Jerry DelBalso

Jerry J. DelBalso, 69, of Warren, Pa., died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2013, at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, Pa., after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 4, 1944, in Milwaukee, Wis. He was the son of the late Dr. Jerry J. and Katherine Blemm DelBalso.

Jerry was a Warren area resident since 1999 and was formerly of Westfield, N.Y. He attended Onodago College and graduated from Cornell University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

He had been employed with Welch Juice Co. and Better Bake of North East, Pa. and retired from Pellegrino Foods of Warren, Pa.

After retiring he was employed as a school bus driver with Lewis Busing Company. He had a strong love for antiques and he and his wife, are current owner and operator of “Off the Beaten Path” antique store, Warren, Pa. He en-joyed duck carving and in his younger years, he coached youth baseball in the Westfield, N.Y., area. He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Ethel Tomaino DelBalso, whom he married Sept. 30, 2000, in Hamilton, N.Y.

Three children: Joseph E. DelBalso of Baltimore, Md., Christine A. Zernick and husband, John of Shak-er Heights, Ohio., Patricia M. Wetterhahn and hus-band, Jon M. of Clayton, N.Y.

Two stepsons: Russell Anderson and Andrew Ryan both of Warren, Pa.; one sister, Nancy DelBalso of Bouckville, N.Y., five grandchildren, two step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister – Katherine VanTassel, one brother – Jack DelBalso, one granddaughter -Nicole Wetterhahn.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church with Fr. Walter E. Packard, Pastor of St. Titus R.C. Church, Titus-ville, Pa. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.