Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH


Jorge "George" Rene DelRio

February 25, 1964November 7, 2019

Del Rio, Jorge Rene, age 55, of Dayton. He was born on February 25, 1964 in Mexico City, Mexico and passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatriz Hernandez and daughter, Dana Shafeek. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Kathy Del Rio, daughters, Ariel Del Rio Busch (Steven), Erica Hampton (Devin), Veronica Del Rio and Naya Del Rio; granddaughters, Aliyah Shafeek, Luna Hampton and Santana Busch and a host of family, friends, and colleagues. Officer Del Rio received seven written commendations, two letters of appreciation and one-unit citation during his 30-year career with the Dayton Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) taskforce. A public visitation will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the University of Dayton (UD) Arena, 41 Arena Park Drive, Dayton, OH, . The funeral will be held at UD Arena on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 beginning at 12:00 p.m. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Tobias Funeral Home-Far Hills Chapel.


12 November

Funeral Service

12:00 pm

University of Dayton Arena

41 Arena Park Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45419


  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019


Jorge "George" Rene DelRio

have a memory or condolence to add?

Keyaira White

November 11, 2019

In Gods Care Rih& Thankyou for serving our Community

Brenda Holfinger

November 11, 2019

Our condolences to the Del Rio family and the Dayton Police Department, and to the many others that Detective Del Rio touched throughout his illustrious career. His dedicated service is something all officers should strive for.

Brenda Holfinger, Retired Police Officer
Brian Holfinger, Retired Careflight

Kevin Richards

November 11, 2019

Dear Delrio family,
I'm a volunteer with the Colerain Township Police Department in Colerain, Ohio. I want to say how truly sorry i'm about the death of Officer Delrio. To his Wife, Kids, Grandkids, you should never be going through this. I lost a friend earlier this year and he was a Colerain Police Officer. So i know what you are going through. Just know that you are not alone. Officer Delrio brother and sister will have your guys back from now on. Rest in peace Officer Delrio.

Matt Fleck

November 11, 2019

Del Rio Family, may God ease your anguish with enduring peace and comfort. The beacon of light that shined so brightly in George also shines on today in the hearts and minds of all those who loved him. As a community, we love and support you.

Faith Riebesell Roth

November 11, 2019

Prayers for Officer Del rio’s family, friends, and all who are in pain over his loss. He made a difference, touched and saved countless lives. His legacy will live forever.
And to him: Thank you for your Service to the Community. You will not be forgotten. May you Rest In Peace.

Lisa Wood

November 11, 2019

My dad was a Dayton Police Officer
1968-1974., Theodore Wood, went by T. S. Wood. Detective Del Rio is only two years older than me. I recall hiding underneath my parents bed watching my dad getting ready to go out on the streets of Dayton at night as a small child and not wanting him to go. I know this is a very difficult time for the Del Rio Family and I offer my sincere condolences. I have attached a poem from former Captain Russ Guerra who sent this to my dad after he learned he had quit the Police Department. He tried to get him back. Note the six years speaks of my dad. It speaks of all the brave men and women of Blue and what they face on a daily basis.

Theressa Brooks

November 11, 2019

My deepest condolences to family of Detective Delrio. Prayers and comfort.

roger edwards

November 11, 2019

To Kathy Delrio and family,
Our condolences to you and family in the tragic loss of George. He was a dedicated and passionate professional working a high risk job. He served his community and law enforcement profession with honor. He will be memorialized for that service and sacrifice to the Thin Blue Line forever. Our most sincere sympathies.

Roger, DPD Retired and Kathy Edwards

Barry & Denise Buntjer

November 11, 2019

Kathy & family,
Jorge will be missed. We are lucky to have you as neighbors. You are in our thoughts.

Alicia Perez

November 11, 2019

Jorge Del Rio was a kind, respectful person even as a child. He was raised in East Chicago, Indiana and graduated 1982 from Washington High School. His friends from East Chicago send their love and prayers for his family. Our hearts go out to his family.