JOSEPH A. DeLORENZO, age 81 passed away on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Arden Courts in Yardley surrounded by his loving family. Born in Phila., he resided in Bensalem for over 45 years. Joseph was U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service and attained the rank of Corporal. A successful business owner, he operated several Thriftway supermarkets with his family over the years, with locations in Trooper, Penndel and Sanatoga, Pa., and Cryrtal Lake N.J. He loved to travel, swim in the ocean and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Josephine DeLorenzo ( nee Curran ) and his brother Carmen DeLorenzo; loving father of Joseph DeLorenzo ( Sheryl ), Rita Codagnone ( Joseph ), Marianne Ball ( Michael ), Christine DeLorenzo and Michael DeLorenzo ( Jennifer ); devoted brother of Raymond DeLorenzo ( Dolores ) ; loving grandfather of Jennifer, Joseph, Nicole, Nicholas, Caitlyn, Megan, Kevin, Dylan and Michaela; great grandfather of Ryan.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings MONDAY evening from 7:00--9:00pm and TUESDAY morning from 8:15--9:15am at the Fluehr Funeral Home 864 Bristol Pk. ( Rt. 13 ) Bensalem, Pa. 19020. Funeral Mass 10:00am St. Charles Borromeo Church Bristol Pk. and Hulmeville Rd. Bemsalem. Rite of Committal Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Penn Memory Center/Alzheimer's Disease Center. Please make checks out to :" Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" , write "ADC-PMC on the memo line amd mail to Penn Memory Center Attn: Barbara Overholser 3615 Chestnut St . Room 236 Phila., Pa. 19104 or online at pennadc.org/gifts.