DePolo , Reverend John 92
At 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2012, at the age of 92, Pastor John DePolo departed this world and joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born in Cerenzia, Italy, and raised in West Virginia, Pastor DePolo spent his early years in the coal mines of north central West Virginia. At the age of 32, he followed the call of the Lord and entered into the ministry. He humbly began his ministry performing home missionary work in Philippi, W.Va. As a full-time minister he led and pastored both the Christian Church of North America, in Canonsburg, and the Christian Church of North America in Washington, Pa. Ultimately, Reverend DePolo served the Lord as the senior pastor of the Christian Church of North America in Washington, for the next 39 years. He was born to Francesco DePolo and Francesca Aiello DePolo. He is the last of seven children. His siblings included one brother, Ercole, who died in 1924; and five sisters, Evelyn Secreto of Hepzibah, W.Va., Anna Conch of Hepzibah, W.Va., Rose Koontz of Baltimore, Md., Teresa Urtso of Bridgeport, W.Va. and Mary Karnis of Meadowbrook, W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Doris Lindsey DePolo, after sharing 73 years of marriage, and by a loving family including, son, the Rev. Frank DePolo and wife, Becky, of Belle Vernon; daughter, Brenda Kludo, wife of Dr. Ronald Kludo of Boca Raton, Fla.: grandchildren, Philip DePolo, of Canonsburg, Jonathan DePolo and wife, Janelle, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Dr. James Brent Morosco and Shannon of Chicago, Ill., Larissa Morosco and husband, Matthew Parkes, of North Miami Beach, Fla.; and Heather DePolo of Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren, Hunter DePolo and Dillon DePolo of San Diego, Calif.; and Lauren DePolo and Clark DePolo of Canonsburg. Also included in the very special immediate family are niece, Jean Conch Spina, her daughter, Lisa Grabiak and husband, Jeff, and son, Timothy Spina and wife, Donna, and their three children of Canonsburg; as well as many nieces and nephews still residing in West Virginia. Reverend Depolo tirelessly ministered and served the Lord with his wife, Doris, for nearly 50 years in north central West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, ultimately relocating to Boca Raton, Fla., to live out his last days. Visitation will be held from 12 to 8 p.m. Dec. 26, 2012, at WILLIAM G. NEAL FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, PA 15301. Memorial service and funeral to be held 10 a.m. Dec. 27, at the funeral home, 927 Allison Ave., Washington, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be forwarded to Covenant Christian Church, 32 Main St., Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Additional information and guestbook are available on line at http://www.NealFuneralHome.com.