Elmo Detra

January 17, 1928February 18, 2021

Elmo Detra, age 93, of Tampa, FL passed away on February 18, 2021. Elmo was born in Apollo, PA on January 17, 1928 to Giovanni and Olympia (DeFellippi) Detragiache.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. A graduate from Washington Township High School and Duffs Iron City College. He was on the football All-Star team and also played on the basketball team. He served in the Navy and was a Petty Officer - 2nd Class, WWII and Korean War. Elmo was an excellent dancer and artist and he excelled at sports. He was employed with the US Postal Service in the accounting department until he retired in 1988.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Ida Detra; and sisters, Aurora Julian and Lida Accornero. Survivors include his two daughters, Maria Pelliccia (Vince), and Elizabeth York; and three grandchildren, Jason McCullen, Stephen Pelliccia, and Nicole Pelliccia. Services Private. Interment in Sunset Memory Gardens. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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