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Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home and Memorial Park

700 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL

OBITUARY

Nicholas Charles "Nick" DiLuzio

July 6, 1958January 1, 2020
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Nicholas Charles DiLuzio, 61, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.

Nick was born in Miami, Florida on July 6th, 1958, to Nicholas and Marlene DiLuzio. Nick came to Tallahassee in 1976, to attend Florida State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Nick fell in love with Tallahassee and decided to stay after college graduation and make it his home. In 1980, he met his wife, Lorie, and they were married in 1983. They had two children, daughter Kaitlin and son Kyle; they were his absolute pride and joy. Nick was a doting husband and father. His love for his family was abundantly evident to anyone who knew him or spoke with him.

Nick was employed by Abbott Laboratories for 35 years. He never considered it work, instead he commented that he was so fortunate to go to work every day and visit with his friends. Nick was larger than life and had a sense of humor and kindness that drew people to him.

Nick umpired high school and FSU baseball for 16 years, hanging up his NCAA mask and indicator to coach and attend his children’s sporting events and school activities. Nick loved FSU and garnet and gold attire dominated his wardrobe. Nick was a proud Seminole Booster. Nick played tennis and could often be heard during a match throughout the Bainbridge tennis complex of which he was a member. Nick loved and enjoyed time spent with family and friends. He was a true gentleman that had a life well lived.

Nick is preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Anthony DiLuzio; his grandparents; and nephew, Grant Woodham.

He is survived by his wife, Lorie; children, Kaitlin Jahn (Garrett and children Emsley and Lawson) and Kyle DiLuzio (Abby); his mother, Marlene DiLuzio; sister, Grace Ann Alper (Jeff); nephew, Aaron Alper; niece, Meredith Alper; great-niece, Aurora Alper; cousin, David Vilushis (Kay); mother-in-law, Faye Bevis; sister-in-law, Blithe Woodham; father-in-law, Lomax Smith (Sue); nephew, Shane Woodham (Erica); and great-nephew, Waylon Woodham; step-sister, Lisa Ghazvini (Pete); niece, Kailey Lewis (Casey); great nephew, Carter Lewis; and nephew, Zach Ghazvini.

A Celebration of Nick's life will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2020, at City Church on Sessions Road at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the TMH Cancer Center.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” Peter 4:10

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Kathleen “KT” & Randy Rafnel

January 11, 2020

I was shocked & so saddened to see a post telling of Nick’s untimely passing. Although it’s been many years since I’ve been in touch with he and his family, I once was close to Lorie & her Mother (as well as Nick) & saw them on a regular basis. I have continued to think of, still love them dearly and have watched in awe as their children have grown into such beautiful adults. What a beautiful family. My heart is broken for you all. Please know that our prayers are with you all and our wish is that you find comfort in the love and caring of friends, warmth from the memories that you all share and peace in the knowing that you will all be together again, with Nick, one day in the Sweet By and By. God bless you all. KT (and Randy) 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

Terry Young

January 11, 2020

Nick had a gift for lifting the spirits of everyone who knew him. He loved life and his work and was a giant at both. He was super proud of his family and spoke often of them. We miss you Nick, and we’re so honored to have been blessed with your presence. It was a blessing to work with you and I’m very grateful for the time together. I wish it could have been more but I trust that one day it will be. It was clear that you loved your family and I will pray for peace for them until you meet again. Rest In Peace friend.

Russell Boyd

January 10, 2020

Mrs. Lorie, I was so blessed to know Nick and meeting you in my restaurant at Boyd’s BBQ. I know Nick patronized my business with you and friends often and I was more blessed from the long conversation we had together during your recent visit. What a lasting impact Nick left with me that day. I realized that I didn’t have just a customer, but sincere friends you are. What I remember most of Nick and our conversation that day was that he was a dedicated, genuine husband and father who loved his family deeply as well as his friends. My prayers are with You and Your family during this time. “Thank you Nick” for helping me realize the way everyone should live life, “ready to embrace each day with a smile and to hug your family daily!” You are so loved my friend. God Bless you.

Sylvia Petrandis

January 9, 2020

Just being in Nick’s presence brought on a laugh and chuckle every time we met. Whether in the halls at TMH or the volleyball courts where our daughters played, he always emitted a sense of joy with life. He will be missed by all who knew him!
Lori, you and your whole family are being prayed for as we ask Our Lord to hold you in the palm of His hands.

Sylvia and Mike Petrandis

Steven Wilson

January 9, 2020

Nick, we will miss you and keep you in our prayers. Steve and Irene Wilson

Mike Weaver

January 9, 2020

Nick was at the hospital with us when our youngest was born (Courtney) and he made us all laugh as he always did. He took over the video camera and began to record and narrated the events in the hospital room where we all were. He made all of us feel special and added a memory to the birth of our little Courtney that will stay with us forever. I still have that video and am still touched by his funny comments and light hearted way. He made a difference everywhere he went. I know he did for me.

Paul White

January 9, 2020

Nick will be missed by everyone that knew him. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the entire DiLuzio family.

Winston Price

January 9, 2020

What a sensational gentleman. As an umpire you were tough but fair. As a friend, father, husband and business colleague you allowed everyone who you had influence over to hit home runs. Your kind, jovial and generous nature was contagious and appreciated by the many lives you touched.

On behalf of the Bainbridge tennis community as well as the thousands of children and families who benefitted from your arduous dedication to Abbott Laboratories we say THANK YOU.

Sherri Brown

January 8, 2020

Lorie, Kaitlin, and Kyle, you all have been in my prayers and thoughts. I will always remember Nick’s generosity and kindness. I’ll always treasure the fun times at the ball park and your sweet family ❣️

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