Jerry J. DelBalso

WARREN, Pa. – Jerry J. DelBalso, 69, of Warren, Pa., died Saturday after-noon, November 9, 2013 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, Pa., after a brief illness.

Jerry was born October 4, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wis. He was son of the late Dr. Jerry J. and Katherine Blemm DelBalso.

He was a Warren area resident since 1999 and was formerly of Westfield, N.Y. He attended Onondaga Community College and was a graduate of Cornell University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

He had been employed with the Welch’s Juice Company and Better Baked Foods Inc. of North East, Pa. Jerry retired from Pellegrino Food Products of Warren, Pa. After retiring, he was employed as a school bus driver with the Lewis Busing Company.

Jerry had a strong love for antiques and he and his wife are the current owners and operators of the Off the Beaten Path Antique Store in Warren, Pa. He enjoyed duck carving and in his younger years, he coached youth baseball in the West-field, N.Y., area. He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Ethel Tomaino DelBalso, whom he married September 30, 2000 in Hamilton, N.Y.; three children – Joseph E. DelBalso of Baltimore, Md., Chris-tine A. Zernick and husband John of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Patricia M. Wetterhahn and husband Jon M. of Clayton, N.Y.; two stepsons – Russell Anderson and An-drew Ryan, both of Warren, Pa.; a sister – Nancy DelBalso of Bouckville, N.Y.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine VanTassel, a brother, Jack DelBalso, and a grand-daughter, Nicole Wetterhahn.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, Pa., on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conduct-ed Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, with Fr. Walter E. Packard, Pastor of St. Titus R.C. Church, Titusville, Pa.

Those wishing to place Memorials may do so through the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market St., Warren, Pa., 16365, or a charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com