OBITUARY

John L. DeLorenzo

September 30, 1940May 12, 2012

“God sees when the footsteps all falter, when the pathway has grown too steep. Then He touches the weary eyelids and gives his dear ones sleep.”

John (Jack) Lee De Lorenzo of Kingwood, Texas returned to his Heavenly Father on May, 12th 2012 at the age of 71. He passed from this world at the Regent Care Center of Kingwood peacefully from respiratory failure while attempting to recover from a spinal cord injury.

Jack was born on September 30th, 1940 to James Vincent De Lorenzo and Virginia May Kobie in Omaha, Nebraska. Jack’s younger brother James (Jim) De Lorenzo and his wife Linda will be traveling from Minneapolis, MN to share in celebrating Jack’s life.

Jack married his wife of 47 years Sandra K. Miller on a bright, sunny Saturday October 30th, 1965 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Through the grace of God, they were allowed to raise two wonderful sons, take the time to enjoy the travels of the world, loved to dance and always could be found on the dance floor dancing to “La Bamba” whenever or wherever it was played.

Jack graduated from South High School, in Omaha Nebraska in 1958 and subsequently enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and then discharged with honors. Jack then graduated from the University of Omaha in 1965 and then earned his Juris Doctorate from Creighton Law School in 1971.

Jack was a member of the Texas State Bar Association, the OFWW & Marsh Golf team at Kingwood Country Club, his home away from home. Golf was truly his passion in life and even though we miss him, we know he has a tee time on a Heavenly course that rivals Augusta.

Directly from his graduation from law school, Jack was an attorney for Northern Natural Gas in Omaha, Nebraska until 1987 and subsequently Enron Corporation in Houston, Texas until 1998 spanning 27 years of loyalty and hard work.

Jack and his family thought they would live their entire lives on the plains of Nebraska but quickly learned to make Texas their home. Texas loves its football as much as Nebraska and you can find a tee time here in January instead of shoveling snow in 5 below.

Jack was a great husband, dad and grandfather. He was as honest and loyal as a man should be, a true man of his word. He was a caring husband of 47 years and always was the best dancer in the room. Sandy was the envy of many women whose men folk couldn’t or wouldn’t dance, let alone jitterbug like he could.

Jack is survived by his wife, Sandra De Lorenzo of Kingwood, Texas; His two sons, Michael De Lorenzo from Kingwood, Texas and Matthew De Lorenzo from Austin, Texas along with Matt’s wife Dana and Jack’s grandson, Miller; His brother Jim De Lorenzo and Jim’s wife Linda; His nephew Chris De Lorenzo and Chris’ children, his great-nephew Vinny and great-niece Gigi and his niece Angela De Lorenzo-Ahlstrom all from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Jack is preceded in death by his father, mother and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

The visitation and funeral will be Saturday, May 19th, 2012 and held at:

Northpark Christian Church

1599 North Park Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339

The visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with the funeral directly following at 2 p.m.

Pastor Winston Hancock will be performing the service. Immediately following the service, there will be a meal served in the fellowship hall catered by his favorite restaurant The Olive Garden.

For those wishing to contribute in Jack’s honor, memorial contributions maybe sent to the following:

Northpark Christian Church

1599 North Park Drive

Kingwood, Texas 77339

In Memory of John De Lorenzo

Or

The Memorial Hermann Foundation

929 Gessner, Ste. 2650

Houston, TX 77024

Gift is in Memory of John De Lorenzo

I Corinthians 15:54

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 19, 2012
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Omaha South High Alumni Assn.

May 22, 2012

To the Delorenzo Family
We are sadden to loose one of our alumni. May fond memories of Jack remain with you always. Prayers and thoughts to your family

JOHN FRANCIS

May 22, 2012

SOUTH O Jack was my Delta Sig Fraternity Brother @ uno...1963...REST IN PEACE...JACK...John Francis

May 21, 2012

Dear Sandy, Matt and Mike,
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. It is never easy to bid an earthly farwell, but we grieve not as the world grieves because we know one bright and shining day, we will all be reunited with our loved ones and our wonderful Jesus. Jack is dancing now with the Lord of life! Our love, prayers and sympathy are with you!! Joe and Ree Sokol

May 21, 2012

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of Jamie's big brother Jack. Scott & Sandie Knudsen, Omaha

May 20, 2012



Apologies once again to the Omaha Di Lorenzos , the name was suppossed to be spellled with an i, when referring to the Omaha clan , may see if I can get a reprint or it may be one of those things in life we must let go of. Keep the Gaith Sandy DeLorenzo



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May 17, 2012

Dear Sandy, Matt, Michael, Jim and Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. May God's love bring you peace and keep your wonderful memories close to your hearts. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jill DiLorenzo Brayfield

Carolyn Campbell

May 17, 2012

Sandy our hearts go out to you. Praying that you will feel everyones' arms around you as we try to let you know that you are loved. Lean on us, however, God has the biggest shoulders and His love gives us hope, understanding, comfort and everlasting life. We love you!
Michael & Carolyn Campbell

Patty Peck

May 17, 2012

Your family is in our prayers. We are sorry for your loss.

Stephen and Linda Duffy

May 17, 2012

In an increasingly bland, banal and socially repressed world, Jack animated our lives. To borrow a line from Nat King Cole, he was "unforgettable." He loved his family, he loved his country---he was good-hearted and kind. What more can be said of anyone? Rest in peace old friend. May God bless you and your family.

Stephen and Linda Duffy

May 17, 2012

In an increasingly bland, banal and socially repressed world, Jack animated our lives. To borrow a line from Nat King Cole, he was "unforgettable." He loved his family, he loved his country---he was good-hearted and kind. What more can be said of anyone? Rest in peace old friend. May God bless you and your family.