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7777 West 29Th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO

OBITUARY

David A. DiLoreto

September 6, 1937July 16, 2019
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David A. DiLoreto, age 81 died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 surrounded by his beloved sons. Born on September 6, 1937 in Port Chester, New York, he was raised in Penrose, Colorado. Dave married Roslyn (Willie) Wilson on April 2, 1960.

A graduate of Colorado State University, Dave worked for Beech Aircraft and Martin Marietta in Colorado moving in 1965 to Long Beach, Mississippi where he worked on the Apollo program with General Electric. Dave returned to the Denver area in 1971 beginning his most cherished twenty one year can making career with Jeffco Manufacturing and Ball Corporation. Dave (D² - D squared) was very proud to be part of the group that led Jeffco to become part of Ball Corporation. He retired in 1992. His affinity for people, his sense of humor, and love of music was contagious. He lived life to its fullest every day and he was adored by family and friends alike.

He was preceded in death by Willie, his parents Flora Federico (Robert Smilanich), Teddy DiLoreto (Dorothy), and his sister Janice.

Dave is survived by: sons Scott DiLoreto(DeAnna), Steve DiLoreto (Melissa "Missy) Mark DiLoreto (Leona), grandchildren Anthony DiLoreto (Caroline), Alexis DiLoreto, Diana DiLoreto, Angela DiLoreto, David DiLoreto, niece Julie Navarrette (Oscar), nephews J.B., Tim and many great-nieces and nephews along with half brother Mike DiLoreto (Lea) and half sisters Ancilla DiLoreto and Lorilee Duff.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Anthony DiLoreto
  • Dave Lawrence
  • David DiLoreto
  • Oscar Navarrette
  • Dale DeJacamo
  • Dale Romero

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Scott Cochran

July 27, 2019

Mr DiLoreto would walk into Ball POC building every morning very early. I worked midnight shift then in Corporate Security. In he walked through the turnstile door holding his tie and never missed a beat "Good morning Scotty" and shook my hand. He was one of the good guys. Goodnight Mr DiLoreto. Thank you for your lessons to all of us who worked for you and with you at Ball Corporation.

Glen and Mary Lou Robinson

July 20, 2019

David was a most special member of the Penrose, CO class of 1955.
There were only 14 of us and it was like one big happy family. Those of us who are left already miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his sons and families.

Bruce Forrest

July 18, 2019

Beverly and I have been Dave's next door neighbors for about a decade. His drive way faces south, and ours faces north, making conversation easy for us. In the spring, while I am stuck shoveling 3 feet of snow in the shade, Dave would be tucked in the "L" shaped corner of his snow cleared and sheltered dry driveway in his bathing suit sunning himself on his lounge chair.
We already miss his happy smile and wave.

Ed Gillest

July 18, 2019

I interviewed with Dave for a engineering position at Ball in 1977 and was hired on the spot, Dave was an excellent person to work for and with, he was always so positive and thoughtful, we were in a meeting and we had a major problem in the operation's group and Dave walked in the meeting and asked a few questions, I said it was my problem and he stated I don't care who problems it is what can we do to fix it. I can state that D2 was one of the best I ever worked with and for, it was a pleasure and fun going to work every day and being the best you could.

Marjorie Daniel

July 18, 2019

I met Mr. DiLoreto a number of times during the start up of the Tampa plant some 30 years ago, and at corporate events. He was always so professional with a warm smile every time. My heart goes out to his family. He was a great leader.

lawry Scicluna

July 18, 2019

Dave always knew when something was troubling you or just needed to talk to someone about a problem. He would be relentless in getting you to sit with him, no matter what was going on in his day.

He would stop what he was doing to to listen to you and make you feel like the most important person in his day.

There were very few people I have met in my life that could make you feel as special as Dave did when you were with him. I learned alot from Dave about how people should be, and deserved to be, treated as "special".

When I think of you I can't help but remember the many happy memories I have from the time spent with my Ball Family (that you helped build).

I will miss you Dave. The world has a hole in it now my friend.



Lawry

Don and Jeri Kuppe

July 17, 2019

May happy memories carry your family through this sorrowful time. We wish you all strength and peace. Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts.

Love to all of you,
Don and Jeri

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