Robert E. “Bob”, age 71, passed away on May 11th in his home, peacefully with his loving family by his side.
Bob was born on April 13, 1949 to Louis and Mable (Wolf) D’Elia in Philadelphia, Pa. Robert graduated from South Philadelphia High School and went on to study at Penn State University, where he earned his BS in Mathematics and Engineering. He continued to earn a Master’s +30 in Mathematics through Beaver College, now Arcadia University. Bob was a proud educator of South Philadelphia High School and the Community College of Philadelphia for 34 years.
In 1973, Bob met Joyce and wed in 1978, going on to have two daughters, Joy and Lindsey. Bob was a loving son who took care of his sick parents. He was a devoted and supportive husband and a proud father. He was a mentor to many. Bob and Joyce would have been celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary in August.
Bob retired from teaching in 2004, after suffering a massive meningioma brain tumor. He spent his retired years convalescing in his home with his family, enjoying Penn State games and watching all the Philadelphia Sports Teams. Bob enjoyed collecting stamps and spoiling is grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his devoted wife Joyce (Simone) D’Elia, two loving daughters Joy (Mike) Rella, Lindsey (Jason)Checchia and 4 adoring grandchildren Michael (9) Francesca (5) Shayna(4) and Siena(3).
Viewing Monday 10:00am in Our Lady of Calvary Church 11025 Knights Rd.
Funeral Mass 11:00am. Ent. Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley PA.