John W. DiLuzio, Jr. , 83, of Siena Drive died on Friday July 19, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 22, 1935 in Erie, PA and was the son of the late John W. and Frances DeMarco DiLuzio, Sr. He was a graduate of Academy High School and Gannon University both in Erie, PA and received his masters degree in Chemistry from Penn State. He was the beloved husband of Christina J. Lange DiLuzio, whom he married on Nov. 6, 1988. John began his career working for the Hammermill Paper Co. in Erie, PA doing research and development. Following that, he was the president of Manning Paper Co. in Green Island, NY and finished his career at American International Paper Co. as a consultant. John was an avid fisherman, he loved to travel, especially to Italy. He wintered in Hollywood, FL and enjoyed time boating, cooking and fine dining. He was also an accomplished jazz pianist. John was a communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park.
In addition to his beloved wife Christina, he is the devoted father of John W. DiLuzio, III, Victoria M. DiLuzio, Kimberly A. DiLuzio, Kevin J. DiLuzio, Keith M. DiLuzio and Eric M. Diluzio; step father of Richard C. Morlock, Christina J. Ruotolo and Joseph S. Morlock. John is also survived by 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Funeral will be held on Monday July 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd. Clifton Park, NY 12065 where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
There will be no public calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital Tribute Program PO Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.