Pasquale J. DiGiacomo, Jr.,91, of Media, PA formerly of Upper Darby, PA passed away peacefully on July 17, 2020 surrounded by his wife of 69 years, children and grandchildren.
Beloved husband of Josephine T. (nee Vassallo); Devoted Father to Ron, Ann, Donna (Larry) Newsome, Lisa, Dan (Marlena), Mary (Dominic) Rosso, Trish DiFabio, Theresa Tanenbaum, and the late Fran; Cherished Grandfather to 8 Grandchildren; and brother of the late Daniel.
Pasquale received his Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova, his Master’s Degree at Temple University and his Doctorate at West Chester University. For many years he taught in the Philadelphia School District, was a Professor of Elementary Educations at St. Joseph’s University and eventually became the Principal of Chester Upland School District where he retired at the age of 55 but continued to share his teaching style and philosophy with colleagues and parents.
Pat was a veteran and served as a field medic in the Korean War. He was an avid swimmer and spent summers as a lifeguard at the Jersey shore where he continued this tradition with his family as soon as the school year ended. He loved all music and in his early years was the leader of his own band playing the accordion and singing. Pat enjoyed traveling and driving anywhere. Pat and Josephine were known for always hosting formal dinner events at their home where he was the life of the party.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Wednesday, July 22, 9:30 AM Church of St. Mary Magdalen, 2400 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063 and to his Funeral Mass 11 AM in the Church. Int. Private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Laurence Parish 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082
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