Daniel DiMidio | 1920 - 2014 | Obituary

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Daniel DiMidio

Born: November 04, 1920
Died: February 18, 2014

Daniel DiMidio, age 93, died Feb. 18, 2014 at Aria Hosp. Husband of the late Theresa (nee: Papaloni) with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, making their first home in Bristol Boro before moving to Levittown in 1969. Danny was born to the late Emidio & Anna (Pica) and raised in Bristol Boro. He graduated from Bristol H.S. in 1940 and attended Penn State University on a football scholarship. He interrupted his collegiate studies to join the Army during WWII, serving with the 539th Field Artillery Battalion in Germany. Daniel was employed at the US Steel Corp. for 30 years in the Pickling Dept. and assisted as Italian interpreter when Italian engineers visited the plant. He was a proud member and featured tenor soloist with the US Steel Chorus, later known as the Men of Harmony. He also performed at many local clubs and was a member of the St. Ann Church choir. Daniel served as President of the Italian Mutual Aid 5th ward for many years, during which he was instrumental in the planning and building of their summer pool and initiating swimming classes for the neighborhood children. He was likewise civic-minded, serving as 5th ward councilman and as President of the Bristol Boro water committee which was responsible for the modernization of the Bristol water and sewer treatment facility. In Feb. 1989, he was inducted into the Bristol High School Athletic Hall of Fame where he was recognized for his many achievements including making the varsity football, basketball, and track teams with he was a freshman, and being selected first team all-country fullback in his sophomore, junior and senior years. He is survived by his daughter Diana Rizzardi and husband Lot of Norristown, his son Dante and wife Diane of Lower Makefield Twp.; his grandchildren Lot Joseph, Christina and Dante, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as his cherished caregiver Katie Managaze. Daniel was preceded in death by his brothers Angelo and Louis Joseph, and sisters Rose Gabriel, Mary Capriotti, and Ida Narcisi. Family and friends may call Tues., 8:30-10:454am, at Galzerano Funeral Home, Levittown, followed by Funeral Mass 11:30am at St. Ann Church. Burial in St. Mark Ceme. Donations may be made to St. Ann Church, 357 Dorrance St., Bristol, PA 19007. "At the end of the storn is a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of the lark."

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