Furry Thomas DeRome, 73, of Hughestown, passed away Thursday evening, September 10, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Pittston on June 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Carmen and Adeline Dalessandro DeRome.
Furry was a graduate of Pittston Area High School and David M. Myers University in Cleveland, Ohio.
He retired as Production Controller at the Tobyhanna Army Depot.
Furry was a man who loved his family and friends wholeheartedly. To his wife and daughters, he was the rock of the family. When he wasn’t golfing, cheering on Penn State, or in Disney with his entire family, his days revolved around his most precious gems, his grandchildren. To his grandkids, he was the world’s best poppy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, sister-in-law Gloria Ellmore and brother-in-law John Dalessandro.
Surviving is his wife Mary Elizabeth
Dalessandro DeRome. They were high school
sweethearts and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on October 24, 2020. Also surviving are daughters Jodi Eike and her husband Jason, Jenkins Township and Kristy Gomberg and her husband Paul, Meshoppen; grandchildren Jianna, Jayda, and Jordyn Eike and Ryder Gomberg; sister Nicola DeRome, Dallas; sisters-in-law Theresa Ripa and her husband Danny, Exeter and Jean Kizis and her husband Edward, Corning, NY; brother-in-law Tony Dalessandro and his wife Debbie, Old Boston; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 5pm-8pm for a walk-through visitation, following CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance, in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street. Private funeral services will be held with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Memorial donations may be made to Furry’s daughter’s charity, Kristy’s Thalassemia Warriors c/o The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. 330 Seventh Ave, #200 New York, NY 10001.