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Anthony H. DeGregory "Tony"

Anthony H. DeGregory, “Tony”, age 80 of Ocean View and Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 20, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Tony, born in Wilmington, Delaware and raised in Penns Grove, New Jersey, was the son of the late Catherine & Vincenzo Di Gregorio and the son-in-law of the late Ann & Rocco Renzetti.

Tony graduated from Brown Vocational High School & Temple University. He taught in and retired from the New Castle County VoTech School District.

Tony’s family was the absolute center of his life. He was outgoing and loved to talk. He genuinely enjoyed people of all walks of life. In later years he loved taking trips with his wife, Lee where he always found a “paisan” or two everywhere he went – finding common ground with anyone of any age - not limited to those who are just Italian. His other interests included gardening and cooking. Tony also believed that our youth is the hope of our future and strived to instill a sense of generosity and community service. Just a few examples of his active volunteerism included coaching various youth athletic teams over the years and being active in the church and the teacher’s union. Simply put, you could count on him to lend a hand or an ear.

Tony is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lee DeGregory (Renzetti); his 3 daughters, Gina Kylen (Carl), Lisa Wynn (Russell Littleton), Toniann DeGregory (David Horenstein); grandchildren, Lauren and Kenneth Wynn, and Benjamin Horenstein. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Ann Tasker (Richard  Pellak) and Elaine Kapelus (Michael); brother-in-law, Rocco Renzetti; and his brothers; James and Robert DeGregory; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 10 to 11 AM on Friday, January 26th at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 901 N. Dupont St, Wilmington, Delaware where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 AM.  Burial will immediately follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, Delaware.   

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, or Justin’s Beach House, 844 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, DE 19930. 

 

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Submitted by Jerri on
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So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family at this difficult time.. Hugs..

Submitted by Michelle Pijuan... on
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My heart is broken for your beautiful family. I still remember his amazing pasta and his great smile. Toni, do you remember that your sweet dad would always eat the cookies we had burned? He would smile and say they were delicious. Your father was a class act. I am holding all of you in my prayers. I wish I could be there to hug you!

Submitted by Kevin Childs on
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So sad to hear of Mr. D's passing. He was a phenomenal man and a great teacher. Will never forget that infectious laugh or the stories..my word he could spin a story with the best of them. If you are fortunate in life to have had Mr. D as your mentor...well..you can count your blessings. And thank the good Lord that he was in your life. To the family, the loss is great, cherish the good times and the memories. God bless you all.

Submitted by The Smiths on
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We wanted to share our condolences with the DeGregory family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by KATHY Fanny on
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You are in my thoughts and prayer. I am so sorry for your loss. ❤️

Submitted by Cm on
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Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully! You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning. And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life. (Isaiah 26:19) This prophecy tells us that one day we will see our dead loved ones again in a new world! Please seek Jehovah god to see his promises fulfilled....

Submitted by The Blackwell F... on
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We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. D is often mentioned when we talk about growing up in Tybrook. Dad always enjoyed talking to him. We hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have.

Submitted by Kellie Glynn on
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Mrs. DeGregory, Toniann and Gina and family, I'm sorry for your loss. Mr. DeGregory was an awesome person and always full of life. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. My Sincere condolences, Kellie Glynn

Submitted by mariposa canella on
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Although, I do not know your family personally , I can sympathize with your sorrow and lost ! I want to share with you the peace and comfort of Gods Promise found in your copy of the Holy Bible. A promise of a happy reunion soon with our dead loved ones , right here on a Paradise Earth! I have lovingly provided below a link that will direct you to this comforting Promise, found in your copy of the Holy Bible . https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/dead-live-again-tract/dead-live-again/#?

Submitted by Y. Holland on
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"My Deepest Condolences go out to the DeGregory family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope. jw.org