John DelGotto

John Patsy DelGotto Jr.

Monday, September 7th, 1942 - Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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John P. DelGotto Jr. 
Horseheads, NY
Died Sunday morning on September 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. John was born on September 7, 1942 in Manchester, NY, the son of the late John and Jeannette Ast DelGotto. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Julie Norton. John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Judith A. Heffron DelGotto; daughters, Rene’(Andrew) Pappalardo, Linda (Darien) Cain and Kristen (James) Caputo; six grandchildren, Taylor (Deric) Huffman, Meg Pappalardo, AJ Pappalardo, John Cain, Gabby Cain and Lucia Caputo; great grandchildren, Vada and Wyatt Huffman; brother, James (Cynthia) DelGotto; sisters, Janet (Robert) Costello and Janice (Eugene) Antosh; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. John served his country honorably with the US Army. He contracted Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39. Although it was a debilitating disease he never let it define him. John retired after 15 years from Robinson Lumber as the Odessa store manager. Faith was always important to John as he was a life-long communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church. Nothing made John happier than being with his family and celebrating life’s milestones. The most recent was a 50th Anniversary Caribbean cruise with his wife, children and grandchildren. His family and friends knew that he never even let the NY Giants or NY Rangers get him down year after year.  The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. Horseheads, NY on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 4-6PM. As all are welcomed, we will be adhering to NYS regulations for social distancing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11AM, followed by interment at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY at 3PM with Military Honors. Those wishing to remember John please consider donations in his memory to Vietnam Veterans Museum, Chapter 803, P.O. Box 1121, Elmira, NY 14902-1121. 
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    As all are welcomed, we will be adhering to NYS regulations for social distancing and attendance regulations.
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary Our Mother Church
    816 West Broad Street
    HORSEHEADS, NY 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    As all are welcomed, we will be adhering to NYS regulations for social distancing and attendance regulations.
    Rev. Christoper Linsler
  • Interment

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 |
    Friday, September 11th, 2020
    Bath National Cemetery
    San Juan Ave.
    BATH, NY 14810
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Donations are being accepted for: Vietnam Veterans Museum, Chapter 803.


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The Supper Club girls - Amy, Marcie, Tina & Merriwether

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Peace, Prayers and Blessings to your entire family. With love,

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Suzie Driscoll

Posted at 06:09pm
Hello Judy,
So sorry about John. I'll always remember how happy a guy he was. Such a good husband and dad. I can only imagine him with grand kids and great grandchildren, too. We're thinking of all of you.
Suzie Driscoll, Jill, Stacey and Gregg

Judie Merritt

Posted at 03:40pm

Dear DelGotto family, We send our sincere condolences to you on John's passing. Rene was one of my favorite girls on my cheerleading squad at Horseheads High NY. I remember seeing you all supporting her at games. May your wonderful memories fill you with much peace. Your friends in Christ. Ed and Judie Merritt, Chattanooga TN

Marjorie Hamilton

Posted at 06:02pm
Oh I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a joy to work with and I am blessed to have known him.

Judy Zwolak

Posted at 10:56am
Aunt Judy, Rene, Linda and Krissy, There will never be anyone as strong, funny and loving as Uncle John. Love you all!
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