Michael De Luca, born August 29, 1926 in New York, NY, of Mahwah, NJ passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Son of Joseph and Rose De Luca and devoted husband of 65 years to the late Phyllis De Luca. He leaves behind his children, Diane and husband William Schaub of Boonton Township, NJ, Michael J. De Luca and Mary Helm of Santa Barbara, CA, Christine De Luca of Geneva Switzerland and David and wife Betsey De Luca of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Michael’s greatest pride and joy was his family, including his grandchildren Kayla, Michael, Elizabeth, David, Colin and Benjamin. One of Michael’s favorite sayings was, “Go for it!” and he did. He lived life fully, with zest and curiosity, never ceasing to learn and be interested and engaged with new experiences. Mike loved a challenge, including jumping from airplanes, completing the Catskill 3500 and being the winner of his age group in the local 5k races. A World War II Veteran, Michael was an avid skier, hiker and lover of nature. For Mike, there was no better time spent than walking in the woods or paddling in his kayak. Mike was well loved by those who sought his advice as a loyal friend and as a pharmacist and owner of Parvin’s Pharmacy in Ramsey. His generous nature was a gift to all who knew him. Mike would want nothing more than for all who survive him to advocate for the natural world he so loved and take every opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of nature. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Paul RC Church in Ramsey. Cremation will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference in memory of Michael De Luca: www.nynjtc.org/donate Please sign the online guestbook and share your memories of Michael on this memorial.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Michael T De Luca 2018. Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home
Death notice for the town of: Ramsey, state: NJ