Robert M. DiFlorio, of Upper Holland, died on Sunday, September 4, 2011. He was 57.
He was the beloved husband of 21 years to Susan E. Cristinzio DiFlorio. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of Benjamin DiFlorio and the late Lillian Siderio DiFlorio.
Bob was a resident of Upper Holland for the past 12 years. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, class of 1972 and Temple University, class of 1976 with his degree in English. Bob also received his Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University.
Bob was an educator at heart and has taught English for over 25 years, having taught at 6 schools in the Philadelphia School District. He spent the past 10 years at Northeast High School, where he was also the Head Varsity Basketball Coach.
Bob loved coaching sports. He especially loved watching his sons when they were playing. He also gave his time and coaching ability to the Catholic League. He coached for various schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for over 30 years.
Bob was an avid reader and sun worshipper who looked forward to being on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. When he wasn’t with his family or working you could find him at Greg Long’s Gym, keeping in shape. He will be deeply missed by all who had the opportunity to know and love him.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by loving sons, Christian B., and Matthew Z. DiFlorio, and one brother Nicholas J. DiFlorio. He is also survived by 4 nieces and 5 nephews.
Relatives, friends and colleagues are invited to attend his Funeral Saturday 10:00am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966.
Interment will be private.
Bob’s family request contributions in his memory be made to St. Bede the Venerable Capital Campaign at the above address.
St. Bede the Venerable Church
1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA