John Phillip DiPaolo

March 23, 1938 - April 25, 2013 

John Phillip DiPaolo

March 23, 1938 - April 25, 2013 

Obituary for John Phillip DiPaolo

In loving memory of John Phillip DiPaolo 75
What it really all adds up to is love -- not love as it is described with such facility in popular magazines, but the kind of love that is affection and respect, order and encouragement, and support. Our awareness of this was an incalculable source of strength, and because real love is something unselfish and involves sacrifice and giving, we could not help but profit from it. -RFK
John “Senior” was dearly loved, as our Husband, as our Father, as our Brother, and as our Friend. We received inspiration which he passed on to all that knew Him. He has always given us strength in time of trouble, help and wisdom in time of uncertainty, and sharing in time of happiness. Our Husband, Father, Brother, and Friend; John will always be by our side.
John Phillip DiPaolo was born in Wood River Illinois on March 23, 1938 and passed after a brief illness while living in Keller, Texas with his family present. John was always very active in the community. While living in Roswell he was a Chamber of Commerce Red Coat and belonged to the Association of Realtors and Contractors. In addition to his community activities, John was an active member in the Catholic Church; he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Assumption Parish of Roswell, Christ the King Church of Las Vegas, and Good Shepherd of Colleyville.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Rose DiPaolo, and his brother Joseph. He is survived by his Wife Shirley of 52 years, Daughters; Elizabeth DiPaolo (Noel Knight) and Julie (Jay) Hickox, Son; John (Debbie) DiPaolo II, Sister; Virginia (Norman) Hermreck and Brother-in-law Allen (Carol) Henry, Grandchildren; Steven and Nicholas Hickox, Brad Knight, Sarah Netzer, Great Grandchildren; Shalya and Jeremy Knight, Lucy and Micah Netzer, many beloved nieces and nephews, and numerous additional loving relatives.
A memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas Nevada on May 20 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of John to The Poor Clare Monastery of Roswell, N.M., Mary Knolls sister of Dominic (World Charities), or a charity of your choice.
John will be missed, and for those of us who loved him, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for us and others will someday come to light for all.

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