by: Alice - CA

“I remember what a great father, and coach Mr. Delligatti was from playing football with his son jimmy.Through his charity, Mr Garrity, Mr Anderson...Read More »
47 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“REST IN PEACE YOU ARE WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ”
48 of 59 | Posted by: Pauline Lawhorn - Miami, FL

“Ellie, I am saddened to hear of your husbands death. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Mary Hafner(pickleball) ”
49 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry to hear of your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time ( John 11 : 25 ). ”
50 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow ”
51 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepest sympathy. May his loved ones draw close to God in prayers. May God grant them strength and comfort in this time of distress.Ypsilanti,...Read More »
52 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to Mr. Delligatti's family at this sad time. And thank you Mr. Delligatti from one proud Italian American to another, who's...Read More »
53 of 59 | Posted by: Lisa S. - FL

“May the God of love be your refuge and strength for the family of Michael Delligatti during your time of loss. ”
54 of 59 | Posted by: H R

“Condolences to the family of Mr. Delligatti.The God of all comfort will strengthen you at this sad time. ”
55 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked for M.J.D. in Western Maryland at Deep Creek Lake when I was young. I had the upmost respect for him. He was a great employer and took care...Read More »
56 of 59 | Posted by: Glenn Rosson - Seaford, VA

“My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Many of us have enjoyed a big Mac or two. What a wonderful invention he made. May God give your...Read More »
57 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort be with you all during this difficult time ”
58 of 59 | Posted by: A friend

“Thank you Mr. Delligatti for the iconic Big Mac. Sincere sympathies to your loved ones. ”
59 of 59 | Posted by: A friend


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Michael was born on August 2, 1918 and passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Michael was a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the time of his passing.

Jim served as Sergeant Army Yankee Division in the European theater during World War II.

He was married to Ellie.

Friends received Thursday 2 4 p.m. and 7 9 p.m.; and Friday 2 4 p.m. and 7 9 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC. 806 Perry Highway Pittsburgh Pa. 15229. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Josephs Parish 342 Dorseyville Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15215. Saturday 11 a.m. Everyone please meet at church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to www.RMHCPGH.orgdonate or Providence Connections 311 Brighton Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15212 www.providenceconnections.org.

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