In Memoriam : Emil Delvecchio
Emil J. Delvecchio - age: 85
(January 09, 1932 to July 07, 2017)
North Miami, Florida
Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017, from 6-9 PM with a Prayer Service at Landmark Funeral Home, Hollywood, Florida. Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale, Florida, with entombment to follow.
Emil J. Delvecchio of Miami, Florida, passed away July 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Emil was born and raised in Fort William, Ontario, Canada, graduating from St. Patrick Catholic High School. Emil first came to Miami in 1950, but later returned to Fort William to apprentice as a brick mason. He met and married the love of his life, Anne McManus, and they moved to Miami permanently in 1954. Emil worked for several South Florida masonry companies before establishing E. Delvecchio Masonry. In 1960 he partnered with August Andersen to form Del-And Masonry. For more than 30 years their company completed block, brick, and stone work on many commercial and residential buildings throughout South Florida. He belonged to the Elks Lodge of North Miami, the Optimist Club of Miami Shores, the Touchdown Club, and was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers for more than 50 years. For many years, he coached the North Miami Optimist Club’s little league and senior league baseball teams. After a family vacation to Fort William in 1973, Emil rediscovered his love for ice hockey and began playing and traveling with the Florida Eldergators of the Oldtimers Hockey League. Emil enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren; working on his computer and on his corvettes; and working in the gardens he planted at his home. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 65 years, Anne; his son, Anthony; daughters Sandra Thornburgh, Wendy, Michelle, and Christine (Jason) McElvey; sister June Haygood; grandchildren Jennifer, Michael, Ryan, Kristen, Caitlin, Chase, Mary, and Avery; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Emil was predeceased by his beloved parents Anthony and Filomena (Marino) Delvecchio; daughter Katherine; sister Aileen Ramsey and her husband Ed. Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017, from 6-9 PM with a Prayer Service at Landmark Funeral Home, Hollywood, Florida. Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale, Florida, with entombment to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Dan Marino Foundation, 400 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301. Arrangements by Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021. 954-989-8220.
Dr Jerald Carmel - July 13, 2017 Contact this person
To wonderful Anne, I was so sorry to learn of your loss.
Just to let you know and your wonderful family that I will miss Emil bi monthly visits in my office. Emil left I a terrific legacy of honor generosity and friendship. Emil had an engaging personality with humor but conviction . For the many years I have known you both I only wish you the very best always. With fondest regards Dr JerryCarmel
June Danchuk - July 14, 2017 Contact this person
Our deepest sympathy Anne and your family. I have many fond memories of the 50's (before you moved). I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, from June in Thunder Bay.
Patrick Yanniello - July 17, 2017 Contact this person
My sincerest condolences to AJ and the entire family. Mr. Delvecchio was a good and honorable man. His memory will live on through his family, and the impact he made in the communities he served.