James Ronald Del Priore
James Ronald Del Priore
  • April 28, 1935 - December 22, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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James Ronald Del Priore, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home alongside family after a short battle with cancer. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late James and Ceceila (Costello) Del Priore. On July 23, 1955, he married Rina Azilda Levesque, the love of his life, and together they had three children. He served in the United States Army Reserve for six years. He retired from Deister Machine Company in Fort Wayne after over 35 years as an accountant. He loved to play golf, bowl (in his younger days), spoil his dogs (especially his beloved Max), and keep up with his grandkids' activities. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, James, Donna, and Mark; grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, Alyssa, and Michael; and one great-grandchild, KarMelo. He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Rina; and brothers, Richard and Donald. Funeral Service will be 2pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be 5-8pm on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Perfect Paws Pet Rescue or the American Cancer Society. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com.